Today's Sports

  • Dons 2nd in Moriarty

    J.J. Esquibel, Miguel Coca and Nicholas Gurule all won individual events to help West Las Vegas’ boys earn second place in this past weekend’s Moriarty Invitational.

    That comes less than a week after West captured the top prize in its home meet.

    The Dons, coached by James Esquibel, accumulated 59 team points, second only to host Moriarty (73). Robertson was 12th (9).

    Esquibel raced to victory in the mile, while Coca won in the 2-mile. Gurule was tops in the javelin.

  • Lady Dons sweep Taos

    West Las Vegas climbed right back into the District 2-4A softball race with a sweep of visiting Taos on Thursday at WLV Field.

    The Lady Dons won 16-1 and 11-2.

    In game one, Taos struck early but West put up 13 runs combined in the second and third innings to seize control.

    In game two, the Lady Dons set the tone early with seven runs in the bottom of the first.

    The Lady Tigers scored twice in the top of the third to get within 7-2, but West answered with four more runs in their half of the frame.

  • Keeping the dream alive


    How far would you go to keep your biggest dream alive?

    Albuquerque Isotopes outfielder Stephen Cardullo dreamed of playing baseball at the highest level, hardly an unusual goal for many a starry-eyed slugger. But in addition to tirelessly developing his skills, he’s doggedly pursued a path that’s taken him across the country, footing most of his own expenses while toiling away in independent baseball.

  • Isotopes begin Year 2 of Rockies...

    ALBUQUERQUE — Year two of the Albuquerque Isotopes’ affiliation with the Colorado Rockies is off and running.

    A year ago, the change from the Triple-A team’s long standing as the Los Angeles Dodgers’ top farm club to the same role with the Rockies was quite a shift. A whole new roster of players and first-year manager Glenallen Hill were new to Albuquerque.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April...

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 2:35 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    •NMHU vs. Metro State, noon, Brandt Park
    •Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, TBA
    •NMHU at Colorado Christian and Colorado Mesa, 10 a.m. and noon., Lakewood, Colo.

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:35 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    •Robertson JV at Santa Rosa (DH), 4 p.m., Santa Rosa

  • Mora sluggers nab key wins

    By Dave Kavanaugh
    Las Vegas Optic

    Opening with two strong innings, the Mora baseball team held on for an 11-4 triumph over Santa Fe Prep on Tuesday.
    The Rangers, who outhit the Blue Griffins 20-10, struck for three runs in each of the first two innings before allowing their opponents to get on the scoreboard.

    While Prep cut the lead in half with three runs in the bottom of the second, Mora added scores in each of the next two frames to extend its lead to 8-3.

  • Conditions favorable for meet

    By Dave Kavanaugh
    Las Vegas Optic

    Balmy weather and only light occasional breezes translated to a near-ideal day for a track and field competition this past Saturday at the West Las Vegas Invite.

    Some spectators paused to view a dust devil in the distance, but for the most part those winds steered clear of the Herrera Complex.

    That helped several locals and others post state-qualifying times and measurements.

  • Medina shoots to third in...

    Las Vegas Optic

    Esteban Medina did more than earn a third-place finish in the recent Southwest Regional Elks Hoop Shoot, held in Dallas.
    He also made a few fans along the way.

    One of them was his coach Jason Ellis.

  • Day favored at Masters

    By Paul Newberry
    AP National Writer

    AUGUSTA, Ga. — Jason Day was lurking just outside Augusta National Golf Club, wondering if he wanted to go in.
    The game just wasn’t fun anymore.

    Even though he was set to play in his first Masters in 2011, Day thought it might be time to do something else.
    “Golf is a very, very frustrating game,” Day recalled.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 8...

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    •LCC vs. Western Texas (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    •NMHU vs. Metro State, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    •Robertson JV, West Las Vegas JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA, Jacona
    •LCC at Howard (DH), 1 p.m., Big Spring, Texas
    •West Las Vegas at Santa Fe Indian, 3 p.m., Santa Fe
    •Robertson at Mayfield tournament, 7:30 a.m., Las Cruces
    Track and field