Today's Sports

  • Lady Cards roll to next round

    For the fourth time this spring, Robertson softball put Taos away via the mercy rule.

    This time, it meant moving on to the second round of the Class 4A state tournament.

    The Lady Cardinals (19-4) scored the game’s first 16 runs Friday and won 18-3 after just three innings of play, eliminating their fellow District 2-4A denizens in the opening round of state. It was Robertson’s last home game of the year.

  • State champs! Robertson tennis...

    On Thursday, the Fulgenzi clan celebrated. Then on Saturday, their larger, extended Robertson tennis family joined the party.

    Warren Jr. and sister Brandelyn earned twin Class 1A-4A state singles championships, and cousins Jaci and Jenese Fulgenzi conquered the girls’ doubles ranks for the second consecutive year. That was Thursday at the Cline Tennis Complex.

    Two days later, they helped lead Robertson to dual team championships in boys’ and girls’ tennis at Albuquerque Academy’s campus.

  • Pecos’ Sandoval, C de Baca run...

    Ryan Sandoval of Pecos crossed the finish line first in the Class 3A boys’ 1-mile run, earning a state championship with a time of 4:43.62.

    Then teammate Cassandra C de Baca did the same in the girls’ 2-mile.

    The Panthers’ 1,600-meter medley foursome won state as well over the weekend in Albuquerque. They’d qualified for finals Friday with Joshua Lopez, Carlos Cordova, Jason Henderson and Sandoval.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 11...

    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento RiverCats, 1:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.

    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Class 3A state tournament quarterfinal round, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park

  • RHS takes aim at team tennis...

    Defending champion Robertson finds itself as the No. 2 seed in this weekend’s Class 1A-4A girls’ team tennis tournament.

    The Lady Cardinals will begin play against No. 7 St. Michael’s at 9 a.m. Friday on the campus of Albuquerque Academy.

    Five singles matches will start things off, followed by two doubles contests at 10:30.

    The winner moves on to the semifinals and will face whoever emerges from the No. 3 Bosque-No. 6 Portales meeting happening at 10:30 a.m. Friday.

  • State track: Pecos, Mora...

    The following is a list of area qualifiers for this weekend’s small-school state track and field championships at UNM Track Complex in Albuquerque. The meet begins at 8 a.m. Friday and runs through Saturday. Admission is $8 general, $5 students and seniors.

    1,600-METER RUN: 3. Analisa Chavez, Mora, 6:01.04; 6. Natalia Marrujo, Mora, 6:30.24
    3,200-METER RUN: 2. Analisa Chavez, Mora, 12:33.04; 7. Natalia Marrujo, Mora, 14:02.24

    100-METER DASH: 5. John Olivas, Mora, 11.44

  • Highlands to host camps in...

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team and head coach Brianna Finch are pleased to announce a free basketball clinic for boys and girls ages 6-13 at the Wilson Complex on Saturday, May 16. The camp will run from 9 to 11 a.m.

  • Quintana, Gallegos to represent...

    A pair of local golfers will be competing for state championships Monday and Tuesday at the Canyon Club in Albuquerque.

    Joedy Quintana, a West Las Vegas senior, is in the Class 4A girls’ field, while Robert Gallegos, a Robertson junior, is in on the boys’ side.

    Quintana is a state tournament veteran with several appearances to her credit. She achieved a career-best fourth place in the 2014 tourney held at New Mexico State in Las Cruces after winning the individual District 2-3A girls’ championship.

  • Panthers slash to win in state...

    No. 4 seeded Pecos (17-9) played some stingy baseball in the first round of the Class 3A state tournament Wednesday, shutting down No. 13 Navajo Prep 12-0.

    Pecos’ ace Arturo "Tutti" Archuleta threw a one-hitter in a commanding performance that propels the Panthers to the quarterfinal round Wednesday, May 13, in Albuquerque. Pecos will play No. 5 Mesilla Valley Christian, a 6-5 victor against No. 12 Santa Rosa. That quarterfinal game will start at 10 a.m. at Lobo Field.

  • Youth Soccer - May 8

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

    MAY 2-3

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

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

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