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Today's Sports

  • Martinez bros to be honored on...

    By Kevin Collins
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    The Albuquerque Professional Baseball Hall of Fame will welcome brothers Ramon, Pedro and Jesus Martinez to its ranks on Saturday, April 8. The trio of brothers are scheduled to appear and will be inducted together in an on-field ceremony coinciding with Dukes Retro Night  at Isotopes Park.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 7...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park  
    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo, 7 p.m. n Robertson JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA
    Softball
    • Luna at Frank Phillips (DH), noon, Borger, Texas
    Tennis  
    • Robertson at Albuquerque Academy Invite, TBA, Albuquerque
    Track and field  
    • NMHU women at Jim Click Multis, TBA, Tucson, Ariz.
    • Robertson at Moriarty, 3 p.m., Moriarty
    • West Las Vegas at Portales, 3 p.m.

  • Lady Dons sweep St. Mike’s

    One game was a white-knuckler, decided 13-12. The other was far less dramatic, a 20-2 blowout.

    West Las Vegas won both, sweeping visiting St. Michael’s in a softball doubleheader played under chilly conditions Saturday at WLV Field.

    The Lady Dons (8-5) kept pace with crosstown rival Robertson, who’d also beaten the Lady Horsemen earlier in the week. The two Vegas teams were to meet head to head for the first time on Wednesday afternoon.

  • It’s Grizzly season
  • For Tar Heels, some ugly...

    The Associated Press

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — It’s OK, Carolina, you can open your eyes.

    An unwatchable game turned into a beautiful night for the Tar Heels, who turned a free-throw contest into a championship they’ve been waiting an entire year to celebrate.

    Justin Jackson delivered the go-ahead 3-point play with 1:40 left Monday and North Carolina pulled away for a 71-65 win over Gonzaga that washed away a year’s worth of heartache.

  • No. 21 Mavericks take four

    The 21st ranked Colorado Mesa baseball team sent visitor New Mexico Highlands away empty-handed after a four-game series over the weekend in Grand Junction, Colo.

    The Mavericks won 6-0, 2-0, 11-10 and 8-1, dropping the Cowboys to 10-21 overall and 6-12 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.

    Joseph Cilladi smacked a three-run triple to force extra innings in Saturday’s nightcap, tying the contest 10-10 to finish a seven-run Cowboy rally.

    But the Mavs’ leadoff hitter J.J. Carr drove in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 5...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Robertson, 4 p.m., WLV field
    • Robertson JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Robertson, 4:30 p.m., WLV field
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Hope Christian, 3 p.m., TBA

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees (season opener), 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Robertson JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Hope Christian (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field

  • Champs in town
  • All-state hoops lists out

    Seven Las Vegas-area high school basketball players — each of whom had a starring role in making this past winter one of the more riveting hoops seasons in recent northern New Mexico history — have been named to all-state teams by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    Unlike the NMHSCA’s North-South All-Star teams, selection to all-state lineups is made without regard to players’ year in school.

  • Go Fish - April 2, 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 Friday editions of the Optic.

    Fishing season begins April 1; don’t forget your new license.

    Catches of the week