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Today's Sports

  • Byrne Memorial Run this Saturday...

    Community members are invited to take part in the fifth annual Amanda Lynne Byrne Memorial run and walk this coming Saturday in Pecos.

    Proceeds benefit the Amanda Lynne Byrne Scholarship named in honor of a young woman from the area who was killed while on a jog in 2011.≠

  • Youth Soccer - April 8

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

    APRIL 9-12

    U6 DIVISION
    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

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

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April 8...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA, Jacona
    Softball
    • 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

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • 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
    Softball

  • 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

    U6 DIVISION
    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

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

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April 6...

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

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

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • 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.