Today's Sports

  • State meet is Saturday

    Las Vegas Optic

    Robertson’s girls and West Las Vegas’ boys, as well as several individual runners from the area, will be among those contending in this weekend’s state championship meet in Rio Rancho.

    The meet gets under way at 9:15 a.m. with races in all classifications and will run through the early afternoon at Rio Rancho High School.

    As the district runner-up on the girls’ side, the Lady Cardinals qualified for state as a team. So did the third-place Dons on the boys’ side. Top three teams make the field.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Nov. 7...

    • RMAC women’s tournament semifinal: NMHU-FLC winner at Colorado School of Mines, 2 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    • Class 1A-4A state tournament semifinals, teams TBA, 11:30 a.m., APS Soccer Complex, Albuquerque
    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    Cross country
    • RMAC championships, 11 a.m.,
    Gunnison, Colo.
    • State championships, 9:15 a.m., Rio Rancho

  • FYI - Sports - Nov. 7

    Badminton players wanted
    Are you interested in learning or playing badminton?  New badminton players are invited to come to the Abe Montoya Rec Center every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. to learn and play badminton. No experience in badminton necessary.

  • Looking ahead - News - Nov. 5,...

    David Rovica Concert is Thursday
    David Rovica Concert, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6 in the choir room in NMHU Music Building. Suggested donation of $5 to $10. Tickets available at Semilla Natural Foods and at the door. Seating is limited. Proceeds to be benefit the Las Vegas Peace and Justice Center. For more information or for tickets, call Pat at 505-652-8190.

  • State quest begins for ‘Beastie...

    Thursday’s state girls’ soccer quarterfinal between No. 3 seed Robertson and No. 6 Socorro figures to be a competitive matchup of a couple of veteran contenders with prolific offenses backed up by stingy defenses.

    Game time is 11:15 a.m. Thursday at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex, Field No. 3.

    The teams have met before this fall. Robertson won a 3-2 nailbiter on Sept. 20 in Socorro, breaking a 1-1 halftime tie by outscoring the Lady Warriors 2-1 over the final 40 minutes.

  • WLV alumni shine for Cowgirls

    Former West Las Vegas star point guard Miranda Martinez scored a team-high 14 points in her collegiate debut for New Mexico Highlands Monday night in Flagstaff, Ariz.

    Poor shooting and a rebounding disparity sank the Cowgirls’ upset bid as NCAA Division I Northern Arizona defeated Highlands 84-53.

    The exhibition game was the first of the season for both schools.

  • RMAC soccer tourney: NMHU hosts...

    To reach the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s soccer semifinals, Highlands will have to do something it hasn’t been able to do in two previous tries this fall -- beat Fort Lewis.

    The Cowgirls (10-4-4 overall, 7-3-4 RMAC) are the No. 4 seed and host No. 5 FLC at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Perkins Stadium.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Nov. 5...

    • RMAC tournament first-round match: NMHU women vs. Fort Lewis, 4:30 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • District 2-4A tournament: Robertson vs. Taos, 7 p.m., Mike Marr Gym

  • FYI - Sports - Nov. 5

    Vegas Bowl tickets on sale
    Advance tickets for Saturday’s West vs. Robertson football game will be sold starting Monday in the West Las Vegas athletics office. Tickets are $5 and $3. For more information contact the WLV athletics office at 426-2519.

  • Weekend Roundup - Cards stay...

    Records and recent history aside, Taos looked every bit the equal of Robertson in Friday night’s District 2-4A football contest.

    Then the second half happened.

    The visiting Cardinals owned the final 24 minutes, putting 27 unanswered points on the scoreboard for a 48-21 rout in the penultimate game of the regular season.

    Robertson (9-0, 2-0) will finish up with a matchup against crosstown rival West Las Vegas in Vegas Bowl kicking off at noon Saturday at the Herrera Complex. The Dons (3-6, 1-1) had this past weekend off for their bye week.