Today's News

  • Football sign-up under way

    The City of Las Vegas Recreation Department is registering players for its youth football league (formerly Las Vegas YAFL) through Aug. 12.

    Fee per child is $65 and includes cost of uniform and equipment unless otherwise specified. The city teams will be affiliated with the Northern New Mexico Children’s Football League in Santa Fe. The Juniors division includes children 8-10 years old, while the Seniors division has 11-12 year-olds.

    Games will begin Aug. 27, with the schedule lasting eight Saturdays; two home games will be held in Las Vegas for each team.

  • RHS to host youth hoops camp Aug. 16-17

    Robertson High School’s boys’ basketball program is inviting area players ages 7-13 to a youth basketball camp Aug. 16-17 at Mike Marr Gym.

    Session 1, designed for youngsters age 7-10, will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. each day.

    Session 2, for players age 11-13, runs from 10 a.m. to noon each day.

    Fee is $30 per child and is payable with registration on the day of the event.

    For more information on the camp, those interested may contact Coach Manuel Romero, 505-670-8136, or Coach Keith Romero, 505-400-7440.

  • LVWGA golf
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 10, 2016

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • City league games TBA

    • City league games TBA

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 7:05 p.m., Colorado Springs
    • City league games TBA

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 7:05 p.m., Colorado Springs

  • Saul good, man

    ALBUQUERQUE — The pitch was a near-perfect strike, landing crisply in the mitt of the Isotopes catcher.

    Most of the 10,110 fans — many of whom turned out to catch a glimpse of “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk — roared in approval.

    Odenkirk’s ceremonial first pitch proved a good omen for the Albuquerque sluggers on “Better Call Saul” Night Saturday at Isotopes Park. The host Topes, playing host to Sacramento, went on a late-inning surge and claimed a 9-2 verdict the TV lawyer would’ve been proud of.

  • Still time to sign up for youth soccer

    Time’s running out for parents to register their youngsters for the 2016-17 Las Vegas Youth Soccer League season.

    The league extended the registration deadline to Sunday, Aug. 14, in order to accommodate more participants. According to league co-president Ron Doss, more than 200 players had signed with the league as of Aug. 1, the early registration deadline. The league anticipates upwards of 300 to 350 in time for the first weekend of games Sept. 10-11.

  • Ledecky emerging as new face of U.S. team

    By Paul Newberry
    The Associated Press

    RIO DE JANEIRO  — In a hallway beneath the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Missy Franklin was surrounded by the media after her first race of the Rio de Janeiro Games.

    Until Katie Ledecky walked by.

    At least half the reporters bolted away from Franklin while she was in mid-answer Monday, all of them eager to fire a few questions at Ledecky.

    It was the clearest sign yet of the changing of the guard on the U.S. women’s swim team.

  • Grudge match to King

    The Associated Press

    RIO DE JANEIRO — After all the bad blood, all the debate over Yulia Efimova being allowed to swim at the Olympics, Lilly King was the one wearing gold.

    The American won the 100-meter breaststroke on Monday night, holding off the reigning world champion from Russia in what some will surely call a victory of clean athletes over the dopers.

  • Carjacking suspect in Sandoval County found, arrested in Las Vegas

    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. — A suspect in a carjacking in Sandoval County was not seriously injured when a police officer fired his weapon after a pursuit.

    New Mexico State Police say an officer spotted a stolen vehicle around 1 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 25.

    The officer tried to stop the vehicle but the suspect, 52-year-old William Wilson, fled.

    Authorities say after the pursuit ended, the officer fired shots.

  • Six finalists remain for top WLV job

    West Las Vegas School Interim Superintendent Christopher Gutierrez is still in the running to keep the top job. Gutierrez is one of the six finalists for the position. Other finalists for the position are: Christopher Quinn, Greg Rockhold, Raymond Arsenault, Richard Rundhaug and Thomas Graves. The board has received 11 applicants for the position.
    Former Rio Gallinas School Director Gerald Garcia did not make the finalist cut. He abruptly resigned as director of the local charter school in July.