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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.