Today's Sports

  • Hard knocks - Highlands Cowboy...

    The dream of playing professional football at the highest level has come true — sort of — for Jordan Campbell.

    The former star linebacker for New Mexico Highlands University, who earned All-America honors in two seasons with the NCAA Division II school, highlights a list of former Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference standouts now working to make an NFL roster as training camps continue across the league.

  • MWC football on rise

    By Arnie Stapleton
    AP Sports Writer

    FORT COLLINS, Colo.  — When Jim McElwain bolted for Florida, longtime Georgia assistant Mike Bobo knew Colorado State was the perfect place to try his hand as a head coach.

    The Rams are coming off their first 10-win season since 2002, feature a star-studded roster led by super receiver Rashard Higgins and will be moving into a new on-campus stadium in a couple of years.

    It’s the competition that really drew Bobo’s attention.

  • Training camp scuffles plentiful...

    By Steve Reed
    AP Sports Writer

    NFL training camps are in full swing.

    There’s never a shortage of desperation, heat or testosterone this time of year, and that leads to plenty of fisticuffs, on and off the field.

    Usually, high-profile players manage to stay above the fray.

    This summer, a few have made headlines, including Cam Newton, Dez Bryant and Geno Smith.

  • Que Pasa - Aug. 17, 2015

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Memphis Redbirds, 6:05 p.m., Memphis, Tenn.

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Memphis Redbirds, 6:05 p.m., Memphis, Tenn.

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Nashville Sounds, 6:05 p.m., Nashville, Tenn.

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Nashville Sounds, 6:05 p.m., Nashville, Tenn.


  • Appel, Grizzlies silence Topes

    Submitted to the Optic

    Fresno Grizzlies (68-48) right-handed pitching prospect Mark Appel shut down the Albuquerque Isotopes (51-66) for the second time this season Wednesday night at Isotopes Park as the Grizzlies cruised to an 8-2 victory.

    In two outings against the Isotopes on the year, Appel has thrown 15.0 innings with two runs allowed, seven hits, two walks and 18 strikeouts.

  • City leagues: Toxic, Hackers...

    It was a highly Toxic summer in the Meadow City.

    The Toxic women’s softball team concluded a nearly flawless regular season by beating up closest rival I’d Hit That 23-13 for the Las Vegas city league championship on Aug. 6.

    Toxic had lost only once this summer — a 14-13 nailbiter to Budlight on July 23. But the team coasted to a 3-0 mark in the postseason tourney, clobbering Pitches Be Crazy 20-3, then winning twice over I’d Hit That, 17-7 and 23-13.

  • Silver medal: Three Vatos give...

    Three members of the Vatos rugby squad helped a Denver club make a deep run in the USA Rugby National Sevens Championship tournament earlier this month in Des Moines, Iowa.

    The Denver Barbarians achieved the silver medal out of 16 regional qualifiers in the national club tournament, which was streamed live over the Internet. A side from Seattle emerged victorious against the Denver team.

    They got an assist from Ke’Von Williams, Celester Asegua and Jeremy Misailegalu, all players for the New Mexico Highlands University Vatos outfit.

  • Kubiak looking to rest Manning

    By Arnie Stapleton
    AP Pro Football Writer

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Gary Kubiak sure has the blueprints.

    He helped guide the Denver Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowls in the late 1990s as John Elway’s backup-turned tutor and now he’s trying to steer them back to the top of the NFL behind 39-year-old Peyton Manning.

  • Go Fish - Aug. 14

    Fishing report, Aug. 11

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow with murky water conditions but a few trout and perch were caught. Best bait for trout was PowerBait and the best for perch was worms.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow on Monday near Cimarron was 16 cfs. Fishing was good using salmon eggs, worms, tricos and brassies for trout. No reports from the Gravel Pit Lakes.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 14...

    • 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
    • San Miguel-Mora County Fair mud volleyball tourney, 8 a.m., San Miguel County Fairgrounds
    • San Miguel-Mora County Fair ranch rodeo, 8 a.m., San Miguel County Fairgrounds