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  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 14...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Memphis Redbirds, 5:05 p.m., Memphis, Tenn.
    Mud volleyball
    • San Miguel-Mora County Fair mud volleyball tourney, 8 a.m., San Miguel County Fairgrounds
    Rodeo
    • San Miguel-Mora County Fair ranch rodeo, 8 a.m., San Miguel County Fairgrounds

    Sunday
    Baseball

  • RMAC poll: Cowboys 10th

    After undergoing an offseason coaching change, New Mexico Highlands’ football team has been predicted to finish in the cellar of the 10-team Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    The RMAC preseason coaches’ poll, released earlier this month, had defending NCAA Division II national champion Colorado State-Pueblo as the favorite to repeat as league champ.

  • NMHU among RMAC teams to be...

    Submitted to the Optic

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. --- Games featuring the defending national champions, the oldest rivalry in NCAA Division II football and the newest stadium in the conference highlight the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s television schedule for 2015.

    And New Mexico Highlands fans will be able to catch their team once in the broadcast schedule.

  • Ninth-inning comeback tips...

    Down 4-1 going into the final set of at-bats, the Albuquerque Isotopes staged another late game-winning rally on Sunday night at Isotopes Park.

    Albuquerque won 5-4 over the El Paso Chihuahuas, taking the series finale of a five-game set that had seen each team win twice.

    Cristhian Adames drilled a ground ball up the middle for the walk-off winner, scoring Rafael Ynoa to break a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the ninth.

    The Isotopes, who had a rare off day Monday, improved to 51-65. El Paso is 59-56.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 12,...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • Las Vegas adult league games if necessary, TBA, city softball complex

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Memphis Redbirds, 5:05 p.m., Memphis, Tenn.
    Mud volleyball

  • Marrujo earns spot on SW...

    Caleb “Lubby” Marrujo of Las Vegas will take his skills to North Carolina this week when his Team Southwest sluggers take part in a showcase event, vying for spots on Team USA in youth baseball.
    The showcase runs Wednesday through Sunday at the USA Baseball Complex in Cary, N.C.
    Marrujo earlier this summer was selected to Team Southwest based on his performance in a tryout camp. Team Southwest includes players from New Mexico, Arizona, west Texas and southern Nevada. He is one of 18 on the squad.

  • Lady Dons on preseason roll

    West Las Vegas volleyball has made some noise in the offseason, rolling to a championship in the annual New Mexico Games and posting a dominating performance in the New Mexico Highlands Jamboree this past weekend.
    The Lady Dons underwent a coaching change and lost a few key players from last fall — Celeste Trujillo and Franny Gonzales graduated, and Sarah Gold transferred.

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 10

    Luna golf benefit Aug. 29
    Area golfers are invited to take part in the 2015 Luna Community College Foundation Annual Golf Tournament to be held on Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Pendaries Golf Course in Rociada.
    A shotgun start is scheduled at 9 a.m.  A four-person team sponsor is $1,000. A hole sponsorship is $250. Entry fee covers green fees, a cart, and a lunch.
    Money raised will be used for scholarships, according to the college.

  • Looking ahead - News - Aug. 10,...

    Monday
    Softball
    • Las Vegas adult league playoff games: MEN, Blaze vs. Tecolote, 6 p.m.; Hackers vs. Bulldogs, 7:15 p.m.; Blaze-Tecolote winner vs. Balls Deep-Vegas Boys winner, 8:30 p.m.; city softball complex

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • Las Vegas adult league games, teams TBA, 6 and 7:30 p.m.; city softball complex

    Wednesday
    Baseball

  • Ynoa, Topes edge El Paso

    Submitted to the Optic
    Infielder Rafael Ynoa beat out an infield single to give the Albuquerque Isotopes (50-64) a 3-2 walk-off win against the El Paso Chihuahuas (58-54) Friday night at Isotopes Park. The Isotopes bullpen held the Chihuahuas hitless for the final five innings of the game.