Today's Sports

  • Leo: ‘Never give up’

    Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano is coming to Las Vegas.

    Manzano is scheduled to speak on the theme “Never, never give up” at noon Tuesday, May 2, at Luna Community College’s Luna Café (at the school library).

    The event is open to the public. Prior to that he will be the subject of an on-air interview with KNMX.

  • State list expands

    Local qualifiers for the Class 4A-6A state track and field championships, as of April 25 posting by the New Mexico Activities Association:

    5. Moses Esquibel, West Las Vegas, 23.07

    3. Savannah Sena, Robertson, 59.5

    5. Tonati Aparicio-Blythe, Robertson, 51.92
    6. Moses Esquibel, West Las Vegas, 51.94

    2. Miguel Coca, West Las Vegas, 1:59.47
    3. J.J. Esquibel, West Las Vegas, 2:01.37

  • Go Fish - April 30, 2017

    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. For future weekly reports, see weekend editions of the Optic.

    Fishing report, April 25
    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait for trout up to 19 inches. Matt Bonney reported fishing as slow as he only managed two fish in two days. However, they were nice 18-inch rainbows caught on pink PowerBait. We had no other reports.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 1:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    • NMHU vs. Adams State (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 1 p.m., United World College, Montezuma
    • NMHU at Regis (DH), 11 a.m., Denver  

  • Highlands’ Erskine honored by...

    National top 12 in the 100-meter hurdles? Check.

    National top 20 in the 100-meter dash? Check.

    Career best in the 200? Check.

    How about running a leg on the 400-meter relay? No problem.

    Osheen Erskine racked up points in each event for New Mexico Highlands’ women’s track and field team this past weekend at Texas-El Paso’s meet, and she earned Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week honors.

  • Dons: Ram tough in Cimarron

    Miguel Coca, J.J. Esquibel and Isaiah Paiz monopolized the top three finishes in the boys’ mile run this past Monday at the Ram Relays in Cimarron, leading the Dons to a first-place team finish.

    West’s boys finished with 100 points to beat runner-up Clayton (89) and host Cimarron (80) in the 10-team competition.

  • Mora, Pecos add to state lists

    Local qualifiers for the Class 3A state track and field championships as of April 25:

    4. Isaac C de Baca, Pecos, 2:06.04

    BOYS’ 1,600-METER RUN
    1. Julian Garcia, Pecos, 4:46.74
    3. Josh DeHerrera, Pecos, 4:48.57

    BOYS’ 3,200-METER RUN
    2. Julian Garcia, Pecos, 10:27.14
    5. Josh DeHerrera, Pecos, 10:36.74

    9. Pecos, 1:35.94

    1. Pecos, 3:48.44

  • Luna softball sets program mark...

    With a record of 19-28 heading into the last series of the regular season, the Luna Community College softball team has achieved a program best in terms of wins.

    The Lady Rough Riders and head coach Lucas Griego also are fourth in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference and are in line for a trip to the postseason. Luna’s league mark of 11-13 trails only top seed Howard (39-12, 22-2), Odessa (34-13, 20-4) and Midland (31-14, 16-8).

  • Rangers maintain hold atop...

    A 13-run head start after their first turn to bat led to a 25-3 final tally, and Mora kept Mesa Vista winless.

    The Rangers (17-6 overall, 10-0 in District 5-2A) racked up 35 hits in this past Friday’s win, the team’s sixth in a row.

    They followed that up with a 19-2 romp at Questa — the second-place team in the district with records of 8-10 overall and 6-4 in 5-2A -- on Wednesday.

    The Rangers close the regular season May 2 at Cimarron.

  • Little League 2017: A composite...

    Editor’s note: Las Vegas Little League games are played at Keyes Park on Mills Avenue.