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Today's Sports

  • 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,...

    SUNDAY

    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

    MONDAY

  • 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.

  • Roundup: Spikers ace another...

    Ranked second in Class 4A, Robertson volleyball (9-1) has had a robust early schedule this season, having already played three other teams in the top five.

    The latest of those matches came Tuesday night: a straight-sets win at No. 3-ranked St. Michael’s in Santa Fe.

    Game scores were 25-12, 25-16, 25-22.

    Brandee Fulgenzi led Robertson with 13 kills and 23 digs. Alianza Darley had 13 kills and seven blocks. Lauren Fulgenzi logged 33 assists. Ashlea Lujan and Taylor Jackson combined for 35 digs.

  • Looking Ahead, Friday, Sept. 29...

    FRIDAY

    Cross country: Robertson at Desert Twilight, TBA, Casa Grande, Ariz. Football n Robertson vs. Taos (homecoming), 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium Golf : Robertson, West Las Vegas at Raton, 10 a.m., Raton; Soccer: NMHU women at Colorado School of Mines, 5 p.m., Golden, Colo.; West Las Vegas girls (B) at Academy for Technology and the Classics, 4 p.m., Santa Fe; Volleyball:  Metro State at NMHU, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex;  Robertson, West Las Vegas at Portales tournament, TBA, Portales.

    SATURDAY

  • Clifford out as NMHU A.D.

    Bob Clifford is reportedly out as New Mexico Highlands University athletic director.

    University spokesman Sean Weaver confirmed that Clifford had submitted his resignation Tuesday, although it is unclear whether he is leaving on his own terms. The resignation was made effective immediately on Tuesday.

    Craig Snow, who is Highlands’ men’s basketball coach, has taken over as interim athletic director. No details on any severance package or contract buyout – if any -- were immediately disclosed.