Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Tampa grabs 2-1 edge

    The Associated Press

    CHICAGO — Victor Hedman is throwing a party at the Stanley Cup Final, and the Tampa Bay Lightning are having a great time so far.

    Hedman had two assists while hounding Chicago’s elite group of forwards, and the Lightning beat the Blackhawks 3-2 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

  • U.S. opens with win

    The Associated Press

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba — For her second goal of the night against Australia, U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe channeled Lionel Messi.

    Rapinoe dribbled the ball before her long, low shot breezed past diving Matildas keeper Melissa Barbieri.

    “I was doing my best Messi impression,” Rapinoe laughed, before adding: “A much slower version.”

  • FYI - Sports - June 10

    RHS to host tennis camp for kids
    The state champion Robertson tennis program invites children age 5-10 to learn skills in a camp June 16 through July 16. The camp will run from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays starting June 16. Cost is $45 cash or check, $50 credit card. The fee covers 15 hours of instruction, a camp T-shirt and an end-of-session barbecue.
    Call coaches Warren Fulgenzi, 660-0191, or Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, 429-7235, for more information.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 10...

    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at White Sands Pupfish, 6:30 p.m., Alamogordo

  • Hargrave 8th in Greco-Roman...

    NMHU Sports Information

    Former New Mexico Highlands wrestler Easton Hargrave recently took eighth at 85 kilograms at the 2015 UWW University National Greco-Roman Wrestling Tournament the last weekend of May in Akron, Ohio.

    He finished with a 2-3 record.

    After a 19-11 technical fall loss to Konner Witt, Hargrave rebounded by pinning Andrew Thomas in only 33 seconds.

    The 33-second pin was the fastest pin for the tournament in the weight class and one of only three falls in less than a minute.