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Today's Sports

  • 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...

    SUNDAY
    Soccer
    • 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

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

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

    WEDNESDAY
    Volleyball
    • 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.

  • Vatos hosting powerhouse
  • Series tied, headed to Wrigley

    The Associated Press

    CLEVELAND — Jake Arietta made a brief run at a no-hitter and ended another 71-year pause between celebrations for the Chicago Cubs and their faithful fans.

    Not only are they back in the World Series, they’ve won there again.

    One more drought quenched, one more to go.

  • Beasties to open state trek in...

    For the eighth consecutive season, the Robertson girls’ soccer team is in the state tournament bracket.

    The Lady Cardinals, or Beastie Girls if you will, are the No. 9 seed after rolling to a 12-6-2 record and visit No. 8 Moriarty at 11 a.m. Saturday.

    Winner gets No. 1 Sandia Prep in a Thursday morning quarterfinal at the Bernalillo Soccer Complex.

    Moriarty is 10-9-1 and ranked seventh in the latest MaxPreps ratings; Robertson is ninth.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Oct. 28...

    FRIDAY
    Cross country
    • District 2-3A championships, 4 p.m., Pecos
    Football
    • Vegas Bowl 56: West Las Vegas vs. Robertson, 6 p.m., Herrera Complex
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Western State, 3 p.m., Gunnison, Colo.
    Volleyball
    • NMHU at Fort Lewis, 7 p.m., Durango, Colo.

    SATURDAY
    Cross country
    • District 2-4A championships, 9 a.m., Jacona
    Football
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Mesa, noon, Perkins Stadium

  • Vegas Bowl 56: Rivalry gains...

    Intrigue is higher than usual surrounding this year’s Vegas Bowl, a game that — as a rule — needs little to draw a crowd.

    That’s because the annual East-West football game will this year feature two bona fide state contenders instead of just one.

  • Airing it out - Cards 8-0 after...

    Marc Grano has been a dutiful soldier for the Robertson Cardinals all season and in seasons prior. Generally the team’s second feature back on offense and a contributor on defense, he’s played his role seemingly without complaint. But on Saturday, with Robertson’s undefeated season suddenly in jeopardy for the first time in weeks, Grano stepped to the forefront and found himself thriving in a new role – catching the football from Arjay Ortiz.