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Today's Sports

  • State golf: Quintana 4th

    Consistent effort despite variable conditions led Joedy Quintana back to fourth place in this week’s Class 1A-4A state golf championships.

    The West Las Vegas senior and other participants weathered cool temperatures and gusty wind that generally drove scores upward Tuesday, the second day of the two-day tournaments, at The Canyon Club in Albuquerque.

  • State brackets unfold

    Las Vegas Optic

    No. 14 seed Pecos stunned No. 3 Capitan Wednesday afternoon at Rio Rancho High in the second round of the Class 3A state softball tournament. The Lady Panthers won 20-6 and advanced to play Rehoboth Christian, a 15-9 winner over McCurdy.

    Pecos baseball saw its strong 2015 campaign come to an end Wednesday morning in the Class 3A state tournament quarterfinals. The fourth-seeded Panthers (18-11) lost 15-3 to fifth-seeded Mesilla Valley Christian (13-7) at Lobo Field in Albuquerque.

  • Free hoops clinic Saturday at HU

    Submitted to the Optic

    The New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team and head coach Brianna Finch are pleased to announce a free basketball clinic for boys and girls, age 6-13, at the Wilson Complex on Saturday.

    The camp will run from 9 to 11 a.m.

    “We are excited to offer a basketball clinic for boys and girls, ages 6-13 years, and all skill levels,” said Finch.

  • Youth Soccer - May 15

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League:

    U6 DIVISION
    All U6 games are played at 9 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.

    Peru vs. Italy, Field 1; USA vs. Russia, Field 2; Chile vs. Croatia, Field 3; Greece vs. Mexico, Field 4

    U8 DIVISION
    All U8 games are played at 10 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.

    France vs. Portugal, Field 1; Germany vs. Switzerland, Field 2; Belgium vs. Spain, Field 3; England vs. Norway, Field 4; Colombia has a bye

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 15...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • State tournaments, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • State tournaments, Rio Rancho
    Track and field
    • Class 4A-6A state championships, 8 a.m., UNM Track Complex, Albuquerque

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • State tournaments, Albuquerque

  • Cowgirls climb to No. 2 in nation

    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands’ women’s track and field team moved up to second in the nation thanks to the 1,600-meter relay qualification for the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships this past weekend.

    Also announced Tuesday were the All-Region honorees across the nation. To be recognized for this honor, athletes had to be in the top five in an event in their respective regions. In New Mexico Highlands’ case, it is in the South Central Region.

  • Looking for a big finish

    The following is an updated list of local qualifiers, current state leaders, and expected start times for this coming weekend’s big-school (Class 4A-6A) state track and field championships, to be held Friday and Saturday at the University of New Mexico Track Complex.

  • Moving on
  • LV athletes collect 12 district...

    It was Ladies’ Night for the locals at the District 2-4A track and field championships held this past Friday at Pojoaque Valley in Jacona.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 13...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Class 3A state tournament quarterfinal round, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Class 4A state tournament quarterfinal round, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park