Today's Sports

  • Lady Card spikers third in...

    Robertson volleyball players Alianza Darley and Lauren Fulgenzi earned all-tournament honors to help the Lady Cardinals place third in this past weekend’s Sandia Prep tournament.

    The Lady Cards rose to a 4-5 record after edging Silver in Saturday’s back-and-forth third-place match, 9-25, 25-14, 25-19, 14-25, 15-11.

    Earlier, in the semifinals, the Lady Cards pushed Los Lunas in another five-set battle. They beat Bosque Friday.

  • Dons earn homecoming triumph

    A nearly full house of alumni and other fans packed the Herrera Complex on Friday night to see the West Las Vegas Dons (4-1, 1-0) deliver a green-and-gold-wrapped homecoming gift — a 46-6 win over Pojoaque Valley.

    Darion Williams rushed for 188 yards on 27 carries and reached the end zone four times to add to his team-leading total.

  • No. 1 Redbirds soar over Spartans

    By Gwen Albers
    Las Vegas Optic

    Top-ranked Robertson will take on No. 12 Taos at 1 p.m. Saturday, one week after both teams had crushing victories against their District 2-4A opponents.

    Robertson rolled past Bernalillo 49-6 at home on Friday to improve to 5-0, while Taos blanked Santa Fe Indian School 54-0. The Tigers improved to 3-2. Both Robertson and Taos are 1-0 in district play.

    Robertson capitalized on Spartan turnovers, including a 30-yard touchdown interception by Cardinal junior Arjay Ortiz midway through the first quarter.

  • Wolves ease past Highlands

    Finally, there’s some daylight.

    The Highlands football team (0-4) limped to the end of a brutal three-game stretch on its schedule, losing at Colorado State-Pueblo 61-6 Saturday evening.

    CSUP was a preseason favorite to repeat as Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champion, and the program is just two years removed from its first NCAA Division II national championship.

    Expectations have been tempered a bit since then, but the ThunderWolves remain one of the better teams in the region, and they showed it on Saturday.

  • Cowgirls break drought

    The Highlands women’s soccer team didn’t merely end its losing streak Friday.

    The Cowgirls (1-5-1) smashed it into the ground like a pesky wasp — or maybe a Yellow Jacket.

    Daniela Fonseca and Haley Velez each scored twice, Anyssa Dagnino had a goal and an assist, and Emily Ortiz notched two assists as the Cowgirls defeated Black Hills State 7-2 in Spearfish, S.D.

    NMHU outshot BHSU 45-8, putting 23 shots on goal to wear down the Yellow Jacket goalkeepers.

    Fonseca alone was credited with 10 shots, five on target.

  • Big weekend for LV gridders

    Submitted to the Optic

    Brian Rubin and Xavier Martinez scored two TDs each, and Tayshawn Dawson added one, as the 5-6 Las Vegas Outlaws got into the win column by beating the Santa Fe Venom in a 32-26 shootout Saturday at the Herrera Complex.

    Devaughn Kensey found the end zone three times to lead the 7-8 Outlaws past the Venom in an 18-6 final.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    • Memorial Middle School vs. De Vargas, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Bernalillo
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym

  • Friday night football: Vegas...

    Both Robertson and West Las Vegas triumphed at home to kick off the new-look District 2-4A football schedule Friday night.

  • Young program inches forward

    Progress often is measured in small increments.

    For West Las Vegas’ fledgling girls’ soccer program, the last week has been an example of that.

    The Lady Dons, who compete at the junior varsity level for the third year since being introduced to the school’s athletic offerings, had a first-ever meeting with the Robertson JV on Monday, falling 8-3 at RHS Field. They followed that with a home game against Los Alamos. The Hilltopper juniors took an 11-1 rout that ended 16 minutes early due to the 10-goal rule.

  • Home meets get bumped

    A scheduling snafu is being blamed for the demise of this year’s Meadow City XC Invitational and the relocation of the NMHU XC Jam.

    Both meets are usually held in conjunction with one another, most often in late September at the Highlands golf course.

    It’s become a red-letter day for cross country aficionados and specifically fans of local college, high school and middle school runners. For the collegians and prep runners, it is their lone home meet of the season.