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Today's News

  • Cowgirls, Zias split

    In-state rivals New Mexico Highlands and Eastern New Mexico remained dead even in their season softball series after Wednesday’s doubleheader at Cowgirl Field.

    Eastern won the opener 6-4 in extra innings, but the Cowgirls pulled out a 7-6 verdict in game two.

    NMHU is 17-19 overall; ENMU, a non-league foe that plays in the Lone Star Conference, is 7-25.

  • Redbirds dismiss Capital

    Antonio Arguello and Estevan Montoya  combined for 11 strikeouts Tuesday, taking the claws out of the visiting Capital Jaguars in a 17-2 Robertson victory.

    “Our defense was much-improved today,” said Robertson head coach Tony Renon.

    Arguello held the Jags to one hit and struck out seven through three innings, and Montoya fanned four more in two innings of relief.

    Nate Archuleta was a sterling 3 for 3; Luke Aragon, Dalan Abreu and Ryan Tafoya each hit 3 of 4, with Tafoya drilling a triple.

  • Tennis teams in Reload mode

    Less than five years removed from his state championship swan song as a high school tennis hero, Roman Fulgenzi finds himself coaching his alma mater instead of playing.

    While there is plenty different about this year’s version of the Robertson tennis program, the ultimate goal remains the same.

  • Guerin 3-time Carlsbad champ

    Submitted to the Optic

    Robertson’s No. 1 girls’ singles player Juliana Guerin walked off with the gold medal at the Carlsbad Invitational for the third consecutive year on March 23.  

    Guerin has taken the top honors at this tournament since her eligibility in the eighth grade.  

    Eight teams participated including El Paso, Texas and many schools from around New Mexico.

    Guerin defeated Kalee Marrujo of Deming 6-2, 6-0  in the first round.

  • Mora routs Peñasco

    In a district softball doubleheader Tuesday in Mora, the host Rangerettes (4-2 overall, 2-0 4-2A) made quick work of Peñasco.

    Mora put both games away early via the 15-run rule. In the opener, the home team won 18-3 after three innings. In the nightcap, the rangerettes took a 26-11 shootout decided in four innings.

    Mora visits Pecos on Friday for another district twinbill.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March 30, 2012

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Mesa, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas at Grants (DH), 3 p.m., Grants

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Mesa (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    • Robertson vs. Española Valley (DH), 11 a.m., MMS field
    Rugby
    • Vatos vs. Albuquerque, 2 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Tennis

  • Go Fish - March 30, 2012

    FISHING REPORT,
    MARCH 27

  • Torres and Lujan crowned

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Miss Las Vegas’ Outstanding Teen Pageant was held on Sunday, March 25 at the West Las Vegas High School Cafeteria.  

    Gabrielle Torres was crowned Miss Las Vegas’ Outstanding Teen 2012 and Savannah Lujan was named first runner-up.  

    Lujan was also crowned Miss Photogenic for raising the most money in the photogenic competition.

  • Que Pasa - March 30, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • The Abe Montoya Recreation Center is now taking team registrations for the Spring 2012 Co-Ed volleyball league. Games will be played on Wednesdays only and begin, April 4, and will continue until May 9. A single-elimination tournament will follow. League is considered noncompetitive fun league class. Team registrations will be taken through March 30. Team fee is $150. Contact Misty Williams at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center at 426-1739.

  • Mora County Notebook - Mora cheer squad does well in competition

    The Mora varsity cheerleading squad performed well at the state spirit competition at the Santa Ana Star Center in Bernalillo on March 23 and 24.

    The cheerleaders were able to compete at the state competition because of their showing in other competitions during the season. At these competitions they took the first place spot twice and one third place.