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Today's Sports

  • Cowgirls lead nation in long,...

    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands track and field team took over the national lead in both the long jump and triple jump courtesy of freshman Shanice McPherson and junior Salcia Slack while senior Lindsay Hayes became the first Highlands athlete to provisionally qualify for the NCAAs in the weight throw to lead the Cowgirls at the West Texas A&M Open Saturday afternoon.

  • Locals shine in elite track meet

    Monday’s usually a day for training and recuperating in the New Mexico high school track and field season.

    But for three West Las Vegas standouts, this past Monday was earmarked for a special competition reserved for the premier tracksters in the state.

    Distance runner Moises Coca and throwers Nicholas Gurule and Salvador Lopez represented the Meadow City in the annual Marilyn Sepulveda Classic hosted in Albuquerque.

    Gurule and Lopez finished sixth and seventh in the boys’ javelin throw with distances of 162-2 and 155-9, respectively.

  • LV bodybuilders secure hardware...

    Submitted to the Optic

    High Desert Physique, Northern New Mexico’s all-natural competitive bodybuilding team, recently competed at the OCB Natural Albuquerque Championships on March 30 in Albuquerque.

    The team had six members competing, and returned home with a total of nine top five placement trophies.

    HDP’s coach and founder, Paul Aragon, works as a performance specialist, trainer and instructor at Luna Community College’s Wellness Center. The team includes LCC students, employees, and one member in Denver.

  • Mora track in Ft. Sumner

    Mora track and field athletes made a solid showing in this past weekend’s Fort Sumner Qualifier.

    In the boys’ meet, Mora finished seventh of 12 teams, amassing 32 team points. Texico’s Wolverines won with 111.5 points, followed by New Mexico Military (72) and Mountainair (61).

    On the girls’ side, Mora landed up seventh with 35 points. The host Vixens won their own meet with 95 points, beating Texico (72) and Tucumcari (59).

  • Riders split in Snyder

    Luna Community College’s baseball team bounced back from two losses Friday at Western Texas College by sweeping the host team the following day.

    WTC nipped Luna 7-6 in the opener and rode the momentum to a 9-5 win in game two. But Saturday belonged to the Rough Riders, who galloped to 5-3 and 10-8 wins.

    Luna is 14-25 overall and 10-14 in league play under Antonio Siqueiros.

    • • •

    Luna’s softball team dropped four straight games over the weekend to Howard College.

    Howard won 10-2, 9-0, 9-1 and 9-2.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Taos (DH), 3 p.m., Taos
    • Las Vegas Little League (see schedule)
    Softball
    • Robertson JV vs. West Las Vegas (DH), 3 p.m., RHS field
    • Las Vegas Little League (see schedule)
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Albuquerque Academy, noon, Albuquerque

    Thursday
    Baseball
    •  LCC vs. Howard (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Adams State, 3 p.m., Brandt Park

  • Twin sweeps for Vegas softball...

    Strengthening their respective positions in the District 2-3A race, both of Las Vegas’ softball teams held their ground Saturday in sweeping doubleheaders against visiting Raton and Taos.

    Meanwhile, Robertson baseball earned a split to bolster its standing as West Las Vegas took a hit with a twinbill loss at home.

    • • •

    Robertson’s Lady Cardinals knocked Raton down a peg or two from their lofty place in the state rankings with wins of 13-8 and 8-6.

  • Cowboys sweep Cougars

    Weathering one huge inning from their Colorado Christian hosts, the New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys did all the talking the rest of the game Saturday in Lakewood, Colo., in a 16-8 victory.

    The win clinched a series win for NMHU following Friday’s doubleheader sweep. Then it became a sweep as the visitors won 13-4 in the finale late Saturday.

    Highlands — winner of eight consecutive games — is 22-15 overall and 19-8 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
    Cowboys 11, Cougars 3

  • RHS netters 2nd in meet

    Robertson’s tennis teams landed twin second-place finishes in the Las Cruces-Mayfield Invitational held over the weekend.

    Carlsbad was first in the boys’ draw, while Mayfield was first on the girls’ side.

    Robertson is scheduled to play at Albuquerque Academy on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Little Leagues - April 14

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

    MAJORS BASEBALL DIVISION.
    Mets vs. Yankees, 5:30 p.m. Monday
    Cardinals vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m. Monday
    Orioles vs. Angels, 6 p.m. Wednesday
    Red Sox vs. Mets, 8 p.m. Wednesday
    Angels vs. Red Sox, 5;30 p.m. Friday
    Yankees vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m. Friday

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