Today's Sports

  • State meet begins Friday at UNM

    An event-by-event preview for this weekend’s Class 4A state track and field championships, to be held at UNM Track and Soccer Complex in Albuquerque. Admission is $8 general, $5 students.

    GIRLS’ 200-METER DASH (Prelims 5 p.m. Friday; finals 4:06 p.m. Saturday): Lauren Chafins of St. Michael’s has the fastest time in the state with a 26.68. Robertson’s Savannah Sena posted a 27.18 on April 13 at the Meadow City Invite; that’s the 12th fastest to date.

  • Go Fish May 13, 2016

    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 and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ.

    Catch of the week: Storrie Lake, Daniel Chavez of Las Vegas, N.M., caught a 31.5-inch, 17.5-pound channel catfish May 6. He was using liver.

  • BREAKING: Robertson teams...

    The Pecos Panthers will play for a Class 3A state baseball championship at noon Friday at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque. 

    But Robertson softball and baseball teams are left wondering what might have been after being eliminated from their respective brackets on Thursday in Rio Rancho. 

  • BREAKING: Lady Cards suffer...

    After falling 10-7 to Silver on Thursday, the No. 1 Robertson softball team is looking to regroup and reach Friday's Class 4A state championship game. 

    The Lady Cardinals await the winner of the consolation semifinal between No. 3 Hope Christian and No. 8 Kirtland Central, who play at 3 p.m. Thursday.

    Robertson plays the Hope-Kirtland winner at 5 at Rio Rancho Softball Complex. A win in that game advances the Lady Cardinals to the title game at noon on Friday at Lobo Field in Albuquerque. A loss means elimination. 

  • BREAKING: Robertson softball one...

    The Robertson softball team is one win away from the Class 4A state championship game. 

    A No. 1 seed in the bracket, the Lady Cardinals earned a spot in the semifinals with two double-digit wins Wednesday at the Rio Rancho Softball Complex. 

    First came a 13-3 win over No. 8 seed Kirtland Central. Ashlea Lujan hit two home runs to help lead the Lady Cardinals to a mercy-rule victory.

  • Mora sluggers earn No. 4 seed

    Las Vegas Optic

    The Mora Rangers were rewarded with the No. 4 seed in the eight-team Class 1A-2A baseball tournament and begin the drive toward the championship on Wednesday evening in Rio Rancho.

    The selection and seeding was announced Sunday by the New Mexico Activities Association.

    Mora (16-6) will play No. 5 Gateway Christian (8-9) at 7 p.m. at Rio Rancho High School. The Rangers are led by Alonzo Aragon (.583 batting average.

    Mora and Gateway are 1-5 and 2-1, respectively, vs. common opponents Santa Rosa, Melrose and McCurdy.

  • Cowboys end year in Denver

    Las Vegas Optic

    Highlands baseball dropped its final three games of a spring of building this past weekend at Regis in Denver.

    NMHU finished 14-34 overall and 11-24 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play under second-year coach Shannon Hunt.

    The Rangers won all seven head-to-head meetings with the Cowboys this season, including the last three by tallies of 8-2, 5-3 and 3-1.

    Highlands scored first in Friday’s opener off a Jeremy McCarty sacrifice fly and trailed 3-2 before Regis scored five unanswered in the seventh.

  • No. 1 Lady Cards advance

    No. 1 Robertson made it five lopsided wins in as many tries against No. 16 Taos, this time in the opening round of the Class 4A state softball tournament Saturday morning at RHS Field.

    The game was called roughly 45 minutes after first pitch, with Robertson up 17-0.

    Senior Elicia Trujillo, playing in her final home game, added to her home run total with one of several big extra-base hits for the Lady Cards.

    Kendra Duran struck out five in three innings’ work.

  • Taos cools hot streak for WLV...

    For weeks, West Las Vegas’ boys and Robertson’s girls have been on quite the roll in prep track and field competition.
    Then on Friday, the defending District 2-4A champ Taos delivered a reality check.

    The Tigers won the boys’ district meet (194.5 points compared to West’s 127) as well as the girls’ (172.5 to Robertson’s 115.5).

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 11...

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 10:35 a.m., Salt Lake City, Utah
    •State tournaments, TBA
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keys Park
    •La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    •La Plaza and Las Vegas Little League games, TBA
    •State tournaments, TBA

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 6:35 p.m., Salt Lake City, Utah
    •State tournaments, TBA