Today's Sports

  • Cowboys edge Mountaineers

    Zach Tapia calmly drilled a 46-yard field goal with no time remaining in regulation to lift New Mexico Highlands to a rousing 46-43 victory over Western State Colorado on a cool Saturday afternoon at Perkins Stadium.

    The Cowboys and Mountaineers are both 3-4 overall.

    Highlands blew a 30-16 lead in the fourth quarter, allowing Western State a 27-6 surge that hijacked control.

    Mountaineer Austin Ekeler broke free for a 32-yard rushing touchdown to push his team ahead 43-36 with just 1:27 left.

  • ‘Beasties’ top Taos in key clash

    With a convincing 5-1 triumph in the first of two meetings with district archrival Taos, the Robertson girls’ soccer team took a major step closer to the district title on Saturday.

    Seniors Caitlin Diefendorf and Alexis DeVries scored two goals apiece and Siah Trudell-Mills added one, all in the first half, as the Lady Cardinals dealt Taos its worst defeat to date.

    Robertson is 14-3 overall and unbeaten at 5-0 in district with a rematch against the Lady Tigers (11-4-1) coming this Thursday at RHS Field.

  • Digging the pink

    Dominating the game at the net with explosive hitting and timely blocking, West Las Vegas swept visiting Robertson in a District 2-4A volleyball match Thursday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Both teams wore special pink uniforms, and the gym was decked out with balloons, signs and even floor decals with the same rosy color in honor of the fight against breast cancer. Many fans also wore pink or the special T-shirts sold for the cause.

  • Clutch effort lifts Cowgirls

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    New Mexico Highlands broke a 1-1 stalemate by scoring a pair of second-half goals within 15 seconds, and the Cowgirls picked up a critical three points with a 3-1 win against CSU-Pueblo Friday night at Perkins Stadium.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Oct. 20...

    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    • Robertson boys vs. Portales, 5 p.m., RHS Field
    • Robertson girls at Portales, 3 p.m., Portales
    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona

    • Memorial Middle School vs. West Las Vegas Middle School, 5 p.m., Cardinal Stadium

    Cross country

  • All at home - Cardinals, Dons,...

    Football fans of the Meadow City, this one’s for you.

    All three local gridiron teams are playing home games this weekend.

    Defending state champion and No. 1 ranked Robertson will kick off district play against Pojoaque Valley at 7 p.m. Friday at Cardinal Stadium. Coach Leroy Gonzalez’ group is 7-0 and averaging more than 287 rush yards per game. The visiting Elks are 3-4, coming off a 35-7 loss to St. Michael’s.

  • Quintana wins 2nd in a row

    West Las Vegas’ Joedy Quintana triumphed in her second consecutive golf tournament Tuesday, winning the Robertson High Invitational by three strokes.

    The tourney was hosted by the Pendaries Golf Course in Rociada.

    Quintana, who won last week’s WLV Invitational by shooting an 83 at Highlands’ Gene Torres Golf Course, has already qualified for the Class 1A-4A state tournament.

  • District openers in volleyball...

    West Las Vegas defeated Taos in four games on Tuesday night in the District 2-4A opener, held in Taos.

    The Lady Dons started strong with 25-17 and 25-12 wins. But the Lady Tigers rallied and won a slugfest in game three, 26-24. West then closed out the night with a decisive 25-15 result in the fourth set.

    It was the second match in as many nights for the Lady Dons, who took Class 5A’s third-ranked Española Valley to four games in defeat Monday at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    West is ranked sixth in Class 4A.

  • Highlands’ Koster earns 2nd award

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    New Mexico Highlands senior Jared Koster is the first repeat athlete of the Subway Eat Fresh Student-Athlete of the Week honor.

    Against Colorado Mesa on Oct. 11, Koster led the New Mexico Highlands football team (2-4, 2-2 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) for the sixth time in tackled. He recorded 12 solo tackles and five assisted tackles for 17 total tackles, the second-most in a game this season for the linebacker. He also recorded two tackles for loss.

  • Spaulding, Villanueva honored at...

    Submitted to the Optic

    Kyanna Spaulding and Kevin Villanueva have been selected as West Las Vegas Student-Athletes of the Month for October.

    Kyanna Spaulding is a junior and is an active member of the Lady Dons volleyball team. Spaulding is maintaining a 4.10 GPA and plans on attending Georgetown University upon graduation in 2016. She says her goal is to become a Hoya and pursue a degree in political science and political communication. Spaulding adds she plans to continue her education beyond her B.A. and work towards a degree in law.