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Today's News

  • Vatos punch return ticket to nationals

    Submitted to the Optic

    Having disappointed themselves with only an Elite Eight finish in NSCRO rugby 15’s, the NMHU Vatos are determined to defend their national title in NSCRO rugby 7’s.

    They have a good start.

    This past weekend the Vatos decisively beat five other college teams at the Midwest Qualifier in Nebraska by a collective margin of 176-12.

  • West to host forum May 9

    Las Vegas Optic

    West Las Vegas athletic coordinator Richard Tripp is inviting all parents and fans of WLV athletics to the district’s Second Annual Forum, 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 9, in the high school gym.

    “The purpose of the forum is to discuss, both positive and negative concerns there are within our program,” Tripp said.
    “We will not be discussing coaches hires and firings.”

    “We want to hear from our great parents and fan base how we can make WLV athletics better and the best in New Mexico.”

  • District tennis in town

    Las Vegas Optic

    Reigning state champion Robertson is hosting the district tennis tournaments Friday and Saturday at Leroy Fulgenzi Complex.

    RHS is expected to have a strong weekend on the courts after wrapping up top seedings in each bracket this past weekend in Taos for pre-district.

    Action begins at 7:30 a.m. each day with players representing RHS, West Las Vegas, Raton and Taos.

    Top four seeds follow.

    GIRLS’ SINGLES

  • Cowboys near finish

    Las Vegas Optic

    With just two series remaining in the regular season, New Mexico Highlands University baseball is rapidly nearing its conclusion for 2016.

    The Cowboys play at Colorado State-Pueblo this Friday through Sunday. Then it’s off to Denver the following weekend for a series at Regis to wrap up the spring.

    At 11-31 overall and 8-21 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the Cowboys will miss the postseason for the second consecutive spring.

  • LCC Baseball
  • Outlaws shut out Cibola

    Las Vegas Optic

    The Las Vegas Outlaws 9-year-old travel football team beat Cibola 48-0 this past weekend to improve to 3-1 in Albuquerque spring league play.

    Scoring for the Outlaws were C.J. Perea, Ethan Tafoya, Devaughn Kensey and Patrick Rodriguez Jr.

    The team plays the Rio Grande Ravens at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Mesa del Sol football fields in Albuquerque

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 29, 2016

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:35 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    •LCC at Frank Phillips (DH), noon, Borger, Texas
    •NMHU at CSU-Pueblo, 7 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    •West Las Vegas JV at Rio Rancho tourney, TBA
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keys Park
    Tennis
    •District 2-4A tournaments, 7:30 a.m., RHS courts
    Track and field
    •NMHU women at Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colo.

    SATURDAY
    Baseball

  • Eyes on state

    Las Vegas Optic

    Samantha Montaño smashed three home runs to double her season total, leading Robertson to a road sweep of Pojoaque Valley this past Tuesday in Jacona.

    With just Saturday’s single game at Taos remaining on the schedule, the Lady Cardinals has clinched the District 2-4A championship.

    Robertson (21-3 overall) blanked the Elkettes 20-0 and then won 11-1 to collect its sixth and seventh district wins with no losses in 2-4A.

  • Go Fish April 29 , 2016

    FISHING REPORT,
    APRIL 26

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and 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.

    Catches of the week
    Conchas Lake: Jaiden Carrillo, 8, of Santa Fe, caught a 20-inch, 3-pound white bass April 24. He was using a Rapala.

  • Topes’ luck runs out in Sin City

    Las Vegas Optic

    Albuquerque’s win streak was capped at seven games, ending with back-to-back losses at the Las Vegas 51s this week
    The Isotopes (12-8 going into Thursday’s opener at Reno) lost the series finale 7-2 on Tuesday afternoon.

    The 51s pinned home runs in consecutive at-bats on Topes lefty Ryan Carpenter in the sixth inning.

    Las Vegas also won on Monday, edging the visitors 6-5.