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Today's Sports

  • Cowgirls battle in Lubbock meet

    New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field team highlights from this past Thursday’s Texas Tech Red Raider Open held in Lubbock, Texas:

    100-meter dash: 7. Sheneika Rochester, 12.09
    200-meter dash: 13. Destiny Dillworth, 26.34; 15. Juanita Sanchez, 26.88
    400-meter dash: 10. Deandra Nelson, 1:00.69
    800-meter run: 17. Laura Gomez, 2:28.54; 21. Stephanie Gomez, 2:30.95; 24. Amanda Ortzow, 2:35.71; 25. Brianna Cathcart, 2:36.24
    1,500-meter run: 8. Stephanie Gomez, 5:06.75; 10. Ivana Aragon, 5:09.46

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 1,...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    • La Plaza Little League games
    Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League game
    • La Plaza Little League game

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Raton, 4 p.m., WLV field (MAKEUP GAME)
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    • La Plaza Little League games
    Softball
    • Robertson vs. West Las Vegas, TBA, RHS field (RESUMPTION OF SUSPENDED GAME)
    • La Plaza Little League game

  • Little League - May 1, 2013

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park.

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

    MINORS DIVISION
    Wednesday games: Paw Sox vs. Bats, 6:15 p.m.; Thunder vs. Owlz, 7:45 p.m.
    Thursday games: Red Wings vs. Sandgnats, 6:15 p.m.; Threshers vs. Rivercats, 7:45 p.m.

    SOFTBALL DIVISION

  • Hitting the home stretch

    NMHU baseball (26-19, 22-13 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) won two of its first three games against visiting Colorado State-Pueblo (23-19, 19-14) with a chance to take a series victory on Sunday.

    They were the last home games of the regular season for Highlands and more than a dozen key seniors on the squad.

    The Cowboys won 5-1 on Friday, then split Saturday’s doubleheader with an 8-2 setback and a 13-8 victory.

  • Reports: Highlands’ Campbell to...

    Optic staff and wire reports

    If All-American linebacker Jordan Campbell is to realize his dream of playing in the NFL, it will have to come via free agency — perhaps with the Cincinnati Bengals, with whom he reportedly signed late Saturday.

    The New Mexico Highlands standout’s name was not among those called over the weekend as the NFL held its annual college draft in New York City.

    But several blogger sites and Campbell himself reported via social media that he’d agreed to terms with the Bengals.

  • Van Slyke hits thrice to pace...

    By Laura Verillo
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    ROUND ROCK, Texas — Scott Van Slyke had three more hits and an RBI single in the fourth inning as the Albuquerque Isotopes defeated the Round Rock Express, 5-2, Saturday night at Dell Diamond.

    Tony Gwynn Jr. and Dee Gordon also had RBI singles in the four-run fourth inning. Tim Federowicz, in his first game back with the ‘Topes, hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning. Van Slyke has 26 RBI in 22 games.

    That was enough offense for the ‘Topes pitchers.

  • Little League - April 29, 2013

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Monday games: Angels vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m.; Reds vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday games: Orioles vs. Angels, 5:30 p.m.; Yankees vs. Mariners, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Monday games: Bats vs. Thunder, 6:15 p.m.; Owlz vs. Red Wings, 7 p.m.
    Tuesday games: Rivercats vs. Paw Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Sandgnats vs. Threshers, 7 p.m.
    Wednesday games: Paw Sox vs. Bats, 5:30 p.m.; Thunder vs. Owlz, 7 p.m.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games (see schedule, Page 8)
    • La Plaza Little League games
    Golf
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Santa Fe, 9 a.m.
    Softball
    • La Plaza Little League game
    Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League game
    • La Plaza Little League game

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson vs. Raton, 4 p.m., Whorton Field
    • West Las Vegas vs. Taos, 4 p.m., WLV field
    • Las Vegas Little League games

  • It’s West’s week

    With two outs in the bottom of the seventh and clinging to a 2-1 edge, the West Las Vegas baseball team watched warily as Robertson slugger Ryan Tafoya stepped up to bat.

    “I asked our guys if we wanted to walk him or not,” said WLV head coach Ryan Gabaldon.

    Ultimately, the Dons agreed they wanted to take their chances and pitch to Tafoya, who was coming off a career performance — three home runs, including a walk-off grand slam — against Pojoaque a few days earlier.

  • Isotopes: 21 hits vs. Hawks

    Albuquerque dashed out to a 5-0 head start after one inning, sailing to a 12-2 win in the series finale against division rival Oklahoma City on Tuesday at Isotopes Park.

    Eight Isotopes batters had multiple hits — contributing to a team total of 21 — and catcher Matt Wallach drove in a team-high three runs.

    Alex Castellanos, Scott Van Slyke, Matt Angle, Alfredo Amezaga and Tony Gwynn all had three hits apiece, helping the ‘Topes climb back over .500 at 10-9.