Today's Sports

  • Luna baseball coach fired; AD...

    Luna Community College is in the process of hiring a new head baseball coach.

    It’s unclear whether the school will also fill its athletic director position, which has also come open in recent days.

  • Sky Sox breeze past Isotopes

    The Albuquerque Isotopes bookended Monday night’s series finale by scoring runs in the second and ninth, but the innings in between belonged to visiting Colorado Springs.

    The Sky Sox won 11-2, dealing the Isotopes (23-21) their most lopsided defeat of the season while outhitting them 18-6 at Isotopes Park.

    Albuquerque hosts the Oklahoma City Dodgers in a four-game series through Friday night.

  • LV natives on All-RMAC team

    With the NCAA Division II outdoor track and field nationals set to begin this coming week, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference has released its list of all-conference honorees.

    That includes a revised All-RMAC track and field team for the indoor segment of the season.

    New Mexico Highlands University’s Janell Fullerton was voted 2017 RMAC Freshman of the Year for the outdoor track season.

  • Honors list updated

    Submitted to the Optic

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The 2017 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference indoor track and field All-Conference teams have been updated to reflect the current RMAC bylaws.

    RMAC First Team and Second Team are based on the individual and relay finishes at the RMAC Championships.

    The updated All-RMAC teams reflect first, second, and third-place individual finishers and first-place relay teams earning First Team recognition. Second Team consists of fourth, fifth and sixth-place individual finishers and second-place relay teams.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 24...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • LVLL games, starting 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • LVLL games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque  

  • All-district - Thirteen players...

    All-District 2-4A teams for baseball and softball have been announced and include a number of Meadow City athletes.

    After leading Robertson (21-8) to the district championship and a No. 2 seed in the Class 4A state tournament, Michael Quintana was honored as Coach of the Year.

    It was the second such title in as many years the Lady Cardinals have won since Quintana took the helm. It’s also the program’s fourth consecutive district championship.

  • Ten Rangers earn acclaim

    The Mora Rangers enjoyed one of the better seasons in the recent history of the school’s baseball program, rising to a No. 4 seed in Class 2A under Coach Manuel Benavidez.

    Mora (19-7) ranked as high as No. 2 in the class at one point, behind eventual state champion Lordsburg, to whom the Rangers lost in the 2A state semifinals.

    The Rangers also landed 10 players on the all-district team this spring.

  • Tennessee split for Topes

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    The Isotopes were held scoreless for the first seven innings Thursday night before plating two runs in the eighth, but that would be the only scoring they produced as the Redbirds took the series finale 4-2 at AutoZone Park. Albuquerque and Memphis split the series 2-2 while the Isotopes finished their eight-game road trip with a 4-4 record.

  • British soccer camp June 5-9

    Area youngsters age 3 to 14 are invited to register for the annual Challenger British Soccer Camp, coming June 5-9 to United World College in Montezuma.

    Participants develop speed and agility, juggling, foot skills, passing and control, dribbling and shooting, taught by a team of British coaches.

    First Kicks (ages 3-4) runs from 8 to 8:45 a.m. and costs $80 for the week. Half-Day (ages 5-14) runs from 9 a.m. to noon and costs $124. Those who sign up for the half-day camp may opt for additional Golden Goal session from 1 to 3 p.m. ($47).

  • WLV golf tourney June 10

    The West Las Vegas Athletics golf tournament, raising funds to benefit the department, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Format is four-man scramble; entry fee is $100 per person or $400 per team of four. The fee covers prizes, range balls, greens fees, cart and lunch. Checks should be made payable to WLV Athletics.

    Hole sponsorships ($150 each) and renewals ($100) are being sold.

    Registration starts at 8 a.m. with tee time at 9. Call 429-5617 or 426-2517 for more information.