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Today's Sports

  • Cowgirls, Lopers battle to...

    One hundred and ten minutes of soccer wasn’t enough to determine a victor as New Mexico Highlands (6-4-2, 4-2-2) and Nebraska-Kearney battled to a 1-1 stalemate Sunday afternoon in Kearney.

    The host Lopers (6-5-1, 4-2-1) drew first blood on Sara Downey’s rebound shot off the left post 40:06 in.

    The Cowgirls quickly replied; Ashley Kramer assisted Julissa Rodriguez 10 yards away from the net merely 41 seconds later. That was Rodriguez’s fourth goal of the season and her first in several matches after a hot start.

  • Grizzly beating for HU

    Unable to capitalize on the feel-good vibe from the previous week’s thrilling homecoming victory, the New Mexico Highlands football team stumbled to a 55-0 defeat Saturday at Adams State in Alamosa, Colo.

    Terjean Saffold scored four touchdowns — three on the ground and one through the air — for the Grizzlies (2-4, 1-3).

    The Cowboys (1-5, 1-3) were held to 110 offensive yards; Jordan Mendoza went 14 of 26 for 84 yards and three interceptions. Kevon Williams caught five passes but was contained to 14 yards.

  • HU spikers stay winless in league

    Sarah Dirmeyer whipped 11 kills — matching a match high — and made only three attack errors Friday night, but it was for naught as New Mexico Highlands lost in three games to visiting Western State College.

    The visiting Mountaineer women improved to 8-7 overall and 3-5 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, while NMHU slid to 4-13 and 0-8, respectively.

  • Jaguar Invite showcases LV...

    A third-place finish in this past Saturday’s Jaguar Invitational — behind only Littleton (Colo.) and Rio Rancho — is further evidence that this Robertson girls’ cross country team is for real.

    Kaitlin Hutchinson continued a stellar senior campaign with a third-place individual finish. The Lady Cardinals’ leader completed the 5-kilometer course at the Santa Fe Municipal Recreation Complex in 20 minutes, 45 seconds.

  • RHS' soccer enjoys blowouts

    Back-to-back blowout victories were on the menu as the Robertson boys’ soccer team got some long-awaited home cooking this past week.

    On Monday afternoon, the Cardinals enjoyed a scoring smorgasbord in a 10-0 win over Peñasco.

    Keen Martinez and Henry Robertson each scored a three-goal hat trick, and Brandon Trujillo added two goals and two assists for Robertson.

    The Cardinals and head coach Clarence Montoya hope to win out their remaining games and clinch another district championship.

  • Penalties help Rams stuff Dons

    With the usually staunch Portales Rams having a down year, the West Las Vegas football team was hoping to pick up a rare “W” at Blackwater Draw on Friday night.

    Instead, they rode away mulling another difficult defeat.

    The host Rams won 44-6, aided by a slew of penalties that hampered the Dons’ efforts most of the evening. West showed fight on both sides of the ball, but more often than not its progress on offense was negated by procedural penalties.

  • Soccer Cards blow out Questa

    Jalen Martinez and Henry Robertson each rang up a hat trick Saturday for the Robertson Cardinal soccer team in a10-0 crushing of Questa at RHS field.

    Clarence Montoya’s Redbird crew hosts Peñasco on Monday, looking to stay on track for a district title.

    Martinez, assisted by Aaron Padilla, struck in the second minute Saturday. Then, over a span of 10 minutes RHS scored five times, beginning with Keen Martinez’s goal in the eighth minute. Jalen Martinez, Henry Robertson (twice) and Fabian Duran stretched the lead to 6-0.

  • Free golf Sunday at Pendaries

    With another season winding down, the Pendaries Golf Course is looking to close with a bang this Sunday.

    Free golf — in the form of waived greens fees — is being offered to area linksters on Sunday, Oct. 17, the last day of the season for the Rociada course.

    The only cost for participating golfers is mandatory rental of a cart for $15.96.

  • OPTIC POWER PICKS STANDINGS 2010

    OPTIC POWER PICKS STANDINGS 2010-2011

    Through Oct. 12, 2010

    Ajay-Javen VIGIL, 58

    Veronica MORRIS, 57

    Carl VIGIL, 56

    Dean GARCIA, 53

    Robert LOERA, 53

    Pamela MARTINEZ, 53

    Tasha Rae MARTINEZ, 53

    Ryan MONTOYA, 53

    Michael SAAVEDRA, 53

    Stephen ARAGON, 52

    Eddie ATENCIO, 52

    Wiliam LEGER, 52

    Leonard SANDOVAL, 52

    Nicholas ARAGON, 51

    Geraldine CHAVEZ, 51

    Juan Carlos FULGENZI, 51

    Josh GARCIA, 51

    Keith MORRIS, 51

  • Frosh in tennis finals

    Robertson High tennis teammates Emilio Gomez and Dave Romero recently excelled in several regional tournaments of note.

    Romero, a freshman ranked fifth in the state 14-year-old division, reached the finals of the Jerry Cline tournament in Albuquerque despite competing against 15- and 16-year-olds. He pushed Gavin Lynch, the No. 18 player in the Southwest region, to a tiebreaker before falling. Romero won the first set 6-2 before losing 6-3. In a 10-point tiebreak, Lynch prevailed 10-7.