Today's Sports

  • La Plaza Seniors embrace new...

    It’s tough enough to win one state championship and advance to regionals one time.

    La Plaza Seniors softball manager Andrew Lucero and four of his players have reached that milestone twice now.

    Lucero was the skipper of La Plaza’s Juniors squad in 2015, when that team captured the state title and went on — as Team New Mexico — to the Southwest regional bracket. That group made a solid run before succumbing to eventual champ West Texas.

  • Dog days of summer: Isotopes...

    Albuquerque’s play has gone south.

    The division-leading El Paso Chihuahuas have come north.

    It was a bad juxtaposition on Monday, as the Chihuahuas prevailed 6-3 in the opener of an important head-to-head series at Isotopes Park.

  • La Plaza 9-11 girls state...

    Good decisions at the plate and Denika Montoya’s pitching arm enabled La Plaza 9-11 softball team to make it all the way to the state championship game over the weekend.

    But those factors weren’t enough to overcome powerful Silver City, which won 17-0 in Sunday’s final.

    La Plaza 9-11 finished as state runners-up.

    The team — which accounted for 31 of a combined 50-run deluge in the District 4 title game against Las Vegas — kept its offense clicking with wins over Belen (17-2) and Pojoaque (13-7) on Saturday.

  • Little hype for women at Cup

    By Anne M. Peterson
    The Associated Press

    MOSCOW — The “next” World Cup got plenty of hype in Russia. A massive cube was alight with video images of “Qatar 2022” in Gorky Park, while the ground floor of the high-end shopping mall at Red Square was devoted to displays touting the event.

    But apart from a social media campaign, there was little attention on the (actual) next senior World Cup: the women’s tournament next year in France.

    That was surprising.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, July 18-22

    WEDNESDAY (July 18)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. El Paso Chihuahuas, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Adult League games: Lady Jags vs. I’d Hit That, 6:30 p.m.; Tea Time vs. AVRH Scrubs, 7:30 p.m.; Rodriguez Park


    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. El Paso Chihuahuas, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

  • Dozens participate in children...

     More from the 2018 Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run, held July 1:

    1-mile walk participants

  • Alarcon scores again

     Baseball season went extra long for Robbie Alarcon this year.

  • France, Croatia in World Cup...

     The Associated Press

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, July 15-18


  • Fuentes: All-Star MVP

    Wednesday’s Triple-A All-Star Game showcased to all of Minor League Baseball what the Albuquerque Isotopes have known all season — this Josh Fuentes guy is pretty good.

    Fuentes was named MVP of the game after helping the Pacific Coast League All-Stars to a 12-7 victory over the International League. The game lured 10,516 fans to Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio.

    Fuentes started at third base for the PCL. He hit a solo home run and drove in another run, going 2 for 3.