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Today's Sports

  • Five area teams win state hoops...

    A 3-for-3 showing by Las Vegas-area girls basketball teams served up good news for local fans on Friday night as the state tournaments opened at campus sites around New Mexico.

    CLASS 4A GIRLS
    No. 9 West Las Vegas (19-10) beat No. 8 Hope Christian (13-16) 59-49 in Albuquerque.

  • Luna puts softball coach on leave

    Details remain sparse on the reason Luna Community College head softball coach Lucas Griego has been placed on administrative leave.

    Griego has been on paid leave since early last week, with top assistant Roy Sanchez handling the head-coaching duties in his absence.

    LCC President Ricky Serna said that the school is investigating allegations of “a potential conflict of interest” but declined to elaborate because it is a personnel matter.

  • WLV, RHS sluggers sweep to...

    Baseball teams at West Las Vegas and Robertson got off to a strong start by sweeping doubleheaders against Kirtland Central and Capital, respectively, at home on Saturday.

  • Tough weekend for NMHU

    New Mexico Highlands’ baseball and softball teams had trouble matching the offensive firepower of their hosts over the weekend in a pair of Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference road trips.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, March 7-9

    WEDNESDAY (March 7)
    Basketball

    • Class 2A boys’ state tournament: Mora vs. Menaul, 5 p.m., Cleveland High, Rio Rancho
    • Class 3A boys’ state tournament: Pecos vs. Cuba, 6:30 p.m., Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho
    • Las Vegas youth league girls’ games, 5:30 p.m., Rec Center
    Softball
    • Robertson JV at St. Michael’s (DH), 3 p.m., Santa Fe

  • State basketball: Panthers,...

    As their state tournaments began Saturday evening, the Pecos Panthers and Mora Rangers left nothing to chance.

    Both teams rolled to decisive first-round victories and advanced to the quarterfinal rounds, while West Las Vegas and Robertson fell on the road against a couple of the top four squads in Class 4A boys' basketball.

    CLASS 3A BOYS

  • State basketball: Area girls...

    A 3-for-3 showing by Las Vegas-area girls basketball teams served up good news for local fans on Friday night as the state tournaments opened at campus sites around New Mexico.

    CLASS 4A GIRLS

  • College sports — Spring 2018...

    Editor’s note: Events subject to change. Check the latest edition of the Optic.

  • Let the madness begin: The Optic...

    For many in northern New Mexico, this is the most wonderful time of the year.

    State basketball tournaments will tip off this weekend with first-round matchups at campus sites across the Land of Enchantment. Seven area teams are competing in five brackets, each looking to capture the elusive blue trophies that go to the state champions.

    We preview their quests here.

    GIRLS (Friday, March 2, at campus sites)

    CLASS 4A

  • Postgame ruckus casts shadow on...

    Authorities are reportedly reviewing a postgame disturbance that marred the Robertson-St. Michael’s district boys’ basketball semifinal this past Thursday night in Santa Fe.

    Police were summoned to Perez-Shelley Gym for the scuffle, which broke out shortly after the host Horsemen rallied from 11 down to edge the Cardinals 60-58.

    A number of spectators and players were involved in the incident, which spilled from the court floor out into the lobby area. It is unclear the degree to which coaches of both teams were involved.