Today's Sports

  • Dear Teacher - July 24, 2016

    By Marge Eberts
    and Peggy Gisler

     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? — Clarification Needed

  • Got a need for speed?

    Las Vegas Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University is inviting local athletes of various ages to its annual speed camp as well as a cross country camp, both to be held this coming week.

    The cross country camp for distance runners will run from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday at Perkins Stadium.
    The speed camp, designed to help athletes in all sports improve their speed, will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, also at the Perk.

  • North-South returns

    It’s the midsummer classic, part two. And there’s ample reason for locals to take interest.

    On Monday, Robertson’s Hannah Lopez and Ashley Encinias are two of the athletes expected to represent Las Vegas and the North in the Class 3A-4A North-South volleyball match.

    The contest gets under way at 6:30 p.m. at West Mesa High School in Albuquerque and will be one of three all-star volleyball matches played that evening.

  • Charlotte out as All-Star host

    The Associated Press

    The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

    The league had expressed its opposition to the law known as HB2 since it was enacted in March, and its decision Thursday came less than a month after state legislators revisited the law and chose to leave it largely unchanged.

  • Sixth inning dooms Isotopes

    Take away just the sixth inning of Thursday’s Albuquerque-Nashville series finale, and the host Isotopes win a commanding 4-1.

    Ah, but that sixth inning was huge — a seven-run outburst for the Sounds that bought them enough breathing room for an 8-4 win at Isotopes Park.

    Albuquerque (43-55) held a 1-0 edge going into the fateful frame, with starting pitcher Eddie Butler (4-1) holding Nashville to one walk and no hits through the first five innings.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 24...

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 6:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    •State Little League tournaments TBA

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    •City league games TBA
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •City league games TBA

  • Streak ends at nine

    There’s been feast and famine this summer for the Albuquerque Isotopes.

    A couple weeks after enduring the franchise’s longest losing skid, the team strung together its record-tying ninth straight wins.

    The latter streak came to an end Wednesday night, as the visiting Nashville Sounds (53-45) took a 7-5 win at Isotopes Park before a crowd of 7,200.

  • New coaches in town this fall

    Each of Las Vegas’ high schools will see new head coaches take the sidelines this fall.

    Robertson High School will have Bryan Trujillo and Stacy Fulgenzi coaching boys’ soccer and volleyball, respectively.

    And West Las Vegas has hired Elizabeth Ulibarri as its head volleyball coach, with a decision expected soon in regard to its girls’ soccer job.

  • Youth soccer sign-up now
  • Go Fish - July 22, 2016

    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.

    Catches of the Week
    Conchas Lake: Karl Cozby, 10, of Albuquerque caught and released a 14-inch largemouth bass July 14. He used a pumpkinseed tube.