Today's Sports

  • So we meet again

    For the fourth time this season, West Las Vegas will meet crosstown rival Robertson in boys’ basketball.

    This time, the District 2-4A tournament championship and an automatic berth in the state tournament will be at stake.

    The Dons bounced back from Monday’s one-game tiebreaker playoff loss to RHS by defeating Pojoaque Valley 68-49 in the district tournament semifinal Wednesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    They advance to the final, where Robertson awaits, tipping off at 7 p.m. Friday at Mike Marr Gym.

  • Looking Ahead-Sports Feb. 26,...



  • Lady Dons eye title

    Las Vegas Optic

    West Las Vegas girls’ basketball head coach Jose “Majic” Medina will add a seventh district championship to his collection if his Lady Dons prevail on Saturday night.

    The Lady Dons are 23-3 overall and ranked No. 3 in Class 4A girls’ basketball. Their 6-0 march through the District 2-4A schedule clinched the regular-season title and the right to host the tournament final.

  • Vatos here Saturday

    Submitted to the Optic

    Fans of the New Mexico Highlands University rugby team will have one chance to see the club in action this spring — and it’s coming up.

    The Vatos have only one home game this spring, kicking off at 2 p.m. Saturday at Perkins Stadium. The University of Northern Colorado will try to get their first win over the Vatos in eight years.

    “It will be an entertaining game and a pleasant postgame social for all,” said rookie sensation Mateo Lopez from Las Cruces.

  • Dancing to a Trophy
  • Luna sluggers coming home

    Las Vegas Optic

    Luna Community College’s baseball team will play a long-awaited home debut this coming week at Rodriguez Park.

    The Rough Riders, coached by onetime New Mexico Highlands standout Antonio Siqueiros, host Trinidad State Junior College for a doubleheader on Tuesday, March 1. First pitch is set for noon.

    The Riders also are scheduled to host Western Oklahoma for a series starting at noon Friday, March 4.

    Thus far, the baseball team has played at Eastern Arizona, Western Oklahoma, Lamar and Trinidad State.

  • Cardinals fourth in state...

    RIO RANCHO — Cobre’s experienced and mat-savvy lineup got its payoff with a Class 1A-4A state team title Saturday at the state wrestling championships hosted by the Santa Ana Star Center.

  • Trujillo, Jordan triumph

    By Dave Kavanaugh
    Las Vegas Optic

    RIO RANCHO — Robertson wrestling landed three in the finals Saturday, with two winning state titles.

    A breakdown of the matches follows.

    • • •

    Johnathan Trujillo, RHS, vs. Eric Morales, Cobre, 120-pound championship:

    Trujillo earns a takedown in a hard-fought first period for a 2-0 lead.

    Choosing bottom position in the second, Trujillo sits out for an escape. Then he takes down Morales again, and it’s 5-0.

  • Looking Ahead-Sports Feb. 24,...

    •District 2-4A boys’ tournament: West Las Vegas vs. Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    •West Las Vegas Middle School boys vs. Memorial, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym

    •District 2-4A girls’ tournament: Tuesday’s Robertson-Pojoaque Valley winner at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    •NMHU at NCAA Division II Western Regional, TBA, Gunnison, Colo.


  • NMHU hoopsters close home slate...

    By Dave Kavanaugh
    Las Vegas Optic

    The Cowboys are going back to the postseason.

    New Mexico Highlands’ men’s basketball team clinched a spot in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Shootout with a gritty 95-92 overtime win over Adams State on Saturday night at the Wilson Complex.

    Jonathon Mines and Marlon Johnson played key roles in securing the win.