Today's Sports

  • Ortiz key in two comebacks for...

    Arjay Ortiz left a lasting impression to the end of his prep career over the weekend at the 2018 North-South All-Star Games, playing a key role in game-winning drives on both the football field and the hardwood.

    Ortiz hauled in one touchdown catch and rushed for another to help the Class 3A-4A North football team slip past the South 20-19 on Friday at Nusenda Community Stadium.

  • Isotoeps: Storm Chasers prevail...

    The Albuquerque Isotopes slipped to .500 (32-32) after coming up short in a 2-0 shutout Monday at Omaha.

    Both starting pitchers shined, but Omaha’s Jonathan Dziedzic (3-5) had the edge with five hits, two walks and five strikeouts in seven innings.

    His counterpart David Holmberg (2-5) struck out six and held Omaha to five hits — but the last two hurt.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, June 13-16

    WEDNESDAY (June 13)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Little League games, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League games: Tea Time vs. AVRH Scrubs, 6:30 p.m.; Tea Time vs. Bud Light, 7:30 p.m.; Ol’ Sons vs. Zia Boys, 8:40 p.m., Rodriguez Park


    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

  • Seventh inning keys Topes'...

    Despite getting only five hits against Iowa’s pitching Thursday evening, the Albuquerque Isotopes proved efficient in a 3-1 win at Principal Park in Des Moines.

    The Isotopes (31-29) capitalized on three walks and one hit in the seventh inning to put three runs on the board. That broke a scoreless stalemate and was enough for the visitors to take their second win in three days against the Cubs (23-35).

  • Majic move: Longtime WLV coach...

    In filling its newly vacant girls’ basketball coaching position, Robertson High School didn’t have to look too far.

    Jose “Majic” Medina, the longtime head coach across the river at West Las Vegas, has reportedly accepted the Lady Cardinals’ head coaching position.

    Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, director fo co-curricular activities for the Las Vegas City Schools, confirmed that Medina had been selected for the vacancy. Interviews of several candidates took place throughout the day Wednesday.

  • Quintana out at RHS softball

    Robertson is looking for a new head softball coach.

    The school will be looking to replace head coach Michael Quintana, ending Quintana’s three-year run leading the program.

    Las Vegas City Schools Superintendent Kelt Cooper told the Optic earlier this week that the coach would not be returning but declined to discuss publicly the reasons for that decision.

    Quintana himself said he chose to resign as of late last week. “Despite the rumors going around, I was not fired, nor was I under investigation.”

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, June 10-13

    SUNDAY (June 10)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Omaha Storm Chasers, 1:05 p.m., Omaha, Neb.


    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Omaha Storm Chasers, 11:05 a.m., Omaha, Neb.
    • Little League games, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League games: Lady Jags vs. I’d Hit That, 6:30 p.m.; AVRH Scrubs vs. I’d Hit That, 7:30 p.m.; Dirty Dicks vs. Blaze, 8:40 p.m., Rodriguez Park

  • North-South fest features 29...

    For one last hurrah, some 28 Las Vegas-area athletes — and one coach — will suit up this weekend as North All-Stars.

    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association will host its annual North-South All-Star Extravaganza mainly on Friday and Saturday in the greater Albuquerque area.

    The NMHSCA, with input from coaches around the state, honors members of the senior class each school year with selection to the all-star lineups.

    A glance at the particulars follows.

  • Isotopes split first two in Iowa

    Victor Caratini’s line drive to left field brought in two Iowa Cub runs for a 4-3 walk-off win against visiting Albuquerque on Wednesday in Des Moines, Iowa.

    The Cubs had trailed 3-2 entering the bottom of the ninth inning. Caratini connected on a 1-2 count strike from Isotopes reliever D.J. Johnson (0-1), and both Mark Zagunis and Mike Freeman made it home.

    Iowa led 2-0 after scoring twice in the bottom of the first. Efren Navarro hit an RBI double to score Freeman, and then Caratini’s groundout enabled Taylor Davis to score.

  • Go Fish: Friday, June 8

    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
    Conchas Lake: Joshua Sped, age 13, of Albuquerque, caught a 2-pound white bass May 28. He was using shrimp. Todd Castle of Albuquerque caught a 5-pound largemouth bass June 3. He was using a Texas rigged senko.