.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Sports

  • Let the Madness begin!

    As Gillie Lopez Gym public-address announcer John Baca would say, “Let’s get ready for some HOOOOOOOPS!”

    High school basketball teams across the state, including  Robertson’s boys and girls, West Las Vegas’ girls, Mora’s boys and girls, and Pecos’ girls  open their state tournament quests this weekend.

  • Grizzlies end Cowboys’ season in...

    Adams State outscored New Mexico Highlands 14-6 in the second overtime period late Tuesday, pulling away for a 106-98 win in the opening round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Shootout.

    It was a war of attrition, as five Cowboys and four Grizzlies fouled out of the game. Highlands’ leading scorer Thomas Manzano was among the casualties, fouling out early in the final overtime period.

  • Dons sluggers bully Braves

    The most promising Dons baseball season in recent memory took off on the right foot Tuesday, with West Las Vegas overpowering Santa Fe Indian School 15-6 in a two-hour, 45-minute game that defied sundown at WLV Field.

    Nicholas Aragón’s debut in green and gold (after transferring from Robertson over the summer) was a success. He filled in at second base and went 3 for 3 at the plate, with a walk, a steal and two runs batted in.

    Corey Archibeque went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk and drove in three runs.

  • Crespins to highlight April 2...

    Las Vegas’ professional boxing siblings Arturo and Amanda Crespin will be among the featured fighters in “Rising Stars: Battle at the Bosque,” a card set for Saturday, April 2, at Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo.

  • Aragón picked for Puerto Rico...

    Submitted to the Las Vegas Optic

    Baseball has provided some great opportunities for some players in the Las Vegas area.  Recently, local high school senior Nicholas Aragón has been asked by Coast to Coast Baseball to travel to Puerto Rico in June and July as a member of a U.S.A. team.  

  • State hoops brackets set

    Selection Sunday — the New Mexico Activities Association’s official announcement of state tournament brackets in all classifications — brought some smiles, a few frowns and maybe some sighs of relief to prep basketball fans around the state.

    Six Las Vegas-area teams — Robertson’s boys and girls, West Las Vegas’ girls, Mora’s boys and girls, and Pecos’ girls — got the green light for their state tournament appearances.

  • Saxon goes 2-2, paces Cowboy...

    New Mexico Highlands’ wrestling team finished in the cellar of an 11-team NCAA Division II Super Regional tournament, which concluded Sunday in San Francisco. Coach Doug Moses’ Cowboys garnered 11.5 team points.

    Nebraska-Kearney and Wrestler of the Year T.J. Hepburn won the regional with 127.5 points, edging Western State.

  • Little League sign-up on tap

    Las Vegas Little League will be having registration for the 2011 Little League baseball and softball season from noon to 3 p.m. March 5 and March 12 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Those interested in more information are advised to contact Kathy Duran, softball player agent, 617-0759, or Sonya Saiz-Gomez, baseball player agent, 718-8411.

    • • •

  • Luna baseball is back
  • Arkansas Tech tops HU sluggers

    Israel Yeomans went 2 for 5 with a double and a run, but the Highlands Cowboys came up short 8-3 against Arkansas Tech on Sunday in Russellville, Ark.

    NMHU (4-3) plays its home opener 2 p.m. Friday at a renovated Brandt Park. League opponent Regis will be in town for a four-game series that continues through Sunday.

    Highlands led Arkansas Tech 3-0 through six and a half innings Sunday but allowed four runs in the bottom of the sixth and two more in each of the next two frames.