Today's Sports

  • 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)

    • 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
    • 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.

  • 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.”