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Today's Sports

  • Only the beginning - Cardinal...

    As a Robertson High School freshman, Arjay Ortiz doesn’t have the lengthiest of varsity resumés.

    But he’s already loading it with impressive statistics.

    Ortiz threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to J.R. Gonzalez as he filled in briefly at quarterback on Saturday afternoon in Bayard. Earlier, he intercepted a pass, a turnover that led to the game’s first touchdown. And later, he recovered a fumble to help the Cardinals seal a 14-6 victory.

  • Cowboys triumph in Arizona

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands men’s cross country team claimed a victory in the open 4.5 mile run while the women’s team took sixth in the 2.6 mile run despite being down a pair of runners Saturday at the Northern Arizona George Kyte Invite.

  • ‘Beasties’ repeat in Rehoboth

    With a combined score of 26 to 0 over three matches, the Robertson girls’ soccer team cruised to a repeat championship in this past weekend’s Rehoboth Christian tournament.

    The Lady Cardinals (4-0) quieted host Rehoboth 7-0 in the championship on Saturday as Caitlin Diefendorf scored a hat trick with three goals and two assists.

    Diefendorf now has 12 goals for the season.

  • Surprise in Open final

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Instead of Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer for the U.S. Open title, first-time Grand Slam finalists Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic will vie for the championship after a pair of semifinal surprises Saturday.

    First, Japan’s Nishikori became the first man from Asia to reach a major singles championship match by staying fresher than Djokovic in stifling heat and winning 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept. 8...

    Monday
    No varsity sporting
    events scheduled

    Tuesday
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys at Belen, 4 p.m., Belen
    • Robertson girls vs. Belen, 3 p.m., RHS field
    Volleyball
    • Robertson (A,B) at Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Valencia, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    Wednesday
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., RHS field

    Thursday
    Soccer

  • Sports Roundup - Spikers look...

    They didn’t leave the bus running, but the engine was probably still warm when they got back on board.

    West Las Vegas’ varsity volleyball team made quick work of host Raton on Tuesday night, sweeping to a 25-13, 25-6, 25-12 victory.

    The Lady Dons are 2-1, not counting pool play from last weekend’s Belen tournament, under first-year head coach Karli Salazar.

    Salazar reported a mostly smooth match for West — and one that saw the Lady Dons’ performance from the service line surface as a real weapon.

  • Cowboys open season vs. Hounds...

    Linebacker Jared Koster made 63 tackles — 24 solo — and 14 tackles for loss along with three and a half sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery to go with seven deflections and five quarterback hurries.

    Punter Patrick Carney averaged 45.2 yards a punt with a long of 73 plus nine touchbacks, 12 punts inside the opponents’ 20-yard line, and 22 longer than 50 yards.

  • Youth Soccer - Sept. 5

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

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept. 5...

    Friday
    Football
    • West Las Vegas at Española  Valley, 7 p.m., Española
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Texas-Permian Basin, 6 p.m., Odessa, Texas
    • Robertson girls at Navajo Prep, TBA, Rehoboth tournament
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Texas A&M-Commerce and Texas Woman’s, 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Canyon, Texas

    Saturday
    Cross country
    • NMHU at George Kyte Invite, 9 a.m., Flagstaff, Ariz.
    • Robertson at Del Norte, 8 a.m., Albuquerque
    Football

  • Weekend Roundup - It’s a start

    Joseph Paul Griego and Dominic Lucero rushed for two touchdowns apiece, and Amos Rivera ran a fumble 84 yards to paydirt to help Robertson defeat Portales 33-20 on Friday night at Cardinal Stadium.

    Those big plays helped the defending state champion Cardinals overcome five turnovers as both teams made their season debut in Class 4A football.

    The teams combined for one first down and four punts to start the game.