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Today's Sports

  • RMAC names soccer sites

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Metropolitan State College of Denver will host the 2009 RMAC Women’s Soccer Tournament November 6-8. The Roadrunners lead the RMAC with a 13-0-0 record.

    Meanwhile, Fort Lewis College in Durango will host the 2009 RMAC Men’s Soccer Tournament Nov. 6-8 at Dirks Field. The Skyhawks lead the RMAC with a 10-0-0 record.

  • Redbirds outlast No. 5 Warriors

    Dalan Abreu and Daniel Martinez scored touchdowns as Robertson slipped past Socorro 20-13 on Friday night.

    It was a major non-district win for the Cardinals and coach Richard Martinez. Socorro entered the weekend ranked fifth in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association poll for Class 3A football.

    The competitiveness of the game harkened back to another memorable Cards-Warriors meeting — in the 2006 state playoffs, when RHS squeaked out a 21-14 decision en route to a championship.

  • Wolves run by 'Pokes

    Colorado State-Pueblo running back Jamaal Johnson gained 131 rushing yards on 18 carries Saturday night at Perkins Stadium, almost singlehandedly matching the New Mexico Highlands’ offensive total (153).

    Johnson was one of seven CSUP players to gain positive yardage on the ground, helping the ThunderWolves pile up 269 rushing yards in a 35-7 win.

    The Wolves evened their overall record at 4-4 and their Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference mark at 3-3; Highlands is 0-8, 0-6.

  • East beats West in soccer,...

    Robertson picked up bragging rights with wins over West Las Vegas in soccer and volleyball this past Thursday.

    The RHS boys’ soccer team, a favorite to regain the district title, sailed to a 10-0 win at RHS Field.

    Henry Robertson’s hat trick, including the Cardinals’ fourth goal and the first two of the second half, was just the latest highlight in a strong season for the RHS junior.

    Also scoring for the Redbird kickers: Keen Martinez, Jalen Martinez, Justin Abreu, Isaac Hidalgo, Charlie Armijo and Aaron Padilla.

  • WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Prep spikers...

    West Las Vegas volleyball scored a key district win Saturday, while Robertson’s spikers put a scare into top-ranked Pojoaque on the road.

    WLV defeated visiting Santa Fe Indian 25-19, 18-25, 25-14, 25-14. The Lady Braves are the No. 6 team in Class 3A — and the ninth ranked team West has played to date.

    In Jacona, No. 1 Pojoaque held off No. 3 RHS 25-13, 25-20, 21-25, 26-24. It was a considerably better show than an Oct. 1 sweep by the Elkettes over a shorthanded Lady Card group.

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  • No. 3 Horsemen win messy

    There have been some ugly moments in the long rivalry between West Las Vegas and St. Michael’s, and Saturday’s football game had a few to spare.

    St. Mike’s, the third-ranked team in Class 3A, won 42-6 to keep pace with Raton, a 48-12 victor over Pojoaque, in District 2-3A. WLV fell to 2-6 and 0-2 in district.

    For the Horsemen, the problem Saturday was penalties. Twice, they had scoring plays negated because of yellow flags, and the offense backed itself up repeatedly because of such miscues.

  • RHS, WLV take on Top Five foes

    It’s a significant weekend ahead for local football teams, as Robertson and West Las Vegas hit the road to play a couple of the premier teams in Class 3A, while New Mexico Highlands is at home looking to break its drought.

    RHS (3-3) visits Socorro (4-2), the No. 5 team in the state according to the Oct. 14 poll of the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. The Cardinals are ranked ninth in the same poll.

  • Grizzlies rumble over NMHU

    Host Adams State College jumped out to a 2-0 lead and held on for a 3-0 women’s soccer win over New Mexico Highlands University on Wednesday in Alamosa, Colo.

    For the Grizzlies it was their second win in three games. NMHU fell to 2-13 overall and 2-9 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play after being held scoreless a sixth consecutive match.

    ASC sophomore Jessica Hellweg and junior Ashley Grover got Adams State a two-goal lead by intermission.

  • Remembering a fallen Vato

    The Vatos rugby club will play in the 40th annual High Desert Classic Rugby tournament this Saturday and Sunday in Albuquerque at Bullhead Park. The Vatos have won the tournament five times but none recently.

    Notably, the Vatos will enter both a college and a men’s side. The men’s team will have more than 25 NMHU alumni players from across the country. They have dedicated the tournament to their late Vato teammate and friend, Mike Esquibel, who died last January in a train accident in Las Vegas.

  • Robertson golfers first in own...

    A pair of first-place finishes was the reward for a strong Robertson High effort in the Meadow City Golf Invitational held Monday at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Robertson’s girls shot “extremely well” in the words of coach Gene Gurule. The Lady Cardinals posted a state-qualifying team score of 377, also good for first place.  

    This gives the Lady Cardinals their final team-qualifying leg for state competition this coming spring.