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Today's Sports

  • Dons beat Horsemen for first...

    Ever since the 2003 West Las Vegas High School football beat St. Michaels in a season where the Dons reached the state semifinals, the next Dons team has tried to duplicate that win on the schedule.

    Finally, Friday night, a Dons team broke through — and it couldn't have happened in more dramatic fashion. 

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, October...

    SUNDAY
    Women’s Soccer

    • NMHU women vs. Westminster, 11:30 a.m., Sanchez Family Stadium

    MONDAY
    No competition scheduled.

    TUESDAY
    Soccer

    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Santa Fe Prep, 3 and 4:30 p.m., RHS Field
    • Robertson girls (A,B) at Santa Fe Prep, 3 and 4:30 p.m., Santa Fe

    Volleyball

  • College Football: Cowboys to...

    The New Mexico Highlands football team welcomes South Dakota Mines to town at 1 p.m. Saturday for the Cowboys’ annual Homecoming game at Sanchez Family Stadium.

  • College XC: NMHU women 14th,...

    VICTORIA, Kan. — The New Mexico Highlands women’s cross country team took 14th and the men’s team took 16th at the Fort Hays State Tiger Open on Saturday, Oct. 13, on a wet and muddy course at Sand Plum Nature Trail.

    The field was made up of no less than 10 nationally or regionally ranked teams in both races in an event both NMHU teams rested two of their top five runners.

  • Go Fish: Friday, Oct. 18

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & 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.

    Catches of the week
    Bluewater Lake: Christopher Duran caught and released a 34-inch tiger muskie on his first cast Oct. 14. He was fishing from shore and using a triple jointed shad swim bait.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, October...

    WEDNESDAY
    Volleyball

    • Memorial Middle School vs. Taos, 4 p.m.

    THURSDAY
    Football

    • Memorial Middle School at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex

    Volleyball

  • Soccer: Cardinal boys hang on...

    The Robertson boys soccer team doesn't want to always have to rely on its top scorer — but it sure is nice when he comes through.

    Musah Dumbia scored the only goal of Saturday's exciting 1-0 Cardinal home win over Sandia Prep. The win made the Cards 11-3 and 5-1 in District 2-1A/3A, and sets up an 11 a.m. showdown Saturday with district leader St. Michaels (6-1 in district) at RHS.

    The Cardinals were set to play at Oak Grove Classical Academy in Albuquerque on Tuesday after Optic press time.

  • Horsemen are next foe for both...

    Both the West Las Vegas and Robertson high school football teams have the same opponent next on their schedule. 

    After facing that foe — St. Michael's — the regular season winds down, with the Dons and Cardinals will facing each other in the final week.

    West (4-3 overall, 1-0 in District 2-3A) had a bye last weekend, coming off its district-opening, 60-21 win at Raton on Oct. 5. The St. Michael's Horsemen visit the Herrera Complex on Friday for a 7 p.m. showdown with the Dons. 

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, October...

    SUNDAY
    Soccer

    • NMHU women vs. Western State, 1 p.m., Sanchez Family Stadium

    MONDAY
    Football

    • West Las Vegas (B) at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Volleyball

    • Wagon Mound vs. Cimarron, 5 p.m., Wagon Mound

    TUESDAY
    Soccer

  • Color Run for Life

    The Color Run for Life 5k run / 1-mile walk was held Saturday, Oct. 6 in Las Vegas. To begin the Color Run, contestants tossed colored powder into the air.