Today's Sports

  • Lady Dons sweep Prep

    West Las Vegas head volleyball coach Mary Bustos credited a total team effort with her squad’s straight-sets victory Saturday at Santa Fe Prep.

    The Lady Dons won 25-10, 25-19, 25-17, chasing the four-set win Thursday night at home against Santa Fe Indian.

    Deanna Bustos’ defense was sharp to the tune of 39 digs, and Gabby Griego — whose big serve packed a punch in the win over the Lady Braves on Thursday — added 12 for the Lady Dons.

  • Cards split with rivals

    A couple of gritty matches proved costly for Robertson boys’ soccer over the weekend, and head coach Clarence Montoya said he’s looking forward to the laborious schedule easing up a bit in the days ahead.

    “Some of the kids played six games this week, because some play both varsity and J.V.,” Montoya noted. “It won’t be as bad now the rest of September.”

  • Youth Soccer - Sept. 17, 2012

    The Optic plans to carry weekly schedules as well as photographs from Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches through the end of the season, Oct. 28.

    Note that as with other scheduled games, these are subject to change.

  • Novel test ahead for 2-0 Cowboys

    Two commanding victories are in the books for the New Mexico Highlands football team this young season, spurring talk of the Cowboys across the community and — to a lesser degree — the league.

    Things will get more interesting on Saturday, as the team visits Southern Utah, an NCAA Division I school based in Cedar City, Utah.

    It’s not a trip the Cowboys are accustomed to making, for one thing.

  • Local standout now at LCC
  • More ‘Topes to Dodgers

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    With the Albuquerque Isotopes season concluded, the Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled infielder Elian Herrera and right-hander Stephen Fife to help with their push to a National League playoff berth.  

    Shortstop Dee Gordon, with the ‘Topes their last eight games and the playoffs on a rehab assignment, has also been activated.

  • Soccer teams strong at home

    Home-field advantage may have had less to do with the outcomes than simple on-field superiority as the Robertson varsity soccer teams overwhelmed visiting foes this week.

    On Tuesday, the Lady Cardinals pitched a 6-0 shutout of Class 4A Belen, getting another four-goal performance from smoking-hot scorer Caitlin Diefendorf.

    Diefendorf struck first in the seventh minute, then again off a pass from Elena Martinez in the 14th.

  • WLVMS runners fare well in Pecos

    Leandro Garduño raced to an individual championship (among sixth- and seventh-grade boys) to highlight West Las Vegas Middle School’s performance in the Pecos Middle School cross country meet Wednesday afternoon.

    Garduño crossed the finish line in 13:58. Teammate Miguel Coca took seventh with a time of 14:58.

    West’s Sabrina Garcia also had a good day, running ninth in the eighth-grade girls’ division with a time of 21:40.

  • Mora spikers beat Questa in four

    Fresh off their successful trip to Tucumcari — where they made it to the championship of the Rattler Invite — the Mora Rangerettes held off Questa for a four-set volleyball win on Tuesday evening in Questa.

    Mora won the first game 26-24, but the Wildcats got even with a 26-24 verdict in game two. Then the Rangerettes won 25-19, 26-24 to close the match.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    Cross country
    • Robertson at Highland Invite, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    • Robertson at Santa Rosa, 7 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • West Las Vegas vs. Tucumcari, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • NMHU women at Colorado-Colorado Springs, 7 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • Robertson boys (A,B) at Monte del Sol, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa, 7 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.