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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoons - August 17, 2012
  • Cowgirl spikers picked 12th in RMAC

    Expectations are being kept humble for the New Mexico Highlands University volleyball team, which begins its first season under new head coach Bryan Crawford.

    The Cowgirls were selected to finish 12th in the 14-team Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and last within their RMAC West Division in the 2012 RMAC Preseason Coaches Poll released on Tuesday.

  • Women’s golf event
  • Isotopes chew up Sky Sox

    Three Albuquerque batters collected three hits apiece and the Isotopes collectively pushed runs across in seven of the nine innings Wednesday night, grabbing an 11-5 road win over Colorado Springs.

    The Isotopes (72-53 through Wednesday) wrap up the four-game set with the Sky Sox on Friday before returning for a big home series with New Orleans, currently the ‘Topes’ closest challenger in the Pacific Coast League American Southern Division. The Zephyrs, who also won Wednesday, trail Albuquerque by just three games with 19 remaining.

  • NMAA director resigns position

    Submitted to the Optic

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Activities Association Executive Director Gary Tripp submitted a letter of resignation to the NMAA Board of Directors on Thursday, Aug. 9.  

    The board accepted his resignation during an emergency meeting held via teleconference Tuesday morning, and Tripp — a Meadow City native and graduate of West Las Vegas — will serve his last day as director on Friday.  

  • Eastdale: Series softball champs!

    Albuquerque’s Eastdale 11-12 girls became the first New Mexico team since 1984 to win a Little League World Series on Wednesday, defeating a Florida team 16-1 in Portland, Ore.

    Andrea Howard and Jessica McAlister were credited with three hits apiece.

    The game was televised live on ESPN2.

  • Seattle ace deals a perfect game

    The Associated Press

    SEATTLE  — His arms outstretched to the sky, about to be swallowed by anxious teammates who ignored him for most of nine innings, Felix Hernandez had finally done it.

    Ever since his major league debut as a baby-faced 19-year-old with wild curly hair and a hat that never sat straight, he had chased perfection.

    Now King Felix had his crowning achievement. No hits, no runs, nobody allowed on base.

  • Go Fish - August 17, 2012

    FISHING REPORT,
    AUG. 14
    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow for all species.
    Cimarron River: Trout fishing was fair to good using zebra midges, parachute adams, small woolly buggers, tricos, small gold Panther Martins, salmon eggs and worms. Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake as of Monday was 29 cfs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit lakes was slow to fair using salmon eggs.

  • Smiles for the school year
  • A Trudell evening of poetry

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Poet John Trudell will join his poet daughter, New Mexico Highlands University student Tara Evonne Trudell, on stage at 5 p.m. this Sunday at Highlands University’s Ilfeld Auditorium for an evening of spoken word and poetry.