Today's Sports

  • Reflecting on a championship...

    Juliana Guerin captured the Class 1A-3A girls’ state singles tennis championship earlier this month, reclaiming the title she first won as an eighth-grader in 2010.

    The Robertson sophomore shared her thoughts with the Optic in a recent interview that follows in its entirety.

    In what ways have you developed as a player over the last couple years?

    One of my biggest weaknesses has always been my mental strength.  Almost all my losses have come from me beating myself without my opponents having to do much work.

  • Late coach honored with run

    The late Fabian Trujillo wasn’t a coach who shied away from the physical rigors he made his young charges endure in practice.

    Upon returning to cross country coaching for Robertson, Trujillo made a habit of running right alongside his athletes, and he got into the kind of shape reminiscent of his own glory days as a Highlands All-American distance runner.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 25...

    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, beginning 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at NCAA Division II Outdoor Nationals, Pueblo, Colo.

  • Go Fish - May 25, 2012

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.
    Cowles Pond: May 16, Eldridge Basso, age 5, caught his first fish on a fly rod after just a few lessons. He was using an Adams.

  • On to the next level

    Staying in shape.


    Working out.

    Getting mentally, physically and psychologically ready for the transition to college athletics and classes.

    In separate quick interviews Monday, Jamie Allen, Luke Aragon, Justin Bustos and Girard Maestas all said they had plenty of work on their agenda for the coming months, the summer of 2012.

    All four Robertson High seniors have signed national letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers on the collegiate level this coming fall.

  • Cowgirls head to outdoor...

    The New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field squad will take the largest contingent in program history to this week’s NCAA Division II national championships in Pueblo, Colo.

    The Cowgirls enter the meet as the No. 5 ranked team in the nation and will have nine athletes competing in seven individual events and both the 400-meter and 1,600-meter relays.

    Competition begins Thursday afternoon at the DeRose Thunderbowl on the campus of Colorado State-Pueblo.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 23...

    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, beginning 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • Men’s city league, 6, 7 p.m., city complex
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Co-ed city league, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 p.m., Abe Montoya Rec Center

    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park

  • Hoops camps highlight summer...

    Young basketball players have a number of chances to hone their hardwood skills this summer with a series of camps on the schedule.

    Miranda Serna Memorial Basketball Camp
    For the past 10 years, former Mora standout Aaron Chavez has run a popular camp for youngsters ages 5-16 out of the Joseph Montoya Gym in his former hometown.

    But this year, Chavez — a coach at Bakersfield College in California — decided to do something a little different.

    He’s now dedicating a camp in honor of his cousin, the late Miranda Serna.

  • Cowboys go yard

    A Derek Ward home run to lead off the game held plenty of promise, but the Cowboys had a tough time delivering the rest of the way Saturday evening in a 4-2 defeat to St. Cloud State that eliminated New Mexico Highlands from the NCAA Division II Central Region baseball tournament.

  • Isotopes, RiverCats trade one-...

    Solo runs in each of the last two innings enabled the visiting Sacramento River Cats to overtake Albuquerque in a 7-6 thriller Saturday night at Isotopes Park.

    It was the second one-run margin verdict in as many nights between the two clubs. Albuquerque (25-18 as of Saturday) won 9-8 on Friday night.

    Meanwhile, the star attraction of the evening had little impact on the proceedings.