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Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, May 9-12

    WEDNESDAY (May 9)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:35 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Class 4A state tournament, TBA, Rio Rancho

    THURSDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Reno Aces, 7:35 p.m., Reno, Nev.
    • Class 4A state playoff quarterfinals, TBA, Rio Rancho
    • Little League games TBA, Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park

  • Cinco: Robertson girls'...

    ALBUQUERQUE – The energy was unmistakable, and the excitement was palpable as each of Robertson’s girls singles tennis competitors began to close out wins against rivals from St. Michael’s on the Albuquerque Academy complex early Saturday afternoon.

    One by one, the post-match handshakes came, and in each case, the verdict was in favor of the same team.

  • Three district titles each for...

    Meadow City athletes combined to win a dozen first-place medals in this past weekend’s District 2-4A track and field meet held primarily at Cardinal Stadium.

    Robertson senior Arjay Ortiz prevailed in the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles as well as the javelin.

    West Las Vegas senior Miguel Coca swept to wins in the three distance running events – the 800, 1,600 and 3,200.

  • La Plaza to hold cleanup session...

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    According to La Plaza Little League Vice President Nick Montoya, a special cleanup session is scheduled for Wednesday at Rodriguez Park.

    The cleanup will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Montoya said the session will also be an opportunity for the board to let the community know that it is addressing all concerns of players, parents and spectators.

  • Panthers fifth in state track...

    When you have a strong group of distance runners like Pecos does, racking up a bunch of points in one or two events can push you right up the leaderboard at the state track and field meet.

  • Mora baseball, RHS and WLV...

    Here's what to watch for in high school baseball and softball state tournaments involving area schools.

    CLASS 1A-2A BASEBALL

    The Mora Rangers earned the No. 2 seed in the Class 1A-2A state baseball bracket and will take on No. 7 Dora at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rio Rancho High School.

  • State baseball Saturday update:...

    Robertson baseball defeated Sandia Prep 11-3 on Saturday, sweeping their best-of-three playoff series two games to none.

    The Cardinals will play Bernalillo at 4 p.m. Thursday in the 4A quarterfinals; the game will be at Rio Rancho High.

    Also Saturday, West Las Vegas lost game two at Portales, 7-3, and has been eliminated from the tournament.

  • Having won district, Cardinal...

    Led by three all-district selections, the Robertson boys' golf team captured the District 2&3 1A-4A championship this past week in Taos.

    Sam Hillis was honored as Coach of the Year for the district. Noah Gonzalez, Justin L'Esperance and Charlie Hillis earned all-district recognition as well. They, along with teammates Kyle Conway and Leon Lujan, will begin play in the Class 1A-4A state tournament with Sunday's practice round and Monday's tee times starting 8 a.m. at The Canyon Club in Albuquerque.

  • State tennis: Robertson teams...

    Robertson’s quest for a history-making fifth consecutive state championship in girls’ tennis stayed on track Friday morning, as the Lady Cardinals shut out No. 8 seed Raton 9-0, winning six singles and three doubles matches.

    On Saturday morning, the Lady Cards will meet No. 4 Portales, which knocked off No. 5 Bosque 7-2 in another Friday quarterfinal. The other half of the draw pits No. 2 St. Mike’s against No. 3 Mesilla Valley Christian. The Lady Horsemen rode past No. 7 Sandia Prep 8-1 while the Sonblazers edged No. 6 Santa Fe Prep 5-4.

  • State baseball: Lucero's no...

    Brandon Lucero threw a no-hitter Friday, putting the Robertson baseball team one win away from advancing to the Class 4A state quarterfinals.

    Robertson, the No. 3 seed, blanked visiting Sandia Prep 3-0 at Memorial Middle School’s Whorton Field. The best-of-three, first-round series resumes at 11 a.m. Saturday.