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Today's Sports

  • Soccer teams to play for titles...

    The Meadow City Soccer Club will be vying for two Northern Alliance league championships this weekend at the Downs of Santa Fe.

    The Las Vegas-based Rebels U15 travel team will compete vs. Santa Fe Marco in the U15 title game at 11:10 a.m. Saturday on Field 8 of the complex, which is located south of Santa Fe off I-25. The Ninjas U12 team will play Los Alamos Dynamos in a semifinal at 10:10 a.m. Saturday on Field 6; the winner will advance to the U12 final at 12:15, also on Field 6.

  • Isotopes rise to .500 mark

    The Albuquerque Isotopes got a rare night off Wednesday as they prepared for an eight-game homestand against Reno and Salt Lake.

    It’s been a good month so far. Starting with a 4-1 triumph over the then-division-leading El Paso on the Cinco de Mayo, the team’s debut as its alter ego “Mariachis de Nuevo Mexico,” the Isotopes won seven of eight games.

    They split a four-game road series at the Las Vegas 51s, but finished on an up note with Tuesday’s 10-3 victory. That got the team’s record to 10-5 in May and 20-20 overall.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, May 18-22

    FRIDAY (May 18)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Little League games, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park

    SATURDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    SUNDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 1:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque 

    MONDAY
    Baseball

  • Go Fish: Friday, May 18

    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
    Cowles Ponds: Natalie Chavez, age 12, of Rio Rancho, caught three 15-inch rainbow trout May 13. She was using salmon peach PowerBait.

  • Excelling on the links

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    Robertson brought home some coveted hardware — the third-place trophy — from the Class 1A-4A state golf tournament, held May 7-8 at The Canyon Club at Four Hills in Albuquerque.

    The limeup included Charlie Hillis, Noah Gonzalez, Leon Lujan, Justin L’Esperance and Kyle Conway. Sam Hills is the head coach.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, May 16-19

    WEDNESDAY (May 16)
    Baseball

    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park

  • Mora captures first state...

    ALBUQUERQUE -- For the first time in school history, Mora is state champion in baseball.

    The Rangers (19-4) knocked off No. 1 seed Mesilla Valley Christian 12-2 in five innings Friday morning at Isotopes Park to capture the Class 1A-2A title.

  • State track: Coca sweeps...

    ALBUQUERQUE -- Miguel Coca has become Citizen Coca.

    As the West Las Vegas senior celebrated his third first-place medal in this past weekend’s state track and field championships, he paid tribute to his hometown.

    “My senior year,” he said, “I had to represent West Las Vegas – and Las Vegas,” using his thumbs to hook either side of his jersey so the “Dons” name stuck out like the “S” on Superman’s uniform. “Both West and Robertson, we tried to represent Las Vegas. We did what we could.”

  • State champs! Mora takes title

    ALBUQUERQUE — For the first time in school history, Mora is state champion in baseball.

    The Rangers (19-4) knocked off No. 1 seed Mesilla Valley Christian 12-2 in five innings Friday morning at Isotopes Park to capture the Class 1A-2A title.

    Mora’s win made it official — there’s room for more than just basketball in the hoops-happy community. In truth, others have made that statement in recent times. Natalia Marrujo, now competing at NMHU, won an individual state cross country championship two years ago.

  • State baseball: Cards ousted by...

    Remember the Spartans?

    Robertson's baseball team does, and it's a bad memory.

    For the second year in a row, Bernalillo was responsible for ending the Cardinals' postseason. The No. 6 seeded Spartans beat No. 3 RHS 6-2 in the Class 4A quarterfinals on Thursday afternoon at Rio Rancho High.

    In 2017, Bernalillo edged Robertson two games to one in the state tournament's first round.

    The upset ended a remarkable season for the Redbirds, who won 23 out of 28 games, clinched the District 2-4A title and held the No. 1 ranking in 4A for a time.