Today's Sports

  • Go Fish - Aug. 28

    Fishing report, Aug. 11

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow with murky water conditCharette Lakes: Fishing was slow with just a few trout caught by anglers using PowerBait. We had no report on perch.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow on Monday below Eagle Nest was 17 cfs. Fishing was good using salmon eggs, worms, elk hair caddis flies, tricos and brassies for trout. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair to good using PowerBait and salmon eggs.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 28...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Cross country
    • NMHU at Rust Buster Relays, TBA, Lubbock, Texas
    • Robertson at Portales, 7 p.m., Portales
    • West Las Vegas vs. Clayton, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Cross country

  • Outlaws start youth football...

    Submitted to the Optic

    On Saturday, Aug. 22, the Las Vegas Outlaws 7-8 and 9-10 teams both opened the 2015 fall season of the Northern New Mexico Children Football League with wins.

    The 7-8 Outlaws beat up on the NMCFL spring flag champion Santa Fe Venom 20-0. Scoring for the young Outlaws: C.J. Perea with two rushing touchdowns and Ethan Tafoya with one.

    “We had a great day of blocking by our offensive line; without those boys we wouldn’t score a point,” said head coach Carlos Perea.

  • Dons football team pushing...

    There was a time in the fall of 2014 when the West Las Vegas football team found itself trailing Pojoaque Valley on the road, 21-0.

    “There would’ve been times (in years prior) when they would’ve given up at that point,” said WLV head coach Adrian Gonzales. “They would’ve thought ‘We can’t come back.’”

    Not this time.

    The Dons dug deep and rallied, somehow making a game of it before falling by just two points, 21-19, to the favored Elks.

  • Hold on, cowboy
  • Isotopes saluting fans this week...

    With the summer fading and another season of Pacific Coast League baseball waning, the Albuquerque Isotopes organization is inviting fans to one last hurrah.

    As the Isotopes conclude their final home- stand this week, the team and its sponsors are treating spectators to several promotional giveaways  and a couple of their popular fireworks shows.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 26...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • NMHU women vs. University of the Southwest, 1 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Mora Middle School vs. Questa, 4 p.m., Mora

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Monte del Sol, 3 and 5 p.m., RHS field


  • Uphill climb for NMHU

    Las Vegas Optic and RMAC reports

    Colorado School of Mines has been tabbed the preseason favorite to take home the 2015 RMAC volleyball title after the preseason coaches’ poll was released this past week.

    The Orediggers have held at least a share of the RMAC regular-season title in each of the last three seasons, finishing last season tied atop the standings with Colorado Mesa. Both squads racked up 17-1 RMAC records.

  • NFL coaches try cracking down on...

    By Steve Reed
    AP Sports Writer

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera offered this edict to his players before the start of this week’s joint practices with the Miami Dolphins: You fight, you’re out.

    “We told our guys if you get thrown off the field, I’m going to treat you like you got thrown out of a game,” Rivera said Thursday.

    So players wouldn’t return to practice.

    Dolphins coach Joe Philbin agreed with the approach, and it has worked.

  • Big fish

    By Martin Lopez
    Submitted to the Optic

    Breneck Richards, Amadeo Lopez and Brandon Torrez are old high school buddies who decided to go fishing at Storrie Lake on Sunday (Aug. 9).

    They were pleased to see that it had filled up with all the rain. Lopez had been away at college and was happy to do something with his buddies so he got them together to fish.