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Today's News

  • North-South dunks, shootout today

    North-South All-Star week rolls on in the Meadow City, with the annual slam dunk competition and three-point shootout on tap for Wednesday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

    Then on Thursday, the main event is an honors banquet for North-South honorees, with veteran sports broadcaster Henry Tafoya as guest speaker. The website proviewnetworks.com plans to stream the banquet online live beginning at 6.

  • La Plaza juniors first to win title; LV 10-11 girls reach championship

    La Plaza’s juniors (age 13-14) baseball team became the first Las Vegas area squad to capture a District 4 All-Stars title Sunday, beating Taos 20-0 in the mercy rule-shortened championship game.

    Led by skipper Ryan Gabaldon, the La Plaza crew now prepares for state.
    Monday morning, the Las Vegas 10-11 softball rocked Taos 11-6 to win the championship of its three-team bracket. LVLL reached the final with back-to-back wins Friday vs. Raton and Saturday vs. Taos. The team begins state play at 1 p.m. Saturday in Santa Fe.

  • Shootout thriller: U.S. tops Brazil

    DRESDEN, Germany  — Any time she caught a teammate’s eye, Abby Wambach held up one finger. It had nothing to do with the shrinking numbers on the clock.

    “I kept saying, ‘All it takes is one chance. It takes one second to score a goal,’” Wambach said.
    Regulation. Overtime. Stoppage time. Penalty kicks. Through it all, the Americans never lost faith they’d pull it out.
    Did they ever.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports July 13, 2011

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • District 4 All-Star tournaments, TBA, Taos
    Basketball|
    • North-South three-point shootout and slam dunk competition, TBA, Abe Montoya Recreation Center
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Vegas Boys vs. Buzzards, 6:30 p.m., Young Bucks vs. Yo Momma, 7:30 p.m., city complex
    • District 4 All-Star tournaments, TBA, Taos

    THURSDAY

    Baseball
    • District 4 All-Star tournaments, TBA, Taos

  • FYI - Sports

    The City of Las Vegas is holding a family golf camp for the community during the month of July. The camp is designed for parents and their children to get out on the range and enjoy the game of golf. Sessions will cover fundamentals, use of irons and drivers, putting, chipping and full swing.
    Sessions are scheduled for July 13, July 20 and July 27. Each session will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

  • All- Stars
  • Cano outslugs Gonzalez in derby

    The Associated Press

    PHOENIX — Robinson Cano thought about hitting the Miller Lite sign, a 472-foot drive off an advertisement a good 50 feet or more above and well behind the swimming pool at Chase Field.
    “That was my favorite one I’m going to have that in my mind for the next two or three weeks. I wonder how far could it be, that in New York?” he said. “I got power.”

  • Gov. pledges water help

    Gov. Susana Martinez and a host of other federal, state and local officials were on hand Thursday afternoon for a ceremonial groundbreaking and signing of two projects that will help the city with its dire water situation.

    “You have the commitment of the governor’s office to fight hard to make sure you have the water that is necessary to live comfortably in your homes and in your businesses,” Martinez told more than 100 people gathered at Plaza Park for the event.

  • City Schools hierarchy revealed

    The administration of the Las Vegas City Schools district is starting to come together, and it appears that longtime administrator LeeEtte Quintana will no longer have a role in the district.

    On Saturday night, interim superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez announced several key positions on her administrative team.

    She said the positions were offered and the applicants accepted their new positions. Lydia Flores will keep her current title as director of bilingual and federal programs — a position she has held for the past few years.

  • Gross Anatomy

    By Oshá Bailey
    Las Vegas Optic

    Who says learning can’t be fun? Several Robertson High students have been spending their summer dissecting animals and building a model roller coaster.

    Robertson High School  funded two programs, one for math and engineering, and the other for science. Donna Ortiz and Martha Peña are teaching the classes.

    Under the supervision of Peña, an RHS math teacher, 18 students constructed four different projects, including designing and building their own scale model roller coaster