Today's Sports

  • Weekend Roundup

    A tough start Friday against Colorado Christian only provided fuel for the fire as New Mexico Highlands swept Colorado Christian on Saturday in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball action at Brandt Park.

    Highlands dropped Friday’s series opener 9-6 after digging themselves into an 8-1 hole in the early going.

  • More history for Slack, Cowgirls

    NMHU Sports Information

    TUCSON, Ariz. — The NCAA Division II lead in the heptathlon was no surprise, but who knew senior Salcia Slack would make history on so many levels Thursday and Friday at the 2015 Jim Click Combined Events at the University of Arizona in Tucson?

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • West Las Vegas at Bosque, TBA
    • Robertson JV vs. Raton (DH), 3 p.m.

    • Robertson at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    West Las Vegas (A,B) vs. Portales, 3 p.m., WLV field
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • LCC at Adams State JV (DH), 3 p.m., Alamosa, Colo.

  • Vatos reach Sweet 16 in rugby...

    New Mexico Highlands University’s rugby club concluded a deep run in the national championship tournament over the weekend in Vallejo, Calif.

    The Vatos reached the equivalent of the Sweet Sixteen in the Champions Cup playoffs for small-college rugby, losing 39-24 to Claremont College on Saturday in the PacWest regional semifinals.

    A spot in the Final Four comes with the PacWest Region Championship.

  • Isotopes host Aces

    Las Vegas Optic

    Recaps of the most recent Albuquerque Isotopes baseball games:

    Reno 8, Albuquerque 2

  • Passing the tests - RHS tennis...

    Warren Fulgenzi Jr. was all business Wednesday afternoon, returning serve without much wasted motion — or emotion.

    Upon closing out a set, he allowed himself a fist pump, then went back to work.

    Since transferring — along with sister Brandee and father Warren — from Santa Fe High to Robertson in the offseason, the junior tennis standout has quietly led the Cardinals on a promising run.

  • Topes have new look

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Isotopes reliever Ken Roberts admits he didn’t know a whole lot about his new hometown before arriving last week.

    “All I know is that ‘Breaking Bad’ was here,” Roberts  told the Optic on Monday, the team’s Media Day, at Isotopes Park. “I’m definitely going to check out the Walter White house. When we got into town, the first stop was either there or the stadium, and I figured we’d better get to the stadium first.”

  • Just like old times for Cards,...

    A few years back, the Robertson-Raton baseball rivalry packed postseason electricity into just about every regular-season game between the two. And for good reason, as these longtime 2-3A mates often battled it out for district titles and jockeyed for state seeding in that time period.

    It’s not the same anymore, with Raton out of the district and in an entirely different classification. But Tuesday’s clash at Whorton Field was a throwback to those times when both Cardinals and Tigers were near the front of the pack on the Class 3A diamond.

  • Cowgirl tracksters No. 4 in...

    NMHU Sports Information

    In the rankings released Tuesday by the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls are ranked fourth in the nation and second in the South Central Region.

    Central Missouri holds on to the top spot with Azusa Pacific second. Angelo State leads the South Central Region and is third in the nation.

  • Go Fish - April 10

    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