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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 25...

    WEDNESDAY
    Softball
    • Women’s city league tournament: Scrubs vs. Warriors, 6 p.m.; Bud-Dick’s-Night Owl vs. Rascals, 7 p.m.; Cougars vs. Scrubs-Warriors winner, 8 p.m., city complex

    THURSDAY
    Softball
    • Women’s city league tournament: games TBA, 6 p.m., city complex

    FRIDAY
    Softball
    • Women’s city league tournament: games TBA, 6 p.m., city complex

  • FYI - Sports - July 25, 2012

  • Retro Night boosts Isotopes to...

    Rocking an old-school vibe — not to mention the mustard-yellow jerseys of their Albuquerque Duke predecessors — the Isotopes got off to an inspired start in Saturday night’s 16-3 win over visiting Iowa.

    Playing before a huge crowd of 13,798 at Isotopes Park, Albuquerque exploded for eight runs in the first inning and didn’t let the Cubs challenge after that.

  • Summer learnin’

    Summertime, and the learning is easy..

    After a tough building year like it experienced this past spring, the Robertson softball team just wants to learn how to be a contender.

    The results of a club tournament held in town Saturday make that look like a strong possibility.

    Composed primarily of RHS players, the Las Vegas Cyclones rumbled through the daylong tournament, collecting three victories against teams from Santa Fe and Moriarty as well as the co-host Las Vegas Rebels.

  • Tragedy won’t be marked on...

    LONDON  — IOC President Jacques Rogge won’t budge: There will be no minute’s silence for the Israeli victims of the 1972 Munich massacre at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.

    Rogge rejected the latest calls Saturday for a special observance to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the murder of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches by Palestinian gunmen at the Munich Games.

    “We feel that the opening ceremony is an atmosphere that is not fit to remember such a tragic incident,” Rogge said.

  • Gold Medalists
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 23...

    MONDAY
    Softball
    • Men’s city league tournament games: Big Joe’s Cartel vs. V Town Sluggers-Yo Momma winner, 6 p.m.; Hackers vs. Hitmen, 7 p.m.; Tecolote-Balls Deep winner vs. TBA, 8 p.m.; city complex

    TUESDAY
    Softball
    • Men’s city league tournament games: Hackers-Hitmen loser vs. TBA, 6 p.m.; championship: Hackers-Hitmen winner vs. TBA, 7 p.m.; championship “if” game, 8 p.m., city complex

    WEDNESDAY

  • FYI - Sports - July 23, 2012

  • HU coach aids Olympic dreams

    Submitted to the Optic

    When the 2012 London Olympic Games begin, New Mexico Highlands assistant track and field coach Patrick Johnson will be more than just an interested spectator.

    The native of Jamaica, who just finished his third season with the program, will have three athletes he works with — via long-distance coaching — competing in London.

  • La Plaza girls make state final

    Las Vegas Optic Staff

    La Plaza Little League’s 10-11 softball team fell just a couple runs shy of a state championship this week in Española, beating the host team once but not twice.

    Española edged La Plaza 27-26 on Wednesday night following a four-hour game that ended on a disputed obstruction call. Walks hurt La Plaza, which went through four pitchers and allowed 11 unearned runs of the base-on-balls variety.

    “It was a heartbreaker,” said manager Paul Sandoval.