Today's Sports

  • Looking ahead - Sports - March...

    • Robertson JV vs. Santa Fe (DH), 3 p.m., MMS

    • West Las Vegas (A,B) vs. Bernalillo, 3 p.m., WLV field
    • West Las Vegas vs. Hope Christian (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    • Robertson JV vs. Taos (DH), 3 p.m., RHS
    • West Las Vegas at Capital, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    Cheer and dance
    • West Las Vegas pre-state performance, 6 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym

  • Four homers, one inning

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    In something rarely seen in sports, the Luna Community College Lady Rough Riders softball team hit four consecutive home runs in one inning.

    The back-to-back-to-back-to back home runs came in a 27-4 loss to Howard College on Monday. It was the last of a four-game home series.

    Howard is currently No. 2 in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference.

  • Making contact
  • Junior wrestlers finish season

    Submitted to the Optic

    Continuing a strong tradition as well as one of the primary feeders to this year’s state champion Robertson Cardinals, the Las Vegas Junior Wrestling program has wrapped another busy season.

  • Grizzlies join Vegas scene

    Just about every football player who’s ever donned shoulder pads and laced up cleats entertains the dream of playing on Sundays.

    For the weekend warriors of the New Mexico Independent Football League, that dream is a reality, although you won’t find their gridiron exploits on SportsCenter.

  • Aggies coach a tourney veteran

    Optic staff and wire reports

    Tennessee State’s Larry Joe Inman and Mark Trakh of New Mexico State have joined an exclusive club, becoming the ninth and 10th women’s basketball coaches to guide at least three different schools to the NCAA Tournament.

    Their accomplishments are even more impressive considering both Inman and Trakh were out of the college head coaching ranks not too long ago and pulled off the feat at schools that hadn’t been to the tournament in at least two decades.

  • Go Fish - March 20

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.
    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow with just a few rainbows caught by anglers using Power Bait and worms under a bobber. Launching boats was a bit challenging due to low water conditions.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - March...

    • LCC at Midland (DH), noon, Midland, Texas
    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa, 6 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Robertson at St. Michael’s tournament, TBA, Santa Fe
    • Robertson at St. Michael’s tournament, TBA, Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas at Pecos tournament, TBA, Pecos
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Colorado State-Pueblo, TBA, Pueblo, Colo.

    • LCC at Midland (DH), noon, Midland, Texas
    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa (DH), 1 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Robertson at St. Michael’s tournament, TBA, Santa Fe

  • NMSU teams going dancing

    The Associated Press
    LAWRENCE, Kan.  — Kansas, after winning its 11th straight regular-season Big 12 Conference title, will open the NCAA Tournament as a No. 2 seed in the Midwest Regional against 15th-seeded New Mexico State.
    The Jayhawks (26-8) will remain close to home when the open tournament play on Friday in Omaha, Nebraska — with a potential matchup against in-state foe Wichita State looming in the third round.

  • Lady Dons take two from SFIS

    Sonya Lujan blasted two home runs in her first two at-bats of the 2015 softball season, and West Las Vegas cruised to the first of two decisive wins over visiting Santa Fe Indian School on an idyllic Monday afternoon at WLV Field.

    Lujan accounted for four runs batted in courtesy of the two home runs, one delivered to each side of the outfield, in a 14-2 win for Lucas Griego’s Lady Dons.

    In the nightcap, West rolled to a 16-6 decision. Both games were called early due to the 10-run mercy rule.