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  • Topes have new look

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Isotopes reliever Ken Roberts admits he didn’t know a whole lot about his new hometown before arriving last week.

    “All I know is that ‘Breaking Bad’ was here,” Roberts  told the Optic on Monday, the team’s Media Day, at Isotopes Park. “I’m definitely going to check out the Walter White house. When we got into town, the first stop was either there or the stadium, and I figured we’d better get to the stadium first.”

  • Just like old times for Cards, Tigers

    A few years back, the Robertson-Raton baseball rivalry packed postseason electricity into just about every regular-season game between the two. And for good reason, as these longtime 2-3A mates often battled it out for district titles and jockeyed for state seeding in that time period.

    It’s not the same anymore, with Raton out of the district and in an entirely different classification. But Tuesday’s clash at Whorton Field was a throwback to those times when both Cardinals and Tigers were near the front of the pack on the Class 3A diamond.

  • Cowgirl tracksters No. 4 in nation

    NMHU Sports Information

    In the rankings released Tuesday by the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls are ranked fourth in the nation and second in the South Central Region.

    Central Missouri holds on to the top spot with Azusa Pacific second. Angelo State leads the South Central Region and is third in the nation.

  • Go Fish - April 10

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catch of the Week

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April 10, 2015

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Clarendon (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Christian, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • Robertson JV vs. Santa Rosa (DH), 3 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA, Jacona
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • LCC at Clarendon (DH), 1 p.m., Clarendon, Texas
    • West Las Vegas vs. Navajo Prep (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    Track and field

  • Death notification bungled

    The last time anyone saw Tony M. Trujillo Jr. alive was March 27.

    The 48-year-old Las Vegas native was a licensed practical nurse who worked at a retirement home in Santa Fe. He commuted to his job from Las Vegas and was good about staying in touch with his mother, Theresa Trujillo, and his sisters.

    As days went by without his mother or two sisters hearing from him, their concern began to grow. By Saturday, they were so worried that they drove to the state police headquarters in Las Vegas to file a missing persons report.

  • A field of dreams - Pecos proud of $2.4M complex

    Baseball and softball are in full swing. For Pecos students, the beginning of the spring sports season also marked the opening of their newly completed softball and baseball complex, located near the elementary school.

  • HU to require some students live on campus

    Full-time freshman coming to New Mexico Highlands University from outside the area will soon have to call one of the residence halls home.

    The Highlands Board of Regents voted unanimously last week to adopt the new requirement. Some freshmen are exempted from the policy, including those who will be living with family within a 45-mile radius of the university.

    Highlands Dean of Students Fidel Trujillo said the requirement would help with student retention and with higher academic success rates.

  • Republican picked for Senate vacancy

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday chose a Republican to fill a New Mexico Senate seat left vacant by the abrupt resignation of Democrat Phil Griego.

    Martinez picked former Estancia Mayor Ted Barela to fill the remainder of Griego’s term, which expires in 2016.

  • Details emerge in Tenorio drug arrests

    The Tecolote man and woman arrested Thursday morning on drug charges had sold cocaine to a police informant multiple times, according to court documents obtained by the Optic.