Today's Sports

  • MMS football goes undefeated

    For the second time in three seasons, the Memorial Middle School football team finished 7-0 under head coach Richard Martinez and his staff.

    Martinez, who’s best known for his work while head coach of Robertson wrestling, has also been instrumental in maintaining a pipeline of football talent for the high school.

    Memorial’s young gridders went 7-0 in 2013 before going 5-2 last fall with a loss by forfeit early on. This fall, the young Cardinals won most games decisively, including a 38-8 verdict over St. Michael’s.

  • RMAC honors 8 Cowboys

    Las Vegas Optic

    Kirt Terry-Springs, who emerged as New Mexico Highlands’ leading wide receiver, was the lone Cowboy to earn All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference first-team honors this fall.

    Terry-Springs, a senior from White Center, Wash., caught 48 passes for 741 yards with five touchdowns to lead the Cowboys, who finished 2-9.

  • This week’s games-NFL Special...

    •Tennessee at Jacksonville, late

    •Oakland at Detroit, 11 a.m.
    •Indianapolis at Atlanta, 11 a.m.
    •N.Y. Jets at Houston, 11 a.m.
    •Tampa Bay at Philadelphia, 11 a.m.
    •Denver at Chicago, 11 a.m.
    •St. Louis at Baltimore, 11 a.m.
    •Dallas at Miami, 11 a.m.
    •Washington at Carolina, 11 a.m.
    •Kansas City at San Diego, 2:05 p.m.
    •Green Bay at Minnesota, 2:25 p.m.
    •San Francisco at Seattle, 2:25 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Nov. 22...

    •No local sports scheduled

    •Memorial Middle School girls vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., MMS
    •West Las Vegas Middle School girls vs. Mora, 4 p.m., WLVMS
    •Valley Middle School girls vs. Peñasco, 4 p.m., TBA

    •NMHU women vs. Eastern New Mexico, 6 p.m., Wilson Complex
    •Memorial Middle School girls vs. Valley, 4 p.m., MMS


  • Kirui hunts national XC title

    It’s about 9,000 miles from Kenya to the New Mexico Highlands University campus.

    So the next leg of Collins Kirui’s journey — the 10 kilometers of the NCAA Division II national cross country championship course in Joplin, Mo. — should be comparatively easy.

  • CARDS vs. CATS

    ardinals, who hope to earn the school’s fourth state football championship come the first weekend of December.
    As a top-four seed, Coach Leroy Gonzalez’s Cardinals got a bye through last weekend’s opening round. They’ll host Bloomfield for a 1:30 p.m. kickoff Saturday at Cardinal Stadium.

    It’ll be the first meeting in a while for these two. Against common foes Pojoaque and Taos, RHS is 2-0 and Bloomfield 3-0.


  • Tapia shines in Cowgirl victories

    Michelle Tapia — once a dominant presence in the paint for the West Las Vegas Lady Dons — has begun to make her presence felt on the college hardwood.

    Tapia, a sophomore at New Mexico Highlands, earned the latest Subway NMHU Student-Athlete of the Week honor after helping the Cowgirls (2-0) to wins over Texas-Permian Basin and Oklahoma Panhandle State.

    Tapia scored a combined 26 points and grabbed 23 rebounds in the two games, which were part of the Heartland vs. RMAC event in Goodwell, Okla.

  • Outlaw champs!
  • Looking Ahead-Sports- Nov. 20,...

    •Robertson girls (B,C) host tournament, TBA
    •Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Pojoaque tournament, TBA
    •West Las Vegas Middle School girls (6th) host tournament, TBA
    •Valley Middle School girls at Cariños, 4 p.m., TBA

    •NMHU women, men at West Texas A&M, 1 and 3 p.m., Canyon, Texas
    •Robertson girls (B,C) host tournament, TBA
    •Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School girls at Pojoaque tournament, TBA

  • Dig deep, go deep

    RIO RANCHO — Two Las Vegas-area volleyball teams battled their way to the Final Four in their respective classifications before falling on Friday night.

    Robertson and Mora both reached the semifinals, while West Las Vegas got as far as the quarterfinals.

    Seeded 10th to start the Class 4A tournament, Robertson emerged as the Cinderella of the weekend.


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