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Today's Sports

  • Train Robbers return this week

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers, a semipro baseball team in the independent Pecos League, will host the defending league champion Santa Fe Fuego in their home opener 6 p.m. Thursday at Rodriguez Park.

    Izaiah Guerrero, who hails from Houston, is slated to get the opening-night start for the Train Robbers Wednesday in a road game at Santa Fe. It will also be the debut of Max Garza as field manager for Las Vegas.

  • WLV to host youth football camp

    West Las Vegas’ football program is inviting area youngsters to take part in its youth football camp June 1-4 at the Herrera Complex. The camp is open for those in grades 3-6, regardless of school.

    The camp, which will be non-contact, runs from 8 a.m. to noon each day. Participants should be dropped off between 7:30 and 8 a.m. at the WLVHS cafeteria and picked up between noon and 12:30, same place.

    Cost is $50 per camper and includes breakfast, lunch and a T-shirt. Payment is due before camp begins June 1.

  • Free youth soccer clinic Friday

    Las Vegas-area youngsters age 4-14 are invited to learn soccer skills in a free clinic this Friday evening at the Richard Padilla Park on Mountain View Drive.

    The clinic is being conducted by coaches from the Challenger British Soccer Camp, which will be in town the first week of June. Children do not have to be current participants in the sponsoring Las Vegas Youth Soccer League in order to take part in the clinic. Those new to the sport are welcome.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 20...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Santa Fe

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Round Rock Express, 6:05 p.m., Round Rock, Texas

  • Lady Cards soar into top four

    Their quest may have fallen short of the coveted blue trophy, but the Robertson softball team gave fans some thrills with a fourth-place finish in the Class 4A state tournament this past weekend in rain-soaked Rio Rancho.

    Coach Adrian Jaramillo’s Lady Cardinals finished 3-2 in the tournament, reaching the consolation semifinals before losing to No. 5 seed Cobre.

  • No rain on this parade

    Neither rain nor hail nor lightning could keep Morgan Diefendorf from her appointed rounds Saturday — specifically, winning the Class 4A girls’ state championship in the 800-meter run.

    Diefendorf, a Robertson junior, ripped across the finish line in 2:24.14, more than a second faster than Sandia Prep senior Kalei Yepa, who’d had the fastest time in the event all spring and was considered a favorite to win Saturday.

    The Lady Cardinal standout turned it up a notch in the final quarter of the race to pull away with the win.

  • Slack, DeVries, Johnson sweep...

    NMHU Sports Information

    On the eve of the NCAA outdoor nationals, the No. 2 nationally ranked New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field team has  accomplished a rare feat, announced the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Friday.

    Senior Salcia Slack — who won both of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Female Performer of the Year honors for indoor and outdoor track — swept those same awards in the South Central Region.

  • Little League - May 18

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

    MAJORS DIVISION
    MONDAY: Cardinals vs. Reds, 5:30 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Mets, 7:30 p.m.
    WEDNESDAY: Mets vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Reds vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    MONDAY: Red Wings vs. Threshers, 6:15 p.m.; Sandgnats vs. Thunder, 7:45 p.m.
    TUESDAY: Rivercats vs. Red Wings, 6:15 p.m.; Owlz vs. Sandgnats, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 18...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento RiverCats, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento RiverCats, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    Wednesday
    Baseball

  • Back in the high life - For...

    This past winter, when Warren Fulgenzi Jr. and sister Brandelyn found themselves joining father Warren in switching schools from Santa Fe High to Robertson, the move didn’t come without mixed feelings.

    Having to uproot and leave their friends, classmates, teachers and teammates behind wasn’t easy.