Today's Sports

  • Kickers split with Taos

    T.J. Trujillo picked up another hat trick Saturday, and it came at a perfect time — a critical district soccer match with a tough Taos bunch.

    Robertson’s boys edged the visiting Tigers 3-2 to improve to 6-8-1 overall and 4-3 in a loaded District 2.

    Earlier this fall, Taos had won 4-1 on its home field.

    But the Cardinals found a way to take the rematch without key playmakers Tonati Aparicio-Blythe and Brandon Larrañaga.

  • Rocky homecoming for Cowboys

    Despite turning in one of the better offensive efforts of the Jeff Mills era, the young New Mexico Highlands football team couldn’t match the explosive output of South Dakota School of Mines & Technology on Saturday at Perkins Stadium.

    The visiting Hardrockers (5-1 overall, 4-1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) piled up 536 yards of offense, spoiling Highlands’ homecoming game 44-17.

    The Cowboys fell to 0-6 and 0-5 as they hit the road again for a game at Chadron State.

  • Runners take on rugged course in...

    Placing all five scoring varsity runners in the top 30, Robertson’s girls raced to a runner-up finish in the David Allen XC Invitational this past Saturday in Los Lunas.

    Sophomore Makayla Quintana paced the Lady Cardinals by finishing third individually with a time of 21:03, but she had plenty of help as Savannah Sena (10th, 22:04) and the RHS pack boosted the team score to second place behind only Hope Christian.

    With junior Miguel Coca leading the way, the West Las Vegas boys’ varsity cross country team claimed eighth place at the same meet.

  • ‘Big Papi’ era ends in Boston;...

    By Jimmy Golen
    The Associated Press

    BOSTON — The ball settled into the right fielder’s glove, the Cleveland Indians poured onto the diamond and the Fenway fans fell silent.

    Then, slowly from the crowd rose a chant of “Pa-pi!”

  • YABL sign-up ongoing

    Through Oct. 31, the City of Las Vegas Recreation Department is signing up players for some of its annual youth basketball leagues.

    Registration ($40 fee per player) is open to boys in grades three to seven (non-school players) and to both boys and girls, kindergarten through second grades.

    Coaches are also being sought and should complete applications available at Rodriguez Park Recreation Office on Grant Street and at City Hall.

    The season runs from November to February.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 12...

    • Memorial Middle School vs. Taos, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym

    Cross country
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Bernalillo, 3 p.m., Bernalillo
    • Memorial Middle School at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Robertson boys and girls at Pojoaque Valley, 3 and 4:30 p.m., Jacona

  • Dons breeze past Braves

    Marcus Coca’s return for a touchdown brought a merciful end to the West Las Vegas-Santa Fe Indian football game Thursday night with 1:15 still left in the third quarter.

    By clinching an early win with a 59-6 margin, it also eclipsed the Dons’ win total of last season, when they finished 4-6.

    In fact, West’s 5-1 overall record ensures the most victories in a season by the WLV program since 2008, when the Dons went 6-4.

  • HU keeper honored by RMAC

    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands’ Makenna Luster was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week for Oct. 4.

    On Sunday, Oct. 2, the Cowgirls faced the Colorado Christian University Cougars in an RMAC game at Perkins Stadium.

    Within six minutes, the Cougars were attacking the goal and Luster was ready as she made her first save of the game.

  • Elkettes down West in five sets

    Pojoaque Valley won a chess match of a volleyball contest Thursday night, edging West Las Vegas three games to two at Ben Lujan Gym in Jacona.

    The duel was more reminiscent of these longtime volleyball rivals’ greatest clashes. Days earlier, they’d met in the Portales tournament, and the Elkettes had a more convincing win, taking it 3-1.

    But this one was a back-and-forth affair.

    Pojoaque, the No. 3 ranked team in Class 4A according to MaxPreps, coasted to a 25-12 verdict in game one.

    Then West got even, 25-21.

  • Go Fish - Oct. 9, 2016

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Catches of the week
    Morphy Lake: Angelico Chavez of Las Vegas caught a 24-inch rainbow trout Sept.  30. He also caught several other rainbows and cutthroats fishing from his float tube. He was using a size 16 elk hair caddis.