Today's Sports

  • Dons win third straight

    Three-game win streak.

    Tie for first place in District 2-4A.

    And one heck of a good feeling.

    West Las Vegas’ football team reveled in all three Friday night after knocking off Taos 20-14 in the district opener at the Herrera Complex.

    Jose Juan Montaño scored the go-ahead touchdown on a quarterback keeper with 7:37 left in the ballgame, giving the Dons their first lead of the night. Although they did not convert the subsequent 2-point try, they managed to stay in front thanks to effective defense.

  • Cards put Elks down early

    So efficient was Robertson’s scoring offense (and defense) in Friday’s first quarter that you’d have thought the Cardinals were trying to end the game early so they could get home and watch something on TV.

    As it turned out, they did end the game early, albeit not at the same rapid-fire pace they started with. As for their postgame TV plans, it might’ve included their own Football Friday Night highlights.

  • Cowboys edge Mountaineers

    Zach Tapia calmly drilled a 46-yard field goal with no time remaining in regulation to lift New Mexico Highlands to a rousing 46-43 victory over Western State Colorado on a cool Saturday afternoon at Perkins Stadium.

    The Cowboys and Mountaineers are both 3-4 overall.

    Highlands blew a 30-16 lead in the fourth quarter, allowing Western State a 27-6 surge that hijacked control.

    Mountaineer Austin Ekeler broke free for a 32-yard rushing touchdown to push his team ahead 43-36 with just 1:27 left.

  • ‘Beasties’ top Taos in key clash

    With a convincing 5-1 triumph in the first of two meetings with district archrival Taos, the Robertson girls’ soccer team took a major step closer to the district title on Saturday.

    Seniors Caitlin Diefendorf and Alexis DeVries scored two goals apiece and Siah Trudell-Mills added one, all in the first half, as the Lady Cardinals dealt Taos its worst defeat to date.

    Robertson is 14-3 overall and unbeaten at 5-0 in district with a rematch against the Lady Tigers (11-4-1) coming this Thursday at RHS Field.

  • Digging the pink

    Dominating the game at the net with explosive hitting and timely blocking, West Las Vegas swept visiting Robertson in a District 2-4A volleyball match Thursday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Both teams wore special pink uniforms, and the gym was decked out with balloons, signs and even floor decals with the same rosy color in honor of the fight against breast cancer. Many fans also wore pink or the special T-shirts sold for the cause.

  • Clutch effort lifts Cowgirls

    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands broke a 1-1 stalemate by scoring a pair of second-half goals within 15 seconds, and the Cowgirls picked up a critical three points with a 3-1 win against CSU-Pueblo Friday night at Perkins Stadium.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Oct. 20...

    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    • Robertson boys vs. Portales, 5 p.m., RHS Field
    • Robertson girls at Portales, 3 p.m., Portales
    • Robertson (A,B,C) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona

    • Memorial Middle School vs. West Las Vegas Middle School, 5 p.m., Cardinal Stadium

    Cross country

  • All at home - Cardinals, Dons,...

    Football fans of the Meadow City, this one’s for you.

    All three local gridiron teams are playing home games this weekend.

    Defending state champion and No. 1 ranked Robertson will kick off district play against Pojoaque Valley at 7 p.m. Friday at Cardinal Stadium. Coach Leroy Gonzalez’ group is 7-0 and averaging more than 287 rush yards per game. The visiting Elks are 3-4, coming off a 35-7 loss to St. Michael’s.

  • Quintana wins 2nd in a row

    West Las Vegas’ Joedy Quintana triumphed in her second consecutive golf tournament Tuesday, winning the Robertson High Invitational by three strokes.

    The tourney was hosted by the Pendaries Golf Course in Rociada.

    Quintana, who won last week’s WLV Invitational by shooting an 83 at Highlands’ Gene Torres Golf Course, has already qualified for the Class 1A-4A state tournament.

  • District openers in volleyball...

    West Las Vegas defeated Taos in four games on Tuesday night in the District 2-4A opener, held in Taos.

    The Lady Dons started strong with 25-17 and 25-12 wins. But the Lady Tigers rallied and won a slugfest in game three, 26-24. West then closed out the night with a decisive 25-15 result in the fourth set.

    It was the second match in as many nights for the Lady Dons, who took Class 5A’s third-ranked Española Valley to four games in defeat Monday at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    West is ranked sixth in Class 4A.