.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Sports

  • The Champ
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    WEDNESDAY
    Softball
    • NMHU vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State (DH), 2 p.m., Cowgirl Field
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Los Alamos, 3 p.m., Los Alamos

    THURSDAY
    Softball
    • Robertson vs. St. Michael’s (DH), 3 p.m., RHS field
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Sandia Prep, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    Track and field
    • Robertson at Sandia Prep, 1 p.m., Albuquerque

    FRIDAY

  • Lady Dons split with No. 1 Rams

    Ranked third in the state among Class 3A softball teams, West Las Vegas went toe to toe with the No. 1 Portales Rams on Thursday and came away with a mostly satisfying split.

    Lady Don errors proved costly in a 10-4 game one loss. After spotting Portales a 2-0 lead in the first inning, West came back and pulled within one.

    But miscues allowed the Rams to pull away.

    WLV ace Marrissa Cordova struck out 10 and held Portales to three hits but allowed five walks.

  • West sweeps Sundevils in...

    “Maybe the baseball gods are finally starting to smile down on us,” shrugged West Las Vegas coach Dean Gallegos after his team pulled off a dramatic 5-4 comeback win in extra innings against Class 4A Española Valley on Thursday afternoon.

    The Dons, who also went on to a messy 9-1 win over the Sundevils in game two of a doubleheader at WLV Field, are rated ninth in the state as they prepare to meet up again with crosstown rival Robertson this Tuesday.

  • Isotopes open 10th season

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    If the Opening Day roster is any indication, the 2012 Albuquerque Isotopes are shaping up to be an offensive juggernaut, with established Triple-A sluggers Jerry Sands and Trent Oeltjen combining with up-and-coming stars Scott Van Slyke and Alex Castellanos, among others, for one of the most prodigious Opening Day offenses in team history.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aprl 9...

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at University of the Southwest JV (DH), noon, Hobbs
    Golf
    • Robertson at Jaguar Invite, 9 a.m., Santa Fe

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at University of the Southwest JV (DH), noon, Hobbs

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at University of the Southwest JV (DH), noon, Hobbs

    THURSDAY
    Baseball

  • Honoring Fabian

    Northern New Mexico track and field athletes representing 10 schools gathered for an upbeat memorial service held not in a chapel but in the sun and shadows of Cardinal Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Mora sluggers break through

    The Mora Rangers picked up a breakthrough win in their first district baseball contest of the season on March 30, downing Peñasco 7-6.

    Mora sophomore pitcher Manuelray Benavidez earned the win after striking out 11 in seven innings. The Rangers’ leading hitter was Marcelino Herrera, who went 3 for 3. Benavidez helped his own cause, going 3 for 4, and senior Garrick Martinez hit 2 for 3.

    Mora couldn’t quite keep the momentum going in its next district game Tuesday in Pecos. The host Panthers won 3-1.

  • Gents back in action
  • Sipapu open again for skiers

    Submitted to the Optic

    VADITO, N.M. — After picking up more than a foot of new snow Monday night, Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort announced Tuesday morning it would open for ski operations once more.

    Sipapu had been open weekends only since March 31, but after getting pounded with 14 inches of new snow last night, officials made the call to fire up the lifts again Tuesday morning.