Today's Sports

  • Youth sports - Sept. 11

    Las Vegas Young American Football League opens its 2015 schedule this weekend with the following games.
    JUNIOR DIVISION: Broncos vs. X-Treme, 10 a.m., Sunday, Herrera Complex
    SENIOR DIVISION: X-Treme vs. Rio Rancho Punishers, 1 p.m.; Steelers vs. Los Alamos Extreme, 2:15 p.m.; both Saturday, Camino Rael Community School, Santa Fe

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League kicks off its fall 2015 slate this weekend with the following games.

  • Looking ahead - Sports -...

    Cross country
    • NMHU at Border Classic, TBA, Johnson City, Kans.
    • Robertson vs. Santa Rosa, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas at Laguna Acoma, 7 p.m., Laguna
    • Robertson girls at Rehoboth tournament, Rehoboth
    • NMHU at California State-East Bay, 6 p.m., San Bernardino, Calif.
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Raton, 5 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Valley Middle School vs. Tierra Encantada, 4 p.m., Valley Gym


  • RHS girls lock in top 3 spots

    What a way to start your freshman year.

    Makayla Quintana, a Robertson frosh, raced to victory in her team’s second meet Friday at Rehoboth in Gallup. She was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 20 minutes, 17 seconds.

    The Robertson girls placed all four of their race entrants in the top eight, including the top three.

    Quintana and seniors Anabella Miller and Morgan Diefendorf monopolized the top three varsity girls’ finishes for Robertson.

  • Beasties shut out SFIS

    Victoria Valdez scored twice and was one of five different Robertson players with at least one goal in a 6-0 shutout at Santa Fe Indian this past Friday.

    Coach Jeff Houdek also hailed the performance of senior defensive midfielder Nicoletta Litherland. She and the rest of Robertson’s midfield and defense limited the Lady Braves’ shooting chances, a key factor in the outcome.

    Freshmen Jasmine Jaramillo and Leann Salazar split time at goalkeeper, with Jaramillo going 80 minutes and notching two saves.

  • Win No. 1 - West girls post...

    How about that undefeated West Las Vegas girls’ soccer team?

    The Lady Dons, a fledgling program playing its second year as a junior varsity, made history this past Saturday, edging Academy for Technology and the Classics 4-3 at the Herrera Complex for their first-ever win.

    It’s marked progress from year one under head coach Paul Bonchi. The squad, which sometimes didn’t have enough players to field a full 11 last fall, didn’t score a goal until late in its inaugural season, when Milena Lujan broke through.

  • Cards, Dons slip to 0-2

    Andru Sanchez passed for two touchdowns and ran for two others, leading Cobre past Robertson 33-19 in a rare matinée home football game Saturday at Cardinal Stadium.

    Sanchez’s exploits and those of a solid all-around Indians team spoiled a productive day for Robertson’s Joseph Paul Griego, who was a workhorse on both sides of the ball.

    Saturday’s game was a matchup of two teams ranked in the top 10 of Class 4A football, and Cobre was the second top-10 opponent in as many games for RHS.

  • Cowgirls’ Texas two-step results...

    New Mexico Highlands split its Texas two-step over the weekend in women’s soccer action at Perkins Stadium.

    The Cowgirls (1-1 going into Tuesday evening’s match with Western Oregon on a neutral pitch in Pueblo, Colo.) beat Texas-Permian Basin 3-1 on Friday night, then lost 1-0 against Angelo State on Sunday.

    Highlands outshot UTPB 22 to 4 overall and darted out to a 2-0 halftime lead. Molly Mortensen struck first, 41 minutes into the contest, off an assist from Clarissa Estrella.

  • Looking ahead - Sports -...

    Cross country
    • Memorial Middle School at Pecos, 3 p.m., Pecos
    • West Las Vegas girls JV at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • NMHU at Concordia, 8 p.m., Irvine, Calif.
    • Pecos (A,B) vs. Jemez Valley, 5 p.m., Sanchez Gym
    • Valley Middle School at McCurdy, 4 p.m., Española

    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos

  • RHS girls' XC finishes one-...

    Freshman Makayla Quintana led Robertson to a one-two-three finish in the Rehoboth girls' cross country race Friday in Gallup.

    Quintana, who crossed the finish line with a winning time of 20:17, was followed by teammates Anabella Miller and Morgan Diefendorf. The only other Lady Cardinal in the meet, Savannah Sena, placed eighth.

    In the boys' varsity race, the Cardinals placed third as a team, trailing only Laguna Acoma and Zuni.

  • WLV girls' soccer makes...

    West Las Vegas scored its first-ever win in girls' soccer Saturday, edging Academy for Technology and the Classics 4-3 at the Frank Herrera Complex.

    Cameron Sandoval scored twice for the Lady Dons, and Milena Lujan and Analysse Lucero had a goal each.

    The Lady Dons are in their second full season and competing as a junior varsity team. ATC is a Santa Fe-based private school.

    For more details and coverage of other Meadow City sports, pick up a copy of the Optic's print editions this week.