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Today's Sports

  • Final Four on tap

    The Associated Press

    March Madness lived up to its billing with all those upsets, crazy finishes and memorable performances.

    Now that the calendar has turned to April, it’s time for the main event: North Carolina, Oklahoma, Villanova and Syracuse in the Final Four.

    Houston, here they come — and it figures to be quite a show.

    THE MATCHUPS

  • Silva breaks own record

    Submitted to the Optic

    Katrin Silva of Las Vegas conquered a 50-mile course to win the Monument Valley Ultra on Saturday, March 20, in Utah.

    Silva’s time of nine hours, 14 minutes and 50 seconds shattered a record for the course.

    The previous record-holder? Silva herself, who posted a time of 9:26:00 in 2014, according to husband and fellow distance running aficionado David Silva.

  • Go Fish April 1, 2016

    FISHING REPORT,
    March 29

    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, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the Week
    Charette Lakes: Jim Angel of Springer caught a 21.5-inch and a 20.5-inch rainbow trout March 20. He was using PowerBait.

    Fishing reports

  • East-West to hit the diamond

    East-West is the theme this weekend, as Robertson and West Las Vegas meet on both the softball field and baseball diamond for the first time this spring.

    The Lady Cardinals (11-1 after Tuesday’s 12-0 shutout of Pojoaque Valley) will host the Lady Dons at 3 p.m. Friday. West (3-5) is coming off a scheduled contest with Laguna Acoma.

    Then on Saturday, the Meadow City’s prep baseball teams square off for a doubleheader starting at 11 a.m. on Cinder Road.

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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 1...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    •LCC at El Paso (DH), noon, El Paso, Texas
    •NMHU at Colorado School of Mines, 6 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    •West Las Vegas JV vs. Robertson (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    Cheer and dance
    •State spirit competitions, TBA, Albuquerque
    Softball
    •LCC vs. Midland (DH), 1 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    •Robertson vs. West Las Vegas (DH), 3:30 p.m., RHS field
    Track and field
    •NMHU women at Don Kirby Invite, TBA, Albuquerque

    SATURDAY
    Baseball

  • Final Four: Syracuse, Oklahoma,...

    By Kristie Rieken
    AP Sports Writer

    HOUSTON — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim isn’t surprised that No. 2 seeds Oklahoma and Villanova knocked off top seeds to join No. 1 seed North Carolina in the Final Four.

    He is, however, a bit taken aback that the other team in the field managed to do so.

    “I’m probably surprised at the other guys — that we’re there,” Boeheim said of his team. “I shouldn’t say that, but I am a little surprised.”

  • Cold shot, baby

    The hits keep on coming for the Robertson softball team, battle hardened through three tournaments, including this past weekend’s Kristin Griego Invitational in Rio Rancho.

    The Lady Cardinals are now 10-1 to start the season, and it’s more a product of the size of the last two tournaments they’ve entered that they placed third and ninth at St. Mike’s and Rio Rancho, respectively.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    •Robertson JV vs. Pecos (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    •West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Taos, 3 p.m., WLV field
    Softball
    •NMHU vs. Eastern New Mexico (DH), noon, Cowgirl Field
    •West Las Vegas at Laguna Acoma (DH), 3 p.m., Laguna
    •West Las Vegas JV vs. Robertson (DH), 3 p.m., TBA
    THURSDAY
    Softball
    •West Las Vegas JV vs. Mora, 3:30 p.m., WLV field
    Tennis
    •Robertson vs. Hope Christian, 3 p.m., RHS

  • UConn women in familiar position

    The Associated Press

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Breanna Stewart said that when she was a freshman her goal at UConn was to win four national championships.

    The Huskies’ star senior stands two victories away from backing up that statement as the Huskies are back in the Final Four for a ninth straight season.

    That’s no surprise the way they’ve run through the season, winning all 36 of their games by double digits. Two more wins will give UConn an unprecedented feat with a fourth consecutive title.

  • National power Mavs sweep Cowboys

    Colorado Mesa, ranked as high as No. 2 in NCAA Division II baseball, asserted its dominance with a four-game sweep of longtime nemesis New Mexico Highlands over the weekend at Brandt Park.

    The hard-luck Cowboys, who opened a 12-game homestand with a win over Colorado State-Pueblo on March 11, have lost 11 in a row since then, dropping to 5-24 overall and 2-14 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.