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Today's Sports

  • RHS girls, WLV boys both 2nd in...

    Strength in distance running events paved the way to runner-up finishes for both the Robertson girls and West Las Vegas boys in this past Thursday’s Meadow City Invitational.

    The Lady Cardinals, paced by Anabella Miller in the long runs, garnered 72 team points to fend off West Las Vegas (67) and Fort Sumner (62) for second place in the girls’ team competition.

    Meanwhile, the Dons got their usual boost from Moises Coca and another strong showing in the boys’ distance events to amass 71 points, outscoring third-place Pojoaque Valley (64.5).

  • Taking on No. 2
  • Vatos rebound with Sevens triumph

    Submitted to the Optic

    During the last three weeks the No. 9 nationally ranked NMHU Vatos (11-2) have been both humbled and exalted.

    By losing 46-17 in Austin to the undefeated and sixth nationally ranked and Texas Collegiate Champion, St. Edward’s University (11-1), the Vatos were eliminated from the National Small College Rugby Organization National Playoffs.

  • ‘Topes add pitcher

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    Left-handed pitcher Paco Rodriguez joined the Albuquerque Isotopes Wednesday, and lefty Daniel Moskos was placed on the disabled list with a left calf strain.

    Rodriguez claims a 3.18 ERA in eight relief appearances with the Los Angeles Dodgers this season. He spent the entire 2013 season with Los Angeles, turning in a 2.32 ERA with 63 strikeouts against only 19 walks in 54.1 innings. This will be the first stop at Triple-A for Rodriguez as he jumped from Double-A Chattanooga to the Major Leagues in 2012.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Robertson JV vs. West Las Vegas (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Robertson, 4 p.m., WLV field
    • Robertson JV at Pecos (DH), 3 p.m., Pecos
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • LCC vs. Lamar (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park

  • Lady Cardinals punish Taos in...

    Bryanna Duran made sure the Lady Cardinal seniors went out in style.

    Duran smashed her fifth home run of the spring on Tuesday, a two-RBI bomb that brought a merciful end to Robertson’s home softball finale against Taos via the 15-run rule.

    Final score: Robertson 16, Taos 0.

    Elena Garcia proved durable through a complete-game pitching win, although it lasted only three innings.

  • HU’s McPherson garners another...

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    National Athlete of the Week, check.

    Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champion, check.

    RMAC Female Freshman Indoor Athlete of the Year, check.

    Indoor national champion, check.

    Well now RMAC Female Field Athlete of the Week can be checked off as freshman Shanice McPherson was bestowed this honor by the conference offices on Wednesday.

  • Little Leagues - April 18

    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little  League games. All games are played at Keyes Park.

    MAJORS BASEBALL DIVISION.
    Angels vs. Red Sox, 5:30 p.m. Friday
    Yankees vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m. Friday
    Yankees vs. Mets, 5:30 p.m. Monday
    Cardinals vs. Reds, 7:30 p.m. Monday

    MINORS BASEBALL DIVISION
    Owlz vs. Paw Sox, 6:15 p.m. Friday
    Rivercats vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m. Friday
    Bats vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m. Monday
    Rivercats vs. Sandgnats, 7:45 p.m. Monday
     

  • On your marks...
  • Boston strong one year later

    By Denise Lavoie
    The Associated Press
    BOSTON — Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city’s resilience in the face of a terror attack.