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Today's Sports

  • East-West, the sequels

    The battle for Cinder Road took a dramatic turn on Saturday.

    West Las Vegas (11-6-1, 5-2-1) stayed close to St. Mike’s (11-7, 4-1) in the District 2-4A standings, sweeping Robertson 8-4 and 8-2 on the Cardinals’ home field.

    That came after the Redbirds had won at West on April 4.

    Robertson (14-8, 3-5) was to try for payback at Taos on Tuesday while West was at Pojoaque Valley.

    Antonio Bustamante hit 2 for 3 and scored twice to highlight West’s effort in game one Saturday.

  • Luna sluggers go long vs....

    Luna Community College’s Victoria Cordova waited on the right pitch to hit.

    Then, when it came, she sent the softball to the cheap seats.

    Cordova’s sixth-inning slam put an exclamation point on Luna’s eventual 11-7 win over Clarendon (Texas) College in the second game of a four-game set Friday evening at WLV Field. Earlier, LCC’s Anastacia Martinez had belted an RBI double to gain some crucial insurance as Clarendon began to muster a rally.

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  • Youth soccer
  • Rainiers cool off Isotope bats

    A trek to the Pacific Northwest saw the Isotopes’ recent offensive proficiency go south.

    Albuquerque (6-6) lost  4-3 Monday at Tacoma, ending a winless series with the Rainiers. As a result, the Isotopes slipped a game behind the Las Vegas 51s for first place in the division.

    The Topes are back at The Lab for an eight-night homestand against Reno and Tacoma.

    Albuquerque led 3-1 midway through the sixth inning Monday, but D.J. Peterson hit a two-run bomb, and Ben Gamel chased that with a solo shot to right.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • LVLL games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, Rodriguez Park
    Track and field  
    • Memorial Middle School boys at Pojoaque, 3 p.m., Pojoaque
    • West Las Vegas, Valley Middle School at Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., Santa Rosa

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Robertson JV at Taos (DH), 3 p.m., Taos

  • Sign ‘em up

    As a Lady Don, Padilla put team first

    By Dave Kavanaugh
    Las Vegas Optic

    Jenika Padilla shrugs off the suggestion that she’s got a reputation for being unselfish, the consummate team player.
    As far as she’s concerned, that’s the only way to do things on a team.

    “I’m grateful to think that people think that about me,” she said. “But it’s a team sport. You have to have the right mindset.”

  • Go Fish - April 16, 2017

    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. For future weekly reports, see weekend editions of the Optic.

    Fishing season began April 1; don’t forget your new license.

    Catches of the week
    Pecos River: Josiah Roybal, 5, of Pecos, caught a 17-inch rainbow trout April 9. He was fishing near the Dalton Day Use area and using corn.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 2:35 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.  

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 12:35 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Robertson (DH), 2 p.m., TBA
    • LVLL Majors: Angels vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Yankees vs. Mets, 7:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • LVLL Minors: Fireflies vs. Thunder, 6:15 p.m.; Hot Rods vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza first games TBA, Rodriguez Park
    Golf

  • Check swing