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Today's Sports

  • Youth Soccer - March 22, 2013

    Las Vegas Optic
    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League’s spring season commences this weekend with a full lineup of matches. The spring season resumes play from the fall and runs weekly through May 18-19.
    This weekend’s matchups are as follows:

    U6 Division
    Matches played Saturday, March 23, at Commerce Street fields
    Fire vs. Earthquakes, 8:30 a.m., Field 1
    Dynamo vs. Rapids, 8:30 a.m., Field 2
    Crew vs. Sounders, 8:30 a.m., Field 3
    Chivas vs. United, 8:30 a.m., Field 4

    U8 Division

  • Crespin fights next weekend

    Las Vegas professional boxer Amanda Crespin is scheduled to be back in the ring next weekend.

    Crespin fights as part of Chavez Promotions’ “Warehouse Rumble III,” on Friday, March 29, at Albuquerque’s Wool Warehouse.

    Doors open at 6 p.m., and first bell will ring at 7.

    Crespin (7-4-1, two wins by knockout) will go six rounds with rival featherweight Nohime Dennison (4-2-2). Dennison defeated Crespin in two previous encounters.

  • March Madness - Bracketology: It...

    By Eddie Pells
    AP National Writer

    Professor Michael Magazine is upending the logical world of math with a good dose of March Madness.

    Magazine teaches a new class called Bracketology at University of Cincinnati, the home of the 10th-seeded Bearcats, where 33 business students are spending the semester trying to make sense out of what can feel nonsensical at times — the art of filling out an NCAA tournament bracket.

  • Go Fish - March 22, 2013

    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. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    FISHING REPORT, March 19:
    Cimarron River: Water flow near Cimarron on Monday was 7.8 cfs. We had no report from anglers.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • NMHU at Colorado Mesa, 6 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    • St. Mike’s Invite: Robertson vs. TBA, Santa Fe
    • Aztec Invite: West Las Vegas vs. TBA, Aztec
    Basketball
    • Eleventh annual B.J. Gonzales Tournament, 6 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym
    Softball
    • LCC at Clarendon (DH), 1 p.m., Clarendon, Texas
    • St. Mike’s Invite: Robertson vs. TBA; West Las Vegas vs. TBA, Santa Fe
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Carlsbad Invite, 7:30 a.m., Carlsbad

  • Sacrifices help Cowboy sluggers...

    Punctuating the game with the big inning they’d been looking for, the Highlands baseball team defeated Metro State 7-2 Sunday and ended up with a split of the four-game weekend series at Brandt Park.

    The Cowboys and head coach Steve Jones improved to 14-7 overall and 10-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    Josh McMahon, Highlands’ third baseman, drove in four runs and went 4 for 5 at the plate in one of the better individual efforts of the season to date.

  • B.J. Gonzales hoops fest begins...

    March Madness isn’t just about high school or college basketball. It’s also about the 11th annual B.J. Gonzales Tournament, to be held Friday through Sunday at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Spectators are welcome.

    The tournament is a 12-team double-elimination format bracket and brings to town some of the most competitive recreational hoops available in the region.

  • Dons win by 10

    West Las Vegas made quick work of Monte del Sol with a 14-4 road victory on Monday afternoon in Santa Fe.

    The Dons are 2-1-1 and get ready to take part in the Aztec tournament running Thursday through Saturday.

    Robertson baseball and both RHS and WLV softball teams are scheduled to play in tournaments at St. Michael’s, also starting Thursday, in Santa Fe.

  • Lobos face Ivy League champs

    Staff and wire reports

    SALT LAKE CITY — New Mexico earned a No. 3 seed in the NCAA West Region after winning the tough Mountain West Conference regular season and tournament titles.

    The Lobos (29-5) will face No. 14 seed Harvard (19-9), the Ivy League champions, on Thursday in Salt Lake City. Tipoff is 7:50 p.m. Mountain time.

    Behind co-stars Kendall Williams and Tony Snell, this is the best team the Lobos have had since Norm Ellenberger’s teams in the late 1970s.

  • Ags underdogs against St. Louis

    Staff and wire reports

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — After winning the Atlantic 10 tournament title, Saint Louis will start the NCAA tournament Thursday against WAC champion New Mexico State.

    Tipoff is around noon Mountain time on Thursday.

    The Billikens (27-6) were assigned a No. 4 seed Sunday after beating VCU to win just the second conference tournament title in school history.