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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 21...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • New Mexico state 10-11 baseball tournament games, 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League women’s games: Lady Jags vs. Budweiser, 5:45 p.m.; Ice Cold Pitches vs. Tecolote Hooters, 7 p.m., NMHU Cowgirl Field

    Tuesday
    Baseball

  • FYI - Sports - July 21

    Youth soccer sign-up
    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is registering players age 4-13 through July 31 for the 2014-15 season(s). Fee is $50 for the fall or $60 for the entire year. Log on to www.lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or visit Desertgate Internet on Bridge Street.

    Free sports physicals at WLV
    El Centro Family Health Center will be giving free physicals from 8 to 5 on July 24 at the West Las Vegas Health Center. Call 426-2599 for more information.

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  • WNBA rookie has record All-Star...

    By Bob Baum
    AP Sports Writer
    PHOENIX — Showtime Shoni had quite the All-Star debut.
    Shoni Schimmel, a rookie who doesn’t even start for her own team, put on a record-breaking performance — scoring 29 points to help the East beat the West 125-124 on Saturday in the first WNBA All-Star game to go to overtime.
    Hitting big shot after big shot in the fourth quarter and overtime, including a behind-the-head flip over 6-foot-8 Brittney Griner, Schimmel gave the fans a great show.

  • Dukes icon Collins to be honored

    By Lee Van Horn
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    Terry Collins, Orel Hershiser and Von Joshua have been elected into the Albuquerque Professional Baseball Hall of Fame.

    The induction ceremony will take place after the Dukes Retro Night on Saturday, when the Isotopes take on the Sacramento River Cats at 7:05 p.m.

  • Roping
  • Destiny takes a hand - Westgate...

    Westgate pitcher Destiny Garcia pitched one perfect game on Tuesday and was one out away from another in a Wednesday afternoon semifinal vs. Las Vegas in the New Mexico Little League majors (11-12) softball championship tournament.

    But Lettie Vigil finally cracked the code, roping a shot between third and short and then dashing to first.

  • Go Fish - July 18

    Fishing report, July 15
    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was good using Power Bait, marshmallows and Pistol Petes tipped with worms. Anglers also did well trolling a worm behind a cow bell attractor. We had no reports on perch.

  • Triggers hold on vs. Vegas

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers dipped to 15-40 after Monday night’s 10-9 squeaker loss at Trinidad.

    Las Vegas began the game in a 3-0 hole because that had been the score when the previous night’s game was rained out at Santa Rosa High School’s baseball field. Pecos League officials canceled the originally scheduled Monday game between Trinidad and Las Vegas and instead had the rivals resume the suspended game, which had just reached the second inning when the storm struck.