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Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, May 2-4

    WEDNESDAY (May 2)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    Tennis
    • State championships (individuals) begin, TBA, Albuquerque

    THURSDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    Softball

  • Cards, Dons, Panthers: On to...

    Baseball teams from Robertson, West Las Vegas and Pecos are headed to state. The locals learned their postseason matchups on Sunday afternoon.

    Higher seeded teams in Class 4A will host best-of-three first-round series this Friday and Saturday. In 3A, higher seeds will host single-elimination first-rounders on Wednesday.

  • Robertson teams clinch district...

    A pair of dominant pitching performances a couple of miles apart led to dual District 2-4A championships for Robertson High on Saturday.

    Brandon Lucero struck out 10 and escaped two jams to lead the Cardinal baseball team to a 2-1 win over St. Mike's in game one of a doubleheader at Memorial Middle School's Whorton Field.

    The title is the Cardinals' first in four years.

    St. Mike's came back to win game two 17-5 but finished second in 2-4A at 16-10, 9-3. The Cards are 21-4, 10-2, and ranked No. 1 in 4A baseball.

  • Fighting spirit: Sidelined from...

    Luna Community College

    Jeramiah Gouin was a longtime bullfighter. Today he is simply a fighter — not a put-up-your-dukes type of fighter, rather an everyday fighter overcoming the struggles of being confined to a wheelchair.

    Gouin, a freshman and general studies major at Luna Community College, vaguely remembers May 30, 2016. That was the day he got a spinal cord injury.

    “I just remember falling down,” says Gouin. “A bull hit me in one of my legs. I was at a rodeo in Maxwell.”

  • Prep roundup: Lady Dons pitch...

    With one game left in the regular season, the West Las Vegas softball team looked strong again, shutting out St. Michael’s 10-0 in six innings this past Tuesday.

    The Lady Dons, who started Jade Ulibarri in the pitcher’s circle, held the visitors to six hits with four strikeouts in six innings.
    Ulibarri helped her own cause with two singles and two runs batted in.

    Breeanna Graston got West going by drawing a walk and then scoring after a Maddie Griego hit in the second inning.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 29-...

    SUNDAY (April 29)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque  
    • NMHU at Adams State, noon, Alamosa, Colo.
    Soccer
    • Las Vegas Youth Soccer League games, 1 p.m., UWC campus, Montezuma
    Softball
    • NMHU vs. Regis (DH), 11 a.m., Cowgirl Field
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at RMAC outdoor meet, TBA, Golden, Colo.

    MONDAY
    Baseball

  • Double duty: Montoya to continue...

    As she signed her national letter of intent to play not one but two sports at New Mexico Highlands University in 2018-19, Robertson senior Angelica Montoya had a special message for those who doubted her: "Thank you."

    “All through elementary school I was teased a lot,” she recalled. “Everyone would tell me I would never amount to anything. It motivated me to keep going.”

  • Go Fish: Friday, April 27

    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.

    Catches of the week
    Conchas Lake: Jackson Nee, age 11, and Michael Nee, age 10, of Edgewood, each caught nice catfish April 20. They were using chicken liver.

  • Bustos brings Lobos to town

    Vera Jo Bustos had a few guests with her the last time she came back to her hometown.

    They were Jaisa Nunn, Antonia Anderson, Madi Washington and Aisa Robertson of the University of New Mexico women’s basketball team.

    Bustos, an assistant with the UNM women’s program for the last several years, accompanied the Lobo foursome to the 2018 USA Basketball 3x3 National Championships April 21-22 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

  • Late picks key to draft success

    By Rob Maaddi
    The Associated Press

    PHILADELPHIA — Eighteen starters in the last Super Bowl were selected in the fourth round or lower, including six players who didn’t get a call until the NFL draft was over.

    While first-round picks receive most of the attention and players chosen the first two days of the draft get more money and better job security, success on Day 3 of the draft often separates the elite teams from the good ones.