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Today's Sports

  • Amid outcry, Vikings OK Peterson...

    By Jon Krawczynski
    AP Sports Writer

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson’s 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have run into trouble with the law.

    The Vikings brought Peterson back to the team anyway even as the public furor over the NFL’s approach to addressing domestic abuse reached a fever pitch.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept....

    Wednesday
    Cross country
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Española, 3:30 p.m., Española
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • Robertson boys vs. East Mountain, 5 p.m.
    • Robertson girls vs. East Mountain, 3 p.m.
    Volleyball
    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Capital, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Thursday
    Cross country
    • Memorial Middle School at Moriarty, 3 p.m., Moriarty
    Football

  • Lumberjacked!

    NMHU Sports Information and Las Vegas Optic

    A balanced attack by Northern Arizona — the No. 24 ranked team in NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision — overwhelmed New Mexico Highlands on Saturday in a 62-23 shootout at the Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff, Ariz.

    Kyren Poe went 14 of 23 for 241 yards and three touchdowns without a turnover to lead NAU’s offense. Marquice Paige and Corbin Jountti combined for 260 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

  • Weekend Roundup - Cardinals cage...

    It may have been Lions Country, but it was Robertson’s Amos Rivera on the prowl Friday night.

    Rivera pitched in as a short-yardage runner and scored the Cardinals’ first two touchdowns to help RHS defeat Santa Rosa 27-6 on the road.

    Robertson’s offensive line were the real kings of the jungle, controlling the line of scrimmage and opening holes for the Cardinal backs to run through all game long.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept....

    Monday
    Football
    • Robertson (B) vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys (A,B) at St. Michael’s, 3 p.m., Santa Fe
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Memorial Middle School (7th), 4 p.m., WLV

    Tuesday
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Santa Fe Prep, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Mora, 4 p.m., WLV

    Wednesday
    Cross country

  • Valencia handles Lady Dons

    Valencia (3-2) held on for a 3-1 volleyball victory over West Las Vegas (2-2) on Tuesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.
    Scores were 25-20, 25-21, 31-33, and 25-23 in favor of the Class 5A Jaguars.

  • Streak ends - RHS girls hadn’t...

    Visiting Belen brought Robertson’s four-match winning streak (not to mention its 26-0 scoring tear) to an end in girls’ soccer action Tuesday afternoon at RHS Field.

    But it took most of the match and a good effort from a strong Class 5A program to do it.

    Belen’s Alexis Begay struck twice — once in each half — in a 2-1 final tally.

  • Lumberjacks loom large

    As a nationally ranked NCAA Division I Football Championship Series school, Northern Arizona certainly counts as one of the toughest opponents of the fall for New Mexico Highlands.

  • Youth Soccer - Sept. 12

    The following are Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches scheduled for this coming weekend.

  • West LV honors Coca, Estrada

    Submitted to the Optic

    Moises Coca and Desiree Estrada are the first recipients of West Las Vegas’ new monthly honors for student-athletes.

    Coca, a 3.10 GPA student in addition to a top senior cross country runner, plans on seeking a degree in Criminal Justice and join the New Mexico State Police, after graduation. “This award means the school acknowledges the hard work that I have been putting in the classroom and after school, the sports I participate in.”