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Today's News

  • Interleague softball

    Las Vegas Little League Aggies’ Ariana Sanchez puts the ball in play against La Plaza’s Jayhawks during one of four interleague softball games Tuesday night in town.

    The two local leagues have demonstrated renewed cooperation, beefing up the number of interleague contests in both baseball and softball.
     

  • Barela out as RHS girls' coach

    Leroy Barela, who led the Robertson girls’ basketball team to a 25-4 record and a couple of deep runs in the state tournament, is leaving the position effective immediately.
    Barela confirmed that he resigned Tuesday, and he said the decision was his.
    In recent weeks, a petition raising concerns about Barela was reportedly circulated by some parents of players in the RHS program. Among the complaints was the coach’s reported treatment of girls on the team.

  • Go Fish: Friday, June 1

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the week

  • Caps get even in the desert

    By Greg Beacham
    The Associated Press
    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Alex Tuch collected the skittering puck with absolutely nothing between him and the tying goal with two minutes left in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.
    Braden Holtby reacted with pure instinct.
    Washington’s goalie stretched back and lunged to his right with his stick, thrusting the paddle into the exact 4-inch slot of air through which Tuch’s shot was headed for the net.
    “Luckily it hit me,” Holtby said with a shrug.

  • Topes fall in 11th

    Fresno’s Jon Kemmer scored on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 11th inning, boosting the Grizzlies to a 12-11 win over Albuquerque on Wednesday night at the Lab.

    That followed a successful road trip for the Isotopes, who won a series in Sacramento for the first time, taking three of five games in the California capital.

    Albuquerque hit four home runs Wednesday and rallied from the 8-3 deficit they faced going into the sixth inning.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, June 1-5

    FRIDAY (June 1)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Little League games, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park

    SATURDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Rugby
    • NMHU Vatos at NSCRO 7s national championships, TBA, Philadelphia

  • Statewide race Q & A: Brian Colón, candidate for state auditor

    Brian Colón, candidate for state auditor, reached out to the Optic to take some questions recently. The Albuquerque resident is facing Bill McCamley of Las Cruces in Tuesday's New Mexico Democratic primary.

    Optic: An Albuquerque Journal poll of 444 likely Democratic voters, published last weekend, showed you have a commanding 26-point lead over Bill McCamley. What went through your mind when you first saw the result, and what sort of impact does that tend to have on a campaign?

  • Primary election letter deadline

    Letters addressing candidates for any New Mexico office in the June 5 primary election must be received by the Optic by Wednesday, May 30, 5 p.m.

    Letters received after this time will be published after the June 5 election.

     

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  • Barela out as RHS girls' basketball coach

    Leroy Barela, who led the Robertson girls’ basketball team to a 25-4 record this past winter and the second of a couple of deep runs in the state tournament, is leaving the position effective immediately.

    Barela confirmed that he resigned Tuesday, and he said the decision was his.

  • Class dismissed

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    A graduating class of 98 at Robertson High School and 38 at Mora High participated in commencement ceremonies Friday.

    Jeffrey T. Houdek and State Rep. Tomás Salazar were the commencement speakers for Robertson High School.

    The RHS ceremonies were concluded with a rousing rendition of the Cardinal fight song, with the band directed by Martin Sena.