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Today's Sports

  • Round Rock and a hard place

    A couple of days after notching his second Pacific Coast League Player of the Week award, Ryan Mc Mahon pounded a solo home run against Round Rock on Thursday night.

    But that would be the only scoring for the Albuquerque Isotopes as they began an eight-game road trip.The host Express confined Albuquerque’s offense to only three hits — including McMahon’s homer in the top of the fourth inning — and went on to a 6-1 victory.Tyler Wagner, who started on the mound for Round Rock, collected just his third pitching win with a masterful performance.

  • (Senior) Olympic dreams

    When Rose Lucero was in school back in the 1950s and 60s, she wanted to play organized basketball.

    Such opportunities just weren’t available to girls in those days before federal Title IX and other gender-equity laws were introduced.

    Lucero, whose athletic inclinations and talents never quite went away even without the chance to showcase them, had to wait. In the late 1990s — decades later — she learned about Las Vegas’ Senior Olympics program, and in 2001 she gave it a try.

  • RHS to host volleyball camp for...

    From Las Vegas Optic reports

    The Robertson High School volleyball team will be hosting a volleyball camp for children entering second through seventh grades for this upcoming school year.

    The camp starts Monday, Aug. 7, and goes through Thursday, Aug. 10, with daily sessions from 9 a.m. to noon at Mike Marr Gym. The cost is $30 per child. Participants are asked to wear appropriate athletic shoes and bring their own water bottle and snack. Kneepads are also recommended.

  • Deadlines near for youth...

    Deadlines are approaching for local youngsters to get signed up for youth football and soccer leagues this fall. The City of Las Vegas Recreation Department is registering participants for its youth football league through Aug. 12.

    Forms and information are available at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Coaches are also needed and must complete volunteer applications, also available at the Rec. The youth football league includes Juniors (ages 8-10) and Seniors (ages 11-12) divisions. Sports physicals are required for these tackle-football divisions.

  • Isotopes nip Iowa in 12 innings

    Jordan Patterson’s sacrifice fly allowed Ryan McMahon to score the winning run in walk-off fashion Tuesday night, and the Albuquerque Isotopes edged visiting Iowa 7-6 in 12 innings.

    The win salvaged a split of the four-game series. Patterson also hit his team-high 22nd home run for the Topes, who were idle on Wednesday.

  • WLV meeting for players, parents...

    From Las Vegas Optic reports
    There will be a mandatory parent and athlete meeting for all parents and athletes competing for the West Las Vegas Schools at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 in the West Las Vegas High School Cafeteria.
    This meeting is mandated by the New Mexico Activities Association, said Richard Tripp, WLV athletic coordinator.
    Questions can be directed to Tripp, at 505-426-2517 or 505-429-5617.

  • Saloon Shots earn trip to...

    Submitted to the Optic
    A Las Vegas-based pool and billiards team, the Saloon Shots, has earned a shot at the upcoming American Pool Association World Championships Tournament in the other Las Vegas (Nev.) later this month.

  • Prodigal pitchers lead Cubs

    Former Albuquerque Isotope pitcher Eddie Butler came back to haunt his old club on a blustery Monday night at The Lab.
    Butler, who pitched for the Isotopes each of the last two summers, struck out five and limited Albuquerque to one run on six hits and one walk through a start that lasted five innings. That helped his current team, the visiting Iowa Cubs, take a 5-3 verdict over the Topes.

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  • ‘Big3’ faces uphill battle

    From his days when he was known primarily as a rap and hip-hop artist with the ground-breaking NWA to his time as an actor in the “Friday” franchise and other films, Ice Cube has been a fixture in American pop culture since the late Eighties.

    Thus he lends some bona fide celebrity presence to his latest venture, the Big3 basketball league he’s currently attempting to nurture into the big time.