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Today's Sports

  • RHS sails past Moreno

    Caitlin Diefendorf burned Moreno Valley with three goals and two assists as Robertson won 10-0 on Wednesday in Angel Fire.

    “We scored five off 10 shots in the second half,” noted RHS head coach Ray Parks. “Everyone got playing time and starters got some well-needed rest.”
    Robertson’s “Beastie Girls” are 13-5 overall and 6-1 in district.

    Lexus Jaramillo opened the onslaught, taking a Diefendorf assist to score in the third minute.

  • NMHU spikers sweep Mustangs

    The Highlands Cowgirl volleyball team earned its ninth win of the season in a 25-9, 25-22, 25-9 win over the Mustangs of the University of the Southwest on Wednesday at the Wilson Complex.

    The Cowgirls handed the Mustangs their 19th loss of the season in a mere 65 minutes. Highlands had 38 kills and hit .370, hitting over .400 in the first and third sets (.444 and .550).

    Junior Ashley Nugent led Highlands with nine kills and two blocks; sophomore Sheila Olaechea notched 16 digs and two aces.

  • YABL sign-ups starting

    Las Vegas Optic

    The City of Las Vegas announces its Young American Basketball League registration periods and a YABL volunteer coaches meeting on the upcoming calendar.

    • For girls’ YABL  (third and fourth grade division and fifth through seventh division), as well as the co-ed kindergarten through second grade division, the registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 7.
    Entry fee is $40.

    A mandatory player evaluation session will take place Tuesday, Nov. 8, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

  • Vatos win High Desert Classic

    Submitted to the Optic


    Thirty-five members strong, the NMHU Rugby Club Vatos (11-3-1) won the College Division of the 40th Annual High Desert Classic Rugby Tournament this past weekend in Albuquerque.

    On Saturday, the Vatos easily won their pool by defeating New Mexico State  34-10 and Northern Arizona University 19-7 to advance to the semifinals.

  • Go Fish - Oct. 21, 2011

    FISHING REPORT, OCT. 18
    This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is .63 cfs. Fishing is fair for trout in the beaver ponds downstream from camp areas.

  • Looking Ahead - Oct. 21, 2011

    FRIDAY
    Cross country
    • Robertson at Los Alamos, 3 p.m., Los Alamos
    • West Las Vegas at Valley, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    Football
    • Robertson at Raton, 7 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas at Taos, 7 p.m., Taos
    • Wagon Mound-Roy-Mosquero at Clovis Christian, 4 p.m., Clovis
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Mesa State, 7 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    Volleyball
    • NMHU vs. Adams State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

  • Vegas Bowl Jr. is Thursday

    For the second consecutive season, the Meadow City’s two middle school football teams carry undefeated records into their head-to-head meeting on the gridiron.

    Memorial Middle School is 6-0 and West Las Vegas Middle School is 5-0 as they prepare for Thursday’s Vegas Bowl Junior under the lights at Perkins Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. — moved back from the original 4 p.m. — and gates open at 5:30. Tickets are $3 adults and $1 students.

  • Running in Rio
  • Cowgirls stun No. 15 Mines

    Pulling away with three second-half goals for a 4-1 triumph, New Mexico Highlands University surprised Colorado School of Mines, the 15th ranked team in NCAA Division II women’s soccer, on Sunday at Perkins Stadium.

    Highlands is now 9-6 overall and 7-4 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Mines falls to 11-2-1 and 7-2-1, respectively.

    Julissa Rodriguez and Janelle McGee each scored two goals and had one assist apiece for the Cowgirls, who visit Colorado Mesa on Friday in Grand Junction.

  • RHS boys looking for strong...

    Winning ugly is far better than losing pretty, as far as Robertson boys’ soccer coach Clarence Montoya is concerned.

    His Cardinals did the former in a 3-1 tally against visiting Pojoaque Valley on Monday on campus, extending their season-long winning streak to four games.

    Robertson and Pojoaque traded one broken possession after another on a warm afternoon in Las Vegas that felt more like a lazy early summer day.