Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 21...

    • West Las Vegas girls at Ben Lujan Tournament, TBA, Jacona

    • West Las Vegas girls at Ben Lujan Tournament, TBA, Jacona

    • West Las Vegas hosts WLV Quadrangular, noon, Gillie Lopez Gym

    No varsity events scheduled

    No varsity events scheduled

    No varsity events scheduled

  • Four Cards in North-South game

    Four Robertson football players have earned selection to the 2012 Class 2A-3A North All-Star Team.

    The North-South football lineups were announced late this past week by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. The annual 2A-3A North-South football and basketball games, which showcase some of the top outgoing high school seniors in these sports, will be held in July on the campus of New Mexico Highlands University.

    The football game is scheduled to kick off 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Perkins Stadium.

  • Cowgirls win first league game

    The Highlands Cowgirls earned their first Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference victory Friday night in an otherwise luckless weekend in Colorado for NMHU basketball teams.

    The Cowgirls outscored Colorado-Colorado Springs 6-3 in the final 45 seconds to pull out a 67-65 upset. Whitley Coca scored 18 points and Alyssa Lopez 16.

    Ashley Zaragoza grabbed eight rebounds and Coca had five assists.

    NMHU (5-5, 1-5) couldn’t keep the streak going, losing at Colorado State-Pueblo 67-54 the next night despite 22 points by Lopez.

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  • Weekend Roundup: Dons dismiss...

    Ernie Rodriguez picked up his second coaching win of the season against his former team, and the West Las Vegas Dons looked healthy in an 86-42 romp of Santa Fe Indian.

    The Dons never trailed in the contest, which played out before several hundred fans Friday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Joe Ortiz dropped a three-point shot from the left corner to open the game. A few minutes later, Ortiz struck again from the right side for an 8-2 West advantage.

    Ortiz ended up with 23 points — 10 in the first period alone as the Dons built a 31-12 lead.

  • Looking Ahead - Dec. 19, 2011

    • Robertson boys vs. Tucumcari (A,B), 2 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • Robertson girls vs. Tucumcari (A,B), 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas boys at Pecos (A,B,C), 4 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • West Las Vegas girls at Ben Lujan Tournament, TBA, Jacona

    • West Las Vegas girls at Ben Lujan Tournament, TBA, Jacona


  • Campbell on All-American list

    For the first time in more than a decade, a New Mexico Highlands University football player is an All-American.

    Jordan Campbell, a junior linebacker, was selected a Second-Team Daktronics All-American, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and Highlands noted in news releases issued Wednesday.

    Campbell led the nation in tackles for loss with 28.5, a number that set new school and conference single-season records.

  • Several all-state runners from...

    Five cross country runners from the Las Vegas area have earned all-state recognition for their efforts this fall.

    Each of the five finished within the top 15 in November’s state championships held in Rio Rancho.

  • Young boxers entertain crowd

    They may be elementary school students, but Mateo Gold and Ryan Gonzales already embrace the mentality of veteran fighters and all-around tough guys.
    Asked if they were nervous before taking the ring in this past weekend’s New Mexico Silver Gloves tournament at Crespin’s Gym, they each shrugged and denied even a moment’s weakness.

    “My mom was nervous,” Gonzales said. “I wasn’t.”

  • Rangerettes win NRG; Cards 3rd...

    Never mind the record, says Mora girls’ basketball coach Mark Cassidy.

    These Rangerettes are still a work in progress.

    Mora stayed unbeaten at 6-0 by winning the Northern Rio Grande girls’ tournament this past weekend in Española at McCurdy High School.

    The Rangerettes beat Dulce 45-38 in the final on Saturday, dropping the Hawks to 2-2 overall.

  • Six MMS grapplers earn titles

    Submitted to the Optic

    Earning titles in six weight classes, the Memorial Middle School wrestling team pinned down a team championship in its own tournament this past Saturday.

    In addition to the six titles, the host Cardinals picked up one second place, one third, and five fourth-place finishes to earn 232 team points.

    MMS was followed by Taos (220), Los Alamos (152), Mora (119), Bernalillo (101), St. Mike’s (93), West Las Vegas Middle School (67) and Pecos (35).