Today's Sports

  • Coca strides to win at Manzano

    A cross country race turned into a dogfight, but on this Saturday morning, Miguel Coca was the baddest dog around.

    The West Las Vegas junior outkicked foes from Albuquerque High and Sandia to crash the finish line in a winning time of 16:13 to highlight the Manzano Invitational.

    Coca’s effort led the Dons to a fifth place team finish.

    “He ran tough; he ran smart,” said WLV head coach Leroy “Caro” Armijo. “He started behind (the front of the pack) and made his move.”

  • Beasties blank Bernalillo 7-0

    Gabriella Montoya and Maricela Montoya scored two goals apiece and added two assists each as Robertson bashed Bernalillo 7-0 in girls’ soccer Saturday morning at RHS Field.

    Leann Salazar had two goals and one assist, and Victoria Valdez chipped in one goal and an assist for the Lady Cardinals AKA Beastie Girls (5-2-2 overall).

    Kaelee Montaño, Miranda Montoya and Brooke Vigil were each credited with assists.

    Robertson controlled the ball well through the midfield and back line, meaning few scoring chances for the Spartans.

  • Lady Dons take down Aztec

    West Las Vegas earned its second volleyball win of the fall over the weekend, dropping Aztec in three sets on the road.
    Game scores were 25-16, 25-15, 26-24.

    The Lady Dons, who host Socorro in a homecoming match Wednesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym, improved to 2-5 under first-year head coach Elizabeth Ulibarri.

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    Robertson finished eighth in the Gold bracket of this past weekend’s Santa Fe tournament.

  • LV: Mixed results vs. Crush

    Submitted to the Optic

    While the 9-10 version of the Las Vegas Outlaws youth football team continues to roll, some of their Meadow City counterparts had a tougher time of it against Pojoaque on Saturday.

    With C.J. Perez throwing for three touchdown passes — to Ethan Tafoya, Zeke Villegas and Josh Martinez — the 9-10 Outlaws (4-0) shut out the visiting Pojoaque Crush 19-0.

  • Home stretch for Scully

    By Beth Harris
    AP Sports Writer

    LOS ANGELES — As an 8-year-old in the Bronx, Vin Scully would grab a pillow, put it under his family’s four-legged radio and lay his head directly under the speaker to hear whatever college football game was on the air in 1936.

    With a snack of saltine crackers and a glass of milk nearby, the red-haired boy was transfixed by the crowd’s roar that raised goosebumps. He thought about how much he’d like to be at the game. As time went on, he thought he’d like to call the action himself.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    • Memorial Middle School at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Española, 4 p.m., Española
    • Robertson boys JV vs. Bernalillo, 4 p.m., RHS Field
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Socorro (homecoming), 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    • Robertson girls and boys at Taos, 4 and 6 p.m., Taos
    • Memorial Middle School at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

  • Home sweet home

    Attitude is everything when it comes to building a winning program, and first-year Robertson head volleyball coach Stacy Fulgenzi likes what she sees in her young team.

    “They all have such great attitudes,” she said. “It’s so important ... There’s times we’ve already practiced two hours, and they want to stay longer. They all want to get better.”

  • Rapinoe takes knee

    The Associated Press

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem before a U.S. women’s national team match against Thailand on Thursday night.

    Rapinoe first knelt during the anthem Sept. 4 before a game with her National Women’s Soccer League team, the Seattle Reign. She said she wanted to express solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is not standing during the anthem to bring attention to racial inequality.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    • NMHU women at Fort Lewis, noon, Durango, Colo.
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 1:30 p.m., United World College, Montezuma

    • Robertson JV vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • Robertson JV girls vs. West Las Vegas, 3 p.m., RHS Field
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Mora, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    • Valley Middle School at Peñasco, 4 p.m., Peñasco


  • Beasties leash T-Wolves

    With the still-young defense exhibiting an increasing amount of maturity and poise, the Robertson girls’ soccer team had little trouble handling East Mountain on Tuesday afternoon at RHS Field.

    The Lady Cardinals scored once in each half to secure a 2-0 shutout of the visiting Timberwolves, a program with a history of postseason appearances.

    Gabriella Montoya booted the ball roughly 20 yards away, driving from the right edge of the penalty area with 21:10 left in the first half.