Today's Sports

  • ‘Beasties’ to debut this weekend

    When members of the Robertson girls’ soccer team gathered at this time last year to begin the season, none could have imagined just how far the journey would lead them.
    The Lady Cardinals coalesced around new head coach Ian Williamson and quickly developed into one of the strongest teams in the state. The true test, that of the postseason, proved the squad to be legit. Robertson reached the Class 1A-3A state championship match, surprising Socorro in the state semifinal before falling to a tough Hope Christian club in the final.

  • ‘Topes’ last homestand under way

    Held to just seven hits Wednesday night in their return to The Lab, the Albuquerque Isotopes nevertheless proved efficient in a 5-3 win over visiting Nashville.
    The victory snapped a losing skid that had reached eight, including a crippling five-game road letdown at division-leading Oklahoma City.
    Albuquerque starting pitcher Matt Magill (5-1) was a major reason why the home team won. He struck out nine batters and scattered eight hits and one walk over six innings, although he did allow three earned runs.

  • Go Fish - August 23, 2013

    FISHING REPORT, Aug. 20  
    Cabresto Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
    Charette Lakes: Due to low water levels only small boats are being launched here and with some difficulty. Trout fishing was fair to good trolling Christmas tree-worm combinations. A few were also caught by anglers using power bait. We had no reports on perch.

  • Denver’s Von Miller suspended...

    By Eddie Pells
    AP National Writer
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  — Broncos linebacker Von Miller received a six-game suspension under the NFL’s substance-abuse policy Tuesday, taking away the best defensive player from a team many expect to make a run at the Super Bowl.
    The league wanted a longer penalty for the third-year linebacker, but the sides agreed to less than half the season, a person familiar with the negotiations between the linebacker and the NFL told The Associated Press.

  • Strong season still lacking

    By Doug Ferguson
    AP Golf Writer
    JERSEY CITY, N.J.  — This might be the best way to measure Tiger Woods’ season. Sam Snead is getting more attention than Jack Nicklaus.

  • Slugger honored

    New Mexico Highlands baseball player Javier Ledford was recently honored with selection to the 2013 Horizon Air Summer Baseball All-Series Second Team.  The Cowboys’ first baseman played with the Marysville Gold Sox over the summer, starting 41 of the 43 games he participated in.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 23...

    No local sporting events scheduled

    • Robertson girls at Belen, noon, Belen

    No local sporting events scheduled
    • West Las Vegas junior varsity vs. Taos, 4 p.m., WLV
    • Las Vegas city league championship tournaments, men’s and women’s division brackets, beginning at 6 p.m., city softball complex

    • Robertson girls vs. Goddard, 3 p.m., TBA

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 23, 2013
  • Cowgirl spikers 12th in RMAC poll

    New Mexico Highlands University’s volleyball team is picked to finish tied for 12th out of 14 schools in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this fall, according to a preseason coaches’ poll conducted by the league and released Monday afternoon.

    The Cowgirls are entering their second season under head coach Bryan Crawford. In 2012, they had a solid start but struggled in RMAC play, finishing 6-23 overall and 2-17 in the league — last in the RMAC West Division.

  • Isotopes’ August swoon continues

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Bobby Doran allowed one earned run through seven innings and the Oklahoma City RedHawks extended their franchise-record winning streak at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark to 16 games on Monday night, scoring six runs in the first inning en route to a 6-2 victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes.