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Today's Sports

  • State baseball: Cardinals...

    Winning a pretty pitching duel 2-1 Friday and a 14-4 blowout on Saturday, eighth-seeded Robertson disposed of ninth-seed Socorro in the first round of the Class 3A state baseball tournament.

    The Cardinals and coach Mike Salazar advance to face No. 1 Sandia Prep at 11 a.m. Thursday at Rio Rancho High.

    In Bayard, No. 3 Cobre eliminated visiting West Las Vegas 10-3 and 10-0 to move on in the tournament. The Dons and coach Dean Gallegos finish 9-19.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports May 9,...

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Golf
    • Robertson girls in state tournament, 8 a.m., Las Cruces
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Track and field
    • NMHU women in RMAC outdoor championships, Golden, Colo.

    TUESDAY

  • Cowgirl track ranked 10th

    For the first time in the program’s history, the New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field team is ranked in the top 10 in the nation.

    The latest NCAA Division II poll, out April 26, has the Cowgirls rated 10th.

    It’s a notable accolade, says NMHU head coach Bob DeVries, as the team gears up for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference outdoor championships this weekend on the Colorado School of Mines campus in Golden, Colo.

  • Derby field set

    By Beth Harris
    The Associated Press

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A total of 22 horses have been entered for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, two more than the maximum allowed field of 20.

    The entry box closed Wednesday morning, with the draw to determine post positions set for later in the afternoon. The field is limited to the top 20 horses based on earnings in graded stakes races.

  • The finish line
  • Frankie to meet Johnny again

    After plenty of anticipation and more than a year of delays, the third fight between former world champion Johnny Tapia and Las Vegas’ own Frankie Archuleta is finally a go — we think.

    Tapia-Archuleta III is set as the 10-round main event of a June 4 boxing card at the Hard Rock Casino in Albuquerque.

    Tickets range from $25 to $200 and are available via the casino’s box office and online.

  • Little League - May 6, 2011

    The following are scores reported to the Optic by local Little Leagues as of press time.

    THURSDAY, APRIL 28
    La Plaza Majors: Cubs 14, Angels 7
    La Plaza Minors: Angels 4, Marlins 3
    LVLL Minors: D-Backs 13, Cubs 7; Cardinals 12, Mariners 6; Padres 11, Dodgers 5; Rockies 8, Red Sox 7

    FRIDAY, APRIL 29
    La Plaza Majors: A’s 10, Rockies 0

  • State tennis opens

    Robertson opened the state tennis tournaments Wednesday in Albuquerque with victories in boys’ doubles (Nick Newman and Henry Robertson) and girls’ doubles (Elise Almendarez and Gia LaFerriere).

    Individual brackets wrap up Friday; team play concludes Saturday.

  • Youth racquetball camp slated...

    The City of Las Vegas recreation department is sponsoring a junior racquetball camp for youngsters ages 8-15 on June 4 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

    Cost for the camp is $15. Registration forms are available at the rec center and are due by Friday, May 27.

    “We are pleased to have Ron Maestas as the head instructor for the camp. Mr. Maestas is a four-time national racquetball champion and a retired NMHU instructor,” said Misty Ward, coordinator. “Come join the fun and learn the game!”

  • Go Fish - May 6, 2011

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and The Fish Phone, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.