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Today's Sports

  • Free hoops clinic Saturday at HU

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team and head coach Brianna Finch are pleased to announce a free basketball clinic for boys and girls, age 6-13, at the Wilson Complex on Saturday.

    The camp will run from 9 to 11 a.m.

    “We are excited to offer a basketball clinic for boys and girls, ages 6-13 years, and all skill levels,” said Finch.

  • Youth Soccer - May 15

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League:

    U6 DIVISION
    All U6 games are played at 9 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.

    Peru vs. Italy, Field 1; USA vs. Russia, Field 2; Chile vs. Croatia, Field 3; Greece vs. Mexico, Field 4

    U8 DIVISION
    All U8 games are played at 10 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.

    France vs. Portugal, Field 1; Germany vs. Switzerland, Field 2; Belgium vs. Spain, Field 3; England vs. Norway, Field 4; Colombia has a bye

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 15...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • State tournaments, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • State tournaments, Rio Rancho
    Track and field
    • Class 4A-6A state championships, 8 a.m., UNM Track Complex, Albuquerque

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • State tournaments, Albuquerque

  • Cowgirls climb to No. 2 in nation

    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands’ women’s track and field team moved up to second in the nation thanks to the 1,600-meter relay qualification for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships this past weekend.

    Also announced Tuesday were the All-Region honorees across the nation. To be recognized for this honor, athletes had to be in the top five in an event in their respective regions. In New Mexico Highlands’ case, it is in the South Central Region.

  • Looking for a big finish

    The following is an updated list of local qualifiers, current state leaders, and expected start times for this coming weekend’s big-school (Class 4A-6A) state track and field championships, to be held Friday and Saturday at the University of New Mexico Track Complex.

  • Moving on
  • LV athletes collect 12 district...

    It was Ladies’ Night for the locals at the District 2-4A track and field championships held this past Friday at Pojoaque Valley in Jacona.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 13...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Class 3A state tournament quarterfinal round, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Class 4A state tournament quarterfinal round, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park

  • Dons: On to quarters

    For the first time since 1983, West Las Vegas baseball is in the state tournament quarterfinals.

    No. 11 seed West rallied to defeat No. 6 Robertson in a best-of-three series to open the Class 4A state baseball tournament over the weekend at Whorton Field.

    The Dons won game one 9-5 Friday after trailing early. Robertson rebounded to win game two on Saturday by a 10-4 count. But West prevailed 12-2 in the decisive game three.

  • Lady Cards roll to next round

    For the fourth time this spring, Robertson softball put Taos away via the mercy rule.

    This time, it meant moving on to the second round of the Class 4A state tournament.

    The Lady Cardinals (19-4) scored the game’s first 16 runs Friday and won 18-3 after just three innings of play, eliminating their fellow District 2-4A denizens in the opening round of state. It was Robertson’s last home game of the year.