Today's Sports

  • Isotopes shut out Hawks

    John Ely struck out eight batters and gave up eight hits over six and one-third innings Monday night to lead the Albuquerque Isotopes to a 5-0 shutout of Oklahoma City.

    The game began an eight-game homestand for the Isotopes, who host the RedHawks through Thursday before entertaining Nashville for a four-game set.

    Ely bumped his record to 2-2; he has a 5.06 earned run average this season.

    Relievers Wil Ledezma and Shane Lindsay held Oklahoma City hitless the last two and two-thirds.

  • Bynum’s record day leads Lakers

    The Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES  — A day before Andrew Bynum produced one of the most eye-popping defensive performances in NBA playoff history, he spoke up to his Lakers teammates about the importance of getting off to a good start in their championship quest.

    With an NBA record-tying 10 blocked shots, the 7-foot All-Star center put the Lakers on the good foot — and the Denver Nuggets on their heels.

  • Cowboys sweep UNK

    The NMHU Cowboys completed their series sweep of the Lopers of the University of Nebraska-Kearney with a 10-5 win on Sunday in front of a robust home crowd. It was the final home series of the season for Steve Jones and company.  

    The Pokes celebrated their seniors in their final home series of the season and sent them off in style with the win. The Cowboys will be graduating 10 seniors from their program this season.

  • Lady Dons district softball...

    Completing an unbeaten run through the District 2-3A schedule, the West Las Vegas softball team routed host Taos 18-0 and 20-1 on Saturday as the regular season came to a close on the road.

    The Lady Dons are 21-5 overall and 9-0 in district.

  • Cowboys now alone in second

    On Fan Appreciation Weekend,  the New Mexico Highlands University baseball team gave its supporters something to cheer for, taking sole possession of second place in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    The Cowboys (32-12 overall, 25-10 RMAC going into Sunday) won their first three games against league opponent Nebraska-Kearney, putting some distance between themselves and third-place Colorado State-Pueblo, which lost three in a row against Colorado Mesa and fell to 25-20, 22-13.

  • Games over

    Dominic Yara and the Robertson defense held on in the final inning Saturday afternoon, clinching a 4-3 win over Raton in the final game of the regular season at Whorton Field.

    The game gave the host Cardinals a split with the district champ Tigers, who won the opener 13-7.

    Across town, a quick-hitting Raton softball team swept Robertson 16-7 and 11-5.

    West Las Vegas was out of town Saturday, playing at Taos in both baseball and softball to wrap up the regular season.

    The Lady Dons softball squad had already sewn up the district title.

  • District champs

    Robertson High earned district tennis championships in both boys’ and girls’ team categories Saturday in Taos. And they swept the girls’ individual titles and had runner-up finishes in the boys’ individual brackets.

    All in all, not a bad haul of hardware for first-year head coach Roman Fulgenzi.

    “It’s just kind of a little confidence booster going into state,” Fulgenzi said Saturday evening. “We’re putting the pieces together. Hopefully we can keep the momentum going.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    • District tournaments, TBA

    • Class 2A state tournament first-round games, TBA, campus sites
    • Class 1A-3A state tournament: girls’ singles first round, 6:30 p.m.; boys’ singles first round, 7:30 p.m.; girls’ doubles first round, 3:30 p.m.; boys’ doubles first round, 5 p.m.; Jerry Cline Complex, Albuquerque

  • Regular seasons near conclusion

    With the regular season about to wrap up, several area baseball and softball teams are on track for state tournament selections — at least according to the polls of NMOTSC.com.

    Robertson is ranked seventh in the website’s April 23 poll, which is voted on by coaches around the state.

    The Cardinals (15-8, 4-3) most recently beat Taos 8-1 on the road this past Tuesday. They close the regular season with a doubleheader vs. Raton this Saturday at Memorial Middle School’s Whorton Field.

  • Fan appreciation day Saturday...

    Free hot dogs.

    Souvenir baseballs.

    And plenty of action on the diamond.

    It’s all in store for local baseball buffs Saturday as New Mexico Highlands University and corporate sponsor Southwest Capital Bank hold NMHU Baseball Fan Appreciation Day at Brandt Park.

    The promotion will be held as part of the Cowboys’ weekend series with Nebraska-Kearney. It’s a critical series to the team’s hopes of getting a No. 1 or No. 2 seed in the upcoming Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament.