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Today's Sports

  • RMAC schools top cross-country...

    Adams State College is still the school to beat when it comes to distance running in NCAA Division II.

    It’s hardly a surprise, given the string of national championships the Grizzlies own, but ASC is ranked No. 1 in both men’s and women’s polls of the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association released Sept. 16.

  • West Las Vegas spikers outgun...

    In a matchup between two area teams hoping to reach the state tournament in November, West Las Vegas pulled out a four-set win over Mora on Wednesday night at the Gillie Lopez Gymnasium.

    Coach Brian Gurule’s Lady Dons prevailed 25-15, 18-25, 27-25 and 25-18. West improved to 3-4 overall; Mora fell to 4-4.

    Perhaps toughened by a recent clash with Class 4A power Goddard, the Lady Dons controlled game one in a 25-15 win.

  • Dons hunting a homecoming win

    West Las Vegas’ football team (0-3) is hungry not only for its first victory but for its first trip to the end zone this season.

    The Dons appear to have a good shot at both Friday night when Crownpoint visits Perkins Stadium.

    For one thing, it’s homecoming, and with Robertson taking its bye week, there will be only one football game of local interest on tap. Those factors could give WLV its most robust and spirited crowd of the season (with the possible exception of the season-ending Vegas Bowl).

  • No. 20 Mines tops HU

    GOLDEN, Colo. — The 20th ranked Colorado School of Mines women’s soccer team posted its first win in conference play this season defeating New Mexico Highlands 5-0 on Sunday afternoon at the CSM Soccer Stadium.

    Kayla Mitchell gave CSM a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute as she controlled a ball in the box and beat a Highlands defender to score.

  • Lady Dons run in top four again

    Led by a pair of strong individual races from Amanda Ortzow, the West Las Vegas girls’ cross country team has cracked the top four in two straight meets to open the season.

    The Lady Dons were fourth in the Sept. 5 Española Invite and matched that showing Saturday at Jemez Valley, where more than a dozen schools vied for top honors.

    Ortzow, a junior, placed fourth individually both meets to pace the Lady Dons — first with a time of 20:41, then in 23:34.

  • Dave's Drive-in: '...

    Editor’s note: Patrick Swayze, who maintained a residence and ranch in the Las Vegas area, died Monday after a protracted battle with pancreatic cancer. In a salute to Swayze, we present a look back at one of his early films, which happens to fit the sports movie genre being covered in the Dave’s Drive-In series.

    In January 1986, when the hockey film “Youngblood” hit theaters, Rob Lowe was already top shelf as one of America’s hottest commodities. And costar Patrick Swayze was skating close to the crease of superstardom.

  • Dons stung by Raiders

    For all the little improvements the young West Las Vegas Dons made from week two to week three, they felt snakebit Friday in a 27-0 loss to visiting Tucumcari.

    Unlike a week earlier in a 50-0 defeat to Estancia, there were no disastrous quarters for West. There were no strings of turnovers and botched special teams plays. There were some more Dons highlights that indicate, perhaps, better times to come.

    But the Rattlers (3-0), led by big, burly lines on both sides of the ball, consistently outplayed the Dons.

  • Roundup

    Reaching the championship match of any given tournament has become a habit for Robertson’s volleyball team.

    The Lady Cardinals (4-1) came away with a runner-up finish in this past weekend’s Zia Classic in Roswell.

    Robertson is ranked No 1 among the state’s Class 3A teams. Coach Rayne Gerhart’s Lady Cards are two-time state runners-up.

    The team followed a brilliant showing in pool play with a 3-0 defeat of Roswell’s junior varsity on Friday and a 3-1 win over Lubbock Christian on Saturday morning.

  • Red over blue

    A booming goal by junior Henry Robertson boosted his namesake Cardinals to a 1-0 victory Monday afternoon against always formidable Santa Fe Prep.

    Robertson scored the game’s lone goal in the 59th minute, dribbling the ball swiftly into open space and then taking it all the way through the box before zipping it past the Blue Griffins’ goalkeeper.

    That broke a two-and-a-half game scoreless streak for RHS (3-2).

  • Cardinals soar into win column

    Sophomore Girard Maestas, forced into the quarterback’s job due to injury, scored three touchdowns in the second half to lead Robertson past visiting Moriarty 25-12 on Friday night at Cardinal Stadium.

    The victory was the first not only for a young Robertson squad but for all of the Meadow City’s football teams, which had gone a combined 0-6 entering the weekend.

    RHS is 1-2; Moriarty, a solid Class 4A outfit, fell to 1-2.

    Maestas took over as QB late in the first half after starter Daniel Martinez got banged up.