Today's Sports

  • Runners here on Saturday

    A rare opportunity to witness Las Vegas’ distance runners in action (without having to make a long-distance trip) presents itself Saturday.

    The combined Meadow City Invitational and NMHU XC Jam takes center stage beginning at 8 a.m. at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Middle schoolers kick off the day’s events with races at 8 o’clock. It will be the season finale for Memorial Middle School; West Las Vegas Middle School has one meet remaining after Saturday.

    Junior varsity girls and boys follow at 8:30 and 9, respectively.

  • Lady Dons sweep; Mora edges RHS

    West Las Vegas’ volleyball team muscled its way past visiting Socorro in a quick sweep Tuesday night at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Across town, it was a different story — a five-set drama that featured two area favorites for the price of one. Mora held on to win against Robertson at Mike Marr Gym.

    West (4-2) wasted little time jumping on the Lady Warriors.

    After a 25-15 win, the Lady Dons took a close game two 25-21 and then cruised 25-8.

  • Dragon the line - Monte del Sol...

    Robertson’s win streak in boys’ soccer ended at one Wednesday afternoon, with Monte del Sol taking a 5-1 win at RHS Field.

    The visitors kept Robertson’s defense on its heels most of the match, putting heavy pressure on keeper Lorenzo Marquez, who put up a valiant effort in defeat.

  • Youth Soccer - Sept. 26

    The following are Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches scheduled for this coming weekend.

  • Youth Football - Sept. 26

    The following are Las Vegas Young American Football League games scheduled this weekend.

    Cowboys vs. Lions, 9 a.m., Sunday, Cardinal Stadium
    49ers vs. Santa Fe Bears, 10:45 a.m., Sunday, Cardinal Stadium

    Panthers vs. Santa Fe, noon, Sunday, Cardinal Stadium

  • Orender, Slavin reap national...

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    Senior Tyler Slavin and classmate Lance Orender were named NCAA Division II Wide Receiver and Quarterback Player of the week, respectively, by USACollegeFootball.org

    “There were a lot of guys which made these honors possible,” head coach Eric Young explained. “We had 78 passing plays, and for Lance to neither be sacked nor throw an interception, our offensive line did a phenomenal job.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept....

    • Robertson at Capital, 7 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas vs. Hatch Valley, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex

    • NMHU women at Colorado Christian, 11 a.m., Lakewood, Colo.
    • NMHU at Chadron State, 6 p.m., Chadron, Neb.
    • Robertson at Sandia Prep tournament, TBA, Albuquerque

    Cross country
    • Meadow City Invitational and NMHU XC Jam, 8 a.m., Gene Torres Golf Course

  • No charges for Stewart

    The Associated Press

    CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — After more than six weeks in limbo, NASCAR star Tony Stewart finally got the news he had been hoping for.

    A grand jury that heard testimony from more than two dozen witnesses, including accident reconstruction experts and drivers, and looked at photographs and video decided against bringing criminal charges against Stewart for the death of 20-year-old sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. during an Aug. 9 race.

    That doesn’t mean it’s over.

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  • Runners shine in Duke City

    Meadow City runners invaded the Duke City this past Saturday, and several in particular had an impact.

    West Las Vegas’ boys’ varsity placed third in the Manzano Invitational, and three Dons earned top 10 individual finishes.
    Moises Coca ran third, his second time in the top three in as many Saturdays. J.J. Esquibel was seventh and Kevin Villanueva ninth. Miguel Coca (18th), Conrad Atencio (23rd) and Enrico Tenorio (30th) rounded out the West Las Vegas boys’ effort.