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  • Golf event June 18 to help WLV

    Las Vegas Optic

    Area golfers are invited to take part in the WLV Athletics Golf Tournament on Saturday, June 18, at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    The event will benefit the West Las Vegas athletic department.

    The tournament will follow a two-man scramble format. A fee of $110 per person will cover prizes, range balls, greens fees, carts and lunch.

    Registration will take place at 8 a.m. that day, with tee time at 9.

    For more information, those interested may call Richard Tripp, 429-5617.

  • Warriors rally past Thunder to...

    By Janie McCauley
    AP Sports Writer

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry knocked down yet another 3-pointer in the waning moments, pulled his jersey up into his mouth and yelled to the rafters in triumph once more.

    A special, record-setting season saved for the defending champs, with a memorable comeback added to the long list of accomplishments.

  • I-Cubs sweep Topes

    Tripped up by a four-game sweep at the hands of the Iowa Cubs, the Albuquerque Isotopes found themselves in the cellar of the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific Southern Division as Memorial Day weekend came to a close.

    The Isotopes (22-29) are back in Albuquerque for a quick four-game set against Fresno through Friday. They’ll trade home and away series one at a time, in fact, through the All-Star break in mid-July.

    Monday’s matinee in Des Moines saw the Topes endure an 11-0 shutout loss.

  • Penguins win Game 1

    By Will Graves
    AP Sports Writer

    PITTSBURGH — Nick Bonino looks the part. Thatchy beard that juts out well below his chinstrap. Nose a bit askew. The rugged forward has etched out a career making a living in tight spaces, putting his body in places on the ice that aren’t for the meek.

    Those instincts, honed from years of finding order in the middle of chaos, lifted the Pittsburgh Penguins to the early lead in the Stanley Cup Final.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 1...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    •La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    •La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    •Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park; La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park

  • Alex Kirk hoops camp in town...

    Las Vegas Optic

    Alex Kirk, who made headlines starring for the University of New Mexico Lobos before a stint in the NBA, will bring his basketball camp for area youngsters back to Las Vegas on June 8.

  • Litherland heads to Montana...

    Nicoletta Litherland was an all-district goalkeeper for a strong Robertson girls’ soccer program, one that reached the state semifinals in 2014.

    But for her senior season, Litherland jumped at the opportunity to shake things up. New head coach Jeff Houdek gave her (and others) the option to try new positions, and Litherland decided to move to a spot in the field.
    “My senior year, we just needed more players to play in the field,” she said. “So I moved to defense.”

  • Gonzalez signs with Rough Riders

    J.R. Gonzalez caught touchdown passes and intercepted enemy throws in his years with Robertson football.

    He executed takedowns and made thrilling escapes and reversals and pinned multiple opponents as a Cardinal wrestler.
    He won state team championships with both programs.

    But it’s his love for baseball that stood out.

    Earlier this month, Gonzalez signed a letter of intent to continue his education and play baseball for the Luna Community College Rough Riders.

  • FISHING REPORT, MAY 24

    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.

    Catches of the week

    Ute Lake: Mickey Trousdale of Tucumcari caught and released a 4.78-pound largemouth bass May 22. He was using a chigger craw.

  • Looking Ahead - May 29, 2016

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Iowa Cubs, 11:08 a.m., Des Moines, Iowa
    •  Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    •  La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park; La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park