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Today's News

  • Scrimmage night
  • Mora spikers open with Dulce sweep

    The Mora volleyball team swept visiting Dulce on Saturday in the opener for both teams.

    The Rangerettes started strong with a 25-11 win in the first set, then hung in for 25-18 and 25-22 decisions in the next two games in front of a partisan crowd at Montoya Gym.

    Destiny Pacheco recorded 10 kills and 10 service points to lead a balanced Mora attack. Chantel Rivera also hit 10 kills, while Aubrey Rubin notched five. D.J. Chavez tallied a team-high 14 points to go with seven digs. And Getty Rivera added eight points.

  • Dodgers stock up for stretch run

    By Jimmy Golen
    AP Sports Writer

    BOSTON — The Los Angeles Dodgers are stocking up for the stretch run with some new, expensive players who couldn’t help the Boston Red Sox make it to the postseason this year or last.

    The Dodgers acquired first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, pitcher Josh Beckett and injured outfielder Carl Crawford from Boston on Saturday, hoping to boost their playoff hopes by taking on the underperforming and high-priced stars who failed to thrive in a fractious Red Sox clubhouse.

  • Armstrong: ‘Nobody needs to cry for me’

    The Associated Press

    ASPEN, Colo. — Lance Armstrong was feeling just fine even after being beaten by a lanky teenager in a grueling 36-mile mountain bike race.
    Better than fine, even. He’s more at ease now than he has been in a decade.

    In his first interview since the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency disciplined Armstrong with a lifetime ban from professional cycling and vacated his seven Tour de France titles, he said, “Nobody needs to cry for me. I’m going to be great.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - August 27, 2012

    MONDAY
    Football
    • West Las Vegas JV at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos

    TUESDAY
    No varsity events scheduled

    WEDNESDAY
    No varsity events scheduled

    THURSDAY
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. St. Edward’s, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas (A,B) at Peñasco, 5 p.m., Peñasco

  • FYI - Sports - August 27, 2012

    Bean Day softball tournament will be held Sept. 1-2 in Wagon Mound. First through fourth place trophies will be awarded, as will honors for one home run, 10 all-tourney shirts and one MVP sweatshirt. Entry fee is $175. Contact Felipe Garcia at 505-718-9322 or 575-666-3030 for more details and registration information.

  • Suspension outrages parents

    MORA — Seventh-grader Danielle Wolf was excited to return to school because it meant beginning her second year in the mariachi class that she loves.

    But that was before Mora Superintendent Thomas Garcia suspended music teacher Joaquin Maestas-Manuel without pay for six weeks, a move that has outraged parents.

    Instead of learning new songs in her music class as she had anticipated, Wolf said she and her classmates have been watching a tape that a student brought in.

  • Area man gets prison for child porn

    A Las Vegas man arrested in December on child pornography related charges has been sentenced to prison.

    Jason Cantrell, 32, pleaded guilty in January to five counts of sexual exploitation of children, including two counts of distribution of child pornography and three counts of possession of child pornography occurring between February and March of 2011.

    District Judge Matthew Sandoval imposed a 10 -1/2 year prison sentence on Cantrell last week, but suspended six years of the sentence.

  • East chief says enrollment is up

    Enrollment at Las Vegas City Schools seems steady and has actually grown at some schools despite the four-day school week change, according to district officials.

    There was some concern that the district might experience a decrease in enrollment this year due to the schedule change. But according to figures presented at Tuesday evening’s board meeting, the district has actually seen an increase in enrollment at some schools.

    Superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez said preliminary figures indicate an overall enrollment increase.

  • City to take over senior centers

    City of Las Vegas officials are pledging to increase services for seniors as they prepare to take over operation of the three senior centers in San Miguel County.

    “The services won’t be the same. They’ll be much better. That’s a guarantee,” said Mayor Alfonso Ortiz.