Today's Sports

  • Mora, Pecos ready for state...

    Athletes from Pecos and Mora will compete in the Class 1A-3A state track and field championships this weekend at UNM Track and Soccer Complex in Albuquerque.

    Daily wristbands for admission are $8 general, $5 students, military and seniors. Action in the two-day competition gets under way at 8 a.m. Friday.

    Pecos’ boys have a strong chance in the 1,600-meter run, in which they’ve qualified four of the fastest five in the field.

    The Panthers should also contend in the 3,200 as well as the high jump and medley relay.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 5,...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    • Luna Community College at Western Texas (DH), noon, Snyder, Texas
    • NMHU at Colorado Christian, 3 p.m., Lakewood, Colo.
    • Class 4A state tournament first round (best-of-three series) begins: Robertson at Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Bernalillo; West Las Vegas at New Mexico Military, 4 p.m., Roswell
    • LVLL games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

  • State brackets set for sluggers

    It’s playoff time for several Las Vegas-area baseball and softball teams.

    State tournament first-round action begins for Class 3A on Wednesday. Pecos, which made it all the way to the championship game last May, plays Tularosa at home. Everyone else will wait for Friday and Saturday to begin their state tournament quests.

    • West Las Vegas (12-9-1) is the No. 9 seed and travels to No. 8 New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. Winner advances to play the victor between No. 1 Hope Christian and No. 16 East Mountain.

  • Redbirds repeat

    Chalk up another district tennis championship for Robertson High.

    Part of the latest Robertson triumph came amid unseasonably cool conditions this past weekend. At one point, light snow fell in the area and moistened the courts enough to force the event to resume on Monday.

    The state tennis tournaments for all classes begin on Wednesday in Albuquerque. Individual singles and doubles brackets play out through Thursday. Then on Friday and Saturday, the team tournaments take place.

  • Duran one-hits St. Mike’s

    Kendra Duran limited host St. Michael’s to a single hit Monday afternoon in the first of two games to close the regular season for Robertson softball.

    The Lady Cardinals, who enter the postseason with a 20-6 record in their second year under coach Michael Quintana, had already clinched the District 2-4A championship last week.

    Robertson won 17-0 in three innings, then took the nightcap 13-3 in five frames. In the latter, the Lady Horsemen led 2-1 and 3-2 before yielding 11 unanswered runs.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 3,...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 6:35 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    • Class 3A state tournament begins, TBA
    • LVLL games, starting 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • LVLL games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • State tournaments begin, individual singles and doubles brackets TBA, Albuquerque


  • Que Pasa - April 30, 2017

    April 30
    Flamenco lessons will take place at Palms Ballroom in the Plaza Hotel from noon to 1 p.m. for children 6 to 13 years old and from 1 to 2 p.m. for high school and college students, and adults. A flamenco show with Emi Arte Flamenco will take place at 3 p.m. and cost is $10. This performance is open to the public and proceeds will benefit our newly formed Meadow City Academy of Music. All fees are payable at the door. Parents are encouraged to observe classes.

    Upcoming & Ongoing
    May 3

  • Leo: ‘Never give up’

    Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano is coming to Las Vegas.

    Manzano is scheduled to speak on the theme “Never, never give up” at noon Tuesday, May 2, at Luna Community College’s Luna Café (at the school library).

    The event is open to the public. Prior to that he will be the subject of an on-air interview with KNMX.

  • State list expands

    Local qualifiers for the Class 4A-6A state track and field championships, as of April 25 posting by the New Mexico Activities Association:

    5. Moses Esquibel, West Las Vegas, 23.07

    3. Savannah Sena, Robertson, 59.5

    5. Tonati Aparicio-Blythe, Robertson, 51.92
    6. Moses Esquibel, West Las Vegas, 51.94

    2. Miguel Coca, West Las Vegas, 1:59.47
    3. J.J. Esquibel, West Las Vegas, 2:01.37

  • Go Fish - April 30, 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 weekend editions of the Optic.

    Fishing report, April 25
    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout up to 19 inches. Matt Bonney reported fishing as slow as he only managed two fish in two days. However, they were nice 18-inch rainbows caught on pink PowerBait. We had no other reports.