Today's Sports

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April...

    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Pojoaque, 3 p.m., WLV
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Taos, 3 p.m., WLV
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Pojoaque, 3 p.m., WLV
    Track and field
    • Robertson JV at Belen, 3 p.m., Belen
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., Santa Rosa


  • Topes trump Aces in Reno

    Albuquerque’s luck against the Reno Aces carried over to Nevada over the weekend.

    The Isotopes (7-3 going into Sunday) never trailed Friday night after scoring four times in their first at-bats, cashing in for an 11-2 win.

    Left fielder Tim Wheeler hit 4 of 5, including a three-RBI home run in the first inning plus two doubles. He finished with five runs batted in.

    First baseman Ben Paulsen was 4 for 4 with two doubles and three RBI.

  • LV teams top 3 in Meadow City...

    Gusty conditions and cool temperatures made exemplary performances problematic, but a few athletes — including Robertson’s girls’ mile relay team — managed to qualify for state at Friday evening’s Meadow City Invitational.

    “It was a pretty good meet for us,” said Robertson girls’ coach Mike Maldonado. “This is a good group. They work hard.”

    So do the volunteers who helped stage the meet, a smooth-running affair that began at 3 p.m. and wrapped by 8 at Cardinal Stadium.

  • Weekend Roundup: Lady Cards 6-0...

    “We woke the monster,” Pojoaque softball coach (and Mora native) Ricky DeHerrera Jr. remarked to a reporter after his Elkettes spotted host Robertson a 5-0 first inning lead Saturday in the second of two games.


    The Lady Cardinals yielded one run to the visitors but produced 10 more to put an early end to game two of a doubleheader sweep that left RHS unbeaten in District 2-4A with a 6-0 record.

    Robertson won game one 8-6, weathering a fourth-inning rally with a defense that bent but didn’t break.

  • Little League - April 20

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by the Las Vegas Little League. All games are played at Keyes Park on Mills Avenue.

    APRIL 20-24

    Monday: Mets vs. Red Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Reds vs. Cardinals, 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday: Orioles vs. Mets, 5:30 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.
    Friday: Angels vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Cardinals vs. Red Sox, 7:30 p.m.

    Monday: Red Wings vs. Sandgnats, 6:15 p.m.; Rivercats vs. Owlz, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April...

    • Robertson JV vs. West Las Vegas, 3 p.m., TBA
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:35 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • West Las Vegas at Taos
    • West Las Vegas at Portales (DH), 3 p.m., Portales

    • Robertson vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., MMS field
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.

  • Judo taking hold in Vegas

    Taking up any type of martial arts may be intimidating for a lot of people.

    Whether it’s the physical exertion and mental discipline required or the prospect of engaging in hand-to-hand combat that spooks some folks, it would seem not to be an activity for everyone.

    Or is it?

    Bob Bell, a sensei who oversees local judo classes with the help of instructor Christian Montaño, contends that judo is something many people — of varying ages, backgrounds and existing physical activity levels — can learn and enjoy.

  • New coach building with frosh

    “We want our players to win on the field, we want our players to win in the classroom, and we want our players to win in the community.”

    It’s first-year New Mexico Highlands University head football coach Jeff Mills’ mantra as he tackles what figures to be a challenging construction project starting with camp this spring.

  • District races shaping up

    Several Robertson softball players shared top billing for their team’s emphatic 20-7 rout at district foe Taos on Tuesday evening.

    Pitcher Samantha Pino limited Taos to three hits.

    She had plenty of run support from the Lady Cardinal offense. Ashlea Lujan smashed two home runs to finish 4 for 4 at the plate. Kendra Duran pushed her season home run total to 10 with two long bombs in going 3 for 4. And Alicia Jaramillo also was 3 of 4 in what has been a fine senior campaign.

  • Luna teams still alive for...

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Both the Luna Community College and baseball and softball teams remain in the hunt for postseason play.

    In baseball, the top four of 10 teams in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference advance to the postseason and the top six of eight teams in softball advance. Currently, both the baseball and softball teams are in sixth place.