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Today's Sports

  • FYI - Sports

    The Optic is looking to provide the most comprehensive area sports coverage available. To submit sports scores, statistics and story ideas, e-mail: dkavanaugh@lasvegasoptic.com

  • La Plaza opens 50th anniversary...

    Opening Day is always special for Little Leaguers and their fans, but this one will carry a little more meaning on the West Side.

    Opening Day for La Plaza Little League will be Saturday, April 16, with ceremonies kicking off at noon.

    It will mark the 50th year for La Plaza Little League, one of the oldest chartered leagues in the state.

    Games will be played all day starting at 8 a.m. and the concession stand will be open with a full menu to include breakfast.

  • Go Fish

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and The Fish Phone, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.
     

  • Gents finish
  • Sides back to table in NFL labor...

    By Dave Campbell
    AP Sports Writer

    MINNEAPOLIS — Different state. Different mediator. Same disagreements.

    One month and two days after the NFL and its players cut off negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement and put the 2011 season in peril, the two sides were to return to the table for court-ordered mediation Thursday with a key legal ruling on the lockout still pending.

  • Bonds found guilty of obstruction

    By Ronald Blum
    AP Sports Writer

    SAN FRANCISCO — Just like the whole Steroid Era: We'll never really know.

    Even the one charge that left Barry Bonds a convicted felon didn’t specify steroids.

  • Roadrunners complete sweep

    Outhitting their hosts 16-8, Metro State’s Roadrunners dealt New Mexico Highlands a 7-1 defeat Sunday to wrap up a four-game sweep of their Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball series.

    Metro won 2-1 on Friday, then swept Saturday’s doubleheader 18-8 and 11-8.

    The Roadrunners improved to 20-8 and 16-7 in the RMAC, as Highlands fell to 15-17 and 9-14, respectively.

  • State track list growing

    A list of area athletes who have qualified for May’s state track and field competitions to date:

  • Cowgirls split with Eagles

    Efficiency was the name of the game for New Mexico Highlands’ softball team in Sunday’s 3-0 win over Chadron State in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference pod play.

    The Cowgirls (7-32 overall, 4-24 RMAC) split two games with the Eagles (15-20, 13-15), having lost Sunday’s opener 10-6.

    NMHU got just four hits — two by Ashley Paiz — in the 3-0 victory, but made the most of its baserunning opportunities.

    In the top of the third, Samantha Butler’s sacrifice fly scored Melissa Martinez to break a scoreless tie.

  • Cowgirl track tops region

    For the first time in program history the NMHU women's track and field team sits atop the NCAA Central Region rankings determined by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

    The Cowgirls are leading by nearly 30 points over second-ranked Chadron State. The rankings are determined by a point system that compares performances in each event versus other regional teams. The Highlands women are well ahead of RMAC foes Western State (No. 4) and Adams State (No. 7) in this past week’s ranking.