Today's Sports

  • Seeing RED

    Forget the harsh spring winds and the teasing sprinkle of rain that blew through the Meadow City over the weekend.

    Janice Yara was the force of nature to behold.

    Robertson’s senior ace struck out West Las Vegas batters 23 times and allowed just 11 hits combined in a doubleheader sweep Saturday at RHS Field.

    The Lady Cardinals won 7-1 and 3-0 to vault over the Lady Dons in the District 2-3A standings.

    Saturday’s sweep also gave RHS a series win; West Las Vegas had won the first game 11-8 on April 12 at WLV Field.

  • Cowgirls on track as RMAC nears

    With the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships looming, several New Mexico Highlands athletes recorded season bests in the Texas Tech Open over the weekend.

    “Last tune-up before the RMAC went really well,” said Bob DeVries, head coach of the Cowgirl track team.

    Jillisa Grant qualified for nationals in the first open 400-meter run of her season, taking the national lead with a time of 53.7.

    That was one of several main objectives for DeVries’ squad.

  • Habitat Fun Run coming Saturday

    Submitted to the Optic

    Habitat for Humanity is sponsoring a 5K Fun Run for Youth and Adults and a 1-mile children's (under 13 years) run on Saturday at Melody Park in conjunction with SynergyFest.

    The 5K is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and the children’s run at 9:30 a.m. Registration for this charity event is $10 for kids and $20 for youth and adults. Entry forms can be picked up at the office for Habitat for Humanity located at 714 National Ave. or can be faxed to entrants who call 454-4434.

  • Chavez hoops camp announced for...

    Submitted to the Optic

    Aaron Chavez Basketball Camp for boys’ and girls’ basketball players ages 5-17 will be held June 27-29. Camp hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily.

    Tuition is $45 if paid on or before May 12; $55 after May 12. For more information, contact David Salcido, associate camp director, c_aaron_40@hotmail.com, 505-228-9710, or 575-387-5805.

  • Looking ahead - Sports

    • LCC vs. Lamar CC (DH), 11 a.m., Rodriguez Park

    Track and field
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Socorro Invite, 3 p.m., Socorro

    • LCC at New Mexico Junior College, 2 p.m., Hobbs
    • NMHU at Nebraska-Kearney, 7 p.m. CST, Kearney, Neb.
    • NMHU at New Mexico State, TBA, Las Cruces

  • FYI - Sports

    City of Las Vegas presents Spring Road Running: Spring Running is a fun program designed to teach the basics of running. Recreation staff will provide instruction which includes stretching exercises, running techniques, running games, timed races and cool down techniques. This five-week program will let you kick up your heels and shake off the winter cobwebs. Participants will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 25 through May 26 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

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  • Redbirds sweep Meadow City

    Home site advantage was a plus for Robertson High’s track and field teams in the 2011 Meadow City Invitational on a sun-splashed Thursday afternoon at Cardinal Stadium.

    But considering how well both boys’ and girls’ programs have fared thus far this season, being at home was just another opportunity for RHS to showcase its talents.

  • Cowboys slam Regis in opener

    The Cowboys’ leadoff man played leader of the pack Thursday. And the Preseason RMAC Pitcher of the Year had a game that lived up to that billing.

    Right fielder Erik Scott hit four times in five at-bats — including a triple — and scored three times as New Mexico Highlands pummeled host Regis 7-1 in Denver. Thus began the teams’ four-game Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball series in the Mile High City.

  • Six NMHU sluggers make RMAC...

    NMHU Sports Information

    Six NMHU student-athletes have been named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Academic teams for the spring season.

    Jarod Robinette, Cruz Sedillo and Chris Waha represent the Cowboy baseball program and Samantha Butler, Alysha Alvarez and Roxanne Avalos represent the Cowgirl softball program on the All-Academic teams.

  • Looking ahead - Sports

    • Robertson at Las Cruces, 9 a.m., NMSU Golf Course, Las Cruces
    Track and field
    • West Las Vegas at Cimarron, 2 p.m., Cimarron

    • Robertson vs. Taos, 3 p.m., MMS field
    • West Las Vegas at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton
    • LCC vs. Lamar CC (DH), 2 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Robertson vs. Taos, 3 p.m., RHS
    • West Las Vegas at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton