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Today's News

  • Pecos coach charged with sexual misconduct

    An educator and assistant boys basketball coach was arrested Tuesday at his Pecos home on sexual misconduct charges.

    Dominick Baca, 29, of Pecos, has been charged with three counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor, both fourth degree felonies, according to the New Mexico State Police.

  • RHS tennis locks up district titles

    Robertson dominated this week’s pre-district tennis tournaments for District 2 1A-4A, collecting dual 5-0 championship runs at the Capital tennis complex Friday in Santa Fe.

    The Lady Cardinals defeated St. Michael’s 5-0, getting straight-set wins from their top three singles players.
    Meanwhile, the Cardinal boys beat Santa Fe Prep 5-0.

    Robertson, coached by Warren Fulgenzi, will attempt to add to its state championship trophy case May 2-5 in Albuquerque.

  • Local teams solidify spots in 2-4A

    Dismissing the Pojoaque Elks with a 13-6 and 11-1 doubleheader sweep on Monday, the Robertson Cardinals passed the 20-win mark.

    Robertson is ranked No. 1 in Class 4A baseball according to the final NMOTSC.com coaches’ poll with one weekend left in the regular season.

    Zach Jordan hit a home run and a double in one game, driving in three runs and finishing 3 for 4. Antonio Padilla joined Jordan with three hits. Both Antonio Cordova, who accounted for five runs batted in, and Caleb Marrujo, had two hits; Marrujo drove in two runs.

  • Coca shatters state mark

    Having already qualified for state in all three distance running events — two of which he won state titles in last May — West Las Vegas senior Miguel Coca has now turned his attention to the record book.

    Coca finished the 800-meter run in a winning time of 1:55.17 this past Saturday at the Mark Shumate Invitational hosted by Albuquerque’s Menaul School.

  • College softball: Cowgirls drop 3 of 4 to Lions

    Highlands softball lost three of four games in a weekend homestand against Colorado-Colorado Springs, dipping to 9-35 overall and 5-30 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    The Cowgirls wrap up the season this weekend with a four-game set against Regis at Cowgirl Field.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 25-27

    WEDNESDAY (April 25)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Pecos vs. Mora (DH), 3 p.m., Pecos
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Mora (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    • Las Vegas Little League games, TBA, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Mora (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    Track and field

  • San Miguel County Commissioner questionnaires, District 3
  • San Miguel County Commissioner, District 1 — candidate questionnaires

    Editor’s note: Here are questionnaire responses from the Democratic Party candidates for San Miguel County Commissioner, District 1, in the June 5 primary. 

    No candidates from other parties filed to run in the June 5 primary. Read the Optic in the weeks ahead to see other primary candidate replies.

    HAROLD M. GARCIA

    Office sought: District 1 County Commissioner.

    Age: 55.

  • Who really lives there?
  • Mora County Commissioner, District 2 — candidate questionnaires

    Editor’s note: Here are all three Democratic Party candidates for Mora County Commissioner, District 2. No candidates from other parties filed to run in the June 5 Democratic primary. Read the Optic in the weeks ahead to see other primary candidate replies.

    RANDALL J. REGENSBERG

    Office sought:  Mora County Commission Seat, District 2.

    Age: 60. 

    Contact:  P.O. Box 95, Holman, N.M., 87723, 575-387-2635.