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Today's Sports

  • All-state teams

    One last set of postseason honors poured in earlier this month for the state’s top prep baseball and softball players — including five from the Meadow City.

  • Heads-up play
  • Sports physicals being offered

    Submitted to the Optic

    El Centro Health Clinic, located at 1024 South Pacific, is giving free sports physicals to all West Las Vegas athletes for the 2017-18 school year.

    All athletes must have a physical in order to participate in any athletic activity.

    Make your appointment today by calling 505-426-2599.

    El Centro Health Clinic does have blank physical forms on hand.  Parents also can print them; access online at www.wlvs.k12.nm.us and click “online documents.”

  • Go Fish - June 18, 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
    Morphy Lake: Mykeljon Mario Vasquez, 8, of Las Vegas, caught an 18-inch rainbow trout. He was using garlic PowerBait.

    Santa Rosa Lake: Zolin Guhrke, 9, of Rio Rancho, caught and released a largemouth bass that weighed approximately 2 pounds June 10. He was fishing from the bank and using a live crawfish.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 18...

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento River Cats, 2:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.  
    Football
    • Las Vegas Grizzlies vs. Santa Fe Sting, 2 p.m., Herrera Complex

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

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

  • New life for field

    From NMHU and Optic reports

    New Mexico Highlands University will have a new football field thanks in large part to a couple with a long history of giving to Las Vegas and the university.

    Leveo Sanchez and his wife Patricia donated $500,000 to replace the football field along with another $100,000 to renovate the Stu Clark athletics building.

  • Fiesta Run registration ongoing

    Registration for the 2017 Las Vegas Fiesta Run is under way.

    The Fiesta Run, sponsored by Southwest Capital Bank, will be held Sunday, July 2, with the first races starting at 7 a.m.

    Participants may choose from the 10-kilometer run, 5K run, 5K walk and a 1-mile children’s run.

    Registration is available at www.active.com and www.lvfiestarun.com. The deadline to sign up is Monday, June 26. No registrations will be conducted on the day of the run.

  • Fly tying clinic in Pecos

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Truchas Chapter of Trout Unlimited brings its expertise in fly-tying to Pecos National Historical Park this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18.  

    Drop by the park visitor center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for hands-on fly-tying practice and to learn more about this artful tradition.

    For more information, contact Pecos NHP at 505-757-7241.

    Those interested can also find our listings on the New Mexico True website (newmexico.org) and Tourism Santa Fe (santafe.org).

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 16...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes (AKA Green Chile Cheeseburgers) vs. Fresno Grizzlies (AKA Tacos), 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Little League minors division championship, 6 p.m., Keyes Park
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

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

    SUNDAY
    Baseball

  • NMHU to get new football field...

    From NMHU and Optic reports

    New Mexico Highlands University soon will have a new football field thanks in large part to a couple with a long history of giving to Las Vegas and the university.

    Leveo Sanchez and his wife Patricia donated $500,000 to replace the football field along with another $100,000 to renovate the Stu Clark athletics building.