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Today's Sports

  • Locals help North dominate...

    Las Vegas Optic

    Brian Gonzales’ introduction to the two-day North-South baseball festivities was a happy one.

    The West Las Vegas Class of 2016 graduate and Dons standout smacked a triple and a single to go 2 for 3 in the North’s game one victory.

    It would be just the start of a heroic weekend for the Nasty North in the annual all-star extravaganza reserved for outstanding members of the outgoing senior class.

  • Grizzlies hang on, advance in...

    Las Vegas Optic

    With the Albuquerque Outlaws running out of time (and timeouts), their desperate final drive died inside the Las Vegas 5-yard line Sunday.

    The Outlaws and their small but rambunctious following wanted another down to snap the ball for what would’ve been a game-winning field goal.

    No dice.

    Officials ruled that time had expired, and the host Grizzlies held on to a 14-12 win in their playoff opener at the Herrera Complex.

  • Go Fish - June 12, 2016

    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.

    Catch of the week: Conchas Lake: Faith Garcia, 5, of Santa Fe caught her first bass June 4. It was a 16-inch, 2.5-pound smallmouth bass. She was trolling a green Zebco tube.

    Fishing report, June 7

  • Finishing with heart

    Submitted to the Optic

    Robertson High School 2016 graduate Morgan Diefendorf is the first recipient of the Eliana Marie Herrera Memorial Scholarship.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 12...

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    •La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    Football
    •Playoff: Las Vegas Grizzlies vs. ABQ Outlaws, 2 p.m., Herrera Complex

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    •La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park

    TUESDAY
    Baseball

  • North-South fest begins

    All-star weekend is here — actually in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho — and a number of locals will be participating in at least one North-South competition.

    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association is staging most of the annual North-South games between Thursday and Saturday. According to the organization, some 349 all-star athletes — all selected from the just-graduated Class of ‘16 — will converge on the Albuquerque-Rio area. So will 20 head coaches, 50 assistants and 52 officials.

  • Cleveland looking to get even

    The Associated Press

    CLEVELAND — Crawling on the floor after a loose ball, LeBron James gathered himself and quickly got to his feet.

    He stood tall, and so did the Cavaliers.

    James had 32 points and 11 rebounds, Kyrie Irving added 30 points and Cleveland, pushed for 48 minutes by a delirious, championship-starved crowd, hammered the Golden State Warriors 120-90 in Game 3 on Wednesday night to pull within 2-1 in the NBA Finals.

  • Miller nixes $114M deal

    The Associated Press

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  — Super Bowl MVP Von Miller’s camp has rejected a contract proposal that would have made him the highest-paid non-quarterback in NFL history, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

    The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of negotiations, said Miller’s representatives rejected a six-year, $114.5 million offer that included $39.8 million in guarantees in the first two years.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 10...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    Football

  • Repeat after me

    For the second year in a row, the New Mexico Highlands University Vatos are national champion in “sevens” rugby.

    The Vatos completed a sweep of the National Small College Rugby Organization’s national sevens bracket on Sunday in Philadelphia.

    When the club won its first-ever national title in 2015, it took a furious rally and dramatic last-second try by KeVon Williams to secure a come-from-behind victory.

    No such dramatics were required this time.