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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • MMS now 6-1
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 24...

    Wednesday
    Volleyball
    • Mora (A,B) at Santa Fe Prep, 5:30 p.m., Santa Fe

    Thursday
    Cross country
    • Mora, Pecos, West Las Vegas at Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., Santa Rosa
    Football
    • Memorial Middle School vs. West Las Vegas, 7 p.m., TBA
    Volleyball
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Peñasco, 5:30 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Raton, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Mora Middle School at Cuba, 4 p.m., Cuba

    Friday
    Basketball

  • Oh so close - Chadron nips...

    The Cardiac Cowboys finally let one get away.

    With New Mexico Highlands trailing by just three points, Chadron State defender Cole Montgomery stepped in front of intended receiver Kevon Williams and stole the football with 15 seconds left, preserving a wild 36-33 victory for the visiting Eagles on Saturday at Perkins Stadium.

    Highlands had led by 10 at halftime and by as much as 13.

    But Chadron moved the ball expertly, one short pass or modest run at a time, and chipped away before finally passing the Cowboys.

  • Warriors come out and play

    Robertson’s defense showed some ferocity Friday night in a prep football clash with third-ranked Ruidoso, and for a fleeting moment, it gave the Cardinals control of the game.

    A 9-yard fumble return by Devin Chavez resulted in a Robertson touchdown three minutes into the fourth quarter, and Dominic Lucero’s 2-point conversion gave the Cards a 21-18 lead.

    Then the Warriors came out to play-yay.

  • RMAC meet: Cowboys 5th, Cowgirls...

    Ismael Samano earned third-team all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference honors and led the New Mexico Highlands University men to a fifth-place team finish in Saturday’s RMAC championship cross country meet in Colorado Springs.

    The Highlands women tied for seventh in the 14-school event; the women’s race was a 6K, while the men ran an 8K.