Today's Sports

  • Four from West in elite meet

    Four West Las Vegas track and field athletes will be among those competing in the state’s premier regular-season meet on Monday in Albuquerque.

    Miguel Coca, J.J. Esquibel, Moses Esquibel and Jenika Padilla have been selected to the invitation-only Marilyn Sepulveda Classic, hosted at UNM Track and Soccer Complex. Field events begin at 3 p.m. Monday, with races starting at 4.

    Coca, a junior, will run in the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter races.

    J.J. Esquibel, a junior, will compete in the 800-meter run.

  • WLV teams drop Taos

    Robbie Alarcon wasn’t taking any chances with the visiting Taos Tigers this past Tuesday at WLV Field.

    The Dons’ ace provided effective offense to help his own cause on the pitching mound in a 5-3 win. Alarcon hit 2 for 2 with one double and one walk, scoring one run and driving in another.

    As a pitcher, he racked up 11 strikeouts and allowed three runs — two earned — on five hits.

    Brandon Graston drove in two runs, with Marcus Lopez and James Archuleta getting one RBI apiece.

  • Isotopes’ late burst pays off

    By Andrew Cockrum
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    The Isotopes rallied from a four-run deficit Wednesday night behind a seven-run sixth inning to defeat the Reno Aces, 9-7, at Greater Nevada Field. Albuquerque (a division-leading 5-2) recorded 15 hits on the night, 12 of which came after the fifth inning.

    Noel Cuevas, Rafael Ynoa and Ryan Hanigan each collected three hits to lead the attack.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:35 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    • Luna Community College vs. El Paso Community College (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    • NMHU at Colorado-Colorado Springs (DH), noon, Colorado Springs
    • Luna Community College vs. Clarendon (DH), noon, TBA
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo (DH), noon, Cowgirl Field
    Track and field  
    • NMHU women at Mount Sac Relays, TBA, Walnut, Calif.


  • Remembering Danielle

    Tributes to Danielle Cordova were everywhere over the weekend, painting softball fields across the Land of Enchantment with Bernalillo red and New Mexico Highlands purple.

    Cordova, 19, died in a single-car accident while traveling north on Interstate 25 this past Wednesday night. She was headed back to school at NMHU after a visit with family in her native Bernalillo.

  • Vatos earn return to sevens...

    New Mexico Highlands’ Vatos are headed back to the big dance of small-college rugby.

    The Vatos upended Iowa Central Community College 24-10 Saturday in the final of the National Small College Rugby Organization “sevens” qualifier hosted by Tulane University.

    The Vatos avenged a 12-0 defeat to the Iowa school in pool play to emerge as one of the national tournament qualifiers.

  • Archuleta shines on both sides...

    West Las Vegas baseball (8-6-1) won its first game of a scheduled doubleheader with Pojoaque Valley 3-2, getting a walk-off victory on James Archuleta’s RBI hit to end the game.

    Archuleta went the distance on the mound for the Dons, holding the Elks to seven hits in as many innings, striking out five.

    Game two was knotted up at 4-4 when it was called due to darkness after nine innings. A makeup will only be set if the outcome will impact the district standings at season’s end, according to WLV officials.

  • Four in a row
  • Opening day
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:35 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    • Robertson at Santa Fe Indian (DH), 3 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Robertson JV vs. Hope Christian (DH), 4 p.m., MMS Field
    • Luna Community College vs. Adams State (DH), 3 p.m., TBA
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Robertson (DH), 3 p.m., WLV Field

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:35 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    • NMHU at Colorado-Colorado Springs, 5 p.m., Colorado Springs