Today's Sports

  • Youth Football -Oct. 3

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

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

    Rams vs. Santa Fe, noon, Sunday, RHS

  • Go Fish - Oct. 3

    Fishing report, Sept. 30

    Conchas Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, jerk bait, tubes, worms and salt craws for smallmouth bass and an occasional largemouth bass. Fishing slow to fair using crank baits for white bass. Fishing for catfish fair using stink baits, chicken liver and homemade dough baits. Surface water temp low to mid 70s.
    Coyote Creek: Trout fishing fair to good using small copper John Barrs, salmon eggs and worms.
    Morphy Lake: Fishing fair using worms, Power Bait, Pistol Petes and salmon eggs for trout.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Oct. 3...

    • Robertson vs. Ruidoso, 7 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas at Raton, 7 p.m., Raton
    • NMHU women vs. Colorado School of Mines, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • NMHU vs. Adams State, 4 p.m., Wilson Complex

    Cross country
    • NMHU at Chile Pepper Festival, 10 a.m., Fayetteville, Ark.
    • Robertson at Highland, 8 a.m., Albuquerque
    • West Las Vegas at La Cueva, 8 a.m., Albuquerque

  • Correction - Sports - Oct. 3

    A story in Wednesday’s Optic incorrectly listed the first names of two Robertson boys’ soccer players — goalkeeper Lorenzo Marquez and field player T.J. Trujillo. The error was made in transcription.

  • Lady Card spikers nab third in...

    Alicia Arguello and Hannah Lopez earned all-tourney honors in helping Robertson capture third place in this past weekend’s Sandia Prep Invitational in Albuquerque.

    “I’m really proud of the girls,” said first-year head coach Dominique Montoya. “They’re making improvements and working together.”

    RHS finished second in pool play with fourth-ranked Bosque, Socorro and Tularosa. Then the Lady Cardinals beat East Mountain 27-25, 21-25, 25-8, 25-13, in the first round of bracket play.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Oct. 1...

    • West Las Vegas girls at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    • Robertson boys vs. Moreno Valley, 3 p.m., RHS Field
    • Robertson girls vs. Moreno Valley, 5 p.m., RHS Field
    • Robertson (A,B,C) vs. Bosque, 4 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B) at Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • Memorial Middle School vs. Valley, 4 p.m., MMS


  • Treating the home crowd

    Amanda Ortzow, Jayme Quintana and Alonzo Chavez all have built reputations for athletic prowess grown right here in northern New Mexico.

    Their fan bases in Las Vegas and Mora have seen them produce moments of triumph in training and competition.
    On Saturday, they added to the memories by helping New Mexico Highlands cross country sweep the women’s and men’s team championships of the annual NMHU XC Jam.

  • Tough to bear - Dons lose to...

    The least they could’ve done was leave a few sacks of their world-famous chile.

    Hatch Valley’s Jared Garay threw three touchdown passes and Adrian Grajeda accounted for three scores — two rushing, one receiving — as the Bears (4-1) downed West Las Vegas 42-7 on Friday night at the Herrera Complex.

    West’s struggles to establish an effective running game continued in this contest, and the Dons didn’t gain a first down until Jose Juan Montaño’s 11-yard pass to Miguel Sena early in the second quarter.

  • Home sweet home

    Memorial Middle School distance runners Josh Valdez and Makayla Quintana — both eighth graders — have had to get used to running up front, often with nobody to chase down, this season.

    Valdez has won all but one cross country race. Quintana has five first-place finishes and a pair of runner-up finishes. The meet victories include Saturday morning’s Meadow City Invitational held at Gene Torres Golf Course.

  • Jeter’s mystique will be...

    By Will Graves
    AP Sports Writer

    PITTSBURGH  — Derek Jeter will walk off the baseball field for the final time as a player this weekend, taking his mystique, his iconic No. 2 jersey and a fistful of World Series rings along with him.

    For the better part of two decades the New York Yankees great graciously accepted the role as the face of Major League Baseball. Scandal came and went. Dynasties rose and fell.