Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 7...

    • Memorial Middle School at Eldorado, 4 p.m., Eldorado
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Taos, 4 p.m., WLV

    • Pecos (A,B) at Peñasco, 4:30 p.m., Peñasco
    • West Las Vegas vs. Robertson (A,B,C), 4 p.m., TBA
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., MMS

    • Robertson boys at Pojoaque Valley, 5 p.m., Jacona
    • Robertson girls at Pojoaque Valley, 3 p.m., Jacona

  • District soccer slate nears

    Amber Yara and Caitlin Diefendorf both scored hat tricks (three goals each) in the Robertson girls’ soccer team’s 7-0 shutout of Santa Fe Indian on Tuesday in the City Different.

    Freshman Victoria Valdez also netted a goal, and Diefendorf had two assists in the Lady Cardinal win.

    Unofficially, Diefendorf leads Class 3A girls’ soccer in scoring with 52 points — 23 goals and six assists. Yara is second on the scoring list with 37 points — 14 goals and nine assists.

  • Metro holds on to beat Cowgirls

    Unable to come back after falling into a four-goal chasm by halftime, the New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team nonetheless kept battling en route to a 4-1 defeat against Metro State on Sunday afternoon at Perkins Stadium.

    Metro is one of the top four teams in the region and unoffically rates among the top 30 in the nation.

    Julie Essick scored the lone Highlands goal on a free kick from 35 yards away in the 68th minute.

  • NMHU-Mesa gridiron clash pivotal

    Saturday’s New Mexico Highlands football home game could be pivotal in determining the Cowboys’ standing in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this fall.

    The Colorado Mesa Mavericks bring identical overall and league records at 2-2 and 1-1, respectively. They lost a close one Sept. 21 at then-No. 21 nationally ranked Chadron State, 30-24, then clobbered Black Hills State last week by a 49-11 count.

    Kickoff is 1 p.m. at Perkins Stadium.

  • West golfer Quintana nabs second...

    West Las Vegas’ Joedy Quintana is another step closer to getting back to the state golf tournament.

    Quintana shot a 78 for a 10-stroke victory and a second qualifying score in this past Monday’s West Las Vegas Invitational held at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Prep golfers need to qualify three legs in order to make it into the state tourney in May.

    Quintana got the first leg by shooting a 92 on Sept. 16 in Los Alamos.

  • Youth Soccer - Oct. 4, 2013

    The following are this coming weekend’s scheduled Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches:

    All U6 matches are played at 8:45 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Italy vs. Chile, Field 1
    Mexico vs. Greece, Field 2
    Peru vs. Croatia, Field 3
    Russia vs. USA, Field 4

    All U8 matches are played at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Norway vs. Belgium, Field 1
    Portugal vs. Germany, Field 2
    Spain vs. France, Field 3

  • Rio Rancho JV runners also...

    Las Vegas Optic
    More results from this past weekend’s Meadow City Invitational cross country meet held at the Gene Torres Golf Course:

    1. Deven Paredes, Rio Rancho, 16:24
    2. Noah Dodd, Rio Rancho, 16:47
    3. Trevor Amestoy, Rio Rancho, 17:13
    4. David Ogden, Rio Rancho, 17:56
    5. Zach Allen, Rio Rancho, 17:56
    6. Meint Agena, Rio Rancho, 18:10
    7. Thomas Mitchell, Maxwell, 18:29
    8. Jason Montgomery, Rio Rancho, 18:59
    9. Anthony Pedemore, Rio Rancho, 19:17

  • Go Fish - Oct. 4, 2013

    Charette Lakes: Due to low water levels only small boats are being launched here and with some difficulty.  
    Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake on Monday was 6.3 cfs. With low water conditions the best bet was pocket waters again this past week. Trout fishing was rated as fair to good by anglers using caddis, bead-head pheasant tails, copper John Barrs and worms.  

  • Mushball benefit Saturday

    A co-ed mushball tournament to benefit local softball standout Megan Esquibel — as she raises funds for a select camp in Oklahoma City — will be held Saturday in town. Registration is $10 per player, $100 per team. The tourney is double elimination, and at least three girls must be on the field for a team at all times. Registration runs though Friday. For more information and to register, call Julie, 426-7526.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 4...

    • Robertson at Ruidoso, 7 p.m., Ruidoso
    • West Las Vegas at Laguna Acoma, 7 p.m., TBA
    • NMHU women at Colorado School of Mines, 7 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    • NMHU vs. Western New Mexico, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • West Las Vegas at Portales tournament, TBA, Portales

    Cross country
    • NMHU at Chile Pepper Festival, 9 a.m., Fayetteville, Ark.
    • Mora at Santa Fe Indian John Grimley Memorial, 9 a.m., Cochiti