Today's Sports

  • District champs!
  • WLV forum May 9

    West Las Vegas athletic coordinator Richard Tripp will host the WLV Parent/Fan/AD Forum, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at the Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The purpose of the forum is to air and listen to concerns and thoughts of parents and fans at West.

    The only topic that will not be discussed is the hiring and firing of coaches. Organization of a coaches/parents committee will be discussed.

  • Obstacle course - Race to take...

    Obstacle course racing has arrived in the Meadow City.

    New Mexico Highlands University will host its first such event at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 7, beginning at Perkins Stadium.

    The course will be three miles long, and the race is open to the public. Entry fees are $15 general public, $5 students. Highlands students and employees with valid ID will be admitted for no charge.

    Registration on site will be open from 8 to 9:30 a.m., followed by instructions at 9:45.

  • Outlaws take the trophy
  • Go Fish - May 7, 2017

    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. For future weekly reports, see weekend editions of the Optic.

    Catch of the week, Pecos River: Lucas Duran, 3, of Pecos, caught a 14-inch rainbow trout April 26. He was fishing with his dad near Terrero and using salmon eggs.

    Fishing report, May 2

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 7,...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 1:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • NMHU at Colorado Christian, noon, Lakewood, Colo.
    • NMAA bracket release for Class 2A state tournament
    • Las Vegas Grizzlies vs. Yellow Jackets, 2 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 1 p.m., United World College, Montezuma
    • NMAA bracket release for state tournaments
    Track and field

  • Looking for repeat
  • State baseball this weekend

    A state runner-up in Class 3A baseball last May, Pecos (12-9) saw its bid for a return trip to Isotopes Park come to an end Wednesday.

    No. 9 Tularosa defeated the No. 8 Panthers 17-3, earning the unenviable right to play No. 1 Texico on May 10 at Cleveland High in Rio Rancho. The defending champ Wolverines ousted No. 16 seed Loving 16-0 in another first-round game.

  • Natalia to run for NMHU

    Natalia Marrujo is keeping the Mora-to-NMHU pipeline alive.

    And kicking.

    The Mora senior, who won a state cross country championship this past November, has signed a national letter of intent to continue her athletic career with New Mexico Highlands University.

    Marrujo plans to compete in both cross country and track and field for the Cowgirls and head coach Bob DeVries, who oversees both programs.

    Before she stocks up on purple gear, however, Marrujo has unfinished business wearing Rangerette green.

  • Hill notches win No. 300 for...

    Staff and wire reports

    Glenallen Hill won the 300th game of his career as a professional baseball manager this past Friday, April 28, as his Albuquerque Isotopes beat Las Vegas 8-4.

    Hill, 52, has won 146 games in three seasons with Albuquerque. He previously managed Colorado Springs and Modesto.

    Helping Hill get No. 300 was Isotopes ace Jeff Hoffman, who struck out a season-high eight in seven scoreless innings on the mound. He held the 51s to one hit and three walks.