Today's Sports

  • Go Fish - August 10, 2012

    AUG. 7

    Cimarron River: Trout fishing was good using BWOs, brassies, copper John Barrs, tricos, small gold Panther Martins, salmon eggs and worms. Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake as of Monday was 36 cfs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit lakes was fair using salmon eggs. A few trout were also taken on spinners fished above the grass lines.

  • Cowboys picked 6th in RMAC poll

    It was a rude awakening in 2011.

    Jordan Campbell caught the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference by surprise, wreaking all kinds of havoc on opposing offenses last fall, his first season as a linebacker for New Mexico Highlands University.

    This year, the surprise element is gone. The RMAC knows and respects what Campbell can do on a football field.

  • Happy campers
  • Tucson tops ‘Topes

    With the potential tying run on deck, Tucson relief pitcher Nick Vincent forced Matt Angle to ground into a double play, then struck out Elian Herrera to secure a wild 14-11 victory over the host Albuquerque Isotopes on Monday night.

    Tucson rallied from a 10-2 hole to overtake the Isotopes, and the Padres did it in a couple of big innings.

  • FYI - Sports - August 8, 2012

    Las Vegas’  Young American Football League will hold a coaches’ meeting for all new and returning YAFL coaches at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

    First day of official practice for most fall high school sports programs in New Mexico was Monday, Aug. 6. Check with school coaches or athletic directors for more information.

  • U.S. women nip Canada in OT

    By Joseph White
    AP Sports Writer

    MANCHESTER, England  — On the verge of missing the gold-medal game for the first time, the U.S. women’s soccer team caught a break when the referee made a call rarely seen in the sport.

    Then the Americans put together a final winning surge, inspired by the familiar — a pep talk from co-captain Abby Wambach.

  • Sands, Isotopes edge 51s for...

    Jerry Sands had another big night, and runs in the seventh and eighth innings propelled the host Isotopes past the Las Vegas 51s 6-4 on Saturday night.

    Albuquerque improved to 66-49 and held a two-game lead atop the Pacific Coast League’s American Southern Division going into Sunday’s series opener with visiting Tucson, the San Diego Padres’ Triple A affiliate.

    On Saturday, the 51s led 2-0 midway through the second before Albuquerque tied it with two scores in the bottom of the inning.

  • A need for speed
  • Aragon makes physique debut

    By Richard Tripp
    For the Las Vegas Optic

    Las Vegas native Ryan Aragon recently competed in the 2012 Max Muscle Organization of Competitive Bodybuilders Natural Southwest Classic Bodybuilding and Figure Championships.

    Aragon placed fourth in the Teen category and fifth in the Junior category in his first foray into competitive bodybuilding. The contest was held July 28 in Albuquerque.

    Aragon is a member of the Class of 2010 at West Las Vegas High School. He is the son of Emory and Denice Aragon.

  • Going out with a splash

    By Beth Harris
    AP Sports Writer

    LONDON — Michael Phelps got up to leave his last news conference at the Olympic pool when his relay mates were asked if they thought he would really stay retired.

    Before they could answer, Phelps smiled and said emphatically: “Yes, yes.”

    The most decorated Olympian called it a career on Saturday night with a fitting ending — a gold medal in the 4x100-meter medley relay at the London Games.