Today's Sports

  • Cowgirls break drought

    The Highlands women’s soccer team didn’t merely end its losing streak Friday.

    The Cowgirls (1-5-1) smashed it into the ground like a pesky wasp — or maybe a Yellow Jacket.

    Daniela Fonseca and Haley Velez each scored twice, Anyssa Dagnino had a goal and an assist, and Emily Ortiz notched two assists as the Cowgirls defeated Black Hills State 7-2 in Spearfish, S.D.

    NMHU outshot BHSU 45-8, putting 23 shots on goal to wear down the Yellow Jacket goalkeepers.

    Fonseca alone was credited with 10 shots, five on target.

  • Big weekend for LV gridders

    Submitted to the Optic

    Brian Rubin and Xavier Martinez scored two TDs each, and Tayshawn Dawson added one, as the 5-6 Las Vegas Outlaws got into the win column by beating the Santa Fe Venom in a 32-26 shootout Saturday at the Herrera Complex.

    Devaughn Kensey found the end zone three times to lead the 7-8 Outlaws past the Venom in an 18-6 final.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept....

    • Memorial Middle School vs. De Vargas, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Bernalillo
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Pecos, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym

  • Friday night football: Vegas...

    Both Robertson and West Las Vegas triumphed at home to kick off the new-look District 2-4A football schedule Friday night.

  • Young program inches forward

    Progress often is measured in small increments.

    For West Las Vegas’ fledgling girls’ soccer program, the last week has been an example of that.

    The Lady Dons, who compete at the junior varsity level for the third year since being introduced to the school’s athletic offerings, had a first-ever meeting with the Robertson JV on Monday, falling 8-3 at RHS Field. They followed that with a home game against Los Alamos. The Hilltopper juniors took an 11-1 rout that ended 16 minutes early due to the 10-goal rule.

  • Home meets get bumped

    A scheduling snafu is being blamed for the demise of this year’s Meadow City XC Invitational and the relocation of the NMHU XC Jam.

    Both meets are usually held in conjunction with one another, most often in late September at the Highlands golf course.

    It’s become a red-letter day for cross country aficionados and specifically fans of local college, high school and middle school runners. For the collegians and prep runners, it is their lone home meet of the season.

  • 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.