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Today's Sports

  • Train Robbers’ bats come alive...

    Nine Train Robbers batters recorded at least one hit, and six had multiple knocks, in a 13-2 triumph over White Sands on Sunday night in Alamogordo.

    It was the 2014 season finale — and possibly the last game in the franchise’s two-year run in Las Vegas.

    White Sands jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning, but it was short-lived. Las Vegas (16-42) answered with four runs in the top of the third and didn’t trail again.

    It was 6-2 Vegas going into the eighth, when the Robbers went off for seven insurance runs.

  • Cooper battling cancer

    The Associated Press
    ATLANTA — Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has early stage tongue cancer and has taken a leave from the WNBA team.
    He will have surgery this week at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta and a full recovery is expected, the Dream said Monday.
    The 58-year-old coach is expected to miss about two weeks, with assistant coach Karleen Thompson filling in. Atlanta plays at Minnesota on Tuesday.

  • Isotopes edge Cats

    Albuquerque won its third straight game, 7-6, over Sacramento Sunday to take the series against the RiverCats.

    Every game of the series was a nailbiter, beginning with the Cats’ 10-9 win in Thursday’s opener despite Tim Federowicz’s two-homer effort. The Topes rallied from six down to nip Sacramento 13-11 in a wild one Friday. Then Carlos Triunfel homered late to lead Albuquerque to an 8-7 nod Saturday.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 23...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • New Mexico state 10-11 baseball tournament games, 11 a.m., Rodriguez Park

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • New Mexico state 10-11 baseball tournament games, 11 a.m., Rodriguez Park

  • West LV cheerleaders reap honors

    Submitted to the Optic

    The West Las Vegas High School Cheer Team recently completed a two-day UCA Home Camp, earning Superior ratings.

    Four members of the team were selected as All American cheerleaders and may participate in the New Year’s Day parades in London and New York. The four members are Justice Atkins, Grace Gallegos, Maria Ortiz, and Krysten Cavazos.

  • Robbers on road
  • Luna fitness class a HIIT with...

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College
    A new type of training is sweeping America and  at Luna Community College, many students are taking advantage of it.
    High-intensity interval training is gaining more momentum than a locomotive. Although the traditional treadmill and machine weights remain popular, HIIT is literally becoming a big “hit” at the college.

  • State Little League baseball here

    Las Vegas Little League’s 10-11 baseball team captivated its fans with a well-played best-of-three series against crosstown rival La Plaza for the District 4 championship a couple weeks back.
    Now, the team is hoping to replicate that with a deep run in the state tournament, which, as luck would have it, is being played at the same venue — La Plaza’s Rodriguez Park off Grant Street.

  • Cowgirls to offer soccer camps

    Area youth are invited to take part in a pair of instructional soccer camps led by members of the New Mexico Highlands University women’s soccer team.

    An overnight camp for prep teams will be held July 29 to Aug. 1 on campus. Cost is $240 per individual camper and covers meals, lodging, instruction and feedback and a camp T-shirt. Rates may be discounted for participants who registered early or as part of a team.

  • Speed is focus of clinic

    Athletes of all ages looking to boost their speed and quickness in any sport are invited to take part in an upcoming camp hosted by NMHU track and cross country coach Bob DeVries and staff.

    The camp will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. daily Aug. 4-8 at the NMHU track.

    Cost is $50 for the five sessions.

    To register or to obtain more information, contact DeVries at rdevries@nmhu.edu, 429-2577.

    Highlands’ women’s track and field team earned a national ranking in both indoor and outdoor track this past season.