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Today's Sports

  • Mora softball has intriguing...

    Mora is keeping things interesting as its softball season gets under way.

    The Rangerettes, coached by Josh Garcia, managed a split of its season-opening doubleheader Monday at the St. Michael’s junior varsity in Santa Fe.

    In game one, the Lady Horsemen escaped with an 18-17 verdict decided in the last at-bats.

    “Game one was a real close one, a real nailbiter,” Garcia said.

    It didn’t start out that way. St. Mike’s ran up an 8-0 cushion and made Mora play catch-up.

  • Cowgirls go 1-3 vs. Metro

    The New Mexico Highlands softball team only managed to get one win from their four-game home series against the Roadrunners of Metro State College, on Saturday and Sunday.  

    The Roadrunners won both games Saturday, 8-2 and 6-3. On Sunday, Metro took a 3-0 victory in game one, but the Cowgirls rallied back in game two for a 4-3 win.  

    NMHU is now 16-14 overall and 11-9 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at Mesa CC, 11 a.m., Mesa, Ariz.

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at Mesa CC (DH), 11 a.m., Mesa, Ariz.
    Softball
    • Robertson at Santa Fe Indian (DH), 3 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas at St. Michael’s Invitational, TBA, Santa Fe

  • NMHU names new volleyball coach

    Bryan Crawford has been hired as the head volleyball coach at New Mexico Highlands University, Athletic Director Ed Manzanares announced this past week.

    Crawford, 32, replaces Jim Deisler, who resigned from his position as volleyball coach to take a post as NMHU’s assistant athletic director for NCAA compliance and Title IX earlier this month.

  • Honoring ‘Coach’
  • No. 25 Cowboys dominate Cougars

    Now ranked 25th in the nation, the New Mexico Highlands University baseball team made a bid for upper mobility in the NCAA Division II poll with a four-game sweep of Colorado Christian on Friday and Saturday at Brandt Park.

    The Cowboys (17-3 overall and 11-1 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) blitzed the Cougars in game one 20-0, overtaking them 7-3 in Friday’s game two.

  • Local sluggers put in tourney...

    No spring break hijinks or slacking for local prep baseball and softball teams, who logged hours competing in tournaments across New Mexico over the weekend.

    Cardinals
    Robertson capped a three-day tourney at St. Michael’s in Santa Fe with a 15-2 victory Saturday over the Capital Jaguars.

    “Bats came alive today,” said first-year RHS coach Tony Renon.

    Mike Salazar led that barrage, going 3 for 3 at the plate. Another hero Saturday was Miclo Allen, who threw a one-hitter to lead the Cardinals to a win.

  • Albuquerque Isotopes 2012

    2012 Albuquerque Isotopes Schedule

    Thursday, April 5: Isotopes at Omaha, 6:05 p.m.
    Friday, April 6: Isotopes at Omaha, 6:05 p.m.
    Saturday, April 7: Isotopes at Omaha, 6:05 p.m.
    Sunday, April 8: Isotopes at Omaha, 1:05 p.m.
    Monday, April 9: Isotopes at Iowa, 5:35 p.m.
    Tuesday, April 10: Isotopes at Iowa, 11:05 a.m.
    Wednesday, April 11: Isotopes at Iowa, 5:35 p.m.
    Thursday, April 12: Isotopes at Iowa, 11:05 a.m.
    Friday, April 13: Isotopes vs. Omaha, 7:05 p.m.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    MONDAY
    Golf
    • Robertson at Seery Invite, 9 a.m., Socorro
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas at Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., Santa Fe

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico, noon, Brandt Park
    Golf
    • Robertson at Seery Invite, 9 a.m., Socorro
    Softball
    • Robertson vs. Española Valley, 3 p.m., RHS field
    • West Las Vegas vs.Hope Christian, 3 p.m., WLV field

  • Cardboard derby fun returns to...

    Submitted to the Optic

    VADITO, N.M. — Masters of Duct Tape, rejoice: the Ninth Annual Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort Cardboard Derby returns to Sipapu this coming Saturday.

    Sipapu’s Cardboard Derby is the resort’s most popular event and New Mexico’s only cardboard derby. Participants construct vessels using cardboard, duct tape, string, twine and paint only and race them down the mountain as they aim for a bull’s eye in the base area. Points are awarded based on how close the derbies hit the target.