Today's Sports

  • Isotopes turn down the Sounds

    Reversing course after giving up a sweep to Memphis, the Albuquerque Isotopes climbed back to even on the season with a third straight win over Nashville on Monday night at Isotopes Park.

    Albuquerque (35-35) won 3-2, holding on in a decent effort for both defenses. The win puts the Isotopes back in second place in the Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern, five games behind Salt Lake (40-30).

  • Five locals All-State on the...

    Several Las Vegas student-athletes have been honored with all-state recognition in baseball and softball by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. All-state honors were announced this week.



    The first-team all-state for Class 4A includes Robbie Alarcon, senior pitcher from West Las Vegas; Brandon Lucero, junior pitcher from Robertson; Richard Armijo, senior utility player from Robertson.

    Alarcon was also named second-team all-state as an outfielder.

  • Hopes on rise for Mexico

    By Carlos Rodriguez
    The Associated Press

    MOSCOW — Mexico is starting to dream big after beating defending World Cup champion Germany.

    The 1-0 win was among the biggest victories in Mexican soccer history, and is giving the team’s players confidence that they could reach the quarterfinals in Russia or perhaps beyond.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, June 20-22

    WEDNESDAY (June 20)

    • Little League games, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League games: Lady Jags vs. AVRH Scrubs, 6:30 p.m.; AVRH Scrubs vs. Tea Time, 7:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park


    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    • Little League games, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park

  • Making room for more

    Already the single largest sporting event in Las Vegas in terms of the number of participants, the Fiesta Run just made room for more.

    In addition to competitive 10-kilometer and 5K runs and a 5K walk for all ages as well as a 1-mile children’s run, this year’s Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run (Sunday, July 1) is adding a 1-mile recreational walk for those 13 and older.

  • Camp of Champs tennis starts...

    The aptly named Camp of Champs, which runs Monday through Thursday, aims to share some of the fundamentals that built Robertson tennis dynasty.

    The clinic, which is open to age 5 and older, will be held daily from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the RHS tennis courts on Fifth Street.

    An entry fee of $40 a player should be made payable via check to “RHS Tennis Team.” Registration will be held at 5 p.m. Monday prior to the first session.

    For more information, call Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, 505-429-7235.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, June 17-20

    SUNDAY (June 17)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Nashville Sounds, 6:05 p.m.,
    Isotopes Park, Albuquerque


    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Nashville Sounds, 6:35 p.m.,
    Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Little League games, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park

  • Learn hoops from Vera Jo

    Local basketball players from second graders to seniors in high school will have the chance to learn from one of Las Vegas’ all-time greats when VJ’s Elite Basketball Camp comes to town.

    Vera Jo Bustos is bringing her camp to her hometown for a second straight year Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1, at Robertson’s Mike Marr Gym.

    The camp is open to both boys and girls entering grades two through 12 this coming school year. The cost per camper is $50; sign up through vjselite.com.

  • Topes shut out by Memphis

    For the second straight game, the Albuquerque offense couldn’t find its way onto the scoreboard.

    The Isotopes lost 11-0 to Memphis on Wednesday night in the opening game of a seven-day homestand at Isotopes Park.

    Albuquerque dipped below .500 to 32-33, falling a half game behind El Paso and six and a half behind division-leading Salt Lake. Those teams won Wednesday, both by one-run margins.

  • Go Fish: Friday, June 15

    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.

    Catch of the week
    Monastery Lake: Dominic Landavazo, age 8, of Albuquerque, caught a rainbow trout estimated to be 15 to 16 inches in length June 3. He was using salmon peach PowerBait.