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Today's Sports

  • Dons survive state test vs....

    A West Las Vegas touchdown in the closing minutes gave the Dons a come-from-behind win over Silver in the first round of the Class 4A state football playoffs.

    The final score was 32-29 West on an unseasonably warm Saturday afternoon at the Herrera Complex.

    It is West's first playoff win since 2003 and sets up a quarterfinal matchup between the Dons and crosstown rival Robertson next weekend. Kickoff for that game is 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Cardinal Stadium.

  • BREAKING: Robertson volleyball...

    For the second straight year, Robertson High will be playing for the Class 4A state volleyball championship.

    And again the opponent will be Sandia Prep, this time at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    The Lady Cardinals, who have been ranked No. 2 much of the fall under second-year head coach Stacy Fulgenzi, earned a return trip to the 4A final by beating Moriarty on Friday night.

    RHS (21-2) won in straight sets, 25-15, 25-20, 25-21, bouncing the No. 5 Pintos (19-6); it was Robertson's third win over Moriarty in as many meetings this fall.

  • BREAKING: RHS spikers on to...

    Robertson is back in the final four of the Class 4A state volleyball tournament.

    The Lady Cardinals, who have been ranked No. 2 much of the fall under second-year head coach Stacy Fulgenzi, eliminated Silver in the quarterfinals on Friday afternoon at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    Robertson won 25-16, 25-12, 25-14, to pick up its 20th victory of the season in 22 tries. Silver ends its year at 14-9.

  • Building a winner

    Not many people have a track record like Joshua DeHerrera’s.

    One individual state cross country championship. Three runner-up finishes in a row. And a lead role in three consecutive state team titles and one runner-up finish (decided by a razor-thin margin).

  • Looking Ahead, Sunday, Nov. 12,...

    SUNDAY

    Basketball 

    • NMHU men vs. Eastern New Mexico, 5 p.m., Dreamstyle Arena (The Pit), Albuquerque

     

    MONDAY 

    Basketball 

  • Go Fish — Nov. 10, 2017

    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

    Ute Lake: Stephen White of Dalhart, Texas, caught and released a 6.42-pound largemouth bass Nov. 6. Tabatha Wieberger of Clovis caught and released a 4.64-pound smallmouth bass.

  • Go Fish — Nov. 10, 2017

    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

    Ute Lake: Stephen White of Dalhart, Texas, caught and released a 6.42-pound largemouth bass Nov. 6. Tabatha Wieberger of Clovis caught and released a 4.64-pound smallmouth bass.

  • Seeing red

    Robertson volleyball is playing in the Class 4A state tournament this weekend, looking to return to the championship match (3 p.m. Saturday at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho). Check the Optic website, lasvegasoptic.com, for updates from the tourney.

  • On guard: Highlands men’s hoops...

    A new season of Cowboy basketball brings with it a definite new look.

    While New Mexico Highlands’ men’s team developed a reputation for high-flying, above-the-rim athleticism in recent years, the new version of the squad figures to be more about ball control, deliberation, passing and better shot selection on offense as well as more disciplined defense.

  • Prep soccer: RHS soccer honored...

    Postseason honors are beginning to roll in for high school soccer season, and both Robertson programs have reaped all-district awards after a year in which both Cardinals and Lady Cardinals finished in the top 10 and made it to the quarterfinals of the state tournaments.

    BOYS