Today's Sports

  • Erskine shines at UTEP

    NMHU Sports Information

    Osheen Erskine had a career day and the rest of the Cowgirl track and field squad came up with six personal and season bests as the team took advantage of ideal conditions at the UTEP Invite in El Paso.

    “We had a great meet,” said Highlands head coach Bob DeVries, “Osheen is getting back to her All-American form, and we had a number of athletes come up with the best performances of their careers just a couple weeks away from the RMAC championship.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    • LVLL games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, Rodriguez Park
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Pecos (DH), 3 p.m., Pecos
    Track and field  
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Eagle Ridge, 3 p.m., Rio Rancho

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    • West Las Vegas JV at Rio Rancho tourney, TBA
    • LVLL games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, Rodriguez Park

  • Scoring in the classroom

    Continuing a tradition of solid performance in the classroom, New Mexico Highlands baseball and softball players were among those honored with All-Academic selection in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this spring.

    The RMAC, based in Colorado Springs, announced the All-Academic honorees this past week.

    Fourteen from Highlands were honorable mentions for baseball and softball.

    Cowboys on the list:
    • Steven Bishop, a senior from Albuquerque, who posted a 3.68 grade point average in human performance and sport.

  • Lady Cards clinch share of...

    With a pair of lopsided wins — 17-1 and 16-1 — at Pojoaque Valley on Thursday, the Robertson softball team assured itself of at least a share of the District 2-4A championship.

    Coach Michael Quintana’s squad is 17-6 overall and 9-0 in the district. The team is ranked No. 2 in Class 4A behind only Silver (17-5), according to MaxPreps’ ratings.

  • Go Fish - April 23, 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 an≠d anglers. For future weekly reports, see weekend editions of the Optic.

    Catches of the week
    Conchas Lake: Mani Loveless of Albuquerque caught her biggest largemouth bass ever April 15. The bass measured 24 inches and was caught on a curly tail grub tipped with a night crawler.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 1:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque  
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 1 p.m., United World College, Montezuma
    • NMHU at Colorado-Colorado Springs (DH), 11 a.m., Colorado Springs  

  • Ulibarri, Duran dual threats on...

    Strengthening a hold on second place in District 2-4A softball, West Las Vegas took care of Pojoaque Valley 18-5 in a road game.

    WLV sophomore Andrea Ulibarri hit her first career home run and then did it again, and Elena Archuleta hit a home run and a double to highlight a stellar offensive performance for the visitors. Marquisa Montoya and Jennifer Sanchez were credited with driving in runs for the Lady Dons, who improved to 13-8 overall and 6-3 in district.

    Ulibarri also recorded the pitching victory, going the distance for Tuesday’s win.

  • Dons win Meadow City meet

    Miguel Coca’s sweep of the distance running events keyed a rousing team victory for West Las Vegas’ boys in this past week’s Meadow City Invitational.

    Coca won in the 800-meter run as well as the mile and 2-mile races, part of an afternoon in which the Dons won seven individual events. As a team, West’s boys amassed 127.5 points, easily outpointing runner-up Santa Rosa (79).

  • Isotopes’ skid hits six games

    Zack Godley was almost unhittable Wednesday, striking out seven and giving up just one single in seven innings of work.

    As a result, Godley and the Reno Aces took a 5-1 win over Albuquerque, sending the Isotopes to their sixth consecutive defeat.

    The Isotopes, who’d won six of their first eight games, fell to 6-8 heading into Thursday. The team completes the Reno series Friday night, then hosts Tacoma for a four-game set beginning Saturday night.

  • In Brief - Sports - April 21,...

    Staff and wire reports