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  • Defensive gem as RHS edges WLV

    Robertson’s Brandon Lucero and West Las Vegas’ Robbie Alarcon combined to put on a pitching clinic on Tuesday at WLV Field.
    With stout defenses backing them up, Lucero and Alarcon each threw an exceptional game in the third and final regular-season meeting between East and West baseball teams this spring.

  • Highlands football scrimmage...

    Curious football fans will have a chance to see what New Mexico Highlands University football coach Jeff Mills and his team have been cooking this spring.

    \That chance comes at noon Saturday, when the Cowboys host an intrasquad scrimmage at Perkins Stadium in conjunction with a full day of NMHU baseball at home.

    “This is really the first time in my two springs here that we’ll be scrimmaging live,” Mills said Wednesday night.

  • A Marilyn moment

    Las Vegas Optic

    Three West Las Vegas boys’ track and field standouts represented the Meadow City in the annual Marilyn Sepulveda Classic on Monday at UNM in Albuquerque.

    The Marilyn is a de facto all-star track meet for the New Mexico High School Coaches Association, bringing together top athletes, regardless of classification, in an invitation-only event.

    Nicholas Gurule posted the third-longest javelin throw at 169-2 1/2. It was second best among Class 4A throwers.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •LCC vs. New Mexico Military (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    •NMHU vs. Adams State, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    •Robertson vs. Santa Fe Indian (DH), 3 p.m., MMS Field
    •West Las Vegas JV at Pojoaque, TBA, Jacona
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keys Park
    •LCC vs. Western Texas (DH), 1 p.m., Cowgirl Field or TBA
    •West Las Vegas JV at Pojoaque, TBA, Jacona

  • Back in business

    After crashing to earth in a doubleheader defeat to visiting Portales this past weekend, the Robertson softball team was looking for a bounce-back game.

    They got it.

    The Lady Cardinals (17-3) overcame a 2-1 deficit to beat West Las Vegas 9-2 on Tuesday afternoon at WLV Field.

    It was the third RHS win in as many head-to-head meetings between the local schools this season. West is 9-11 overall.

    Ashlea Lujan, who reached on a walk, scored on a wild pitch to stake Robertson to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first.

  • Go Fish April 22, 2016

    APRIL 19

    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.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow near Cimarron on Monday was 12 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using worms, red annelids and San Juan worms. We had no reports from the Gravel Pit Lakes.

  • Swanner, Isotopes deck Aces

    Las Vegas Optic

    Will Swanner went yard for the first time on the Triple-A level Wednesday night, his two-run homer highlighting the Albuquerque Isotopes’ 4-1 win over Reno.

    It was the Isotopes’ third straight win and their fifth in a row against the Aces. Albuquerque hosts Reno through Friday night before returning to the road.

    Glenallen Hill has the Topes off to an 8-6 start.

  • Highlands’ Career Fair set for...

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University students and alumni have the opportunity to meet a record number of employers and recruiters at the university’s annual Spring Career Fair on Thursday.

    The free event requires no pre-registration and will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom, 800 National Ave.

  • Vatos fall in regional final

    New Mexico Highlands’ pursuit of a national championship in small-college rugby came to a halt in the regional final this past weekend in Vallejo, Calif.

    The Vatos reached the Elite Eight but lost to national playoff veteran Claremont Colleges 37-22 in the PacWest Region championship on Sunday.

  • Topes get even with Tacoma

    Las Vegas Optic

    Chris Nelson launched a solo home run in the fourth inning to give Albuquerque an 11-3 advantage en route to an 11-6 win Monday against visiting Tacoma at Isotopes Park.

    The Isotopes, who evened their season record at 6-6, did most of the damage in the bottom of the second, when they bullied Rainiers staring pitcher Joe Wieland for seven runs.

    Nelson finished 4 for 4 with four runs batted in and two runs scored.