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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • 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.