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Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 13...

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Trinidad State Junior College (exhibition), TBA
    Volleyball
    • Mora-San Miguel County Fair mud volleyball tournament, county fairgrounds

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    TUESDAY
    Baseball

  • Cowgirls honored for academic...

    The New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field team has been honored as an All-Academic squad for the 2016-2017 year. The awards, announced in late July by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, require a team to have a team grade point average above 3.0. The award marks the fifth time in program history that the NMHU squad has earned the All-Academic honor.

  • Adames’ 3-RBI triple caps...

    Cristhian Adames, who hadn’t hit the baseball safely in his last eight trips to the plate, found himself up to bat with two outs in the top of the ninth, the score knotted up at 2-2 courtesy of teammate Noel Cuevas’ RBI single on the previous play.

    A line drive triple to right field later, Adames was on third base, three runs batted in richer.

    Adames’ Isotopes went on to a 5-2 victory over New Orleans, coming back from a 2-1 deficit going into its final at-bat.

  • County fair sports on tap this...
  • Local ADs to athletes: Get those...

    Fall sports season practices are a couple weeks old, and season openers are days away.

    With that in mind, local high school athletic administrators are reminding student-athletes they need to have sports physicals in order to participate.

    “Parents and athletes of WLVHS, WLVMS and Valley — friendly reminder, you must have a physical before you can start practicing or participating,” West athletic coordinator Richard Tripp said via a news release.

  • Outlaws open fall with win

    The Las Vegas Outlaws 9-10 football team kicked off its season with a 37-13 win over the No. 2 ranked Albuquerque Bulldogs this past Sunday at the Herrera Complex.

    C.J. Perea accounted for five Outlaw touchdowns —four passing and one rushing. Perea connected with Ethan Tafoya for three TD passes and with Josh Martinez for another.

    The Outlaws, coached by Carlos Perea, are now part of the New Mexico American Youth Football, which he called the state’s “only nationally competitive league.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 11...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

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

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Trinidad State Junior College (exhibition), TBA

  • Cowboys in RMAC cellar

    About to kick off his debut season as New Mexico Highlands University head football coach, Marty Fine can at least look forward to laboring unburdened by high expectations.

    The Cowboys were picked to finish in the cellar of the 11-school Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference gridiron ranks this coming season, according to a preseason coaches’ poll.

  • RMAC football: Wolves again lead...

    RMAC and Optic reports

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado State-Pueblo sits atop the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football preseason coaches’ poll for the fifth consecutive year.

    The ThunderWolves have been a preseason favorite since 2013. In a four-year span, the Pack has won three RMAC championships (2013, 2014, 2016) and an NCAA Division II national title (2014). CSU-Pueblo garnered 93 points and four first-place votes in this year’s coaches poll after finishing the 2016 season 8-2 in the RMAC and 8-3 overall.

  • WLV, Pecos cheer champs...

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Several New Mexico state championship teams from the 2016-17 school year hailed from northeastern New Mexico. With the start of school approaching, a few of them are already gearing up for another season.

    Coach Isabel Cavazos and her West Las Vegas cheer squad, as well as coach Jessica Flores and Pecos’ cheerleaders, are among the first to jump back into the fray. West won state in Class 1A-4A co-ed cheer, while Pecos took the title for Class 3A cheer at the state spirit competition this past March