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Today's News

  • Three RHS netters take state

    Add some more names to that championship wall adorning the LeRoy Fulgenzi tennis complex at Robertson High.

    Juliana Guerin won her second consecutive (and third overall) Class 1A-3A state girls’ singles championship this past Thursday at Jerry Cline Complex in Albuquerque.

    Meanwhile, the Cardinals’ David Romero and Amadeo Lopez paired up to win the boys’ doubles title.

    Guerin outgunned friendly nemesis Paloma Gomez of St. Michael’s in a 6-2, 6-3, final match Thursday evening to wrap a dominant two-day run.

  • All Alonzo - Mora runner achieves trifecta at state meet

    Good things came in threes for Mora senior distance runner Alonzo Chavez over the weekend at the Class 1A-2A state track and field championships.

    Chavez went three for three, racing to state championships in the 800-meter run, the 1,600-meter run and the 3,200-meter run, capping a history-making prep career with the Rangers.

    Going into the meet, Texico senior Colton Hollis loomed as Chavez’s main competition. But while Hollis did provide a challenge, the Mora star had the superior kick each time.

  • Archrivals eliminate Cowboys

    After No. 2 nationally ranked Colorado Mesa and archrival New Mexico Highlands suffered first-round upsets in this past week’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball tournament, both teams were in do-or-die territory when they met Saturday afternoon.

    While Highlands has gotten a share of memorable postseason surges over the years under Steve Jones, this one belonged squarely to the Mavericks, who won 11-2 to eliminate the Cowboys (28-23).

  • Lady Cards surge to district track title

    Buoyed by four individual event wins and nine runner-up finishes, the Robertson girls’ track and field team claimed victory in the District 2-3A meet Saturday at the Herrera Complex.

    Coached by Mike Maldonado, the Lady Cards (139 team points) bested Taos (124), West Las Vegas (90), Pojoaque (47), Raton (32).

    On the boys’ side, Coach Benny Mitchell’s Taos Tigers won nine events and took the team title with 156 points. West (99), Robertson (69), Pojoaque (64) and Raton (22) rounded out the scoring.

  • Little League - May 13, 2013

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

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Monday games: Orioles vs. Yankees, 5:30 p.m.; Angels vs. Reds, 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday games: Cardinals vs. Red Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Mariners vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m.

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

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 13, 2013

    Monday
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Golf
    • Class 3A state tournaments, TBA, New Mexico Tech, Socorro
    Softball
    • La Plaza Little League game
    Tee-ball
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Golf
    • Class 3A state tournaments, TBA, New Mexico Tech, Socorro

  • City ‘won’t run out of water’

    With the snowpack water equivalent at about .2 inches, water flow in the Gallinas at about one-eighth of what it was last year and city reservoirs only being about 65 percent full, 2013 is shaping up to be another difficult year in terms of the city’s water situation.

    But Las Vegas Utilities Direct Ken Garcia says the city has contingency plans in place to ensure that Las Vegas’ water supply doesn’t dry up.

    “We’re not going to run out of water,” he told the City Council during an impromptu water presentation on Wednesday.

  • Train Robbers in training
  • Ortiz breaks tie in favor of beer sales

    It wasn’t a vote that Mayor Alfonso Ortiz seemed happy with casting, but in the end, after councilors deadlocked in a 2-2 vote, Ortiz broke the tie in favor of moving forward with alcohol sales during Train Robbers games at Rodriguez Park.

    Sitting in the audience during the vote was Ray Collins, who lost five families members in a DWI crash in 2006. Earlier in the meeting, during the public comment portion, Collins spoke against allowing beer sales at the park.

  • ‘Generous’ pensions for state lawmakers

    By Barry Massey
    The Associated Press