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Today's News

  • Looking ahead - Sports

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at University of the Southwest (DH), noon, Hobbs
    Golf
    • Robertson at Española Invite, 9 a.m., Black Mesa course
    Softball
    • LCC at Western Oklahoma State, TBA, Altus, Okla.

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Robertson at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    • West Las Vegas at Tucumcari (DH), 4 p.m., Tucumcari
    • WLV Gents vs. Taos (DH), 3 p.m., WLV Field

  • FYI - Sports

    The City of Las Vegas Recreation Department is announcing the first
    organizational meeting for the 2011 Meadow City adult men’s and women’s softball league. League coaches and managers are asked to meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 11, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. All interested coaches and managers are urged to attend; there will be important information at this meeting. For more information, contact Misty Williams, recreation coordinator, at 426-1739 or 426-3191.

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  • Dons rally twice, win once

    Down 10-6 going into the sixth inning the West Las Vegas baseball team scored the necessary five runs to pull victory from defeat in Saturday’s game one with Lovington.

    Stevie Montaño’s two-RBI double was a walkoff winner for West, which overcame a spiel of early fielding errors to take an 11-10 thriller.

  • RHS girls upset No. 5 Pojo

    Janice Yara and the Robertson Lady Cardinals have flown under the radar much of this softball season.

    It’s going to get harder to do that now that they’ve won three in a row, including a sweep of fifth-ranked Pojoaque this past Thursday.

    Yara’s accuracy from the pitching mound — not to mention her durability — proved key in the 14-3 and 6-5 sweep. She went the distance in both games.

    Marka Garcia, Alicia Jaramillo and Katie Houdek each singled in the first inning on Robertson’s way to a 3-0 lead.

  • Archrivals Cowboys, Mavs square off

    Eric Maupin’s double to left field and Luis Saenz’s single up the middle scored two runs apiece for New Mexico Highlands (14-12, 9-9 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) in a 4-3 victory at league nemesis Mesa State (15-10, 13-6) on Saturday.

    The win over the Mavericks was the first in a scheduled four-game weekend series in Grand Junction, Colo. Mesa won Friday’s nine-inning opener 7-1 and Saturday’s nightcap 8-5.

    The teams were to play another nine-inning contest on Sunday.

  • Butler back in NCAA final

    By Nancy Armour
    AP National Writer

    HOUSTON — “We’re not done yet! Unfinished business, baby!”

    That was the rallying cry from the Butler Bulldogs, who are headed back to the title game, not as lovable underdogs but a team intent on making up for last year’s heartbreak.

    Maybe this time that final, riveting shot will go in.

    Maybe this time Butler won’t need it.

  • Highlands regents hike tuition

    Students at New Mexico Highlands University will have to dig a little deeper to cover the cost of their college education next year.

    The Highlands Board of Regents approved a nearly 10.6 percent tuition and fee hike for resident undergraduate and graduate students on Wednesday. In-state, full-time undergraduate students will pay $312 more a year, bringing their annual tuition and fees to $3,264.

    Full-time, in-state graduate students will pay $336 more a year. Out-of-state students, meanwhile, were hit with a 15 percent increase.

  • King of the Party

    By Martín Salazar
    Las Vegas Optic

    Alex Reymundo remembers the day he told his mother he wanted to be a rock star.

    He was 15 or 16 at the time, and his worried mother couldn’t help but point out that he didn’t play guitar or sing.

  • Governor signs school grading bill

    By Susan Montoya Bryan
    The Associated Press

    EDGEWOOD — Gov. Susana Martinez signed into law legislation that enacts the first step of her plan for reforming New Mexico’s struggling education system.

  • Radiation found in milk

    By Mary Clare Jalonick
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON  — Low levels of radiation have turned up in milk samples from two West Coast states. Officials say there is no public health threat.

    Traces of radioactive Iodine-131 were found in milk in California and Washington state, according to federal and state authorities who are monitoring for contamination as the nuclear crisis unfolds in Japan.

    The officials say the levels are still 5,000 times below levels of concern.