Today's Sports

  • 'Beasties' give Sandia...

    If the Robertson High School girls soccer team was going to win Tuesday, the Lady Cardinals would have had to conquer not only the Sandia Prep Sundevils, but also a soggy RHS field — along with two lightning delays.

    And rain. And wind. And a late-arriving opponent. And darkness.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, September...


    • Memorial Middle School at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe


    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Bernalillo
    • Memorial Middle School at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • Mora Middle School at Anton Chico, 4 p.m., Anton Chico
    • Pecos Middle School at Cimarron, 4 p.m., Cimarron


  • College football: Cowboys'...

    By Clayton Jones, N.M. Highlands Athletic Dept.

    The New Mexico Highlands football team fell behind early and never recovered as the Cowboys lost to No. 17 Colorado School of Mines 43-14 Saturday afternoon at Sanchez Family Stadium.

    The Orediggers (4-0) racked up 629 yards of offense (averaging 8.4 yards per play) while holding the Cowboys (2-2) to 341 yards (4.9 yards per play) as NMHU dropped its second-straight contest.

  • Harriers take advantage of great...

    Conditions were pristine for running Saturday in Pecos for the Ron Valdez Memorial Cross Country Invite. 

    Some runners took full advantage of those conditions.

    The Roberston High School girls edged both Taos and host Pecos for first place among the 10 girls scoring teams. The Lady Cardinals finished with a team score of 78, with Taos posting an 80 and Pecos scoring 81. Academy for Technology and the Classics was fourth with 94.

  • Prep Football: Cardinals, Dons...

    Both Las Vegas-area high school football teams came away with hard-earned victories Friday night.

    The Robertson Cardinals held off their Homecoming opponent. Socorro, scoring the game's last nine points for a 33-24 win. The West Las Vegas Dons took a long trip the Hatch Valley and outlasted the host Bears, 40-21.

  • Statewide rule change prohibits...

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The New Mexico Activities Association’s Board of Directors voted Wedensday in favor of a proposal to add rules in all sports that would prohibit team huddles on or near the center of the field, court, diamond or mat. 

    The vote took place as part of a regular Board of Directors session held in the NMAA Hall of Pride and Honor in Albuquerque.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, September...

    Women’s soccer

    • NMHU vs. Colorado School of Mines, 1 p.m., Sanchez Family Stadium


    • West Las Vegas (B) vs. Escalante, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex.


    • Valley Middle School vs. Mora Middle School, 


  • Looking Ahead: Sports, September...


    • Robertson vs. Socorro (Homecoming), 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas at Hatch Valley, 7 p.m., Hatch

    Women’s soccer

    • NMHU women vs. Colorado Christian, 5 p.m., Sanchez Family Stadium


  • West scores rare grant

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    West Las Vegas High School received the surprise of a lifetime when they learned they were chosen as a winner of Riddell’s “18 in 18” Smarter Football program.

    The team was notified with a special congratulatory message from Riddell brand ambassador Peyton Manning. Riddell’s annual program received nearly 1,400 applications this year and is donating equipment to 18 winning programs across the country, spanning youth to college, that have demonstrated their commitment to a smarter, safer game.  

  • Go Fish: Friday, Sept. 21

    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.

    National Hunting and Fishing Day is Saturday, Sept. 22. New Mexico celebrates with statewide free fishing for the day. All residents and nonresidents can fish public waters without a license. All other rules and regulations apply.