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Today's Sports

  • Little League: La Plaza juniors...

    In the end, La Plaza juniors baseball simply ran out of at-bats.

    North Valley’s All-stars edged La Plaza 5-4 In the playback bracket Saturday night in Carlsbad, eliminating the Las Vegas-based team from the state tournament. La Plaza provided fans with plenty of edge-of-the-seat excitement through much of its run through the tournament.

    Friday, the team edged Roadrunner 2-1 to advance to the semifinals. But a loss to the hometown Shorthorn on Saturday evening forced La Plaza to play immediately thereafter in an elimination game.

  • Scrubs repeat as local pool...

    It is that time of year again.

    The Meadow City BCA Pool League teams retrun to Las Vegas, Nevada this month to compete at the BCA National Tournament. BCA Nationals are held at The Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino July 19-29.

    This event has more than 700 teams competing in different divisions for bragging rights as the national champions. The Scrubs pool team, led by Stephen and Amy Mora, took first place this year and has made it again for their second year in a row followed by the runner-up team, the Crazy 8s, led by Manuel Mora and Marvin Salazar.

  • Senior Olympics: Locals among...

    One of 14 Senior Olympians older than 90 competing in the 2017 New Mexico Summer Games.

    Jean Dubois of Las Vegas earned a gold medal over the weekend for her performance in the 400-meter run-walk event.

    The Senior Olympics state competitions, for most sports, took place over the weekend in Albuquerque at various venues. Nine athletes from the Las Vegas-area were among those who captured medals.

    A count of 1,147 total athletes participated in the Summer Games, according to Julio Acosta, a New Mexico Senior Olympics statistician based in Roswell.

  • La Plaza sluggers fall in state...

    In the end, La Plaza juniors baseball simply ran out of at-bats.

    North Valley's All-stars edged La Plaza 5-4 In the playback bracket Saturday night in Carlsbad, eliminating the Las Vegas-based team from the state tournament.

    La Plaza provided fans with plenty of edge-of-the-seat excitement through much of its run through the tournament. On Friday, the team edged Roadrunner 2-1 to advance to the semifinals.

    But a loss to the hometown Shorthorn on Saturday evening forced La Plaza to play immediately thereafter in an elimination game.

  • Long ball back in vogue

    ALBUQUERQUE — Three Isotopes hit home runs on Thursday, and the team scored six times in the bottom of the first inning to take a 6-1 lead, but that display of offensive firepower wasn’t enough to guarantee victory.

    The Tacoma Rainiers (48-50) eventually took the three-hour, nine-minute shootout 14-11, connecting for five home runs of their own and salvaging a win in a series they’d already lost.

  • NMHU soccer to host camp in...

    New Mexico Highlands University women’s soccer program is hosting a camp for high school players on July 28-29, 2017 at Farmington High School.

    Campers will have two sessions a day. Sessions include technical work, tactical work, goalkeepers sessions, and Q&A. The cost to register is $70.

    For more information, see the NMHU athletics website, nmhucowboys.com and links on the women’s soccer page.

    The Cowgirls plan a scrimmage vs. Trinidad State on Aug. 13.

  • Go Fish - July 23, 2017

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Catches of the week
    Pecos River: Glenn Arnett of Albuquerque caught a 22-inch, 6.2-pound rainbow trout July 14. He was fishing above Terrero and using a Pecos Special.

    Fishing report, July 18
    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow to fair using PowerBait and Fire Balls for trout. We had no other reports.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 23...

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • State Little League tournaments, TBA
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Salt Lake City

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 6:35 p.m., Salt Lake City
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Omaha Storm Chasers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    WEDNESDAY

  • Carpenter crafts a win

    Ryan Carpenter nailed down a victory in a good defensive matchup Wednesday night, and host Albuquerque improved to 50-47 by beating Tacoma 3-1.

    An announced crowd of 9,821 watched as Carpenter (7-6) held the Rainiers to one run on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts over seven innings. Relief pitchers Carlos Estevez and Zac Rosscup combined to allow just one base runner after that, with Rosscup recording his second save of the season.

  • La Plaza juniors aim for glory...

    Three wins away.

    La Plaza Little League can bring home the state championship in juniors (13-14) baseball with three victories this coming weekend at the Bob Forrest Sports Complex in Carlsbad.

    It’s already been a memorable season for the west-side juniors. La Plaza won the District 4 championship three weeks ago with a 9-1 victory over Las Vegas Little League in the final. La Plaza had to beat its crosstown rival as well as tournament host Santa Rosa — the only other team in the district bracket.