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Today's Sports

  • Dons spank Spartans

    Jeremy Fernandez made the Spartans remember him.

    The West Las Vegas pitcher held visiting Bernalillo to a single hit and struck out five in a complete-game 5-2 victory Tuesday evening.

    Fernandez had help behind him. The Dons defense turned four double plays to take Spartan runners off the diamond.

    “Defense was on fire ... and worked like a team,” said WLV head coach Ryan Gabaldon.

    Brian Gonzales (3 for 3, two RBI), Santiago Mondragon (two RBI) and Andy Gabaldon (1 for 1, two walks, two runs) helped provide run support.

  • North All-Stars: 7 from area

    Fresh off their run to the Class 4A state championship game, West Las Vegas’ Martin “Tino” Castellano and Andres

    Gallegos have been selected to help represent the North in the 2015 Class 3A-4A boys’ basketball all-star game.

    The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Volcano Vista High in Albuquerque.

    The Dons were a state runner-up this winter under head coach David Bustos, and Castellano and Gallegos both played key roles in helping them get there.

  • Bobby was LV’s super fan

    If Bobby Garcia — who died this week — wasn’t THE No. 1 sports fan in Las Vegas, he certainly was on a short list of the biggest the Meadow City has ever seen.

    Known simply as “Bobby” to most, here was a guy who loved nothing better than to talk sports, any and all, with whomever would indulge him a few minutes. It inevitably impressed me, on those occasions when I would do so, just how knowledgeable he was about the games and the players.

  • Cowgirls favored in RMAC outdoor...

    Submitted to the Optic

    COLORADO SPRINGS — The New Mexico Highlands  women’s track and field team is the favorite to win the RMAC outdoor title, according to a poll of league coaches released Wednesday.

    In addition, senior Salcia Slack was selected as the Preseason Women’s Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

  • Luna eyes booster club

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College Athletic Department is looking to start a booster club. The goal is to raise funds and raise positive awareness to the athletic department and the college.

  • HU’s Brink honored by league

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands senior softball pitcher Jessica Brink was named the RMAC Pitcher of the Week.

    The selection was announced Tuesday after a vote by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s sports information directors

    “I am thrilled she was named RMAC pitcher of the week. Jessica pitched great in game one and came in game two to secure the win for us. She had seven strikeouts and kept us in the game all day,” head coach Karin Gadberry said.

  • Go Fish - March 27

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catch of the Week
    Conchas Lake: March 17, Luke Nguyen, age 3, helped his family catch 15 crappie. It was his first time fishing and he was using minnows.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - March...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. El Paso (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Colorado School of Mines, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • Robertson at Portales tournament, TBA, Portales
    • West Las Vegas at Pecos tournament, TBA, Pecos
    Cheer and dance
    • State spirit competitions, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • LCC at El Paso (DH), 1 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    • Robertson at Kristin Griego tourney, TBA, Rio Rancho

    Saturday
    Baseball

  • Grizzlies go 3-0
  • Sports roundup - Cowgirl...

    Splitting a Sunday doubleheader with Colorado State-Pueblo, the New Mexico Highlands softball team clinched its first series win of the year.

    NMHU, coached by Karin Gadberry, is now 9-17 overall and 4-11 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    Highlands won Sunday’s first game 5-4 in eight innings for a third consecutive victory over the visiting ThunderWolves, then dropped the series finale 14-3 in five frames.