Today's Sports

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April 8...

    • West Las Vegas JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA, Jacona
    • Robertson JV at Taos (DH), 3 p.m., Taos
    Track and field
    • WLVMS Invitational, 3 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Robertson JV at Cleveland, 3 p.m., Rio Rancho

    • Robertson (A,B) at Raton, 3 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas at Taos (DH), 3 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA, Jacona

  • Lady Dons ground Hawks

    Sonia Lujan’s two-run blast brought an early end to West Las Vegas’ game-one win over visiting Laguna Acoma on a breezy Thursday afternoon at WLV Field.

    The home run gave the Lady Dons a 12-1 decision in five innings.

    West also won game two by the 10-run rule, a 12-2 tally.

    The Lady Dons (9-4) were to host crosstown rival Robertson this past Saturday in their first meeting of the season.

    (Please see Wednesday’s Optic for coverage.)

  • Spotlight on Cowgirls
  • Highlands’ Finch tabbed for...

    NMHU Sports Information

    Highlands women’s basketball head coach Brianna Finch, who recently finished her first season with the Cowgirls, was chosen to speak at the Women’s Final Four this past Saturday at the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association annual convention.

    Finch will speak on the pick and roll offense: How to incorporate and teach the pick and roll in your offensive system.

  • RHS tennis prevails in Los Alamos

    The Cardinal tennis tour kept on rolling this past week with Robertson’s boys and girls earning twin victories over host Los Alamos, a Class 5A school.

    For the RHS boys, it was nearly a clean sweep in an 8-1 romp over the Hilltoppers.

    Warren Fulgenzi didn’t drop a game in a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles. Michael Salas (6-1, 6-2), Andres Garcia (6-1, 6-0), Marcos Gallegos (6-3, 7-5), Ali Shabaneh (6-4, 6-2) won their singles contests, and Sam Gregory (3-6, 6-3, 8-10) put up a strong battle.

  • Youth Soccer - April 9

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League:

    APRIL 9-12

    All U6 games are played at 9 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.

    USA vs. Croatia, Field 1; Greece vs. Italy, Field 2; Peru vs. Chile, Field 3; Mexico vs. Russia, Field 4

    All U8 games are played at 10 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April 6...

    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., WLV
    • West Las Vegas at Santa Fe, TBA
    • Robertson JV at Pojoaque Valley (DH), TBA, Jacona
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., WLV

    • Robertson boys vs. Bosque, 3 p.m., RHS
    • Robertson girls at Bosque, 3 p.m., Albuquerque

    • Robertson (A,B) vs. Raton, 3 p.m., MMS field

  • Cardinals ranked 4th in state

    Robertson has climbed to the No. 4 spot in the Class 4A state baseball poll conducted by NMOTSC.com.

    The Cardinals, who continued an extended out-of-town portion of their schedule with a win at Pojoaque Valley on Tuesday, are 7-5 overall.

    The team defeated the host Elks 13-9.

    Sandia Prep, Cobre and Bloomfield are the top three in the rankings, followed by Robertson.

    The Cardinals and coach Kenneth Sandoval get a long-awaited game in the Meadow City on Saturday when they meet West Las Vegas for the first time this spring.

  • Hey Mr. D.J. — West’s Bustos...

    How important was D.J. Bustos to the West Las Vegas boys’ basketball team this past season?

    Certainly, the Dons got big performances in both leading and supporting roles across the lineup as they matched the deepest postseason run in school history.

    But make no mistake — Bustos was big.

    As the team’s leading scorer and most consistent playmaker, the sophomore wing provided leadership in more ways than one throughout the season.

  • Luna teams rock El Paso

    Luna Community College prevailed in its weekend baseball series with visiting El Paso Community College, taking three of four games at Rodriguez Park.

    The Rough Riders swept Friday’s twinbill 5-1 and 9-1, then won Saturday’s opener 12-5 before losing in a wild finale, 27-25.

    Luna is 10-21 overall and 5-11 in league play.