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  • Stars take stand to end violence...

    By Beth Harris
    AP Sports Writer

    LOS ANGELES — Le-Bron James won five trophies, including best male athlete and best NBA player, at the ESPY Awards on Wednesday night when frivolity gave way to a James-led call to end gun violence and racial profiling.

    The show honoring the year’s best athletes and sports moments opened on a somber note, with James and fellow NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade standing four abreast on stage addressing the recent shootings of blacks by white police officers.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 17...

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    •State Little League tournaments TBA

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Nashville Sounds, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    •City league games TBA

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Nashville Sounds, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    •City league games TBA

  • All-state baseball: 3 locals star

    Three Las Vegas athletes are among those honored with selection to the all-state team in Class 4A baseball for this past school year.

    Brian Gonzales of West Las Vegas earned selection as both a second baseman (second team) and a pitcher (honorable mention).

    Brandon Lucero of Robertson was tabbed as an honorable mention as a pitcher.

    And Jeremy Fernandez of West Las Vegas was an honorable mention as an outfielder.

  • State or bust - Four local...

    More state tournament action is on tap this weekend featuring Little Leaguers from the Meadow City as they compete across New Mexico.

    In 9-10 baseball, La Plaza’s All-Stars will play the District 7 champs at 6 p.m. Friday at Enchantment Little League in Los Lunas. Their bracket also includes Diné Nation, Altamont and Belen. A top-two finish gives the team a chance to move on to the championship bracket July 22-24 at Petroglyph in Albuquerque.

  • Youth soccer registration under...

    Now is the time to register youngsters for Las Vegas Youth Soccer League for the coming school year.

    Registration is $60 per player through July 31. Late fees will be assessed after that; from Aug. 1 to Aug. 8, the cost is $65. After players are assigned to teams in early August, a waiting list will be formed and placement with prior teams is not guaranteed.

  • Beasties camp July 22-23

    Robertson High girls’ soccer program is still registering boys and girls for its upcoming Beastie Soccer Camp.

    It is for players age 6-12.

    Cost is $55 per player. Registration is online at Active.com.

    The camp, conducted by coach Jeff Houdek and members of the RHS girls’ team, will run July 22-23 at Robertson’s field.

    On Friday the 22nd, the camp is 5-7 p.m.; it resumes Saturday the 23rd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Go Fish - July 15, 2016

    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.

    Catch of the Week
    Pecos River: JR Tafoya of Ribera caught a 22-inch and a 20-inch rainbow trout July 9. He was using a Panther Martin. Desi Aragon of Bernalillo caught a 24-inch rainbow trout July 9. He was using salmon eggs.

    Fishing report, July 12

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 15...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • State Little League tournaments TBA

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • State Little League tournaments TBA

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • State Little League tournaments TBA

  • State champs! Las Vegas 10-11...

    Marissa Sanchez saw the pitch coming and as soon as the ball entered the strike zone her bat made a familiar sound — a sweet pop — as it made contact.

    The ball sailed neatly into the gap in center field, too far for the infielders to reach and too close for the outfielders to get it. Sanchez tossed her bat behind her and darted to first base just as teammate Azlyn Padilla, who’d been perched impatiently at third, sprinted home.

  • Patterson earns All-Star nod

    As the team reaches All-Star Break, the Albuquerque Isotopes closed the season’s first half with an 8-5 win over Las Vegas on Saturday in Nevada.

    Tom Murphy drove in five runs and homered twice to lead the visitors.

    That caps a much-needed three-game win streak for Albuquerque (37-53). The Isotopes have won six of 10 in the month of July after enduring a difficult June.