Today's Sports

  • Topes hang on vs. Memphis

    The Albuquerque Isotopes led 3-0 through the first two innings and held on for a 4-3 decision Monday night against visiting Memphis.

    The victory brought a successful end to Albuquerque’s homestand. The Isotopes’ win streak reached five, and they’ve won seven of 10.

    Albuquerque is 39-32 as of Tuesday morning, a mere half-game out of first place in the Pacific Coast League American Southern Division. Round Rock (40-32) is in first.

    Memphis slipped to 35-37, still leading the PCL American Northern by one game over the Iowa Cubs (33-37).

  • Bruins grab lead

    The Associated Press
    BOSTON — Tuukka Rask watched most of the action at the other end of the ice. And when the Blackhawks did make a late charge, he was ready.
    The Bruins goalie stopped 28 shots for his third career playoff shutout, helping Boston beat Chicago 2-0 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Stanley Cup finals. After playing four extra periods in the first two games, the Bruins made an early night of it with second-period goals by Daniel Paille and Patrice Bergeron.

  • Train Robbers close in on...

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers’ success in a home-and-home series with Trinidad has paid off in the Pecos League standings.

    At 19-13, Las Vegas has closed to within one game of first place in the North Division. The Triggers, who enjoyed a four-game cushion just a few days back, now hold a tenuous lead at 18-12 overall.

  • Isotopes walk all over Memphis

    Submitted to the Optic

    Albuquerque (37-32) used a five-run eighth to defeat the Memphis Redbirds (35-35) 13-10 at Isotopes Park Saturday night.

    First baseman Brian Barden extended his hitting streak to 10 games with an RBI single in the fourth, matching the 2013 team high. He also scored a run, drove in two runs and drew two free passes as part of a 14-walk night for Albuquerque, establishing a new season mark.

    Rob Rasmussen made his first Triple-A start at home for the Isotopes, tossing four innings of six-run ball on five hits.

  • For Fabian - Second annual...

    So far ahead were the lead runners in Saturday morning’s second annual Fabian Trujillo Memorial Run that the next group was apparently unsure of the course layout.

    But not even a wrong turn could spoil everyone’s good time. On a race day dedicated to honoring one of Las Vegas’ true sports heroes, race times and finish order didn’t matter much to most participants.

    “Most” being the operative word.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 17...

    • Las Vegas Little League tournaments, TBA, Keyes Park
    • Las Vegas Summer League men’s games: Hackers vs. Havoc, 6 p.m.,; Yo Momma vs. Balls Deep, 7:15 p.m.; women’s game: Lady Hackers vs. Lady Warriors, 6 p.m.; city softball complex

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. White Sands, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League tournaments, TBA, Keyes Park


  • Smith to vie for national...

    Las Vegas-area resident Jett Smith will be seeking a championship in breakaway roping later this month at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo.

    Smith is a seventh-grader at Memorial Middle School in Las Vegas and the son of Kimberly and Cody Smith of Buena Vista. He finished among the top four in the New Mexico breakaway roping competition and also took part in ribbon roping and team roping this past season. He’s also an honor roll student.

  • West program a summer gem

    Know any kids who complain of summertime boredom, that old gripe that there’s nothing to do?

    The 100 or so youngsters who are participating in the West Las Vegas summer activity program probably aren’t among them.

  • Jaramillo, Griego shine at plate...

    A couple of big efforts by Las Vegas players highlighted the recent North-South softball classic held in Bayard.

    Robertson’s Ashley Jaramillo had a stellar weekend, going 10 for 12 at the plate with five singles, four doubles and one home run. She reached base 13 out of 14 at bats, adding two walks and a reach by error to her hits.  

  • Go Fish - June 14, 2013

    FISHING REPORT, June 11  
    Conchas Lake: Fishing was very good using spinner-nightcrawler combinations, crank baits and grubs for walleye. Fishing was good using jerk baits, tubes, senkos, crank baits and worms for smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using cut bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. Kelly and Steve Lindsay of Conchas Dam caught their limits of walleye while fishing from a paddle boat. North and Bell Campgrounds are open.   
    Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was good using salmon eggs in the beaver pond areas.