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  • Eight games in nine days for Kryptonite

    Submitted to the Optic

    After a rigorous stretch in which the boys played eight games in nine days, the Las Vegas Kryptonite is 10-4 overall.  

    Las Vegas started with a split with Taos on June 13 and followed up with another split on June 15. Las Vegas again played Taos on June 20, this time sweeping the Taos team.  Las Vegas ended the nine-day stretch of games with another split in Santa Fe.

  • Kemp rehabs with ‘Topes

    ALBUQUERQUE — The unmistakable star power of Matt Kemp was evident almost everywhere over the weekend as the L.A. Dodgers All-Star outfielder began his rehabilitation assignment with the Isotopes, the Dodgers’ Triple A club.

    The turnstiles saw a dramatic impact. On Saturday night, an announced crowd of 12,356 jammed Isotopes Park as Kemp returned to Albuquerque. Even the outfield berm seating area was crowded, and lines of ticket-buyers were seen well into the early innings.

  • Robbers rock Osos

    Edison Alvarez and the Train Robbers bullpen delivered one of their best pitching efforts of the season Sunday.
    But that didn’t mean the ordinarily prolific Las Vegas offense got the night off.

    On the contrary, both facets of the team’s game were in top form in a brutal 19-1 rout of the visiting Raton Osos.

    Alvarez struck out five Osos and allowed a mere five hits over seven innings. Ryan Wood and Reggie Hochstedler closed out the game with one shutout inning apiece.

  • Blackhawks: 2nd Cup in 4 years

    The Associated Press
    BOSTON — Two goals — 17 seconds apart. A second Stanley Cup victory in four seasons for the Chicago Blackhawks.
    Seventy-six seconds away from defeat and a trip home for a decisive seventh game, Bryan Bickell tied it. Then, while the Bruins were settling in for another overtime in a series that has already had its share, Dave Bolland scored to give Chicago a 3-2 victory in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night.

  • Banner season
  • Bleil golf tourney coming to Vegas

    The second annual Fred Bleil Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament is scheduled to tee off 8 o’clock Saturday morning at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    The tournament pays tribute to the former New Mexico Highlands U≠niversity football coach while also raising funds for an endowment fund in Bleil’s name. The endowment benefits the Fred Bleil Scholarship for NMHU student-athletes.

    Bleil, who led the Cowboys to the 1981 RMAC title, died in September 2011 after a distinguished career.

  • Swim classes at HU

    New Mexico Highlands University is offering swim lessons for the community — ages 4 and up — this summer.

    The next wave of classes will start July 1 and will run at 10 and 11 a.m. Mondays through Wednesdays (first week) and Mondays through Fridays (second week) for a total of eight sessions each class. Cost is $30 for the eight lessons, payable at the NMHU Natatorium just west of Perkins Stadium and the football fieldhouse.

    Registration for the upcoming wave of classes begins on Thursday. Call 454-3073 for details.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 26, 2013

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Alpine, 7 p.m., Alpine, Texas
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer League games; men’s division: Tecolote vs. Vegas Boyz, 6 p.m., Hackers vs. Blaze, 7:15 p.m.; city softball complex

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Alpine, 4 p.m., Alpine, Texas
    Softball

  • Guilty plea in homicide case

    The woman accused of stabbing two men in January, one of them fatally, has reached a plea agreement in the case.

    Antoinette Armijo, 39, pleaded guilty earlier this month to the most serious charges she was facing, voluntary manslaughter and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, both third-degree felonies. In exchange for her guilty plea on those charges, the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has dropped two evidence tampering charges, both fourth-degree felonies.

  • Stepping back in time