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Today's Sports

  • Little League 2017: A composite...

    Editor’s note: Las Vegas Little League games are played at Keyes Park on Mills Avenue.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    • Luna Community College at Howard (DH), noon, Big Spring, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Adams State (DH), 1 p.m., Brandt Park
    • West Las Vegas JV at Rio Rancho tourney, TBA
    • LVLL games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Luna Community College vs. Midland (DH), noon, TBA
    Tennis  
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas in district tournaments, 7:30 a.m., RHS courts

  • Bustos out as WLV hoops coach

    David Bustos is out as head coach of the West Las Vegas boys’ basketball program, according to reports.

    West Las Vegas superintendent Chris Gutierrez had not responded to messages left for him on Monday as of press time for this issue. But sources close to the school confirmed that Bustos’ coaching contract had not been renewed for next year.

  • Luna softball wins 3 of 4,...

    Another big weekend for the Luna Community College softball team has the Lady Rough Riders in position for a postseason run.

    Luna won three of four games against visiting El Paso Community College over the weekend at New Mexico Highlands’ Cowgirl Field.

    Scores were 4-1 (win), 11-9 (loss) on Friday, 10-2 and 10-2 in five innings (both wins) on Saturday.

    The team (19-28, 11-13) is fourth in the WJCAC standings.

  • Erskine shines at UTEP

    NMHU Sports Information

    Osheen Erskine had a career day and the rest of the Cowgirl track and field squad came up with six personal and season bests as the team took advantage of ideal conditions at the UTEP Invite in El Paso.

    “We had a great meet,” said Highlands head coach Bob DeVries, “Osheen is getting back to her All-American form, and we had a number of athletes come up with the best performances of their careers just a couple weeks away from the RMAC championship.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • LVLL games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, Rodriguez Park
    Softball  
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Pecos (DH), 3 p.m., Pecos
    Track and field  
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Eagle Ridge, 3 p.m., Rio Rancho

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    • West Las Vegas JV at Rio Rancho tourney, TBA
    • LVLL games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, Rodriguez Park

  • Scoring in the classroom

    Continuing a tradition of solid performance in the classroom, New Mexico Highlands baseball and softball players were among those honored with All-Academic selection in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this spring.

    The RMAC, based in Colorado Springs, announced the All-Academic honorees this past week.

    Fourteen from Highlands were honorable mentions for baseball and softball.

    Cowboys on the list:
    • Steven Bishop, a senior from Albuquerque, who posted a 3.68 grade point average in human performance and sport.

  • Lady Cards clinch share of...

    With a pair of lopsided wins — 17-1 and 16-1 — at Pojoaque Valley on Thursday, the Robertson softball team assured itself of at least a share of the District 2-4A championship.

    Coach Michael Quintana’s squad is 17-6 overall and 9-0 in the district. The team is ranked No. 2 in Class 4A behind only Silver (17-5), according to MaxPreps’ ratings.

  • Go Fish - April 23, 2017

    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 an≠d anglers. For future weekly reports, see weekend editions of the Optic.

    Catches of the week
    Conchas Lake: Mani Loveless of Albuquerque caught her biggest largemouth bass ever April 15. The bass measured 24 inches and was caught on a curly tail grub tipped with a night crawler.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 1:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque  
    Soccer
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 1 p.m., United World College, Montezuma
    Softball
    • NMHU at Colorado-Colorado Springs (DH), 11 a.m., Colorado Springs