Today's Sports

  • Robertson’s Montoya third in...

    For champion grapplers like Rico Montoya, wrestling season never really ends.

    Montoya, who earned his third straight state championship in February, recently brought home a third-place finish from the Virginia Beach, Va., nationals, a tournament run by the National High School Coaches Association.

    The Robertson sophomore competed in the 120-pound weight class, which he’s maintained as a prep the last couple years.

  • NMHU loses but keeps division...

    Chase Lacomb drove in four runs and hit 3 for 4 with a grand slam, a double and a walk, leading Colorado State-Pueblo past New Mexico Highlands 6-4 on Sunday at Brandt Park.
    It gave the visiting ThunderWolves a split of the four-game series, not enough to lift CSUP past NMHU in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference standings.

  • State track and field list...

    The following is an updated list of the Las Vegas area’s regular-season qualifiers for the 2013 state track and field championships, as of Sunday.

    The list is gleaned from information reported by MaxPreps.com. There are a couple more qualifying meets, including the district championship events.

    Mora will host the District 2-2A meet Friday afternoon, with Mora and Pecos tracksters aiming to make the cut for the small-school state meet May 10-11 at UNM Track and Field Stadium in Albuquerque.

  • Free clinic for soccer kids on...

    Members of Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp staff are scheduled to run a series of free skills clinic sessions on Wednesday, May 15, at the Commerce Street field complex.

    The coaches will also be looking to provide information on their upcoming British Soccer Camp program.

    The free clinic is open to youth soccer players, parents and coaches. From 5 to 6 p.m., a session will be held for players age 3 to 6. Then from 6 to 7 p.m., a session will be held for players 7 years and older.

  • Cowgirls battle in Lubbock meet

    New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field team highlights from this past Thursday’s Texas Tech Red Raider Open held in Lubbock, Texas:

    100-meter dash: 7. Sheneika Rochester, 12.09
    200-meter dash: 13. Destiny Dillworth, 26.34; 15. Juanita Sanchez, 26.88
    400-meter dash: 10. Deandra Nelson, 1:00.69
    800-meter run: 17. Laura Gomez, 2:28.54; 21. Stephanie Gomez, 2:30.95; 24. Amanda Ortzow, 2:35.71; 25. Brianna Cathcart, 2:36.24
    1,500-meter run: 8. Stephanie Gomez, 5:06.75; 10. Ivana Aragon, 5:09.46

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 1,...

    • Las Vegas Little League games
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League game
    • La Plaza Little League game

    • West Las Vegas vs. Raton, 4 p.m., WLV field (MAKEUP GAME)
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Robertson vs. West Las Vegas, TBA, RHS field (RESUMPTION OF SUSPENDED GAME)
    • La Plaza Little League game

  • Little League - May 1, 2013

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park.

    Wednesday games: Orioles vs. Angels, 5:30 p.m.; Yankees vs. Mariners, 7:30 p.m.
    Friday games: Mariners vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Reds, 7:30 p.m.

    Wednesday games: Paw Sox vs. Bats, 6:15 p.m.; Thunder vs. Owlz, 7:45 p.m.
    Thursday games: Red Wings vs. Sandgnats, 6:15 p.m.; Threshers vs. Rivercats, 7:45 p.m.


  • Hitting the home stretch

    NMHU baseball (26-19, 22-13 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) won two of its first three games against visiting Colorado State-Pueblo (23-19, 19-14) with a chance to take a series victory on Sunday.

    They were the last home games of the regular season for Highlands and more than a dozen key seniors on the squad.

    The Cowboys won 5-1 on Friday, then split Saturday’s doubleheader with an 8-2 setback and a 13-8 victory.

  • Reports: Highlands’ Campbell to...

    Optic staff and wire reports

    If All-American linebacker Jordan Campbell is to realize his dream of playing in the NFL, it will have to come via free agency — perhaps with the Cincinnati Bengals, with whom he reportedly signed late Saturday.

    The New Mexico Highlands standout’s name was not among those called over the weekend as the NFL held its annual college draft in New York City.

    But several blogger sites and Campbell himself reported via social media that he’d agreed to terms with the Bengals.

  • Van Slyke hits thrice to pace...

    By Laura Verillo
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    ROUND ROCK, Texas — Scott Van Slyke had three more hits and an RBI single in the fourth inning as the Albuquerque Isotopes defeated the Round Rock Express, 5-2, Saturday night at Dell Diamond.

    Tony Gwynn Jr. and Dee Gordon also had RBI singles in the four-run fourth inning. Tim Federowicz, in his first game back with the ‘Topes, hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning. Van Slyke has 26 RBI in 22 games.

    That was enough offense for the ‘Topes pitchers.