Today's Sports

  • Weekend Roundup - Chavez, C de...

    Alonzo Chavez made Mora sports history Saturday by capturing an individual state championship in boys’ cross country.

    Chavez, who helped the Rangers take fourth place in the Class 2A team standings, has also won two state titles in track and field as a distance runner.

    The state meet for all classifications was held Saturday at Rio Rancho High School.

  • Super ‘Bowl’ - Strong finish...

    One of the most competitive and start-to-finish entertaining Vegas Bowls in years played out on a chilly Saturday at the Herrera Complex.

    With a 42-26 victory, the Robertson Cardinals and head coach Leroy Gonzalez wrapped up a District 2-3A championship season and solidified a seeding in the upcoming state playoffs. On the other side, West Las Vegas finished a tough season on an up note with arguably its best offensive effort under first-year head coach Robert Alarcon.

  • ‘Beastie Girls’ run ends in...

    ALBUQUERQUE — Robertson girls’ soccer made its deepest postseason run in program history over the weekend, falling to No. 1 Hope Christian 3-0 in the Class 1A-3A state semifinals Friday at the APS Soccer Complex.

    One of the most prolific scoring squads in the state all season, the Lady Cardinals (19-3) were denied a goal against the hometown Huskies, whose defense was key to a 19-win season.

  • Lady Dons move on in tourney

    Robertson put up perhaps its best fight of the season at the right time — the District 2-3A volleyball tournament.

    West Las Vegas was ready.

    The host Lady Dons (14-7)took a 3-1 victory on Wednesday night, advancing to a semifinal Friday evening in Raton. At stake in that match is a trip to the tournament championship against perennial state volleyball power Pojoaque Valley on Saturday night in Jacona.

  • End zone
  • Sides mum as NHL talks continue

    The Associated Press
    NEW YORK — Negotiations between the NHL and the locked-out players’ association ended after nearly six hours Wednesday. Just as they did a night earlier, the sides agreed to get right back to the bargaining table.
    Representatives for the owners and players were to resume talks Thursday, marking the third straight day they will meet face-to-face. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and union special counsel Steve Fehr also met alone Saturday when in-person talks restarted for the first time since Oct. 18.

  • Highlands wrestlers place in...

    The New Mexico Highlands University wrestling team had its best showing to date in the Oklahoma City Open this past weekend.

    It was the season debut for Highlands and head coach Doug Moses, and with six Cowboy grapplers placing in the tournament, it marked the school’s most successful entry in that particular event.

    The tourney, which featured some top NCAA Division I talent, was hosted by Oklahoma City University this past Sunday.

  • Marquee matchup

    Thursday’s Robertson-Socorro match in the Class 1A-3A girls’ state soccer quarterfinals featured a number of the state’s statistical leaders.

    Robertson (18-2) and Socorro (18-3) entered as the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds, respectively, and a spot in Friday morning’s semifinal round was on the line. (See Monday’s Optic for results.)

    Friday’s winners play in the championship match at 9:30 a.m. Saturday on Field 2 of the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex.

  • Colts players go bald to honor...

    By Michael Marot
    AP Sports Writer
    INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck has joined the shaved squad, too.
    Nearly three dozen players on the Indianapolis Colts have shaved their heads in a show of support for head coach Chuck Pagano, who is undergoing treatment for a form of leukemia.
    Luck became a new member of the no-hair club Wednesday morning.

  • Rockies name Weiss new manager

    The Associated Press