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Today's Sports

  • Vatos in Philly for nationals

    New Mexico Highlands’ Vatos rugby club makes another run at the national title in 7-on-7 rugby this coming weekend in Philadelphia.

    The team faces three regional qualifiers in pool play starting Saturday morning at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., to be exact.

    2014 National Sevens Player of the Year Kevon Williams, will highlight this year’s Vatos entry. Williams is a former standout receiver and return specialist for the Highlands football team.

  • British soccer camp starts Monday

    Las Vegas-area youngsters ages 3-14 are invited to take part in the Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp, which runs Monday through Friday, June 1-5, at the United World College campus in Montezuma.

    The camp, which will accept late registration via the challengersports.com Web site, runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m. daily for ages 3-5 and from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 6-14. An optional Golden Goal segment is also available for those already enrolled in the half-day camp and runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

  • Go Fish - May 29

    Fishing report, May 26

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using Power Bait for trout. We had no reports on perch.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow was 124 cfs near Cimarron. The higher flow slowed fishing somewhat but there were still some good trout caught by anglers using Platte River specials, bead head hare’s ears and weighted peach colored egg patterns. The best action was above Clear Creek. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow but there were a few trout caught by anglers using salmon eggs and worms and fishing on the bottom.

  • Little League - May 29

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by Las Vegas Little League. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    FRIDAY: Red Sox vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Angels vs. Reds, 7:30 p.m.
    MONDAY: Reds vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Angels vs. Mets, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    FRIDAY: Thunder vs. Bats, 6:15 p.m.; Rattlers vs. Express, 7:45 p.m.
    MONDAY: Bats vs. Paw Sox, 6:15 p.m.; Thunder vs. Express, 7:45 p.m.

    SOFTBALL
    DIVISION

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 29...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Garden City, 6 p.m., Garden City, Kans.
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Omaha Storm Chasers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

  • FYI - Sports - May 29

    Prospective student-athletes at WLVHS are invited to obtain sports physicals 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the WLV school-based health center. No out-of-pocket expense or co-pay required for WLV students. Walk in to the clinic or call to schedule an appointment, 426-2599.

  • Cowgirls 3rd in nationals

    Salcia Slack scored more points than any other female athlete in this past weekend’s NCAA Division II national outdoor track and field championships.

    She earned her fourth individual national championship, winning five of seven events to dominate the heptathlon.

    And she added a couple more All-American honors to hit double figures in that category, imprinting her name among the greatest athletes in the history of New Mexico Highlands University.

  • Outlaws battle big boys
  • Locals all-district - Robertson’...

    Sixteen locals were among those honored with selection to the All-District 2-4A baseball and softball teams this spring.
    The all-district lineups were announced Friday by Pojoaque Valley athletic director Matt Martinez.

    Robertson High head coaches Adrian Jaramillo (softball) and Kenny Sandoval (baseball) swept the district’s Coach of the Year accolades after leading their teams to regular-season championships and berths in the state tournaments.

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  • From Cardinal to Cowboy

    It looks like the storied wrestling career of Robertson’s Kenny Yara will have some more chapters.

    Yara, who repeated as state champion at 220 lbs. this past February, has signed a national letter of intent to attend New Mexico Highlands University this fall and wrestle for the Cowboys.

    Yara said he was impressed with NMHU head coach Doug Moses and his demonstrated interest.

    “They were very supportive,” said Yara, who graduates this week.

    He said he was undecided as to which academic major he will pursue.