Today's Sports

  • State track 2013
  • Guerin a three-time champ

    Juliana Guerin made history earlier this month, capturing her third state singles tennis championship in dominant fashion, but it wasn’t quite as easy as the scores might indicate. And given the adversity she had to overcome to defend her title, Guerin appreciates this one every bit as much as the previous two she won as an eighth-grader in 2010 and as a sophomore last spring.

    In a post-championship interview, Guerin shared her thoughts about coming back from injury (again), her journey back to the final, and her plans for continued growth on the court.

  • Coaching jobs open at RHS, WLV

    Three major Meadow City head coaching positions — two at Robertson and one at West Las Vegas — recently opened up for applicants, school officials confirmed this week.

    West Las Vegas plans to advertise its varsity boys’ basketball post after opting not to renew head coach Ernie Rodriguez’s contract, WLVS Superintendent Gene Parson said Wednesday.

    “We’re going to open the position,” Parson said. “At this time, we’re choosing to go in a different direction.”

  • Brian Urlacher retires

    The Associated Press

    CHICAGO  — Brian Urlacher wasn’t sure how dominant he could be any longer, so he’s calling it a career after 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears.

    And what a career it was: Eight Pro Bowl seasons; Defensive Player of the Year in 2005; a trip to the Super Bowl as 2006 NFC champion.

    And now, it’s over. The eight-time Pro Bowler and former UNM Lobo announced his retirement through social media accounts Wednesday.

  • Go Fish - May 24, 2013

    May 21
    Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using Power Bait, worms, Pistol Petes and salmon eggs for trout.   
    Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 67 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using Panther Martins, elk hair caddis, Cimarron specials, Cimarron worms, parachute adams, salmon eggs and worms. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes fair using Pistol Petes, worms, salmon eggs and Power Bait.

  • Darling to host camps for hoops

    The New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball program has announced several June dates for the annual Tiffany Darling Summer Basketball Camps.

    RMAC Academic Player of the Year Alyssa Lopez and some of her Cowgirl teammates will be helping Darling, Highlands’ head women’s basketball coach.

    The 2013 Tiffany Darling Summer Basketball Camps are scheduled throughout the month of June with different dates for the varying skill levels of the campers.

    The camps begin with the Youth Camp for ages 5-9 on June 3-5 from 10 a.m. to noon.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 24...

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton, 7 p.m., Raton
    • La Plaza Little League game (see Wednesday, May 22, Optic for schedule)
    • La Plaza Little League game
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at NCAA Division II Outdoor Nationals, 8 a.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton, 7 p.m., Raton
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at NCAA Division II Outdoor Nationals, 8 a.m., Pueblo, Colo.

  • Lady Dons Go deep

    Losing a couple of key players with college-level skills last offseason should’ve meant at least a small step backward for the West Las Vegas softball program.

    But the Lady Dons and their coaches had other ideas.

    West won nearly two dozen regular-season games, went 11 of 12 in a sturdy district race, and earned a No. 5 seed in the Class 3A state tournament. Then the Lady Dons surpassed what they’d done the year before, reaching the state championship game after knocking off the No. 1 and No. 4 seeds.

  • RMAC fields multiple NFL hopefuls

    By Kaleb Center
    Submitted to the Optic

    With the 2013 National Football League draft concluded, the initial flurry of free agent signings winding down, and offseason team activities ramping up, it is time to catch up with former Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference student-athletes playing football at the professional level.

  • Herrera, ‘Topes top Sox

    By Laura Verillo
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    Albuquerque took the opening game of a four-game set with Colorado Springs 7-3 behind a six-run offensive outburst in Monday’s fourth inning.

    Second baseman Elian Herrera led the charge, going 3 for 5 and matching Dee Gordon for the most stolen bases in a game this season with three.