https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sports/rss.xml en Prep Basketball: Rangers keep it classy https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/prep-basketball-rangers-keep-it-classy <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2.17_mbb_cmyk.jpg" alt="Mora senior Kenneth Martinez tries to go up for a layup while being blocked by a Questa player during the Rangers’ 59–20 win on Thursday. " title="Mora senior Kenneth Martinez tries to go up for a layup while being blocked by a Questa player during the Rangers’ 59–20 win on Thursday. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="p3"> <span style="font-size: 10px;">The Mora Rangers (15&ndash;7 overall, 6&ndash;0 District 5-2A) demolished the Questa Wildcats (1&ndash;15, 0&ndash;6) on Thursday, winning 59&ndash;20.</span></p> <p class="p4"> <span class="s1">&ldquo;We had a very good time tonight,&rdquo; Mora coach Marco Sanchez said. &ldquo;We were able to run a lot of plays that we are going to have to run later on. I was able to put guys in certain positions and everybody played.&rdquo;</span></p> Girl's Basketball: Turnovers hurt Rangerettes https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/girls-basketball-turnovers-hurt-rangerettes <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2.17_mgb_cmyk.jpg" alt="Mora junior Shanay Casados dribbles the ball down the court while being chased by a Questa player. " title="Mora junior Shanay Casados dribbles the ball down the court while being chased by a Questa player. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="p3"> <span class="s1">The Mora Rangerettes (10&ndash;11 overall, District 5-2A) narrowly lost to the Questa Lady Wildcats (9&ndash;12, 4&ndash;3) 37&ndash;34 in front of a home crowd.<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></p> College Soccer: A new coach https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/college-soccer-new-coach <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2.17_nmhuws_cmyk.jpg" alt="NMHU announced that Bianca Contreras is the new women’s soccer head coach. She was previously an assistant coach." title="NMHU announced that Bianca Contreras is the new women’s soccer head coach. She was previously an assistant coach." align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="p3"> A familiar face will be taking over the New Mexico Highlands women&rsquo;s soccer program as Cowgirl soccer alumna and assistant coach Bianca Contreras has been named head coach.</p> <p class="p3"> Contreras served as an assistant coach the previous four seasons at NMHU, starting as a graduate assistant in 2015 and as a full-time assistant the previous three years&shy; &mdash; mainly working with goalkeepers and the back end of the formation, along<br /> with recruiting.</p> Looking Ahead: Sports Feb. 17-Feb. 19 https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/looking-ahead-sports-feb-17-feb-19 <p> <b style="color: rgb(0, 188, 242); font-family: Candara; font-size: 16px; text-align: center;">SUNDAY</b></p> <p> <b style="font-family: Candara;">Softball<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></b></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">NMHU vs. Western New Mexico University, 11 a.m., Brandt Field</span></p> <p class="p3"> <span class="s1">LCC vs. Lamar Community College, noon, 2 p.m., WLV Softball Field</span></p> <p class="p3"> <b style="color: rgb(0, 188, 242); font-family: Candara; font-size: 16px; text-align: center;">MONDAY</b></p> Rebounds help Dons in win https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/rebounds-help-dons-win <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2.15_wbb_cmyk.jpg" alt="A Raton player guards West senior Isaiah Paiz in the Dons’ 74–49 win on Tuesday." title="A Raton player guards West senior Isaiah Paiz in the Dons’ 74–49 win on Tuesday." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 43.5px;">I</span><span style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px;">n a home district matchup, the West Las Vegas Dons (10&ndash;13 overall, 3&ndash;4 2&ndash;3A district) defeated the Raton Tigers (9&ndash;14, 1&ndash;6) on Tuesday, 74&ndash;49.</span><span class="Apple-converted-space" style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Lady Cards overcome foul trouble https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/lady-cards-overcome-foul-trouble <img src="https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/2.15_rhs_2.jpg" alt="Robertson senior Alianza Darley tries to dribble around a Santa Fe Indian player in the Lady Cardinals’ 58-35 home win on Wednesday. Darley had 16 points." title="Robertson senior Alianza Darley tries to dribble around a Santa Fe Indian player in the Lady Cardinals’ 58-35 home win on Wednesday. Darley had 16 points." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px; text-indent: 12px;">The Robertson Lady Cardinals (21&ndash;1 overall, 4&ndash;0 District 2-3A) defeated the Santa Fe Indian School Lady Braves (19&ndash;3, 3&ndash;1) 58&ndash;35 in a home district game on Wednesday night.</span><span class="Apple-converted-space" style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 10px; text-indent: 12px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Go Fish — Feb. 15, 2019 https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/go-fish-%E2%80%94-feb-15-2019 <p> <i style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 9px; text-indent: 12px;">This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game &amp; Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.</i></p> <p> <b style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 9px; text-indent: 12px;">Catches of the week</b></p> Go Fish — Feb. 15, 2019 https://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/go-fish-%E2%80%94-feb-15-2019-0 <p> <i style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 9px; text-indent: 12px;">This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game &amp; Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.</i></p> <p> <b style="font-family: Palatino; font-size: 9px; text-indent: 12px;">Catches of the week</b></p>