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Today's News

  • Wedding bells
  • Que Pasa - March 23, 2011

    TODAY HOY
    • “SLIDE-Ireland” — Celtic music from Ireland, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23 at NMHU’s llfeld Auditorium. Ticket prices: General admission: $10, NMHU students with valid I.D.’s: free and local band/choir students: free. Advance tickets on sale from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at KEDP radio station, studio 103 on the NMHU campus for more information, contact Donna Martinez at martinezda@nmhu.edu or 454-3238.

  • Locals go the distance

    Dramatic tape-measure shots played a key role in strong performances by the Robertson and West Las Vegas baseball teams this past weekend.

    The Cardinals captured a championship in a St. Michael’s tournament with wins over Española, Capital and Valencia — all Class 4A schools — in Santa Fe.

    And the Dons came back from a close defeat to Hope Christian by beating Kirtland Central and Cobre to take fifth place in the Aztec tournament.

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  • Bradley says she needed break

    While she acknowledges that her team’s early exit from this year’s state tournament was a disappointment, Aunna Bradley said her resignation from the Robertson girls’ basketball job she’d held for nearly a decade was in the works well before that.

    “I’ve been thinking about it for a few years,” she said. “I’m just tired ... I love basketball, and I don’t want it to get to the point that I don’t.”

  • Cage fights enthrall crowd

    A capacity crowd of mixed martial arts fans turned out to watch the aptly named “Vegas Fight Night” Friday at the Night Owl.

    “It was sold out to capacity,” said promoter Leroy “Tusa” Ortega. “I’m not sure what (attendance number) the fire department stopped it at. But we had to turn a few people away at the door.”

    The card was loaded with Meadow City fighters.

  • Looking ahead

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at Trinidad State JC (DH), noon, Trinidad, Colo.
    Softball
    • LCC at Adams State JV (DH), 2 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • WLV Gents at Estancia (DH), 3 p.m., Estancia
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas at St. Michael’s Invite, TBA, Santa Fe

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 3 p.m., Brandt Park

  • FYI

    La Plaza Little League will have one final registration day from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at La Plaza fields. Ongoing registration is still available through Robert Alarcon (429-0963), Art Mondragon (617-5851), and Ernest Mondragon (429-0537).

  • RHS netters shock La Cueva

    A rare upset of Class 5A La Cueva was a prize in and of itself for the Robertson girls’ tennis team over the weekend.

    The Lady Cardinals took two singles and one doubles matches with the Bears to tally a 3-2 win as part of the Albuquerque Public Schools Duals. Juliana Guerin stopped Ali Warner 6-0, 6-1, while Miranda Garcia beat Kim Coffing 6-3, 6-2. In doubles, Victoria Gomez and Victoria Urrutia bested Ingrid Chavez and Rebecca Jenks in a tiebreaker, 6-2, 6-7, 10-8.

  • Cowgirls, Skyhawks split series

    The New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls gained some traction in its uphill battle within the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference softball standings, earning a four-game split at Fort Lewis over the weekend.

    The Cowgirls (6-19, 3-13 RMAC) lost Sunday’s opener 8-7 but closed out the set with a win.

    Game two — and the finale of the two-day series — saw the Cowgirls storm to an 8-1 win.

  • Optic moving online content behind paywall

    The Las Vegas Optic is moving toward a subscriber-based website, beginning Monday.
    Visitors to lasvegasoptic.com will need to buy a subscription to have full access to all content on the website. Free limited access options will also be available.

    The change will have no impact on Optic readers who get their news, advertising and information only from the newspaper’s hardcopy editions. Subscribers who wish also to have full online access to the Optic’s content need only to register for the service.