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Today's Sports

  • One win away!

    SANTA FE — A trip to Washington state and the World Series of juniors softball is at stake Wednesday morning when Team New Mexico — a squad from Las Vegas — plays here in the Southwest Regional final.

    The Las Vegas team earned a spot in the championship game by running up a 3-0 record in the regional tournament, which began Saturday at Bicentennial Park in Santa Fe.

    The most recent victory — a 5-3 verdict against a group from Pueblo — came early Monday.

  • Deadlines extended for sign-up

    It’s not too late to register your youngsters for Las Vegas Young American Football League or Las Vegas Youth Soccer League.

    Although earlier registration deadlines passed this past week, both leagues are extending the sign-up period to allow more participants in.

    Las Vegas YAFL has moved its deadline to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, with all registration taking place at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Player evaluations will follow on Sunday, Aug. 24 (10 a.m. for junior division; 11:30 for senior division).

  • Isotopes snap skid

    The Albuquerque Isotopes ended a five-game winless streak —their longest of the summer — on Monday, with a 12-5 win over the visiting Tacoma Rainiers.

    They got help from the long ball — drilling four home runs to delight the Isotopes Park crowd.

    Tacoma had been responsible for the Isotopes’ last two defeats, a 5-2 tally on Saturday and an 8-5 result on Sunday.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 6...

    Wednesday
    Softball
    • Las Vegas juniors (as Team New Mexico) in Southwest Regional final, 10 a.m., Santa Fe

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

    Sunday
    Baseball

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 6, 2014

    RHS, MMS cross country
    RHS and Memorial cross country practice will begin at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11.
    High school practice will be at RHS track. Middle school practice will be at the middle school track. Students  grades 9-12 are encouraged to come to the high school, and students grades 6-8 are encouraged to come to the middle school to join the cross country teams. Physicals need to be done ASAP.

    Memorial football

  • Fall sports season officially...

    Monday is the first day high school football teams across New Mexico are able to conduct official fall season practices.
    For other fall sports teams, it’s next Monday the 11th.

    That means Las Vegans can expect to see plenty of activity at fields, gyms and trails around town as football, soccer, volleyball and cross country athletes from Robertson and West Las Vegas dig in. Of course, with camps, clinics and other types of offseason training, such activity hasn’t exactly been entirely absent.

  • First up
  • Dallas’ Jones lures linebacker...

     By Schuyler Dixon
    AP Sports Writer

    OXNARD, Calif.  — Rolando McClain says a phone call from Jerry Jones was the last bit of convincing the linebacker needed to come out of retirement.

    The former top 10 pick wasn’t so much moved by what the flamboyant Dallas owner had to say. It was more where Jones was when he said it.

  • It’s Miller Lite in Denver

    By Arnie Stapleton
    AP Pro Football Writer

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  — Von Miller wants to forget about last season, not just the way it began with a drug suspension and ended with a torn ACL but also how he experimented with packing on too much muscle.

    He’s dropped at least 25 pounds, saying, “a Ferrari isn’t built to carry luggage to and from the airport.”

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 4, 2008

    Memorial football
    Memorial Middle School football practice will begin from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at the Memorial Middle School football field. You must have a current physical and consent forms to participate. The needed forms may be downloaded from the Las Vegas City Schools website. Bring your completed packet on the first day of practice. Call Coach Richard Martinez, 429-7975, for details.

    Robertson boys’ soccer
    Robertson High has begun summer practices for boys’ soccer. Call Coach Ray Parks, 918-4436, for information.