Today's Sports

  • Prep roundup: Mora's...

    Roderick Martinez struck out 10 and allowed just one baserunner — via a walk — to lead Mora (6-2) to a 12-0 shutout of Peñasco on Friday.

    The Rangers pinned five runs on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first, added one in the second and doubled their lead in the third; the game ended after four and a half innings.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 11-...

    WEDNESDAY (April 11)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Robertson vs. Pojoaque Valley (makeup), 4 p.m., MMS field
    • Mora vs. Questa, 4 p.m., Mora
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Rio Rancho, 4 p.m., Rio Rancho
    • West Las Vegas JV at Raton (DH), 3 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Rio Rancho, 4 p.m., Rio Rancho
    Track and field

  • Cancion del Mariachi: Isotopes...

    As part of an effort throughout affiliated minor-league baseball to recognize the heritage of its Hispanic fan base, the Albuquerque Isotopes have adopted the Mariachis de Nuevo Mejico as their alter ego.

    The Isotopes will don the alternate Mariachis uniforms for four home games this season: Saturday, May 5; Tuesday, June 26; Friday, July 20; and Sunday, Aug. 19. The organization plans to have mariachi-themed promotions on those dates, with the possibility of actual mariachi groups performing at The Lab.

  • Batter up! Isotopes focus on...

    Whether it’s helping Albuquerque win baseball games or helping themselves reach the promised land of Major League Baseball, Isotopes players seem to be in agreement on what’s most important in those quests.

    “Consistency is the key,” said Austin House, a relief pitcher who is an alumnus of both Albuquerque’s La Cueva High and the University of New Mexico. “Going about your business every day like a professional. You’ve got to be a consistent player.”

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 8-10

    SUNDAY (April 8)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 1:05 p.m., Salt Lake City
    • NMHU at CSU-Pueblo, noon, Pueblo, Colo.
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 1:30 and 3 p.m., UWC campus, Montezuma
    • NMHU at Fort Lewis (DH), 11 a.m., Durango, Colo.


    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 12:05 p.m., Salt Lake City

  • Highlands track ranked 14th in...

    Just two weeks into the outdoor track and field season, the New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field squad is back knocking on a top-10 national ranking.

    The Cowgirls entered the NCAA rankings at No. 14 after a solid meet at the Spank Blasing Open on March 31. In that meet, three NMHU women produce marks putting them among the top four nationally in their event.

    The Cowgirls moved up 44 spots from last week and have now been ranked among the top 15 in the nation in each of the last six seasons.

  • Prep roundup: Just plain stingy

    Brandon Lucero limited West Las Vegas to two hits and a walk (with two late hit-by-pitch reaches) on his way to an 11-0 complete-game shutout Tuesday, and the host Cardinals improved to 12-1 overall and 2-0 in District 2-4A baseball.

    A few miscues proved costly for the Dons (6-7, 0-3).

    After Zach Jordan’s double to lead off the RHS half of the first, WLV pitcher James Archuleta was able to get the next two batters out. But Jordan ended up scoring on a passed ball, and it was 1-0 Robertson.

  • Digging the long ball: Cowboys,...

    Brilliant move. Big hit.

    Getting into the game as a pinch hitter with two outs in the bottom of the extra-inning eighth with one man on and his team down by one, Carlos Ramirez took a big swing at the first pitch he saw from Chris Lacher.

  • Go Fish: Friday, April 6

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the week
    Conchas Lake: Tommy Herrera, age 7, of Las Vegas, caught and release a largemouth bass Mar. 25. He was using a 3-inch chartreuse grub.

  • Summer softball meeting Monday

    A summer softball league coaches’ meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

    Roster forms will be handed out, and there will be a discussion on league rules, as well as the starting date for the season.

    Participants are asked to bring any question, suggestions, ideas and concerns.

    For more information, e-mail Loretta Abreu Martin at lmartin@lasvegasnm.gov or text 505-718-2318.