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Today's Sports

  • Miller time in Rio

    Robertson junior Anabella Miller emerged from a crowded race field to take second place in the varsity girls’ segment of this past Saturday’s Rio Rancho XC Jamboree, pacing the Lady Cardinals to a surprising team championship in the process.

    RHS again received a nice boost from its younger runners. Eighth grader Makayla Quintana, who was winning races for Memorial Middle School just a few weeks ago, ran seventh. Nieves Pacheco, also an MMS eighth grader, was 16th.

  • All about control
  • Tapia earns weekly honors

    Zach Tapia’s 46-yard field goal with no time left on the game clock not only won the football game for New Mexico Highlands on Saturday. It also helped earn him two weekly honors.

    Tapia was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, as well as the Las Vegas-area Subway Eat Fresh Student Athlete of the Week. Both honors were announced on Monday.

  • Cowgirl spikers outlast Wolves

    Pulling out a 15-11 win in the decisive fifth set, New Mexico Highlands’ volleyball team scored a gritty 3-2 win over Colorado State-Pueblo on Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

    The match was a tug-of-war with 29 ties and 10 lead changes.

    There were 17 stalemates in the first game alone before the Cowgirls pulled away. CSUP’s Alex Winkler had a kill shot to knot the score at 25-25, but Tianna Matthews answered with a kill off a Riley Smith assist. And Lexis Satele served an ace to put the game away, 27-25.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Oct. 22...

    Wednesday
    Football
    • Memorial Middle School vs. West Las Vegas Middle School, 5 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Western New Mexico, 5 p.m., Silver City

    Thursday
    Cross country
    • Robertson at Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., Santa Rosa
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. Taos, 3 p.m., RHS Field
    Volleyball
    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

  • Dons win third straight

    Three-game win streak.

    Tie for first place in District 2-4A.

    And one heck of a good feeling.

    West Las Vegas’ football team reveled in all three Friday night after knocking off Taos 20-14 in the district opener at the Herrera Complex.

    Jose Juan Montaño scored the go-ahead touchdown on a quarterback keeper with 7:37 left in the ballgame, giving the Dons their first lead of the night. Although they did not convert the subsequent 2-point try, they managed to stay in front thanks to effective defense.

  • Cards put Elks down early

    So efficient was Robertson’s scoring offense (and defense) in Friday’s first quarter that you’d have thought the Cardinals were trying to end the game early so they could get home and watch something on TV.

    As it turned out, they did end the game early, albeit not at the same rapid-fire pace they started with. As for their postgame TV plans, it might’ve included their own Football Friday Night highlights.

  • Cowboys edge Mountaineers

    Zach Tapia calmly drilled a 46-yard field goal with no time remaining in regulation to lift New Mexico Highlands to a rousing 46-43 victory over Western State Colorado on a cool Saturday afternoon at Perkins Stadium.

    The Cowboys and Mountaineers are both 3-4 overall.

    Highlands blew a 30-16 lead in the fourth quarter, allowing Western State a 27-6 surge that hijacked control.

    Mountaineer Austin Ekeler broke free for a 32-yard rushing touchdown to push his team ahead 43-36 with just 1:27 left.

  • ‘Beasties’ top Taos in key clash

    With a convincing 5-1 triumph in the first of two meetings with district archrival Taos, the Robertson girls’ soccer team took a major step closer to the district title on Saturday.

    Seniors Caitlin Diefendorf and Alexis DeVries scored two goals apiece and Siah Trudell-Mills added one, all in the first half, as the Lady Cardinals dealt Taos its worst defeat to date.

    Robertson is 14-3 overall and unbeaten at 5-0 in district with a rematch against the Lady Tigers (11-4-1) coming this Thursday at RHS Field.

  • Digging the pink

    Dominating the game at the net with explosive hitting and timely blocking, West Las Vegas swept visiting Robertson in a District 2-4A volleyball match Thursday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Both teams wore special pink uniforms, and the gym was decked out with balloons, signs and even floor decals with the same rosy color in honor of the fight against breast cancer. Many fans also wore pink or the special T-shirts sold for the cause.