Today's Sports

  • Zamora, Charley taste national...


    Las Vegas Optic

    Team roping tandem Zant Zamora and Corey Charley finished 79th in their last go-round of the National High School Finals Rodeo on Saturday in Gillette, Wyo.

    Zamora, 17, will be a senior this fall at Robertson High School. His partner Charley is a 14-year-old from Albuquerque.

    Hundreds of competitors from across the U.S. took part in the team-roping event as well as others in the weeklong national competition.

  • Luna holding 3-on-3 hoops Aug....

    Las Vegas Optic

    Luna Community College is hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to raise funds for the LCC Foundation and scholarships.

    The event, titled “Nets for Knowledge,” will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 20-21 at the old Safeway parking lot across from Charlie’s Bakery and Café and Dick’s on Douglas Avenue downtown.

    Deadline to register is Aug. 16. Registration is available at Charlie’s or online at www.netsforknowledge3v3.com.

  • Fresno burns Isotopes

    Chris Nelson’s two-run homer broke the ice and gave visiting Albuquerque a 2-0 lead in the top of the fifth inning Monday night.

    But it wasn’t enough to keep the Isotopes in front.

    The Fresno Grizzlies (54-46) surged ahead with a five-run sixth and went on to a 7-3 win in the finale of a four-game series at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, Calif.

    Albuquerque (44-58) settled for one win in the four-game set, its last trip to California this summer.

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  • Jordan calls for unity

    The Associated Press

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.  — Michael Jordan finally spoke out on Monday about racial tensions in America in hopes of easing conflicts between blacks and law enforcement.

    The NBA great and Charlotte Hornets owner announced he is giving $1 million to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and another $1 million to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The aim is to help build trust following several shootings around the country.

  • Highlands guard signs pro hoops...

    NMHU Sports Information

    Former New Mexico Highlands University basketball player Jonathon Mines has signed a contract to play professionally overseas.

    Mines has signed a one-year contract with KK Vrijednosnice Osijeka of the 1st division in Croatia.

    This past season Mines averaged 22.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in 26 games while helping the Cowboys return to the RMAC Shootout for the first time since the 2012-13 season.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 27...

    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •City league games TBA

    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •City league games TBA

    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •City league games TBA

  • 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.