Today's Sports

  • Beasties win Rehoboth title

    With a troika of decisive wins over the weekend, Robertson’s girls’ soccer team captured the Rehoboth tournament championship yet again, this time under first-year coach Jeff Houdek.

    Robertson defeated Academy for Technology and the Classics 3-1 on Friday, then shut out Navajo Prep 2-0 and tourney host Rehoboth Christian 3-0 on Saturday.

  • Cards cage Lions 21-12

    So 21-12 isn’t just the title of a Rush album; it’s also the score of Robertson football’s first win of the fall.

    Robertson’s defense cracked the code of Santa Rosa’s fabled single-wing offense Friday night at Cardinal Stadium, allowing its offense to set the tone despite several turnovers.

    Arjay Ortiz’s quarterback keeper for a 39-yard touchdown gave the Redbirds a 6-0 lead with 2:10 left in the first half.

  • Dons ground Hawks 35-14

    West Las Vegas’ prolific passing game came together for a 35-14 triumph Friday night at Laguna Acoma.

    It was the Dons’ first win of the fall; they’ll shoot for a second on Friday at Capital.

    The Hawks were on the verge of scoring late in the first quarter when Jorge Gallardo came up with a critical stop of Kameron Joe on fourth and short, giving West possession of the ball.

  • Pecos runners shine on; two 2nds

    With three runners in the top eight — including senior Ryan Sandoval’s individual runner-up finish — Pecos High School claimed the second-place boys’ team trophy in this year’s Joe I. Vigil Cross Country Invitational on Sept. 5 in Alamosa, Colo.

    Pecos’ boys also fared well in the Academy for Technology and the Classics meet this past weekend, posting a runner-up finish behind juggernaut Rio Rancho (coached by former Pecos great Sal Gonzales).

  • Young Redbirds battle to draw...

    Sweet victory remained elusive for the Robertson boys’ soccer team Monday afternoon, but the Cardinals came within inches of an upset of tough St. Mike’s before settling for a 2-2 draw at RHS Field.

    Senior Ian Parks leapt for an airborne ball at the near post but neither he nor any teammates could connect for the go-ahead goal in overtime.

    The contest went two full extra periods without a decisive score. RHS broke its losing skid, moving to 0-7-1.

  • Highlands gridders no match for...

    Futility was the operative word Saturday for the New Mexico Highlands football team’s offense in a 41-5 loss at Northern Arizona in Flagstaff.

    The Cowboys struggled to sustain drives against the Lumberjacks, who play in NCAA Division I, Football Championship Subdivision, and fell behind 31-0 by halftime.

    NMHU quarterback Keith Moore was held to 11 for 24 completions and 80 yards; he was sacked five times for a total loss of 28 yards, although he did not throw an interception. The Cowboys converted just three of 18 third-down situations.

  • Lady Cards spike host Socorro

    Robertson volleyball made it two wins in a row by sweeping Socorro on the road this past Thursday.

    The Lady Cardinals won the first two games handily, 25-16 and 25-13, before finishing with a 25-20 verdict in the third set.

    Hannah Lopez led Robertson with 12 kills and two solo blocks. Brandelyn Fulgenzi and Rachele Portillo connected on six kills each, and Ashley Encinias added three. Ashlea Lujan (15) and Lauren Fulgenzi (seven) led the team in assists.

    Victoria Ogas had six digs, while Encinias and Brandee Fulgenzi had five apiece.

  • WLV boys’ XC captures third in...

    Jemez Valley has been a staple of the West Las Vegas cross country team’s early-season schedule for quite some time, and this past weekend, the usual visit paid off with a third-place team finish for the Dons in the boys’ race.

    “It’s been a while since we got that (high a) place,” said WLV head coach Leroy Armijo. “They ran good considering that I only have three of the older ones. The other ones are new kids.”

    West also fielded a squad of eighth graders who also placed third in their race, a shorter, 2.1-mile course.

  • Looking ahead - Sports -...

    • NMHU women at Eastern New Mexico, 3 p.m., Portales

    Cross country
    • Memorial Middle School at Moriarty, 3 p.m., Moriarty
    • Memorial Middle School vs. De Vargas, 4 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Mora, 5 p.m., Sanchez Gym.
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Española, 4 p.m., WLVMS


  • Football Friday night: Robertson...

    Both of Las Vegas' prep football teams broke into the win column Friday night and did so rather decisively against a pair of Class 3A opponents.

    At Cardinal Stadium, Robertson (1-2) won a defensive clash with visiting Santa Rosa, 21-12. The Cardinals led 21-0 with 8:45 remaining before allowing a kickoff return score and a long pass downfield with 1:20 to go. RHS also had a couple of drives deep into Lion territory that were cut short by turnovers.