Today's Sports

  • Mora-La Plaza: Instant classic

    Mora Little League’s Juniors baseball team recently made history by capturing its first-ever District 4 championship in front of its hometown fans.

    And the guys in green did it in such a way that Hollywood couldn’t script any better.

    La Plaza Little League’s Juniors All-Stars had a strong start to the championship game, grabbing a 7-2 lead going into the final set of at-bats. La Plaza was three outs away from the title on enemy turf at Mora High School’s field.

  • Victory lap
  • July 18 run to benefit Pecos XC

    Las Vegas Optic

    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 High School and Middle School 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.

  • Mud volleyball, horseshoes in...

    Looking for some good, clean (dirty) fun this summer?

    How about some mud volleyball and horseshoes?

    The Pecos boys’ basketball program will host a benefit mud volleyball and horseshoes tournament this coming Saturday, July 11, at the San Miguel Sheriff’s Posse Grounds, 104 South Main Street in Pecos.

    The day will feature vendors, arts and crafts, face painting and more. It is a non-alcoholic event.

  • U.S. men vanquish Guatemala

    The Associated Press

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.  — Clint Dempsey wants to look ahead to helping the U.S. defend its CONCACAF Gold Cup title and not back to his confrontation with a referee that caused American coach Jurgen Klinsmann to replace the fiery forward as captain for the tournament.

    Dempsey converted a penalty kick in his return from a suspension, Timmy Chandler scored his first international goal and the United States routed Guatemala 4-0 Friday night despite some sloppy play in an exhibition ahead of the Gold Cup.

  • Go Fish - July 6

    Fishing report, June 30

    Conchas Lake: Fishing was very good using worms and small tubes for bluegill. Fishing was fair using tubes, worms, top water lures and jerk baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair to good trolling crank baits for white bass. Fishing was slow to fair using minnows, crank baits and night crawlers for walleye. Fishing was very good using liver, homemade dough baits and night crawlers for catfish. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the mid to high 70s.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 6...

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Trinidad Triggers, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.  
    • District 4 Little League tournaments, TBA, Kit Carson Park, Taos
    • Las Vegas adult league games, evenings, city softball  complex
    • District 4 Little League tournaments, TBA, Kit Carson Park, Taos


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  • Isotopes’ McBride earns All-Star...

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    Albuquerque Isotopes outfielder Matt McBride has been elected by the fans to represent the Pacific Coast League in the 2015 Triple-A All-Star Game to be hosted at Werner Park in Papillion, NE, on Wednesday, July 15.

    McBride has been the Isotopes most potent hitter so far this season, claiming a .347 batting average with 52 runs scored, 26 doubles, a triple, 11 home runs, 41 RBI and 14 walks. His .590 slugging percentage is tops in the PCL, while his .347 batting average ranks second.

  • U.S., Japan to clash again in...

    The Associated Press

    Bring it on.

    That’s how the U.S. women’s soccer team reacted Wednesday night to learning that Japan would be the opponent in the World Cup final.

    The Americans beat Germany 2-0 on Tuesday to reach the championship game. Japan defeated England 2-1 on a late own goal. The rematch of the 2011 final won by Japan on penalty kicks is Sunday in Vancouver.