Today's Sports

  • Looking ahead - Sports -...

    • Las Vegas YAFL opening weekend games, TBA
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League opening weekend games, 2 p.m., United World College, Montezuma

    • Robertson JV at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., TBA
    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. St. Michael’s, 3 and 5 p.m., RHS field
    • Memorial Middle School vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., MMS gym

  • LV gridders hunting first wins

    Will this be the week the Meadow City’s football teams turn the tide and get into the win column after a combined 0-5 start?

    As Buzz Killington might cackle, “Not so fast.”

    The schedule doesn’t ease up at all for New Mexico Highlands (0-1), which travels to Northern Arizona in Flagstaff for its second game. Kickoff is 4 p.m. Saturday at the Walkup Skydome, with some TV coverage via Fox Sports.

  • Lady Cards deliver

    In spite of its relative youthfulness, the Robertson volleyball team does have enough ingredients to make for an intriguing lineup that could very well be a contender down the road.

    The Lady Cardinals demonstrated as much Tuesday night, recovering from a loss in game one to defeat Santa Rosa 3-2 (16-25, 25-8, 25-19, 16-25, 15-9).

    They weren’t particularly cohesive early on, experiencing some of the communication breakdowns that had plagued them in a season-opening loss to St. Michael’s.

  • Cowgirls go short, fall to Wolves

    In a contentious match that saw New Mexico Highlands play shorthanded for nearly 40 minutes, Western Oregon took a 2-0 verdict in women’s soccer action Tuesday on a neutral pitch in Pueblo, Colo.

    Nikeshia Mitchell of NMHU was reportedly dealt a red card at the 50-minute mark, leaving the Cowgirls with 10 on the field.

    A few minutes later, the Wolves capitalized when Vicky Cruz Rosales scored off a feed from Mariah Konyn.

    It was 1-0 at half, courtesy of an Allison Sprecher rebound goal off the post in the 41st minute.

  • Youth sports - Sept. 11

    Las Vegas Young American Football League opens its 2015 schedule this weekend with the following games.
    JUNIOR DIVISION: Broncos vs. X-Treme, 10 a.m., Sunday, Herrera Complex
    SENIOR DIVISION: X-Treme vs. Rio Rancho Punishers, 1 p.m.; Steelers vs. Los Alamos Extreme, 2:15 p.m.; both Saturday, Camino Rael Community School, Santa Fe

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League kicks off its fall 2015 slate this weekend with the following games.

  • Looking ahead - Sports -...

    Cross country
    • NMHU at Border Classic, TBA, Johnson City, Kans.
    • Robertson vs. Santa Rosa, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas at Laguna Acoma, 7 p.m., Laguna
    • Robertson girls at Rehoboth tournament, Rehoboth
    • NMHU at California State-East Bay, 6 p.m., San Bernardino, Calif.
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Raton, 5 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Valley Middle School vs. Tierra Encantada, 4 p.m., Valley Gym


  • RHS girls lock in top 3 spots

    What a way to start your freshman year.

    Makayla Quintana, a Robertson frosh, raced to victory in her team’s second meet Friday at Rehoboth in Gallup. She was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 20 minutes, 17 seconds.

    The Robertson girls placed all four of their race entrants in the top eight, including the top three.

    Quintana and seniors Anabella Miller and Morgan Diefendorf monopolized the top three varsity girls’ finishes for Robertson.

  • Beasties shut out SFIS

    Victoria Valdez scored twice and was one of five different Robertson players with at least one goal in a 6-0 shutout at Santa Fe Indian this past Friday.

    Coach Jeff Houdek also hailed the performance of senior defensive midfielder Nicoletta Litherland. She and the rest of Robertson’s midfield and defense limited the Lady Braves’ shooting chances, a key factor in the outcome.

    Freshmen Jasmine Jaramillo and Leann Salazar split time at goalkeeper, with Jaramillo going 80 minutes and notching two saves.

  • Win No. 1 - West girls post...

    How about that undefeated West Las Vegas girls’ soccer team?

    The Lady Dons, a fledgling program playing its second year as a junior varsity, made history this past Saturday, edging Academy for Technology and the Classics 4-3 at the Herrera Complex for their first-ever win.

    It’s marked progress from year one under head coach Paul Bonchi. The squad, which sometimes didn’t have enough players to field a full 11 last fall, didn’t score a goal until late in its inaugural season, when Milena Lujan broke through.

  • Cards, Dons slip to 0-2

    Andru Sanchez passed for two touchdowns and ran for two others, leading Cobre past Robertson 33-19 in a rare matinée home football game Saturday at Cardinal Stadium.

    Sanchez’s exploits and those of a solid all-around Indians team spoiled a productive day for Robertson’s Joseph Paul Griego, who was a workhorse on both sides of the ball.

    Saturday’s game was a matchup of two teams ranked in the top 10 of Class 4A football, and Cobre was the second top-10 opponent in as many games for RHS.