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  • Noticias - Dec. 17, 2012

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

  • Out to the ballgame

    Count us in as enthusiastic supporters of the plan to locate a semi-pro baseball team here in Las Vegas. Who isn’t in favor of it, given the multiple benefits it promises to bring to the city?

  • Editorial Cartoon - Dec. 17, 2012
  • Editor's Note - Revisiting the regional idea

    Do you know what came of the regional water symposium held Oct. 30 at Luna Community College?

    Apparently, not much; at least, not yet.

    The symposium, which was organized by Richard Trujillo of the State Engineer’s Office and Pete Campos, state senator and Luna president, was intended as a starting point for a more region-wide approach to the water problems in northeastern New Mexico.

  • Stu Clark bracket all set

    For its 59th year of northern New Mexico holiday hoops tradition, the beloved Stu Clark Tournament is acquiring a little Arizona flavor.

    The Central High Bobcats, a team from the Phoenix area, will be playing in the three-day boys’ basketball tournament, joining a field that otherwise features familiar teams with Stu Clark experience.

    The Stu Clark Committee has released the tournament bracket for the event, which runs from Thursday, Dec. 27, through Saturday, Dec. 29, at New Mexico Highlands University’s Wilson Complex.

  • Red vs. Green
  • Cowboys keep Springs winless

    The Colorado-Colorado Springs Mountain Lions were looking for relief Friday night at the Wilson Complex, but host New Mexico Highlands wasn’t providing any.

    The Cowboys (4-4 overall, 2-3 RMAC going into Saturday’s game vs. Colorado State-Pueblo) held on for a 77-71 verdict, getting back to the .500 mark while keeping UCCS winless at 0-9 and 0-5 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.

    Stargell Love had six assists and six rebounds to go with 18 points, all team highs, for NMHU. He made eight baskets in 13 tries.

  • RHS girls beat WLV in tourney

    As a bounce-back game, Friday morning’s Capital City Invitational consolation bracket contest worked just fine for the Robertson girls’ basketball team.

    The Lady Cardinals (3-2) put behind them a 20-point defeat in Thursday’s opener by defeating West Las Vegas 54-49 at Toby Roybal Gym in Santa Fe.

    It was only the second loss of the year for the Lady Dons, who’d won their first five games to start the season before Santa Fe High ended the streak 81-62 on Thursday.

    On the same day, RHS lost 56-36 against district foe Taos.

  • State Silver Gloves champs crowned

    When the smoke cleared after a full weekend of boxing at Crespin’s Gym, some 19 state Silver Gloves champions had been crowned.

    State winners now advance to regional competition in early 2013.

    Local boxing promoter and trainer Carlos Crespin organized the New Mexico Silver Gloves tournaments in his role as the state coordinator for the amateur youth boxing organization.

    The tourneys took place Dec. 7-9 at his gym on West Valencia.

    State Silver Gloves champs are as follows, listed by age division.

  • Sports world also grieves

    The Associated Press
    Stars from several different sports took to Twitter on Friday to try and cope with the school shooting in Connecticut, and the NFL asked each of its teams to observe a moment of silence before this weekend’s games to pay respect to the victims.
    A man killed his mother at home and then opened fire inside the elementary school where she taught, slaying 26 people, including 20 children. The 20-year-old killer, carrying two handguns, then committed suicide at the school.