Today's Sports

  • Highlands’ Chavez earns national...

    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands senior first baseman Matthew Chavez has been named Honorable Mention All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

    Chavez, who appeared in all 46 games for Highlands with 45 starts, finished second on the team with a .371 batting average while leading the Cowboys with a .984 fielding percentage.

    He co-led the team, with Omar Garcia, with 41 runs batted in and 18 doubles. He and classmates Andrew Ratterman and E.J. Stanton all had three triples to lead the team.

  • Quintana to run in elite meet

    You’re not quite off the hook yet this spring, Joedy Quintana.

    You have one more competition before you can get that well-deserved summer break most people have been talking about.

    Quintana has been invited to participate in the 40th Annual Gardenswartz Great Southwest Track and Field Classic, coming June 4-6 to the University of New Mexico Track Complex in Albuquerque.

    She will be a part of Team New Mexico in this regional meet that fields premier athletes from across the Southwest.

  • Maestas duo wins racquetball...

    The team of Raymond Maestas and Ronald Maestas came away with a championship in the Centurion-plus A division in men’s doubles at the 2015 national racquetball championship tournament.

    The tournament, under the aegis of USA Racquetball, was held May 20-24 at the Highlands Ranch Rec Center in Denver.

    Raymond Maestas is a resident of Albuquerque; Ronald Maestas is from Las Vegas.

  • Vatos in Philly for nationals

    New Mexico Highlands’ Vatos rugby club makes another run at the national title in 7-on-7 rugby this coming weekend in Philadelphia.

    The team faces three regional qualifiers in pool play starting Saturday morning at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., to be exact.

    2014 National Sevens Player of the Year Kevon Williams, will highlight this year’s Vatos entry. Williams is a former standout receiver and return specialist for the Highlands football team.

  • British soccer camp starts Monday

    Las Vegas-area youngsters ages 3-14 are invited to take part in the Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp, which runs Monday through Friday, June 1-5, at the United World College campus in Montezuma.

    The camp, which will accept late registration via the challengersports.com Web site, runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m. daily for ages 3-5 and from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 6-14. An optional Golden Goal segment is also available for those already enrolled in the half-day camp and runs from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

  • Go Fish - May 29

    Fishing report, May 26

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using Power Bait for trout. We had no reports on perch.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow was 124 cfs near Cimarron. The higher flow slowed fishing somewhat but there were still some good trout caught by anglers using Platte River specials, bead head hare’s ears and weighted peach colored egg patterns. The best action was above Clear Creek. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow but there were a few trout caught by anglers using salmon eggs and worms and fishing on the bottom.

  • Little League - May 29

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

    FRIDAY: Red Sox vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Angels vs. Reds, 7:30 p.m.
    MONDAY: Reds vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Angels vs. Mets, 7:30 p.m.

    FRIDAY: Thunder vs. Bats, 6:15 p.m.; Rattlers vs. Express, 7:45 p.m.
    MONDAY: Bats vs. Paw Sox, 6:15 p.m.; Thunder vs. Express, 7:45 p.m.


  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 29...

    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Garden City, 6 p.m., Garden City, Kans.
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Omaha Storm Chasers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

  • FYI - Sports - May 29

    Prospective student-athletes at WLVHS are invited to obtain sports physicals 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the WLV school-based health center. No out-of-pocket expense or co-pay required for WLV students. Walk in to the clinic or call to schedule an appointment, 426-2599.

  • Cowgirls 3rd in nationals

    Salcia Slack scored more points than any other female athlete in this past weekend’s NCAA Division II national outdoor track and field championships.

    She earned her fourth individual national championship, winning five of seven events to dominate the heptathlon.

    And she added a couple more All-American honors to hit double figures in that category, imprinting her name among the greatest athletes in the history of New Mexico Highlands University.