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Today's News

  • Frankie to meet Johnny again

    After plenty of anticipation and more than a year of delays, the third fight between former world champion Johnny Tapia and Las Vegas’ own Frankie Archuleta is finally a go — we think.

    Tapia-Archuleta III is set as the 10-round main event of a June 4 boxing card at the Hard Rock Casino in Albuquerque.

    Tickets range from $25 to $200 and are available via the casino’s box office and online.

  • Little League - May 6, 2011

    The following are scores reported to the Optic by local Little Leagues as of press time.

    THURSDAY, APRIL 28
    La Plaza Majors: Cubs 14, Angels 7
    La Plaza Minors: Angels 4, Marlins 3
    LVLL Minors: D-Backs 13, Cubs 7; Cardinals 12, Mariners 6; Padres 11, Dodgers 5; Rockies 8, Red Sox 7

    FRIDAY, APRIL 29
    La Plaza Majors: A’s 10, Rockies 0

  • State tennis opens

    Robertson opened the state tennis tournaments Wednesday in Albuquerque with victories in boys’ doubles (Nick Newman and Henry Robertson) and girls’ doubles (Elise Almendarez and Gia LaFerriere).

    Individual brackets wrap up Friday; team play concludes Saturday.

  • Youth racquetball camp slated for June 4 at rec

    The City of Las Vegas recreation department is sponsoring a junior racquetball camp for youngsters ages 8-15 on June 4 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

    Cost for the camp is $15. Registration forms are available at the rec center and are due by Friday, May 27.

    “We are pleased to have Ron Maestas as the head instructor for the camp. Mr. Maestas is a four-time national racquetball champion and a retired NMHU instructor,” said Misty Ward, coordinator. “Come join the fun and learn the game!”

  • Go Fish - May 6, 2011

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and The Fish Phone, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports May 6, 2011

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Christian (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    • State high school tournaments begin, teams, sites and times TBA
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Tennis

  • FYI - Sports

    City of Las Vegas presents Spring Road Running: Spring Running is a fun program designed to teach the basics of running. Recreation staff will provide instruction which includes stretching exercises, running techniques, running games, timed races and cool down techniques. This five-week program will let you kick up your heels and shake off the winter cobwebs. Participants will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. through May 26 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

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  • High Achiever
  • LCC tops SkillsUSA

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College students Crystal Rae Martinez and Earl Varela brought home gold medals from the state SkillsUSA competition held in Albuquerque last month.

    Martinez, a senior cosmetology student from Las Vegas, wowed the judges depicting the cast of the heavy rock group KISS on the nails of her model Victoria Perea. Martinez competed in nail care.

  • West student third in contest

    Submitted to the Optic

    Three New Mexico high school students will go to college with a little extra money in their pockets and some legal writing experience for their resumes as winners in the James T. Sperling High School Essay Contest, offered by the State Bar of New Mexico and sponsored by the Modrall Sperling Roehl Harris and Sisk law firm since 1997.

    This year’s topic was Symbolism and Freedom of Religion, which asked students to address personal freedoms in the school environment. A record 224 entries were received.