Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Looking Ahead, Friday, Sept. 22...


    Football : Robertson at Bernalillo, 7 p.m., Bernalillo; West Las Vegas at Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Jacona

    Soccer: NMHU women vs. Black Hills State, 11 a.m., Eco Park, Tao; Robertson boys at Sandia Prep Invite TBA, Albuquerque;

    Volleyball: NMHU at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, TBA, Rapid City, S.D.; Robertson at Sandia Prep tournament, TBA, Albuquerque; Mora Middle School vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Mora.


  • Golf: Benefit events on tap

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Luna Community College Athletics Booster Club is hosting a benefit golf tournament Sunday at Pendaries Golf Course in Rociada. A shotgun start is set for 9 a.m.

  • Weekend roundup: Lady Cards win...

    A 3-0 run through the Silver bracket of this past weekend’s Tournament of Champions in Santa Fe doubled Robertson volleyball’s win total.

    The Lady Cardinals and head coach Stacy Fulgenzi are 6-0 as they gear up for another weekend tournament — this one at Sandia Prep in Albuquerque.

  • Dons honor their football...

    West Las Vegas honored the following former Dons football coaches as part of its homecoming celebrations: Sam Caputo, Gillie Lopez, Ernie Abreu, Frank Herrera, Jimmy Ortiz, Victor Sanchez, Nick Trujillo, George Marquez, Will Jaramillo, Ray Pino, Darrel Ray, Joaquin Garcia, James Esquibel, Mike Maldonado, Mike Ulibarri, Robert Alarcon. Several of the coaches made it to the parade and to the game on Friday.

  • College roundup: No. 20 Mines...

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    On its opening weekend of both the home schedule and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference slate, the New Mexico Highlands volleyball team had a promising start.

    Matched against nationally ranked Colorado School of Mines on Friday night, the Cowgirls won the first set 25-20 and led in the second before falling in a 26-24 nailbiter in the second. But the 20th ranked Orediggers responded by winning the next two sets to clinch a 3-1 victory.