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Today's Sports

  • Mora juniors make history

    For the first time in more than two decades, Mora served as host to a District 4 Little League tournament this past weekend.

    And the locals made the most of it, too. The Mora Juniors (ages 13-14) baseball team prevailed over La Plaza in the final to win the district championship and punch a ticket to state.

    In addition to La Plaza, Santa Rosa and Taos fielded Juniors baseball teams for the seven-game tournament at Mora High School.

  • Smith brothers in national rodeo

    Area native Jett Smith and partner Gabriella Pargas of Grants teamed to place 11th in ribbon roping this past weekend at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Des Moines, Iowa.

    Smith and brother Jayde helped represent Team New Mexico, which landed up 11th in the national standings. New Mexico’s boys tied for eighth with Mississippi. Utah won the overall team division and boys’ team division. Texas won the girls’ team title.

    The Smith-Pargas average was listed as 34.68.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 1...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Garden City Wind, 6 p.m., Garden City, Kans.
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • Las Vegas adult league games, evenings, city softball complex

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Garden City Wind, 6 p.m., Garden City, Kans.
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball

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  • Robbers win 4 of 5 on road

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers are enjoying their most successful stretch of the season, having won four of five games this past week — all on the road.

    After a quick stop in Alamogordo on Monday the 22nd — a 12-7 win over White Sands — the Robbers took three of their first four games at Las Cruces. They won 16-9 on Tuesday, lost 27-2 on Wednesday, then rebounded with 8-3 and 10-6 wins on Thursday and Friday.

    Kyal Williams’ masterful performance at pitcher and Max Garza’s offensive outburst highlighted the Thursday victory.

  • U.S. edges China

    By Anne M. Peterson
    AP Sports Writer

    OTTAWA, Ontario — Carli Lloyd finally was able to express her creativity on field.

    Aided by tweaks in the lineup, the 32-year-old midfielder was able to roam more Friday night, scoring for the United States in a 1-0 victory over China that sent the Americans to the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup against Germany.

  • Adult Softball - June 29

    The following are upcoming adult softball games scheduled by the City of Las Vegas Recreation Department. Games are played at the city softball complex off Grant Street.

    MONDAY, JUNE 29: Men, Sons of Pitches vs. Tecolote, 6 p.m.; V-Town Grizzlies vs. Tecolote, 7:15 p.m.; Vegas Boys vs. V-Town Grizzlies, 8:30 p.m.

    TUESDAY, JUNE 30: Men, Tecolote vs. Balls Deep, 6 p.m.; Hackers vs. Balls Deep, 7:15 p.m.; Tecolote vs. V-Town Grizzlies, 8:30 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 29...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Pecos League All-Star Game, 6 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 7:05 p.m., Salt Lake City, Utah
    Softball
    • Las Vegas adult league games, evenings, city softball complex

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Garden City Wind, 6 p.m., Garden City, Kans.
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Reno Aces, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • Las Vegas adult league games, evenings, city softball complex

  • A ‘99 rematch

    By Anne M. Peterson
    AP Sports Writer