Today's Sports

  • Title town - La Plaza’s 11-12...

    Roy Pacheco and Joaquin Perea smashed two home runs apiece, and Elijah Alarcon connected on a grand slam, as La Plaza 11-12 baseball team romped past Las Vegas 22-1 on Saturday for the District 4 Majors championship.

    It was a fitting exclamation point for a huge week for the Las Vegas area’s youth baseball and softball teams.

    Eight divisions contested.

    Eight district championships.

    Eight state tournament berths.

  • Serena adds to Slam collection

    The Associated Press

    LONDON — Serena Williams let herself briefly bask in the joy of a sixth Wimbledon championship, 21st Grand Slam singles trophy overall and fourth consecutive major title Saturday, even balancing the winner’s silver dish atop her head — Look, Ma, no hands! — as she sauntered off Centre Court.

    “I was peaceful, feeling really good,” Williams said. “Maybe a little after that, I started thinking about New York.”

  • Down to one - Saturday could be...

    The good news, if you’re a Train Robbers fan, is that the team will play a Saturday matinee game against Santa Fe this coming weekend at Brandt Park.

    The 11 a.m. contest figures to offer fans a rare mid-day outing on the relatively weatherproof New Mexico Highlands field.

    The bad news? It might well be the last time the team ever plays in Las Vegas.

  • Isotopes reach All-Star break

    If his recent performance is any indication, Cristhian Adames could have a huge day when the Pacific Coast League All-Star game is played this Wednesday in Omaha, Neb.

    The Albuquerque Isotopes infielder is on a tear, having hit safely in 14 straight games — and 19 of the last 20 — going into Saturday’s twinbill at El Paso. In 11 of those games, he’s recorded more than one hit.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 13...

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Santa Rosa High School field
    • Las Vegas adult league games, evenings, city softball complex

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Fort Marcy, Santa Fe
    • Las Vegas adult league games, evenings, city softball complex

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Fort Marcy, Santa Fe

  • Run to benefit Pecos XC

    Area runners and walkers are invited to take part in a benefit run and walk Saturday, July 18, in Glorieta. The event will benefit the Pecos cross country programs.  

    A 5-kilometer run and walk for those 10 and older will begin at 8 a.m. at the Glorieta Camps. Then a 1-kilometer fun run for children younger than 10 will take place at 9:30 a.m.

  • LVLL sweeps in district softball

    Meadow City Little Leaguers brought home a second wave of District 4 championships — including a sweep of three softball titles by Las Vegas — this week after successful runs in Taos.

    Las Vegas Little League won the 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 softball tournaments to earn trips to state later this month.

    They join La Plaza’s 13-14 softball team and Mora’s 13-14 baseball team, who punched their respective state tickets last weekend by winning district.

  • Fiesta Run - Hundreds take part...

    Nearly 300 competitors took part in the annual Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run this past Sunday morning in town.

    While most of the runners and walkers hailed from Las Vegas and the surrounding area, others came from as far away as Alexandria, Va., Philadelphia, Watertown, N.Y., and Santa Cruz, Calif. Ages ranged from infants — pushed along the course in strollers — to 81-year-old Theodore Rogers in the 10-kilometer run and 76-year-old Carol Winkel in the 5K run. Several runners as young as 8 braved the adult courses.

  • Caillouet keeps on hitting for LV

    Jordan Caillouet’s hot baseball bat didn’t cool on the trek from Garden City, Kans., to Santa Rosa.

    The Las Vegas Train Robber infielder hit 5 for 5 with a home run and four runs batted in on Tuesday night in an 18-10 loss to the Triggers.

    Caillouet had hit two homers and two doubles in a 4-for-4 showing Sunday. Monday’s scheduled home game in Las Vegas was cancelled due to rain.

    Ryo Haruyama also homered for Las Vegas on Tuesday in a home game switched to Santa Rosa High’s baseball diamond.

  • Go Fish - July 10

    Fishing report, July 7

    Conchas Lake: Fishing was very good using worms under a bobber for bluegill. Fishing fair to good using tubes, worms, topwater lures and jerk baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing good using topwater lures, spinners and crank baits for white bass. Fishing fair using minnows and night crawlers for walleye. Fishing fair to good using liver, homemade dough baits and night crawlers for catfish.

    Cowles Ponds: Fishing good using salmon eggs, marshmallows, Power Bait and Pistol Petes for trout.