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Today's Sports

  • Batter up! Isotopes focus on...

    Whether it’s helping Albuquerque win baseball games or helping themselves reach the promised land of Major League Baseball, Isotopes players seem to be in agreement on what’s most important in those quests.

    “Consistency is the key,” said Austin House, a relief pitcher who is an alumnus of both Albuquerque’s La Cueva High and the University of New Mexico. “Going about your business every day like a professional. You’ve got to be a consistent player.”

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 8-10

    SUNDAY (April 8)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 1:05 p.m., Salt Lake City
    • NMHU at CSU-Pueblo, noon, Pueblo, Colo.
    Soccer
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 1:30 and 3 p.m., UWC campus, Montezuma
    Softball
    • NMHU at Fort Lewis (DH), 11 a.m., Durango, Colo.

    MONDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 12:05 p.m., Salt Lake City

  • Highlands track ranked 14th in...

    Just two weeks into the outdoor track and field season, the New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field squad is back knocking on a top-10 national ranking.

    The Cowgirls entered the NCAA rankings at No. 14 after a solid meet at the Spank Blasing Open on March 31. In that meet, three NMHU women produce marks putting them among the top four nationally in their event.

    The Cowgirls moved up 44 spots from last week and have now been ranked among the top 15 in the nation in each of the last six seasons.

  • Prep roundup: Just plain stingy

    Brandon Lucero limited West Las Vegas to two hits and a walk (with two late hit-by-pitch reaches) on his way to an 11-0 complete-game shutout Tuesday, and the host Cardinals improved to 12-1 overall and 2-0 in District 2-4A baseball.

    A few miscues proved costly for the Dons (6-7, 0-3).

    After Zach Jordan’s double to lead off the RHS half of the first, WLV pitcher James Archuleta was able to get the next two batters out. But Jordan ended up scoring on a passed ball, and it was 1-0 Robertson.

  • Digging the long ball: Cowboys,...

    Brilliant move. Big hit.

    Getting into the game as a pinch hitter with two outs in the bottom of the extra-inning eighth with one man on and his team down by one, Carlos Ramirez took a big swing at the first pitch he saw from Chris Lacher.

  • Go Fish: Friday, April 6

    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: Tommy Herrera, age 7, of Las Vegas, caught and release a largemouth bass Mar. 25. He was using a 3-inch chartreuse grub.

  • Summer softball meeting Monday

    A summer softball league coaches’ meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, April 9, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

    Roster forms will be handed out, and there will be a discussion on league rules, as well as the starting date for the season.

    Participants are asked to bring any question, suggestions, ideas and concerns.

    For more information, e-mail Loretta Abreu Martin at lmartin@lasvegasnm.gov or text 505-718-2318.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 6-8

    FRIDAY (April 6)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 6:35 p.m., Salt Lake City
    • Luna at Clarendon College (DH), noon, Clarendon, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Adams State, 6 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • Mora at Peñasco, 4 p.m., Peñasco
    • Robertson JV at Pojoaque tourney, TBA
    Softball
    • Luna vs. Frank Phillips College (DH), 1 p.m., WLV field
    • Mora at McCurdy (DH), 3 p.m., Española

  • Encore? Champs look ahead after...

    Not much rest is in store for the West Las Vegas cheer squad.

    With the confetti still settling after the team captured its third Class 1A-4A state championship in co-ed cheer, coaches and cheerleaders are looking ahead.

    Head coach Isabel Cavazos said she and her staff will be getting organized in advance of a productive offseason that will include camps and other activities such as fundraising. Tryouts will be coming up in late April or early May.

  • Prep roundup: Lady Dons sweep St...

    West Las Vegas softball posted its best weekend to date, opening district play by sweeping St. Michael’s 13-4 and 12-3 in Santa Fe.

    With wins in three of their last four games, the Lady Dons are off to a 6-5 start.

    St. Mike’s led 4-2 through the first three innings in game one, scoring all four in the third with the help of errors.