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  • Lady Card golfers back in top 3

    Further cementing their reputation as one of the better programs in the state, the Robertson High girls’ golf team placed third in the Class A-3A state tournament held Monday and Tuesday at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

    It’s the third top-three finish for the Lady Cardinals in four seasons. Head coach Gene Gurule guided a young Robertson to a fifth-place outcome in 2010.

    Joedy Quintana led the Lady Cards’ two-day effort, tying for 12th individually.

  • NMHU rodeo ropes in regional...

    The New Mexico Highlands University women’s rodeo team brought home a Grand Canyon Regional Championship from Las Cruces’ Doña Ana County Events Center.

    Highlands placed in several events.

    “I am very proud of these athletes,” said interim head coach Curtis Jones. “With all the adversity that came there way, they kept their heads and came out ahead.”

    The team title entitles the Cowgirls to attend the College National Finals Rodeo on June 12-18 in Casper, Wyo.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports May 13,...

    • RMAC tournament: NMHU in game TBA, Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Class 2A state tournament TBA, Rio Rancho
    • Class 3A state tournament TBA
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • State tournaments, TBA, Rio Rancho
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park

  • Little League - May 13, 2011

    The following are scores reported to the Optic by local Little Leagues as of press time.

    LVLL softball: Lady Devils 16, Longhorns 13

    THURSDAY, May 5
    La Plaza Majors: Cubs 14, Angels 7
    La Plaza Minors: Angels 4, Marlins 3

    FRIDAY, May 6
    La Plaza Majors: Red Sox 12, Angels 7
    La Plaza Minors: Red Sox 3, White Sox 1

    MONDAY, May 9
    La Plaza Majors: A’s 20, Marlins 0 (A’s Gonzales: homered over center field fence)

  • Go Fish - May 13, 2011

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and The Fish Phone, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

  • State softball brackets set

    Four area teams got the news they’d been waiting for on Sunday afternoon with the announcement of the state softball tournament selections and brackets. The tournaments for all classifications begin on Thursday.

    Robertson received the No. 7 spot in the Class 3A tournament and plays former district rival Santa Fe Indian School at noon Thursday on the campus of Cleveland High in Rio Rancho. The Lady Cardinals finished the regular season 14-12 overall and were District 2-3A runners-up under first-year head coach Adrian Jaramillo.

  • Miranda winning

    After Miranda Garcia walked off the court at Jerry Cline Complex in May 2010, having just placed third in the Class 3A girls’ singles tennis tournament, she didn’t spend much time celebrating.

    Instead, she began thinking about next year.

    It would be a year of longer hours on the practice courts, a year of tougher workouts, a year of more focused preparation, a year of hard work and sweat equity — all leading to a much sweeter final outcome.

  • ‘Twists and turns’ lead to team...

    The first state team championship in Robertson girls’ tennis history.

    A state singles’ title for Miranda Garcia.

    A state runner-up finish for Emilio Gomez.

    A third-place medal for Juliana Guerin.

    Two girls’ doubles teams and one boys’ doubles team plus one boys' singles player all making it to the state quarterfinals.

  • Cowgirls in sixth through Day 2

    Day one and two (Monday) and Tuesday) highlights from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo.:

    Women's triple jump: 1. Danita Wyatt, Colorado State-Pueblo, 40-8 1/4; 3. Jillisa Grant, NMHU, 38-10 1/4; 11. LaShondra Ray, NMHU, 35-1 1/4; 13. Shantella McCoy, NMHU, 34-11 3/4; 17. Bhupinder Sandhu, NMHU, 33-8 1/2

    Women's discus: 1. Alyssa Norton, Chadron State, 143-7; 3. Kemoy Christie, NMHU, 141-4; 12. Victoria Dominguez, NMHU, 119-10; 14. Lydia Aligaz, NMHU, 118-11