Today's Sports

  • Cardullo Player of Week

    Stephen Cardullo, the Albuquerque outfielder playing his first year of Triple-A baseball after toiling for years in independent leagues, hit another milestone this past week.

    Cardullo, 28, was named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week after helping the Isotopes to the latter part of an eight-game winning streak. In a six-game span, the Hollywood, Fla., native hit .417 with three home runs, three doubles and nine runs batted in.

  • Phelps vs. Bolt - Who’s the...

    Usain Bolt flashed to his third gold medal in the 200-meter dash Thursday, adding more confirmation — if any was needed — that he is the world’s fastest man.

    Bolt also owns three golds in the 100, and his dominance had sports pundits rather needlessly comparing the Jamaican sprinter to U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, whose Rio Games pushed his record medal collection to even more obscene heights (23 gold, 28 total).

    So who really is the greatest Olympian of all time?

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 21...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. El Paso Chihuahuas, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

  • American hurdlers sweep

    The Associated Press

    RIO DE JANEIRO  — American Brianna Rollins started out fast and never looked back.

    Rollins led the U.S. sweep of the 100-meter hurdles at the Rio Games on Wednesday night, winning with 12.48 seconds.

    Though Rollins was unreachable, it came down to hundredths of seconds for the other two medals.

    Nia Ali had silver with 12.59 and Kristi Castlin had 12.61 for bronze.

  • Under the radar - NMHU picked...

    Jeff Mills and his Highlands Cowboys continue to operate largely under the radar as they build the football program.

    In a preseason coaches’ poll held in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Kickoff event earlier this month, NMHU was predicted to finish eighth among 11 league teams.

    That figure includes a pair of RMAC newcomers. South Dakota School of Mines will be playing its first season as a full member in the conference. Dixie State is joining the RMAC this fall as an associate member for the sport of football.

  • Late homer downs Isotopes on...

    Corey Brown’s two-run homer to right field sliced across the Oklahoma City sky Wednesday night, lifting his team past Albuquerque 3-2.

    That spoiled an otherwise stellar evening for the Isotopes’ pitching staff. Starter German Marquez held the Dodgers to one home run, one additional hit and three walks with six strikeouts through six complete innings. Then reliever Shane Carle fanned four and gave up just one hit and two walks in the next two frames.

  • Go Fish - Aug. 19, 2016

    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.

    Catch of the week
    Pecos River: Joshua Valdez, 9, of Santa Fe caught an 18-inch rainbow trout Aug. 7. He was fishing in the Terrero area and using worms.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 19...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Oklahoma City Dodgers, 6:05 p.m., Oklahoma City
    • City league games, including men’s division title game, 7 p.m., Rodriguez complex

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque


  • Kicking off

    Daniela Fonseca, Anyssa Dagnino and Emily Ortiz lit up the scoreboard at Perkins Stadium for the first time by any sport this fall, topping Trinidad State 4-1 in an exhibition win for the New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team on Sunday.

    The Cowgirls controlled most of the contest but found themselves trailing 1-0 when Laetica Rambeau drew goalkeeper Katherine Scott off her line and squirted a shot past her just a few minutes in.

    But Scott and the rest of the NMHU defense steadied quickly, denying the Trojans for the remainder of the afternoon.

  • Fiesta de Golf deadline today

    Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas will hold its annual Fiesta de Las Vegas Golf Tournament Wednesday, Aug. 31, and entries must be received by today, Wednesday Aug. 17.

    The tournament has an 8 a.m. registration and 9 a.m. shotgun start at the Gene Torres Golf Course. It is a four-person ABCD scrambles format, and players can form their own teams or the pro and tournament chairman will make teams.

    Entrants must have a handicap or an average score for 18 holes.