Today's Sports

  • Friday night football: Cards...

    West Las Vegas had an encouraging start in a 33-19 defeat to Moriarty on Friday night at the Herrera Complex, but the Dons were left smarting from several injuries.

    The most notable pain was suffered by starting quarterback John Balizan, bumped from the game just before halftime by a brutal helmet-to-helmet collision. Balizan is expected to miss at least the next game with a concussion.

    The Dons trailed just 14-13 at the half.

  • Go Fish

    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.

    Catches of the week
    Pecos River: Graydon Adams, 9, of Roswell, caught a 15-pound channel catfish Aug. 19. He was using chicken liver.

    Santa Cruz Reservoir: Preston Hagman, 12, of Santa Fe, caught a 19-inch rainbow trout Aug. 20. He was using red salmon eggs.

  • Isotopes fighting for playoffs

    Not even the returns of Ryan McMahon and Mike Tauchman could save the Albuquerque Isotopes on Thursday night.
    Salt Lake earned some breathing room atop the Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern with an empathic 12-0 shutout at Isotopes Park to commence Albuquerque’s final homestand of the summer.

  • Golf to help LCC

    Las Vegas Optic

  • Beasties bounce back

    By Dave Kavanaugh
    Las Vegas Optic
    Santa Fe Indian School had no answer for Robertson junior Gabriella Montoya or the rest of the Lady Cardinal soccer team on Thursday afternoon.
    Montoya burned the Lady Braves for seven goals as Robertson broke into the win column for the first time this season with a 9-0 shutout.
    Maricela Montoya, a sophomore and Gabriella’s sister, added two goals.
    The “Beastie Girls”’ ball control and defense achieved a clean sheet against the overmatched Lady Braves, who fell to 0-3-1.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 27...



    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque



    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque


    • West Las Vegas (B) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos


    • City league games, 6:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park



  • Friday night lights return

    Robertson begins its quest to return to the Class 4A state championship football game for a third straight time, kicking off Friday night at Estancia.

    Coach Leroy Gonzalez’s Cardinals are ranked No. 2 in both the MaxPreps and NMOTSC.com polls released within the past week.

  • Lady Dons go five at Bosque

    New West Las Vegas head volleyball coach Felix Flores called it “a marathon of a match” that took more than two hours.

    In the end, Bosque fended off a rally from the visiting Lady Dons to win in five games, 3-2, in a riveting season opener Tuesday evening in Albuquerque. Each of the last three games was decided by two points.

  • Stadium revamp ‘complicated’

    Who knew that peeling back the 14-year-old turf at Perkins Stadium would be akin to opening a Pandora’s box?

    Tuesday, New Mexico Highlands University’s Board of Regents heard the latest update from school administrators regarding the replacement of the stadium’s surface, a project that has taken all summer to complete, with no end in sight.

  • Cats damage Tope hopes

    Albuquerque (62-67) slid to third in its division — two and a half games out of first — thanks to a disastrous road series in Sacramento.

    The host River Cats won 3-2 Tuesday night for their third in four games with the Isotopes.

    A botched pickoff attempt allowed Tim Federowicz to score the winning run in the ninth.