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Today's Sports

  • Frankie-Johnny 3 cancelled

    The long-anticipated third and decisive boxing matchup between former world champion Johnny Tapia and Las Vegas native Frankie Archuleta has been shelved yet again. And this time, the prospects don’t look good for rescheduling.

    Archuleta reportedly failed a pre-fight physical just days before the scheduled bout, the headliner for a June 4 card at Hard Rock Casino in Albuquerque.

    More alarming for fans of the Meadow City boxer is the suggestion that Archuleta (27-8-1) has seen his last in-ring action.

  • Lobos nab MWC crown

    Saddled with the No. 6 seed in the Mountain West Conference baseball tournament, the University of New Mexico did everything it had to do to overcome the odds.

    The Lobos staged four straight upsets — Brigham Young (5-4), Texas Christian (4-3), Utah (6-5) and

    TCU again in a 4-2 championship game victory Friday night in San Diego.

    UNM will learn its next opponent Monday morning as part of the NCAA Selection Show, to be televised on ESPN.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports May 30,...

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park

  • FYI - Sports

    The Optic is looking to provide the most complete local sports coverage available. To submit scores, statistics or story ideas, e-mail: dkavanaugh@lasvegas optic.com.

  • 2010-11 in review

    A look back on the school year in sports:

    FALL

    The resurgence of the Robertson football program was one of the hot topics of autumn. Longtime defensive coordinator Leroy Gonzalez, having most recently assisted Chad Roanhaus at New Mexico Highlands and Richard Martinez back at RHS, earned a promotion to head coach.

  • Go Fish - May 27, 2011

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the 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.
     
    Fishing report, May 24

    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is 0.74 cfs. Fishing is reported as slow due to low water conditions. The creek was stocked with 560 triploid rainbow trout two weeks ago and another 560 triploid rainbow trout last week.

  • Honor roll for NMHU tracksters

    Proving her prowess is not limited to the track, New Mexico Highlands University’s Jillisa Grant led a strong spring for the Cowgirl track and field team in the classroom as well.

    Six Highlands athletes earned Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Academic honors, with Grant being named to the league’s All-Academic First Team. A junior from Spanish Town, Jamaica, she has a 3.81 grade point average in exercise and sport science.

  • All-state team has four locals

    There’s good news for local high school softball teams — and bad news for the rest of the state.

    First, the good news. Four Meadow City players earned spots on the Class 3A all-state team just released by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. Three West Las Vegas Lady Dons — Gabriella Griego, Larrissa Gallegos and Mariquita Zamora — and Robertson’s Ashley Jaramillo were recognized on the all-state squad.

  • Mavs rally for OT win

    By Jeff Latzke
    AP Sports Writer

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Trailing by 15 points with only 5 minutes to play in one of the NBA’s rowdiest arenas, the Dallas Mavericks were just wishing and hoping for the best.

    Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd delivered, and the Mavs suddenly find themselves only one win away from the NBA finals.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports May 25,...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park