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Today's Sports

  • Unionization of college athletes...

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The five-member regulatory board that will ultimately decide if Northwestern University football players can unionize has itself been in the middle of a firestorm.

    The very makeup of the National Labor Relations Board has been challenged in a case now before the Supreme Court. And Republicans contend the agency has being overly friendly to organized labor.

  • Gators take chomp out of...

    By Teresa M. Walker
    The Associated Press

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — First yet again this season, the Florida Gators want more. Much more.

    Try a national championship.

    Scottie Wilbekin scored 23 points and Florida became the first team to advance to the Final Four with a 62-52 win Saturday night over the 11th-seeded Dayton Flyers in the South Region final.

  • Wisconsin nips Arizona to reach...

    ANAHEIM, Calif. — Wisconsin bumped and grinded its way into the Final Four.

    Frank Kaminsky had 28 points and 11 rebounds for Wisconsin, rallying the Badgers to a 64-63 overtime victory against Arizona in the West Region final Saturday night.

    The Badgers (30-7) advanced to their first Final Four appearance since 2000 on Saturday night, and first for 69-year-old coach Bo Ryan, who earned his 704th career victory.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    Monday
    Softball
    • Robertson JV vs. Raton (DH), 3 p.m., RHS field
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Taos (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., MMS field
    • West Las Vegas vs. Capital, 4 p.m., WLV field
    Softball
    • Robertson vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., RHS field

    Track and field
    • West Las Vegas Middle School boys at Los Alamos, 3 p.m., Los Alamos

  • Lady Cardinals out to 6-2 start

    Robertson softball’s 10-0 rout of McCurdy on Tuesday pumped up the Lady Cardinals’ record to a healthy 6-2, but head coach Adrian Jaramillo didn’t quite give his team an “A” grade.

    “We didn’t hit the ball quite as well as we have been,” he said, “but we hit it well enough. We controlled the tempo pretty good.”

    The Lady Cards put the game away in the bottom of the sixth inning. Three pitchers — Elena Garcia, Samantha Montaño and Myranda Aragon — got work in on the mound.

  • Benavidez throws no-no for Mora

    Manuelray Benavidez carved a place in modern Mora baseball history by tossing a no-hitter against Questa on March 23.

    Benavidez struck out 14 to lead the Rangers to a 5-1 triumph over the Wildcats in Mora’s home opener.

    The game went scoreless until the top of the fifth inning when Questa’s Zack Gallegos reached base on an error and later scored on another error.

  • RHS tennis drops Hope

    Robertson girls dominated the afternoon Wednesday in a clean sweep of Hope Christian in Albuquerque.

    Meanwhile, the Cardinal boys swept the top three singles tennis matches in a good showing overall.

    Juliana Guerin, back in the lineup to begin a run at another state championship, conquered Abby Rosenthal 6-1, 6-1, in No. 1 singles. Jaci Fulgenzi won a tough one with Katie Keeling at No. 2. Jenese Fulgenzi, Kimmeah Martinez, Morgan Hosch and Hannah Montoya all won singles contests for the Lady Cards.

  • Youth Soccer - March 28

    The following are this coming weekend’s scheduled Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches:

    U6 DIVISION
    All U6 matches are played at 8:45 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Russia vs. Chile, Field 1
    USA vs. Peru, Field 2
    Mexico vs. Croatia, Field 3
    Greece vs. Italy, Field 4

    U8 DIVISION
    All U8 matches are played at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Belgium vs. Switzerland, Field 1
    Portugal vs. Colombia, Field 2
    Norway vs. England, Field 3

  • Go Fish - March 28

    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.

    Fishing report, March 25:
    Charette Lakes: No reports from anglers this week.
    Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron was 4.1 cfs as of Monday morning. No reports.

  • Hunting fee refunds available

    Submitted to the Optic

    SANTA FE — Hunters who applied for bighorn sheep, oryx or ibex licenses for the 2014-15 seasons and are unsuccessful in the drawings will be eligible for full refunds of application fees and license fees, the Department of Game and Fish announced Wednesday.