Today's Sports

  • District volleyball tournaments...

    Competitive parity among District 2-4A’s volleyball teams led to an interesting situation for the district tournament this week.

    Robertson, St. Michael’s and Pojoaque Valley finished with identical 6-2 district records to share the regular-season bragging rights. That necessitated a tiebreaker – in the form of a neutral-site playoff between the Lady Cardinals and Lady Horsemen Tuesday night at Taos. Also Tuesday night, West Las Vegas was to host Taos in the tourney opener.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 2...

    • District tournaments TBA

    • Class 1A-4A state tournament quarterfinals: Robertson girls at Sandia Prep, 9:30 a.m., Bernalillo Soccer Complex
    • District tournaments TBA

    • NMHU men at Nevada-Las Vegas, 8 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    • Robertson vs. Pojoaque Valley, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • Class 1A-4A state tournament semifinals, TBA, Bernalillo Soccer Complex
    • NMHU vs. Westminster, 7 p.m., Wilson Complex

    Cross country

  • Spikers’ schedules wind down

    District volleyball tournament action commences early this week, eventually sending top teams on to pool play in the state tournament Nov. 3 in Rio Rancho.

    Here’s how the locals wrapped up the regular season.

    For the Lady Cardinals, the final week was a mixed bag — kind of like going trick-or-treating and getting a Charlie Brown-style rock along with the Snickers and Twizzlers and such.

  • Historic field in spotlight

    By Carla K. Johnson
    The Associated Press

    CHICAGO — A woman in a Chicago Cubs jersey climbed onto a man’s shoulders to pose for — what else? — a selfie in front of the cherry-red marquee at Wrigley Field, the second-oldest ballpark in the major leagues.

  • Beasties edge Moriarty in state...

    Converting a goal off a long free kick, the Robertson girls soccer team nipped host Moriarty 2-1 in overtime Saturday in the first round of the Class 1A-4A state tournament.

    The Lady Cardinals, AKA Beastie Girls, advance to a quarterfinals matchup with No. 1 Sandia Prep on Thursday morning at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex.

    Senior Victoria Valdez scored both goals for Robertson (13-6-2). Leann Salazar had one assist.

  • Runners punch tickets to state

    Several local cross country runners have earned a trip to next Saturday's state championship meet in Rio Rancho.

    The Robertson girls finished second in the District 2-4A meet Saturday morning at San Ildefonso Pueblo and advance to state by virtue of the top-three team finish. Makayla Quintana ran third individually to pace RHS.

  • Vegas Bowl: Cardinals rule

    Relying heavily on the ground game and taking advantage of West Las Vegas turnovers, Robertson rolled to a 49-6 win in Vegas Bowl 56 on Friday night at the Herrera Complex.

    The top-ranked Cardinals (9-0 overall, 5-0 district) went up 22-0 after the first quarter, converting three turnovers into points.

    West settled in after that and it was 29-0 at halftime.

    The Dons scored against their crosstown rivals for the first time since 2013. West is 6-3, 3-2, and closes the regular season at St. Michael's next Saturday.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 30...

    • NMHU women at Colorado-Colorado Springs, 2:30 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games (fall season finale), 2 p.m., United World College, Montezuma

    • West Las Vegas JV at Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Bernalillo

    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • District tournaments begin, TBA

    • District tournaments, TBA

  • Vegas Bowl - Plenty at stake...

    When it comes to gearing up for Vegas Bowl, the head coaches of the Meadow City’s high school football teams take different approaches.

    Robertson’s Leroy Gonzalez believes in embracing the long-running rivalry as a motivator for his Cardinals.

    “I always play it up,” he said. “We play the rivalry up. We have to be on our toes. We’re not looking past anybody.”
    West Las Vegas’ Adrian Gonzales has another take, however.

  • District meet loaded with talent

    When the powers that be in the New Mexico Activities Association decided to expand District 2-4A effective this season, they did Las Vegas’ teams no favors.

    That’s especially true in a sport like cross country. Robertson’s girls and West Las Vegas’ boys have a solid shot at qualifying for state out of Saturday morning’s district meet, but they’ll have to battle to make it against the likes of Pojoaque Valley, St. Mike’s and Taos — state contenders all.