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  • Topes edge Dodgers in walk-off...

    Oklahoma City pitcher Brandon Morrow needed just one more out to seal a big road victory Wednesday night at Isotopes Park.

    But Morrow botched a throw to first after Daniel Castro put the ball in play on a full count. Castro trotted safely to first, and — more importantly — Albuquerque teammates Dustin Garneau and Rafael Ynoa scored the tying and winning runs.

    That’s how the Albuquerque Isotopes defeated the Oklahoma City Dodgers 9-8, coming back from what had once been a six-run deficit.

  • Cowgirls in Sunshine State for...

    Eight is enough, New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field team hopes, to make a splash in this weekend’s NCAA Division II outdoor nationals in Bradenton, Florida.

    Eight Cowgirls will represent the school in the meet, which concludes the 2016-17 athletic year.

    NMHU junior Osheen Erskine, a native of Montego Bay, Jamaica, will compete in the 100-meter hurdles. Erskine won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference title in the event and earned first-team All-RMAC honors. She may also run a leg of the 400-meter relay.

  • Aiming for medals
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 26...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers, 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
    • LVLL games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Tee-ball

  • Luna baseball coach fired; AD...

    Luna Community College is in the process of hiring a new head baseball coach.

    It’s unclear whether the school will also fill its athletic director position, which has also come open in recent days.

  • Sky Sox breeze past Isotopes

    The Albuquerque Isotopes bookended Monday night’s series finale by scoring runs in the second and ninth, but the innings in between belonged to visiting Colorado Springs.

    The Sky Sox won 11-2, dealing the Isotopes (23-21) their most lopsided defeat of the season while outhitting them 18-6 at Isotopes Park.

    Albuquerque hosts the Oklahoma City Dodgers in a four-game series through Friday night.

  • LV natives on All-RMAC team

    With the NCAA Division II outdoor track and field nationals set to begin this coming week, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference has released its list of all-conference honorees.

    That includes a revised All-RMAC track and field team for the indoor segment of the season.

    New Mexico Highlands University’s Janell Fullerton was voted 2017 RMAC Freshman of the Year for the outdoor track season.

  • Honors list updated

    Submitted to the Optic

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The 2017 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference indoor track and field All-Conference teams have been updated to reflect the current RMAC bylaws.

    RMAC First Team and Second Team are based on the individual and relay finishes at the RMAC Championships.

    The updated All-RMAC teams reflect first, second, and third-place individual finishers and first-place relay teams earning First Team recognition. Second Team consists of fourth, fifth and sixth-place individual finishers and second-place relay teams.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 24...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • 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. Oklahoma City Dodgers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque  

  • All-district - Thirteen players...

    All-District 2-4A teams for baseball and softball have been announced and include a number of Meadow City athletes.

    SOFTBALL
    After leading Robertson (21-8) to the district championship and a No. 2 seed in the Class 4A state tournament, Michael Quintana was honored as Coach of the Year.

    It was the second such title in as many years the Lady Cardinals have won since Quintana took the helm. It’s also the program’s fourth consecutive district championship.