Today's Sports

  • RHS sweeps St. Mike’s

    Beating St. Michael’s is always sweet for Robertson High School.

    Sweeping the second-ranked Lady Horsemen in volleyball?

    Too sweet.

    The Lady Cardinals managed that Tuesday night at Mike Marr Gym, evening their overall record at 5-5 and starting the district schedule with a win.

    Looking healthy again after coping with a recent injury bug, Robertson unleashed a potent front line that appears to be getting deeper by the day as younger players develop their own arsenals to complement the established attackers.

  • Cards, Cowboys on road

    Previews of this weekend’s gridiron action involving Meadow City teams:

    Robertson at Taos, 7 p.m., Saturday, Taos
    Kickoff for this one was pushed back from the original 1 p.m. start due to a schedule conflict with a Taos Indian market.

    The Cardinals are riding a 5-0 undefeated streak. They’ve won 15 of their last 16 dating back to last season, the lone blemish a 17-7 loss at Hatch Valley in the state championship game.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    Cross country
    • Robertson at Desert Twilight meet, TBA, Casa Grande, Ariz.
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado School of Mines, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • NMHU at Colorado-Colorado Springs, 7 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Portales tournament, TBA, Portales
    • Mora Middle School vs. Peñasco, 4 p.m., Mora

    Cross country
    • NMHU at Roadrunner Invite, 11 a.m., Denver

  • Kings’ court - NMHU XC Jam gets...

    Las Vegas Optic and NMHU reports

    It was a triumphant return to Kings Stadium for the Highlands cross country squads as both the Cowboys and Cowgirls took the team titles at  Saturday’s NMHU XC Jam.

    The only home meet of the season was moved from the Gene Torres Golf Course to the hills behind Luna Community College with the start and finish in the historic stadium.

  • Lady Card spikers third in...

    Robertson volleyball players Alianza Darley and Lauren Fulgenzi earned all-tournament honors to help the Lady Cardinals place third in this past weekend’s Sandia Prep tournament.

    The Lady Cards rose to a 4-5 record after edging Silver in Saturday’s back-and-forth third-place match, 9-25, 25-14, 25-19, 14-25, 15-11.

    Earlier, in the semifinals, the Lady Cards pushed Los Lunas in another five-set battle. They beat Bosque Friday.

  • Dons earn homecoming triumph

    A nearly full house of alumni and other fans packed the Herrera Complex on Friday night to see the West Las Vegas Dons (4-1, 1-0) deliver a green-and-gold-wrapped homecoming gift — a 46-6 win over Pojoaque Valley.

    Darion Williams rushed for 188 yards on 27 carries and reached the end zone four times to add to his team-leading total.

  • No. 1 Redbirds soar over Spartans

    By Gwen Albers
    Las Vegas Optic

    Top-ranked Robertson will take on No. 12 Taos at 1 p.m. Saturday, one week after both teams had crushing victories against their District 2-4A opponents.

    Robertson rolled past Bernalillo 49-6 at home on Friday to improve to 5-0, while Taos blanked Santa Fe Indian School 54-0. The Tigers improved to 3-2. Both Robertson and Taos are 1-0 in district play.

    Robertson capitalized on Spartan turnovers, including a 30-yard touchdown interception by Cardinal junior Arjay Ortiz midway through the first quarter.

  • Wolves ease past Highlands

    Finally, there’s some daylight.

    The Highlands football team (0-4) limped to the end of a brutal three-game stretch on its schedule, losing at Colorado State-Pueblo 61-6 Saturday evening.

    CSUP was a preseason favorite to repeat as Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champion, and the program is just two years removed from its first NCAA Division II national championship.

    Expectations have been tempered a bit since then, but the ThunderWolves remain one of the better teams in the region, and they showed it on Saturday.

  • Cowgirls break drought

    The Highlands women’s soccer team didn’t merely end its losing streak Friday.

    The Cowgirls (1-5-1) smashed it into the ground like a pesky wasp — or maybe a Yellow Jacket.

    Daniela Fonseca and Haley Velez each scored twice, Anyssa Dagnino had a goal and an assist, and Emily Ortiz notched two assists as the Cowgirls defeated Black Hills State 7-2 in Spearfish, S.D.

    NMHU outshot BHSU 45-8, putting 23 shots on goal to wear down the Yellow Jacket goalkeepers.

    Fonseca alone was credited with 10 shots, five on target.

  • Big weekend for LV gridders

    Submitted to the Optic

    Brian Rubin and Xavier Martinez scored two TDs each, and Tayshawn Dawson added one, as the 5-6 Las Vegas Outlaws got into the win column by beating the Santa Fe Venom in a 32-26 shootout Saturday at the Herrera Complex.

    Devaughn Kensey found the end zone three times to lead the 7-8 Outlaws past the Venom in an 18-6 final.