Today's Sports

  • Lucero goal is enough

    NMHU women’s soccer celebrated its return to Perkins Stadium — after more than three weeks away — by splitting with a pair of solid league opponents over the weekend.

    The Cowgirls lost 2-0 to nationally ranked Colorado School of Mines (9-0, 4-0) on Friday. Taylor McRae’s fifth-minute goal off an Emily Garnier assist held as the only score until Garnier added a penalty kick goal in the 78th minute. The Orediggers limited Highlands to two shots on goal. Katherine Scott had seven saves.

  • Lady Dons on rise

    Her team had just won its third consecutive match — a five-set thriller at Bernalillo’s fabled Spartan Alley — but West Las Vegas head volleyball coach Elizabeth Ulibarri wasn’t in a celebratory mood.

    “It’s a win,” she said, “but we knew we should’ve played better.”

    It’s a sign of progress not only of team development but of expectations in Lady Dons country. West’s winning streak has the team at 4-5 following an 0-3 start.

  • Cards get defensive

    Bolstering the defense with a formation change has thus far produced dividends for the Robertson boys’ soccer team.

    The Cardinals won their first two games since coach Bryan Trujillo made the switch to a 4-3-3, adding a midfielder to the mix. They locked down Pojoaque Valley 4-0 on Tuesday, then shut out Questa 6-0 on Thursday, both at RHS Field.

    The Cards (4-6-2 overall) were to visit Bernalillo on Saturday.

  • Go Fish - Oct. 2, 2016

    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.

    Catch of the week
    Mora River: Nick Lucero of Albuquerque caught a 21-inch rainbow trout Sept. 17. He was using salmon eggs.

    Fishing report, Sept. 27

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 2...

    • NMHU women vs. Colorado Christian, 1 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 2 p.m., United World College, Montezuma

    • Robertson JV vs. Española, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • Robertson boys JV and girls JV at St. Michael’s, 4:30 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas girls JV at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Santa Fe Prep, 5 p.m., Sanchez Gym

  • Beasties’ win streak continues

    So complete was Robertson’s dominance in a Tuesday afternoon girls’ soccer contest that by the 70th minute the visiting Pojoaque Elkettes were simply shooting to avoid being done in by the 10-goal rule.

    As time ran out with the margin still 9-0, the Elkettes smiled and savored their moral victory.

    Meanwhile the Lady Cardinals AKA Beastie Girls (9-2-2, 3-0) were soaking up the cheers from the home crowd acknowledging the team’s seventh straight win.

  • RHS sweeps St. Mike’s

    Beating St. Michael’s is always sweet for Robertson High School.

    Sweeping the second-ranked Lady Horsemen in volleyball?

    Too sweet.

    The Lady Cardinals managed that Tuesday night at Mike Marr Gym, evening their overall record at 5-5 and starting the district schedule with a win.

    Looking healthy again after coping with a recent injury bug, Robertson unleashed a potent front line that appears to be getting deeper by the day as younger players develop their own arsenals to complement the established attackers.

  • Cards, Cowboys on road

    Previews of this weekend’s gridiron action involving Meadow City teams:

    Robertson at Taos, 7 p.m., Saturday, Taos
    Kickoff for this one was pushed back from the original 1 p.m. start due to a schedule conflict with a Taos Indian market.

    The Cardinals are riding a 5-0 undefeated streak. They’ve won 15 of their last 16 dating back to last season, the lone blemish a 17-7 loss at Hatch Valley in the state championship game.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    Cross country
    • Robertson at Desert Twilight meet, TBA, Casa Grande, Ariz.
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado School of Mines, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • NMHU at Colorado-Colorado Springs, 7 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Portales tournament, TBA, Portales
    • Mora Middle School vs. Peñasco, 4 p.m., Mora

    Cross country
    • NMHU at Roadrunner Invite, 11 a.m., Denver

  • Kings’ court - NMHU XC Jam gets...

    Las Vegas Optic and NMHU reports

    It was a triumphant return to Kings Stadium for the Highlands cross country squads as both the Cowboys and Cowgirls took the team titles at  Saturday’s NMHU XC Jam.

    The only home meet of the season was moved from the Gene Torres Golf Course to the hills behind Luna Community College with the start and finish in the historic stadium.