Today's News

  • The GIFT of GAB

    When she was little, Gabrielle Griego wanted to be a dancer, not a softball player.

    To this day the whole cheer and dance scene seems to fit her pretty well, from the megawatt smile to the pink ribbon in her hair.

    Ah, but look a little closer and if you ask real nice, Gabby will show you the teeth she broke a couple seasons ago catching a hard line drive to the face during a game for the West Las Vegas Lady Dons softball team.

  • Big triumphs for Romero

    Robertson’s David Romero carved out a second head-to-head victory over Santa Fe High’s Warren Fulgenzi Jr. this season in the Española Invite on April 6. This time the win came because of a forfeit due to injury, but it gave Romero a hard-fought tournament title nonetheless.

    Romero — playing for Warren Jr.’s uncle Roman, the RHS head coach — had beaten Warren 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 in a thriller at the recent Carlsbad Invite.

  • Cardinals’ Baca shines in Combine

    Las Vegas’ Mathew Baca, 14, earned rave reviews in the recent Schuman’s National Underclassmen Combine held in Farmington.

    National Underclassmen Combine is a football competition where athletes showcase their football skills and talents in such activities as the 40-yard dash, shuttle, broad jump, vertical jump, jump reach, standing reach, and bench reps.

    The athletes are also tested on their position-specific football skills and knowledge. They are then ranked by former NFL players and college coaches.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 12, 2013

    • LCC vs. Western Texas (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Christian (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Tierra Encantada (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    • Las Vegas Little League games: Yankees vs. Angels, 5:30 p.m., Red Sox vs. Mariners, 7:30 p.m.; Keyes Park
    • LCC vs. Howard (DH), 1 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Robertson at Hobbs tourney, 7:30 a.m., Hobbs


  • West rocks its own meet

    Individual victories in six events and solid performances elsewhere helped the West Las Vegas girls’ track and field squad secure a team championship this past weekend at the Herrera Complex.

    The Lady Dons and Robertson’s Lady Cardinals finished one-two in the girls’ standings, edging St. Mike’s.

    On the boys’ side, the host Dons were a runner-up to the Horsemen.

  • Little League - April 12, 2013

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

    Majors Division
    Friday games: Yankees vs. Angels, 5:30 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Mariners, 7:30 p.m.
    Monday games: Mariners vs. Reds, 5:30 p.m.; Cardinals vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.

    Minors Division
    Monday games: Paw Sox vs. Threshers, 6:15 p.m.; Rivercats vs. Owlz, 7:45 p.m.
    Tuesday games: Sandgnats vs. Thunder, 6:15 p.m.; Bats vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m.

    Softball Division

  • Jones gets spotlight at Roundhouse

    SANTA FE  — NMHU baseball head coach Steve Jones was recently recognized by the New Mexico State Senate for eclipsing the 500 career wins milestone this season.  

    Jones is currently in his 16th season at the helm of the Cowboys.  

  • Omaha tops Isotopes

    Scott Van Slyke belted two home runs. Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly made a rehab start on the mound.

    Still, the visiting Omaha Storm Chasers prevailed 6-3 Wednesday night, sweeping a doubleheader from the Albuquerque Isotopes.

    Albuquerque fell to 4-3, having lost three of four to follow a 3-0 start, all at home.

    Van Slyke, who leads the ‘Topes in hitting (.625, 15 hits) and home runs (four), went 2 for 3 in the nightcap but the rest of the team combined for just three hits.

  • Youth Soccer - April 12, 2013

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League’s upcoming weekend matchups are as follows:

    U6 Division
    Matches to be played Saturday at Commerce Street fields
    Crew vs. Dynamo, 8:30 a.m., Field 1
    Rapids vs. Chivas, 8:30 a.m., Field 2
    Sounders vs. Fire, 8:30 a.m., Field 3
    United vs. Earthquakes, 8:30 a.m., Field 4

    U8 Division
    Matches to be played Saturday at Commerce Street Fields
    Barcelona vs. Hot Spurs, 9:30 a.m., Field 1
    Galaxy-Mora vs. AC Milan, 9:30 a.m., Field 3

  • Go Fish - April 12, 2013

    April 9:
    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow but there were a few trout taken by anglers using Power Bait and salmon eggs.
    Conchas Lake: Bank fishing was fair using grubs, nightcrawlers and spinners for walleye. A few black bass were caught by anglers using spinner baits and jerk baits. Fishing was fair using stink bait and liver for catfish.
    Coyote Creek: No reports.