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Today's Sports

  • Hansen, Cowgirls take 3 of 4

    Sweet, Caroline!

    Caroline Hansen, a New Mexico Highlands University senior, smashed a team-high 52 kills in four matches for the Cowgirls this past weekend in the South Central Classic and earned all-tournament honors.

    Hansen, who is from Gramado, Brazil, also had 41 digs and three aces to help Highlands win three of four matches in the season-opening tournament.

    After beating East Central 3-1, NMHU lost to Southeastern Oklahoma 3-2. But the Cowgirls closed with wins over Southern Arkansas, 3-2, and Cameron, 3-2.

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  • Go Fish - Sept. 18, 2016

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Catches of the week
    Monastery Lake: Julia Vigil of Rio Rancho caught a 23-inch rainbow trout Sept. 5. She was using purple PowerBait.

    Ute Lake: The Leinbergers of Clovis caught and released a 5.89-pound largemouth bass Sep 10. They were fishing a team tournament and using a top water lure.

  • Outlaws 9-10 now 3-0
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    FRIDAY
    Cross country
    • Memorial Middle School at Taos, 3 p.m., Taos
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Ruidoso, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Adams State, 4 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    • Robertson boys at Desert Academy, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Colorado School of Mines, 7 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    • Robertson at Santa Fe tournament, TBA, Santa Fe
    • Valley Middle School vs. Cariños, 4 p.m., Valley

  • Kurui 2nd in Lubbock meet

    NMHU and Las Vegas Optic reports

    New Mexico Highlands University cross country squads competed in a rare mid-week competition Thursday at the Texas Tech Open. Running against a strong field of DI, DII, NAIA and JUCO schools, the Highlands men placed fourth out 14 scoring teams and were the top DII finisher. The Cowgirls placed seventh in their race against 12 schools.

    Collins Kurui had the day’s top performance with a runner-up finish in the men’s race. Kurui was just two seconds behind Bernard Keter of DI Texas Tech

  • Darley leads Robertson sweep

    Alianza Darley torched the Socorro Warriors for roughly a dozen kills, four blocks and four aces Thursday night as the Robertson volleyball team ran its record to 2-0 under coach Stacy Fulgenzi.

    The Lady Cardinals had little trouble in a 25-11, 25-13, 25-13 sweep — the second in as many nights to begin the season.

    Robertson did not trail at any point in the evening, starting each set well and never allowing Socorro to make any serious runs.

  • Fiesta on the course

    Submitted to the Optic

    What do you get when you cross 40 women from 12 different golf clubs with perfect New Mexico weather and a pristine golf course?

    A Fiesta of fun.

    The Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association recently hosted its annual Fiesta de Golf tournament on Aug. 31 at Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Hole sponsors and silent auction donors helped to raise almost $2,000, which supports LVWGA course improvements such as planter beds, flags, tee boxes and high school student golf programs.

  • Romo on way out?

    The Associated Press

    Tony Romo followed the best season of his career in 2014 with one injury after another.

    The question no longer is whether Romo can duplicate the success he had just two years ago when he led the Dallas Cowboys to 12 wins and the NFC East title. Rather, people wonder if can stay healthy to play at all.

    Romo missed 12 games in 2015 after he broke his left collarbone twice. He begins this year on the sideline after suffering a back injury in the preseason.

    The four-time Pro Bowl quarterback is clearly on the decline.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    SUNDAY
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Angelo State, 11 a.m., San Angelo, Texas
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 2 p.m., United World College, Montezuma

    MONDAY
    Football
    • Robertson JV vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Volleyball
    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Moriarty, 4 p.m., Moriarty
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Memorial, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym
    • Valley Middle School at Tierra Encantada, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    TUESDAY
    Football

  • Friday night football: Cards...

    The top-ranked team in Class 4A football, Robertson had to battle to get past Santa Rosa 21-18 Friday night at Santa Rosa. But a late interception by Brandon Lucero sealed the win and the Cardinals are 3-0.

    Meanwhile the No. 3 Portales Rams blew open a close game by outscoring host West Las Vegas 41-0 in the second half for a 55-12 victory. The Dons dropped to 2-1.

    New Mexico Highlands hosts Colorado School of Mines at noon Saturday at Perkins Stadium. 

    For more coverage, see the Optic print editions this week.