Today's Sports

  • McPherson honored by RMAC

    NMHU Sports Information

    Shanice McPherson of the No. 4 nationally ranked New Mexico Highlands track and field team was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Female Field Athlete of the Week on Wednesday, April 22.

    At the Mount Sacramento Relays this past weekend in Walnut, Calif., McPherson began her competition April 17 running a leg of the 400-meter relay. She improved the Highlands relay time to 45.76, which is third-best in the nation and leading the RMAC.

  • State tickets punched
  • Cowboy football schedule...

    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands football team, under the direction of first-year head coach Jeff Mills, has announced its 2015 schedule.

  • Adult softball on its way

    Men’s and women’s adult softball season is rapidly approaching, and the Abe Montoya Recreation Center Recreation Department announced deadlines this week.

    Deadline to submit rosters is May 18, and league play begins on May 25.

    Costs include a $400 fee and $10 player fee.

    A mandatory meeting for coaches and managers is set for this week, 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Rec.

    The league is also seeking umpires. Certifications through the USSSA are required; a clinic will be scheduled if needed.

  • West to hold athletics forum

    Submitted to the Optic

    There will be a voluntary parent meeting parents or concerned fans of West Las Vegas athletics at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, at the Gillie Lopez Gymnasium.

    The meeting is designed to listen to concerns parents may have about West Las Vegas athletic programs, according to athletic coordinator Richard Tripp.

    “We will also discuss items for upcoming 2015-16 school year parents can address over the summer,” he said. “This will not be a meeting to discuss coaches’ hirings and firings.”

  • Woods to play in TPC tourney

    The Associated Press

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.  — Tiger Woods has added The Players Championship to his schedule, another indication that he is getting back to a normal golf season.

    Woods won The Players the last time he played in 2013. He missed last year while recovering from back surgery that forced him to miss a combined seven months in 2014. He sat out two months earlier this year to work on his game — particularly his chipping — after posting a career-high 82 in Phoenix.

  • Finishing up
  • Rose to be allowed at All-Star...

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Commissioner Rob Manfred says Pete Rose will be allowed to participate in activities surrounding this summer’s All-Star Game in his hometown of Cincinnati.

    Rose, baseball’s career hits leader and a former Reds star player and manager, agreed to a lifetime ban from the sport in 1989 after a Major League Baseball investigation concluded he bet on his team to win while he was managing the club.

  • As fight nears, Pacquiao not...

    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Manny Pacquiao isn’t feeling much love for the hotel where he will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in boxing’s richest fight ever.

    Pacquiao plans to skip a Tuesday ceremony at the MGM Grand marking formal fighter arrivals, an event that has been standard at the hotel for major championship fights. Pacquiao is staying at another hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, and will have his after fight party at yet another hotel, the Wynn.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April...

    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, noon, Brandt Park
    • Robertson vs. Santa Fe Indian (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games (first day), evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Pre-district tourney, TBA, Gene Torres Golf Course
    • Robertson vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., RHS field

    • West Las Vegas vs. Taos, 4 p.m., WLV field
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park