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Today's Sports

  • WLV boys, RHS girls qualify

    The consistency of Moises Coca and Anabella Miller has been akin to the northern star this fall cross country season, providing a steadying influence for their respective teams.

  • Taos tops Robertson for district...

    Taos all but sewed up the District 2-3A football title Friday night, holding on for a 14-13 squeaker at Robertson’s Cardinal Stadium.

    The Tigers (7-1) need only defeat Raton this coming weekend to complete a sweep of their district schedule.

    Robertson (4-5) wraps up the regular season Saturday afternoon with a Vegas Bowl matchup against West Las Vegas, which had this past weekend off.

  • BHSU 48, NMHU 45 - Snakebit...

    New Mexico Highlands University rallied from 10 points down in the fourth quarter only to see victory slip again once again.

    This time the culprit was Black Hills State and placekicker Christian Parr, who booted the go-ahead field goal from 29 yards away with 3:46 left in regulation.

    The Cowboys (2-7 overall, 1-6 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) couldn’t answer the bell on their final drive and were saddled with a sixth consecutive loss.

    Final score: Black Hills State 48, NMHU 45.

  • Rugby showdown
  • Lobo women turn away Cowgirls in...

    By Vincent Nolasco
    NMHU Sports Information

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Cowgirl basketball team suffered its first exhibition loss of the 2013-14 season by the final score of 81-48, against the NCAA Division I Lobos of the University of New Mexico on Saturday.

    The Cowgirls were fired up to play at the famous Pit arena against the Lobos. The Cowgirls, led by head coach Tiffany Darling, had the Lobos scheduled as their only exhibition game of the season and will now begin non-conference play.

  • LV YABL seeking coaches, players

    The Las Vegas Recreation Center has announced the start of the city’s Young American Basketball League for 2013-14 and is seeking interested coaches and players.

    Those interested in coaching are being asked to attend a mandatory coaches’ meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Rec Center.

    Prospective coaches should also pick up volunteer applications available from the facility.

    Those interested in further information may call 426-3191 or 426-3207.

    Players have until Nov. 13 to register. Registration forms are available at the Rec.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 4...

    Monday
    No local varsity events scheduled

    Tuesday
    Volleyball
    • District 2-3A tournament, schools, sites times TBA
    Wednesday
    Volleyball
    • District 2-3A tournament, schools, sites and times TBA

    Thursday
    Volleyball
    • District 2-3A tournament, schools, sites and times TBA

    Friday
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. Adams State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • District 2-3A tournament semifinal, schools, sites and times TBA

  • Fear the beard: Red Sox win

    The Associated Press

    BOSTON — There hasn’t been a party like this in New England for nearly a century.

    Turmoil to triumph. Worst to first.

    David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox, baseball’s bearded wonders, capped their remarkable turnaround by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 on Wednesday night to win their third World Series championship in 10 seasons.

  • ‘Beasties’ host state match Sat.

    After securing a runner-up finish in district, the Robertson girls’ soccer team earned a No. 6 seed in the Class 1A-3A state tournament, which begins this weekend around New Mexico.

    The Lady Cardinals and head coach Ian Williamson will play host to No. 11 seed East Mountain in a first-round match that gets under way at 1 p.m. Saturday at RHS Field.

  • Vatos improve to 4-0

    Submitted to the Optic

    After recently defeating Colorado School of Mines 29-14 and University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 32-5, the undefeated New Mexico Highlands University Vatos (4-0) remain in first place in the 10-member collegiate Frontier League.