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Today's Sports

  • 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

  • Repeat title for RHS

    For the second consecutive year, the Robertson girls’ soccer team captured the championship of the Rehoboth Christian tournament, which took place over the weekend.

    The Lady Cardinals didn’t allow a single goal in their three-match run, shutting out Hatch Valley 8-0, Navajo Prep 5-0 and host Rehoboth 4-0.

    Juniors Caitlin Diefendorf and Amber Yara scored two goals apiece and freshman Victoria Valdez added one in the win over Navajo Prep on Saturday morning. Sophomore Nicoletta Litherland and frosh Ruby Marquez split time at goalkeeper.

  • Isotopes end slate with win

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    METAIRIE, La. — Matt Angle hit a two-run home run into the hot tub at Zephyr Field and the Albuquerque Isotopes closed out the 2013 season Monday afternoon with a 4-3 victory over the New Orleans Zephyrs.

    The Isotopes end the season with a record of 76-68, in second place in the PCL’s American Southern division, six games out of first place, and three games ahead of third-place Round Rock.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 4...

    Wednesday
    Football
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Santa Rosa, 4 p.m, WLV field
    Volleyball
    • Mora Middle School volleyball vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mora

    Thursday
    Cross country
    • Robertson at Lovington, TBA, Lovington
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Angelo State, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Robertson boys vs. Grants, 4 p.m., RHS
    Volleyball
    • Pecos at Tucumcari tourney, TBA, Tucumcari

    Friday
    Football

  • Straight Jackets

    There were a few highlights for the home fans to enjoy in Friday night’s football game at the Herrera Complex.

    For example, the West Las Vegas dance team put on a sharp performance at halftime to the tune of Foreigner’s hard rock anthem “Jukebox Hero.”

    And in the first quarter there was a scintillating moment when, aided by some pretty nifty blocking downfield, Nathan Vigil fielded a kickoff at his own 6-yard line and zipped across the field, finding his way to run the ball back 94 yards to the end zone.