Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 15...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    • City league games, 6:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    • Robertson vs. Tucumcari (exhibition scrimmage), 5:30 p.m., Cardinal Stadium
    • West Las Vegas vs. Santa Rosa vs. Santa Fe (exhibition scrimmages), 4 p.m., Herrera Complex
    • City league games, 6:15 and 7:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas

  • Nice catch
  • Topes among leaders in triples

    Albuquerque’s penchant for hitting triples this summer has several Isotopes ranked among the Pacific Coast League’s best in that category with less than a month to go in the regular season.

  • Fiesta golf tees off Aug. 30

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association sent two teams to the Santa Fe Country Club Invitational Tournament on July 20, and both came home winners.

    The combination of Tangee Dolan, Amy Duhon, Denise Franken, Mary Wolfe emerged as winners of the first flight low gross.

    Winners of the second flight low net were Jacque Geoffrion, Merlyn Gonzales, Sue Johnson and Dodie Torres. Geoffrion also won with the longest drive.

  • Go Fish - Aug. 13, 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.

    Catches of the week
    Clayton Lake: Aaron Earle of Clayton caught a 6-pound channel catfish Aug. 5. He was using chicken liver.

    Cowles Pond: Grayson J. Bisagna, 4, of Albuquerque caught a rainbow trout July 31. He was using worms.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 13...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • NMHU women vs. Trinidad State Junior College (exhibition), TBA
    • Mora-San Miguel County Fair mud volleyball tournament, county fairgrounds

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park


  • Cowgirls honored for academic...

    The New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field team has been honored as an All-Academic squad for the 2016-2017 year. The awards, announced in late July by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, require a team to have a team grade point average above 3.0. The award marks the fifth time in program history that the NMHU squad has earned the All-Academic honor.

  • Adames’ 3-RBI triple caps...

    Cristhian Adames, who hadn’t hit the baseball safely in his last eight trips to the plate, found himself up to bat with two outs in the top of the ninth, the score knotted up at 2-2 courtesy of teammate Noel Cuevas’ RBI single on the previous play.

    A line drive triple to right field later, Adames was on third base, three runs batted in richer.

    Adames’ Isotopes went on to a 5-2 victory over New Orleans, coming back from a 2-1 deficit going into its final at-bat.

  • County fair sports on tap this...
  • Local ADs to athletes: Get those...

    Fall sports season practices are a couple weeks old, and season openers are days away.

    With that in mind, local high school athletic administrators are reminding student-athletes they need to have sports physicals in order to participate.

    “Parents and athletes of WLVHS, WLVMS and Valley — friendly reminder, you must have a physical before you can start practicing or participating,” West athletic coordinator Richard Tripp said via a news release.