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  • Que Pasa May 11, 2016

    5.11.2016
    WEDNESDAY

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    5.13.2016
    FRIDAY

    1 to 2 p.m.

  • Retired judge receives national award

    Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas resident and retired Judge J. Michael Kavanaugh was honored on April 4 at the 2016 Lifesavers Conference in Long Beach, Calif. 

    Mark Rosekind, administrator for the National Highway Traffic Administration, presented the National Public Service Award to Judge Kavanaugh as part of that organization’s national gathering.

  • Noticias May 11, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…
    mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com
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  • Mora sluggers earn No. 4 seed

    Las Vegas Optic

    The Mora Rangers were rewarded with the No. 4 seed in the eight-team Class 1A-2A baseball tournament and begin the drive toward the championship on Wednesday evening in Rio Rancho.

    The selection and seeding was announced Sunday by the New Mexico Activities Association.

    Mora (16-6) will play No. 5 Gateway Christian (8-9) at 7 p.m. at Rio Rancho High School. The Rangers are led by Alonzo Aragon (.583 batting average.

    Mora and Gateway are 1-5 and 2-1, respectively, vs. common opponents Santa Rosa, Melrose and McCurdy.

  • Cowboys end year in Denver

    Las Vegas Optic

    Highlands baseball dropped its final three games of a spring of building this past weekend at Regis in Denver.

    NMHU finished 14-34 overall and 11-24 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play under second-year coach Shannon Hunt.

    The Rangers won all seven head-to-head meetings with the Cowboys this season, including the last three by tallies of 8-2, 5-3 and 3-1.

    Highlands scored first in Friday’s opener off a Jeremy McCarty sacrifice fly and trailed 3-2 before Regis scored five unanswered in the seventh.

  • No. 1 Lady Cards advance

    No. 1 Robertson made it five lopsided wins in as many tries against No. 16 Taos, this time in the opening round of the Class 4A state softball tournament Saturday morning at RHS Field.

    The game was called roughly 45 minutes after first pitch, with Robertson up 17-0.

    Senior Elicia Trujillo, playing in her final home game, added to her home run total with one of several big extra-base hits for the Lady Cards.

    Kendra Duran struck out five in three innings’ work.

  • Taos cools hot streak for WLV boys, RHS girls

    For weeks, West Las Vegas’ boys and Robertson’s girls have been on quite the roll in prep track and field competition.
    Then on Friday, the defending District 2-4A champ Taos delivered a reality check.

    The Tigers won the boys’ district meet (194.5 points compared to West’s 127) as well as the girls’ (172.5 to Robertson’s 115.5).

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 11, 2016

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 10:35 a.m., Salt Lake City, Utah
    •State tournaments, TBA
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keys Park
    •La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    •La Plaza and Las Vegas Little League games, TBA
    •State tournaments, TBA

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 6:35 p.m., Salt Lake City, Utah
    •State tournaments, TBA

  • Top-ranked Lady Cards advance in state softball; Cards move on

    No. 1 Robertson made it five lopsided wins in as many tries against No. 16 Taos, this time in the opening round of the Class 4A state softball tournament Saturday morning at RHS Field.

    The game was called roughly 45 minutes after first pitch, with Robertson up 17-0.

    Robertson will play No. 8 Kirtland Central, which eliminated No. 9 West Las Vegas in a 5-4 nailbiter Saturday in Kirtland.

  • BREAKING: Lady Cards repeat in state tennis; boys second

    Robertson coasted to a third consecutive Class 1A-4A state girls tennis championship Saturday, dominating Mesilla Valley Christian in the final at Albuquerque Academy courts.

    The team victory was a sweet finish to what had been a challenging spring for the Lady Cardinals -- not in terms of external competition but in terms of internal conflict. Differences of opinion in who should play at what spot in singles and doubles for the postseason were at the center of the dispute among members of the Fulgenzi family.