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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Elkettes complete sweep of...

    Pojoaque volleyball finished its usual regular-season run through the District 2-3A schedule on Wednesday night, sweeping Robertson 25-13, 25-13, 25-16, at Ben Lujan Gymnasium.

    The Elkettes’ win came 24 hours after they took down West Las Vegas in four games (25-13, 25-18, 18-25, 25-19) at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Pojoaque is the top seed for next week’s district tournament, while the Lady Dons will be the No. 2 seed as regular-season runner-up.

  • District XC, Cowgirl hoops in...

    The District 2-3A cross country and football championships will be decided this weekend. Robertson girls’ soccer begins its quest for a state championship. And in a much-anticipated preseason women’s basketball exhibition, New Mexico Highlands and the University of New Mexico are going toe to toe in The Pit.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 1...

    Friday
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Taos, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Colorado-Colorado Springs, 5 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • First round of state, TBA, campus sites

  • Cowgirls upset No. 10 Metro

    DENVER — The New Mexcio Highlands University women’s soccer team rode an impressive three-goal performance by freshman Anyssa Dagnino to upset the No. 10 Metropolitan State University Roadrunners 3-2 on Sunday.

    Dagnino’s hat trick began with a header in the 18th minute.  She followed up with breakaway goals in the 22nd and 46th minutes.

  • It’s back to Boston as Red Sox...

    By Ben Walker
    AP Baseball Writer

    ST. LOUIS — Jon Lester pitched the Boston Red Sox within a whisker of yet another World Series championship.
    Lester bested Adam Wainwright once again, journeyman David Ross hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning and the Red Sox downed the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Monday night to take a 3-2 Series edge.

  • Frankie the coach
  • West’s Coca takes title in Santa...

    With the District 2-3A cross country championship meet just ahead, local distance runners got in one last regular-season competition this past Thursday at Santa Rosa.

    No stranger to the front of the pack all season, West Las Vegas’ Moises Coca earned his first individual meet championship of the fall, striding across the finish line in 17 minutes and 27 seconds.

    In the girls’ race, Robertson standout Annabella Miller was a solid second in 21:46.

    And the deep, talented Pecos Panthers took home another team title in the boys’ run.

  • Road swing not charitable for...

    Back-to-back road losses have the Highlands volleyball team looking at an uphill battle to reach the .500 mark in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference standings with seven matches left to play.

    The Cowgirls lost a five-set battle at Colorado Christian on Friday night in Lakewood, Colo., then fell in three at Colorado School of Mines on Saturday in Golden.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 30...

    Wednesday
    Volleyball
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Mora, 4:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym

    Thursday
    Volleyball
    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona

    Friday
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Taos, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Colorado-Colorado Springs, 5 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • First round of state, TBA, campus sites

    Saturday
    Basketball
    • NMHU women at University of New Mexico, TBA, The Pit, Albuquerque