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Today's Sports

  • Volleyball: Lady Dons show...

    After falling 25-18 in the opening set, West Las Vegas’ volleyball team knew how critical game two was to their chances of beating Taos on the road Tuesday night.

    A 31-29 Lady Dons win in a dogfight second set tied the match at one set apiece. Brianna Maes served an ace for set point. The hard-won momentum stayed on West’s side, as the team won 25-21 and 25-16 to clinch victory for the third time this fall.

    West Las Vegas improved its record to 3-8 this fall under first-year head coach Felix Flores.

  • Weekend football previews: Dons...

    Both West Las Vegas and Santa Fe Indian enjoy winning records as they get ready to meet on the gridiron Friday night at the Herrera Complex.

    Coach Adrian Gonzales’ Dons are coming off a bye week and looking to pick up where they left off, having trounced Pojoaque Valley 52-0 two weeks ago in Jacona. West (3-2) has gotten a good measure of balance from its offense.

    Antonio Bustamante is averaging 84.8 rushing yards a game, and he leads the team in touchdowns with 13, including 11 via the ground game.

  • Soccer: Cardinal boys conquer St...

    Bruised and battered after a series of physical encounters on the soccer pitch, the Robertson Cardinals found themselves facing an always-tough St. Michael’s bunch on the road Tuesday in Santa Fe.

    This time, smart team defense paved the way to a Robertson win. The Horsemen (5-5-2) scored a first-half goal when Justice Johnson fed Wesley Reynolds. But Robertson didnt allow any other scores and were the more active outfit — putting 10 shots on goal.

  • D-backs advance to NLDS

    The Associated Press

    PHOENIX — The Colorado Rockies had been resilient all season, scraping their way into the playoffs after the best start in franchise history fizzled.

    The Rockies were able to summon some of that resolve again in the NL wild-card game, but never could fully dig their way out of an early hole during an 11-8 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.

  • D-backs advance to NLDS

    The Associated Press

    PHOENIX — The Colorado Rockies had been resilient all season, scraping their way into the playoffs after the best start in franchise history fizzled.

    The Rockies were able to summon some of that resolve again in the NL wild-card game, but never could fully dig their way out of an early hole during an 11-8 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.

  • Looking Ahead, Friday, Oct. 6,...

    FRIDAY

    Football: West Las Vegas vs. Santa Fe Indian, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex; Soccer: NMHU women at Metro State, 5 p.m., Denver, Colo.; Volleyball: NMHU vs. Western State, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex; Memorial Middle School at Española tournament, TBA, Española.

    SATURDAY

  • NMHU roundup: Overtime goal...

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Breanna Fatten saw her chance, and she didn’t let it slip away. Fatten slashed inside for a game-winning goal, lifting New Mexico Highlands to a 2-1 women’s soccer triumph in overtime at Colorado Christian on Sunday in Lakewood, Colo.

    The victory gives the Cowgirls and head coach Oscar Mendoza a winning record (2-1-1) in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • Second-half sting

    He wasn’t particularly their beloved Paris.

    Black Hills State running back Phydell Paris rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns and caught a TD pass to help the Yellow Jackets rally to a 50-40 win at New Mexico Highlands on Saturday afternoon at West Las Vegas.

    The Cowboys had largely contained Paris — the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s second-leading rusher — in building a 34-20 advantage by halftime. But Paris found his stride in the second half.

  • Ortiz scored five TDs in RHS win

    A commanding second half lifted Robertson to a 33-20 homecoming victory over Taos in a battle of unbeatens on Friday night at Cardinal Stadium.

    Arjay Ortiz’s 47-yard scamper up the western sideline on the opening drive of the third quarter gave the host Cardinals the lead for good at 20-14 after the District 2-4A rivals — ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the NMOTSC.com coaches’ poll — had battled to a 14-14 halftime tie.

    It was one of five touchdowns for the senior quarterback, whose most spectacular play may have been on defense.

  • Looking Ahead, Wednesday, Oct. 4...

    WEDNESDAY
    Cross country: Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School at Los Alamos, 3 p.m., Valley Middle School at Taos, 3 p.m.; Volleyball: Cochiti at Valley Middle School, 4 p.m.
    THURSDAY Football: Memorial Middle School vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., TBA; Soccer: Robertson girls and boys at Santa Fe Prep, 4:30 p.m. Volleyball: Taos (A,B,C) at Robertson, 4 p.m., Marr Gym; Pojoaque Valley (A,B,C) at West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Lopez Gym; Memorial Middle School vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., TBA.
    FRIDAY