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Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 10...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • NMHU at RMAC tournament, TBA, Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Class 3A state tournament: Robertson vs.  Shiprock, 3 p.m., TBA; West Las Vegas at Sandia Prep, 4 p.m., Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Softball
    • Class 3A state tournament: Robertson at Lovington, 5 p.m., Lovington
    Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Tennis
    • State tournaments TBA, Albuquerque
    Track and field

  • Cowgirls third in RMAC outdoor...

    GOLDEN, Colo. — Michelle Traynham’s stadium record javelin throw of 41.75 meters helped New Mexico Highlands to a third-place finish in the 2013 RMAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships this week.

    Adams State (178 points) and Western State Colorado (156.5) were the only teams ahead of NMHU in the women’s standings.

  • Go Fish - May 10, 2013

    FISHING REPORT, May 7
    Charette Lakes: Fishing was good using Power Bait, worms and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on perch.  
    Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 28 cfs. Trout fishing was good using Panther Martins, elk hair caddis, Cimarron specials, Cimarron worms, salmon eggs and worms. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair using assorted spinners, salmon eggs and Power Bait.

  • State brackets set

    BASEBALL

    In their fight for respect in the state baseball ranks, the Robertson Cardinals took a leap forward this season under first-year head coach Ken Sandoval.

    The Redbirds (19-7 overall) earned the highest state tournament seeding in recent history at No. 4 and will host a first-round Class 3A state tournament best-of-three series against Shiprock beginning Friday afternoon and continuing on Saturday.

    Game times will be announced later this week.

  • Lady Dons: District golf champs

    Las Vegas Optic

    The sister act of Jayme and Joedy Quintana was in top form Monday, with both shooting in the 80s to place in the top four and lead West Las Vegas to the District 2-3A girls’ golf team title.

    Jayme Quintana shot an 81 to take home an individual girls’ title by a five-stroke margin; Joedy was fourth with an 88.

  • Cowboys No. 3 seed in RMAC

    The long-awaited “second season” begins Wednesday for the New Mexico Highlands baseball team (28-22 overall, 24-16 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference).

    NMHU is the No. 3 seed in the RMAC tournament and plays No. 4 Regis. Whoever prevails advances to play either No. 2 Colorado State-Pueblo or No. 5 Metro State at 7 p.m. Thursday. The loser plays in a 3:30 p.m. Thursday game against whoever wins the first-rounder between No. 1 Colorado Mesa and No. 6 Colorado School of Mines.

  • Little League - May 8, 2013

    Las Vegas Optic

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 8,...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • NMHU at RMAC tournament, TBA, Grand Junction, Colo.
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Tee-ball
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Tennis
    • State tournaments TBA, Albuquerque

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • NMHU at RMAC tournament, TBA, Grand Junction, Colo.
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Softball

  • Vegas teams capture district...

    Sunshine and smiles was the order of the weekend for Las Vegas and its high school sports programs.

    Robertson boys’ and girls’ tennis teams earned district titles in Taos, with the girls beating Taos 6-2 and the boys downing Raton 5-0.

    RHS netters also came away with individual district titles at girls’ No. 1 singles (Juliana Guerin), No. 1 doubles (Jaci Fulgenzi and Erika Baca), and boys’ No. 1 doubles (David Romero and Amadeo Lopez).

  • Icon of the court - Fulgenzi...

    Robertson’s Jaci Fulgenzi and Santa Fe High’s Warren Fulgenzi Jr. both captured district tennis titles on Saturday, the day their grandfather LeRoy celebrated his 71st birthday.

    Anyone who knows LeRoy would agree news of those championships is even better than the tastiest birthday cake, as presents go.