https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sports/rss.xml en NMHU girls soccer to play in Santa Fe https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/nmhu-girls-soccer-play-santa-fe <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/8.23_nmhu1_cmtk.jpg" alt="When the football field was re-turfed, the drains were placed too close to the yellow out-of-bounds line for soccer, causing the coaches to feel it was unsafe for the players. The drains go around the whole perimeter of the field." title="When the football field was re-turfed, the drains were placed too close to the yellow out-of-bounds line for soccer, causing the coaches to feel it was unsafe for the players. The drains go around the whole perimeter of the field." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> T<span style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px;">wo years ago the New Mexico Highlands University football field was re-turfed, causing the Cowgirls soccer team to have to play in Taos. This year, they will have to play in Santa Fe at the Santa Fe Municipal Recreation Soccer Complex because the width of the university&rsquo;s soccer field does not meet current NCAA regulations. </span><span class="Apple-converted-space" style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Fall 2019 composite sports schedule https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/fall-2019-composite-sports-schedule <p> &nbsp;</p> <style type="text/css"> <p class="p1"> <b>Friday, Aug. 23</b></p> <p class="p2"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> <b>FOOTBALL</b></p> <p class="p1"> &bull; Robertson at Santa Fe High School, 7 p.m., Santa Fe</p> <p class="p1"> &bull; West Las Vegas vs. Moriarty, 7 p.m., Frank Herrera Complex</p> <p class="p2"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> <b>SOCCER</b></p> <p class="p1"> &bull; Robertson girls at Taos tournament, TBA, Taos</p> <p class="p2"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p1"> <b>Saturday, Aug. 24</b></p> <p class="p2"> &nbsp;</p> Isotopes split series against Aviators https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/isotopes-split-series-against-aviators <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/8.21_abb_cmyk_0.jpg" alt="Albuquerque Isotope Roberto Ramos looks to hit the ball in a recent game. The Isotopes recently split a four-game series with the Las Vegas Aviators." title="Albuquerque Isotope Roberto Ramos looks to hit the ball in a recent game. The Isotopes recently split a four-game series with the Las Vegas Aviators." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> A<span style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px;">fter winning the first two games of the series, the Albuquerque Isotopes lost the final two against the Las Vegas Aviators.</span><span class="Apple-converted-space" style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">The four game series started last Thursday where the Isotopes won 9&ndash;6 in Las Vegas, Nevada.</span></p> LVWGA to hold golf tournament https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/lvwga-hold-golf-tournament <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/8.21_lvwga1_cmyk.jpg" alt="From left, Dodie Torres, Tangee Dolan, Nancy Moore and Betsy Bloch review the list of local hole sponsors, silent autction donors and player registrations." title="From left, Dodie Torres, Tangee Dolan, Nancy Moore and Betsy Bloch review the list of local hole sponsors, silent autction donors and player registrations." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> WLV hosts cheer camp https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/wlv-hosts-cheer-camp <p> <span style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px; text-indent: 12px;">The West Las Vegas Lady Dons cheerleading team will be hosting a Little Dons Cheer Camp until Thursday this week.</span></p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1">Cheer camp is $30 and takes place from 5:30&ndash;7:30 p.m. at Armijo Elementary school. It is open for cheerleaders age five through fifth grade.</span></p> Cardinals aim for the blue trophy https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/cardinals-aim-blue-trophy <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/8.18_rbf_cmyk.jpg" alt="Robertson Cardinal’s Antonio Padilla intercepts the ball during a game against St. Michael’s last season. The Cardinals start their season Aug. 23 at Santa Fe High School." title="Robertson Cardinal’s Antonio Padilla intercepts the ball during a game against St. Michael’s last season. The Cardinals start their season Aug. 23 at Santa Fe High School." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> W<span style="font-size: 10px; font-family: Palatino;">ith another deep run in the state championship tournament last season, the Robertson Cardinals are hoping to bring home the blue trophy this season.</span></p> <p class="p3"> &ldquo;Last year, we were hungry to get back there, but we want to win it this time,&rdquo; Robertson senior MacKenzie Ebell said.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3"> The seniors have been to the championship every year of their high school career.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></p> Dons hope to reach championship game https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/dons-hope-reach-championship-game <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/8.18_wbf2_cmyk.jpg" alt="West Las Vegas Don John Balizan looks to pass the ball during a game last season and will be returning to the starting quarterback roll. The Dons open their season at home against Moriarty on Aug. 23." title="West Las Vegas Don John Balizan looks to pass the ball during a game last season and will be returning to the starting quarterback roll. The Dons open their season at home against Moriarty on Aug. 23." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> A<span style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px;">fter making it to the semifinals of the state football tournament this past season, the West Las Vegas Dons are hoping to reach the championship game this season.</span><span class="Apple-converted-space" style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">Last season was the furthest they have made it in the tournament in recent history, losing 35&ndash;7 against Dexter.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> Deisler named Interim Athletic Director at Highlands https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/deisler-named-interim-athletic-director-highlands <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/8.16_nmhu1.jpg" alt="Jim Deisler talks to members of the New Mexico Highlands University volleyball team in 2011 when he was head coach." title="Jim Deisler talks to members of the New Mexico Highlands University volleyball team in 2011 when he was head coach." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> F<span style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px;">or the third time in six years, Jim Deisler has been named Interim Athletic Director for New Mexico Highlands University.</span><span class="Apple-converted-space" style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">&ldquo;President Miner called me in said, &lsquo;hey, would you take this,&rsquo; and I said, &lsquo;sure,&rsquo;&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;I want to make this place better. I want to see this place succeed and I want it to be better.&rdquo;</span></p>