Today's Sports

  • Grizzlies rally past Thunder

    Las Vegas Optic

    Quarterback Dominick Markham scrambled for a winning touchdown with no time left Sunday, lifting the Las Vegas Grizzlies to an exhilarating 24-20 win over the visiting Albuquerque Thunder.

    The semipro league football game took place at the Herrera Complex on the West Las Vegas High School campus.

    The Grizzlies’ Mike Jaramillo said the win is the sixth in a row for his team and gives them a 6-3 record this season.

    The Grizzlies will host the Albuquerque Yellow Jackets on Sunday, June 5.

  • Outlaws fall in spring title game

    Las Vegas Optic

    The Las Vegas Outlaws youth football team came away with a second-place finish in the New Mexico YAFL spring season.

    The Outlaws lost to the Volcano Vista Hawks 12-6 in overtime this past Saturday at Albuquerque’s Mesa del Sol fields. The game was the NMYAFL spring championship for the rookie division.

    Josh Martinez provided the lone score for the Outlaws, who finish 7-2 in the spring.

    Both losses came against the champions from Albuquerque Volcano Vista.

  • Vatos rumble to Celtics title

    Las Vegas Optic

    With the team gearing up for the upcoming National Small College Rugby Organization’s sevens championship, the Vatos of NMHU battled to a title in the Celtics sevens tourney this past weekend in Albuquerque.

    The title match was a doozy, with the Vatos outlasting the University of Arizona 22-17.

    Arizona is ranked No. 3 among Division I rugby clubs, while Highlands is No. 1 in Division III.

    The Vatos scored lopsided shutouts in their first two contests, beating Albuquerque 42-0 and El Paso 52-0.

  • Future bright for Lady Cards

    It’s probably safe to say Elicia “Chilie” Trujillo loves softball — she’s played in hundreds of games and won 26 of the last 31 as the cornerstone third baseman of the Robertson Lady Cardinals.

    But that doesn’t mean she loves softballs.

  • Grizzlies in town Sunday

    Las Vegas Optic

    The Las Vegas Grizzlies, the semipro football team of record in the Meadow City, will host the Albuquerque Thunder this weekend.

    Kickoff for the game is 2 p.m. Sunday at the Herrera Complex on the West Las Vegas campus.

    The Grizzlies are 5-3 this spring and looking to return to the playoffs after making it in 2015, their inaugural season.

  • Zephyrs win late at Lab

    Las Vegas Optic

    Albuquerque outhit New Orleans 10-7 Thursday night, but the Zephyrs got the last laugh in the top of the ninth.

    Don Kelly’s line drive single scored Destin Hood for the go-ahead run in a 5-4 win for the visitors in the opener of a four-game series at Isotopes Park.

    The outcome spoiled another three-hit night for shortstop Rafael Ynoa. Brandon Barnes and Ben Paulsen both homered for Albuquerque.

  • Go Fish - May, 21 2016

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using PowerBait, spinners and salmon eggs for trout. We had no reports on other species.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 21...

    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. New Orleans Zephyrs, 12:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    •Las Vegas Grizzlies vs. Albuquerque Thunder, 2 p.m., Herrera Complex
    •Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 2 p.m., Montezuma

    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Omaha Storm Chasers, 5:35 p.m., Omaha, Neb.
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park

  • Outlaws head to final

    Las Vegas Optic

    The Las Vegas Outlaws travel football team will play for the New Mexico YAFL spring rookie championship this weekend.

    The team faces Volcano Vista East — to date, the only team with a win over the Outlaws this spring — at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Mesa del Sol football fields in Albuquerque.

    “It’s Round 2 and time for paybacks,” said coach Carlos Perea.

    The Outlaws reached the final by beating the Rio Grande Ravens 48-0 and Volcano Vista West 22-7.

  • Topes hosting Zephyrs

    Las Vegas Optic

    Wednesday brought a rare day off for the Albuquerque Isotopes, who complete the homestand with games against the New Orleans Zephyrs through Sunday at Isotopes Park.

    Remaining games of the homestand include Friday and Saturday night (first pitch 7:05 p.m.) and Sunday at 12:35 p.m.

    Albuquerque (20-20) split a four-game set with Round Rock (20-18) earlier this week at The Lab.

    The Topes doubled up the Express 8-4 on May 14, getting three hits from Rafael Ynoa and a three-run bomb from Ryan Casteel.