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Today's Sports

  • A sneak preview for LV football

    With the official start to the 2017 prep football schedule just days away, local fans got a sneak preview of their favorite high school teams on Thursday.

    West Las Vegas got things started with a three-way scrimmage involving Class 6A Santa Fe High and Class 3A Santa Rosa, both programs projected to be on an upward trend this fall.

  • Isotopes nip Chihuahuas

    It appears we’re in for a dogfight atop the Pacific Southern division through the remainder of the Pacific Coast League baseball season.

    Albuquerque jumped back into second place Thursday night by defeating El Paso 5-2 on the road. The Isotopes went into Friday’s series finale with a half-game edge on the Chihuahuas, who’d briefly overtaken them the previous night.

    Both teams are chasing first-place Salt Lake, which led by a couple of games going into the weekend.

  • Cheer camps on tap

    Cheer and dance programs from both local high schools are offering instructional camps for youngsters this coming week.

    • West Las Vegas High School cheerleaders, who won a state championship in co-ed cheer this past year, are holding a cheer camp Aug. 23-24 at Armijo Elementary.

    The camp will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. both days and then culminate in a live performance at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, during the West Las Vegas football opener vs. Moriarty at the Herrera Complex.

  • Go Fish - Aug. 20, 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
    Clayton Lake: Aaron Earle of Clayton caught an 8.5-pound channel catfish Aug. 12. He was using chicken liver.

    Morphy Lake: Angelo Ortiz, 4, of El Pueblo, caught a 17-inch rainbow trout Aug. 7. He was using a worm under a bobber on his mini Spider Man rod.

    Fishing report, Aug. 15

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 20...

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

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento River Cats, 8:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.
    Softball
    • City league games, 6:15 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento River Cats, 8:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.

    Soccer
    • Robertson girls (A,B) at Socorro, 3 and 5 p.m., Socorro
    Softball

  • Dons on the rise

    Sept. 17, 2016, quickly turned into a party for young John Balizan and the West Las Vegas Dons.

    Balizan, pressed into solo starting duty as the Dons’ quarterback after an injury to the older Robbie Alarcon, found himself alone at the controls.

    He didn’t shy away from the pressure. He thrived on it.

    Balizan completed 11-of-16 passes for 254 yards, including an 81-yard bomb to fellow freshman Estevan Gonzales. That strike was one of three touchdown throws for Balizan as West went on to a 56-23 victory at Albuquerque Academy.

  • That was then
  • Doggone it! Losses to El Paso...

    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...

    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.