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Today's Sports

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Clarendon (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Christian, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • Robertson JV vs. Santa Rosa (DH), 3 p.m., MMS
    • West Las Vegas JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA, Jacona
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • LCC at Clarendon (DH), 1 p.m., Clarendon, Texas
    • West Las Vegas vs. Navajo Prep (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    Track and field

  • Dons, Lady Cards sweep

    The lead changed hands three times in game one and once more in game two, and both times the West Las Vegas Dons emerged victorious Saturday in what could be a key district series with visiting Robertson.

    West won the first game 10-8 and the second 5-2 to improve to 12-5-1 overall and 2-0 in District 2-4A.

    In both games, the Cardinals (7-7, 1-2) held an early lead only to watch it disappear in the face of the Dons’ steady charge.

  • Sports roundup - Griego’s...

    Generally, the stands at Cowgirl Field are filled mostly with Highlands softball fans.

    But this past weekend, the visiting Adams State Grizzlies had some strong support, too.

    One of the Meadow City’s own, former West Las Vegas star shortstop Gabrielle Griego, was suited up for the Grizzlies.

    Griego played a role in Friday’s doubleheader sweep (scores of 14-8, 14-3) by Adams State.

  • Slack’s triple jump in all-time...

    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands senior Salcia Slack has been named the Subway Eat Fresh NMHU Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of April 6.

    Slack had an impressive weekend at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational, particularly in the triple jump. Her distance of 13.22 meters easily moved her into first place in the nation (by more than 0.5 meters) and in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (by nearly 5 meters). The automatic qualification mark is also the 10th best distance in NCAA Division II history.

  • Isotopes open April 9 at Lab

    With its Major League Baseball affiliation shifting to the National League West rival Colorado Rockies this past offseason, the Albuquerque Isotopes will have a whole new look when the season gets under way later this week.

    First pitch of the 2015 schedule is set for 6:35 p.m. Thursday when the Reno Aces visit Isotopes Park for the first of a four-game series. Albuquerque Police Officer Lou Golson, who was shot in the line of duty in January, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

  • From Cardinal to Cowboy
  • Byrne Memorial Run this Saturday...

    Community members are invited to take part in the fifth annual Amanda Lynne Byrne Memorial run and walk this coming Saturday in Pecos.

    Proceeds benefit the Amanda Lynne Byrne Scholarship named in honor of a young woman from the area who was killed while on a jog in 2011.≠

  • Youth Soccer - April 8

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League:

    APRIL 9-12

    U6 DIVISION
    All U6 games are played at 9 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.

    USA vs. Croatia, Field 1; Greece vs. Italy, Field 2; Peru vs. Chile, Field 3; Mexico vs. Russia, Field 4

    U8 DIVISION
    All U8 games are played at 10 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April 8...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA, Jacona
    Softball
    • Robertson JV at Taos (DH), 3 p.m., Taos
    Track and field
    • WLVMS Invitational, 3 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • Robertson JV at Cleveland, 3 p.m., Rio Rancho

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Robertson (A,B) at Raton, 3 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas at Taos (DH), 3 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA, Jacona
    Softball

  • Lady Dons ground Hawks

    Sonia Lujan’s two-run blast brought an early end to West Las Vegas’ game-one win over visiting Laguna Acoma on a breezy Thursday afternoon at WLV Field.

    The home run gave the Lady Dons a 12-1 decision in five innings.

    West also won game two by the 10-run rule, a 12-2 tally.

    The Lady Dons (9-4) were to host crosstown rival Robertson this past Saturday in their first meeting of the season.

    (Please see Wednesday’s Optic for coverage.)