Today's Sports

  • West volleyball stops Bernalillo

    Bernalillo made some real noise for the first two sets Thursday night, but West Las Vegas never quite let the Lady Spartans have the last word.
    The Lady Don volleyball team won in three, 25-19, 25-22, 25-12, to move to 6-1 under head coach Eric Zamora.
    Jenika Padilla’s kill put an end to a first set in which West stayed just enough ahead to keep fans at Gillie Lopez Gym alert.

  • Homecoming for RHS, HU

    Homecoming: a double shot of it is here in the Meadow City.
    Robertson and New Mexico Highlands both host homecoming festivities this week, with the Cardinals’ football game vs. Capital on Friday night, and the Cowboys home at last against Fort Lewis on Saturday afternoon.
    For Robertson (2-2), Friday is a prime opportunity to extend its current winning streak to three against a Capital team that hasn’t had a winning season in a while.

  • Yogi Berra left indelible mark

    NEW YORK  — The lovable legend of Yogi Berra, that ain’t ever gonna be over.
    The Hall of Fame catcher renowned as much for his linguistically dizzying “Yogi-isms” as his unmatched 10 World Series championships with the New York Yankees, died Tuesday. He was 90.
    Berra, who filled baseball’s record book as well as “Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations,” died of natural causes at his home in New Jersey, according to Dave Kaplan, the director of the Yogi Berra Museum.

  • Attack-minded

    Getting stronger each set, the West Las Vegas volleyball team was a rude guest Tuesday night in Socorro.
    The Lady Dons swept to a 25-21, 25-12, 15-11 road win, rising to 5-1 overall. They were to host Bernalillo on Thursday evening at Gillie Lopez Gym.
    Balance on attack was evident, as Jaylen Gutierrez, Jenika Padilla and Kyanna Spaulding each hit nine kills, and Reyna Trujillo had seven. Deanna Bustos collected 37 assists in running the offense to go with five aces.

  • Breakthrough win

    The monkey is officially off their backs.
    And it’s not a moment too soon, because it was feeling more and more like a 500-pound gorilla.
    Robertson boys’ soccer team torched Tierra Encantada 7-0 on Wednesday afternoon for its first win of the season.
    The Cardinals outshot its opponent 23 to 3, with the midfield and defense combining for one of the best showings of the fall.
    Frsehman T.J. Trujillo scored two goals and added two assists; twice he was taken down in the penalty area, resulting in penalty kicks.

  • Football 9-25-15

    Las Vegas Young American Football League continues its 2015 schedule this weekend with the following games.

    JUNIOR DIVISION: Broncos vs. X-treme, 2 p.m., Sunday, Herrera Complex

    SENIOR DIVISION: Santa Fe Demons vs. X-Treme, 11 a.m., Capital Jaguars vs. Steelers, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Herrera Complex

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League continues its fall 2015 schedule this weekend with the following games.

  • Go Fish 9-25-15

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    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. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

  • Victory for Panthers, Cowboys

    Sweeping the top four individual placings and landing all five varsity scorers in the top six, Pecos’ boys cruised to a commanding victory in their own Ron Valdez Cross Country Invitational this past Saturday.

  • Cards rock No. 2 St. Mike’s

    By Dave Kavanaugh
    Las Vegas Optic
    A 65-yard scamper by Robertson sophomore quarterback Arjay Ortiz in the closing minutes of regulation gave the Cardinals all the insurance needed in a 25-20 upset of St. Mike’s on Saturday in Santa Fe.
    It was the first loss of the season for the Horsemen (3-1), who entered the weekend ranked as high as No. 2 in Class 4A football. RHS improved to 2-2 and collected its second win in as many weeks.

  • HU upsets Skyhawks

    Salina Lucero has given the New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team little bursts of energy in each of the Cowgirls’ four matches this fall.
    On Sunday, that energetic play delivered a game-winning goal with just seconds left in the first half of a 1-0 upset of Fort Lewis College.