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Today's News

  • Vatos back in national sevens playoffs

    The Vatos are going back to Pennsylvania.

    New Mexico Highlands University’s rugby club has made a habit of playing in the national sevens championship tournament, and that’s exactly what the Vatos will be doing in June.

    The Vatos defeated Wabash University 29-7 to claim the top spot in the Oak Leaf 7s Qualifier hosted by Vanderbilt this past weekend in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee-Chattanooga bested Duke 36-0 for third place in the same event.

  • RHS doubles down, drops Dons on diamond

    Bedazzled by the sequence of pitches he was seeing from his West Las Vegas counterpart Robbie Alarcon, Robertson’s Brandon Lucero paused to point at Alarcon up on the mound, giving him props for his artistry.

    Alarcon had his stretches of brilliance in a riveting game one in Saturday’s East-West baseball doubleheader at WLV Field. So, too, did Lucero, whose economy of motion — a rapid-fire pitching routine with little time devoted to wind-up or reflection — kept the Dons hitters on their heels.

  • Lady Cards win showdown for 2-4A supremacy

    As Robertson seized sole possession of first place in District 2-4A softball with a sweep at West Las Vegas on a blustery Saturday afternoon on Cinder Road, WLV second-year head coach Pam Sandoval told her young charges to keep their heads up.

    “That team has been hitting 10 home runs a game,” she said of Robertson. “Today you held them to one.”

    The one came from Kylee Moberg, whose blast in game one helped cap a 13-1 Lady Cardinal win.

  • College roundup: Two nailbiters as Cowboys, Lions split

    Highlands’ baseball team (15-27, 10-18 RMAC) has shown a flair for the dramatic this spring.
    This past weekend, the Cowboys won with another late-game rally and lost in a similar fashion during a four-game split with visiting Colorado-Colorado Springs.

    NMHU trailed the Mountain Lions 7-5 going into the bottom of the ninth inning in Friday’s series opener. Auggie Francis hit a game-tying RBI single, and then Joseph Cilladi won it with an RBI single to cap a three-run at-bat for the Cowboys.

  • Meadow City windy town for track meet

    Robertson and West Las Vegas finished a close two-three in the boys’ standings behind St. Michael’s to headline results of this past Thursday’s Meadow City Invitational held at Cardinal Stadium.
    West’s girls placed fourth and Robertson’s girls seventh as Clayton edged Bernalillo for that team title.

    Mora placed ninth in both boys’ and girls’ standings out of the dozen schools represented.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, April 18-20

    WEDNESDAY (April 18)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.

  • One assistant DA no longer on Charles Trujillo case

    The latest development in the case of former school superintendent Charles Trujillo doesn’t directly involve him. In fact, it doesn’t even involve the Fourth District Attorney’s lead prosecutor in the case.

  • Former city attorney, manager suing city

    Two former City of Las Vegas employees are suing the city for damages in Fourth District Court after they were dismissed suddenly in 2016, shortly after Mayor Tonita Gurulé-Giron took office — two days before their contracts were due to expire.

  • No alcohol, drug test results on autopsy of fatal wreck victim

    A report obtained from the New Mexico Office of Medical Investigation shows a 31-year-old Las Vegas man who died in a head-on collision last October shows no presence of alcohol intoxication, but shows he had a syringe in his possession and had a recent needle puncture in his arm.

    Daniel S. Lucero, of Las Vegas, died at the scene when his Nissan passenger car made head-on contact with an oncoming semi-tractor trailer in the southbound lanes of I-25 near milepost 328, near the Bernal exit, shortly before 2 a.m. the morning of Oct. 10.

  • Man arrested after being found with knife

    A man was arrested recently after a Las Vegas Police officer found the man in possession of a knife that he’d apparently used to break into a home.

    Police were called to a home in the 1300 block of Seventh Street at about 11 a.m. March 3 for a burglary in progress. An officer observed Mark Ludi, 47, of Las Vegas, sitting on a wall behind a residence, according to a statement of probable cause.