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  • Doggone it! Losses to El Paso Chihuahuas have Isotopes mired in three-way dogfight

    Ruh-roh.

    The dog days of summer have taken a sudden bite out of the Albuquerque Isotopes.

    The El Paso Chihuahuas hopped momentarily ahead of the Topes in the Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern standings on Wednesday, winning their second head-to-head meeting in as many nights with a 2-1 score.

  • Early ticket sale for West grid opener

    Advance ticket sales have been announced for the West Las Vegas football team’s season and home opener vs. Moriarty.

    Tickets will be sold from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24 and Friday, Aug. 25, at the Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Tickets are $5 for adults; $3 for students and senior citizens.

    The Dons-Pintos game is set for a 7 p.m. kickoff on Friday, Aug. 25, at the Herrera Complex.

    Due to ongoing construction of the new football bleachers, West Las Vegas will be using the east side bleachers for fans of both teams.

  • Deadline nears for golf fiesta

    The deadline to submit entries for the Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association upcoming Fiesta de Golf is Aug. 23.

    The ABCD scrambles format tournament will be held at Gene Torres Golf Course on Wednesday, Aug. 30. Registration starts at 8 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Breakfast, goodie bags, door prizes, lunch and a silent auction as well as carts and 18-hole greens fee, longest drive, team and closest to the pin prizes are all included for a $60 fee.  

  • Details fill in for big fight

    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor got their wish to fight in smaller gloves, but not before being chastised by a Nevada boxing official for using the issue to hype their fight later this month.

    Nevada boxing regulators on Wednesday gave the two fighters an exemption to a rule requiring 10-ounce gloves for fights at 154 pounds, approving 8-ounce gloves for the Aug. 26 bout. Representatives of both fighters appeared before the Nevada State Athletic Commission to request the waiver.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 18, 2017

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    Softball
    • City league games, 6:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento River Cats, 8:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.
    Football
    • Las Vegas Outlaws 9-10 vs. Aurora (Colo.) Cougars, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento River Cats, 6:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.

    MONDAY

  • Two suspects in Hibbett Sports, Bealls robberies jailed

    A weekend trip to Santa Fe for back-to-school supplies led police to arrest two Mora County men on robbery charges.

    Las Vegas Police Sgt. Michael Ortega was off-duty Sunday, shopping for back-to-school items with his family at the Santa Fe Place mall when he noticed a blue 2000 Chevrolet two-door pickup truck. The truck matched a description tied to recent armed robberies at Hibbett Sports and Bealls department store on Seventh Street in Las Vegas.

  • Suspects sought in shooting

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    The New Mexico State Police is investigating a shooting that occurred the evening of Aug. 14 along the north edge of Las Vegas, where at least one person suffered a gunshot wound.

    About 6:30 p.m., NMSP officers were dispatched to a call about shots fired at the intersection of Eighth Street and Don Gallegos Circle.

  • County fair champ

    Isaac Montoya shows off his goat at last weekend’s San Miguel / Mora County Fair at the San Miguel County Fairgrounds. Montoya, one of many smiling participants in the animal competitions at the 2017 fair, won a round-robin points championship. 

  • Chief is only LVPD who can coach a sport, manager says

    By Jason W. Brooks
    Las Vegas Optic Editor

    There will apparently be only one employee of the Las Vegas Police Department coaching a school sport under contract in 2017-18.

    That employee will be LVPD Chief and West Las Vegas High School wrestling coach Juan Montaño.

  • Man charged with fifth DWI

    An Ojo Feliz man has landed his fifth DWI charge.

    Chris Sisneros, 43, is facing a charge for DWI, his fifth such charge, and driving with a suspended license. The charges come as a result of a New Mexico State Police traffic stop earlier this month.