Today's Sports

  • RHS to host St. Mike's in 2...

    Robertson's volleyball team has learned whom it will face in the District 2-4A tournament final on Saturday night.

    The St. Michael's Lady Horsemen swept Pojoaque Valley 25-16, 25-12, 25-20, on Thursday night at Perez-Shelley Gym in Santa Fe and will advance to the tourney championship. As the No. 2 seed, St. Mike's was the favorite to emerge from the bracket.

    Robertson (18-2) swept St. Mike's 3-0 in their first match of the district schedule this fall, but the Lady Horsemen extended the Lady Cards to four sets in their rematch.

  • State soccer: Robertson falls to...

    The season is over for Robertson soccer teams who'd made it to the quarterfinals of the Class 1A-4A state tournaments.

    The No. 3 seeded Cardinals lost 4-1 to No. 6 Hatch Valley on Thursday morning at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex. Later in the day, the No. 10 seeded Lady Cardinals came up short against No. 2 Bosque, 3-0. Coach Bryan Trujillo and the Cardinals had one of the deeper runs in program history and finished 14-7.

  • District volleyball: West...

    It must have been those Halloween colors of the Taos uniforms.

    On Tuesday night, in the opening match of the District 2-4A volleyball tournament, host West Las Vegas fell 3-1 to Taos. The Lady Dons (3-15) won the first set 25-17, getting solid defense across the lineup and kills from Briana Marquez, Bailey Douglass, Jenna Bustos and Brianna Maes.

    But with Taos' Faith Powell establishing her physical dominance at the net, the Lady Tigers roared back to take game two 25-13. Taos led 17-2 at one point before West rallied to get closer.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Nov. 1-4

    • District tournaments TBA

    • Class 1A-4A state tournament boys’ quarterfinals: Robertson vs. Hatch Valley-Bernalillo winner, 10:30 a.m., Bernalillo Soccer Complex
    • Class 1A-4A state tournament girls’ quarterfinals: Robertson vs. Bosque, 2:30 p.m., Bernalillo Soccer Complex
    • District tournaments TBA

    • Robertson at Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Jacona

  • Dons, Lady Cards returning to...

    Robertson’s girls and West Las Vegas’ boys punched return tickets to this coming Saturday’s state cross country championships thanks to top-three team finishes in the district meet Friday in Santa Fe.

    The Lady Cardinals, coached by Patrick Garcia, landed five in the top 16 to come away with second place in the girls’ race.

  • Beasties joining party in...

    Robertson High School is looking to make double trouble for opponents in the state soccer tournaments.

    On Saturday, the RHS girls’ team — who got into the Class 1A-4A girls’ bracket as the No. 10 seed — stunned No. 7 Taos on the road in a 2-0 shutout in the opening round.

    That gives the Lady Cardinals, AKA Beastie Girls, a trip to the quarterfinals Thursday at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex. They will face No. 2 seed Bosque (14-4-2) for a spot in the final four. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. at Field 7.

  • NMHU roundup: RMAC-leading Mavs...

    New Mexico Highlands and host Colorado Mesa — the top team in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s football race — both had 14 points in the second half Saturday.

    It was those 63 points in the first half — all scored by the Mavericks — that made the difference.

    The 77-14 defeat is the sixth in a row for the Cowboys and first-year coach Marty Fine.

    Eystin Salum threw four touchdown passes on his way to 299 yards for the Mavericks, and David Tann rushed for three TDs as part of a 167-yard effort.

  • Vegas Bowl 57: Big plays lift...

    In the end, Robertson had one big play too many for crosstown rival West Las Vegas on Saturday at Cardinal Stadium.
    Arjay Ortiz gained 244 yards on the ground and passed for another 108 in leading the Cardinals to a 51-21 win in Vegas Bowl 57.
    It was a nailbiter through two and a half quarters, though, and after John Balizan’s 25-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Tapia at the 7:41 mark of the third quarter, West trailed just 27-21.

  • Second half key as Cards down...

    Vegas Bowl 57 had the feel of a classic for two and a half quarters, the score 27-21 with 7:41 left in the third.

    Then host Robertson made the first of several big-yardage plays, starting a run of 24 unanswered points in a 51-21 final Saturday at Cardinal Stadium.

    The outcome left the Cardinals (8-1) and Dons (6-3) tied for second place in District 2-4A with 4-1 records. St. Michael's throttled Santa Fe Indian Saturday to remain unbeaten in district at 5-0.

  • State soccer: Beasties upset Taos

    No. 10 seed Robertson girls' soccer surprised No. 7 Taos by a 2-0 count Saturday afternoon at Eco Park in Taos.

    The Lady Cardinals and coach Jeff Houdek advance to play Bosque in the Class 1A-4A state quarterfinals at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex.

    As a top-four seed, Robertson's boys had a first-round bye. They play either No. 6 Hatch Valley or No. 11 Bernalillo at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the complex.

    See the Optic print and online editions for coverage.