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Today's Sports

  • Redbirds sweep Meadow City

    Home site advantage was a plus for Robertson High’s track and field teams in the 2011 Meadow City Invitational on a sun-splashed Thursday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium.

    But considering how well both boys’ and girls’ programs have fared thus far this season, being at home was just another opportunity for RHS to showcase its talents.

  • Cowboys slam Regis in opener

    The Cowboys’ leadoff man played leader of the pack Thursday. And the Preseason RMAC Pitcher of the Year had a game that lived up to that billing.

    Right fielder Erik Scott hit four times in five at-bats — including a triple — and scored three times as New Mexico Highlands pummeled host Regis 7-1 in Denver. Thus began the teams’ four-game Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball series in the Mile High City.

  • Six NMHU sluggers make RMAC...

    NMHU Sports Information

    Six NMHU student-athletes have been named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Academic teams for the spring season.

    Jarod Robinette, Cruz Sedillo and Chris Waha represent the Cowboy baseball program and Samantha Butler, Alysha Alvarez and Roxanne Avalos represent the Cowgirl softball program on the All-Academic teams.

  • Looking ahead - Sports

    MONDAY
    Golf
    • Robertson at Las Cruces, 9 a.m., NMSU Golf Course, Las Cruces
    Track and field
    • West Las Vegas at Cimarron, 2 p.m., Cimarron

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Robertson vs. Taos, 3 p.m., MMS field
    • West Las Vegas at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton
    Softball
    • LCC vs. Lamar CC (DH), 2 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Robertson vs. Taos, 3 p.m., RHS
    • West Las Vegas at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton

  • FYI - Sports

    City of Las Vegas presents Spring Road Running: Spring Running is a fun program designed to teach the basics of running. Recreation staff will provide instruction which includes stretching exercises, running techniques, running games, timed races and cool down techniques. This five-week program will let you kick up your heels and shake off the winter cobwebs. Participants will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Learn how running can be a fun and healthy lifetime activity.

  • WLV coach Montaño fired

    After three years as head coach of the West Las Vegas boys’ basketball program, David “Morgan” Montaño’s time is up.

    Montaño confirmed that he had been fired from the coaching position as of Tuesday afternoon. He said West Las Vegas athletic director Jose Medina told him the school board and superintendent had made a decision “to go in a different direction” with the program.

  • Gonna be an Aggie
  • Sports Roundup

    Melissa Martinez and Shelby Hoffman smacked home runs to power New Mexico Highlands past Eastern New Mexico 11-8 on Tuesday in a non-conference softball doubleheader held in Portales.
    ENMU held on for a 6-5 squeaker in game two, forging a split.

    Highlands is 9-36 overall; Eastern is 12-36.

    In game one, Highlands trailed 5-3 through five innings but roared back with four runs in each of the next two frames, then cut short a Zia rally at three runs in the bottom of the seventh.

  • West track strong in Fort Sumner

    West Las Vegas placed a number of track and field athletes among the leaders in the recent Fort Sumner Invitational.

    The Dons and Lady Dons, both led by head coach James Esquibel, were buoyed by individual event victories from Amanda Ortzow, Danielle Gurule, Jordan Lopez

  • Little League

    The following are scores reported to the Optic by local Little Leagues as of press time.

    SATURDAY, APRIL 16
    La Plaza Majors: A’s 14, Cubs 2; Rockies 5, Red Sox 4
    La Plaza Minors: CUbs 5, Angels 1; Dodgers 6, Phillies 3; Red Sox 2, Marlins 0

    MONDAY, APRIL 18
    La Plaza Majors: Red Sox 4, Angels 1
    La Plaza Minors: White Sox 1, Giants 0

    TUESDAY, APRIL 19
    La Plaza Majors: A’s 10, Marlins 0
    La Plaza Minors: A’s 4, Dodgers 1