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Today's Sports

  • Gents back in action
  • Sipapu open again for skiers

    Submitted to the Optic

    VADITO, N.M. — After picking up more than a foot of new snow Monday night, Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort announced Tuesday morning it would open for ski operations once more.

    Sipapu had been open weekends only since March 31, but after getting pounded with 14 inches of new snow last night, officials made the call to fire up the lifts again Tuesday morning.

  • Go Fish - April 6, 2012

    FISHING REPORT, APRIL 3

    CHARETTE LAKES: Trout fishing fair using salmon eggs.  
    CONCHAS LAKE: Fishing was generally slow for all species. A few walleye were taken by anglers using jig and minnow combinations. Fishing pressure was light. The surface water temp was in the mid to high 50s.
    COYOTE CREEK: Trout fishing was fair using salmon eggs and Power Bait. Big fish reported this past week was a 14-inch brown.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 6...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU at Metro State (DH), noon, Denver
    Golf
    • Robertson hosts Cardinal Invite, 9 a.m., Gene Torres Golf Course (RESCHEDULED from Monday)
    Softball
    • LCC vs. Lamar CC (DH), 11 a.m., Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU at Colorado State-Pueblo (DH), noon, Pueblo, Colo.
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at UNM, TBA, Albuquerque

    SATURDAY
    Baseball

  • Bustos leads all-state selections

    Justin Bustos’ remarkable senior season received a crowning honor this past month with the announcement of his selection to the Class 3A boys’ basketball all-state team.

    Bustos led Robertson in scoring and was among the state and team leaders in several statistical categories, helping the Cardinals reach the state semifinals in March.

  • Cowgirls recover, earn split...

    A pair of bounce-back efforts on Sunday secured a doubleheader sweep and a four-game series split for New Mexico Highlands softball in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play against visiting Colorado-Colorado Springs.

    The Cowgirls, who’d lost both ends of a Saturday twinbill with the Mountain Lions, trailed by three runs in Sunday’s opener but put together four runs in each of the third and fourth innings to prevail 8-4.

  • ‘Cats claim crown

    The Associated Press

    NEW ORLEANS — Before his confetti-flecked suit gets back from the cleaners, John Calipari will be on the road.

    Such is life for a coach who recruits all that NBA-ready talent — especially when those players get in the habit of bringing championships back to their ol' Kentucky home.

  • Luna softball finds success on...

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    It was a largely successful road trip for the Luna Community College Lady Rough Riders, who swept Clarendon 5-3 and 5-4 last Wednesday and took one of four games from North Platte Community College in games played Friday and Saturday.

    They lost to North Platte 4-3, 10-1 and 8-5 and won 5-3.

    The Lady Rough Riders are now 8-23 on the year.

  • Vatos rumble past Brujos

    Submitted to the Optic

    After solid wins over Las Cruces (31-20) and Albuquerque (28-18), the New Mexico Highlands University Vatos Rugby Club will host Santa Fe  at 2 p.m. this Saturday at Perkins Stadium.

  • Chavez has highlight day

    Anytime you can stay close to — much less defeat — Pecos star Antonio Varela in a race, it’s a very good day.

    Mora’s Alonzo Chavez pulled off that particular feat this past Saturday in the Fox-Vixen Relays hosted by Fort Sumner High School. Running in the boys’ 1,600-meter run, Chavez finished in 4:49, good enough to win the event and edging Varela — the two-time defending state champion in the event — by more than four seconds.