Today's Sports

  • Medina shoots to third in...

    Las Vegas Optic

    Esteban Medina did more than earn a third-place finish in the recent Southwest Regional Elks Hoop Shoot, held in Dallas.
    He also made a few fans along the way.

    One of them was his coach Jason Ellis.

  • Day favored at Masters

    By Paul Newberry
    AP National Writer

    AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jason Day was lurking just outside Augusta National Golf Club, wondering if he wanted to go in.
    The game just wasn’t fun anymore.

    Even though he was set to play in his first Masters in 2011, Day thought it might be time to do something else.
    “Golf is a very, very frustrating game,” Day recalled.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 8...

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    •LCC vs. Western Texas (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    •NMHU vs. Metro State, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    •Robertson JV, West Las Vegas JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA, Jacona
    •LCC at Howard (DH), 1 p.m., Big Spring, Texas
    •West Las Vegas at Santa Fe Indian, 3 p.m., Santa Fe
    •Robertson at Mayfield tournament, 7:30 a.m., Las Cruces
    Track and field

  • Go Fish April 8, 2016

    APRIL 5

    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. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

  • Vatos in Cowboy Cup final

    National championship hopes remain intact for the New Mexico Highlands University Vatos rugby club.

    The Vatos lost 34-24 to the University of Denver — the top-ranked team in the Frontier League — in the final of the Cowboy Cup on Sunday afternoon at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Park.

  • East, West split in baseball

    Both sides took away a portion of the bragging rights from the first East-West baseball encounter of the spring.

    Isiah Baca’s walk-off winner lifted host Robertson (8-5) to a dramatic 6-5 win in game one on Saturday at Memorial Middle School.

    Antonio Cordova and Richard Armijo also delivered significant RBI hits to help the Cardinals.

    But in game two, the Dons scored a quick run and never trailed en route to an 8-2 win.

  • WLV, Pecos 2nd in state spirit...

    A fraction of a point is all that stood between the West Las Vegas cheer squad and a repeat state championship this past weekend at The Pit.

    West added a red runner-up trophy to its blue from a year ago in the category of co-ed cheer for Class 4A. The team is coached by Isabel Cavazos.

    Pecos’ cheer team, coached by Jessica Flores, also earned a runner-up finish in this past weekend’s state spirit competition.

    Its score of 162.08 was behind only Raton (173.86) in Class 2A cheer.

  • Pest control - Cowgirls win four

    Ka’iulani Kamai and Dekota Monarrez both smashed three-run homers to bookend a 9-2 win in game three of New Mexico Highlands’ four-game sweep of visiting Black Hills State this past weekend at Cowgirl Field.

    The firepower, which also featured three hits apiece by Jacquelyn Solis and Victoria Gonzales — helped Brianna Velasquez (3-4) to a win. Velasquez scattered five hits over seven innings.

    In Sunday’s series finale, the Cowgirls stacked up runs like cordwood in a 13-0 shutout that ended midway through the fifth.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April 6...

    • Robertson at Moriarty, 3 p.m., Moriarty
    • Robertson JV, West Las Vegas JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA, Jacona
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Bernalillo, 3 p.m., WLV Field
    • West Las Vegas JV at Pecos, 3 p.m., Pecos
    ª West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Estancia, 3 p.m.
    Track and field
    • Memorial, Valley Middle School at Pecos, 3 p.m., Pecos


  • Weekend sports update, Saturday...

    This weekend in Las Vegas-area sports:

    * STATE SPIRIT: 2015 state champ West Las Vegas placed second to Hatch Valley in Class 4A co-ed cheer on Saturday at The Pit for the state spirit competition. Pecos was second in Class 3A cheer.

    * RUGBY: The NMHU Vatos defeated Angelo State 53-29 to advance to Sunday's Cowboy Cup final against the University of Denver. The win also gets them a spot in the PacWest regional final April 16-17 in Vallejo, Calif.