Today's Sports

  • Deadlines near for youth...

    Deadlines are approaching for local youngsters to get signed up for youth football and soccer leagues this fall. The City of Las Vegas Recreation Department is registering participants for its youth football league through Aug. 12.

    Forms and information are available at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Coaches are also needed and must complete volunteer applications, also available at the Rec. The youth football league includes Juniors (ages 8-10) and Seniors (ages 11-12) divisions. Sports physicals are required for these tackle-football divisions.

  • Isotopes nip Iowa in 12 innings

    Jordan Patterson’s sacrifice fly allowed Ryan McMahon to score the winning run in walk-off fashion Tuesday night, and the Albuquerque Isotopes edged visiting Iowa 7-6 in 12 innings.

    The win salvaged a split of the four-game series. Patterson also hit his team-high 22nd home run for the Topes, who were idle on Wednesday.

  • WLV meeting for players, parents...

    From Las Vegas Optic reports
    There will be a mandatory parent and athlete meeting for all parents and athletes competing for the West Las Vegas Schools at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 in the West Las Vegas High School Cafeteria.
    This meeting is mandated by the New Mexico Activities Association, said Richard Tripp, WLV athletic coordinator.
    Questions can be directed to Tripp, at 505-426-2517 or 505-429-5617.

  • Saloon Shots earn trip to...

    Submitted to the Optic
    A Las Vegas-based pool and billiards team, the Saloon Shots, has earned a shot at the upcoming American Pool Association World Championships Tournament in the other Las Vegas (Nev.) later this month.

  • Prodigal pitchers lead Cubs

    Former Albuquerque Isotope pitcher Eddie Butler came back to haunt his old club on a blustery Monday night at The Lab.
    Butler, who pitched for the Isotopes each of the last two summers, struck out five and limited Albuquerque to one run on six hits and one walk through a start that lasted five innings. That helped his current team, the visiting Iowa Cubs, take a 5-3 verdict over the Topes.

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  • ‘Big3’ faces uphill battle

    From his days when he was known primarily as a rap and hip-hop artist with the ground-breaking NWA to his time as an actor in the “Friday” franchise and other films, Ice Cube has been a fixture in American pop culture since the late Eighties.

    Thus he lends some bona fide celebrity presence to his latest venture, the Big3 basketball league he’s currently attempting to nurture into the big time.

  • Go Fish - July 30, 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
    Pecos River: Joseph Orona, 6, of Los Lunas, caught a 16-inch rainbow trout July 16. He was fishing near Terrero and using salmon eggs.

    Ute Lake:  Wade McPherson of Hereford, Texas, caught and released a 6.26-pound largemouth bass July 23. He was using a jig.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 30...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Iowa Cubs, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Iowa Cubs, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Iowa Cubs, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park


  • Isotopes retaliate against Storm...

    Last time out was rough for Albuquerque pitcher Zach Jemiola.

    Jemiola gave up nine earned runs on 10 hits and three walks in a truncated start that lasted just four innings, and the Isotopes stumbled to a 14-11 loss to Tacoma.

    This time, Jemiola wasn’t perfect, but he was efficient. He scattered 10 hits and only one walk over six complete innings, allowing just one run on Wednesday night in the Isotopes’ 13-1 win over Omaha at Isotopes Park.