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  • New women’s hoops coach at HU

    Las Vegas Optic

    Joseph Anders once led Division I Arizona State to the PAC-12 women’s basketball semifinals.

    He was on board as part of ASU’s coaching staff when they made it to the Elite Eight.

    More recently, he helped the University of New Mexico women reach the Mountain West postseason two times in four years.

    Now, Anders will try to turn around the women’s hoops program at New Mexico Highlands. He was named interim head coach of the Cowgirls this past week, replacing Brianna Finch.

  • Three in a row for Isotopes

    Breaking a 2-2 tie when Jordan Patterson’s line-drive double scored Stephen Cardullo in the top of the sixth, the Albuquerque Isotopes relied on good defense until they got a couple late insurance runs in a 5-2 win Thursday in Reno, Nev.

    It was the third straight victory for the Isotopes, clinching a series win over the Aces to wrap the season-opening eight-game road trip.

    The Topes are hosting Tacoma and then Reno in an eight-game homestand at Isotopes Park. Matinees are slated for both Sunday and Monday.

  • Right on track

    By Dave Kavanaugh
    Las Vegas Optic

    Once again, the throwing events of the Class 4A state track and field championships figure to be of particular interest to fans in the Meadow City a month from now.

    Robertson’s Angelica Montoya owns the classification’s best marks in both the girls’ discus and shot put.

    West Las Vegas’ Nicholas Gurule has the longest throw in the boys’ javelin.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 1:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Rugby
    •Vatos at PacWest Regional, TBA, Vallejo, Calif.
    Soccer
    •Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, TBA

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •Robertson JV vs. West Las Vegas (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    •West Las Vegas Middle School at McCurdy, 4 p.m., Española

  • Gallegos second in golf invite

    Robert Gallegos made the most of his chance to play at home Tuesday, shooting a 77 — a state-qualifying leg — in the Robertson Golf Invitational at Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Gallegos’ score was good for second place individually, two strokes behind Jason Parker of Raton.

    As a team, the Robertson boys placed second (339) behind St. Michael’s (330), which had a state-qualifying team score. The Cardinals missed the state-qualifying score by just eight strokes. Taos was third (364).

  • Back-to-back wins in Reno

    Catcher Ryan Casteel went off for three hits in four at-bats plus a walk, scoring twice in Albuquerque’s 8-1 triumph over Reno on Wednesday night at Greater Nevada Field.

    It was the Isotopes’ second win of the series, which was to wrap Thursday afternoon.

    The Topes (3-4) open their home schedule Friday night, kicking off an eight-game homestand.

  • Dons 1st, Lady Cards 2nd

    The West Las Vegas boys and Robertson girls both earned team trophies at the Meadow City Track and Field Invitational held Wednesday at Cardinal Stadium.

    The Dons continued a strong spring by winning the boys’ team championship. St. Michael’s placed second.
    Robertson’s girls claimed second place behind St. Mike’s.

    Conditions were mostly cool with a light breeze. Some rain fell in the early evening. The meet had originally been scheduled for Friday.

  • Four games, four wins

    Four up, four down.

    The Meadow City’s four prep baseball and softball teams — all hosting district opponents at the same time Tuesday afternoon — pulled off a rare simultaneous sweep, improving their positions in the 2-4A chase.

    Robertson baseball 1, Taos 0

    In a 10-inning marathon at Memorial Middle School, it was the Taos Tigers who blinked first.

  • Go Fish April 15, 2016

    FISHING REPORT,
    APRIL 12

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and 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.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •LCC at Clarendon (DH), noon, Clarendon, Texas
    •NMHU at Colorado Christian (DH), noon, Lakewood, Colo.
    •West Las Vegas at Portales, TBA, Portales
    •West Las Vegas Middle School at Taos, 3 p.m., Taos
    Softball
    •LCC at Frank Phillips (DH), 1 p.m., Borger, Texas
    •West Las Vegas vs. Portales (DH), 3 p.m., WLV Field
    Track and field