Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Hackers rule Cinco de Mayo
  • Go Fish - May 14, 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. For future weekly reports, see weekend editions of the Optic.

    Catches of the week
    Conchas Lake: Aryanna Vasquez, 6, of Las Vegas, caught a 25-inch catfish May 6. She was using worms. MykelJon Vasquez, 8, of Las Vegas caught an 18-inch largemouth bass May 6. He was using a red worm jig.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 14...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Nashville Sounds, 1:05 p.m., Nashville, Tenn.
    • Las Vegas Grizzlies bye week, Mothers Day
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 1 p.m., United World College, Montezuma
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Memphis Redbirds, 5:35 p.m., Memphis, Tenn.
    • LVLL games, starting 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

  • State track: Ortiz conquers high...

    ALBUQUERQUE -- Robertson junior Arjay Ortiz was the last man standing, er, leaping.

    Ortiz won the Class 4A boys high jump championship with a 6-2 Friday morning at UNM Track and Soccer Complex, becoming the first local to win a state title in this year's big-school meet.

    West Las Vegas junior Miguel Coca took second in the boys mile.

    Robertson's Angelica Montoya placed second in the girls discus.

    West Las Vegas' Moses Esquibel took third in the boys long jump.

  • State runs end for Mora,...

    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.

    Earlier Thursday, No. 2 Robertson lost 4-1 to No. 3 Portales and then 4-3 to Bernalillo, ending the Lady Cardinals season.

  • Contenders in several events

    Between West Las Vegas and Robertson, the Meadow City expects to have serious contenders for individual state track and field championships in at least 15 events this coming weekend in Albuquerque.

    The big-school meet is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Friday at UNM Track and Soccer Complex. Two full days of competition will conclude Saturday evening.

    Events of particular interest:

  • Rangers rally, brand Steers 13...

    After lightning delayed the action, the Magdalena Steers delivered more electricity to the Class 1A-2A state baseball tournament on Wednesday night.

    Then Mora brought even more.

    Magdalena scored four runs in the first and five more in the second off 11 hits against ace Kenny Martinez to grab control of its quarterfinal with Mora.

    But the Rangers proved resilient, overcoming a 12-2 deficit with 11 unanswered runs for a 13-12 instant classic that didn’t end until after 11.

  • Robertson girls making deep run

    On a mission to reach the Class 4A state softball title game, Robertson (21-6) made quick work of Santa Fe Indian School on Wednesday in the second round of the state tournament.

    While the second-seeded Lady Cardinals sat idle with a bye through the play-in round, SFIS was enduring a rugged battle with West Las Vegas on Wednesday morning. That game went back and forth before requiring extra innings, and in the eighth, the Lady Braves overcame a 7-6 deficit with two runs in the final at-bats for an 8-7 verdict.