Today's Sports

  • Cards nip Dons in playoff classic

    Robertson held off crosstown rival West Las Vegas 14-13 in an instant classic of a state football quarterfinal Saturday at Cardinal Stadium.

    Robertson (10-1) will host Portales, which beat Taos on Friday, this coming weekend for a spot in the Class 4A final. West, which last week won its first playoff game since 2003, was 24 yards away from the potential winning score, but John Balizan's pass to brother David in the end zone went incomplete, and the Cards took over on downs with six seconds left.

  • Looking Ahead, Sunday, Nov. 19,...


    • No varsity events scheduled




    • Memorial Middle School girls vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., MMS

  • NMHU winter sports schedules,...

    Tuesday, Nov 21


    • NMHU men at University of the Southwest, TBA, Hobbs

    Wednesday, Nov. 22


    • NMHU women at Western New Mexico, 5 p.m., Silver City

    Friday, Nov. 24


    • NMHU men vs. Johnson & Wales, 3 p.m., Wilson Complex

    Sunday, Nov. 26


  • Local flavor on HU teams

    Homegrown student-athletes will have a definite role for all three of New Mexico Highlands’ winter sports programs this year. 

  • Prep football: A second helping

    In the Meadow City, some prefer red and some prefer green. Even the ones who say “both” (or “Christmas,” in restaurant parlance) will inevitably show their true allegiance if prompted enough.

    But offer up a second helping of Vegas Bowl, and the answer is simply “Yes, please!”

  • NMHU hoops: A winning debut

    Ten Highlands players scored and 14 saw playing time in a balanced — and winning — effort against Western New Mexico on Wednesday night at the Wilson Complex.

    The 91-78 win — Highlands’ second against Western New Mexico — gives the Cowboys a 2-1 start to the season.

  • College wrestling: Humphrey goes...

    NMHU Sports Information Dept.

    Highlands’ wrestling team traveled up I-25 for the University of Northern Colorado Open on Nov. 10-11.

    The UNC Open is highly regarded as one of the tougher open tournaments and is the second of three open tournaments for the Cowboys before heading into the dual meet and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference schedule.

  • Highlands football: Jackson...

    NMHU Sports Information Dept.

    New Mexico Highlands University’s Terrence Jackson Jr. is the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Defensive Freshman of the Year, the conference announced Tuesday.

    Jackson is one of six major award winners named by the RMAC for the 2017 football season. Jackson was a standout in the Cowboy defensive backfield throughout the 2017 schedule. The native of New Orleans was among the top five in the RMAC in passes defended this fall with two interceptions and 12 passes broken up.

  • Soccer: Seven local players are...

    Perhaps no sequence showcased T.J. Trujillo’s speed, durability and shooting accuracy — in that chronological order — like one in an Oct. 12 win over Pojoaque Valley.

    Frustrating the Elks with his fast drive up the right flank, Trujillo was met with a crunching tackle attempt and a trip a few yards onto their half of the pitch. 

  • Dons break Colts

    By Dave Kavanaugh, Las Vegas Optic

    Normally not the most demonstrative of personalities on the West Las Vegas roster, Antonio Bustamante  couldn’t help himself this time.