Today's Sports

  • Ninth-inning comeback tips...

    Down 4-1 going into the final set of at-bats, the Albuquerque Isotopes staged another late game-winning rally on Sunday night at Isotopes Park.

    Albuquerque won 5-4 over the El Paso Chihuahuas, taking the series finale of a five-game set that had seen each team win twice.

    Cristhian Adames drilled a ground ball up the middle for the walk-off winner, scoring Rafael Ynoa to break a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the ninth.

    The Isotopes, who had a rare off day Monday, improved to 51-65. El Paso is 59-56.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 12,...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas adult league games if necessary, TBA, city softball complex

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Memphis Redbirds, 5:05 p.m., Memphis, Tenn.
    Mud volleyball

  • Marrujo earns spot on SW...

    Caleb “Lubby” Marrujo of Las Vegas will take his skills to North Carolina this week when his Team Southwest sluggers take part in a showcase event, vying for spots on Team USA in youth baseball.
    The showcase runs Wednesday through Sunday at the USA Baseball Complex in Cary, N.C.
    Marrujo earlier this summer was selected to Team Southwest based on his performance in a tryout camp. Team Southwest includes players from New Mexico, Arizona, west Texas and southern Nevada. He is one of 18 on the squad.

  • Lady Dons on preseason roll

    West Las Vegas volleyball has made some noise in the offseason, rolling to a championship in the annual New Mexico Games and posting a dominating performance in the New Mexico Highlands Jamboree this past weekend.
    The Lady Dons underwent a coaching change and lost a few key players from last fall — Celeste Trujillo and Franny Gonzales graduated, and Sarah Gold transferred.

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 10

    Luna golf benefit Aug. 29
    Area golfers are invited to take part in the 2015 Luna Community College Foundation Annual Golf Tournament to be held on Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Pendaries Golf Course in Rociada.
    A shotgun start is scheduled at 9 a.m.  A four-person team sponsor is $1,000. A hole sponsorship is $250. Entry fee covers green fees, a cart, and a lunch.
    Money raised will be used for scholarships, according to the college.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 10,...

    • Las Vegas adult league playoff games: MEN, Blaze vs. Tecolote, 6 p.m.; Hackers vs. Bulldogs, 7:15 p.m.; Blaze-Tecolote winner vs. Balls Deep-Vegas Boys winner, 8:30 p.m.; city softball complex

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas adult league games, teams TBA, 6 and 7:30 p.m.; city softball complex


  • Ynoa, Topes edge El Paso

    Submitted to the Optic
    Infielder Rafael Ynoa beat out an infield single to give the Albuquerque Isotopes (50-64) a 3-2 walk-off win against the El Paso Chihuahuas (58-54) Friday night at Isotopes Park. The Isotopes bullpen held the Chihuahuas hitless for the final five innings of the game.

  • Cardinals excel in gridiron...

    Las Vegas Optic
    Several local football players recently showed their skills in an event reserved for some of the state’s elite on the prep gridiron.
    The New Mexico Preps invitation-only combine was held in July at the Field of Dreams in Las Cruces. Invited participants demonstrated football skills by position and took part in measurables — bench press, 40-yard dash, broad jump, shuttle run.

  • Ledecky swims to fifth gold medal

    The Associated Press
    KAZAN, Russia — There’s no stopping Katie Ledecky. The 18-year-old American virtually raced herself at the world swimming championships, and she was unbeatable.
    Ledecky ended her meet in spectacular style Saturday night, lowering her own world record by 3.61 seconds in the 800-meter freestyle for her fifth gold medal.
    She swam the 16-lap race in 8 minutes, 7.39 seconds, bettering her time of 8:11.00 set last year on home soil.

  • Falll 2015 Sports Schedule

    • NMHU women vs. Wayland Baptist, 2 p.m., Perkins Stadium

    • NMHU women vs. University of the Southwest, 1 p.m., Perkins Stadium

    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Monte del Sol, 3 and 5 p.m., RHS field
    • West Las Vegas (A,B) vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Pecos (A,B) at Tucumcari, 5 p.m., Tucumcari

    Cross country