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Today's News

  • Isotopes bully Iowa

    Small ball or not, the Albuquerque Isotopes are off to a big start, having won their first three games of the 2013 season.

    The Isotopes scored half of their runs in the eighth inning Saturday night en route to an 8-3 victory, their third in as many days over the visiting Iowa Cubs.

    First baseman Scott Van Slyke, one of the returning leaders from the lineup that won the PCL American South last summer, is leading Albuquerque with seven hits in 12 at-bats as of Saturday night.

    Elian Herrera and Rusty Ryal have six hits apiece through three games.

  • Leaps of faith
  • Luna softball hits offensive zone

    Luna Community College

    Having one of the best offensive outputs in the history of the program, the Luna Community College softball team took three of four games at home from Frank Phillips College over the last weekend of March.

    The Lady Rough Riders won 29-4, 7-2, and 5-0 and lost 9-8.

    “We ended up with 25 hits; everyone on that day was producing,” said LCC interim head coach Nathan Trujillo of his team’s 29-run game.

    Luna’s Keri Mays went 5 for 5 with three home runs and 10 RBI in the 29-run game.

  • Quintana sisters shine in home meet

    Jayme Quintana shot an 82 to take top honors by a three-stroke margin in the recent West Las Vegas Golf Invite held at Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Jayme and sister Joedy, whose 89 was good for fourth place in the girls’ tournament, posted qualifying scores for May’s state tourney.

    Raton’s Clair Willden (second place, 85) and Brianna Paisley (third, 88) also had qualifying scores.

    Louanna Valencia (133) and Frannie Gonzales (136) also competed for West Las Vegas.

  • Pecos tracksters thrive in Ft. Sumner

    As a team, Pecos was decidedly middle-of-the-pack in Saturday’s big Fox-Vixen Relays meet in Fort Sumner. But there were several Panthers and Lady Panthers with plenty to celebrate.

    “It was just a great day with individual (achievements),” said coach Leroy Barela. “A number of the kids had personal records.”

    Pecos’ Cassandra C de Baca ran a personal-best 12:45.64 in the girls’ 3,200-meter run, qualifying for state, placing third overall and first among small-school entrants.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 8, 2013

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games: Mariners vs. Yankees, 5:30 p.m., Angels vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m.; Red Wings vs. Rivercats, 6:15 p.m., Bats vs. Paw Sox, 7:45 p.m., Keyes Park

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Raton, 4 p.m., WLV field
    • Las Vegas Little League games: Owlz vs. Sandgnats, 6:15 p.m., Thunder vs. Paw Sox, 7:45 p.m.; Keyes Park
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Raton, 4 p.m., WLV field

  • Shooting suspect nabbed

    By Karl Moffatt
    Las Vegas Optic

    A 52-year-old Tecolote man is being held in the San Miguel County Detention Center on $40,000 cash only bond after he allegedly got drunk at a friend’s house and shot up the place after he was asked to leave.

  • Russian native becomes U.S. citizen

    Natalia Tucker’s journey to northern New Mexico was improbable.

    Before moving to the U.S., the Russian native lived in the sprawling city of Chelyabinsk, a place with a population of more than 1.1 million. Today, she lives in the rural ranching community of Watrous, population 135, and she teaches a Russian language class at New Mexico Highlands University.

    Tucker, who was recognized by the city’s governing body recently, officially became a U.S. citizen last month.

  • Montezuma Post Office to cut hours

    MONTEZUMA — The small post office here that United World College students rely on to receive and mail packages and letters to their home countries is set to reduce its hours.

  • Senator tours dams, visits Highlands

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich visited New Mexico Highlands University on Tuesday and later met with city officials and toured dams and other water facilities as part of an outreach program the freshman senator is conducting throughout the state.

    Heinrich met with Highlands President Jim Fries and other university representatives such as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Linda LaGrange.