Today's Sports

  • Split for Cowgirls

    Highlands volleyball (3-5, 1-1) split its weekend home matches as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference schedule got under way, taking a 3-2 win over Western State on Friday, then falling 3-1 against Colorado State-Pueblo on Saturday.
    Western State was zeroing in on a sweep Friday night after 25-16 and 25-21 wins in the first two sets. But the Cowgirls rallied to win three straight, 25-20, 25-22, 15-13.
    Andrea Nuñez led with 15 kills; Shayli Schultz had 20 assists and five blocks.

  • Cardinals triumph at No. 2 St....

    A 65-yard scamper by Robertson sophomore quarterback Arjay Ortiz in the closing minutes of regulation gave the Cardinals all the insurance needed in a 25-20 upset of St. Mike's on Saturday in Santa Fe. 

    Robertson led 12-0 in the third quarter before the host Horsemen struck for two touchdowns and stole control at 14-12 with 11:07 left in the fourth quarter. 

    Then Sebastian Gonzales returned a kickoff past midfield, and the ensuing drive ended with a 6-yard scoring run up the middle by Amos Rivera. 

  • Dons shut out in the Jungle

    Junior Vargas rushed for more than 200 yards and four touchdowns Friday night to lead Capital to a 48-0 romp against visiting West Las Vegas.

    It was the second straight win for an improved Jaguars team (2-2), which plays at Robertson next Friday the 25th. The Dons fell to 1-3.

    For more on the weekend in Meadow City sports, check back with lasvegasoptic.com and our print editions.

  • Duncan: Apply for financial aid

    By Dylan Lovan
    The Associated Press
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s message for students thinking about college is simple: You can do it, and the federal government can help pay for it.

  • New coaches at Robertson for...

    Three newly hired head coaches at Robertson High School are hardly new faces to student-athletes on campus.
    Michael Quintana has accepted the softball coaching position, while Mike Boyle and Leroy Barela will take over in boys’ and girls’ track and field this coming spring.
    “Good hires,” said Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, Las Vegas City Schools’ director of co-curricular activities. Fulgenzi confirmed the coaching picks this week.

  • On the verge

    Mind the orange barrels and heavy equipment around the Robertson soccer field this season.
    With six freshmen, seven sophomores and one eighth grader and just a few upperclassmen with varsity experience on the roster, the Cardinal program is under construction.

  • This week’s games


  • Dallas downplays Murray reunion

    The Associated Press
    IRVING, Texas — Jason Witten glared at reporters, mostly out of determination and not anger because the affable Dallas tight end was trying to make a point about facing former teammate DeMarco Murray for the first time.
    Never mind that Murray helped redefine the Cowboys’ offense while leading the NFL in rushing for a playoff team and breaking Emmitt Smith’s franchise record with a league-best 1,845 yards. That’s so last year. And so last team, after Murray took big money from NFC East rival Philadelphia in free agency.

  • Arizona defense wary of Bears’...

    The Associated PressTEMPE, Ariz. — James Bettcher is off to a good start as the Arizona Cardinals’ new defensive coordinator. Except when it comes to defending those screen passes and other short tosses to the running back, that is.
    So the Cardinals know they will see more of those plays when they are in Chicago on Sunday, particularly considering the Bears have Matt Forte, one of the most adept receivers on screen plays in the NFL.

  • Horsemen loom as key test

    So St. Michael’s was supposed to have a down year on the gridiron in 2015.

    Thus far it hasn’t turned out that way.

    The Horsemen cruised to the unofficial City of Santa Fe championship by vanquishing Santa Fe High 27-0 and Capital 49-20. Then, last week, they bullied Taos 42-17.

    Early polls had St. Mike’s in the lower reaches of the top 10; now the still-unbeaten Horsemen are rated as high as second (NMOTSC.com) or fourth (MaxPreps).