Today's News

  • Looking Back April 22, 2016
  • Defensive gem as RHS edges WLV

    Robertson’s Brandon Lucero and West Las Vegas’ Robbie Alarcon combined to put on a pitching clinic on Tuesday at WLV Field.
    With stout defenses backing them up, Lucero and Alarcon each threw an exceptional game in the third and final regular-season meeting between East and West baseball teams this spring.

  • Highlands football scrimmage Saturday

    Curious football fans will have a chance to see what New Mexico Highlands University football coach Jeff Mills and his team have been cooking this spring.

    \That chance comes at noon Saturday, when the Cowboys host an intrasquad scrimmage at Perkins Stadium in conjunction with a full day of NMHU baseball at home.

    “This is really the first time in my two springs here that we’ll be scrimmaging live,” Mills said Wednesday night.

  • A Marilyn moment

    Las Vegas Optic

    Three West Las Vegas boys’ track and field standouts represented the Meadow City in the annual Marilyn Sepulveda Classic on Monday at UNM in Albuquerque.

    The Marilyn is a de facto all-star track meet for the New Mexico High School Coaches Association, bringing together top athletes, regardless of classification, in an invitation-only event.

    Nicholas Gurule posted the third-longest javelin throw at 169-2 1/2. It was second best among Class 4A throwers.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 22, 2016

    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •LCC vs. New Mexico Military (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    •NMHU vs. Adams State, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    •Robertson vs. Santa Fe Indian (DH), 3 p.m., MMS Field
    •West Las Vegas JV at Pojoaque, TBA, Jacona
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keys Park
    •LCC vs. Western Texas (DH), 1 p.m., Cowgirl Field or TBA
    •West Las Vegas JV at Pojoaque, TBA, Jacona

  • Back in business

    After crashing to earth in a doubleheader defeat to visiting Portales this past weekend, the Robertson softball team was looking for a bounce-back game.

    They got it.

    The Lady Cardinals (17-3) overcame a 2-1 deficit to beat West Las Vegas 9-2 on Tuesday afternoon at WLV Field.

    It was the third RHS win in as many head-to-head meetings between the local schools this season. West is 9-11 overall.

    Ashlea Lujan, who reached on a walk, scored on a wild pitch to stake Robertson to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first.

  • Go Fish April 22, 2016

    APRIL 19

    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.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday was 12 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using worms, red annelids and San Juan worms. We had no reports from the Gravel Pit Lakes.

  • Swanner, Isotopes deck Aces

    Las Vegas Optic

    Will Swanner went yard for the first time on the Triple-A level Wednesday night, his two-run homer highlighting the Albuquerque Isotopes’ 4-1 win over Reno.

    It was the Isotopes’ third straight win and their fifth in a row against the Aces. Albuquerque hosts Reno through Friday night before returning to the road.

    Glenallen Hill has the Topes off to an 8-6 start.

  • East grad rate plummets

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    New Mexico saw a dip in the number of students who earned diplomas last year, but state education officials said Friday the graduation rate for the class of 2015 is still an improvement over levels reported a few years ago.

    Figures released by the Public Education Department show the statewide graduation rate dropped about 1 percent to 68.6 percent.

  • DA urges students to be safe

    District Attorney Richard Flores is on a mission. Flores, who is in his third term, has been hitting area school districts and organizations with various messages in hopes of reducing crime.

    Flores and Melanie Gallegos, a program administrator in Flores’ office, have delivered roughly 200 presentations throughout San Miguel, Mora and Guadalupe counties over the past two years. The presentations are part of a community outreach program created to educate the public on the dangers of crimes in the area.