Today's Sports

  • Dons shut out by Espanola

    Espanola Valley ran roughshod over West Las Vegas 50-0 Friday night at the Herrera Complex, dropping the Dons to 0-2 on the season.

    The Sundevil defense seemed to key in on West's playmaking receiver, Miguel Sena, devoting extra attention his way throughout the contest. Espanola also came up with three big turnovers -- one fumble recovery and two interceptions -- and scored on two of the three ensuing drives.

  • Cowboys leave driving to...

    Racking up 352 yards on the ground, Eastern New Mexico dealt visiting New Mexico Highlands a 40-10 defeat Thursday night at Blackwater Draw.
    The season debut for both teams, it also marked the first game of Jeff Mills’ head coaching career with NMHU.
    ENMU is rated among the top three or four football teams in the Lone Star Conference. The punishing ground game the Greyhounds displayed Thursday night makes them look like a contender for that league’s title.

  • West Las Vegas LADY DONS...

    Thursday, August 27
    Mora (W, 3-0)
    Gillie Lopez Gym
    Tuesday, Sept. 1
    Raton (W, 3-0)
    Gillie Lopez Gym
    Thursday, Sept. 3
    Santa Rosa (W, 3-0)
    Gillie Lopez Gym
    Tuesday, Sept. 8
    At Valencia
    Los Lunas
    Tuesday, Sept. 15
    Santa Fe Prep
    Gillie Lopez Gym
    Tuesday, Sept. 22
    At Socorro
    Thursday, Sept. 24
    Gillie Lopez Gym
    Tuesday, Sept. 29
    Española Valley
    Gillie Lopez Gym

  • Dreaming big

    In a recent effort to get members of his West Las Vegas volleyball team to start dreaming big, first-year head coach Eric Zamora tried draping one of his state championship medals over the head of junior outside hitter Jenika Padilla.
    She blocked that attempt as if it was an enemy volleyball at the net.
    “With all due respect, coach,” Zamora remembers Padilla saying, “I want to earn my own.”
    That’s when he knew he was onto something.

  • Looking ahead - Sports -...

    n Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento RiverCats, 6:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.
    n Bean Day Rodeo, TBA, Wagon Mound
    n NMHU women vs. Angelo State, 11 a.m., Perkins Stadium
    n Bean Day tourney, TBA, Wagon Mound
    n Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento RiverCats, 6:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.

    n Robertson JV vs. Taos, 4 p.m., Cardinal Stadium

  • Dragon’s fire

    Monte del Sol junior Esteban Quintero torched Robertson for five goals this past Thursday afternoon, dealing the host Cardinals a 5-0 defeat and extending their scoreless stretch to three games.
    Quintero has 10 goals already this fall for the Dragons, 2-3-1 overall.
    Key to the outcome was Monte del Sol’s ability to control the ball from the midfield and filter it ahead for Quintero’s opportunistic finishes, three of which came in the first half.

  • Going toe to toe with the champs

    Continuing a brutal early schedule, the Robertson boys’ soccer team (0-3) ran into the buzz saw of defending Class 5A state champion Capital on Tuesday evening, falling 9-0.

    Junior Victor Lozoya scored four goals and added two assists for the Jaguars, who are off to a 4-0 start. Three of Lozoya’s scores came in the first half.

    Senior Alexis Romo also recorded a hat trick for Capital, and he and Lozoya combined for the first six goals. Romo had one assist.

    Rene Ortiz and Eric Oquedo tallied one goal apiece to round out the scoring.

  • Lady Dons rock Raton

    A full lineup translated into high-octane offense Tuesday night for the West Las Vegas volleyball team in a 3-0 romp against visiting Raton.

    The Lady Dons (2-0) won 25-6, 25-17, 25-5 against their former district rivals, now in Class 3A.

    Kyanna Spaulding’s return — and her addition to the frontcourt rotation — was a nice success for West. Spaulding led all players with 11 kills. Reyna Trujillo (nine), Jenika Padilla (eight) and Jaylen Gutierrez (seven) rounded out a balanced attack for the Lady Dons.

  • RHS spikers fall to St. Mike’s

    Resurgent St. Michael’s took a 3-0 win over Robertson in volleyball action Tuesday evening at Memorial Middle School’s gymnasium, a substitute for unavailable Mike Marr Gym.

    It was the season opener for the Lady Cardinals, who have retooled with several young players, as well as the Lady Horsemen.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept. 4...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento RiverCats, 8:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.
    Cross country
    • Robertson at Socorro, TBA, Socorro
    • West Las Vegas vs. Española Valley, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • NMHU women vs. Texas-Permian Basin, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Robertson girls at Santa Fe Indian, TBA, Santa Fe
    • Mora, Pecos at Tucumcari tournament, TBA, Tucumcari