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Today's Sports

  • Sports: Looking Ahead

    FRIDAY

    Cross country: Memorial Middle School at Taos, 3 p.m., Taos

    Football: Robertson at Ruidoso, 7 p.m., Ruidoso; West Las Vegas vs. Albuquerque Academy (Homecoming), 6 p.m., Herrera Complex; Soccer: NMHU women vs. Adams State, 7 p.m., Eco Park, Taos; Volleyball: NMHU vs. Colorado School of Mines, 5 p.m. (new time), Wilson Complex: Robertson at Santa Fe tournament, TBA, Santa Fe

    SATURDAY

  • Cardinal boys soccer busts into...

    Breaking into the win column, Robertson’s boys’ soccer team took out its frustrations with two dominant wins — their first this fall — over Tierra Encantada and Monte del Sol on Friday and Saturday. T.J. Trujillo’s surge up the middle with 15 minutes left in the game Friday helped left the Carindals to a 4-1 win over Tierra Encatada.

  • Cards tame Lions; Dons’ upset...

    Using a balanced attack, the No. 2 ranked Robertson Cardinals beat another football team expected to contend for state in Class 3A this fall. This time, the opponent was Santa Rosa, which fell 34-14 Friday night at Cardinal Stadium.

    Arjay Ortiz ran for a team-high 129 rushing yards and completed 9 of 15 passes for 171 to lead the home team.

  • College roundup: HU runners in...

    Collins Kurui of New Mexico Highlands was held to eighth place by a pack of runners from host Adams State in this past weekend’s Joe Vigil Open in Alamosa, Colo.

    Kurui, who’d won the Lobo Invitational and earned national honors a week earlier, posted a time of 25:18 in the 8-kilometer race.

    NMHU’s men placed third, getting scoring from Kennedy Kipkogei (17th, 26:39), Oliver Huffman (30th, 27:50), Raymond Tanui (33rd, 28:21) and Mark Daniels (44th, 31:18).

    Highlands’ women placed third behind Adams State and Trinidad State.

  • Friday night football: Robertson...

    No. 2 ranked Robertson rode a three-touchdown lead to a 34-14 win over visiting Santa Rosa on Friday night at Cardinal Stadium. Meanwhile, West Las Vegas led the No. 1 Portales Rams on the road before fading in a 56-28 defeat.

    West had led twice -- 13-7 and 21-14 in the first half. But the defending state champions outscored the Dons 42-7 after that. West fell to 1-2 with a homecoming date against Albuquerque Academy coming up.

    Robertson stayed unbeaten at 3-0. The Cardinals scored first on a turnover and led 21-0 at halftime.

  • Volleyball: RHS wins marquee...

    Excelling from the service line, Robertson volleyball looked in midseason form Thursday night, sweeping to a 3-0 win over Mora in the Lady Cardinals’ home opener at Mike Marr Gym.

    It was a marquee matchup — pitting the Class 3A state champion Rangerettes against the Class 4A runner-up Lady Cards — that never lived up to its billing. Robertson did not trail at any point in winning 25-7, 25-10, 25-12.

  • Soccer roundup: Cowgirls battle...

     Zinnia Hannig’s goal in the 18th minute — coupled with a strong defensive performance from the team — was enough to secure New Mexico Highlands’ women a 1-1 tie at West Texas A&M on Thursday in Canyon, Texas. Hannig, who was assisted by Abigail Chavez, took advantage of a bad clear attempt by the Lady Buffs.

    WTAMU answered less than seven minutes later when Marlene van Mourik took a shot set up by Shanelle Arjoon and Mackenzie Taylor, tying the match. Neither side could break through again.

  • Area roundup: Montoya scores...

    Maricela Montoya was a force to behold on Tuesday, rocking the Santa Fe Indian School defense for five goals and one assist as Robertson cruised to a 10-0 shutout in girls’ soccer at RHS Field.

    The Lady Cardinal sophomore has scored eight this season — second on the team behind sister Gabriella’s 11.

  • Dons visit No. 1 Portales; RHS...

    With early games against a top-five Class 4A Moriarty team and 5A Grants on the road, it hasn’t been an easy schedule for West Las Vegas’ football team.

    Now the Dons get to visit defending state champion and No. 1 ranked Portales.

    Portales is 2-0 after routing Texico 41-0 on the Wolverines’ home field and doubling up Lovington 42-21. Head coach Jaime Ramirez has led his Rams to 25 wins in the last 27 games, including a 43-14 victory over Robertson in the state championship game Dec. 3 in Portales.

  • Highlands’ Kurui earns major...

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Collins Kurui of New Mexico Highlands University has been named one of the national athletes of the week by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Kurui is a junior from Iten, Kenya.

    He raced to victory with a time of 15:24 in this past Saturday’s Lobo Invitational in Albuquerque. In doing so, he beat a field of NCAA Division I and II competitors from host UNM as well as Texas-El Paso, NMSU and Fresno State.