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Today's Sports

  • Cowboys end year in Denver

    Las Vegas Optic

    Highlands baseball dropped its final three games of a spring of building this past weekend at Regis in Denver.

    NMHU finished 14-34 overall and 11-24 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play under second-year coach Shannon Hunt.

    The Rangers won all seven head-to-head meetings with the Cowboys this season, including the last three by tallies of 8-2, 5-3 and 3-1.

    Highlands scored first in Friday’s opener off a Jeremy McCarty sacrifice fly and trailed 3-2 before Regis scored five unanswered in the seventh.

  • No. 1 Lady Cards advance

    No. 1 Robertson made it five lopsided wins in as many tries against No. 16 Taos, this time in the opening round of the Class 4A state softball tournament Saturday morning at RHS Field.

    The game was called roughly 45 minutes after first pitch, with Robertson up 17-0.

    Senior Elicia Trujillo, playing in her final home game, added to her home run total with one of several big extra-base hits for the Lady Cards.

    Kendra Duran struck out five in three innings’ work.

  • Taos cools hot streak for WLV...

    For weeks, West Las Vegas’ boys and Robertson’s girls have been on quite the roll in prep track and field competition.
    Then on Friday, the defending District 2-4A champ Taos delivered a reality check.

    The Tigers won the boys’ district meet (194.5 points compared to West’s 127) as well as the girls’ (172.5 to Robertson’s 115.5).

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 11...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 10:35 a.m., Salt Lake City, Utah
    •State tournaments, TBA
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keys Park
    •La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    •La Plaza and Las Vegas Little League games, TBA
    •State tournaments, TBA

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 6:35 p.m., Salt Lake City, Utah
    •State tournaments, TBA

  • Top-ranked Lady Cards advance in...

    No. 1 Robertson made it five lopsided wins in as many tries against No. 16 Taos, this time in the opening round of the Class 4A state softball tournament Saturday morning at RHS Field.

    The game was called roughly 45 minutes after first pitch, with Robertson up 17-0.

    Robertson will play No. 8 Kirtland Central, which eliminated No. 9 West Las Vegas in a 5-4 nailbiter Saturday in Kirtland.

  • BREAKING: Lady Cards repeat in...

    Robertson coasted to a third consecutive Class 1A-4A state girls tennis championship Saturday, dominating Mesilla Valley Christian in the final at Albuquerque Academy courts.

    The team victory was a sweet finish to what had been a challenging spring for the Lady Cardinals -- not in terms of external competition but in terms of internal conflict. Differences of opinion in who should play at what spot in singles and doubles for the postseason were at the center of the dispute among members of the Fulgenzi family. 

  • BREAKING: Pecos boys state track...

    The Pecos Panthers are 2016 Class 3A state track and field champions.

    And it wasn't that close.

    Pecos amassed 64 team points, besting second-place Estancia (47). Dexter, Capitan, Santa Rosa and Native American Community Academy rounded out the top six.

    The Panthers racked up big points in their bread and butter, distance running events, but added several strong finishes elsewhere. 

    The small-school meet was hosted Friday and Saturday at UNM Track and Soccer Complex in Albuquerque. 

  • BREAKING: Robertson sluggers...

    Pitcher Brandon Lucero stranded six baserunners -- escaping one bases-loaded jam -- and the Robertson baseball team defeated St. Michael's 2-0 in game one of their best-of-three first-round state playoff series Friday in Las Vegas. 

    The No. 5 seeded Cardinals can advance to the quarterfinals with a win Saturday. First pitch is set for 11 a.m. at Memorial Middle School.

    Robertson scored both of its runs on RBI groundouts. Austen King drove in the first run, plating J.R. Gonzalez, who'd led off the bottom of the first with a single. 

  • All in the family

    ALBUQUERQUE — Warren Fulgenzi Jr. shook off a shaky start and got on a roll to capture his second consecutive Class 1A-4A boys’ singles championship Thursday evening at Jerry Cline Complex.

    Fulgenzi defeated Will McDermott of St. Mike’s, 6-3, 6-0, in the final. The taller, rangier McDermott gave Fulgenzi some anxious moments early on, taking a first game, and it was 3-2 and 4-3 in the first set.

    Much of the issue lay in short service returns by Fulgenzi, but the Horseman’s reach also kept him in volleys longer than most opponents.

  • Topes mark Cinco de Mayo

    ALBUQUERQUE — Everywhere at Isotopes Park on Thursday, there were reminders of Cinco.

    But it was the nueve on the scoreboard in the third inning that loomed largest.

    Sacramento scored nine runs in that frame to hijack the host Isotopes’ celebration of Cinco de Mayo in a 12-6 rout that was a much more lopsided 12-1 until the Topes started chipping away in the bottom of the fourth inning.