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Today's Sports

  • Cowgirls, Zias split

    In-state rivals New Mexico Highlands and Eastern New Mexico remained dead even in their season softball series after Wednesday’s doubleheader at Cowgirl Field.

    Eastern won the opener 6-4 in extra innings, but the Cowgirls pulled out a 7-6 verdict in game two.

    NMHU is 17-19 overall; ENMU, a non-league foe that plays in the Lone Star Conference, is 7-25.

  • Redbirds dismiss Capital

    Antonio Arguello and Estevan Montoya  combined for 11 strikeouts Tuesday, taking the claws out of the visiting Capital Jaguars in a 17-2 Robertson victory.

    “Our defense was much-improved today,” said Robertson head coach Tony Renon.

    Arguello held the Jags to one hit and struck out seven through three innings, and Montoya fanned four more in two innings of relief.

    Nate Archuleta was a sterling 3 for 3; Luke Aragon, Dalan Abreu and Ryan Tafoya each hit 3 of 4, with Tafoya drilling a triple.

  • Tennis teams in Reload mode

    Less than five years removed from his state championship swan song as a high school tennis hero, Roman Fulgenzi finds himself coaching his alma mater instead of playing.

    While there is plenty different about this year’s version of the Robertson tennis program, the ultimate goal remains the same.

  • Guerin 3-time Carlsbad champ

    Submitted to the Optic

    Robertson’s No. 1 girls’ singles player Juliana Guerin walked off with the gold medal at the Carlsbad Invitational for the third consecutive year on March 23.  

    Guerin has taken the top honors at this tournament since her eligibility in the eighth grade.  

    Eight teams participated including El Paso, Texas and many schools from around New Mexico.

    Guerin defeated Kalee Marrujo of Deming 6-2, 6-0  in the first round.

  • Mora routs Peñasco

    In a district softball doubleheader Tuesday in Mora, the host Rangerettes (4-2 overall, 2-0 4-2A) made quick work of Peñasco.

    Mora put both games away early via the 15-run rule. In the opener, the home team won 18-3 after three innings. In the nightcap, the rangerettes took a 26-11 shootout decided in four innings.

    Mora visits Pecos on Friday for another district twinbill.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Mesa, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas at Grants (DH), 3 p.m., Grants

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Mesa (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    • Robertson vs. Española Valley (DH), 11 a.m., MMS field
    Rugby
    • Vatos vs. Albuquerque, 2 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Tennis

  • Go Fish - March 30, 2012

    FISHING REPORT,
    MARCH 27

  • Lady Dons take St. Mike’s title

    Marrisa Cordova and the West Las Vegas defense handcuffed tournament host St. Michael’s in Saturday afternoon’s championship game, staging a 9-1 victory in Santa Fe.

    Cordova was credited with nine strikeouts in the Lady Dons’ commanding effort against one of their primary softball rivals.

    West (7-3) opened strong and didn’t slow down, exploiting Lady Horsemen miscues en route to an 8-1 advantage through three innings of play.

  • Pecos’ Varela leads list of...

    The high school track and field season is just a few weeks old, and Pecos senior Antonio Varela has already qualified for the New Mexico state championship meet.

    He’s not alone. A number of others, including several from the Las Vegas area, have also punched their tickets to May’s big competitions at Great Friends of UNM Track Stadium.

  • Cardinals edge Dons 8-7

    Mike Salazar caught Jose Juan Montaño’s potential game-tying or game-winning shot to shallow center field on Saturday afternoon, sealing an exciting 8-7 win for Robertson over West Las Vegas at the WLV diamond.

    The game brought a close to a two-day round-robin quadrangular hosted on both sides of Cinder Road.

    Robertson led since the first inning, when it took a 4-0 head start. But the Dons kept chipping away at the lead and had it down to a single run with two runners on and two out in the bottom of the seventh.