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Today's Sports

  • State baseball this weekend

    A state runner-up in Class 3A baseball last May, Pecos (12-9) saw its bid for a return trip to Isotopes Park come to an end Wednesday.

    No. 9 Tularosa defeated the No. 8 Panthers 17-3, earning the unenviable right to play No. 1 Texico on May 10 at Cleveland High in Rio Rancho. The defending champ Wolverines ousted No. 16 seed Loving 16-0 in another first-round game.

  • Natalia to run for NMHU

    Natalia Marrujo is keeping the Mora-to-NMHU pipeline alive.

    And kicking.

    The Mora senior, who won a state cross country championship this past November, has signed a national letter of intent to continue her athletic career with New Mexico Highlands University.

    Marrujo plans to compete in both cross country and track and field for the Cowgirls and head coach Bob DeVries, who oversees both programs.

    Before she stocks up on purple gear, however, Marrujo has unfinished business wearing Rangerette green.

  • Hill notches win No. 300 for...

    Staff and wire reports

    Glenallen Hill won the 300th game of his career as a professional baseball manager this past Friday, April 28, as his Albuquerque Isotopes beat Las Vegas 8-4.

    Hill, 52, has won 146 games in three seasons with Albuquerque. He previously managed Colorado Springs and Modesto.

    Helping Hill get No. 300 was Isotopes ace Jeff Hoffman, who struck out a season-high eight in seven scoreless innings on the mound. He held the 51s to one hit and three walks.

  • Mora, Pecos ready for state...

    Athletes from Pecos and Mora will compete in the Class 1A-3A state track and field championships this weekend at UNM Track and Soccer Complex in Albuquerque.

    Daily wristbands for admission are $8 general, $5 students, military and seniors. Action in the two-day competition gets under way at 8 a.m. Friday.

    Pecos’ boys have a strong chance in the 1,600-meter run, in which they’ve qualified four of the fastest five in the field.

    The Panthers should also contend in the 3,200 as well as the high jump and medley relay.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 5,...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    • Luna Community College at Western Texas (DH), noon, Snyder, Texas
    • NMHU at Colorado Christian, 3 p.m., Lakewood, Colo.
    • Class 4A state tournament first round (best-of-three series) begins: Robertson at Bernalillo, 4 p.m., Bernalillo; West Las Vegas at New Mexico Military, 4 p.m., Roswell
    • LVLL games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball

  • State brackets set for sluggers

    It’s playoff time for several Las Vegas-area baseball and softball teams.

    State tournament first-round action begins for Class 3A on Wednesday. Pecos, which made it all the way to the championship game last May, plays Tularosa at home. Everyone else will wait for Friday and Saturday to begin their state tournament quests.

    • West Las Vegas (12-9-1) is the No. 9 seed and travels to No. 8 New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. Winner advances to play the victor between No. 1 Hope Christian and No. 16 East Mountain.

  • Redbirds repeat

    Chalk up another district tennis championship for Robertson High.

    Part of the latest Robertson triumph came amid unseasonably cool conditions this past weekend. At one point, light snow fell in the area and moistened the courts enough to force the event to resume on Monday.

    The state tennis tournaments for all classes begin on Wednesday in Albuquerque. Individual singles and doubles brackets play out through Thursday. Then on Friday and Saturday, the team tournaments take place.

  • Duran one-hits St. Mike’s

    Kendra Duran limited host St. Michael’s to a single hit Monday afternoon in the first of two games to close the regular season for Robertson softball.

    The Lady Cardinals, who enter the postseason with a 20-6 record in their second year under coach Michael Quintana, had already clinched the District 2-4A championship last week.

    Robertson won 17-0 in three innings, then took the nightcap 13-3 in five frames. In the latter, the Lady Horsemen led 2-1 and 3-2 before yielding 11 unanswered runs.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 3,...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 6:35 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    • Class 3A state tournament begins, TBA
    • 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
    Tennis
    • State tournaments begin, individual singles and doubles brackets TBA, Albuquerque

    THURSDAY
    Baseball

  • Que Pasa - April 30, 2017

    4.30.2017
    SUNDAY
    April 30
    Flamenco lessons will take place at Palms Ballroom in the Plaza Hotel from noon to 1 p.m. for children 6 to 13 years old and from 1 to 2 p.m. for high school and college students, and adults. A flamenco show with Emi Arte Flamenco will take place at 3 p.m. and cost is $10. This performance is open to the public and proceeds will benefit our newly formed Meadow City Academy of Music. All fees are payable at the door. Parents are encouraged to observe classes.

    Upcoming & Ongoing
    May 3