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  • Noticias - Nov. 18, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.
    com

    • Las Vegas Cub Scouts Pack 60 has begun its annual popcorn sales. Cub Scouts is a nonprofit organization that uses the proceeds as a fundraiser. Cub Scouting promotes a boy’s character, citizenship and fitness in a positive and educational manner. To purchase popcorn or for more information, call Ida Sue at 617-0849.

  • Rodriguez: Best of Central region

    By Sarah Meier
    Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

    ALAMOSA, Colo.— After leading the region with 16 goals and 40 total offensive points, New Mexico Highlands University senior Julissa Rodriguez has been named the Daktronics Women’s Soccer NCAA Division II Central Region Player of the Year for the second straight season.  

  • Playoff puzzler

    Most of the time, predicting prep football playoff games is fairly simple. Usually, the pollsters get things mostly right, and once the seedings and matchups are set, the brackets play out predictably with few upsets.

    But as the Class 3A playoffs reach the quarterfinal round, it’s considerably more difficult to predict winners. Clear favorites?

    Impossible to say this year.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Nov. 18, 2011

    FRIDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU men vs. Midwestern State, 3 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.

    SATURDAY
    Basketball
    • NMHU men vs. Colorado College, 3 p.m., Pueblo, Colo.
    Cross country
    • NMHU (Nicaise Kazingo) in NCAA Division II Nationals, 9 a.m., Spokane, Wash.
    Football
    • Class 3A state playoffs: Robertson at Silver, TBA, Cobre
    Wrestling
    • NMHU at Nebraska-Kearney Open, 9 a.m., Kearney, Neb.

  • FYI - Sports - Nov. 18, 2011

    La Plaza Little League will be holding board elections at 4 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 20, at  Rodriguez Park.  

    Las Vegas YABL registration for boys’ grades 3-7 runs Dec. 12 through Jan. 6 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Girls and co-ed K-2 registration concluded Nov. 7. For details and more information, visit the Rec or call Misty, 426-3191, or the center at 426-1739.
     

  • Mid-school mat mayhem
  • Perea to coach new EFL team

    Las Vegan Carlos Perea said he has agreed to become head coach of the New Mexico franchise of the fledgling Exclusive Football League, a professional organization with teams in several states.

    The EFL plans games beginning in the late winter of 2012. New Mexico plays at Ohio in March.

    Perea, a Robertson alumnus, founded the Las Vegas Outlaws team in 2007 and launched the Premier Football League, a merger of smaller independent leagues in the region, in 2010.

  • Go Fish - Nov. 18, 2011

    FISHING REPORT, NOV. 15
    This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is 1.5 cfs. No report.

  • St. Gertrude’s holds annual función

    Members of the St. Gertrude’s Parish and missions of Mora Valley held their 155th annual función on Sunday honoring St. Gertrude the Great.

    Many folks enjoyed the food, games and fellowship of the day.

    The day began with a mass at 10 a.m. followed by a procession from the church to the Mora Elementary gymnasium. All of the mission churches followed carrying statues of their patron saints. The saints were then placed in the gym for all to see. After Father James Sanchez offered the prayer and some prayed the rosary dinner was served.

  • Mora Community Calendar and Lunch Menu - Nov. 18, 2011

    Community Calendar

    Friday
    1 p.m. — Valencia’s Jovenes de Amistad entertain seniors at the Senior Citizen Center
    2:30 p.m. — Opening Game for Rangers basketball season against Mesa Valley, Albuquerque, The Pit
    Saturday
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Robo Rave Workshop at Mora Elementary Cafeteria. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch and water bottle. For more information, call 505-718-9472.
    Thursday