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Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 11...

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Salt Lake City, Utah
    Football
    • Las Vegas Grizzlies at Voodoo, TBA, Albuquerque

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League minors division playoff games, 6:15 and 7:45 p.m., Keyes Park
    Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    TUESDAY
    Baseball

  • Homers not enough for Topes

    The Albuquerque Isotopes combined for three home runs Wednesday night — tying a season high — but couldn’t hang on, falling 6-5 to the visiting El Paso Chihuahuas.

    The defeat dipped Albuquerque below the .500 mark again at 29-30 — three and a half games behind Salt Lake for first place in the Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern.

    El Paso (28-32), the division’s third-place team, earned at least a split of the four-game series, which was to wrap up with a Thursday matinee at Isotopes Park.

  • One last dance - North-South...

    It’s been a whirlwind of a month for Jaci Fulgenzi.

    Fulgenzi, 18, graduated from Robertson this past weekend.  She has unofficially committed to New Mexico Military Institute to play college tennis, continuing a career that has produced a state doubles title (with sister Jenese), two runner-up doubles finishes and four consecutive state team championships.

    And this week she is in Albuquerque as the school’s lone representative in the North-South tennis all-star matches.

  • Postseason perfection - Golden...

    By Tom Withers
    The Associated Press

    CLEVELAND — Kevin Durant released his deep shot, the one he always makes in his dreams.

    As the ball hung in the air, his plan to win a championship, Golden State’s grip on the series, Cleveland’s last-gasp attempt to defend its title, all of it was on the line.

    Perfect.

  • ‘Skillz and Drillz’
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 9...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Salt Lake City
    • Class 1A-4A North-South all-star games, 7 p.m., Rio Rancho
    • LVLL championship games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, starting at 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Basketball
    • Class 1A-2A North-South girls’ all-star game, 6 p.m., Cibola High, Albuquerque
    Football
    • Class 3A-4A North-South all-star game, 7 p.m., Nusenda Community Stadium, Albuquerque
    Softball

  • Vatos place fifth at nationals

    The New Mexico Highlands University rugby club defeated Duke 31-0 to claim fifth place in the National Small College Rugby Organization sevens tournament on Sunday in Chester, Pa.

    The Vatos, who’d won the last two national championships in sevens rugby, were bumped from contention for a third straight title Saturday after finishing in third place in the pool play round.

    First-year NSCRO participant Christendom College (Va.) — a team the Vatos beat on Saturday — went on to edge St. Mary’s (Md.) 24-19 in the final on Sunday afternoon.

  • Valdez’s secret: Hard work

    Submitted to the Optic

    Robertson High School 2017 graduate Victoria Valdez is the second recipient of the Eliana Marie Herrera Memorial Scholarship.

  • Obstacle race will benefit RHS...

    Community members are invited to take on an obstacle course race this weekend that will generate funds for the benefit of Robertson High School’s athletic department.

    The event will take place Sunday, June 11, with all participants meeting at the Cardinal Stadium football field. Registration is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. with first wave of runners starting at 9.  The runners will be moving throughout the campus, completing various obstacles covering approximately 2 miles.

  • Warriors go up 2-0

    By Janie McCauley
    The Associated Press

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry dribbled every which way and ran a circle around LeBron James, then drove left through the paint and beat him to the rim for a right-handed layup over the star’s outstretched arm in a move reminiscent of his recent MVP magic.

    Steve Kerr got a front-row seat again for the show, delighted to be back on the bench witnessing those signature moments he has seen so many times before.