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  • Home at last - Lady Cards take game one; second contest suspended

    West Las Vegas softball coach Lucas Griego predicted the road to the District 2-3A championship will go through the Meadow City this spring.

    And he said the outcome of his Lady Dons’ series with Robertson could decide the champion.

    After an error-riddled start to the teams’ doubleheader this past Thursday at WLV field, the Lady Cardinals own the advantage. Robertson exploited a poor defensive game in the opener to win 10-7. The second game had West leading 8-6 in the fifth inning before umpires suspended the action due to darkness.

  • Robertson sluggers, miscues stifle West

    Errors loomed large over Saturday’s East-West baseball doubleheader, won by Robertson High in a sweep, 5-4 and 14-4, at West Las Vegas’ field.

    It was the first home appearance of the season for the road-weary Dons and head coach Ryan Gabaldon. The Cardinals and Ken Sandoval hadn’t been in town since the first couple of games in early March.

    West, which bombarded Capital 22-0 and 22-5 on Thursday in Santa Fe, had positive vibes going into the weekend.

  • LVLL opens season

    A robust day of youth baseball, softball and tee-ball greeted the third weekend of spring 2013 as Las Vegas Little League hosted Opening Day ceremonies and games on Saturday at Keyes Park.

    A combination of balmy sunshine  and light breezes under skies that shifted from overcast to mostly clear made for fine conditions.

    Four Minors Division games were scheduled on Opening Day beginning at 8 a.m. Teams in the division: Thunder, Bats, Paw Sox, Rivercats, Threshers, Sandgnats, Red Wings and Owlz.

  • Wolves bite Cowgirls

    Ending their visitors’ four-game winning streak, the Colorado State-Pueblo ThunderWolves softball team swept a Saturday twinbill against New Mexico Highlands.

    The Cowgirls dropped to 15-24-1 overall and 7-17-1 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference as of Saturday night. The teams were to play another doubleheader on Sunday.

    CSUP (21-9, 18-7) did most of its damage in the third inning of game one, when Carlie Lucas rocked a grand slam to left field, turning a modest 2-0 score into a 6-0 wall.

  • Isotopes bully Iowa

    Small ball or not, the Albuquerque Isotopes are off to a big start, having won their first three games of the 2013 season.

    The Isotopes scored half of their runs in the eighth inning Saturday night en route to an 8-3 victory, their third in as many days over the visiting Iowa Cubs.

    First baseman Scott Van Slyke, one of the returning leaders from the lineup that won the PCL American South last summer, is leading Albuquerque with seven hits in 12 at-bats as of Saturday night.

    Elian Herrera and Rusty Ryal have six hits apiece through three games.

  • Leaps of faith
  • Luna softball hits offensive zone

    Luna Community College

    Having one of the best offensive outputs in the history of the program, the Luna Community College softball team took three of four games at home from Frank Phillips College over the last weekend of March.

    The Lady Rough Riders won 29-4, 7-2, and 5-0 and lost 9-8.

    “We ended up with 25 hits; everyone on that day was producing,” said LCC interim head coach Nathan Trujillo of his team’s 29-run game.

    Luna’s Keri Mays went 5 for 5 with three home runs and 10 RBI in the 29-run game.

  • Quintana sisters shine in home meet

    Jayme Quintana shot an 82 to take top honors by a three-stroke margin in the recent West Las Vegas Golf Invite held at Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Jayme and sister Joedy, whose 89 was good for fourth place in the girls’ tournament, posted qualifying scores for May’s state tourney.

    Raton’s Clair Willden (second place, 85) and Brianna Paisley (third, 88) also had qualifying scores.

    Louanna Valencia (133) and Frannie Gonzales (136) also competed for West Las Vegas.

  • Pecos tracksters thrive in Ft. Sumner

    As a team, Pecos was decidedly middle-of-the-pack in Saturday’s big Fox-Vixen Relays meet in Fort Sumner. But there were several Panthers and Lady Panthers with plenty to celebrate.

    “It was just a great day with individual (achievements),” said coach Leroy Barela. “A number of the kids had personal records.”

    Pecos’ Cassandra C de Baca ran a personal-best 12:45.64 in the girls’ 3,200-meter run, qualifying for state, placing third overall and first among small-school entrants.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 8, 2013

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games: Mariners vs. Yankees, 5:30 p.m., Angels vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m.; Red Wings vs. Rivercats, 6:15 p.m., Bats vs. Paw Sox, 7:45 p.m., Keyes Park

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Raton, 4 p.m., WLV field
    • Las Vegas Little League games: Owlz vs. Sandgnats, 6:15 p.m., Thunder vs. Paw Sox, 7:45 p.m.; Keyes Park
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Raton, 4 p.m., WLV field