Today's Sports

  • Isotopes walk all over Memphis

    Submitted to the Optic

    Albuquerque (37-32) used a five-run eighth to defeat the Memphis Redbirds (35-35) 13-10 at Isotopes Park Saturday night.

    First baseman Brian Barden extended his hitting streak to 10 games with an RBI single in the fourth, matching the 2013 team high. He also scored a run, drove in two runs and drew two free passes as part of a 14-walk night for Albuquerque, establishing a new season mark.

    Rob Rasmussen made his first Triple-A start at home for the Isotopes, tossing four innings of six-run ball on five hits.

  • For Fabian - Second annual...

    So far ahead were the lead runners in Saturday morning’s second annual Fabian Trujillo Memorial Run that the next group was apparently unsure of the course layout.

    But not even a wrong turn could spoil everyone’s good time. On a race day dedicated to honoring one of Las Vegas’ true sports heroes, race times and finish order didn’t matter much to most participants.

    “Most” being the operative word.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 17...

    • Las Vegas Little League tournaments, TBA, Keyes Park
    • Las Vegas Summer League men’s games: Hackers vs. Havoc, 6 p.m.,; Yo Momma vs. Balls Deep, 7:15 p.m.; women’s game: Lady Hackers vs. Lady Warriors, 6 p.m.; city softball complex

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. White Sands, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League tournaments, TBA, Keyes Park


  • Smith to vie for national...

    Las Vegas-area resident Jett Smith will be seeking a championship in breakaway roping later this month at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo.

    Smith is a seventh-grader at Memorial Middle School in Las Vegas and the son of Kimberly and Cody Smith of Buena Vista. He finished among the top four in the New Mexico breakaway roping competition and also took part in ribbon roping and team roping this past season. He’s also an honor roll student.

  • West program a summer gem

    Know any kids who complain of summertime boredom, that old gripe that there’s nothing to do?

    The 100 or so youngsters who are participating in the West Las Vegas summer activity program probably aren’t among them.

  • Jaramillo, Griego shine at plate...

    A couple of big efforts by Las Vegas players highlighted the recent North-South softball classic held in Bayard.

    Robertson’s Ashley Jaramillo had a stellar weekend, going 10 for 12 at the plate with five singles, four doubles and one home run. She reached base 13 out of 14 at bats, adding two walks and a reach by error to her hits.  

  • Go Fish - June 14, 2013

    FISHING REPORT, June 11  
    Conchas Lake: Fishing was very good using spinner-nightcrawler combinations, crank baits and grubs for walleye. Fishing was good using jerk baits, tubes, senkos, crank baits and worms for smallmouth bass. Fishing was fair to good using cut bait and homemade dough bait for catfish. Kelly and Steve Lindsay of Conchas Dam caught their limits of walleye while fishing from a paddle boat. North and Bell Campgrounds are open.   
    Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was good using salmon eggs in the beaver pond areas.  

  • Looking Ahead - News - June 14,...

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Trinidad, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Trinidad, (DH), 4 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • La Plaza Little League tournament finals: Minors, 4 p.m.; Majors, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • La Plaza Little League tournament final: Angels vs. TBA, noon, Rodriguez Park


  • Walking the line - Cowgirl...

    Conscientious coaches routinely keep track of the student-athletes in their charge, telling them to get to class and admonishing them against slacking on homework.

    For three New Mexico Highlands University women’s basketball coaches, however, the past few years have meant also setting the example by getting to class themselves.

  • Solid season