Today's Sports

  • Lady Cards win district tourney...

    As projected, the Robertson volleyball team has earned the No. 2 seed in this week’s Class 4A state tournament.

  • State football playoffs set

    The Class 4A state football bracket is out, and there were few surprises, particularly for Las Vegas' teams.

    Robertson (9-1 overall) was awarded the No. 3 seed and a first-round bye. The Cardinals followed their first loss of the fall -- a 33-27 setback against St. Michael's -- with lopsided wins over West Las Vegas and at Pojoaque Valley to wrap up the regular season.

  • State XC update: Runners in Rio

    RIO RANCHO -- Capping a big day for locals at the state cross country championships, West Las Vegas' "big three" of Miguel Coca, J.J. Esquibel and Mikah Paiz finished 1-2-3 individually in the 4A boys' race to lead the Dons to third place as a squad.

    It was also a historic day for the Pecos Panthers.

    After getting six runners in the top 10, the Pecos boys coasted to a repeat state title in 3A. Josh DeHerrera raced to an individual runner-up finish for the second year in a row.

  • Friday night football: Cards...

    St. Michael's is the District 2-4A football champion.
    Robertson is district runner-up, and West Las Vegas third place.

    The hierarchy shook itself out Friday night in the regular season finales, as the Horsemen (9-1, 6-0) doubled up West Las Vegas (6-4, 4-2) by a 28-14 count at the Herrera Complex while Robertson (9-1, 5-1) beat up Pojoaque Valley 51-0 in Jacona.

  • Plenty at stake as dinged-up...

    As the West Las Vegas Dons get ready for Friday night's regular season finale vs. St. Mike's -- a game that figures to essentially decide the district championship among three teams now in contention -- health could be a factor.

    The Dons (6-3, 4-1) expect to play without starting quarterback John Balizan and leading tackler Steve Sandoval due to injuries sustained in last week's Vegas Bowl.

    While WLV head coach Adrian Gonzales said he expects both players to be back in time for the first round of the state playoffs, their absences will be felt in one of the biggest games of the season.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Nov. 5-10

    • AYF state finals: Las Vegas Outlaws 9-10 vs. Taos Tigers, 2 p.m., Herrera Complex; Las Vegas Outlaws 11-12 vs. Santa Fe Roadrunners, TBA
    • NMHU at Oklahoma City Open, TBA, Oklahoma City

    • No varsity events scheduled

    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., MMS
    • NMHU at Western State, 7 p.m., Gunnison, Colo.


  • Highlands men to play in The Pit...

    The Highlands University Cowboys are playing in the New Mexico Classic Basketball Series Nov. 11-12 with the university’s Alumni Office sponsoring a tailgate event and other festivities.

    The tailgating Nov. 11 will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at the University of New Mexico’s Dreamstyle Basketball Arena in Albuquerque also known as “The Pit.”

  • Off to state: 39 area runners to...

    Pecos cross country teams are looking to add to their ever-growing collection of hardware when Saturday’s state championships return to Rio Rancho High School.
    Races begin at 9:30 a.m.; admission is $8 (cash only).
    The Panthers, who won a state team title in 2016, and the Lady Panthers, who placed third, both won District 2-3A banners and highlight the list of area runners making the trip.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Nov. 3-5

    • Robertson at Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas vs. St. Michael’s, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Class 1A-4A state tournament semifinals, teams TBA (boys 10 a.m.; girls 3 p.m.), Bernalillo Soccer Complex
    • District tournaments TBA
    • NMHU at Westminster, TBA, Salt Lake City

    Cross country
    • NMHU at NCAA Division II South Central Regional, 11 a.m., Canyon, Texas

  • Outlaws make it to two finals

    Not one, but two Las Vegas Outlaws teams will play for AYF state championships this Sunday.
    Las Vegas 9-10, which most recently won the Four Corners Regional by beating the Valley Vikings 28-7 and Grants Pirates 34-0, will host Taos in one state final at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Herrera Complex.
    The 9-10 squad clinched the regular-season AYF New Mexico title in its age division after finsihing with a 39-0 win over the Santa Fe Roadrunners on Oct. 16.