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Today's Sports

  • Highlands kicks off Thursday

    When the New Mexico Highlands football team takes the field for the first time this season Thursday night against Dixie State, it’ll be like home away from home.

    That’s because the Cowboys and first-year coach Marty Fine are hosting the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference neophytes — at West Las Vegas’ Herrera Complex. The team has practiced on the WLV field — itself under remodeling — while its own facility undergoes an oft-delayed turf replacement project.

    Kickoff is set for 5 p.m.

  • Playoff hopes fade

    Ryan Carpenter was dealing out strikes on Monday night against the Reno Aces.

    Carpenter (9-9) struck out 10 and held the Aces to two runs on six hits and two walks through seven innings in Albuquerque’s 6-2 win at Isotopes Park.

    However, the Isotopes will need a serious run of luck to make the postseason at this point. At 64-70, they trailed division-leading Salt Lake by four and a half games (and El Paso by three and a half) going into Tuesday.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 30...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Soccer
    • Robertson boys at Desert Academy, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    Softball
    • City league games, TBA, Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Football
    • NMHU vs. Dixie State, 5 p.m., Herrera Complex, West Las Vegas H.S.
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Santa Rosa, 4 p.m., Santa Rosa

  • Friday night football: Cards...

    West Las Vegas had an encouraging start in a 33-19 defeat to Moriarty on Friday night at the Herrera Complex, but the Dons were left smarting from several injuries.

    The most notable pain was suffered by starting quarterback John Balizan, bumped from the game just before halftime by a brutal helmet-to-helmet collision. Balizan is expected to miss at least the next game with a concussion.

    The Dons trailed just 14-13 at the half.

  • Go Fish

    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.

    Catches of the week
    Pecos River: Graydon Adams, 9, of Roswell, caught a 15-pound channel catfish Aug. 19. He was using chicken liver.

    Santa Cruz Reservoir: Preston Hagman, 12, of Santa Fe, caught a 19-inch rainbow trout Aug. 20. He was using red salmon eggs.

  • Isotopes fighting for playoffs

    Not even the returns of Ryan McMahon and Mike Tauchman could save the Albuquerque Isotopes on Thursday night.
    Salt Lake earned some breathing room atop the Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern with an empathic 12-0 shutout at Isotopes Park to commence Albuquerque’s final homestand of the summer.

  • Golf to help LCC

    Las Vegas Optic

  • Beasties bounce back

    By Dave Kavanaugh
    Las Vegas Optic
    Santa Fe Indian School had no answer for Robertson junior Gabriella Montoya or the rest of the Lady Cardinal soccer team on Thursday afternoon.
    Montoya burned the Lady Braves for seven goals as Robertson broke into the win column for the first time this season with a 9-0 shutout.
    Maricela Montoya, a sophomore and Gabriella’s sister, added two goals.
    The “Beastie Girls”’ ball control and defense achieved a clean sheet against the overmatched Lady Braves, who fell to 0-3-1.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 27...

    SUNDAY

    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Salt Lake Bees, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    MONDAY

    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Football

    • West Las Vegas (B) at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos

    Softball

    • City league games, 6:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    TUESDAY

    Baseball

  • Friday night lights return

    Robertson begins its quest to return to the Class 4A state championship football game for a third straight time, kicking off Friday night at Estancia.

    Coach Leroy Gonzalez’s Cardinals are ranked No. 2 in both the MaxPreps and NMOTSC.com polls released within the past week.