Today's Sports

  • Highlands baseball needs help...

    No, Highlands’ baseball team isn’t out of the postseason just yet.

    But if the Cowboys are to extend their streak of making the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament, they’ll have to catch Adams State this weekend.

    NMHU trails the Grizzlies — a relative newcomer to the RMAC baseball ranks — by two games going into the last weekend of the regular season. The Cowboys are 19-23 overall and 13-19 in the RMAC, while Adams State is 19-26 and 15-17.

  • Four to love

    After pinning down all four No. 1 seeds by virtue of performances this past weekend at the pre-district tournament in Taos, the Robertson tennis team cruises into the District 2-4A tourney as a clear favorite.

    The district tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the LeRoy Fulgenzi Tennis Complex on the Robertson campus.

    District champions and runners-up earn trips to state the following week in Albuquerque.

  • McPherson honored by RMAC

    NMHU Sports Information

    Shanice McPherson of the No. 4 nationally ranked New Mexico Highlands track and field team was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Female Field Athlete of the Week on Wednesday, April 22.

    At the Mount Sacramento Relays this past weekend in Walnut, Calif., McPherson began her competition April 17 running a leg of the 400-meter relay. She improved the Highlands relay time to 45.76, which is third-best in the nation and leading the RMAC.

  • State tickets punched
  • Cowboy football schedule...

    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands football team, under the direction of first-year head coach Jeff Mills, has announced its 2015 schedule.

  • Adult softball on its way

    Men’s and women’s adult softball season is rapidly approaching, and the Abe Montoya Recreation Center Recreation Department announced deadlines this week.

    Deadline to submit rosters is May 18, and league play begins on May 25.

    Costs include a $400 fee and $10 player fee.

    A mandatory meeting for coaches and managers is set for this week, 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Rec.

    The league is also seeking umpires. Certifications through the USSSA are required; a clinic will be scheduled if needed.

  • West to hold athletics forum

    Submitted to the Optic

    There will be a voluntary parent meeting parents or concerned fans of West Las Vegas athletics at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, at the Gillie Lopez Gymnasium.

    The meeting is designed to listen to concerns parents may have about West Las Vegas athletic programs, according to athletic coordinator Richard Tripp.

    “We will also discuss items for upcoming 2015-16 school year parents can address over the summer,” he said. “This will not be a meeting to discuss coaches’ hirings and firings.”

  • Woods to play in TPC tourney

    The Associated Press

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.  — Tiger Woods has added The Players Championship to his schedule, another indication that he is getting back to a normal golf season.

    Woods won The Players the last time he played in 2013. He missed last year while recovering from back surgery that forced him to miss a combined seven months in 2014. He sat out two months earlier this year to work on his game — particularly his chipping — after posting a career-high 82 in Phoenix.

  • Finishing up
  • Rose to be allowed at All-Star...

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Commissioner Rob Manfred says Pete Rose will be allowed to participate in activities surrounding this summer’s All-Star Game in his hometown of Cincinnati.

    Rose, baseball’s career hits leader and a former Reds star player and manager, agreed to a lifetime ban from the sport in 1989 after a Major League Baseball investigation concluded he bet on his team to win while he was managing the club.