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Today's News

  • NMHU loses but keeps division lead

    Chase Lacomb drove in four runs and hit 3 for 4 with a grand slam, a double and a walk, leading Colorado State-Pueblo past New Mexico Highlands 6-4 on Sunday at Brandt Park.
    It gave the visiting ThunderWolves a split of the four-game series, not enough to lift CSUP past NMHU in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference standings.

  • State track and field list growing

    The following is an updated list of the Las Vegas area’s regular-season qualifiers for the 2013 state track and field championships, as of Sunday.

    The list is gleaned from information reported by MaxPreps.com. There are a couple more qualifying meets, including the district championship events.

    Mora will host the District 2-2A meet Friday afternoon, with Mora and Pecos tracksters aiming to make the cut for the small-school state meet May 10-11 at UNM Track and Field Stadium in Albuquerque.

  • Free clinic for soccer kids on May 15

    Members of Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camp staff are scheduled to run a series of free skills clinic sessions on Wednesday, May 15, at the Commerce Street field complex.

    The coaches will also be looking to provide information on their upcoming British Soccer Camp program.

    The free clinic is open to youth soccer players, parents and coaches. From 5 to 6 p.m., a session will be held for players age 3 to 6. Then from 6 to 7 p.m., a session will be held for players 7 years and older.

  • Cowgirls battle in Lubbock meet

    New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field team highlights from this past Thursday’s Texas Tech Red Raider Open held in Lubbock, Texas:

    100-meter dash: 7. Sheneika Rochester, 12.09
    200-meter dash: 13. Destiny Dillworth, 26.34; 15. Juanita Sanchez, 26.88
    400-meter dash: 10. Deandra Nelson, 1:00.69
    800-meter run: 17. Laura Gomez, 2:28.54; 21. Stephanie Gomez, 2:30.95; 24. Amanda Ortzow, 2:35.71; 25. Brianna Cathcart, 2:36.24
    1,500-meter run: 8. Stephanie Gomez, 5:06.75; 10. Ivana Aragon, 5:09.46

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 1, 2013

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    • La Plaza Little League games
    Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League game
    • La Plaza Little League game

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Raton, 4 p.m., WLV field (MAKEUP GAME)
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    • La Plaza Little League games
    Softball
    • Robertson vs. West Las Vegas, TBA, RHS field (RESUMPTION OF SUSPENDED GAME)
    • La Plaza Little League game

  • Little League - May 1, 2013

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

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

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

    SOFTBALL DIVISION

  • HU regents hike tuition

    New Mexico Highlands University regents approved steep increases for tuition and fees on Friday, accepting President Jim Fries’ recommendation that Highlands tuition needs to be more in line with what Western New Mexico University and Eastern New Mexico University are charging.

    Luna Community College’s Board of Trustees, meanwhile, has decided that there will be no tuition increases at their school next year.

  • Arbor Day celebration
  • Beer sales at ball park criticized

    The city’s plans to begin selling beer at the Henry Martinez Field during professional baseball games ran into opposition last week, prompting the City Council to postpone action on awarding a request for proposal to a local company that wants to sell beer at the ball games.

    The opposition came from Ray Collins, who lost five members of his family in a drunk driving crash in November 2006, and from several other community members who attended last week’s Council meeting.

  • University building opens with fanfare

    By Jen Treacy
    For the Optic

    More than three years after construction began on New Mexico Highlands University’s Student Union Building, the school held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its completion.

    The ceremony was held on Friday and featured performances by the NMHU Mariachi Band Vaqueros de la Sierra and speeches by many involved in the project. The reception provided light refreshments, including catering by cafeteria company A’viands and samples provided by Einstein Bros., the new student center café.