Today's Sports

  • Fall Sports Schedule 213

    Saturday, Aug. 24
    • Robertson girls at Belen, noon, Belen

    Monday, Aug. 26
    • West Las Vegas (B) vs. Taos, 4 p.m., WLV field

    Tuesday, Aug. 27
    • Robertson girls at Goddard, 3 p.m., Roswell
    • Pecos (A,B) at Tucumcari, 4 p.m., Tucumcari

    Thursday, Aug. 29
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Socorro, 4 p.m., Socorro

    Friday, Aug. 30

  • Yara nets two in loss

    In terms of firepower on the field, Amber Yara had plenty to say Saturday for the Robertson girls’ soccer team.
    But the Belen Eagles had even more to scream about in reply.

    Belen, one of the better programs in Class 4A, doubled up the visiting Lady Cardinals by a 6-3 count to spoil Robertson’s season opener.

    Yara had a part in all three Robertson scores, putting two in the back of the net herself and assisting teammate Caitlin Diefendorf on another RHS goal.

  • Hackers, Tecolote meet tonight...

    It’s No. 1 vs. No. 2 in the semifinals of the Las Vegas Adult Softball League men’s championship tournament.

    The defending champion Hackers are scheduled to meet Tecolote at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday night in the winner’s half of the bracket as the tourney plays out at the city softball complex off the west end of Grant Street.

    The winners move on to the men’s division championship at 7:15 Thursday evening. The losers can still make it back to the final, provided they beat whoever emerges from the playback bracket fray in games this week.

  • ‘Topes win

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    The Albuquerque Isotopes held on to defeat the Round Rock Express 6-5 Monday night at Isotopes Park in the final homestand of the regular season.

    Four Isotopes recorded a multi-hit game in the win. Elian Herrera was the only Albuquerque hitter with three base knocks, going 3 for 4 with two runs scored.

    Javy Guerra pitched a scoreless ninth earning his 11th save in 12 save opportunities. The righty allowed one hit and struck out a batter. He leads the team in saves.

  • Hard knocks
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 28...

    • Las Vegas city league championship tournament, men’s division semifinal, Hackers vs. Tecolote, 7:15 p.m., city softball complex

    • Las Vegas city league championship tournament, losers’ bracket final, 6 p.m.; men’s final, 7:15 p.m., (“if” game to follow); city softball complex
    • West Las Vegas (A,B,C) at Socorro, 4 p.m.,  Socorro


  • McGrady calls it quits

    The Associated Press

    Those sleepy eyes always betrayed Tracy McGrady.

    Whether he was pouring in 13 points in 35 seconds for Houston in 2004 or sitting on the bench and watching the San Antonio Spurs win another playoff game in June without needing him, that cool expression rarely changed. It all looked almost too easy for McGrady, even if it rarely was.

  • Stallworth among NFL cuts

    The Associated Press
    Donte’ Stallworth’s NFL comeback from a hot air balloon accident might have ended Monday when he was released by the Washington Redskins.
    Stallworth could catch on with another team, especially with so many injuries at wide receiver throughout the league during the preseason. But, for now, the 32-year-old veteran of 10 NFL seasons is unemployed.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 26, 2013
  • Scrimmages galore

    A number of local fall sports teams wrapped up their preseason preparations with scrimmages of one type or another this past weekend.

    Robertson’s football team clashed with the visiting Tucumcari Rattlers on Thursday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium in a string of offense vs. defense series. Coach Leroy Gonzalez’s staff is getting the Cardinals ready for the season opener this Friday night at Portales.