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Today's Sports

  • Vatos make semis in Classic

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    After beating Adams State College in Alamosa 50-12 on Oct. 9, the Vatos rugby club reached the semifinals in the 39th annual High Desert Classic Oct. 16-17 in Albuquerque.

  • LV ropers taste victory

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    Oklahoma City, Okla. — Local team ropers Travis Regensberg and Kenny Zamora of Las Vegas were big winners Tuesday at the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping, which wrapped up Sunday in Oklahoma City.  


    Produced by the United States Team Roping Championships, the National Finals of Team Roping is the premier event of team roping and hosted more than 6,700 teams from across the United  States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and South America.

  • Gents gallop to big win

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    West Las Vegas Middle School’s football team finished with a flourish this past week, stomping Raton 52-0.


    The Gents, coached by Robert Alarcon, concluded the season with a 6-1 record, the lone defeat coming against crosstown rival Memorial Middle School. MMS went 7-0 this season.


    This past week’s game reached the breaking point with 2:48 left in the second quarter.

  • Mora football goes 5-0

    Football is back on the radar in Mora.
    The fledgling Ranger football team ended its short season undefeated at 5-0.

  • Lady Cardinals fall in another...

    As far as the Robertson girls’ soccer team is concerned, their playoff meeting Saturday with Portales was every bit as exciting — though nowhere near as fulfilling — as the teams’ last encounter, a 3-2 overtime stunner for RHS on Oct. 14.


    This time, the score also was 3-2 and it was also decided in overtime. But this time, the seventh-seeded Rams came out on top, ending a strong campaign by the 10th seeded Lady Cardinals.

  • Victory is hers

    Kaitlyn Hutchinson breezed to a District 2-3A girls’ cross country title and led the Robertson girls to a team championship on Saturday morning in Taos.

    Now, RHS coach Fabian Trujillo is eyeing what he hopes will be a top-three finish at the state meet Saturday in Rio Rancho.
    “We’ve got a good chance of placing in the top three,” Trujillo said. “Times alone, we should be top three.”

    The Lady Cardinals placed five in the top eight to capture the girls’ team title, beating runner-up West Las Vegas and host Taos. In the boys’ race, Taos won, followed by WLV and RHS.

  • State awaits RHS girls

    Robertson is the 10th seeded team in the Class 1A-3A state girls' soccer tournament and will play at No. 7 Portales at noon Saturday. The winner advances to a quarterfinal with No. 2 Hope Christian on Nov. 4 in Rio Rancho.


    It’s an interesting matchup, given that the Lady Cardinals and Rams played twice in the regular season, with each winning once. The Rams cruised to a 3-0 shutout in the season opener back on Aug. 28 in Las Vegas. But the Lady Cardinals exacted a measure of revenge in a 3-2 victory Oct. 14 in Portales.

  • Guerin in national team tennis...

    Las Vegas’ Juliana Guerin is part of a junior tennis team competing in a national tournament this weekend in Surprise, Ariz.


    Guerin and her teammates from Albuquerque captured  a Southwest sectional title this past August in Scottsdale, Ariz.  Champions in the section will compete against other sectional victors throughout the U.S. in the tournament Oct. 29-31.

  • Woods to meet fans

    Don Woods, who was the National Football League’s Rookie of the Year in 1974, will be meeting with fans and signing autographs this weekend at the Las Vegas Wal-Mart.


    Woods will be at the store at different times on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


    A native of Denton, Texas, Woods played college ball as a running back for New Mexico Highlands University.

  • Niners repeat winning ways in...

    For the second straight year, the Las Vegas 49ers struck gold in the city’s Young American Football League competition.


    The team, led by head coach Benny Ortiz and assistants Robert Alarcon and Benjamin Mora, compiled a 6-0 record against fellow Las Vegas YAFL teams. The Niners swept the Lions 59-9 and 26-0; the Lobo 12-0 and 33-0; and the Rangers 28-0 and 38-8.


    By virtue of their regular-season title, the team will represent the city in the state playoffs next weekend.