Today's Sports

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Feb. 9...

    • Memorial Middle School boys at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • NMHU at Wayland Baptist, 6 p.m., Plainview, Texas

    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Los Alamos

    • Robertson girls (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas girls (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona

    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Pojoaque, 4 p.m., Pojoaque

  • ‘Caro’ in Hall of Fame

    West Las Vegas High School’s Leroy “Caro” Armijo has been a cross country and track and field coach for a long time.

    Just don’t ask him how long.

    Candid on many other subjects, Armijo turned sheepish when asked for specific dates and years he started this or that.

    “You won’t get a straight answer on that one,” he said. “It’s been quite a while.”

  • East-West weekend
  • McPherson earns national acclaim

    NMHU Sports Information

    It is not often a student wins even one national athlete of the week award in their collegiate career.

    Only a sophomore, Shanice McPherson can claim two.

    Announced Tuesday by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, McPherson was named the NCAA Division II Female Athlete of the Week.

    She captured the award as a freshman on Jan. 27, 2014, and went on to win the 2014 Indoor NCAA Division II Indoor Long Jump Championship.

  • Hargrave wins, but Cowboys fall...

    Submitted to the Optic

    Senior Easton Hargrave recorded the second period pin, but the New Mexico Highlands wrestling team (8-5, 1-3 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) lost to Colorado State-Pueblo (8-7, 3-3 RMAC) Tuesday night in Pueblo, Colo.

    Hargrave forced the action early for the Cowboys, getting the first period takedown and his opponent, Riley Argyle, was dinged for stalling. Hargrave was then taken down in the second period, but an escape and then his takedown of Argyle led to the fall in 4:37.

  • LV boys drop 2-4A openers

    Las Vegas Optic

    When they face each other Friday night, West Las Vegas and Robertson boys’ basketball teams will try to reverse course after losing their district openers Wednesday.

    Robertson faded late in a 47-38 defeat to visiting Pojoaque Valley, while West’s fourth-period comeback fell short at Taos in a 76-74 setback.

  • Steroids test slams Silva

    The Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES — Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has tested positive for steroid use.

    Silva, the 39-year-old Brazilian widely considered the greatest mixed martial artist in the young sport’s history, tested positive for Drostanolone metabolites and another steroid in an out-of-competition test Jan. 9.

    Nick Diaz, his opponent at UFC 183 last Saturday, also tested positive for elevated levels of marijuana metabolites in results released Tuesday night by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Feb. 6...

    • LCC at Eastern Arizona (DH), noon, Thatcher, Ariz.
    • NMHU at Lubbock Christian, 3 p.m., Lubbock, Texas
    • NMHU women and men vs. Adams State, 5 and 7 p.m., Wilson Complex
    • West Las Vegas boys (A,B,C) vs. Robertson, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Memorial, West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Taos tournament, TBA, Taos
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at New Mexico Collegiate Classic, TBA, Albuquerque

  • Robertson hoops teams ready for...

    The non-district portion of the prep basketball schedule has dwindled to nothing.

    With District 2-4A competition commencing in earnest this week, Robertson’s hoopsters got to this juncture with a pair of quality wins on Monday.

    Still missing two players due to injury, the RHS girls’ team has been playing with an “all hands on deck” approach of late.

    It worked well in a 53-23 rout of Socorro at Mike Marr Gym, with the Lady Cardinals getting balanced scoring from across the lineup and stopping a two-game skid.

  • Solid efforts across lineup in...

    Strong performances in multiple events translated into a stirring team victory over the weekend for New Mexico Highlands’ women’s track and field team.

    The Cowgirls, coached by Bob DeVries, amassed 167 points to win the women’s team championship in the NCAA Division II Challenge hosted at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo.

    Colorado State-Pueblo (150 team points), Colorado School of Mines (102), Metro State (67), Colorado Mesa (52), Colorado-Colorado Springs (28), and Nebraska-Kearney (7) rounded out the seven-team field.