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Today's Sports

  • Rally not enough for Dons

    The touchdown that wasn’t would’ve won West Las Vegas its fourth consecutive football game.

    Instead, the incomplete-pass call that was helped doom the Dons Friday night at Pojoaque Valley, which held on for a 21-19 verdict.

  • Lady Dons spike Taos for 4-0...

    The story began the same way each set for Taos’ volleyball team this past Thursday night at Gillie Lopez Gym — with West Las Vegas’ Jaylen Gutierrez slamming the ball through the Lady Tigers’ defenses.

    And each set had the same outcome — a Lady Dons victory.

    West coasted to a 3-0 sweep by scores of 25-10, 25-12, 25-19, improving its overall record to 13-4 and staying unbeaten in District 2-4A at 4-0.

  • Late picks help doom Cowboys

    Ryan Holland jumped in front of a Lance Orender pass, plucked the football away and then raced 57 yards downfield for a touchdown with 2:20 left in regulation Saturday, lifting Adams State to a 41-34 win over New Mexico Highlands in Alamosa, Colo.

    The Cowboys, who’d led 14-0 and had reclaimed control at 34-31 on a Zach Tapia 43-yard field goal with 7:22 remaining, allowed 10 unanswered points to the Grizzlies to close the game.

    Highlands dips to 3-5 overall and 3-3 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Adams State is 3-5, 2-4.

  • Cowgirls zero in on RMAC berth

    The Cowgirls used a goal in each half to win its final away game of the regular season as the New Mexico Highlands soccer team (9-3-3, 6-2-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) defeated Colorado Mesa (0-12-4, 0-9-3 RMAC) 2-1 Friday afternoon in Grand Junction, Colo.

    In the 70th minute with the score knotted at one, freshman Hannah Dahlquist put a through ball past the defenders. Sophomore Anyssa Dagnino caught up to the pass and beat the goalkeeper one on one to net the game winner.

  • Lady Dons end Pojo streak

    No opponent has been a thorn in the side of the West Las Vegas volleyball program quite like Pojoaque Valley has.
    Seemingly every time the Lady Dons have assembled a potent lineup with legitimate state title aspirations and potential, the district rival Elkettes have held the trump card.

    Pojoaque has been just plain tough for everyone to handle, winning a string of district championships and multiple state titles — including the last five in a row, dating to 2009.  

  • Vegas Bowl Jr. - WLVMS prevails...

    Led by an inspired defensive effort, West Las Vegas Middle School staged an 18-0 upset of Memorial Middle School on Wednesday evening at Cardinal Stadium.

    The WLV side, coached by Shawn Tapia, led by 12-0 at halftime after enduring a turnover-laced opening from both squads. The first touchdown run came early in the second quarter, and the next put an exclamation mark on the first half.

  • ‘Beastie Girls’ cruise in...

    Caitlin Diefendorf torched the Ram defense for four goals in Robertson’s 8-1 rout of Portales on the road Tuesday.

    Morgan Diefendorf and Amber Yara scored two goals apiece for RHS.

    Going into Thursday’s much-anticipated rematch with their chief district rival, Taos, the “Beasties” were 15-3 overall and unbeaten in district play at 5-0.

  • New-look Cowgirls
  • Youth Football - Oct. 24

    The following are Las Vegas Young American Football League games scheduled this weekend.

    JUNIOR DIVISION
    Cowboys vs. Lions, 9 a.m. Sunday, Cardinal Stadium

    SENIOR DIVISION
    Panthers vs. Rams, 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Cardinal Stadium

  • Youth Soccer - Oct. 24

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