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Today's Sports

  • British soccer camp this week

    Area youngsters age 3 to 14 are invited to register for the annual Challenger British Soccer Camp, coming this week, June 5-9 to United World College in Montezuma.

    Participants develop speed and agility, juggling, foot skills, passing and control, dribbling and shooting, taught by a team of British coaches.

    First Kicks (ages 3-4) runs from 8 to 8:45 a.m. and costs $80 for the week. Half-Day (ages 5-14) runs from 9 a.m. to noon and costs $124. Those who sign up for the half-day camp may opt for an additional Golden Goal session from 1 to 3 p.m. ($47).

  • Go Fish - June 4, 2017

    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. For future weekly reports, see weekend editions of the Optic.

    Catches of the week
    Morphy Lake: Prescott Scargill, 8, and Maya Scargill, 10, of Santa Fe caught limits of trout including four which measured from 16.5 inches to 20 inches May 26. They were trolling black with red wooly buggers and green Pistol Petes.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 4...

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento River Cats, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Rugby
    • NMHU Vatos in NSCRO national sevens championship, TBA, Chester, Pa.

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • LVLL games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Tee-ball
    • LVLL games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park

  • The spirit of '67

    The boys are back in town.

    New Mexico Highlands University’s 1967 baseball team, which won the school’s first national championship, is gathering for a reunion this weekend in Las Vegas, marking 50 years since that moment of glory.

    The festivities start with a happy hour get-together at 5 p.m. Friday at the Plaza Hotel. Then it’s brunch 10 a.m. Saturday at Kennedy Hall on the Highlands campus; that is being sponsored by the NMHU Alumni Association. Dinner will follow at 7 p.m. back at the Plaza.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 2...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento River Cats, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • LVLL games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Tee-ball
    • LVLL games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento River Cats, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    SUNDAY
    Baseball

  • NCAA meet: Erskine 5th in 100-...

    Four one-thousandths of a second.

    Sometimes that amount of time can mean the difference between a ninth-place elimination from medal contention and a fifth-place in the national final.

    That was the case this past week for New Mexico Highlands University junior Osheen Erskine at the NCAA Division II outdoor track and field championships in Bradenton, Florida.

  • Topes, Grizzlies trade bites

    Derek Fisher belted a three-run homer as part of Fresno’s four-run eighth inning Monday evening, downing Albuquerque 10-3 before a Memorial Day crowd of 4,672 at Chukchansi Park.

    Albuquerque’s Jordan Patterson sent a solo home run to right center in the top of the ninth but it was a symbolic gesture at best. Fresno outhit the visitors 15 to 7.

    Rafael Ynoa hit 2 of 4 with one RBI to lead the Isotopes.

    The host Grizzlies (22-30)secured at least a split of the four-game set and sent the Isotopes to 27-24.

  • West junior wrestlers conclude...

    Like a grappler gradually breaking through an opponent’s defenses and securing a takedown, West Las Vegas Junior Wrestling participants are making progress in state and national ranks.

    The team — coached by Chris Lopez and Eric Padilla with assistance from Roland Medrano, Matt Lujan, John Griego, Henry Montoya and Diego Romero — traveled to tournaments around the state and as far as Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming and Texas this past season. A number of loyal family members made those treks as well.

  • Cavs, Warriors meeting third...

    By Tom Withers
    The Associated Press

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — There’s a four-headed, shot-making, scoreboard-breaking monster out West awaiting LeBron James and the Cavaliers.

    The Warriors are stomach-churning scary.

    James, though, can’t run or hide. With eight NBA Finals appearances under his belt, he is ready to face a team he’s called “a beast.” After all, he has slayed behemoths before.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 31...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball 
    • LVLL games, starting 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Tee-ball
    • LVLL games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento River Cats, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque  
    • LVLL games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball