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Today's Sports

  • HU softball looks to finish on...

    Answering Western New Mexico’s second-inning home run with three long bombs in a row, the New Mexico Highlands softball team got clicking with the first of three wins in a four-game weekend series in Silver City.

    Highlands split Saturday’s doubleheader (a 5-2 win and 9-5 loss) before sweeping Sunday’s twinbill (10-7, 14-2 in five innings).

  • From Don to Cowboy
  • Looking ahead - Sports - April...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Pojoaque, 3 p.m., WLV
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Taos, 3 p.m., WLV
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Pojoaque, 3 p.m., WLV
    Track and field
    • Robertson JV at Belen, 3 p.m., Belen
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., Santa Rosa

    Thursday
    Baseball

  • Topes trump Aces in Reno

    Albuquerque’s luck against the Reno Aces carried over to Nevada over the weekend.

    The Isotopes (7-3 going into Sunday) never trailed Friday night after scoring four times in their first at-bats, cashing in for an 11-2 win.

    Left fielder Tim Wheeler hit 4 of 5, including a three-RBI home run in the first inning plus two doubles. He finished with five runs batted in.

    First baseman Ben Paulsen was 4 for 4 with two doubles and three RBI.

  • LV teams top 3 in Meadow City...

    Gusty conditions and cool temperatures made exemplary performances problematic, but a few athletes — including Robertson’s girls’ mile relay team — managed to qualify for state at Friday evening’s Meadow City Invitational.

    “It was a pretty good meet for us,” said Robertson girls’ coach Mike Maldonado. “This is a good group. They work hard.”

    So do the volunteers who helped stage the meet, a smooth-running affair that began at 3 p.m. and wrapped by 8 at Cardinal Stadium.

  • Weekend Roundup: Lady Cards 6-0...

    “We woke the monster,” Pojoaque softball coach (and Mora native) Ricky DeHerrera Jr. remarked to a reporter after his Elkettes spotted host Robertson a 5-0 first inning lead Saturday in the second of two games.

    Indeed.

    The Lady Cardinals yielded one run to the visitors but produced 10 more to put an early end to game two of a doubleheader sweep that left RHS unbeaten in District 2-4A with a 6-0 record.

    Robertson won game one 8-6, weathering a fourth-inning rally with a defense that bent but didn’t break.

  • Little League - April 20

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by the Las Vegas Little League. All games are played at Keyes Park on Mills Avenue.

    APRIL 20-24

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Monday: Mets vs. Red Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Reds vs. Cardinals, 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday: Orioles vs. Mets, 5:30 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.
    Friday: Angels vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Cardinals vs. Red Sox, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Monday: Red Wings vs. Sandgnats, 6:15 p.m.; Rivercats vs. Owlz, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Robertson JV vs. West Las Vegas, 3 p.m., TBA
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:35 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    Golf
    • West Las Vegas at Taos
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas at Portales (DH), 3 p.m., Portales

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson vs. West Las Vegas, 4 p.m., MMS field
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.

  • Judo taking hold in Vegas

    Taking up any type of martial arts may be intimidating for a lot of people.

    Whether it’s the physical exertion and mental discipline required or the prospect of engaging in hand-to-hand combat that spooks some folks, it would seem not to be an activity for everyone.

    Or is it?

    Bob Bell, a sensei who oversees local judo classes with the help of instructor Christian Montaño, contends that judo is something many people — of varying ages, backgrounds and existing physical activity levels — can learn and enjoy.

  • New coach building with frosh

    “We want our players to win on the field, we want our players to win in the classroom, and we want our players to win in the community.”

    It’s first-year New Mexico Highlands University head football coach Jeff Mills’ mantra as he tackles what figures to be a challenging construction project starting with camp this spring.