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Today's Sports

  • Benavidez throws no-no for Mora

    Manuelray Benavidez carved a place in modern Mora baseball history by tossing a no-hitter against Questa on March 23.

    Benavidez struck out 14 to lead the Rangers to a 5-1 triumph over the Wildcats in Mora’s home opener.

    The game went scoreless until the top of the fifth inning when Questa’s Zack Gallegos reached base on an error and later scored on another error.

  • RHS tennis drops Hope

    Robertson girls dominated the afternoon Wednesday in a clean sweep of Hope Christian in Albuquerque.

    Meanwhile, the Cardinal boys swept the top three singles tennis matches in a good showing overall.

    Juliana Guerin, back in the lineup to begin a run at another state championship, conquered Abby Rosenthal 6-1, 6-1, in No. 1 singles. Jaci Fulgenzi won a tough one with Katie Keeling at No. 2. Jenese Fulgenzi, Kimmeah Martinez, Morgan Hosch and Hannah Montoya all won singles contests for the Lady Cards.

  • Youth Soccer - March 28

    The following are this coming weekend’s scheduled Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches:

    U6 DIVISION
    All U6 matches are played at 8:45 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Russia vs. Chile, Field 1
    USA vs. Peru, Field 2
    Mexico vs. Croatia, Field 3
    Greece vs. Italy, Field 4

    U8 DIVISION
    All U8 matches are played at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Belgium vs. Switzerland, Field 1
    Portugal vs. Colombia, Field 2
    Norway vs. England, Field 3

  • Go Fish - March 28

    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. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Fishing report, March 25:
    Charette Lakes: No reports from anglers this week.
    Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron was 4.1 cfs as of Monday morning. No reports.

  • Hunting fee refunds available

    Submitted to the Optic

    SANTA FE — Hunters who applied for bighorn sheep, oryx or ibex licenses for the 2014-15 seasons and are unsuccessful in the drawings will be eligible for full refunds of application fees and license fees, the Department of Game and Fish announced Wednesday.

  • That’s why they call it Madness

    By John Marshall
    AP Basketball Writer
    Just when you think the first weekend of the NCAA tournament couldn’t possibly top itself, it happened again.
    Last year’s ride was a wild one, filled with massive upsets that blew up brackets and spectacular performances that made it one of the most entertaining starts in tournament history.

  • Bluegrass rivals in Midwest...

    By Gary B. Graves
    The Associated Press

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — Louisville’s quest of fulfilling coach Rick Pitino’s hopes for the Cardinals repeating as national champions and becoming a “mini-dynasty” hinge on beating archrival Kentucky.

    That’s going to be a tough challenge against the Wildcats, who have been a thorn in the Cardinals’ side.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Frank Phillips (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU at Colorado School of Mines, 3 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Portales tournament, TBA, Portales
    Softball
    • LCC at Frank Phillips (DH), noon, Borger, Texas
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Portales tournament, TBA, Portales
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Lincoln (DH), 3 p.m., Rio Rancho

    Saturday
    Baseball

  • FYI - Sports - March 28

    Women’s Golf Registration

    Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association is holding a sign-up coffee from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 2, at 769 Diane Avenue. New members are welcome. Call 425-6003 for more information.

    Co-ed Mushball Tournament

  • Four make North-South hoops

    Robertson’s Abbey Bradley and Mora’s Gerty Herrera and Destiny Pacheco will represent the area in the Class 2A-3A North-South All-Star girls’ basketball game.

    And Gabriel Cruz from Wagon Mound will be part of the Class 1A-1B boys’ all-star game.

    No locals were named to the initial Class 2A-3A North boys’ squad, although it’s possible the final game day roster could include names not on the list now.