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Today's Sports

  • College roundup: Plans go awry...

    New Mexico Highlands’ men finished 11th and the women 13th in this past Saturday’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference cross country championships in Chadron, Neb.
    Kennedy Kipkogei (42nd, 27:02) and Natalia Marrujo (47th, 23:58) paced the Cowboys and Cowgirls, respectively. Collins Kurui was 50th and finished less than two seconds behind Kipkogei on the men's side.

  • Football: Dons stay unbeaten in...

    In a marquee football clash pitting the top two teams in Class 4A against each other, No. 1 Robertson led visiting No. 2 St. Michaels most of the night but wound up losing 33-27.

    Across town, West Las Vegas got out to an early lead and held on, despite Taos tying the game twice. The Dons won 35-27, matching the Horsemen with a 4-0 district record.

    The Cardinals (7-1, 3-1) and Dons (6-2, 4-0) meet for Vegas Bowl 57 on Saturday at Cardinal Stadium; kickoff is 2 p.m.

  • Volleyball: Straight-set...

    Robertson completed a regular-season sweep of West Las Vegas on Saturday night with a 25-7, 25-11, 25-12 win at Mike Marr Gym.

    The evening was most noteworthy for the RHS recognition of — and the LVCS school district’s ongoing fundraising effort for — some local community members battling cancer.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Oct. 25-28

    WEDNESDAY
    • No varsity sporting events scheduled

    THURSDAY
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs, 11 a.m., Eco Park, Taos
    Volleyball
    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Pecos (A,B) at Monte del Sol, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    FRIDAY
    Cross country
    • District 2-4A championships, 3 p.m., Santa Fe
    Volleyball

  • RHS girls' XC third in...

    Makayla Quintana’s third-place individual race sparked a third-place team outcome for Robertson’s girls in the Grants meet on Saturday.

    The Lady Cardinals (102 team points) finished behind Cottonwood Classical (75) and Miyamura (95) but managed to outperform a good Zuni outfit (122) in an 18-school meet.

    Robertson’s boys placed sixth with 153 points. Zuni was first on the boys’ side with 57.

    Coming up next for area teams and others are district meets this weekend at various locations.

  • BREAKING: Robertson boys No. 3...

    Robertson has been awarded the No. 3 seed in the state boys' soccer tournament.

    And the Lady Cardinals AKA Beasties are in as the No. 10 seed.

    The Cardinals, who stunned 2016 state champion Santa Fe Prep for the district title on Saturday, will receive a first-round bye as one of the top four seeds. They will play either No. 6 Hatch Valley or No. 11 Bernalillo, who will meet this weekend in a first-round game.

    Robertson's boys, led by head coach Bryan Trujillo, will play in one of four quarterfinals on Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex.

  • District champs! Cardinal soccer...

    For the first time in a half dozen years, Robertson boys' soccer is heading to state.

    The Cardinals won their first district title since 2011 by edging the defending state champion Santa Fe Prep 1-0 in double overtime Saturday at RHS Field. The regular season finale, it was the second time in a week that the Cardinals shut out the Blue Griffins, one of the state's top-ranked programs.

  • Friday night football: Dons,...

    In a marquee football clash pitting the top two teams in Class 4A against each other, No. 1 Robertson led No. 2 St. Mike's most of the night but wound up losing 33-27.

    Across town, West Las Vegas got out to an early lead and held on, despite Taos tying the game twice. The Dons won 35-27, matching the Horsemen with a 4-0 district record.

    The Cardinals (7-1, 3-1) and Dons (6-2, 4-0) meet for Vegas Bowl next Saturday at Cardinal Stadium; kickoff is 2 p.m.

    For more on the weekend in Las Vegas-area sports, check back with the Optic online and print editions for full coverage this week.

  • Volleyball: Taos spikers edge...

    Taos’ volleyball program hasn’t had much to celebrate in recent times, but after the Lady Tigers survived a five-set struggle at West Las Vegas on Thursday night, they were jumping for joy.

    West won the opening set and had a 2-1 match lead going into the fourth, but internal strife surfaced for the Lady Dons in that game and Taos took full advantage. The visitors won that set and then shook off a 5-1 deficit in the decisive fifth to win 15-13.

  • Looking Ahead, Sunday, Oct. 22,...

    SUNDAY

    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Colorado Mesa, noon, Grand Junction, Colo.
    • LVYSL games, 1 p.m., UWC, Montezuma

    MONDAY

    Football n West Las Vegas (B) at Escalante, 4 p.m., Tierra Amarilla.

    TUESDAY

    Volleyball: Robertson (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos; West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona.

    WEDNESDAY