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Today's News

  • Bustos out as RHS hoops coach

    David Bustos is apparently out of a job as Robertson boys’ basketball coach.

    Sources close to the school district and Bustos himself said he had been released from his coaching duties within the last week.

    The reasons for the change were not made public. Asked about it, Las Vegas City Schools Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez said, “All coaching positions were opened this year to allow for Mr. (Juan Carlos) Fulgenzi (director of co-curricular activities) to build a comprehensive athletic program under his direction.”

  • State seedings announced

    Good news wasn’t reserved only for church this past Sunday. Teams from across New Mexico learned they would be going to the state tournaments and learned of their seedings via the New Mexico Activities Association selection show.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 2, 2012

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Class 2A state tournament first-round games, TBA, campus sites
    Tennis
    • Class 1A-3A state tournament: girls’ singles first round, 6:30 p.m.; boys’ singles first round, 7:30 p.m.; girls’ doubles first round, 3:30 p.m.; boys’ doubles first round, 5 p.m.; Jerry Cline Complex, Albuquerque

    THURSDAY
    Tennis

  • Isotopes shut out Hawks

    John Ely struck out eight batters and gave up eight hits over six and one-third innings Monday night to lead the Albuquerque Isotopes to a 5-0 shutout of Oklahoma City.

    The game began an eight-game homestand for the Isotopes, who host the RedHawks through Thursday before entertaining Nashville for a four-game set.

    Ely bumped his record to 2-2; he has a 5.06 earned run average this season.

    Relievers Wil Ledezma and Shane Lindsay held Oklahoma City hitless the last two and two-thirds.

  • Bynum’s record day leads Lakers

    The Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES  — A day before Andrew Bynum produced one of the most eye-popping defensive performances in NBA playoff history, he spoke up to his Lakers teammates about the importance of getting off to a good start in their championship quest.

    With an NBA record-tying 10 blocked shots, the 7-foot All-Star center put the Lakers on the good foot — and the Denver Nuggets on their heels.

  • Cowboys sweep UNK

    The NMHU Cowboys completed their series sweep of the Lopers of the University of Nebraska-Kearney with a 10-5 win on Sunday in front of a robust home crowd. It was the final home series of the season for Steve Jones and company.  

    The Pokes celebrated their seniors in their final home series of the season and sent them off in style with the win. The Cowboys will be graduating 10 seniors from their program this season.

  • East to end year in black

    Las Vegas City Schools should end this fiscal year in the black, Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez informed the district’s audit committee on Thursday afternoon.

  • Co-op customers to get $1M

    Members of the Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative are in line to receive more than $1 million in refunds from the co-op, thanks to a Feb. 28 board decision.

    Co-op General Manager Abran Romero said the co-op plans to mail out just under 8,000 capital credit retirement checks on Tuesday. The largest check will be for $87,000 and will go to the Glorieta conference center, which has historically been the co-op’s largest electric customers.

  • Verbal Jousting

    When it comes to debate, you’ve got to know the rules. And while West Las Vegas High School students have been honing their debate skills for a couple of years now, they’ve yet to enter the world of competitive debating.

  • Prescribed burn planned at refuge

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge plans to implement a prescribed fire project on the east side of the refuge in early May.

    The burn unit is located southeast of the refuge headquarters 3 miles southeast of Las Vegas.

    This prescribed fire is part of a fuels reduction and grassland maintenance project on the refuge to enhance native habitat for a variety of wildlife species.