Today's Sports

  • Soccer: Cardinal boys reach...

    BERNALILLO — The second-seeded Robertson Cardinal’s soccer team (14–5) eliminated the seventh-seeded Bosque School (13–9), 2–0, in one of Wednesday’s Class 1A/3A state quarterfinals. The Cardinals advanced to face Monte Del Sol in a semifinal set for Thursday after Optic press time; see lasvegasoptic.com/sports for an update.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, November...


    • Robertson girls vs. Sandia Prep, 9:30 a.m., Bernalillo Soccer Complex
    • Robertson boys vs. Bosque, 1 p.m., Bernalillo Soccer Complex


    • State semifinals, TBA, Bernalillo Soccer Complex  


    • District 2–3A tournament, TBA


    • State finals, TBA, Bernalillo Soccer Complex


  • Pecos sweeps Clayton in first...
  • Lady Cardinals place first in...

    Saturday, the Robertson Lady Cardinals won the  District 2–3A Championship meet at Pendaries Golf Course in Sapello, while the RHS boys placed second.

    The state championship will take place Saturday, Nov. 10 at Rio Rancho High School. Class 1A/2A boys and 3A boys race at 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., respectively. The 1A/2A girls take to the course at 11:30 a.m. with 3A girls running at 12:05 p.m.

  • Football: Dons and Cardinals...

    Both the West Las Vegas Dons and Robertson Cardinals will be competing for a state football championship.

  • Robertson wins Vegas Bowl for...

    The Robertson Cardinals (8-2 overall, 3-1 in District 2-3A) defeated the West Las Vegas Dons (6-4, 3-1) 28-6 in Vegas Bowl 58 on Friday.

    This is the 10th consecutive year that the Cardinals have won in the regular-season rivalry, having also edged the Dons in last year's state quarterfinals.

  • College Wrestling: Cowboys rely...

    After graduating their only wrestler who qualified for the national tournament last season, and a few other seniors, the New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys will be using its young talent to fill those open spots. They need to fill the 149-, 157-, 165-, 174-pound and heavyweight weight classes.

    On the team this season, there are more than a dozen true freshman and redshirt freshmen. Head coach Doug Moses said he is hoping the redshirt freshmen are able to fill in those open spots.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, November...


    • District 5–2A

    tournament, TBD


    • District 3–2A tournament, TBD


    • Robertson boys vs. Winner of Game 7, Bernalillo Soccer Complex, Bernalillo


    • n District 3–2A tournament, TBD
  • Volleyball: Robertson sweeps...

    The day prior to the Vegas Bowl football game, the Robertson Lady Cardinals and the West Las Vegas Lady Dons went head-to-head in volleyball.

    “It’s always a healthy rivalry,” Robertson coach Stacy Fulgenzi said after her team’s 25-7, 25-11, 25-13 win Thursday. “It’s a good thing to have two good teams in one town. I think it’s going to be a good game tomorrow so it was nice to play before the game.”

  • Rebuilding a program

    One winter weekend three years ago changed the lives of three then-sophomore volleyball players. Dwight Combs, New Mexico Highlands University’s volleyball head coach, held a recruitment weekend for 11 student-athletes.

    During that weekend, the athletes were able to try out for the team and get to know one another. For opposite Cindy Norris and outside hitters Tiffany Matchett and Julie Staffler, this made them feel more comfortable because they were coming in as junior transfers instead of freshmen.