Today's Sports

  • Luna’s Tapaha goes yard — three...

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Reggie Jackson once hit three home runs in his first three at bats for the New York Yankees.

    On Friday, Elisse Tapaha did the same thing for the Luna Community College Lady Rough Riders.

    Tapaha, a sophomore from Fort Defiance, Ariz., hit a home run in each of her first three at-bats against Lamar Community College at Rodriguez Park.

  • Isotopes look ahead to home debut

    After giving up two runs in each of the second and third innings, the Albuquerque Isotopes lost 5-1 to Iowa on Wednesday in Des Moines.

    Albuquerque had won 6-5 the previous day.

    After closing the four-game road series with the I-Cubs on Thursday, the ‘Topes open their home schedule Friday night with the Omaha Storm Chasers. First pitch at Isotopes Park is 7:05 p.m.

  • Go Fish - April 13, 2012

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the 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.
    REMINDER: The new fishing license year began April 1. Make sure you buy a new license before heading out!

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    • LCC at Lubbock Christian JV (DH), 3 p.m., Lubbock, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Colorado School of Mines, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Colorado State-Pueblo, Pueblo, Colo.
    • West Las Vegas at Goddard, 3 p.m., Roswell

    • LCC at Lubbock Christian JV (DH), 1 p.m., Lubbock, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Mines (DH), noon, Brandt Park

  • Mora’s Chavez 4th in elite meet

    Mora distance runner Alonzo Chavez placed fourth in the boys’ 2-mile run Monday at the Marilyn Sepulveda Invitational in Albuquerque.

    The annual meet is an invitation-only affair reserved for the top high school track and field athletes from across the state.

    Chavez had one of his best efforts, finishing the 3,200-meter run in 9:57.46. He won the event at the recent Fabian Trujillo Memorial Invite with a time of 10:23.69.

    Chavez and Pecos’ Antonio Varela were the only two competitors from Class 2A in the boys’ 2-mile run.

  • Cowboys take three at Metro

    Solidifying its hold on third place in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball chase, the New Mexico Highlands Cowboys took three of four games at Metro State College of Denver over the weekend in the Mile-High City.

    Game scores were 8-4, 9-6, 11-2 in Highlands’ favor and then a 10-4 reversal of fortune for Metro State in the series’ last game Saturday.

    The Cowboys are 23-10 overall and 16-8 in RMAC play; Metro fell to 10-20 and 7-17.

  • Cowgirls finish Pueblo series...

    Averting a four-game sweep at league opponent Colorado State-Pueblo, the Highlands softball team shut out the host ThunderWolves 5-0 in this past Saturday’s series finale.

    Highlands had played the Wolves close in two of its three losses but came up short 3-2, 9-1 and 9-7 in games one through three over the weekend in Pueblo.

    In game one Friday, CSUP took a 3-0 headstart in the first inning aided by three Cowgirl errors.

  • ‘Topes start 1-4 on road

    The Albuquerque Isotopes found themselves climbing out of an 8-0 hole and wound up on the short end of a 10-6 tally Monday night in Des Moines, Iowa.

    After opening the season with three losses in four games at the Omaha Storm Chasers, the ‘Topes are 1-4 to begin the organization’s 10th year of operations. Albuquerque and Iowa were to play again on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

  • No. 9 Highlands tracksters rock...

    The short trip to Albuquerque for the UNM Tailwind Invitational paid big dividends for the NMHU women’s track and field squad on Friday and Saturday.

    Highlands’ women are ranked ninth in the NCAA Division II outdoor programs.

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