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Today's Sports

  • Fiesta Run set for Sunday

    Las Vegas Optic

    There’s still time to register for the annual Las Vegas Fiesta Run, which gets under way at 7 a.m. Sunday, July 3.

    Registration is available from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at Southwest Capital Bank, 622 Douglas Ave. in Las Vegas. Those who have already signed up may also pick up their packets at that time. Early registration deadline was June 24.

    There will be no same-day registration.

  • June drought continues

    ALBUQUERQUE — For a moment, it looked like the Albuquerque Isotopes would put a merciful end to what has become the longest losing skid in team history.

    Mike Tauchman represented the winning run when he stepped up to bat with two on and two out in the bottom of the ninth. But Tauchman struck out, and the Isotopes’ woeful June continued.

    The Salt Lake Bees won 5-3 on Monday at Isotopes Park to hand Albuquerque its 11th consecutive loss — most in a row since the Isotopes era began.

  • LVLL softball sweeps

    Las Vegas Optic

    Another summer.

    Another sweep.

    The Las Vegas Little League softball teams again monopolized the championship banners in the 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 age divisions this week in Raton, home site of the District 4 all-star tournaments.

    The LVLL 9-10 girls recorded this year’s first district title by a local team on Sunday, taking two in a best-of-three series with crosstown foes La Plaza.

  • Ledecky punches Olympics ticket

    The Associated Press

    OMAHA, Neb. — Katie Ledecky has set the bar so high, it’s a bit of a disappointment when she doesn’t set a world record.
    The 19-year-old has no complaints.

    She’s heading back to the Olympics.

    Getting that formality out of the way in her first event of the U.S. swimming trials, Ledecky held off a persistent challenge from Leah Smith to win the 400-meter freestyle on Monday night.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 29...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    •District 4 Little League Tournaments, games TBA, Raton

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

  • Mud volleyball, horseshoes in...

    Las Vegas Optic

    Area residents are invited to take part in a mud volleyball and horseshoes event on Saturday, July 9, at the San Miguel Sheriff’s Posse grounds on Main Street in Pecos.

    The event, to be held for the second year, will benefit the Pecos boys’ basketball program. The Panthers reached the state Final Four in Class 3A this past winter under coach Ira Harge.

    Registration begins at 8 a.m. on July 9, with competition beginning at 9.

  • Bowl bound
  • Arguello awarded Marr Memorial...

    Submitted to the Optic

    Francisco Palemon Arguello, a 2016 Las Vegas Robertson High School graduate and affectionately known as “Koko,” has been selected as the recipient of the 35th Annual Michael William Marr Memorial Scholarship.  The Marr Scholarship has been awarded annually since the 1981-82 school year to a Robertson High student-athlete who has excelled academically and participated in the football program. 

  • Sluggers in Juniors, Seniors up...

    Las Vegas Optic

    District All-Star tournaments are coming this week for those on the Juniors and Seniors levels, with Las Vegans among those hoping to advance to state and regional competition.

    The District 4 tourneys for younger age groups — 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 — are currently under way in Raton. Brackets for the Juniors and Seniors divisions were to be finalized and announced early this week.

  • Reserved seating

    Sometimes the stands are packed. Other times, there are plenty of good seats to be had.

    But at every home game for the West Las Vegas baseball team, there’s one seat that remains vacant — a chair of honor reserved for the ones who cannot be present.

    The black chairback, marked with the familiar Prisoners Of War and Missing In Action insignias, is meant to acknowledge and pay tribute to the sacrifices of the military, particularly those designated as POWs or MIA.