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Today's Sports

  • Weekend sports update, Saturday...

    This weekend in Las Vegas-area sports:

    * STATE SPIRIT: 2015 state champ West Las Vegas placed second to Hatch Valley in Class 4A co-ed cheer on Saturday at The Pit for the state spirit competition. Pecos was second in Class 3A cheer.

    * RUGBY: The NMHU Vatos defeated Angelo State 53-29 to advance to Sunday's Cowboy Cup final against the University of Denver. The win also gets them a spot in the PacWest regional final April 16-17 in Vallejo, Calif.

  • Nine locals earn all-state honors

    Las Vegas Optic

    One of the most successful high school basketball seasons — collectively — in modern history for Las Vegas-area hoops yielded a couple of state championship appearances, although no blue trophies were part of the haul.

    This past winter’s exploits on the hardwood also earned local players nine all-state awards.

  • LV juniors complete grappling...

    Submitted to the Optic

    The regular season for Las Vegas Junior Wrestling ended in spectacular fashion at the Greater Southwest Nationals in early March as well as the junior state tournament in Socorro.

    Las Vegas Junior Wrestling had three young grapplers win state championships — Lucas Mascareñas, age 6 & under, 63 lbs.; Vincente Garcia, 6 & under, 67 lbs.; and Matthew Trujillo, 8 & under, 49 lbs.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April 3...

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    •NMHU at Colorado School of Mines (DH), noon, Golden, Colo.
    Rugby
    •NMHU Vatos at regional playoffs, TBA, Albuquerque
    Soccer
    •Las Vegas Youth Soccer League spring opening day, TBA
    Softball
    •NMHU vs. Black Hills State (DH), 11 a.m., Cowgirl Field

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    •West Las Vegas vs. Clayton, 4 p.m., WLV Field
    •West Las Vegas JV at Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., Santa Rosa
    Golf
    •West Las Vegas at Santa Fe High, 9 a.m., Santa Fe

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April 3...

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    •NMHU at Colorado School of Mines (DH), noon, Golden, Colo.
    Rugby
    •NMHU Vatos at regional playoffs, TBA, Albuquerque
    Soccer
    •Las Vegas Youth Soccer League spring opening day, TBA
    Softball
    •NMHU vs. Black Hills State (DH), 11 a.m., Cowgirl Field

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    •West Las Vegas vs. Clayton, 4 p.m., WLV Field
    •West Las Vegas JV at Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., Santa Rosa
    Golf
    •West Las Vegas at Santa Fe High, 9 a.m., Santa Fe

  • Vatos seek national Champions Cup

    The New Mexico Highlands University Vatos rugby club is hunting a national championship, and fans won’t have far to travel to see most of the pursuit.

    The Cowboy Cup, a qualifier for the Champions Cup of the National Small College Rugby Organization, plays out this weekend, April 2-3, at Balloon Fiesta Park in Albuquerque.

    Last year, the Vatos made a deep run at the Champions Cup for traditional rugby before being eliminated.

  • Final Four on tap

    The Associated Press

    March Madness lived up to its billing with all those upsets, crazy finishes and memorable performances.

    Now that the calendar has turned to April, it’s time for the main event: North Carolina, Oklahoma, Villanova and Syracuse in the Final Four.

    Houston, here they come — and it figures to be quite a show.

    THE MATCHUPS

  • Silva breaks own record

    Submitted to the Optic

    Katrin Silva of Las Vegas conquered a 50-mile course to win the Monument Valley Ultra on Saturday, March 20, in Utah.

    Silva’s time of nine hours, 14 minutes and 50 seconds shattered a record for the course.

    The previous record-holder? Silva herself, who posted a time of 9:26:00 in 2014, according to husband and fellow distance running aficionado David Silva.

  • Go Fish April 1, 2016

    FISHING REPORT,
    March 29

    Editor’s note: 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. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the Week
    Charette Lakes: Jim Angel of Springer caught a 21.5-inch and a 20.5-inch rainbow trout March 20. He was using PowerBait.

    Fishing reports

  • East-West to hit the diamond

    East-West is the theme this weekend, as Robertson and West Las Vegas meet on both the softball field and baseball diamond for the first time this spring.

    The Lady Cardinals (11-1 after Tuesday’s 12-0 shutout of Pojoaque Valley) will host the Lady Dons at 3 p.m. Friday. West (3-5) is coming off a scheduled contest with Laguna Acoma.

    Then on Saturday, the Meadow City’s prep baseball teams square off for a doubleheader starting at 11 a.m. on Cinder Road.

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