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  • Cowboys ride huge third inning

    Prolific hitting and the penchant for multiple-run innings are typical for a Steve Jones-coached Highlands baseball team.

    But the bottom of the third inning Sunday was something else altogether.

    After neither team scored through the first two and a half frames, NMHU pinned nine runs on Colorado Christian in that inning and coasted to a 9-3 victory at Brandt Park.

    The win gave Highlands a series split with the Cougars, who’d entered the weekend with only four wins.

  • Dons first, Lady Dons second in Ft. Sumner

    Following up on a strong team finish in their own West Las Vegas Invitational, the Dons and Lady Dons finished first and second, respectively, in the boys’ and girls’ divisions of the Fort Sumner Qualifier this past Saturday.

    On the boys’ side, West compiled 116.5 team points to seize first place, outpointing second-place Tucumcari (90) and third-place Santa Rosa (87) in a 12-school field.

  • Four homers for ‘Topes

    While professional baseball honored Jackie Robinson Monday, the Albuquerque Isotopes paid tribute with four jacks in an 11-5 clobbering of Iowa.

    Isotopes first baseman Scott Van Slyke went 2 for 4 with two home runs to boost his Pacific Coast League-leading total to six.

    Also dangerous on the offensive end was Albuquerque shortstop Dee Gordon, who connected three times in five at-bats — including a two-run triple — for three RBI and stole three bases. His eight thefts is first in the PCL this spring.

  • Little League - April 17, 2013

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. All games are played at Keyes Park.

    Majors Division
    Wednesday games: Angels vs Red Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Yankees vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m.
    Friday games: Angels vs Mariners, 5:30 p.m.; Orioles vs. Red Sox, 7:30 p.m.
    Minors Division
    Wednesday games: Red Wings vs. Paw Sox, 6:15 p.m.; Thunder vs. Threshers, 7:45 p.m.
    Thursday games: Sandgnats vs. Rivercats, 6:15 p.m.; Owlz vs. Bats, 7:45 p.m.
    Softball Division

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 17, 2013

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Estancia (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    • Las Vegas Little League games (see schedule above)
    Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League games (see schedule)
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Belen, noon, Belen

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League games Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League games

  • East gets $750K from state

    It has been known for months that Las Vegas City Schools was in the red, and the trend continues.

    This time, however, the deficit isn’t so outrageous as the district received $750,000 in emergency supplemental funding from the state Public Education Department. The district will need to find ways to cut roughly $325,000 from its current fiscal year budget to make up the difference. State statutes prohibit public entities from ending the year with a negative balance, district Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez told the school board in a meeting on Thursday.

  • Multiple mariachi bands
  • Council ups fines for fireworks

    The City Council voted unanimously last week to stiffen penalties for individuals cited for violating the city’s fireworks ordinance.

    The revamped ordinance was approved by a 3-0 vote. Councilman David Romero was absent from last Wednesday’s meeting.

    Despite the severe fire season predicted for this summer, Fire Chief Phillip Mares told the Council that under state law, the city cannot ban fireworks outright. He said that as it relates to the types of fireworks prohibited, the city’s ordinance is already as strict as it can be.

  • Medicare increase dings middle class

    By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Retired city worker Sheila Pugach lives in a modest home on a quiet street in Albuquerque and drives an 18-year-old Subaru.

    Pugach doesn’t see herself as upper-income by any stretch, but President Barack Obama’s budget would raise her Medicare premiums and those of other comfortably retired seniors, adding to a surcharge that already costs some 2 million beneficiaries hundreds of dollars a year each.

  • Ex-judge selected for national post

    A Las Vegas native who served as a judge in both Metropolitan Court and state District Court in Albuquerque before retiring from the bench in 2008 has been named interim director of the National Center for DWI Courts.

    The Alexandria, VA.,-based organization announced the appointment of Judge J. Michael Kavanaugh last week. He succeeds outgoing director David Wallace.