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Today's Sports

  • Mora track in Ft. Sumner

    Mora track and field athletes made a solid showing in this past weekend’s Fort Sumner Qualifier.

    In the boys’ meet, Mora finished seventh of 12 teams, amassing 32 team points. Texico’s Wolverines won with 111.5 points, followed by New Mexico Military (72) and Mountainair (61).

    On the girls’ side, Mora landed up seventh with 35 points. The host Vixens won their own meet with 95 points, beating Texico (72) and Tucumcari (59).

  • Riders split in Snyder

    Luna Community College’s baseball team bounced back from two losses Friday at Western Texas College by sweeping the host team the following day.

    WTC nipped Luna 7-6 in the opener and rode the momentum to a 9-5 win in game two. But Saturday belonged to the Rough Riders, who galloped to 5-3 and 10-8 wins.

    Luna is 14-25 overall and 10-14 in league play under Antonio Siqueiros.

    • • •

    Luna’s softball team dropped four straight games over the weekend to Howard College.

    Howard won 10-2, 9-0, 9-1 and 9-2.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Taos (DH), 3 p.m., Taos
    • Las Vegas Little League (see schedule)
    Softball
    • Robertson JV vs. West Las Vegas (DH), 3 p.m., RHS field
    • Las Vegas Little League (see schedule)
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Albuquerque Academy, noon, Albuquerque

    Thursday
    Baseball
    •  LCC vs. Howard (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Adams State, 3 p.m., Brandt Park

  • Twin sweeps for Vegas softball...

    Strengthening their respective positions in the District 2-3A race, both of Las Vegas’ softball teams held their ground Saturday in sweeping doubleheaders against visiting Raton and Taos.

    Meanwhile, Robertson baseball earned a split to bolster its standing as West Las Vegas took a hit with a twinbill loss at home.

    • • •

    Robertson’s Lady Cardinals knocked Raton down a peg or two from their lofty place in the state rankings with wins of 13-8 and 8-6.

  • Cowboys sweep Cougars

    Weathering one huge inning from their Colorado Christian hosts, the New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys did all the talking the rest of the game Saturday in Lakewood, Colo., in a 16-8 victory.

    The win clinched a series win for NMHU following Friday’s doubleheader sweep. Then it became a sweep as the visitors won 13-4 in the finale late Saturday.

    Highlands — winner of eight consecutive games — is 22-15 overall and 19-8 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
    Cowboys 11, Cougars 3

  • RHS netters 2nd in meet

    Robertson’s tennis teams landed twin second-place finishes in the Las Cruces-Mayfield Invitational held over the weekend.

    Carlsbad was first in the boys’ draw, while Mayfield was first on the girls’ side.

    Robertson is scheduled to play at Albuquerque Academy on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Little Leagues - April 14

    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little League games. All games are played at Keyes Park.

    MAJORS BASEBALL DIVISION.
    Mets vs. Yankees, 5:30 p.m. Monday
    Cardinals vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m. Monday
    Orioles vs. Angels, 6 p.m. Wednesday
    Red Sox vs. Mets, 8 p.m. Wednesday
    Angels vs. Red Sox, 5;30 p.m. Friday
    Yankees vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m. Friday

    MINORS BASEBALL DIVISION
    Rivercats vs. Bats, 6:15 p.m. Monday
    Owlz vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m. Monday

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas JV at Pecos (DH), 3 p.m., Pecos
    • Las Vegas Little League (see schedule)
    Softball
    • Robertson JV at Raton (DH), 3 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Mora (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson vs. Taos, 4 p.m., MMS field
    • West Las Vegas vs. Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., WLV field
    • Robertson JV at St. Michael’s (DH), 3:30 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Las Vegas Little League (see schedule)

  • Key home games Saturday for LV...

    District baseball and softball rolls on this weekend with key home games for both Robertson and West Las Vegas on Saturday.

    The Cardinals and Lady Cardinals play host to Raton, while the Dons and Lady Dons entertain Taos. First pitch for all four doubleheaders is set for 11 a.m.

    Robertson baseball lost a strong non-district test at St. Michael’s by a 4-2 count on Wednesday in Santa Fe.

    West Las Vegas baseball is coming off an 8-0 shutout loss at Raton on Tuesday.

    The Lady Dons came up shy in a 10-0 defeat, also Tuesday at Raton.

  • Isotopes off to good start

    Brian Cavazos-Galvez is back.

    The Albuquerque native and graduate of Manzano High and UNM, who has family ties to the Las Vegas area, has rejoined the Albuquerque Isotopes for the start of the 2014 season.

    Cavazos-Galvez played with the club a couple years ago but spent 2013 with the Dodgers’ Double-A outfit in Chattanooga, Tenn.