Today's Sports

  • Robertson tennis teams wrap up...

    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.

    Brandelyn Fulgenzi d. Haley Garcia, 6-0, 6-0
    Lauren Fulgenzi d. Cameron Calbrese, 6-0, 6-0

  • Brandee's next step: Lady...

    Robertson senior Brandelyn Fulgenzi will still be wearing Cardinal red this coming fall.

    Only she’ll be doing so representing the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.

    Fulgenzi on Wednesday afternoon made official her college destination, and it just so happens that UIW shares a mascot and school colors with Robertson.

    She becomes the latest of the Las Vegas Fulgenzi tennis dynasty to take her talents to the collegiate ranks.

  • Coca wins in Marilyn meet

    Miguel Coca made a convincing claim on the title of fastest mile runner in New Mexico, finishing first in the Marilyn Sepulveda Meet of Champions on Monday in Albuquerque.

    The Marilyn Sepulveda Meet of Champions is an annual invitation-only track and field competition hosted at the University of New Mexico’s complex. It’s a de facto all-star meet bringing top prep athletes from different school classifications together for each individual event.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 22-...

    SUNDAY (April 22)

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 1:05 p.m., Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 1:30 and 3 p.m., UWC campus, Montezuma
    • NMHU vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs (DH), 11 a.m., Cowgirl Field

  • Tripp to leave WLV post

    For a second time, Richard Tripp is retiring from West Las Vegas.

    Tripp, whose first go-round working for his alma mater included 29 years teaching English and history in addition to coaching basketball, baseball and football, said he is leaving his athletic coordinator post as of July 1. He had been serving in that capacity since 2014, lured out of retirement after a brief stint at Atrisco Heritage.

  • Savannah smiles: RHS track...

    Believe it or not, Savannah Sena used to hate running.

    But prodded on by her parents when she was in seventh grade, she began to acquire a taste for running as part of conditioning and preparation for sports in general.

    Eventually, the running itself became something she loved — or at least liked, a lot.

    “I like the competition,” she said. “You have to work hard to reach the finish line.”

  • LV summer softball is on tap

    Rosters are now being accepted for this year’s Meadow City Adult Summer Softball League.

    Deadline to submit rosters to the city recreation office (Abe Montoya Rec Center, 1751 North Grand Ave.) is Friday, May 11. Contact the office at 426-3212 for more information.

    Fees are $550 per team, which includes sponsor fee and team player fee. Both men’s and women’s leagues are planned.

    A co-ed softball league and mush-ball league are also in the works, according to the city recreation department.

  • Isotopes' road woes...

    Daniel Castro kept his hitting streak alive at 12 games, but the Albuquerque Isotopes continued to struggle in the early going Wednesday night, falling 14-2 at Tacoma, Wash.

    Castro’s hit streak leads the Pacific Coast League, and teammate Josh Fuentes is right behind him with an 11-game streak. On another positive note, David Dahl is back in the lineup off the seven-day disabled list.

  • Tuesday's gone with the wind

    Maybe the 76 mph peak wind gusts should be considered part of the home-field advantage.

    Robertson and West Las Vegas baseball and softball teams all hosted games on Tuesday afternoon despite extreme windy conditions — and all four local squads came out victorious.

    To be sure, the wind did plenty of damage. As the Optic reported, the gusts tore chunks of roofing materials off local buildings, and they created havoc with power lines and electrical currents.

  • Little Leagues open seasons

    Both local Little Leagues opened their seasons with emotional tributes this past weekend.
    Las Vegas Little League, dedicating its season to the late Lacy Houdek and brothers Tom and John Gallegos on behalf of their supportive family, kicked off on Saturday morning at Keyes Park.

    La Plaza Little League honored three families at its opening ceremony on Sunday afternoon at Rodriguez Park. The season was dedicated to Art Archuleta, Tony Lopez and Manuel Ortega, with salutes to the Archuleta, Lopez and Ortega families.