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Today's Sports

  • Highlands football team shows...

    ALBUQUERQUE — The NMHU Cowboys took a trip down I-25 to the UNM Children’s Hospital to brighten some young children’s day on Oct. 18.

    The ‘Pokes traveled eight players and one coach to serve as goodwill ambassadors for the athletic program. The Cowboys spent some time walking room to room to visit the young men and women in the hospital. They then went for a visit to the activity room and spent the rest of their afternoon playing board games, doing arts and crafts and just talking with the young patients at UNM Children’s Hospital.

  • LV boxers head to Burque

    Three boxers with ties to the Meadow City are scheduled to fight Saturday night in Albuquerque as part of a professional card co-promoted by Crespin’s from Las Vegas and Chavez Promotions from the Duke City.

    The event starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Kiva Auditorium, 401 Second Street N.W.

    • Arturo Crespin (7-2-1) will fight Jose Garcia (3-4-1) of Ciudad Juarez in an eight-rounder.

    • Amanda Crespin (6-4-1) faces Mercedes Mercury (3-11) of Denver in a women’s super featherweight match slated for eight rounds.

  • Youth Soccer - Oct. 26, 2012

    The following is this coming weekend’s schedule of Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches.

    U6: Dynamo vs. Chivas, Earthquakes vs. Crew, Galaxy vs. United, Rapids vs. Sounders, all at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street Park; Fire have bye week

    U8: AC Milan vs. Real Madrid, Barcelona vs. Mora, Bayern vs. Manchester City, Hot Spurs vs. Juventus, all at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street Park

  • Go Fish - Oct. 26, 2012

    FISHING REPORT, OCT. 23

    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.

    CHARETTE LAKES: We had no reports from anglers this week. The lakes close to fishing Oct. 31 and will reopen next spring.

  • Vegas Bowl moved up a day

    Vegas Bowl, the annual football matchup between Robertson and West Las Vegas, has been rescheduled for a 3 p.m. kickoff on Friday, Nov. 9, at WLV’s Herrera Complex.

    Administrators at West announced the change this past week. The game had been originally set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.

    Advance tickets may be purchased at the WLV athletics office at Gillie Lopez Gym. Tickets range from $3 to $5.

    Robertson (3-4) and West (1-6) have home games against district foes Raton and Taos, both kicking off at 7 this Friday night.

  • WLV golfers make state cut

    Submitted to the Optic

    No doubt about it — West Las Vegas’ sister act of Jayme and Joedy Quintana are headed to the state golf tournament this coming spring.

    The Quintana girls earned their tickets to state early, completing four individual qualifying legs this fall.

    The Class 1A-3A state golf tournament will be held in May at the New Mexico Tech Golf Course in Socorro.

  • Vatos rock High Desert Classic

    The New Mexico Highlands University Vatos are champions of the High Desert Classic.

    It’s the first time in the rugby tournament’s 40-year history a collegiate team has won the men’s open division bracket, according to faculty adviser Dick Greene.

    To achieve the title, the Vatos defeated Las Cruces 37-7, Albuquerque Brujos 31-22, the host Albuquerque Aardvarks 27-20 and previously undefeated El Paso in a 22-20 championship thriller this past weekend in Albuquerque.

  • Chavez third in Rio Rancho

    Alonzo Chavez’s run to third place in the boys’ race highlighted the performance of area runners in this past Saturday’s Rio Rancho XC Jamboree.

    The Mora star clocked in at 16:23, behind a pair of runners from Class 5A Cleveland — Luis Martinez (15:50) and Aaron Flores (16:15). Chavez competed in the big-school run to battle those top competitors.

  • ‘Beastie Girls’ post 9-0 shutout...

    Cruising to a 9-0 verdict against outmanned Moreno Valley, the Robertson girls’ soccer team padded its win column with another shutout and the team’s second in three days.

    It was a strong send-off for the Lady Cardinals, who paid tribute to parents during halftime of their last home match of the regular season.

  • ‘El Toro’ heads back to ring

    Las Vegas’ Arturo “El Toro” Crespin is set to fight Jose Garcia on Saturday night at Albuquerque’s Kiva Auditorium.

    Tickets for the card are available via Ticketmaster and by calling Carlos Crespin, 429-4068.

    Arturo Crespin is 7-2-1 as a pro. His last bout — a Sept. 1 clash with Nate Hicks in Pueblo, Colo. — was ruled a no contest in the second round after a headbutt opened a cut over one of Crespin’s eyes.