Today's Sports

  • Down 3, WLV girls fall at Taos

    Las Vegas Optic

    West Las Vegas’ fledgling girls’ soccer team has been defying odds all season.

    The Lady Dons took it to another level this past Saturday, playing shorthanded a full 80 minutes in a road match against a solid Taos team.

    According to reports, the Lady Dons fielded eight players against Taos’ 11 in a 9-0 win for the Lady Tigers.

    West Las Vegas will play its first home contest at 11 a.m. Saturday when Academy for Technology and the Classics comes to the Herrera Complex.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept....

    • Memorial Middle School at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson boys vs. Monte del Sol, 4 p.m., RHS Field
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Española Valley, 4 p.m., Española

    • Robertson girls at Monte del Sol, 4:30 p.m., Santa Fe

  • No. 1 Cardinals shut out St....

    Friday night’s marquee matchup left little doubt as to which side is the No. 1 team in the new Class 4A.

    Top-rated Robertson dominated visiting St. Michael’s — ranked either second or third in the polls this week — by a 20-0 count to remain undefeated at 4-0. The Horsemen, whose resume had included wins over Taos, Santa Fe and Capital, slid to 3-1.

  • Jaguars steal Dons’ thunder at...

    A frequent homecoming opponent in recent years, the Capital Jaguars are figuring out how to spoil the party for their hosts.

    Capital dashed out to a 28-0 first-quarter lead and held on for a 46-6 win over West Las Vegas on Friday night at the Herrera Complex.

    The Dons and coach Adrian Gonzales remain in search of their first victory this fall. The next chance comes Friday vs. Hatch Valley (3-1, counting two wins at a pair of small Texas schools and one over Las Cruces' junior varsity).

  • Smash hit - Record-breaking day...

    Records came crashing down Saturday afternoon at Perkins Stadium.

    So did the Highlands football team’s 10-game losing streak.

    NMHU quarterback Lance Orender set Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference records for most touchdowns (eight) and most completed passes (56) by an individual in a single game, leading the Cowboys to a 59-38 shootout win over Western New Mexico.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept....

    • Robertson (B) vs. West Las Vegas, 5 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas at Taos, TBA, Taos
    • Robertson boys vs. Desert Academy, 4 p.m., RHS Field
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Mora, 4 p.m., MMS gym

    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Socorro, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., WLV


  • ‘Beasties’ rumble past East...

    Once upon a time, the East Mountain girls’ soccer team was responsible for ousting Robertson from the state tournament — another classic case of entrenched private school trumping public on the postseason pitch.

    But Wednesday’s match at RHS Field was far removed from that chapter in Beastie Girls history — in more ways than one.

    Robertson (6-2 overall) scored three times in the first 11 minutes and went on to an 8-0 romp.

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  • Friday night huge for LV prep...

    Two of the top three Class 4A football teams in New Mexico will clash Friday night at Cardinal Stadium.

    Top-ranked Robertson and usual nemesis St. Michael’s, the No. 3 team according to the NMOTSC.com poll, kick off at 7 p.m.

    The Cardinals’ front line has been clicking, resulting in good production in the ground game. QB Dominic Lucero is averaging 115.7 rush yards a game, with Marcelo Cedillo and Joseph Paul Griego at 74.3 and 60.3, respectively.

  • Youth Soccer - Sept. 19

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