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Today's Sports

  • Clearing all obstacles
  • Cowboys Chavez, Garcia are all-...

    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands outgoing senior baseball players Matthew Chavez and Omar Garcia have collected some nice parting gifts — honors on the regional and league levels.

    Garcia and Chavez were named to the All-District American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings on May 15, while Chavez was named Second Team first baseman All-Region by Daktronics on May 14.

    The two teammates were named to the All-District Team by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on May 12.

  • Hargrave shines in nationals

    Submitted to the Optic

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Highlands’ Easton Hargrave finished All-America for the second straight year in Greco-Roman wrestling, finishing seventh at the 85 kilograms (187 pounds) weight class at Senior Nationals this past month at the 2015 Las Vegas/ASICS U.S. Senior Nationals.

    “Easton had an outstanding tournament especially considering the fact he has not competed in the Greco-Roman Olympic style of wrestling for a year,” NMHU head coach Doug Moses said.

  • Input sought at WLV

    Submitted to the Optic

    West Las Vegas Athletic Coordinator Richard Tripp said he encourages all parents, fans or athletic enthusiasts of WLV athletics to send him an e-mail regarding concerns at West Las Vegas involving athletics.

    “The purpose to establish or attempt to establish better communication between our athletes, parents and fans. Not all situations are fixable, but if we don’t know what the problem or situation is, how can we address it?”

  • Little League - May 20

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by Las Vegas Little League. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    WEDNESDAY: Red Sox vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m.; Mets vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.
    FRIDAY: Red Sox vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Angels vs. Reds, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    TUESDAY: Express vs. Threshers, 6:15 p.m.; Rattlers vs. Bats, 7:45 p.m.
    WEDNESDAY: Thunder vs. Paw Sox, 6:15 p.m.
    THURSDAY: Threshers vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m.; Paw Sox vs. Rivercats, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 25...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at New Orleans Zephyrs, 5 p.m., New Orleans

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Garden City, 6 p.m., Garden City, Kans.
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at New Orleans Zephyrs, 5 p.m., New Orleans

  • Area athletes North All-Stars

    Andy Gabaldon, Mike Ortiz and Adrian Valdez of West Las Vegas have been named to the Class 1A-4A North All-Stars in baseball. So have Nathan Archuleta and Dominic Lucero of Robertson, as well as Joseph Duran and Jason Henderson of Pecos.

    Marissa Archuleta, Alicia Jaramillo and Amber Yara of Robertson and Kianna Gallegos of West Las Vegas plus Ida Valencia of Pecos have earned the same honor in softball.

    The Class 1A-4A North-South All-Star baseball and softball games will be held June 12-13 at Cobre High in Bayard.

  • Purple Invasion under way across...

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The New Mexico Highlands football team, under the direction of first-year head coach Jeff Mills, announces its “Purple Invasion Tour” to recruit in New Mexico that started on May 11.

    The goal is for the Cowboys football staff to set foot in every high school in the Land of Enchantment.

  • Boxer, 14, headed to regionals

    Las Vegas’ Michael Archuleta, 14, will be among the young boxers representing New Mexico in USA Boxing’s regional competition this coming weekend in Ogden, Utah.

    Archuleta, who fights at 106 lbs., has been boxing for two years and is trained by Las Vegas’ Carlos Crespin.

    He is slated to fight a couple times this weekend, and if he wins, he’ll advance to national competition. The regional features amateur boxers from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.

  • Robbers announce free camp for...

    Local Little Leaguers, the Las Vegas Train Robbers are looking for you.

    The team is hosting a free training camp for Little League players at 10 a.m. Monday, June 1, at Rodriguez Park, according to a news release.

    The Train Robbers, a semipro team in the independent Pecos League, opened their third season on Wednesday in Santa Fe. They were slated to host the 2014 league champion Fuego on Thursday evening at Rodriguez Park.