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  • Contenders in several events

    Between West Las Vegas and Robertson, the Meadow City expects to have serious contenders for individual state track and field championships in at least 15 events this coming weekend in Albuquerque.

    The big-school meet is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Friday at UNM Track and Soccer Complex. Two full days of competition will conclude Saturday evening.

    Events of particular interest:

  • Rangers rally, brand Steers 13-12

    After lightning delayed the action, the Magdalena Steers delivered more electricity to the Class 1A-2A state baseball tournament on Wednesday night.

    Then Mora brought even more.

    Magdalena scored four runs in the first and five more in the second off 11 hits against ace Kenny Martinez to grab control of its quarterfinal with Mora.

    But the Rangers proved resilient, overcoming a 12-2 deficit with 11 unanswered runs for a 13-12 instant classic that didn’t end until after 11.

  • Robertson girls making deep run

    On a mission to reach the Class 4A state softball title game, Robertson (21-6) made quick work of Santa Fe Indian School on Wednesday in the second round of the state tournament.

    While the second-seeded Lady Cardinals sat idle with a bye through the play-in round, SFIS was enduring a rugged battle with West Las Vegas on Wednesday morning. That game went back and forth before requiring extra innings, and in the eighth, the Lady Braves overcame a 7-6 deficit with two runs in the final at-bats for an 8-7 verdict.

  • Isotopes fall against 51s

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Amed Rosario, Dominic Smith and Josh Rodriguez each drove home three runs, as the Las Vegas 51s beat the Albuquerque Isotopes 12-9 on Tuesday.

    Smith doubled twice and singled twice, scoring three runs while also driving in three.

    Las Vegas started the scoring in the first inning when Smith hit an RBI double and then scored on a single by Rodriguez.

    Albuquerque answered in the bottom of the inning when Noel Cuevas hit an RBI single, scoring Raimel Tapia to cut the deficit to one.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 12, 2017

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Class 1A-2A state tournament quarterfinals, 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m., Rio Rancho High, Rio Rancho
    • LVLL games, starting 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games, starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Class 4A state tournament games, 10:30 a.m., Cleveland High, Rio Rancho
    Tee-ball
    • LVLL games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza games starting 5:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball

  • State tourney: Mora sluggers rally past Magdalena

    After lightning delayed the action, the Magdalena Steers delivered more electricity to the Class 1A-2A state baseball tournament on Wednesday night in Rio Rancho.
    Then Mora brought even more.
    Magdalena scored four runs in the first and five more in the second off 11 hits against ace Kenny Martinez to grab control of its quarterfinal with Mora.
    But the Rangers proved resilient, overcoming a 12-2 deficit with 11 unanswered runs for a 13-12 instant classic that didn’t end until after 11 p.m.

  • Wilson in as Air Force boss

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The Senate has confirmed Heather Wilson as Air Force secretary, making her President Donald Trump’s first service secretary nominee to be approved by the GOP-led chamber after fits and starts for several others.

  • On to law school – Public-interest law draws NMHU’s Isaac Lopez

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Isaac Lopez wants to use his future law degree to help those who struggle.

    “I plan to practice public interest law, which addresses a broad class of concerns that affect people’s everyday lives and have societal impacts,” Lopez said. “This type of law ranges from helping immigrants from being unlawfully deported to helping overturn wrongful convictions for innocent individuals to developing and advocating for higher education policy.”

  • Women plead guilty to drug charges

    Two Las Vegas-area women recently pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in separate investigations, the district attorney’s office announced.

    The women are Samantha Quintana, 19, and Christina Urioste, 31.

    “We believe that given the quantity and variety of drugs that both Ms. Quintana and Ms. Urioste possessed, these cases warranted and warrant prison exposure,” said Richard Flores, Fourth Judicial District Attorney.

  • MVCHS to quit running senior centers

    The Mora Valley Community Health Services has announced it will no longer oversee administration of the Mora and Wagon Mound Senior Centers as of July 1.

    The organization stated in a news release issued late this past week that funding shortages are to blame for the decision.

    Specifically, recent reductions in grant funding and state budget reductions have impacted the organization, the release stated.