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  • Noticias - May 13, 2011

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  • Memorial and drive-in open Saturday

    The water-logged images washed into our minds and refuse to recede. Jagged-hulled boats grounded upon a sea of mud and death. A shaggy dog hobbling through soaked slats of wood, the remnants of a hundred, a thousand homes.

    Women, men, wailing at the edge of a placid sea, the sea that stole their family, their history. The Japanese tsunami took the lives and possessions of more than ten thousand people, and the world opened its heart and hands to help.

  • Cowgirls third in RMAC

    Jillisa Grant’s day-three heroics helped elevate her team and drew the respect of those in attendance at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships this week in Golden, Colo.

    Grant, a junior from Spanish Town, Jamaica, earned Athlete of the Meet honors, and she shared Athlete of the Year kudos with Adams State College’s Indira Spence.

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  • Lady Card golfers back in top 3

    Further cementing their reputation as one of the better programs in the state, the Robertson High girls’ golf team placed third in the Class A-3A state tournament held Monday and Tuesday at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

    It’s the third top-three finish for the Lady Cardinals in four seasons. Head coach Gene Gurule guided a young Robertson to a fifth-place outcome in 2010.

    Joedy Quintana led the Lady Cards’ two-day effort, tying for 12th individually.

  • NMHU rodeo ropes in regional title

    The New Mexico Highlands University women’s rodeo team brought home a Grand Canyon Regional Championship from Las Cruces’ Doña Ana County Events Center.

    Highlands placed in several events.

    “I am very proud of these athletes,” said interim head coach Curtis Jones. “With all the adversity that came there way, they kept their heads and came out ahead.”

    The team title entitles the Cowgirls to attend the College National Finals Rodeo on June 12-18 in Casper, Wyo.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports May 13, 2011

    • RMAC tournament: NMHU in game TBA, Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Class 2A state tournament TBA, Rio Rancho
    • Class 3A state tournament TBA
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • State tournaments, TBA, Rio Rancho
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park

  • Little League - May 13, 2011

    The following are scores reported to the Optic by local Little Leagues as of press time.

    LVLL softball: Lady Devils 16, Longhorns 13

    THURSDAY, May 5
    La Plaza Majors: Cubs 14, Angels 7
    La Plaza Minors: Angels 4, Marlins 3

    FRIDAY, May 6
    La Plaza Majors: Red Sox 12, Angels 7
    La Plaza Minors: Red Sox 3, White Sox 1

    MONDAY, May 9
    La Plaza Majors: A’s 20, Marlins 0 (A’s Gonzales: homered over center field fence)

  • Go Fish - May 13, 2011

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and The Fish Phone, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

  • Mora County Notebook: Wagon Mound celebrates Earth Day

    An Earth Day activity took place in Wagon Mound as the soil was prepared and a garden planted by the youth in Jaylyn Maestas and Lousia Maestas classes with the help of Sophia Martinez of the Concerned Citizens of Wagon Mound and of Mora County and Jennifer Bellin.   

    Another special time of garden activity took place on Cinco de Mayo while traditional Spanish music was played and songs were sung in celebration of Cinco de Mayo.