Today's Sports

  • Go Fish - March 29, 2013

    FISHING REPORT, March 26:

  • West sweeps SFIS

    Adrian Valdez earned an “A” for accuracy on Monday.

    Valdez went 5 for 5 at the plate and scored three runs to help West Las Vegas baseball win 16-8 at Santa Fe Indian.

    The Dons are 4-3-1 under first-year head coach Ryan Gabaldon. All eight games have been played on the road.

    “Overall a fair game,” Gabaldon said of Monday’s victory. “I still think we could do better. We could be a powerhouse if we play a complete game.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    • Robertson at Española Valley (DH), 3 p.m., Española
    • Robertson vs. Hope Christian, 3 p.m., Fulgenzi Complex
    Track and field
    • Memorial Middle School Invite, TBA, Cardinal Stadium

    • NMHU vs. Colorado School of Mines, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • LCC vs. Frank Phillips (DH), 1 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Robertson vs. Santa Fe Indian, 3 p.m., RHS field
    Track and field

  • FYI - Sports - March 27, 2013

    Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association announces a sign-up coffee for the 2013 season from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 27, at 759 Diane Ave. Call 425-6003 for information. Ladies, come join us for golf at 9 a.m. every Wednesday starting April 3 at the NMHU golf course.

  • Correction - Sports - March 27,...

    A story in the March 20 issue incorrectly listed the name of the sponsor of the three-point shooting contest in the B.J. Gonzales basketball tournament. The sponsor is De Sena Electric, not Sena Electric.

  • Opening rounds had highs, lows

    By Jon Krawczynski
    AP Basketball Writer

    Florida Gulf Coast was the breakout star of the weekend, alley-ooping its way on to the national stage to capture everyone’s attention. You probably watched the Eagles crash the round of 16 like everyone else. Well, there were 63 other teams playing last weekend, too.

    La Salle broke through as well. Bluebloods such as Duke and Michigan State were big winners as well. So the next round will have something for everyone.

  • RMAC in Elite Eight for D-II

    The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference is being represented in the Elite Eight of both men’s and women’s NCAA Division II basketball tournaments.

    Colorado Mesa University, formerly known as Mesa State, earned the program’s first-ever appearance in the women’s Elite Eight (national quarterfinals). The Maverick women (31-1) are playing in San Antonio, Texas. They were to play Dowling on Tuesday, with a spot in Wednesday’s semifinals (5 p.m. Mountain time tipoff). The final is 6 p.m. Friday.

  • Mesa holds off Cowboys, sweeps

    Highlands outplayed Colorado Mesa in several statistical categories Sunday but came up just short in the most important one — the  scoreboard.

    The Mavericks, ranked 17th in NCAA Division II baseball going into the four-game weekend series, held on for a 4-3 win that completed a sweep over the Cowboys in Grand Junction, Colo.

    Mesa improved to 19-5 overall and 13-1 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    Highlands dropped to 14-12 and 10-6, respectively.

  • ‘El Toro’ return delayed

    Arturo “El Toro” Crespin had hoped to return to the boxing ring this coming weekend, but the Meadow City fighter will have to wait a bit longer.

    Crespin told the Optic he’d been originally scheduled to box Victor Villareal of Colorado as part of Friday’s card at the Wool Warehouse in Albuquerque, but Villareal withdrew from the contest. A potential replacement opponent was also vetoed because Crespin had stopped him in his last fight Oct. 27.

  • Fulgenzi clan earns national...

    Submitted to the Optic
    CHICAGO — Everyone knows that the Fulgenzis are New Mexico’s first family when it comes to tennis.
    They literally grew up on the hardcourts against each other. Watching. Playing. Competing. Coaching. They all learned early the importance of game plans and that teamwork wins championships.