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Today's Sports

  • Crowd pleaser - Las Vegas native...

    He’d played on this field a number of times before.

    In front of many of the same fans.

    And he’d done well here, whether wearing Kryptonite teal, Robertson red and white or West Las Vegas green and gold.

    But Nicholas Aragon couldn’t help being a little bit nervous anyway.

    “Coach D.J. (Stinsman) told me I’m starting, and that’s when I got the feeling of excitement but nerves,” he said.

  • Sevens Up
  • Adult Softball - May 30

    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Adult Softball League games.

    MEN’S DIVISION
    Monday, June 2: Tecolote vs. Warriors, 5:45 p.m.; Yo Momma vs. Bulldogs, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Softball Complex
    Tuesday, June 3: Vegas Boyz vs. Benavidez Construction Hackers, 5:45 p.m.; Yo Momma vs. Balls Deep, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Softball Complex
    Thursday, June 5: Amber Care Blaze vs. Balls Deep, 5:45 p.m.; Warriors vs. Bulldogs, 7 p.m., Rodriguez Softball Complex

    WOMEN’S DIVISION

  • Go Fish - May 30

    Fishing report, May 27
    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.

    Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was very good using salmon peach Power Bait for 17 to 21-inch fish. We had no report on perch.

  • Little League - May 30

    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little League games held at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Monday, June 2: Orioles vs. Reds, 4 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Yankees, 6 p.m.; Mets vs. Cardinals, 8 p.m.
    Wednesday, June 4: Angels vs. Red Sox, 4 p.m.; Yankees vs. Orioles, 6 p.m.; Cardinals vs. Reds, 8 p.m.
    Friday, June 6: Reds vs. Angels, 5:30 p.m.; Orioles vs. Red Sox, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Monday, June 2: Bats vs. Paw Sox, 6:15 p.m.; Express vs. Owlz, 7:45 p.m.

  • Hernandez enters plea in double...

    By Denise Lavoie
    The Associated Press
    BOSTON — A spilled drink in a Boston nightclub led former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to kill two people in a drive-by shooting two years ago, prosecutors said Wednesday.
    Prosecutors said Hernandez felt disrespected after a stranger bumped into him and spilled his drink, prompting him to follow the man and his friends then open fire on their car at a red light.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports May 30,...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe, 6 p.m., Fort Marcy, Santa Fe

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe, 6 p.m., Fort Marcy, Santa Fe

    Sunday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe, 6 p.m., Fort Marcy, Santa Fe

    Monday
    Baseball

  • Robbers home at last

    On Monday, a full four days after they’d been scheduled to host their first Pecos League baseball game of the season, the Las Vegas Train Robbers finally caught a break in the suddenly rainy spring weather.

    For a while, anyway.

    Memorial Day sunshine seemed to win out over a few stray sprinkles and then a couple innings into the game, the skies opened up again. Heavy rain and a few lightning strikes in the area drove the small gathering of fans to seek shelter while umpires cleared the field at Rodriguez Park.

    Game suspended.

  • National champ!

    Las Vegas Optic and NMHU Sports Information

    Soaring 20 feet, 9 inches, and topping the best efforts of her opponents as well as her own previous bests, New Mexico Highlands University junior Salcia Slack willed herself to the national long jump championship on Thursday.

    Slack went on to win a second national title the following day, coming close to a national record in the heptathlon.

    Those victories helped lead Highlands to a heroic seventh-place finish in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which concluded Saturday in Allendale, Mich.

  • Select Vatos in national sevens...

    A select group of New Mexico Highlands University rugby players is gearing up for competition at the National College Rugby Championship Sevens finals event this week in Philadelphia.

    But they could use your help — and you won’t need to jump into a scrum.

    The Vatos are fundraising to help pay the cost of travel to the competition, which is scheduled to be broadcast by the NBC networks. Matches are this coming Saturday and Sunday.