Today's Sports

  • La Plaza Little League 2019 All-...
  • Frater scores big for United

    In exciting fashion, the New Mexico United defeated the Colorado Rapids, which is an MLS team, in a shootout in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday in Denver.

    With one minute left in stoppage time, New Mexico forward Kevaughn Frater kicked the ball from just outside the box to the bottom corner of the net to tie the match, 2-2, and send it into extra time.

    Once neither team scored in extra time, penalty kicks determined who would win the match.

  • Camp of Champs

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The Robertson Tennis teams will host its  “Camp of Champs” at the tennis courts, located on Fifth street. The camp will run Monday through Thursday, June 17 to 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is open to players ages 6 to 18. It costs $40 per player, and checks can be made out to RHS Tennis.

    Questions can be answered by calling 505-429-7235.

  • Start swimming lessons

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    The Highlands University swimming pool will be offering swim lessons for children ages four and up starting on Friday, June 17. The $30 fee includes eight lessons at either 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday. Registration will take place until June 17 and any questions can be answered by calling the pool at 454-3073.

  • Prep Volleyball: Dominant on the...

    The Northeast All-Star volleyball teams saw some wins over the weekend and gave local talent one last time on the court.

    Faith Flores from Pecos was selected for the small school team while Alianza Darley and Jazmyne Jenkins of Robertson High were selected for the large school team. All three of them also played on the all-star basketball teams the weekend prior.

    “It was pretty cool, being able to play one last time,” Darley said. “Just like basketball, it was bittersweet.”

  • La Plaza to host district...

    The La Plaza Little League will host the 2019 district tournament from Saturday until June 21 at Rodriguez Park and the Highlands University baseball and softball fields.

    Seniors Softball at Highlands

    Saturday, June 15
    • Taos vs. La Plaza, 9 a.m.

    Sunday, June 16
    • Taos vs. La Plaza, 11 a.m.
    • If needed, 3 p.m.

    Majors Softball at La Plaza Field

  • Go Fish: Friday, June 14

    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
    Cochiti Lake: Steven Dominguez of Rio Rancho caught a 30-inch, 9.5-pound, northern pike June 8. He was using a bluegill pattern Rat L Trap.

  • Not the wanted result

    ALBUQUERQUE — Friday night lights were rough for the North as they lost 26–25 in the last few minutes of the Large School North-South All-Star game.

    “We did great,” West Las Vegas graduate Antonio Bustamante said of his team. “It was hard to play — those refs were with the blue team. A lot of bad calls. It was horrible.”

    With the score tied at 19, the North scored its final touchdown of the game to put them up by six points.
    The North all-stars did overcome many of the penalties.

  • New Mexico United suffers first...

    ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico United lost its first game at home, in front of a sold-out crowd, on Saturday, 3–0, to the Sacramento Republic FC at Isotopes Park.

    “I think that is only the second time this year we have been kept off the scoreline,” coach Troy Lesesne said. “That is going to happen. Maybe not losing 3–0, but this type of result at home and some adversity, it was going to happen.”
    Prior to the loss on Saturday, the United had a 1–1 draw against OKC Energy FC on June 5.

  • Prep Softball: Memorable final...

    Pecos senior Faith Flores finished her high school career in the most memorable way: she homered for the first time.
    “It’s awesome,” she said. “Honestly, that is the way to go out.”

    Flores was the first batter at the plate in the second inning for the North all-star team on Tuesday when the ball sailed over the left field fence. Her new teammates then greeted her as she crossed home plate.

    “It was a good feeling,” she said. “I was happy.”