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  • Gonzalez all-region for Cowboys

    Las Vegas Optic

    Alvaro Gonzalez had a season to remember even if it ended sooner than he and his New Mexico Highlands teammates might’ve preferred.

    The NMHU senior from Houston roped in three All-South Central Region awards as well as an All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference honor this spring.

    Organizations that recognized Gonzalez as an all-region performer included the American Baseball Coaches Association, the National College Baseball Writers Association and the D2 Conference Commissioners Association.

  • Warriors face Cavs

    The Associated Press

    OAKLAND — Le-Bron versus Steph. King James versus the Baby-faced Assassin. Nike versus UnderArmour.

    Any way you slice it, it’s a dream matchup for the league in the NBA Finals. Again.

    A second straight championship showdown between LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers and Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors puts the league’s two brightest stars on its biggest stage.

  • Prodigal son Castellanos leads...

    Welcome back, Alex Castellanos.

    The Albuquerque Isotopes’ third baseman doubled twice and finished 3 for 4 Tuesday night in his return to the lineup, helping Albuquerque beat Fresno 5-3 in the opening game of a four-game series.

    The Isotopes got back on the winning track after having lost all four contests at the Iowa Cubs this past weekend in Des Moines. The series with the visiting Grizzlies was to resume Thursday  and conclude Friday evening after a rainout on Wednesday night.

  • Six Lady Cards all-state in...

    Several local-area sluggers were rewarded for their efforts this spring, earning selection to all-state teams.

    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association named Shanaya Pacheco, a catcher from Robertson, to its first team from Class 4A softball.

    Pacheco was joined on the all-state squad by fellow Lady Cardinals Kendra Duran, pitcher; Ashlea Lujan, second baseman; Elicia Trujillo, third baseman; Samantha Montaño, shortstop; and Mikayla Roybal, outfielder. Duran, Lujan, Trujillo, Montaño and Roybal were named to the second team.

  • Lobos make regionals

    Las Vegas Optic

    The road to Omaha and the College World Series begins in Lubbock this weekend for the University of New Mexico baseball team.

    The Lobos and skipper Ray Birmingham are the No. 3 seed in their region as they face No. 2 Dallas Baptist at 5 p.m.

    Mountain time on Friday. Earlier Friday, No. 1 Texas Tech hosts No. 4 Fairfield.

    The double-elimination bracket plays out through the weekend.

  • Soccer camp next week
  • Overtime sinks Sharks

    The Associated Press

    PITTSBURGH — Conor Sheary started the season in the minor leagues.

    Safe to say the Pittsburgh rookie is not heading back there anytime soon. If ever.

    Sheary’s shot from just inside the left circle zipped by Martin Jones’ glove and into the net 2:35 into overtime to give the Penguins a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night and a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final. Game 3 is Saturday night in San Jose.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 3...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    •La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento River Cats, 8:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.
    Rugby
    •Vatos at national sevens, Philadelphia

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento River Cats, 2:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.

  • Go Fish - June 3, 2016

    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.

    Free fishing June 4
    Anglers can fish for free in New Mexico on Saturday, June 4, as the state celebrates National Boating and Fishing Week.

  • McPherson 3rd at nationals

    Las Vegas Optic

    For the last athletic event of the school year, it was a pretty nice finish.

    Shanice McPherson captured third place in the long jump this past weekend in the NCAA Division II outdoor track and field championships in Bredenton, Fla.

    The New Mexico Highlands University junior finished in the top three nationally in the long jump for the second consecutive season.

    McPherson was Highlands’ lone representative in the outdoor nationals.