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Today's Sports

  • BREAKING: Pecos wins state...

    In the opening round of the Class 3A state baseball tournament, Pecos routed Raton 10-2 on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals.

    Pecos is the No. 6 seed, while Raton was seeded 11th.

    The Panthers will play No. 3 Lordsburg, a 14-3 victor over Clayton, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at Cleveland High in Rio Rancho.

    The 4A state baseball and softball tournaments get under way Friday and Saturday.

    The 1A-3A state softball and 1A-2A baseball brackets will be announced this weekend.

  • BREAKING: Marrujo, Garcia...

    Robertson tennis players Cailyn Marrujo and Andres Garcia both survived the first round of the Class 1A -4A state tournaments Wednesday and will move on to the quarterfinals Thursday.

    Marrujo, the No. 8 seed in girls' singles, outlasted district foe Claudia Dimond of Taos, 6-3, 7-5. Marrujo will play No. 1 Patty Borunda at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Jerry Cline Complex in Albuquerque, host venue for the individual state tournaments.

  • RHS No. 1 in state softball...

    The Robertson softball team, which finished unbeaten in District 2-4A and ranked first in statewide polls, is the No. 1 seed in the Class 4A state tournament that begins this weekend.

    The Lady Cardinals learned they will play host to No. 16 Taos, a district rival they beat three times in the regular season, in the single-elimination first round.

    The game is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at RHS Field.

  • Champs seek repeat

    Defending state champion Robertson tennis on Sunday learned its path to what players, coaches and fans hope will be another heaping helping of glory.

    The New Mexico Activities Association released state brackets Sunday evening.

    The individual state tennis tournaments begin Wednesday at Jerry Cline Complex in Albuquerque. The team portion begins Friday at Albuquerque Academy.

  • BREAKING : Robertson tennis...

    Defending state champion Robertson tennis on Sunday learned its path to what players, coaches and fans hope will be more glory.

    The New Mexico Activities Association released state brackets Sunday evening. 

    The individual state tennis tournaments begin Wednesday at Jerry Cline Complex in Albuquerque. The team portion begins Friday at Albuquerque Academy. 

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  • BREAKING: State baseball,...

    The Robertson softball team, which finished unbeaten in District 2-4A and ranked first in statewide polls, are the No. 1 seed in the Class 4A state tournament that begins this weekend.

    The Lady Cardinals learned they will play host to No. 16 Taos, a district rival they beat three times in the regular season, in the single-elimination first round. The winner gets either No. 8 Kirtland Central or No. 9 West Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 11, in Rio Rancho.

  • Isotopes fall in 11 frames

    An RBI triple by Mike Freeman drove in Peter O’Brien for the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning Thursday night in Reno, Nev., and the Isotopes fell to the Aces 3-2.

    It was the third loss in a row for Albuquerque, which will wrap up the series Sunday at Greater Nevada Park before heading home to Isotopes Park for an eight-game homestand starting Monday evening.

     Albuquerque (12-9 going into the weekend) took the early lead when Rafael Ynoa scored on a sacrifice fly by Mike Tauchman in the top of the first inning.

  • State brackets out Sunday

    On Sunday, shortly after 4 p.m., baseball and softball teams from across New Mexico will find out if and when they will play in the state tournaments.

    The New Mexico Activities Association’s selection and seeding show for both sports will reveal postseason brackets. The tournaments get under way this coming weekend, May 6 and 7, at campus sites of superior seeds.

    The remainder of the state tourneys play out May 11-14 in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque.

    For some, making state is not a matter of if.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May. 1...

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 2:05 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    •NMHU at CSU-Pueblo (DH), noon, Pueblo, Colo.
    •NMAA state tournament selection and seeding show
    Soccer
    •Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 2 p.m., Montezuma
    Softball
    •NMAA state tournament selection and seeding show

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento Rivercats, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keys Park

  • Vatos punch return ticket to...

    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.