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Today's Sports

  • Lady Dons face state champions

    The young West Las Vegas volleyball team fell to 0-2 Tuesday evening with a straight-sets defeat at Los Lunas, the defending Class 5A state champions.

    Los Lunas won 25-16, 25-14, 25-9 in its season opener.

    The Lady Tigers defeated Centennial in four sets last November in the 5A state title match.

    It’s been a tough early schedule for the Lady Dons and first-year head coach Elizabeth Ulibarri. Mora, a state semifinalist in 2A, overcame a 2-0 deficit to edge WLV 3-2 on Aug. 25 at Montoya Gym.

  • Looking upward - Cowgirl...

    There’s nowhere to go but up for the New Mexico Highlands University volleyball team.

    The Cowgirls were saddled with a prediction to finish in the cellar of the 15-team Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this season, according to a coaches’ poll released Aug. 15 by the Colorado Springs-based league.

    On the other end of the spectrum, Colorado School of Mines was chosen as the favorite to win the RMAC championship.

  • Cards, Dons to test their good...

    After dispatching week-one opponents Estancia and Clayton in a pair of entertainingly close football games, Robertson and West Las Vegas look to make it 2-0.

    West hosts Class 5A Grants in its home opener, kicking off at 7 p.m. Friday at the Herrera Complex.

    The Pirates are looking for their first win after having lost 30-6 to a visiting neighbor, Miyamura out of Gallup.

  • Isotopes out of playoff...

    Albuquerque saw its playoff hopes disappear Wednesday night, falling 5-3 in the second game of a doubleheader at Salt Lake. The loss, combined with El Paso’s win over Las Vegas (Nev.), gives the Chihuahuas the PCL Pacific Southern division championship.

    Raimel Tapia hit 3 of 4 in the leadoff spot for the visitors, who fell behind 5-0 through five frames.

    The Isotopes (67-71) won game one of the twinbill 1-0 but needed some help or a win to keep their postseason hopes alive. Brandon Barnes’ RBI double scored Pat Valaika for the lone run of that game.

  • Go Fish - Sept. 2, 2016

    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
    Hopewell Lake: Lawrence Lopez of Albuquerque caught a 20-inch rainbow trout Aug 28. His wife Ida caught a 19-inch rainbow. They were both using brown wooly buggers.

  • NFL clears stars in PED probe

    The Associated Press

    NFL stars James Harrison, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers can start the regular season without having the specter of a league investigation over whether they used performance-enhancing drugs hanging over their heads.

    The NFL cleared all three players on Wednesday, saying there was “no credible evidence” the players were guilty of any of the claims made in a documentary by Al-Jazeera America in January.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 2...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    Cross country
    • NMHU at Border Challenge, 4 p.m., Johnson, Kans.
    Football
    • Robertson at Cobre, 7 p.m., Bayard
    • West Las Vegas vs. Grants, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at East Central and Southeastern Oklahoma State, TBA
    • Mora at Tucumcari tournament, TBA
    • Pecos Middle School vs. Mora, 4 p.m., Pecos

    SATURDAY
    Baseball

  • Clutch city - Cards end Estancia...

    Prep football kicked off this past Friday night with two clutch victories for Robertson and West Las Vegas.

    The Cardinals, ranked as high as No. 1 in Class 4A preseason polls, won a marquee matchup with Class 3A’s top team, two-time defending state champion Estancia, 27-26.

    In doing so, Robertson snapped the visiting Bears’ 17-game winning streak that dated back to November 2014. The Bears went 13-0 last fall.

  • Outlaws defeat Extreme in 9-10...

    On opening day of the Northern New Mexico Children’s Football League, the 9-10 Las Vegas Outlaws stunned the defending 9-10 champion L.A. Extreme 13-6.

    That brought an end to the Extreme’s 12-game winning streak, noted Outlaw coach Carlos Perea.

    “We moved up from the 7-8 division as champions and took out the defending 9-10 champions to send a message we are here to play and represent Las Vegas,” Perea said.

  • RHS boys open with road win

    For the first time in more than six years, the Robertson boys’ soccer team has opened the season with a victory.

    New head coach Bryan Trujillo hopes that’s just a sign of things to come for his young Cardinals.

    Robertson beat Class 5A Moriarty on the road this past Saturday.

    T.J. Trujillo put a couple of highlight-reel-worthy goals on the board against the Pintos. His first was a penalty kick to stake RHS to the early lead. His second, delivered in the second half, came off his left foot and secured a hard-fought win.