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Today's Sports

  • Kirui 3rd as NMHU hosts RMAC meet

    By Dave Kavanaugh

    Las Vegas Optic

     

    For most of Saturday’s league championship meet, Moses Kirui ran like he owned the place.

     

    Kirui glided along with the lead pack — top-heavy with members of national champion Adams State and archrival Western State — and only slipped to third in the final stretch.

     

  • Cowgirls reach RMAC semis

    By Dave Kavanaugh

    Las Vegas Optic

     

    It has been a week of firsts for the New Mexico Highlands University women’s soccer program.

     

    • First Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Year nod ... to junior Julissa Rodriguez, who was tied for the league lead in scoring as of Wednesday night with 14 goals.

     

    • First RMAC Coach of the Year honors ... for Justin Wagar, who’s in his second season at the helm.

     

  • Weekend loaded with local sports

    By Dave Kavanaugh

    Las Vegas Optic

     

    Long regarded as the prime rib of Meadow City sporting events, Vegas Bowl rarely has to share the plate with any other local happening when it rolls around on the calendar.

     

    Not this time.

     

    The weekend ahead is an all-you-can-watch buffet for local sports fans.

     

  • Bustos nabs RMAC honor

    Submitted to the Optic

     

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Former West Las Vegas star Vera Jo Bustos was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Preseason Player of the Year and her Grizzlies, coming off the program’s first trip to the NCAA Division II National Tournament, were picked to win the league, according to the 2010-11 preseason coaches’ poll released by conference officials on Monday.  

     

  • Big sports week begins
  • Mora XC teams make state cut

    Las Vegas Optic


    Pecos and Mora will be among the teams vying for state cross country titles this Saturday in Rio Rancho after strong efforts in the District 2 1A-2A meet on Friday in Pojoaque.


    Both Mora boys’ and girls’ teams qualified for the state meet by picking up dual fourth-place finishes in the 13-team district meet.

    Top five make the cut for state, noted second-year head coach Mark Cassidy.


    For the Rangerette runners, the team qualification is a first, Cassidy said.

  • Vatos make semis in Classic

    Submitted to the Las Vegas Optic


    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

    Submitted to the Las Vegas Optic
    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

    Las Vegas Optic
    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.