Today's Sports

  • Topes tumble in Cali

    Albuquerque (63-52) averted a shutout with a late surge but lost its fourth straight game in a 4-2 tally Saturday night in Fresno, Calif.

    The defeat came in the first game of a four-game series at Fresno as the Isotopes continue a road swing in California.
    The trip hasn’t been very fruitful for Albuquerque, which slid into second place in the Pacific Coast League’s American Southern.  Oklahoma City, winner of nine in a row, took sole possession of first with a 65-50 record.
    Fresno (54-60) held the Isotopes to six hits Saturday.

  • Youth football registration...

    Las Vegas Optic

    Registration for Las Vegas’ Youth Football League is under way and continues through Friday, Aug. 16.

    The league, overseen by the City of Las Vegas Recreation Department, is open to youngsters in two age divisions — grades 3-4 and grades 5-6.

    Fee per player is $65. Checks may be made payable to the City of Las Vegas Recreation Department.

    Registration forms are available at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center and should be returned to the same.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 5...

    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Havoc vs. Vegas Boyz, 7:15 p.m., Balls Deep vs. Tecolote, 8:30 p.m.; women’s division game, Lady Hackers vs. Bud, 6 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division game, Blaze vs. Hackers, 7:15 p.m.; women’s division game, Lady Jags vs. Scrubs, 6 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street


  • Fiesta Run winners
  • Hall inducts seven

    By Barry Wilner
    The Associated Press

    CANTON, Ohio — Forcefully and emotionally, Cris Carter summed up the 50th induction ceremony for the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night.

    The seventh and final inductee from the Class of 2013, Carter honored dozens of people in his life who were “going into the Hall of Fame with me tonight,” as he followed Jonathan Ogden, Dave Robinson, Larry Allen, Bill Parcells, Curley Culp and Warren Sapp in being inducted.

  • A-Rod faces long suspension

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez feels singled out — by Major League Baseball in its drug investigation and by his New York Yankees.

    “There are a lot of layers,” he said after homering Friday night for the Double-A Trenton Thunder in his return from a leg injury. “I will say this: There is more than one party that benefits from me not ever stepping back on the field. And that’s not my teammates and it’s not the Yankee fans.”

  • Baca excels in elite gridiron...

    Submitted to the Optic

    Mathew Baca of Las Vegas recently competed in the National Underclassmen Combine Ultimate 100 football skills competition in Los Angeles.  

    Baca will be a frosh this fall at Robertson High School.

  • RHS volleyball announces...

    With the 2013-14 school year rapidly approaching, a number of local athletic programs have begun setting dates for their first official practices.

    Robertson High volleyball, led by head coach Judith Trujillo, announced its first sessions. The team will practice from 7 to 8 a.m. and from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, at Mike Marr Gym.

    The first day prep football teams are allowed to hold official practice is Monday, Aug. 5. For cross country, soccer and volleyball, the first day is the 12th.

  • North-South spikers do their...

    Results from the 2013 North-South volleyball all-star matches held this past week in Albuquerque:

    • In Class 4A-5A, the North prevailed 26-24 and 25-20 for a 2-0 sweep.

    • In Class 2A-3A, the North rallied after a 25-18 opening set defeat, winning 25-19 and 25-16 for a 2-1 comeback triumph.

    • In Class 1A-1B, it was all South. The girls in blue took two, 25-16 and 25-17.

    Former West Las Vegas coach Brian Gurule was head coach for the 2A-3A North squad.

  • Go Fish - August 2, 2013