Today's Sports

  • Cowboys to close home slate this...

    Seventeen senior Cowboy baseball players will see their final home action at Brandt Park this weekend when NMHU (24-18 overall, 20-12 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) plays a series against Colorado State-Pueblo.

    The series begins 3 p.m. Friday, with a doubleheader set for noon Saturday and a single game at noon Sunday.

  • Rec has Cinco plans

    The Abe Montoya Recreation Center will host a teen dance 6 p.m. May 3 and a mushball tournament May 4.

    Call the center, 426-1739, for details on Cinco week.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    • LCC vs. Midland (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games (see schedule, Page B2)
    • LCC at Midland (DH), 1 p.m., Midland, Texas
    • Las Vegas Little League game
    • Las Vegas Little League game
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at pre-district meet, TBA
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Colorado State, TBA, Fort Collins, Colo.

  • Little League - April 26, 2013

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park.

    Friday games: Red Sox vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m.; Reds vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m.
    Monday games: Angels vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m.; Reds vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.

    Monday games: Bats vs. Thunder, 6:15 p.m.; Owlz vs. Red Wings, 7 p.m.

    Friday games: Bulldogs vs. Wolverines, 5:15 p.m.; Sundevils vs. Wildcats, 6:15 p.m.

  • Youth Soccer - April 26, 2013

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League’s upcoming matches are as follows.

    Matches to be played 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street park.
    Fire vs. Dynamo, Field 1; Rapids vs. Crew, Field 2; Sounders vs. United, Field 3; Earthquakes vs. Chivas, Field 4

    Matches to be played 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street park.
    Juventus vs. AC Milan, Field 1; Manchester City vs. Hot Spurs, Field 2; Galaxy-Mora vs. Barcelona, Field 3


  • Go Fish - April 26, 2013

    FISHING REPORT, April 23:

  • On to nationals

    Submitted to the Optic

    TUCSON, Ariz. — For the first time since 2008, the New Mexico Highlands University Vatos rugby club has qualified for nationals.

    After winning the Rio Grande Union title against in-state competitors the Las Cruces Horny Toads, the Vatos headed to Tucson to compete in regional playoffs April 13-14. Enduring two hard-fought battles against the Tucson Magpies and the Phoenix Camelbacks the Vatos emerged victorious as nationals qualifiers for the Division III in college rugby.  

  • Cowboys rally past Grizzlies

    Tyler Hayes batted a perfect 5 for 5, including a home run and a double, to lead New Mexico Highlands in a nailbiter of an 11-10 win over upstart Adams State Sunday in Alamosa, Colo.

    Highlands won three of four over the Grizzlies, improving to 24-18 overall and 20-12 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. ASU is 10-31, 8-21 in its first season back after a long hiatus from baseball.

  • Meadow City motion

    Buoyed by several commanding individual efforts, the Robertson girls’ track and field squad earned a decisive team championship in Monday’s Meadow City Invitational.

    Meanwhile, the resurgent West Las Vegas teams captured runner-up trophies in both the boys’ and girls’ divisions, and Cardinal coaches gave a thumbs up to the RHS boys’ squad — a lineup thinned by ineligibility cuts earlier this season — for placing a strong fourth.

  • Isotopes snap skid, rock Hawks

    By Laura Verillo
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    The Isotopes (9-9) ended a four-game losing streak defeating the division-rival Oklahoma City (10-8) for the first time this season with a final score of 8-1 on Monday at Isotopes Park.