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Today's Sports

  • Encore! Two Dons, two Lady Cards...

    Two West Las Vegas baseball players and two Robertson softball players have been selected to the North All-Star for Class 1A-4A.

    Selections to the North-South games are limited to members of each year’s outgoing senior class. Coaches’ input determines selections. The North-South games are organized and sponsored by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    BASEBALL
    Santiago Mondragon and Jeffrey Sanchez of West Las Vegas earned selection to the baseball lineup.

  • Go Fish - May 28, 2017

    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. For future weekly reports, see weekend editions of the Optic.

    Catches of the week
    Clayton Lake: Tommy Montoya of Clayton caught a 20-inch rainbow trout May 15. He was using PowerBait.

    Ute Lake: Rande Kelley of Dalhart caught and released a 5.07 largemouth bass May 20.

    Fishing report, May 9

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 28...

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 2:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 5:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    • LVLL games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Tee-ball
    • LVLL games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    TUESDAY
    Baseball

  • Darley signs with HU

    “You couldn’t pay me to run track,” said Alesa Darley, thinking back just a couple of years and her aversion to the sport.
    Oh, how times have changed.

    Darley, an outgoing Robertson High School senior, will soon be a member of the New Mexico Highlands track and field team. With family and friends in tow, she made it official on Monday afternoon, signing a letter of intent to continue her athletic and academic careers at NMHU.

  • Topes edge Dodgers in walk-off...

    Oklahoma City pitcher Brandon Morrow needed just one more out to seal a big road victory Wednesday night at Isotopes Park.

    But Morrow botched a throw to first after Daniel Castro put the ball in play on a full count. Castro trotted safely to first, and — more importantly — Albuquerque teammates Dustin Garneau and Rafael Ynoa scored the tying and winning runs.

    That’s how the Albuquerque Isotopes defeated the Oklahoma City Dodgers 9-8, coming back from what had once been a six-run deficit.

  • Cowgirls in Sunshine State for...

    Eight is enough, New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field team hopes, to make a splash in this weekend’s NCAA Division II outdoor nationals in Bradenton, Florida.

    Eight Cowgirls will represent the school in the meet, which concludes the 2016-17 athletic year.

    NMHU junior Osheen Erskine, a native of Montego Bay, Jamaica, will compete in the 100-meter hurdles. Erskine won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference title in the event and earned first-team All-RMAC honors. She may also run a leg of the 400-meter relay.

  • Aiming for medals
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 26...

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

  • 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.