Today's Sports

  • Day at the course

    Submitted to the Optic

    A picture-perfect day on the Gene Torres Golf Course was the setting for the annual Fiesta de Las Vegas golf tournament hosted in late August by the Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association.

    Players from Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Pendaries participated in the one-day scramble which was followed by lunch and awards at the golf course. “Jacque Geoffrion provided a decorated cake with a golf theme for the group’s dessert,” said Anne Pepper.

  • Good cheer
  • RHS runs in top five

    Robertson’s cross country teams earned dual top-five finishes in this past Friday’s Socorro Invitational, making some noise in their second week of the season.

    The Lady Cardinals were buoyed by a third-place finish for Anabella Miller, while the Cardinal boys enjoyed a strong pack performance.

    Miller, who has run as the girls’ team’s No. 1 harrier the last couple seasons, finished the course in 20 minutes, 59 seconds, to come in third.

  • Cowgirl soccer splits on weekend...

    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands soccer team was able to match Angelo State with seven shots on goal, but four of the Rambelles’ attempts found the back of the net as Highlands (1-1) lost to Angelo State (2-0) 4-0 Sunday in Angelo, Texas.

    “I am really disappointed in our performance today,” head coach Justin Wagar said. “We looked as if we did not even want to be out there, allowing Angelo State several shots on goal and great scoring chances while creating few opportunities for themselves.”

  • Koster honored by HU, Subway

    NMHU Sports Information

    The Las Vegas-area Subway restaurants and Manager Regina Denardo announce that senior Jared Koster is the first Subway Eat Fresh New Mexico Highlands University Student-Athlete of the Week.

    Koster’s 20 tackles on the gridiron Saturday night against Eastern New Mexico were the most tackles in a game for a Highlands player in at least a decade. His 13 solo tackles alone were one shy of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference record for a single game.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept....

    Cross country
    • Memorial Middle School, West Las Vegas Middle School at Pecos, 3 p.m., Pecos
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Robertson girls vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., RHS field

    • Memorial Middle School vs. Española, 4 p.m., MMS
    • NMHU women vs. West Texas A&M, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium

  • Only the beginning - Cardinal...

    As a Robertson High School freshman, Arjay Ortiz doesn’t have the lengthiest of varsity resumés.

    But he’s already loading it with impressive statistics.

    Ortiz threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to J.R. Gonzalez as he filled in briefly at quarterback on Saturday afternoon in Bayard. Earlier, he intercepted a pass, a turnover that led to the game’s first touchdown. And later, he recovered a fumble to help the Cardinals seal a 14-6 victory.

  • Cowboys triumph in Arizona

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands men’s cross country team claimed a victory in the open 4.5 mile run while the women’s team took sixth in the 2.6 mile run despite being down a pair of runners Saturday at the Northern Arizona George Kyte Invite.

  • ‘Beasties’ repeat in Rehoboth

    With a combined score of 26 to 0 over three matches, the Robertson girls’ soccer team cruised to a repeat championship in this past weekend’s Rehoboth Christian tournament.

    The Lady Cardinals (4-0) quieted host Rehoboth 7-0 in the championship on Saturday as Caitlin Diefendorf scored a hat trick with three goals and two assists.

    Diefendorf now has 12 goals for the season.

  • Surprise in Open final

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Instead of Novak Djokovic vs. Roger Federer for the U.S. Open title, first-time Grand Slam finalists Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic will vie for the championship after a pair of semifinal surprises Saturday.

    First, Japan’s Nishikori became the first man from Asia to reach a major singles championship match by staying fresher than Djokovic in stifling heat and winning 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3.