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Today's Sports

  • Big strides in Week 2

    The second week of the season saw major improvements — and a couple of momentous wins, each significant for its own reason — for the Robertson and West Las Vegas football programs.

    With both teams in town Friday night, local fans had their choice of gridiron treats.

    Robertson 27, Lovington 18

    Coach Leroy Gonzalez’s Cardinals scored a huge victory over one of the top-rated programs in Class 3A, getting both a solid defensive effort and a productive ground game in the upset.

  • Cowboys muzzle Hounds

    Emmanuel Lewis threw for one touchdown and ran for another, leading New Mexico Highlands past Eastern New Mexico 31-28 on Saturday night at Greyhound Stadium AKA Blackwater Draw north of Portales.

    It was the football season opener for both schools.

    Lewis finished 15 of 27 for 182 yards with one TD and one interception; he was also one of the Cowboys’ leading rushers with 78 yards on 11 carries. Ricky Marvay, one of the new-look receiving corps, made six catches for 100 yards.

  • Strong start for NMHU runners

    NMHU Sports Information

    ALAMOSA, Colo. — The New Mexico Highlands University men’s and women’s cross country teams had a very good start to the 2013 season at the Joe I. Vigil Invitational hosted by Adams State University.

    The Cowboy cross country team finished second at the Joe Vigil Invitational, placing three runners in the top 15 and five Cowboys in front of the No. 1 runner from Fort Lewis College (ranked 20th in the nation).

  • Vegas spikers double trouble for...

    The Meadow City's high school volleyball teams were rude visitors to Lovington over the weekend, dropping the host Lady Wildcats in quick succession.

    After falling 25-17 in the first set, West Las Vegas won three in a row, 25-10, 27-25, 25-22.

    Off to a 3-0 start, the Lady Dons encountered tough blocking from the Lady Cats and had to find other ways to crack their defense.

    "(Our) hitting was 19 percent, down in this area," said coach Mary Bustos. "Lovington blocked us well."

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 9...

    Monday
    Football
    • Robertson (B) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas (B) at Capital, 5 p.m., Santa Fe
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. Moreno Valley, 4 p.m., RHS

    Tuesday
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at West Texas A&M, 6 p.m., Canyon, Texas
    Volleyball
    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Española Valley, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial Middle School at Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Pojoaque

  • Golf fest hailed a success

    Submitted to the Optic

    Golfers from Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Pendaries competed with Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association players in their annual Fiesta De Golf Tournament on Aug. 28 at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    “A perfect day, the Highlands course in excellent condition and club members’ delicious home-made muffins, breakfast burritos, fruit salad and cookies, a taco buffet lunch along with gift bags and door prizes made for fun-filled companionship,” said Anne Pepper of the LVWGA.

  • LV spikers score solid early...

    Back-to-back service aces by Jenika Padilla put an exclamation mark on West Las Vegas’ decisive 3-1 volleyball win over St. Michael’s on Tuesday evening at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    It was a good night across the board for Meadow City spikers. Up Highway 518 at Montoya Gym, the Robertson Lady Cardinals found a way to defeat the always tough Mora Rangerettes in a 3-2 nailbiter.

    West Las Vegas 3, St. Mike’s 1

  • Football: Cowboys to visit Hounds

    After posting one of its best records in years, the New Mexico Highlands University football team is looking for more where that came from.

    And it all begins Saturday night at Blackwater Draw and Greyhounds Stadium, where  Eastern New Mexico awaits in the season opener for both schools. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

    Eastern finished 3-7 overall and 2-6 in the Lone Star Conference last season.

    The Cowboys went 8-3 overall and 7-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. The first win was a 42-14 tally against the Hounds at Perkins Stadium.

  • Go Fish - Sept. 6, 2013

    FISHING REPORT, Sept. 3
    Charette Lakes: Due to low water levels only small boats are being launched here and with some difficulty. We had no reports from anglers this week.
    Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake on Monday was 27 cfs. Trout fishing was good using zebra midges, Cimarron specials, stimulators, elk hair caddis, brassies, worms and salmon eggs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair to good using salmon eggs, worms and Pistol Petes.  

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 6...

    Friday
    Football
    • Robertson vs. Lovington, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas vs. Española Valley, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Northwestern Oklahoma State and Southern Nazarene, 2 and 6 p.m., Wichita Falls, Texas
    • Pecos at Tucumcari tourney, TBA, Tucumcari
    • Robertson (C) vs. Wagon Mound, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B) at Lovington, 5 p.m., Lovington
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Valley, 5 p.m., WLV

    Saturday