https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sports/rss.xml en Cardinals win both games at home https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/cardinals-win-both-games-home <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rhs_boys.jpg" alt="Robertson junior Dylan Moore tries to dribble the ball down the court while being blocked by a Portales play. The Cardinals won 54–46 for their second win of the season. " title="Robertson junior Dylan Moore tries to dribble the ball down the court while being blocked by a Portales play. The Cardinals won 54–46 for their second win of the season. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"> Lady Cardinals remain undefeated https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/lady-cardinals-remain-undefeated <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rhs_girls.jpg" alt="Freshman forward Jayden Jenkins tries to dribble the ball while being blocked by Portales senior Codi Flores. The Cardinals won 66–54 and Jenkins scored eight points. " title="Freshman forward Jayden Jenkins tries to dribble the ball while being blocked by Portales senior Codi Flores. The Cardinals won 66–54 and Jenkins scored eight points. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"> <span id="docs-internal-guid-da1e8347-7fff-3e90-978e-3ba044105040" style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: -webkit-standard;"><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; font-variant-position: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">In its home opener, the Robertson Lady Cardinals defeated the Portales Rams 66&ndash;54 on Friday.</span></span></p> Pecos Panthers continues win streak https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/pecos-panthers-continues-win-streak <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"> Three teams compete in Rattler Invite https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/three-teams-compete-rattler-invite <p dir="ltr" style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"> Girls hoops preview: Young alumna leads West ‘family’ https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/girls-hoops-preview-young-alumna-leads-west-%E2%80%98family%E2%80%99 <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/12.16_wlv_1.jpg" alt="West Las Vegas sophomore Brianna Marquez looks to pass in her team’s recent win over Mora to win the Brian Gallegos Shootout on Dec. 8. The Lady Dons have some youth in their lineup, but hope to take advantage of realignment. " title="West Las Vegas sophomore Brianna Marquez looks to pass in her team’s recent win over Mora to win the Brian Gallegos Shootout on Dec. 8. The Lady Dons have some youth in their lineup, but hope to take advantage of realignment. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px;">The West Las Vegas Lady Dons are playing with new energy this season as they have a new coach, Miranda Martinez, a West alumna.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px; text-indent: 12px;">&ldquo;It feels good to be back,&rdquo; Martinez said. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s been bittersweet for me because coming back and bringing back the experiences that I&rsquo;ve had, starting from my high school career to my college career.&rdquo;</span></p> Girls hoops preview: Big changes for Lady Cards https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/girls-hoops-preview-big-changes-lady-cards <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/3.07_alianza_darley_v_taos_0.jpg" alt="Alianza Darley is among the Robertson seniors hoping to lead the Lady Cardinals on a deeper postseason run in 2018-19." title="Alianza Darley is among the Robertson seniors hoping to lead the Lady Cardinals on a deeper postseason run in 2018-19." align="left" hspace="6" width="71" height="85" /><p class="p3"> <span style="font-size: 10px;">The Robertson Lady Cardinals have a new coach at the helm, as Jose Medina, previously the head coach at West Las Vegas for 16 years, is now coaching at Robertson.</span><span class="Apple-converted-space" style="font-size: 10px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Looking Ahead, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/looking-ahead-sunday-dec-16-2018 <p> <b style="font-family: Candara; font-size: 16px;">SUNDAY</b></p> <p class="p2"> <i>No Events Scheduled</i><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> <b>MONDAY</b></p> <p class="p4"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p5"> <span class="s2"><b>Basketball</b></span></p> <p class="p2"> <span class="s3">&bull;</span><span class="s4"> </span><span class="s2">West Las Vegas girls (A,B) vs. Mora, 5 p.m., Lopez Gym</span></p> <p class="p2"> &nbsp;</p> RHS running star has offer from Highlands https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/rhs-running-star-has-offer-highlands <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/12_14_mikayla_district.jpg" alt="Senior Makayla Quintana competes at the District 2-3A race in October, which she won. She has been offered a full-ride scholarship to Highlands University. She is also looking at New Mexico State and schools in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. " title="Senior Makayla Quintana competes at the District 2-3A race in October, which she won. She has been offered a full-ride scholarship to Highlands University. She is also looking at New Mexico State and schools in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> <span style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px;">Before each cross country race this fall, senior Makayla Quintana and cross country coach Patrick Garcia would run out together and Garcia would tie Quintana&rsquo;s shoes.</span></p> <p> <span style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px; text-indent: 12px;">This started when Quintana was in eighth grade &mdash; and has since become a pre-race superstition.</span></p>