Today's Sports

  • Dons fuel optimism

    Previews of this weekend’s gridiron action involving Meadow City teams:

    Robertson vs. Bernalillo, 7 p.m., Friday, Cardinal Stadium
    No. 1 ranked Robertson welcomes new District 2-4A addition Bernalillo to the fold on Friday night.
    The Cardinals are off to a 4-0 start, and while there are a couple close shaves in that record, the most recent game saw them convincingly dispatch Ruidoso 47-14.
    Robertson’s Joseph Paul Griego heads a potent rushing attack and is averaging 138.8 yards a game.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 23, 2016

    Cross country
    • Pecos at Albuquerque Academy Invite, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    • Robertson vs. Bernalillo, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas vs. Pojoaque Valley (homecoming), 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • NMHU women at Black Hills State, 1 p.m., Spearfish, S.D.
    • NMHU vs. South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • Robertson at Sandia Prep tournament, TBA, Albuquerque

  • Cowgirl Way - Highlands’ Montaño...

    NMHU University Relations

    Two New Mexico Highlands University women athletes who excel in both the classroom and their sports were tapped for Cowgirl Way scholarships.

    Kristen Montaño is an NCAA All-American in the 1,600-meter relay, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champion in both the 1,600 and 800 relays, and All-RMAC in the 400-meter dash, among other track honors. She maintains a 3.4 grade-point average.

    Madison Davis, a transfer student, was a starting pitcher in her first season at Highlands in 2016. She maintains a 3.5 GPA.

  • Go Fish - Sept. 23, 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.

    Catches of the week
    Pecos River: Angelico Chavez of Las Vegas caught and released a 27-inch and a 24-inch brown trout. He was fishing the Quality Waters and using a red San Juan worm.

    Pecos River: Jason Enjidy of Albuquerque caught a 20-inch rainbow trout and an 18-inch rainbow trout Sept. 20. He was fishing near Cowles and using yellow PowerBait.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

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

    • West Las Vegas JV at Moriarty, 4 p.m., Moriarty
    • West Las Vegas girls JV at Hope Christian, 4 p.m., Albuquerque
    • Memorial Middle School vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., MMS gym
    • Pecos Middle School at Santa Fe Prep, 4 p.m., Santa Fe


  • 2 fast - Rushers lead Cards,...

    Darion Williams rushed for 334 yards and four touchdowns Saturday, trampling the well-manicured lawn at Albuquerque Academy and leading West Las Vegas to a 56-23 win.

    The Dons are 3-1 as they head into homecoming week and the start of the District 2-4A schedule.

  • 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.