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Today's Sports

  • Bustos brings Lobos to town

    Vera Jo Bustos had a few guests with her the last time she came back to her hometown.

    They were Jaisa Nunn, Antonia Anderson, Madi Washington and Aisa Robertson of the University of New Mexico women’s basketball team.

    Bustos, an assistant with the UNM women’s program for the last several years, accompanied the Lobo foursome to the 2018 USA Basketball 3x3 National Championships April 21-22 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

  • Late picks key to draft success

    By Rob Maaddi
    The Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA — Eighteen starters in the last Super Bowl were selected in the fourth round or lower, including six players who didn’t get a call until the NFL draft was over.

    While first-round picks receive most of the attention and players chosen the first two days of the draft get more money and better job security, success on Day 3 of the draft often separates the elite teams from the good ones.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 27-...

    FRIDAY (April 27)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque 
    • Luna vs. Howard College (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    • NMHU at Adams State, 3 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.
    • Las Vegas Little League games, TBA, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Luna vs. Midland College (DH), 1 p.m., WLV field 
    • Mora vs. Tucumcari (DH), 3 p.m., Mora

  • Pecos coach charged with sexual...

    An educator and assistant boys basketball coach was arrested Tuesday at his Pecos home on sexual misconduct charges.

    Dominick Baca, 29, of Pecos, has been charged with three counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor, both fourth degree felonies, according to the New Mexico State Police.

  • RHS tennis locks up district...

    Robertson dominated this week’s pre-district tennis tournaments for District 2 1A-4A, collecting dual 5-0 championship runs at the Capital tennis complex Friday in Santa Fe.

    The Lady Cardinals defeated St. Michael’s 5-0, getting straight-set wins from their top three singles players.
    Meanwhile, the Cardinal boys beat Santa Fe Prep 5-0.

    Robertson, coached by Warren Fulgenzi, will attempt to add to its state championship trophy case May 2-5 in Albuquerque.

  • Local teams solidify spots in 2-...

    Dismissing the Pojoaque Elks with a 13-6 and 11-1 doubleheader sweep on Monday, the Robertson Cardinals passed the 20-win mark.

    Robertson is ranked No. 1 in Class 4A baseball according to the final NMOTSC.com coaches’ poll with one weekend left in the regular season.

    Zach Jordan hit a home run and a double in one game, driving in three runs and finishing 3 for 4. Antonio Padilla joined Jordan with three hits. Both Antonio Cordova, who accounted for five runs batted in, and Caleb Marrujo, had two hits; Marrujo drove in two runs.

  • Coca shatters state mark

    Having already qualified for state in all three distance running events — two of which he won state titles in last May — West Las Vegas senior Miguel Coca has now turned his attention to the record book.

    Coca finished the 800-meter run in a winning time of 1:55.17 this past Saturday at the Mark Shumate Invitational hosted by Albuquerque’s Menaul School.

  • College softball: Cowgirls drop...

    Highlands softball lost three of four games in a weekend homestand against Colorado-Colorado Springs, dipping to 9-35 overall and 5-30 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    The Cowgirls wrap up the season this weekend with a four-game set against Regis at Cowgirl Field.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 25-...

    WEDNESDAY (April 25)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Pecos vs. Mora (DH), 3 p.m., Pecos
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Mora (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    • Las Vegas Little League games, TBA, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Mora (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    Track and field

  • Disc golf tourney in Vegas...

    Late registration is still available for those who want to get in on the action for this weekend's 10th annual Steve Watson Memorial Disc Golf Tournament.

    The tourney will run Saturday and Sunday at the Gene Torres Golf Course. Late registration will be offered from 7 to 8 a.m. Saturday at the clubhouse just prior to the event.

    The Steve Watson Memorial is a C-tier event in the Professional Disc Golf Association; it is a four-round singles tournament.

    Fees range from $60 (MPO, FPO) to $50 advanced, $40 intermediate, $30 recreational, and $30 juniors.