http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sports/rss.xml en Zamora, Charley taste national spotlight http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/zamora-charley-taste-national-spotlight <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Las Vegas Optic</p> <p> Team roping tandem Zant Zamora and Corey Charley finished 79th in their last go-round of the National High School Finals Rodeo on Saturday in Gillette, Wyo.</p> <p> Zamora, 17, will be a senior this fall at Robertson High School. His partner Charley is a 14-year-old from Albuquerque.</p> <p> Hundreds of competitors from across the U.S. took part in the team-roping event as well as others in the weeklong national competition.</p> Luna holding 3-on-3 hoops Aug. 20-21 http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/luna-holding-3-3-hoops-aug-20-21 <p> Las Vegas Optic</p> <p> Luna Community College is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to raise funds for the LCC Foundation and scholarships.</p> <p> The event, titled &ldquo;Nets for Knowledge,&rdquo; will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 20-21 at the old Safeway parking lot across from Charlie&rsquo;s Bakery and Caf&eacute; and Dick&rsquo;s on Douglas Avenue downtown.</p> <p> Deadline to register is Aug. 16. Registration is available at Charlie&rsquo;s or online at www.netsforknowledge3v3.com.</p> Fresno burns Isotopes http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/fresno-burns-isotopes <img src="http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/7.27_glenallenhill.jpg" alt="Stephen Cardullo reacts after fouling off a pitch in a recent home game. Cardullo and the Isotopes host Salt Lake through Friday after losing three of four at Fresno." title="Stephen Cardullo reacts after fouling off a pitch in a recent home game. Cardullo and the Isotopes host Salt Lake through Friday after losing three of four at Fresno." align="left" hspace="6" width="108" height="85" /><p> Chris Nelson&rsquo;s two-run homer broke the ice and gave visiting Albuquerque a 2-0 lead in the top of the fifth inning Monday night.</p> <p> But it wasn&rsquo;t enough to keep the Isotopes in front.</p> <p> The Fresno Grizzlies (54-46) surged ahead with a five-run sixth and went on to a 7-3 win in the finale of a four-game series at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, Calif.</p> <p> Albuquerque (44-58) settled for one win in the four-game set, its last trip to California this summer.</p> Mora All-Stars http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/mora-all-stars-1 <img src="http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/7.27_rangersdons.jpg" alt="Mora’s Casimiro Fresquez and Emmerick Martinez drive against West Las Vegas’ D.J. Bustos and Fenix Young in a game this past December. Fresquez and Martinez were chosen to represent the Rangers in the Class 1A-2A North-South All-Star Game in boys’ basketball this Friday in Albuquerque. Mora coach Hank Laumbach will man the sidelines for the North, reuniting with Fresquez and Martinez for the first time since they reached the 2A state championship game this past March. " title="Mora’s Casimiro Fresquez and Emmerick Martinez drive against West Las Vegas’ D.J. Bustos and Fenix Young in a game this past December. Fresquez and Martinez were chosen to represent the Rangers in the Class 1A-2A North-South All-Star Game in boys’ basketball this Friday in Albuquerque. Mora coach Hank Laumbach will man the sidelines for the North, reuniting with Fresquez and Martinez for the first time since they reached the 2A state championship game this past March. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /> Jordan calls for unity http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/jordan-calls-unity <p> <em>The Associated Press </em></p> <p> CHARLOTTE, N.C.&nbsp; &mdash; Michael Jordan finally spoke out on Monday about racial tensions in America in hopes of easing conflicts between blacks and law enforcement.</p> <p> The NBA great and Charlotte Hornets owner announced he is giving $1 million to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and another $1 million to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The aim is to help build trust following several shootings around the country.</p> Highlands guard signs pro hoops deal http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/highlands-guard-signs-pro-hoops-deal <img src="http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/sites/www.lasvegasoptic.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/7.27_jonmines.jpg" alt="NMHU alumnus Jonathon Mines has signed to play with a professional basketball team in Croatia, the university is reporting." title="NMHU alumnus Jonathon Mines has signed to play with a professional basketball team in Croatia, the university is reporting." align="left" hspace="6" width="58" height="85" /><p> NMHU Sports Information</p> <p> Former New Mexico Highlands University basketball player Jonathon Mines has signed a contract to play professionally overseas.</p> <p> Mines has signed a one-year contract with KK Vrijednosnice Osijeka of the 1st division in Croatia.</p> <p> This past season Mines averaged 22.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in 26 games while helping the Cowboys return to the RMAC Shootout for the first time since the 2012-13 season.</p> Looking Ahead - Sports - July 27, 2016 http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/looking-ahead-sports-july-27-2016 <p> WEDNESDAY<br /> Baseball<br /> &bull;Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque<br /> Softball<br /> &bull;City league games TBA<br /> <br /> <br /> THURSDAY<br /> Baseball<br /> &bull;Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque<br /> Softball<br /> &bull;City league games TBA<br /> <br /> FRIDAY<br /> Baseball<br /> &bull;Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque<br /> Softball<br /> &bull;City league games TBA<br /> <br /> <br /> Dear Teacher - July 24, 2016 http://www.lasvegasoptic.com/content/dear-teacher-july-24-2016 <p> By Marge Eberts<br /> and Peggy Gisler</p> <p> &nbsp;Question: When I was younger, children were diagnosed with attention deficit disorder. Now my grandson has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. What is the difference between ADD and ADHD? &mdash; Clarification Needed</p>