Today's Sports

  • Passing the tests - RHS tennis...

    Warren Fulgenzi Jr. was all business Wednesday afternoon, returning serve without much wasted motion — or emotion.

    Upon closing out a set, he allowed himself a fist pump, then went back to work.

    Since transferring — along with sister Brandee and father Warren — from Santa Fe High to Robertson in the offseason, the junior tennis standout has quietly led the Cardinals on a promising run.

  • Topes have new look

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Isotopes reliever Ken Roberts admits he didn’t know a whole lot about his new hometown before arriving last week.

    “All I know is that ‘Breaking Bad’ was here,” Roberts  told the Optic on Monday, the team’s Media Day, at Isotopes Park. “I’m definitely going to check out the Walter White house. When we got into town, the first stop was either there or the stadium, and I figured we’d better get to the stadium first.”

  • Just like old times for Cards,...

    A few years back, the Robertson-Raton baseball rivalry packed postseason electricity into just about every regular-season game between the two. And for good reason, as these longtime 2-3A mates often battled it out for district titles and jockeyed for state seeding in that time period.

    It’s not the same anymore, with Raton out of the district and in an entirely different classification. But Tuesday’s clash at Whorton Field was a throwback to those times when both Cardinals and Tigers were near the front of the pack on the Class 3A diamond.

  • Cowgirl tracksters No. 4 in...

    NMHU Sports Information

    In the rankings released Tuesday by the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls are ranked fourth in the nation and second in the South Central Region.

    Central Missouri holds on to the top spot with Azusa Pacific second. Angelo State leads the South Central Region and is third in the nation.

  • Go Fish - April 10

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & 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.

    Catch of the Week

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April...

    • 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
    • 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.