Today's Sports

  • Robertson hires wrestling coach

    James Martinez has been named the new head wrestling coach at Robertson High School.

    Martinez was previously the coach at Memorial Middle School. He inherits a varsity program that won a Class 1A-4A state championship this past February under Richard Martinez, who stepped down from the post he’d held for the better part of a decade.

    Las Vegas City Schools’ director of co-curricular activities, Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, confirmed the hire this past week.
    Meanwhile, Robertson’s search for a new girls’ soccer coach remains active.

  • Youth soccer sign-up opens

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League has begun open registration for its 2015-16 season.

    Registration will be conducted online via its Web site, lasvegasyouthsoccer.org, through July 31. Parents may also sign their children up at Desertgate Internet on Bridge Street.

    Ages welcome to participate range from 4 to 12; players must be age 4 by July 31 for fall or by March 1 for spring. There are currently four age divisions, U6, U8, U10 and U13.

  • Hawks tie series 2-2

    The Associated Press

    Brandon Saad scored with 13:38 to play, and captain Jonathan Toews got his first goal of the series as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning and their rookie goalie 2-1 Wednesday night, knotting the Final at two games apiece.

    Game 5 is Saturday night in Tampa.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 12...

    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Roswell Invaders, 6 p.m., Roswell
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad Triggers, 6 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 6:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.


  • FYI - Sports - June 12

    Fiesta Run coming July 5

  • Long ball lifts Robbers

    Kyal Williams was only aiming for a solid double when he connected on an early-count pitch from Santa Fe’s Ryan Harper in the bottom of the eighth inning with the score a 7-7 tie.

    But the ball kept soaring, eventually clearing the fence just left of the batter’s eye in center field at Henry Martinez Field.
    Home run, Las Vegas Train Robbers.

    Williams didn’t mind.

  • HU football camps begin

    Submitted to the Optic

    A series of summer camps being held by the New Mexico Highlands football team has gotten under way this week.

    The camps, conducted by NMHU first-year head coach Jeff Mills and his staff, will be all over the state of New Mexico. The camps will be in Las Cruces (June 9), Roswell and Ruidoso (June 10), Artesia and Hobbs (June 11), Clovis (June 12), Farmington (June 23) two camps in Albuquerque (June 24) and Santa Fe (June 25). Cost is $25.

  • Isotopes, Bees split twinbill

    Both of Albuquerque’s seventh-inning insurance runs proved significant Monday night as the Isotopes withstood a four-run rally in the bottom half of the frame for an 8-7 win at Salt Lake.

    The close-shave victory gave the Topes a split of a doubleheader with the host Bees. Salt Lake won the opener 10-7.

    Tim Wheeler was 3 for 4 as a leadoff batter for Albuquerque (25-34). Drew Stubbs, who hit a two-run homer in the third, was 1 for 1 with three walks.

    Jason Gurka (1-0) recorded the win and Justin Miller his third save.

  • Three locals all-state in...

    Three local athletes were among those honored with selection to the All-State team in Class 4A softball.

    The recognition was made official this week by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    Deanna Bustos, a West Las Vegas outfielder, earned first-team honors after helping lead the Lady Dons to a state playoff appearance.

    WLV teammate Sonia Lujan, a steady presence as a first baseman, was named to the second team.

  • LeBron has long-suffering...

    By Tom Withers
    AP Sports Writer

    CLEVELAND — High above downtown, there’s no visible evidence of a painful 51-year professional sports championship drought — the longest for any major U.S. city.

    Atop Terminal Tower, 42 stories over revitalized Cleveland, heartbreak and curses don’t exist. Just a spectacular view.