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Today's Sports

  • Home sweet home

    Memorial Middle School distance runners Josh Valdez and Makayla Quintana — both eighth graders — have had to get used to running up front, often with nobody to chase down, this season.

    Valdez has won all but one cross country race. Quintana has five first-place finishes and a pair of runner-up finishes. The meet victories include Saturday morning’s Meadow City Invitational held at Gene Torres Golf Course.

  • Jeter’s mystique will be...

    By Will Graves
    AP Sports Writer

    PITTSBURGH  — Derek Jeter will walk off the baseball field for the final time as a player this weekend, taking his mystique, his iconic No. 2 jersey and a fistful of World Series rings along with him.

    For the better part of two decades the New York Yankees great graciously accepted the role as the face of Major League Baseball. Scandal came and went. Dynasties rose and fell.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept....

    Monday
    Golf
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Raton, TBA, Raton
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys vs. Questa, 3 p.m., RHS Field
    Volleyball
    • Memorial Middle School vs. West Las Vegas Middle School, 4 p.m., MMS

    Tuesday
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls vs. Los Alamos, 3 p.m., RHS Field
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Western New Mexico, 5 p.m., Silver City
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Española Valley, 4 p.m., Española

    Wednesday
    Soccer

  • Runners here on Saturday

    A rare opportunity to witness Las Vegas’ distance runners in action (without having to make a long-distance trip) presents itself Saturday.

    The combined Meadow City Invitational and NMHU XC Jam takes center stage beginning at 8 a.m. at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Middle schoolers kick off the day’s events with races at 8 o’clock. It will be the season finale for Memorial Middle School; West Las Vegas Middle School has one meet remaining after Saturday.

    Junior varsity girls and boys follow at 8:30 and 9, respectively.

  • Lady Dons sweep; Mora edges RHS

    West Las Vegas’ volleyball team muscled its way past visiting Socorro in a quick sweep Tuesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Across town, it was a different story — a five-set drama that featured two area favorites for the price of one. Mora held on to win against Robertson at Mike Marr Gym.

    West (4-2) wasted little time jumping on the Lady Warriors.

    After a 25-15 win, the Lady Dons took a close game two 25-21 and then cruised 25-8.

  • Dragon the line - Monte del Sol...

    Robertson’s win streak in boys’ soccer ended at one Wednesday afternoon, with Monte del Sol taking a 5-1 win at RHS Field.

    The visitors kept Robertson’s defense on its heels most of the match, putting heavy pressure on keeper Lorenzo Marquez, who put up a valiant effort in defeat.

  • Youth Soccer - Sept. 26

    The following are Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches scheduled for this coming weekend.

  • Youth Football - Sept. 26

    The following are Las Vegas Young American Football League games scheduled this weekend.

    JUNIOR DIVISION
    Cowboys vs. Lions, 9 a.m., Sunday, Cardinal Stadium
    49ers vs. Santa Fe Bears, 10:45 a.m., Sunday, Cardinal Stadium

    SENIOR DIVISION
    Panthers vs. Santa Fe, noon, Sunday, Cardinal Stadium

  • Orender, Slavin reap national...

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    Senior Tyler Slavin and classmate Lance Orender were named NCAA Division II Wide Receiver and Quarterback Player of the week, respectively, by USACollegeFootball.org

    “There were a lot of guys which made these honors possible,” head coach Eric Young explained. “We had 78 passing plays, and for Lance to neither be sacked nor throw an interception, our offensive line did a phenomenal job.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept....

    Friday
    Football
    • Robertson at Capital, 7 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas vs. Hatch Valley, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex

    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Colorado Christian, 11 a.m., Lakewood, Colo.
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Chadron State, 6 p.m., Chadron, Neb.
    • Robertson at Sandia Prep tournament, TBA, Albuquerque

    Saturday
    Cross country
    • Meadow City Invitational and NMHU XC Jam, 8 a.m., Gene Torres Golf Course
    Football