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Today's Sports

  • Snow accepts basketball position...

    By Clayton Jones, NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands University Director of Athletics Craig Snow will no longer lead the Cowboy and Cowgirl athletic department as he’s accepted a position as special assistant to the head coach for The University of New Mexico men’s basketball program, effective immediately.

  • Local athletes compete at...

    From June 23-29, Kaleb Medina and Michael Archuleta from Archuleta’s Elite Boxing Club competed in the USA Junior Olympics National Tournament in Madison, Wisconsin.

    Archuleta and Medina won their bouts on Day one which allowed them to advance to the tougher rounds of competition. Medina placed third overall to take home the bronze medal. Archuleta fell short on the second day, making him unable to advance to day three in the national tournament. He did not place.

  • Isotopes can’t find winning...

    On Monday night, the Albuquerque Isotopes stopped their five game losing skid, defeating the Sacramento River Cats 9–5 in Sacramento.

    The last time they won a game was June 25 against Tacoma Rainiers 9–7 and then lost 9–8, 5–3 and 15–14.
    Albuquerque then started its series against Sacramento, losing 6–1 and 7–2.

    The Isotopes then found their way back to the losing column, falling to the River Cats 11–2 on Tuesday.

  • Gauff swings past Williams

    By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press

    WIMBLEDON — Coco Gauff grew up admiring the Williams sisters. Picked up a tennis racket as a little girl because of them. And on Monday at Wimbledon, still just 15, Gauff beat one of them.

    Gauff, the youngest competitor to qualify at the All England Club in the professional era, showed the poise and power of a much older, much more experienced player, pulling off a 6-4, 6-4 victory in the first round over Venus Williams, who at 39 was the oldest woman in the field.

  • Go Fish: Friday, July 5

    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: Jesse Poor, age 5, of Albuquerque caught his first fish, a 7-inch crappie June 25. He was using a 7-inch orange catfishing worm.

    Fishing report, June 25

  • Little League teams prepare for...

    With six La Plaza teams and two Las Vegas teams advancing to the New Mexico Little League tournament throughout the month of July, they will be hosting multiple fundraisers to help pay for travel and hotel.

    For Las Vegas, 8–10 softball and major baseball advanced. La Plaza has major, junior and major softball, 8–10, junior and senior baseball going to the tournament.

  • Rapinoe scores both goals for U....

    By Anne M. Peterson, Associated Press

    PARIS — Controversy didn’t drive Megan Rapinoe, the big moment did.

    Rapinoe turned turmoil into triumph Friday night, scoring twice in the much-anticipated clash with host France to send the defending champion United States into the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory.

  • Three Isotopes selected for All-...

    By Kevin Collins, Albuquerque Isotopes

    ALBUQUERQUE — Albuquerque Isotopes outfielders Yonathan Daza and Sam Hilliard as well as third baseman Pat Valaika have been named starters for the 2019 Pacific Coast League All-Star Team. The game will be hosted at Southwest University Park in El Paso, Texas on Wednesday, July 10 and will be broadcast on MLB Network.

  • Mind set on the international...

    After winning the triple jump national championship as a sophomore at New Mexico Highlands University, Annie Topal has her mind set on something even bigger: representing her country in the Olympic games.

    Now that the academic year is over, she will be returning home to Papua,  New Guinea and preparing to compete in both the Oceania Games and the Pacific Games.

  • Medina, Ortiz named coaches of...

    Two local coaches were recently named New Mexico Coach of the Year: Jose Medina from Robertson for girls basketball and Patrick Ortiz from Pecos for girls cross country.

    In 2018, Ortiz was named girls cross country coach by both the New Mexico High School Coaching Association and the New Mexico Track and Cross Country Coaches Association. He was also the coach of the year in 2017 for boys cross country.