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Today's Sports

  • Golf fiesta hailed a success

    Submitted to the Optic
    The Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association hosted its annual Fiesta de Golf tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Gene Torres course.

    Some 32 players from Las Vegas, Pendaries, Albuquerque and Santa Fe competed in the event put together by Tangee Dolan, chairman.

    Shellie Broyles, Jacquie Geoffrion, Em Krall and Emily Norman teamed up to win the tournament. Denise Franken, Judy Long, Doris Miller and Anne Pepper placed second. The team of Shirley Grong, Rita Hinds, Kay Homan and Carol Locklin was third.

  • Isotopes win South

    The Albuquerque Isotopes won’t have much time to bask in the glory of their newly won American Southern Division championship.

    The Pacific Coast League playoffs — pitting the ‘Topes against Omaha — begin Wednesday night in Nebraska.

    Coincidentally, Albuquerque and Omaha just finished the regular season on Monday, with the host Isotopes prevailing 4-3 to reach 80 wins, a franchise single-season record. The ‘Topes clinched the division title on Sunday with a 6-5 triumph.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 5...

    WEDNESDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys at Questa, 4 p.m., Questa
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Mora, 4 p.m., WLVMS gym

    THURSDAY
    Soccer
    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Goddard, 3 p.m., RHS field
    Volleyball
    • Mora Middle School at Escalante, 4 p.m., Tierra Amarilla
    • Pecos Middle School vs. Los Alamos, 4 p.m., Pecos
    • Valley Middle School at Eldorado, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    FRIDAY

  • Hilltoppers shut out Cowgirls

    As difficult as it was for the Highlands Cowgirls to mark them on defense, the visiting St. Edward’s Hilltoppers may as well have been the St. Elmo’s Fire.
    St. Edward’s won 2-0 to spoil NMHU’s season opener in women’s soccer this past Thursday evening at Perkins Stadium.
    The Hilltoppers — based in Austin, Texas — were ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation last fall, and the team reached the NCAA tournament for the fifth time in six seasons.

  • Ex-teammate: ‘Lance worked the...

    By Jim Vertuno
    AP Sports Writer
    AUSTIN, Texas — Tyler Hamilton says Lance Armstrong gave him an illegal blood booster before the 1999 Tour de France and that the teammates took blood transfusions together during the cycling race the following year.
    Hamilton makes the allegations in his book, “The Secret Race. Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France, Doping, Cover-ups and Winning at All Costs,” set to be published Sept. 5. The Associated Press purchased a copy Thursday.

  • NFL: Concussions tiff a ‘labor...

    By MaryClaire Dale
    The Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA  — The NFL moved Thursday to try to shut down lawsuits filed by thousands of former players who say they suffered or fear suffering permanent brain injuries from football-related concussions, calling the issue a “labor dispute” that should be resolved not by courts but by terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

  • Life Run planned on Sept. 15

    Members of the community are being invited to participate in Alta Vista Regional Hospital’s annual Life Run, which is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 15.

    The event will include a 5-kilometer run as well as a 1-mile children’s run.

    The AVRH Life Run, which enters its third year, benefits the hospital’s auxiliary scholarship program.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Sept. 3...

    MONDAY
    Soccer
    • NMHU women at Texas-Permian Basin, 1 p.m., Odessa, Texas

    TUESDAY
    Football
    • Robertson JV at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Raton, 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Roswell, TBA, RHS field
    Volleyball
    • Robertson (A,B) vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    WEDNESDAY
    Soccer

  • Isotopes’ Ely is PCL’s top ace

    Three consecutive road losses in Oklahoma City have caused the Albuquerque lead in the Pacific Coast League American South to dwindle to two and a half games.

    But the Isotopes organization received some good news Wednesday to offset that of the “bummer” variety. John Ely, the ‘Topes’ ace, was named the PCL Pitcher of the Year.

    The honor was decided by league managers and media.

  • Young Cardinals flying under the...

    Being a tad underrated is nothing new for the Robertson football program.

    Flying under the radar altogether — with pundits salivating over defending state champ Lovington and runner-up St. Michael’s, not to mention a Hope Christian team on the rise — is another matter.

    But with the young group RHS is fielding after the loss of 14 seniors, that’s where these Cardinals find themselves going into Friday night’s opener against Portales (7 p.m. kickoff at Cardinal Stadium).