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  • Little League - May 19, 2017
  • Sanchez hired as Dons’...

    Clyde Sanchez, a veteran of the northern New Mexico coaching ranks with ties to West Las Vegas, has been hired as the Dons’ new head basketball coach.

    Sanchez’s hiring was confirmed on Tuesday evening.

    Sanchez is a former assistant at West and at Santa Fe Prep, and he is a former head coach at Pecos and Prep.

    “We look forward to working with Clyde and all that he brings to West Las Vegas,” said Richard Tripp, WLV athletic coordinator. “He has a great reputation as a head coach and as a person.”

  • Vera Jo gives back

    When Vera Jo Bustos takes the time to help a young girl work on her dribble or her jump shot, she can’t help but get flashbacks.

    “Absolutely,” she said.

    Bustos, the West Las Vegas multi-sport star who went on to break Adams State’s all-time scoring record, then play professionally in Greece, is an assistant coach with the University of New Mexico women’s basketball team. Part of her new responsibilities is coordinating the Lobos’ outreach camps for young players.

  • Isotopes weather 9th inning scare

    Albuquerque Isotopes and Optic staff reports

    The Memphis Redbirds (25-15) loaded the bases with one out in the ninth, but the Isotopes (21-18) were able to hang on and secure a 4-3 win on Wednesday night. The victory for Albuquerque marked the team’s third win in the last four games.

    In his second appearance with the club, Isotopes starter Thad Weber earned his first win of the season. The right-hander allowed just two runs to the Redbirds potent offense, striking out six and walking one during his five innings on the mound.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 19...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Colorado Springs SkySox, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • LVLL games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Tee-ball
    • LVLL games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Colorado Springs SkySox, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    SUNDAY
    Baseball

  • BREAKING: New coach for Dons...

    Clyde Sanchez, a veteran of the northern New Mexico coaching ranks with ties to West Las Vegas, has been hired as the Dons' new head basketball coach.

    Sanchez's hiring was confirmed on Tuesday evening.

    Sanchez is a former assistant at West and at Santa Fe Prep, and he is a former head coach at Pecos.

    "We look forward to working with Clyde and all that he brings to West Las Vegas," said Richard Tripp, WLV athletic coordinator. "He has a great reputation as a head coach and as a person."

  • State champs! West’s Coca,...

    ALBUQUERQUE — Humbled by the event in which he was favored to win the previous day — the 1,600-meter run — Miguel Coca didn’t let disappointment keep him from the rest of the tasks before him.

    Coca raced to victory in both the 800 and the 3,200, claiming two Class 4A state championship medals and his spot in history this past Saturday at the state track and field meet at UNM Track and Soccer Complex in Albuquerque.

  • Bustos to lead youth hoops camp...

    Vera Jo Bustos is coming home.

    The former West Las Vegas   multi-sport star who went on to All-American honors and scoring records at Adams State before playing professional basketball in Greece is director of operations with the University of New Mexico women’s basketball coaching staff. And she is headlining a hoops camp for local youngsters coming to Mike Marr Gym in June and helping coordinate others in Albuquerque at The Pit.

  • ‘We Are Baseball’

    Fans of America’s pastime are advised to mark their calendars for May 19-27, when “We Are Baseball,” a traveling exhibition, makes its way to Isotopes Park in Albuquerque.

    The Major League Baseball exhibition is described as “a cutting edge collaboration of baseball and technology,” featuring virtual reality gear, an original IMAX movie and specially curated artifacts from the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 17...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Memphis Redbirds, 10:05 a.m., Memphis, Tenn.
    • LVLL games, starting 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Tee-ball
    • LVLL games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Nashville Sounds, 5:35 p.m., Nashville
    • LVLL games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park