Today's Sports

  • Highlighting the Extraordinary

    For Ira Harge Jr., the wheels started turning when he and fiancee Lisa Lujan were sitting courtside at a Monte del Sol basketball game.

    Omar Ndiaye, a player on the school’s junior varsity, caught Harge’s attention for the way he handled the ball. As it turns out, Ndiaye has been playing with one hand, lacking the use of his right hand, but managed to emerge as a standout guard for the Dragons.

    The encounter made Harge think.

    So, too, did his meeting Dulce’s Kyle Howe, who has overcome a seizure disorder to compete in athletics.

  • ‘Coop’ clinic hailed a success

    An estimated 68 area youngsters participated in the recent Coop Life Skills clinic at Robertson’s Mike Marr Gym.

    “Everyone left satisfied,” said Arturo Padilla Jr., who helped facilitate the two-day camp that included basketball instruction and life lessons as presented by Michael Cooper Jr. and his staff.

    Fifteen kids were sponsored by Collins Dental, which purchased passes for those kids who would not otherwise be able to attend. Those passes were given away on KFUN radio Thursday morning before the camp.  

  • Isotopes sweep in twinbill vs....

    Threes were wild Wedensday night for Elian Herrera of the Albuquerque Isotopes.

    Herrera hit 3 for 3 with three runs batted in and three runs scored to lead the Isotopes to a 7-2 victory in game two of a doubleheader with Tucson at Isotopes Park.

    The home team led just 3-2 going into the bottom of the sixth. That’s when Josh Bard looped a one-out double to center. Then Osvaldo Martinez drew a walk. Matt Angle singled to load the bases for Herrera, batting in the leadoff position.

  • Go Fish - August 10, 2012

    AUG. 7

    Cimarron River: Trout fishing was good using BWOs, brassies, copper John Barrs, tricos, small gold Panther Martins, salmon eggs and worms. Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake as of Monday was 36 cfs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit lakes was fair using salmon eggs. A few trout were also taken on spinners fished above the grass lines.

  • Cowboys picked 6th in RMAC poll

    It was a rude awakening in 2011.

    Jordan Campbell caught the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference by surprise, wreaking all kinds of havoc on opposing offenses last fall, his first season as a linebacker for New Mexico Highlands University.

    This year, the surprise element is gone. The RMAC knows and respects what Campbell can do on a football field.

  • Happy campers
  • Tucson tops ‘Topes

    With the potential tying run on deck, Tucson relief pitcher Nick Vincent forced Matt Angle to ground into a double play, then struck out Elian Herrera to secure a wild 14-11 victory over the host Albuquerque Isotopes on Monday night.

    Tucson rallied from a 10-2 hole to overtake the Isotopes, and the Padres did it in a couple of big innings.

  • FYI - Sports - August 8, 2012

    Las Vegas’  Young American Football League will hold a coaches’ meeting for all new and returning YAFL coaches at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

    First day of official practice for most fall high school sports programs in New Mexico was Monday, Aug. 6. Check with school coaches or athletic directors for more information.

  • U.S. women nip Canada in OT

    By Joseph White
    AP Sports Writer

    MANCHESTER, England  — On the verge of missing the gold-medal game for the first time, the U.S. women’s soccer team caught a break when the referee made a call rarely seen in the sport.

    Then the Americans put together a final winning surge, inspired by the familiar — a pep talk from co-captain Abby Wambach.

  • Sands, Isotopes edge 51s for...

    Jerry Sands had another big night, and runs in the seventh and eighth innings propelled the host Isotopes past the Las Vegas 51s 6-4 on Saturday night.

    Albuquerque improved to 66-49 and held a two-game lead atop the Pacific Coast League’s American Southern Division going into Sunday’s series opener with visiting Tucson, the San Diego Padres’ Triple A affiliate.

    On Saturday, the 51s led 2-0 midway through the second before Albuquerque tied it with two scores in the bottom of the inning.