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Today's Sports

  • RHS girls third in state golf

    A strong day two for Robertson's girls' golf team propelled the Lady Cardinals to third place in the final standings Tuesday at the state tournament.

    It's the second year in a row that the Lady Cardinals have placed at state.

    Jayme Quintana shot a 93 on day two for a total of 184, jumping from a tie for ninth place to sixth. She edged Brittani Webb of Socorro by one stroke to make the top six.

    Shannon Lopez matched her Monday score of 104 for a two-day total of 208, good for 12th place.

  • Cowboys advance in RMAC baseball...

    New Mexico Highlands became the first team to advance in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball tournament after winning 9-4 over fourth-seeded Metro State on Wednesday afternoon. Steve Jones' Cowboys are the tournament's third seed and seeking their first RMAC tournament title since 2005.

  • NMAA suspends all sports, other...

    In light of swine flu-related closures of schools in Socorro, Carlsbad and elsewhere in the southern half of the state, the New Mexico Activities Association has suspended all extracurricular activities -- including sporting events and practices -- until further notice.

    NMAA officials said the decision to suspend activities this week comes primarily from a concern over competitive fairness, since several schools will be shut down through Sunday and will not allow any practices or other related activities.

  • End of road for LV baseball teams

    Except for Little League and the growing assortment of traveling youth teams, baseball season is over in the Meadow City.

    Robertson lost twice to third-seeded Sandia Prep on Saturday in the Class 3A high school state tournament, dashing high hopes after a 6-5 upset of the Sundevils on Friday evening in Albuquerque. Sandia Prep won 34-4 and 14-1 to move past the 14th-seeded Cardinals.

  • Two locals to lead Highlands...

    CASPER, Wyo. -- Jose Griego from Las Vegas and Jesse Estrada from Trementina have qualified for the upcoming College National Finals Rodeo, to be held June 14-20 in Casper.

    Both will represent New Mexico Highlands University. Griego, a freshman, will be making his first appearance in bull riding. Estrada, also a freshman and making his first appearance, will compete in bareback riding.

  • NMAA lifts ban on prep sports;...

    In response to the reopening of 16 schools in southern half of the state, the New Mexico Activities Association has lifted its suspension of high school sports effective on Wednesday.

    As a result, the usual round of spring sports championship events will indeed be staged, albeit with a revised "Plan C" schedule, also released on Wednesday. The revised schedule contains several differences from the tentative one issued on Monday. (See the weekend print edition of the Optic for a full explanation and the schedule.)

  • Upset in state baseball tourney

    Robertson's 14th seed Cardinal baseball team edged No. 3 Sandia Prep 6-5 in Albuquerque on Friday evening to open the Class 3A state tournament. The Cards will need to win once more in a Saturday doubleheader to complete the upset and advance to the quarterfinals.

    Meanwhile, West Las Vegas, the 15th seed, lost 18-4 at No. 2 Bloomfield. The Dons need to sweep the host Bobcats on Saturday to move on in the tourney.

    The quarterfinals of the Class 3A bracket will be held Thursday in Albuquerque at a couple of local high schools. The finals are Saturday at Isotopes Park.

  • Cardinal netters second at state

     

     

     

    Robertson lost a heartbreaker in the Class 1A-3A boys' tennis final Saturday afternoon, falling 5-4 to No. 1 Sandia Prep.

    The No. 2 Cardinals had swept No. 7 Hope Christian and No. 3 Lovington to reach the team championship dual, hosted by Albuquerque Academy. Meanwhile the Sundevils had defeated Santa Fe Prep and then St. Michael's.

    In the small-school team category, West Las Vegas swept East Mountain and surprised No. 2 seed Moriarty, both 6-0, to reach the state final with No. 1 seed Valley Christian Academy.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Mavs eliminate...

    Oscar Sigala hit a three-run blast -- his third home run of the game -- in the bottom of the ninth, but the Highlands Cowboys couldn't sustain the rally and lost 15-13 to archrival Mesa State on Friday evening in the NCAA Division II Central Regional tournament.

    The loss, preceded by a defeat to Wayne State (Neb.) on Thursday, eliminates NMHU from the postseason. The Cowboys finished 39-21.

  • BREAKING NEWS: RHS track teams...

     

     

     

    For the second straight year, Robertson High's Estevan Vigil stood tall on the awards podium in the aftermath of the state track and field championship meet, having claimed the Class 3A boys' high-point athlete distinction.

    Vigil's 31 points were in fact the second highest total among the six high-point honorees, Classes 3A through 5A. The Cardinal junior reclaimed the state titles in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash and added a title in the long jump.