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Today's Sports

  • Football: Dons, Cards win big

    Antonio Bustamante turned Friday night’s football game at Pojoaque Valley into his own highlight reel.

    The West Las Vegas junior ran for six touchdowns and a 2-point conversion as the Dons (3-2) took a mercy-rule-shortened 52-0 win in the District 2-4A opener.

    West’s defense stuffed the Elks consistently and didn’t give up a first down until the second quarter. In the meantime, Bustamante had run for twin 24-yard touchdowns, and John Balizan had connected with older brother David on a 32-yard strike to make it 20-0.

  • Weekend roundup: State final...

    Reaching a tournament title match for the second weekend in a row, the Robertson volleyball team this time got a close look at Sandia Prep, one of the favorites to win state.

    The Lady Cards, having finished as Class 4A runner-up last November, are also in that category. In fact, MaxPreps has the Sundevils and Lady Cards as No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. But Sandia Prep, host of the weekend tourney, came up with a straight-sets win, 25-19, 25-15, 25-23, on Saturday evening in the Sundevil Invite.

  • Looking Ahead, Wednesday, Sept....

    WEDNESDAY

    Cross country: West Las Vegas Middle School at Desert Ridge, TBA; Football: Memorial Middle School at De Vargas, 4 p.m., Santa Fe; Volleyball: West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Valley; Santa Fe Indian at Memorial Middle School 4 p.m.

    THURSDAY

    Soccer: Robertson boys (A,B) at Questa, 3 and 5 p.m.; Socorrogirls (A,B) at Robertson, 3 and 5 p.m., RHS Field; West Las Vegas girls (B) at Los Alamos, 4 p.m.; Volleyball: Mora (A,B) at Peñasco, 5 p.m.; Memorial Middle School at Valley, 4 p.m.

    FRIDAY

  • Dons hoops workouts start Monday

    Preseason workouts for West Las Vegas boys’ basketball will begin 3:40 to 4:40 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25. All interested are asked to report to Coach Clyde Sanchez at the front of Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Make sure to get physical exams completed, as well as the NMAA online concussion course as soon as possible.

  • Looking Ahead, Sunday, Sept. 24...

    SUNDAY

    Football: City youth league games TBA Soccer n LVYSL games, 1:30 p.m., UWC fields, Montezuma

    MONDAY

    Footbal: West Las Vegas (B) vs. Moriarty, 5 p.m., Herrera Complex. Soccer: West Las Vegas girls (B) at Hope Christian, 4 p.m., Albuquerque.

    Volleyball: Memorial Middle School vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., MMS; Valley Middle School at Mora, 4 p.m., Mora.

    TUESDAY

    Golf: West Las Vegas Invite, TBA, Gene Torres Golf Course.

  • The Cowgirl Way: NMHU student-...

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Two hard-working Highlands University women athletes have earned Cowgirl Way scholarships.

    Joedy Quintana, a 400-meter hurdler for the track team, and Andrea Medina, a defender for the soccer team, both received $500 scholarships from Southwest Capital Bank.

    Quintana is a junior from Sapello majoring in biology. She maintains a 3.0 GPA. Medina is a junior from Albuquerque, New Mexico, majoring in forestry. She maintains a 3.7 GPA.

  • For RHS teams, mixed results vs...

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Musa Doumbia scored twice and Deleon Rodriguez once to lift Robertson (4-3) to a 3-2 win over Taos (1-7-2) on Thursday evening in one of the key tests of the district boys’ soccer schedule.

    There’ll be bigger tests, with St. Mike’s and Santa Fe Prep lurking. But the win, which included assists from Brandon Larrañaga and T.J. Trujillo, had clear value for Robertson’s resumé.

  • Go Fish —Sept. 24, 2017

    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

    Clayton Lake: Aaron Earle of Clayton caught a 12.2-pound channel catfish Sept. 16. He was using chicken liver.

    Fishing report, Sept. 19

  • Roundup: Lady Don spikers pick...

    Both squads came into Gillie Lopez Gym needing a win Wednesday. West Las Vegas volleyball needed it just a little more and played like it in a 3-1 tally over Mora.

    After the Rangerettes won the opening set 25-23, the host Lady Dons broke through, 25-20, 25-22, 25-18, for their first victory of the season.

    Jenna Bustos notched her third double-double to date, hitting for 17 kills to go with 20 digs. 

  • Football previews: Wolves prowl...

    It’s a curious stat, but New Mexico Highlands University’s football team is unbeaten at the Herrera Complex — the field it’s borrowing from West Las Vegas — this season.

    The Cowboys will be hard pressed to keep that particular streak alive on Saturday, when Colorado State-Pueblo comes to town. Kickoff for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference game, Highlands’ second in its current three-game homestand, is set for noon.