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Today's Sports

  • Under the weather

    It was still early in the third quarter Friday night at Cardinal Stadium, and his team was locked in a tight struggle with the visiting Santa Rosa Lions — winners of three straight Class 2A state football championships.

    Robertson running back James Gonzales, taking a breather on the sideline, resting on one knee, marveled at the action in front of him.

    “This is the funnest game I’ve ever played in my life,” he said, matter-of-factly.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    Monday
    Football
    • Robertson (B) at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Tuesday
    Volleyball
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Santa Fe Prep, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Wednesday
    Cross country
    • Memorial Middle School, West Las Vegas Middle School at Española, 3 p.m., Española
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium

  • Hey Nineteen
  • Turnovers hurt Cowboys in loss...

    Abilene Christian Sports Information
    ABILENE, Texas — Senior wide receiver Taylor Gabriel caught three touchdown passes — including a 75-yard touchdown pass from John David Baker — as Abilene Christian University rolled to a 52-28 win over New Mexico Highlands in a non-conference football game Saturday at Shotwell Stadium.
    The win pushes the Wildcats — an NCAA Division I FCS independent in 2013 — to 3-0, while the NCAA Division II Cowboys fall to 1-1.

  • Tough luck Tuesday

    Kayla Romero sliced 17 kills past the West Las Vegas defense Tuesday night, leading Class 4A Española Valley over the Lady Dons (3-1) at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The visiting Lady Sundevils won in four games, only falling in the second set of the night.

    Game scores were 25-16, 20-25, 25-19 and 25-17 in favor of Española.

    Errors by the Lady Dons led to an 0-4 start in game one, and they got no closer than three points the rest of the set.

  • Champion Lions to test Redbirds

    Last weekend’s gridiron results have made Friday night’s Robertson-Santa Rosa football clash even more interesting.

    Robertson (1-1) found its groove with a 27-19 upset of perennial Class 3A power Lovington last Friday at Cardinal Stadium.

    Then on Saturday, Santa Rosa (2-0) doubled up Albuquerque Academy 54-27 in a major road victory for the Class 2A state champion Lions. Academy had edged Trinidad (Colo.), ordinarily a competitive bunch that generally battles Raton close, 26-25 in week one.

  • Youth Soccer - Sept. 13, 2013

    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League has kicked off its fall 2013 slate, which will run through Oct. 27.
    Approximately 300 youngsters age 4-12 are competing in 28 teams split among four age divisions. The LVYSL is run by volunteers, including a board led by presidents Shelby and Rachel Curtis.
    This year the league is carrying a World Cup theme, with teams named for various countries. The FIFA men’s World Cup takes place in 2014.
    The following are this coming weekend’s scheduled matches:

    U6 DIVISION

  • Lady Cards pitch shutout vs....

    Back in the hunt for a state scoring title, Caitlin Diefendorf booted four goals on Monday evening to lead the Robertson girls’ soccer team (5-3) past visiting Moreno Valley, 8-0.

    The Beasties roared to a 6-0 halftime lead. Then, playing a number of younger members of the roster, RHS head coach Ian Williamson got a couple of second-half goals from his charges.

  • RHS girls’ XC third at Del Norte

    Even shorthanded — missing two of the projected varsity runners — the Robertson girls’ cross country team managed to grab third place as a team in this past weekend’s Del Norte Invitational.
    Annabella Miller set the tone, striding into sixth place with a time of 24:42.
    Fellow Lady Cardinals Elena Garcia, Esperanza Martinez and Morgan Diefendorf finished in close succession in 12th, 13th and 14th place. Garcia finished in 26:12, Martinez in 26:38 and Diefendorf in 26:39.

  • Cowgirls win 3 in Texas tourney

    NMHU Sports Information
    New Mexico Highlands volleyball player Alicia Moreno was brilliant in her performance this past weekend at the 2013 Hampton Inn Invitational.
    Her work earned her a selection to the All-Tournament Team.
    During this past weekend’s tournament, the Cowgirls split the first day of competition. On the second day, the Cowgirls were completely dominant. They swept both Saturday matches in three sets each.