Today's Sports

  • Late-season rally falls short...

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College baseball team needed to win all four games this past weekend to make the playoffs. They came up a little short of their dream, winning only one at El Paso Community College.

    The Rough Riders (20-26) won the final game of the series 4-3. They lost 8-2, 6-3 and 11-1.

  • Local girls make cut

    West Las Vegas’ Jayme and Joedy Quintana and Robertson’s Jamie Allen have made the cut for the state golf tournament.

    Jayme Quintana has seven qualifying rounds (three needed), with her most recent an 85 at Santa Fe on Monday.

    Allen has five qualifying efforts. Her most recent was an 88 at UNM April 17.

    Joedy Quintana has four qualifiers. She shot an 82 Monday, also at Santa Fe.

  • Mora track squads 2nd in NRG meet

    Submitted to the Optic

    This past Saturday, the Mora boys and girls track teams finished second  at the Northern Rio Grande Invitational. The meet is an annual event that features eight of the top Class 2A teams in northern New Mexico. This year’s event was held in Dulce.

    The Rangers narrowly missed first place totaling 85.5 points behind Dulce, first with 94 points.

  • Class 2A state qualifiers list...

    A list of qualifying performances by area athletes for the Class 2A state track and field championships, to be held May 4-5 in Albuquerque:

    • Girls’ 800-meter run: Andrea Romero, Mora, 2:34.9; Cassie C de Baca, Pecos, 2:35.9
    • Boys’ 800-meter run: Alonzo Chavez, Mora, 2:02.8
    • Girls’ 1,600-meter run: Andrea Romero, Mora, 5:46.8
    • Boys’ 1,600-meter run: Alonzo Chavez, Mora, 4:36.7; Antonio Varela, Pecos, 4:47

  • NMHU hoops camps set for this...

    New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball coach Tiffany Darling has released her dates for her 2012 Cowgirl Basketball Camps.

    The 2012 Cowgirl Basketball Camps will encompass five different camps: Shooting Camp, Youth Camp, Intermediate Camp, Skills Academy and a Team Camp.

  • Go Fish - April 27, 2012

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.
    Ute Lake: April l9, Jon Corn of Roswell caught a 6-pound largemouth bass. He was using a plastic worm. April 20, Mark Murphy of Woodward, Okla., caught a 4.16-pound walleye. He was using a crank bait.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    • NMHU vs. Nebraska-Kearney, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • District 2-3A tournament, 7:30 a.m., Taos

    • NMHU vs. Nebraska-Kearney (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    • Robertson vs. Raton (DH), 11 a.m., MMS field
    • West Las Vegas at Taos (DH), 9 a.m., Taos
    • District 2-3A tournament, 7:30 a.m., Taos
    Track and field

  • Cowgirls win nine events in...

    NMHU Sports Information

    A trip to the desert led to some hot performances for the New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field squad over the weekend.

    The Cowgirls — ranked seventh in the nation — returned home from the Glendale (Ariz.) Last Gasp Invite with nine first-place finishes in the 13 events in which they competed on Friday, April 20.

  • Cowboys hold on to 2nd place in...

    After the weekend’s four-game split with visiting Regis, the New Mexico Highlands baseball team fell four games behind first-place Colorado Mesa in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball standings.

    The Cowboys (29-12 overall, 22-10 RMAC) remain the top team in the RMAC Plains Division. They remain tied for second overall with Colorado State-Pueblo, which also lost Sunday.

  • Highlands closes year with wins

    Highlands’ softball team swept host Sunday’s twinbill at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo., earning a series split and punctuating a much-improved season on a winning streak.  

    The Cowgirls finished 26-28 overall and 18-22 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    Highlands pounded out 18 hits and took advantage of four Grizzly errors in winning Sunday’s first game 16-7. Then the Cowgirls clamped down on defense to prevail 6-1.