Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 19...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Colorado Springs SkySox, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • LVLL games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • LVLL games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Colorado Springs SkySox, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque


  • BREAKING: New coach for Dons...

    Clyde Sanchez, a veteran of the northern New Mexico coaching ranks with ties to West Las Vegas, has been hired as the Dons' new head basketball coach.

    Sanchez's hiring was confirmed on Tuesday evening.

    Sanchez is a former assistant at West and at Santa Fe Prep, and he is a former head coach at Pecos.

    "We look forward to working with Clyde and all that he brings to West Las Vegas," said Richard Tripp, WLV athletic coordinator. "He has a great reputation as a head coach and as a person."

  • State champs! West’s Coca,...

    ALBUQUERQUE — Humbled by the event in which he was favored to win the previous day — the 1,600-meter run — Miguel Coca didn’t let disappointment keep him from the rest of the tasks before him.

    Coca raced to victory in both the 800 and the 3,200, claiming two Class 4A state championship medals and his spot in history this past Saturday at the state track and field meet at UNM Track and Soccer Complex in Albuquerque.

  • Bustos to lead youth hoops camp...

    Vera Jo Bustos is coming home.

    The former West Las Vegas   multi-sport star who went on to All-American honors and scoring records at Adams State before playing professional basketball in Greece is director of operations with the University of New Mexico women’s basketball coaching staff. And she is headlining a hoops camp for local youngsters coming to Mike Marr Gym in June and helping coordinate others in Albuquerque at The Pit.

  • ‘We Are Baseball’

    Fans of America’s pastime are advised to mark their calendars for May 19-27, when “We Are Baseball,” a traveling exhibition, makes its way to Isotopes Park in Albuquerque.

    The Major League Baseball exhibition is described as “a cutting edge collaboration of baseball and technology,” featuring virtual reality gear, an original IMAX movie and specially curated artifacts from the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 17...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Memphis Redbirds, 10:05 a.m., Memphis, Tenn.
    • LVLL games, starting 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • LVLL games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Nashville Sounds, 5:35 p.m., Nashville
    • LVLL games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park

  • State track: Coca triumphs in 800

    ALBUQUERQUE -- West Las Vegas junior Miguel Coca outlived everyone over the last 200 meters to capture the state championship in the Class 4A boys 800-meter run on Saturday afternoon at UNM Track and Soccer Complex.

    Coca celebrated his first state title after having made some serious threats in previous tries, including cross country and track, most recently Friday's mile run, in which he placed second.

    Coca was to try for another medal in the 3,200 later Saturday.

  • State runs end for Mora, RHS

    The state tournament ride is over for the Mora baseball and Robertson softball teams.

    Mora lost 21-6 to top-ranked Lordsburg on Thursday afternoon at Cleveland High in Rio Rancho. Mora trailed just 9-6 going into the seventh inning but Lordsburg scored eight times before getting their first out.

    The No. 4 seed in 2A baseball, the Rangers overcame a 12-2 chasm to edge Magdalena 13-12 on Wednesday night.
    Coach Manuel Benavidez’s team finished 19-7. It was Mora’s second straight state playoff appearance.

  • WLV forum Thursday

    The West Las Vegas AD/Parent Forum, which was to take place this past Tuesday, has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at the West Las Vegas board room.

    “We encourage any parents, fans or anyone else with concerns regarding athletics to please attend and voice your concerns,” said Richard Tripp, West Las Vegas athletic coordinator.

    “Once again, the only discussion we will not partake in is hiring and firing of coaches. This is not a decision-making event.

    This is simply a forum for people to express concerns or issues.

  • A Fullerton flourish

    Freshman Janell Fullerton’s dominant finish in the heptathlon fueled a fourth-place team result for the New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field team in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference outdoor championships this past week in Gunnison, Colo.

    Fullerton, who hails from Clarendon, Jamaica, placed first in four of the seven heptathlon events and amassed 4,905 points to grab the RMAC title.