Today's Sports

  • Eighth inning boosts Isotopes;...

    A five-run eighth inning broke open what had been a tied ballgame Monday evening, and the Albuquerque Isotopes went on to a 7-3 victory in their series finale with visiting Fresno.

    Wins over the Grizzlies on Sunday and Monday gave the Isotopes a split of the four-game set.

    Former National League MVP Ryan Howard drove in two runs and went 1-for-4 with a double, batting as the designated hitter. Howard was signed by the Rockies organization as a free agent last week.

  • LVYSL holding late registration

    If your youngster (age 4-12) is interested in playing soccer this school year but you haven’t gotten around to registering, you’re in luck.

    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is accepting late registrations into the month of September at the cost of $65 per child. Late registrants will be placed on a waiting list to fill spots on teams as they become available.
    Registration fee for each child will not be charged until they are placed on a team.

    To sign up, log on to www.lasvegasyouthsoccer.org, click on the Registration tab, and follow the instructions.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 15...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    • City league games, 6:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    • Robertson vs. Tucumcari (exhibition scrimmage), 5:30 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas vs. Santa Rosa vs. Santa Fe (exhibition scrimmages), 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • City league games, 6:15 and 7:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas

  • Nice catch
  • Topes among leaders in triples

    Albuquerque’s penchant for hitting triples this summer has several Isotopes ranked among the Pacific Coast League’s best in that category with less than a month to go in the regular season.

  • Fiesta golf tees off Aug. 30

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association sent two teams to the Santa Fe Country Club Invitational Tournament on July 20, and both came home winners.

    The combination of Tangee Dolan, Amy Duhon, Denise Franken, Mary Wolfe emerged as winners of the first flight low gross.

    Winners of the second flight low net were Jacque Geoffrion, Merlyn Gonzales, Sue Johnson and Dodie Torres. Geoffrion also won with the longest drive.

  • Go Fish - Aug. 13, 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.

    Catches of the week
    Clayton Lake: Aaron Earle of Clayton caught a 6-pound channel catfish Aug. 5. He was using chicken liver.

    Cowles Pond: Grayson J. Bisagna, 4, of Albuquerque caught a rainbow trout July 31. He was using worms.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 13...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • NMHU women vs. Trinidad State Junior College (exhibition), TBA
    • Mora-San Miguel County Fair mud volleyball tournament, county fairgrounds

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park


  • Cowgirls honored for academic...

    The New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field team has been honored as an All-Academic squad for the 2016-2017 year. The awards, announced in late July by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, require a team to have a team grade point average above 3.0. The award marks the fifth time in program history that the NMHU squad has earned the All-Academic honor.

  • Adames’ 3-RBI triple caps...

    Cristhian Adames, who hadn’t hit the baseball safely in his last eight trips to the plate, found himself up to bat with two outs in the top of the ninth, the score knotted up at 2-2 courtesy of teammate Noel Cuevas’ RBI single on the previous play.

    A line drive triple to right field later, Adames was on third base, three runs batted in richer.

    Adames’ Isotopes went on to a 5-2 victory over New Orleans, coming back from a 2-1 deficit going into its final at-bat.