Today's Sports

  • Free soccer clinic Wed.

    Las Vegas Optic

    Local youngsters interested in picking up some soccer skills and tricks are invited to a free one-hour clinic at 6 p.m. this coming Wednesday at the Mountain View Drive soccer fields.

    The free clinic is presented by Challenger Soccer Camps and sponsored by the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League.

    Participants and parents will have a chance to register for Challenger’s weeklong camp, coming June 6-10 to the United World College campus in Montezuma. Those who register at the clinic will receive free jerseys or T-shirts.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 20...

    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. New Orleans Zephyrs, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    •La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park

    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. New Orleans Zephyrs, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    •Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, Commerce and Mountain View fields

  • Panthers reach 3A title game

    ALBUQUERQUE — A shaky start doomed the Pecos Panthers’ upset bid in the Class 3A state baseball championship game with top-ranked Texico Friday at Isotopes Park.

    Texico added to its trophy case after securing a 6-2 victory.

    Four early errors on defense hurt Pecos.

    The Wolverines scored three runs on three hits, one walk and a hit-by-pitch reach in the top of the first inning.

    Texico extended its lead to 5-0 with two more hits, two errors and a hit-by-pitch reach in the second inning.

  • LV tracksters capture three...

    ALBUQUERQUE — Nicholas Gurule finished his high school athletics career as a winner — a three-time state champion, in fact — with one herculean throw in the javelin Saturday at UNM Track and Soccer Complex.

    Angelica Montoya carved her name into history as well, earning a state title in the discus on Friday.

    And Robertson grabbed another state championship in the girls’ relays, this time racing to victory in the 1,600-meter medley.

  • BREAKING : More state titles...

    ALBUQUERQUE - West Las Vegas javelin thrower Nicholas Gurule earned another state championship in his event, and the Robertson girls' medley relay quartet also reached the winners circle Saturday at the Class 4A state track and field meet at UNM Track and Soccer Complex. 

    They joined Robertson's Angelica Montoya, who won in discus on Friday, as Las Vegas athletes to claim championship medals this weekend. 

    In the team standings, West Las Vegas boys placed sixth and Robertson 11th. Robertson girls were fifth and WLV 15th.

  • Little League 2016


    All games at Rodriguez Park

    Sunday, May 15
    MAJORS: Yankees vs. Athletics, 6 p.m.

    Monday, May 16
    MAJORS: Dodgers vs. Yankees, 5:30 p.m.; Rockies vs. Athletics, 7:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, May 17
    MINORS: Yankees vs. Dodgers, 5:30 p.m.; Cubs vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m.
    SOFTBALL: Cyclones vs. Bratz, 5:30 p.m.; Kryptonite vs. Roadrunners, 7:30 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 15...

    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Round Rock Express, 1:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •La Plaza Little League game, Rodriguez Park
    •Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 2 p.m., Montezuma
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Round Rock Express, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keys Park
    •La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park


  • BREAKING : Montoya rules in...

    ALBUQUERQUE -- Robertson's Angelica Montoya became the first local athlete to win a state championship in the Class 4A track and field meet, winning in girls discus Friday. 

    Montoya, a sophomore, threw for 120-4, winning by nearly 13 feet. It is her second medal in a throwing event. As an eighth grader, she placed thirdin the shot put.


    ALBUQUERQUE -- Texico 6, Pecos 2, final, in Class 3A state baseball championship game at Isotopes Park. Relief pitcher Arturo Archuleta strikes out two Wolverine batters in top of 3rd, stranding three to escape bases-loaded jam. Texico had no-hitter going through three before Panthers struck for first time in bottom of 4th.

  • Robertson boys’ golf seventh at...

    Las Vegas Optic

    Robertson senior Robert Gallegos finished 16th individually and helped the Cardinals to a seventh place team result in the Class 1A-4A state golf tournament this week at Nancy Lopez Golf Course at Spring River in Roswell.

    Gallegos was up on the leaderboard after shooting a 78 for Monday’s first round. But he dropped back into the pack a bit after his 85 on Tuesday. He finished with a gross score of 163.