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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    Monday
    Softball
    • Robertson JV vs. Raton (DH), 3 p.m., RHS field
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Taos (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., MMS field
    • West Las Vegas vs. Capital, 4 p.m., WLV field
    Softball
    • Robertson vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., RHS field

    Track and field
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Los Alamos, 3 p.m., Los Alamos

  • Lady Cardinals out to 6-2 start

    Robertson softball’s 10-0 rout of McCurdy on Tuesday pumped up the Lady Cardinals’ record to a healthy 6-2, but head coach Adrian Jaramillo didn’t quite give his team an “A” grade.

    “We didn’t hit the ball quite as well as we have been,” he said, “but we hit it well enough. We controlled the tempo pretty good.”

    The Lady Cards put the game away in the bottom of the sixth inning. Three pitchers — Elena Garcia, Samantha Montaño and Myranda Aragon — got work in on the mound.

  • Benavidez throws no-no for Mora

    Manuelray Benavidez carved a place in modern Mora baseball history by tossing a no-hitter against Questa on March 23.

    Benavidez struck out 14 to lead the Rangers to a 5-1 triumph over the Wildcats in Mora’s home opener.

    The game went scoreless until the top of the fifth inning when Questa’s Zack Gallegos reached base on an error and later scored on another error.

  • RHS tennis drops Hope

    Robertson girls dominated the afternoon Wednesday in a clean sweep of Hope Christian in Albuquerque.

    Meanwhile, the Cardinal boys swept the top three singles tennis matches in a good showing overall.

    Juliana Guerin, back in the lineup to begin a run at another state championship, conquered Abby Rosenthal 6-1, 6-1, in No. 1 singles. Jaci Fulgenzi won a tough one with Katie Keeling at No. 2. Jenese Fulgenzi, Kimmeah Martinez, Morgan Hosch and Hannah Montoya all won singles contests for the Lady Cards.

  • Youth Soccer - March 28

    The following are this coming weekend’s scheduled Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches:

    U6 DIVISION
    All U6 matches are played at 8:45 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Russia vs. Chile, Field 1
    USA vs. Peru, Field 2
    Mexico vs. Croatia, Field 3
    Greece vs. Italy, Field 4

    U8 DIVISION
    All U8 matches are played at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Belgium vs. Switzerland, Field 1
    Portugal vs. Colombia, Field 2
    Norway vs. England, Field 3

  • Go Fish - March 28

    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.

    Fishing report, March 25:
    Charette Lakes: No reports from anglers this week.
    Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron was 4.1 cfs as of Monday morning. No reports.

  • Hunting fee refunds available

    Submitted to the Optic

    SANTA FE — Hunters who applied for bighorn sheep, oryx or ibex licenses for the 2014-15 seasons and are unsuccessful in the drawings will be eligible for full refunds of application fees and license fees, the Department of Game and Fish announced Wednesday.

  • That’s why they call it Madness

    By John Marshall
    AP Basketball Writer
    Just when you think the first weekend of the NCAA tournament couldn’t possibly top itself, it happened again.
    Last year’s ride was a wild one, filled with massive upsets that blew up brackets and spectacular performances that made it one of the most entertaining starts in tournament history.

  • Bluegrass rivals in Midwest...

    By Gary B. Graves
    The Associated Press

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — Louisville’s quest of fulfilling coach Rick Pitino’s hopes for the Cardinals repeating as national champions and becoming a “mini-dynasty” hinge on beating archrival Kentucky.

    That’s going to be a tough challenge against the Wildcats, who have been a thorn in the Cardinals’ side.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Frank Phillips (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU at Colorado School of Mines, 3 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Portales tournament, TBA, Portales
    Softball
    • LCC at Frank Phillips (DH), noon, Borger, Texas
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Portales tournament, TBA, Portales
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Lincoln (DH), 3 p.m., Rio Rancho

    Saturday
    Baseball