Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Getting the ‘W’

    Ray Parks won a lot of games as the founding head coach of the Robertson girls’ soccer program.
    On Monday, he won his first as coach of the boys’ team.

    The young Cardinals (1-7) broke through in a 2-1 triumph over Desert Academy (6-3) as a light-drizzle-moistened RHS Field.

    That the win came eight matches into the schedule made it especially sweet for the players and coaches on the Robertson sideline.

  • Second-half goal lifts Skyhawks

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The Cowgirls managed to outshoot the Skyhawks 13-6, including 6-4 in shots on goal, but the New Mexico Highlands soccer team (3-2-1, 0-1-1 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) saw Fort Lewis (2-3-1, 1-1 RMAC) score the lone goal on a mad scramble in the box Sunday afternoon at Perkins Stadium.

  • Down 3, WLV girls fall at Taos

    Las Vegas Optic

    West Las Vegas’ fledgling girls’ soccer team has been defying odds all season.

    The Lady Dons took it to another level this past Saturday, playing shorthanded a full 80 minutes in a road match against a solid Taos team.

    According to reports, the Lady Dons fielded eight players against Taos’ 11 in a 9-0 win for the Lady Tigers.

    West Las Vegas will play its first home contest at 11 a.m. Saturday when Academy for Technology and the Classics comes to the Herrera Complex.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept....

    • Memorial Middle School at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson boys vs. Monte del Sol, 4 p.m., RHS Field
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Española Valley, 4 p.m., Española

    • Robertson girls at Monte del Sol, 4:30 p.m., Santa Fe

  • No. 1 Cardinals shut out St....

    Friday night’s marquee matchup left little doubt as to which side is the No. 1 team in the new Class 4A.

    Top-rated Robertson dominated visiting St. Michael’s — ranked either second or third in the polls this week — by a 20-0 count to remain undefeated at 4-0. The Horsemen, whose resume had included wins over Taos, Santa Fe and Capital, slid to 3-1.

  • Jaguars steal Dons’ thunder at...

    A frequent homecoming opponent in recent years, the Capital Jaguars are figuring out how to spoil the party for their hosts.

    Capital dashed out to a 28-0 first-quarter lead and held on for a 46-6 win over West Las Vegas on Friday night at the Herrera Complex.

    The Dons and coach Adrian Gonzales remain in search of their first victory this fall. The next chance comes Friday vs. Hatch Valley (3-1, counting two wins at a pair of small Texas schools and one over Las Cruces' junior varsity).

  • Smash hit - Record-breaking day...

    Records came crashing down Saturday afternoon at Perkins Stadium.

    So did the Highlands football team’s 10-game losing streak.

    NMHU quarterback Lance Orender set Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference records for most touchdowns (eight) and most completed passes (56) by an individual in a single game, leading the Cowboys to a 59-38 shootout win over Western New Mexico.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Sept....

    • Robertson (B) vs. West Las Vegas, 5 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas at Taos, TBA, Taos
    • Robertson boys vs. Desert Academy, 4 p.m., RHS Field
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Mora, 4 p.m., MMS gym

    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) vs. Socorro, 4 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., WLV


  • ‘Beasties’ rumble past East...

    Once upon a time, the East Mountain girls’ soccer team was responsible for ousting Robertson from the state tournament — another classic case of entrenched private school trumping public on the postseason pitch.

    But Wednesday’s match at RHS Field was far removed from that chapter in Beastie Girls history — in more ways than one.

    Robertson (6-2 overall) scored three times in the first 11 minutes and went on to an 8-0 romp.