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Today's Sports

  • Youth football league deadline...

    Las Vegas’ Youth Football League is inviting youngsters to sign up for its upcoming fall season, but they’ll have to hurry to make the deadline.

    Registrations will be accepted for another two weeks at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Registration forms are available at the center, 1751 Grand Avenue.

    The original deadline had been set for Friday, but the city’s recreation director, Loretta Abreu-Martin, said more time will be allowed for parents to sign up.

  • Flying under the radar - NMHU...

    Las Vegas Optic and RMAC reports

    Colorado School of Mines, last year’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament champion, has been picked as the conference favorite this season in the RMAC Women’s Soccer Preseason Coaches’ Poll released on Tuesday.

  • Highlands’ Dagnino, Bostic...

    New Mexico Highlands’ efforts to return to the postseason will be bolstered by the return of two players chosen to the preseason All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference women’s soccer team.

    Junior Anyssa Dagnino and sophomore Mallory Bostic, both forwards, were among the honorees announced this past Tuesday from the RMAC’s Colorado Springs headquarters.

    Dagnino was the Cowgirls’ leading scorer in 2014, striking for 11 goals and a total of 23 points. Bostic was second on the team in points with 11 and tallied seven assists.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 21...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Nashville Sounds, 6:05 p.m., Nashville, Tenn.
    Football
    • Scrimmage: West Las Vegas vs. Santa Rosa, TBA

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Nashville Sounds, 5:35 p.m., Nashville, Tenn.

    Sunday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Wayland Baptist, 2 p.m., Perkins Stadium

    Monday
    Baseball

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 21

    WLV hosting cheer camp
    The West Las Vegas High cheerleaders are inviting current and future cheerleaders in grades kindergarten through fifth to a cheer camp Aug. 25-26 at West Middle School. Campers will perform at a Dons home football game at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28.
    Participants will learn cheers, jumps and stunts from the state champion squad. They are asked to dress comfortably and bring water bottles.

  • Captain KIRK - Former Lobo big...

    Alex Kirk has thrown down monster dunks, grabbed rebounds and blocked shots, delighting thousands of roaring fans in the world-famous Pit as well as NBA arenas.

    His 7-foot frame has worn the hallowed cherry and silver of the University of New Mexico Lobos as well as the same uniform as the most talented basketball player on the planet.

  • Topes double up Memphis

    Angelys Nina’s line drive single with two outs in the bottom of the 11th delivered the winning run and one for good measure Monday night, lifting the Albuquerque Isotopes to a 4-2 triumph over the Memphis Redbirds.

    Albuquerque (54-69) gave up a 2-0 lead when Memphis tied it with a two-run seventh. Neither team could score again until the Isotopes broke the stalemate in the 11th inning.

    The decisive set of at-bats mirrored the momentum swings of the entire game.

  • Ranch rodeo
  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 19...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Nashville Sounds, 6:05 p.m., Nashville, Tenn.

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Nashville Sounds, 6:05 p.m., Nashville, Tenn.
    Football
    • Scrimmage: Robertson vs. Tucumcari, 5 p.m., field TBA

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Nashville Sounds, 6:05 p.m., Nashville, Tenn.
    Football
    • Scrimmage: West Las Vegas vs. Santa Rosa, TBA

    Saturday
    Baseball

  • A Grizzly ending

    Fresno shut down the Albuquerque Isotopes offense for the final six innings this past Thursday night to win 10-4 and clinch a series victory at Isotopes Park.

    Fresno improved to 69-48 going into the weekend, while Albuquerque slipped to 51-67.

    The Isotopes tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the second courtesy of Jeremy Barfield’s three-run homer that scored Roger Bernadina and Tom Murphy.