Today's Sports

  • Breakthrough win

    The monkey is officially off their backs.
    And it’s not a moment too soon, because it was feeling more and more like a 500-pound gorilla.
    Robertson boys’ soccer team torched Tierra Encantada 7-0 on Wednesday afternoon for its first win of the season.
    The Cardinals outshot its opponent 23 to 3, with the midfield and defense combining for one of the best showings of the fall.
    Frsehman T.J. Trujillo scored two goals and added two assists; twice he was taken down in the penalty area, resulting in penalty kicks.

  • Football 9-25-15

    Las Vegas Young American Football League continues its 2015 schedule this weekend with the following games.

    JUNIOR DIVISION: Broncos vs. X-treme, 2 p.m., Sunday, Herrera Complex

    SENIOR DIVISION: Santa Fe Demons vs. X-Treme, 11 a.m., Capital Jaguars vs. Steelers, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Herrera Complex

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League continues its fall 2015 schedule this weekend with the following games.

  • Go Fish 9-25-15

    SEPT. 22

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

  • Victory for Panthers, Cowboys

    Sweeping the top four individual placings and landing all five varsity scorers in the top six, Pecos’ boys cruised to a commanding victory in their own Ron Valdez Cross Country Invitational this past Saturday.

  • Cards rock No. 2 St. Mike’s

    By Dave Kavanaugh
    Las Vegas Optic
    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.
    It was the first loss of the season for the Horsemen (3-1), who entered the weekend ranked as high as No. 2 in Class 4A football. RHS improved to 2-2 and collected its second win in as many weeks.

  • HU upsets Skyhawks

    Salina Lucero has given the New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team little bursts of energy in each of the Cowgirls’ four matches this fall.
    On Sunday, that energetic play delivered a game-winning goal with just seconds left in the first half of a 1-0 upset of Fort Lewis College.

  • 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.