Today's Sports

  • Lady Cards break through vs. Mora

    Abbey Bradley led an improving Lady Cardinal attack Tuesday night as Robertson swept Mora 3-0 in a meeting of two area teams who have become regulars in the state volleyball tournaments.

    It was a breakthrough of sorts for a young RHS squad, which struggled through a defeat against Ruidoso on Saturday.

    Bradley, one of just two veterans on the varsity roster, was especially effective. She gave the Rangerettes problems at the net in both offense (five kills) and defense.

  • Lady Dons start 3-0

    A four-set road victory Tuesday at St. Michael’s has given the West Las Vegas Lady Dons a 3-0 start to their volleyball season.

    The Lady Dons’ early performance has head coach Mary Bustos feeling cautiously optimistic.

    “The whole match went very well,” she said. “Honestly, nobody had a bad game. The girls played together and cheered each other on. One key in volleyball is to have everybody having fun and playing together.”

  • Rugged early slate for Cardinal...

    Wednesday’s 10-0 mercy-rule shutout at Questa was a welcome respite from a tough early schedule for the Robertson boys’ soccer team.

    “We have a brutal schedule,” said head coach Clarence Montoya. “We opened up with Sandia Prep, and that’s about the toughest team we play. The next day we should’ve beaten Ruidoso, but we had no legs left. It’s going to take a while to get up to speed.”

  • Go Fish - Sept. 7, 2012


    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Charette Lakes: No reports from anglers this week.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 7...

    • Robertson at Lovington, 7 p.m., Lovington
    • West Las Vegas at Española Valley, 7 p.m., Española
    • NMHU women vs. Western State, 5 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • NMHU at Lubbock Christian, Tarleton State (tourney), Stephenville, Texas
    • Mora, Pecos at Tucumcari tourney, TBA, Tucumcari
    • West Las Vegas (A,B) vs. Lovington, 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

  • Weekend Roundup - Hot start

    The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

    It does help when that first step is a good one.

    Several Las Vegas-area teams got that positive start to their seasons this past weekend.

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    An inauspicious first quarter that saw the host Cowboys fumble the ball away twice led to a 14-0 deficit against  instate rival Eastern New Mexico.

  • Golf fiesta hailed a success

    Submitted to the Optic
    The Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association hosted its annual Fiesta de Golf tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Gene Torres course.

    Some 32 players from Las Vegas, Pendaries, Albuquerque and Santa Fe competed in the event put together by Tangee Dolan, chairman.

    Shellie Broyles, Jacquie Geoffrion, Em Krall and Emily Norman teamed up to win the tournament. Denise Franken, Judy Long, Doris Miller and Anne Pepper placed second. The team of Shirley Grong, Rita Hinds, Kay Homan and Carol Locklin was third.

  • Isotopes win South

    The Albuquerque Isotopes won’t have much time to bask in the glory of their newly won American Southern Division championship.

    The Pacific Coast League playoffs — pitting the ‘Topes against Omaha — begin Wednesday night in Nebraska.

    Coincidentally, Albuquerque and Omaha just finished the regular season on Monday, with the host Isotopes prevailing 4-3 to reach 80 wins, a franchise single-season record. The ‘Topes clinched the division title on Sunday with a 6-5 triumph.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 5...

    • Robertson boys at Questa, 4 p.m., Questa
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Mora, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym

    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Goddard, 3 p.m., RHS field
    • Mora Middle School at Escalante, 4 p.m., Tierra Amarilla
    • Pecos Middle School vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Pecos
    • Valley Middle School at Eldorado, 4 p.m., Santa Fe


  • Hilltoppers shut out Cowgirls

    As difficult as it was for the Highlands Cowgirls to mark them on defense, the visiting St. Edward’s Hilltoppers may as well have been the St. Elmo’s Fire.
    St. Edward’s won 2-0 to spoil NMHU’s season opener in women’s soccer this past Thursday evening at Perkins Stadium.
    The Hilltoppers — based in Austin, Texas — were ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation last fall, and the team reached the NCAA tournament for the fifth time in six seasons.