Today's Sports

  • Cardinals excel in gridiron...

    Las Vegas Optic
    Several local football players recently showed their skills in an event reserved for some of the state’s elite on the prep gridiron.
    The New Mexico Preps invitation-only combine was held in July at the Field of Dreams in Las Cruces. Invited participants demonstrated football skills by position and took part in measurables — bench press, 40-yard dash, broad jump, shuttle run.

  • Ledecky swims to fifth gold medal

    The Associated Press
    KAZAN, Russia — There’s no stopping Katie Ledecky. The 18-year-old American virtually raced herself at the world swimming championships, and she was unbeatable.
    Ledecky ended her meet in spectacular style Saturday night, lowering her own world record by 3.61 seconds in the 800-meter freestyle for her fifth gold medal.
    She swam the 16-lap race in 8 minutes, 7.39 seconds, bettering her time of 8:11.00 set last year on home soil.

  • Falll 2015 Sports Schedule

    • NMHU women vs. Wayland Baptist, 2 p.m., Perkins Stadium

    • NMHU women vs. University of the Southwest, 1 p.m., Perkins Stadium

    • Robertson boys (A,B) vs. Monte del Sol, 3 and 5 p.m., RHS field
    • West Las Vegas (A,B) vs. Mora, 5:30 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    • Pecos (A,B) at Tucumcari, 5 p.m., Tucumcari

    Cross country

  • Topes skid hits five games

    With Monday night’s 6-0 defeat at Fresno, the Albuquerque Isotopes saw their most recent losing streak reach five games.

    The Isotopes, who dropped the last two contests in last week’s home series with the Salt Lake Bees, 9-6 and 9-8, opened a short road set in Fresno by losing 9-7 and 9-1 on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

    The skid ties the second-longest of the season for Albuquerque; the longest was an eight-game slide to end the month of April.

  • Two-a-day time
  • Albuquerque’s Rosario named...

    Submitted to the Optic

    Albuquerque Isotopes infielder Wilin Rosario has been tabbed Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for July 27-Aug. 2, the league office announced Monday morning.

    It is the second straight week an Isotopes player has garnered the award, and the first time Albuquerque players have been named Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks since Aug. 1-14, 2011 when Russ Mitchell and Jamie Hoffmann were honored.

  • Youth baseball, softball camp...

    Submitted to the Optic

    The ABQ New Mexico School of Baseball will be hosting a baseball and softball camp this coming Saturday in Las Vegas.
    The camp is designed for boys and girls age 12 and younger.

    Camp runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Keyes Park on Mills Avenue. Cost is $40 per child, with a $10 discount for additional siblings in the same family participating.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 5...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas adult league playoff games: MEN, Balls Deep vs. Tecolote, 6 p.m.; Hackers-Grizzlies winner vs. Vegas Boys-Blaze winner, 7:15 p.m.; Bulldogs-Sons of Pitches winner vs. Balls Deep-Tecolote winner, 8 p.m.; WOMEN, Hooters-Pitches loser vs. I’d Hit That-Budlight loser, 6 p.m.; Toxic-Hooters-Pitches winner vs. I’d Hit That-Budlight winner, 7:15 p.m.; city softball complex


  • Perea now state chief of FBU

    Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas native Carlos Perea has been named director of New Mexico Football University.

    FBU is a national organization that operates youth and high school football camps.

    “FBU runs the only true sixth-, seventh- and eighth- grade national championship,” Perea said. “FBU is the organization that runs the US Army All-American Bowl televised on national television.”

  • Wanted: Lady golfers