Today's Sports

  • Second-half sting

    He wasn’t particularly their beloved Paris.

    Black Hills State running back Phydell Paris rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns and caught a TD pass to help the Yellow Jackets rally to a 50-40 win at New Mexico Highlands on Saturday afternoon at West Las Vegas.

    The Cowboys had largely contained Paris — the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s second-leading rusher — in building a 34-20 advantage by halftime. But Paris found his stride in the second half.

  • Ortiz scored five TDs in RHS win

    A commanding second half lifted Robertson to a 33-20 homecoming victory over Taos in a battle of unbeatens on Friday night at Cardinal Stadium.

    Arjay Ortiz’s 47-yard scamper up the western sideline on the opening drive of the third quarter gave the host Cardinals the lead for good at 20-14 after the District 2-4A rivals — ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the NMOTSC.com coaches’ poll — had battled to a 14-14 halftime tie.

    It was one of five touchdowns for the senior quarterback, whose most spectacular play may have been on defense.

  • Looking Ahead, Wednesday, Oct. 4...

    Cross country: Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School at Los Alamos, 3 p.m., Valley Middle School at Taos, 3 p.m.; Volleyball: Cochiti at Valley Middle School, 4 p.m.
    THURSDAY Football: Memorial Middle School vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., TBA; Soccer: Robertson girls and boys at Santa Fe Prep, 4:30 p.m. Volleyball: Taos (A,B,C) at Robertson, 4 p.m., Marr Gym; Pojoaque Valley (A,B,C) at West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym; Memorial Middle School vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., TBA.

  • Prep roundup: Running with the...

    Buoyed by a runner-up finish from Miguel Coca, the West Las Vegas boys’ cross country team kept its recent hot streak in Albuquerque going Saturday.

    The Dons placed third in Volcano Vista’s meet, beating a number of big Duke City schools like Del Norte and Manzano. They finished behind only host Volcano Vista and Cibola in the boys’ varsity race.

  • Friday night football: RHS wins...

       A commanding second half lifted Robertson to a 33-20 homecoming victory over Taos in a battle of unbeatens on Friday night at Cardinal Stadium.

  • Rain on the parade

    One second, Socorro girls’ soccer captain Kayla Botko stood her ground, looking to make a big play 30 yards from the Robertson goal. The next, she was face down in the soggy grass, a victim of the elements.

    Friends and foes gathered nearby couldn’t help but laugh, so Botko laughed, too.

  • Volleyball: Mora falls to Peñasco

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    For the first time this fall, the Mora Rangerettes found themselves in a five-set battle Thursday at Peñasco.

    The host Panthers cruised to a 25-12 win in the first set of the night, but Mora roared back to take control with 25-19 and 25-22 wins in the next two sets. Peñasco eked out a 25-22 score to knot the match at 2-2, then darted to a 15-8 win in the fifth set.

    It was the first of four matches in a seven-day span for Mora (2-5) and coach Tara Bartlett.

  • YABL registration under way in...

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The Las Vegas Recreation Department is signing up participants for its Young American Basketball League, specifically boys and girls, kindergarten through second grades, as well as boys in grades three through seven. (Girls’ league play for grades three through seven will begin in January.)

    The fee per child is $40.

    Those in seventh grade must not also participate on a school team.

  • Looking Ahead, Sunday, Oct. 1,...


    Football: City youth league games, TBA; Soccer: NMHU women at Colorado Christian, 1 p.m., Lakewood, Colo.: Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 1:30 and 3 p.m., UWC fields, Montezuma


  • Homecoming showdown

    Homecoming, indeed.

    One Robertson High School alumnus is returning to his old stadium, and he’s hoping his team — not the host Cardinals — will be flying high when Friday’s Homecoming game is done. While it’s not Taos head football coach Art Abreu Jr.’s first antagonistic encounter with his alma mater, this figures to be his best chance yet to lead the Tigers to an upset.

    Like Robertson, Taos is 5-0 overall and 1-0 in District 2-4A. The Tigers are ranked No. 3 in the MaxPreps ratings right behind the No. 2 Cardinals.