Today's Sports

  • Right on track

    By Dave Kavanaugh
    Las Vegas Optic

    Once again, the throwing events of the Class 4A state track and field championships figure to be of particular interest to fans in the Meadow City a month from now.

    Robertson’s Angelica Montoya owns the classification’s best marks in both the girls’ discus and shot put.

    West Las Vegas’ Nicholas Gurule has the longest throw in the boys’ javelin.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 1:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •Vatos at PacWest Regional, TBA, Vallejo, Calif.
    •Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, TBA

    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •Robertson JV vs. West Las Vegas (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    •West Las Vegas Middle School at McCurdy, 4 p.m., Española

  • Gallegos second in golf invite

    Robert Gallegos made the most of his chance to play at home Tuesday, shooting a 77 — a state-qualifying leg — in the Robertson Golf Invitational at Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Gallegos’ score was good for second place individually, two strokes behind Jason Parker of Raton.

    As a team, the Robertson boys placed second (339) behind St. Michael’s (330), which had a state-qualifying team score. The Cardinals missed the state-qualifying score by just eight strokes. Taos was third (364).

  • Back-to-back wins in Reno

    Catcher Ryan Casteel went off for three hits in four at-bats plus a walk, scoring twice in Albuquerque’s 8-1 triumph over Reno on Wednesday night at Greater Nevada Field.

    It was the Isotopes’ second win of the series, which was to wrap Thursday afternoon.

    The Topes (3-4) open their home schedule Friday night, kicking off an eight-game homestand.

  • Dons 1st, Lady Cards 2nd

    The West Las Vegas boys and Robertson girls both earned team trophies at the Meadow City Track and Field Invitational held Wednesday at Cardinal Stadium.

    The Dons continued a strong spring by winning the boys’ team championship. St. Michael’s placed second.
    Robertson’s girls claimed second place behind St. Mike’s.

    Conditions were mostly cool with a light breeze. Some rain fell in the early evening. The meet had originally been scheduled for Friday.

  • Four games, four wins

    Four up, four down.

    The Meadow City’s four prep baseball and softball teams — all hosting district opponents at the same time Tuesday afternoon — pulled off a rare simultaneous sweep, improving their positions in the 2-4A chase.

    Robertson baseball 1, Taos 0

    In a 10-inning marathon at Memorial Middle School, it was the Taos Tigers who blinked first.

  • Go Fish April 15, 2016

    APRIL 12

    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. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •LCC at Clarendon (DH), noon, Clarendon, Texas
    •NMHU at Colorado Christian (DH), noon, Lakewood, Colo.
    •West Las Vegas at Portales, TBA, Portales
    •West Las Vegas Middle School at Taos, 3 p.m., Taos
    •LCC at Frank Phillips (DH), 1 p.m., Borger, Texas
    •West Las Vegas vs. Portales (DH), 3 p.m., WLV Field
    Track and field

  • Cowboys take 3 of 4 vs. Metro

    Breaking out the bats for a four-game home series with Metro State, New Mexico Highlands’ baseball team won three and came within a couple runs of sweeping the Roadrunners.

    Highlands’ 5-0 shutout in Saturday’s series opener snapped a losing skid that had reached 15 games. The Cowboys are 8-29 overall and 5-21 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference heading into a four-game set at Colorado Christian this weekend.

    Joseph Cilladi hit a two-RBI triple and scored twice in game one. Jesus Caporal and Jermey McCarty each had RBI singles.

  • Topes in Reno

    Las Vegas Optic

    An Albuquerque ninth-inning rally produced just one run Monday night, and the Isotopes (1-4) fell 4-3 at Reno in the first of a four-game set in Nevada.

    Reno scored all its runs in the first inning, then let stingy pitching and defense do the rest.

    Mike Tauchman drove in two runs in the top of the sixth to cut the lead in half. Then, in the ninth, a Chris Nelson single scored Jordan Patterson, who’d doubled to get on. But Aces reliever Silvino Bracho struck out Joey Wong for out No. 3.