Today's Sports

  • LV Elite off to 3-1 start

    The Las Vegas Elite 9-10 club baseball team is on a three-game tear since dropping its opener.

    The Elite went 2-0 in Rio Rancho this past weekend, taking down the Dodgers of Albuquerque 19-1 and then the Estancia Bears 11-1.

    Las Vegas scored 13 runs  in the first inning to build a fat cushion in a game that would be called after three innings.

    Starter James Archuleta retired the first three batters. Caleb Marrujo pitched the next two innings, allowing one run.

  • 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.

  • UConn wins ugly in final

    By Eddie Pells
    AP National Writer

    HOUSTON — The only thing that could stop Kemba Walker and Connecticut’s amazing run was the final buzzer.

    On a night when the massive arena felt like a dusty old gym, UConn made Butler look like the underdog it really was, winning the national championship Monday night with an old-fashioned, grinding 53-41 beatdown of the Bulldogs.

  • LV junior wrestlers excel

    Submitted to the Optic

    It is said that those things that are worth having in this world take hard work, effort and dedication in order to have them.

    The Las Vegas Junior Wrestling Club knows this all too well. “Each child who participated in this season understands the need to be focused on his or her goals to be the best they can be,” said Chris Trujillo, one of the club’s coaches. “This season has been a testament to that fact.”

  • Looking ahead - Sports

    • NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2 p.m., Brandt Park
    • Robertson at Bosque Prep, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    Track and field
    • NMHU-Puma Joe Abrams Classic (includes Robertson, WLV, others), TBA, Perkins Stadium

    • WLV Gents at Pecos JV (DH), 3 p.m., Pecos


  • FYI - Sports

    The City of Las Vegas Recreation Department is announcing the first
    organizational meeting for the 2011 Meadow City adult men’s and women’s
    softball league. League coaches and managers are asked to meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 11, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. All interested coaches and managers are urged to attend; there will be important information at this meeting.
    For more information, contact Misty Williams, recreation coordinator, at
    426-1739 or 426-3191.

  • ‘Dream’ year for Daniel

    Daniel Martinez the wrestler finished his exhilarating 2010-11 season without a loss.
    Daniel Martinez the person wasn’t quite so fortunate.

    The Robertson High senior and his family lost Daniel’s grandfather, Luciano Martinez, midway through the wrestling season. The death cast a somber tone to Daniel’s quest to become only the third five-time state champion in New Mexico history.

    It also helped inspire it.

  • Ready for a dogfight?

    By Eddie Pells
    AP National Writer

    HOUSTON  — When the options boil down to winning or heading home, nobody’s better than Kemba and Connecticut.

    Kemba Walker scored 18 points Saturday night to lift UConn to its 10th straight victory since finishing off a .500 Big East regular season, a 56-55 win over cold-shooting Kentucky that moved the Huskies a victory away from their third, and most improbable, NCAA title.

  • MMS track invite


  • Cards sweep Cats

    Girard Maestas hit a three-run homer to spark the Robertson offense in the first of a doubleheader baseball sweep of Lovington on Friday at Whorton Field.

    RHS won 8-5 and 10-9.

    Maestas’ shot came in the bottom of the second inning in game one and turned a 1-0 deficit into a 3-1 advantage.

    Robertson lost the lead momentarily after allowing the next two runs on a solo home run and an RBI double, but the Cardinals surged ahead again with five runs in the fourth inning.