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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Go Fish - April 18

    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. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Fishing report, April 15:
    Catches of the week
    Bluewater Lake: April 8, Matt Pelletier of Albuquerque caught and released a 48.5-inch tiger musky. He was using a jerk bait.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Howard (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Adams State (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    Softball
    • LCC vs. El Paso (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Western New Mexico (DH), noon, Cowgirl Field
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Taos tournament, 8 a.m., Taos
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Western State, TBA, Gunnison, Colo.

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Adams State, noon, Brandt Park

  • 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.