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Today's Sports

  • LV Elite takes state!

    Las Vegas Elite — a traveling team playing in the 11-and-under age division — is hoisting a state championship trophy.

    The Elite emerged victorious in its division at the USSSA state tournament held this past week in Rio Rancho.

    The  team conquered the Las Cruces Rhinos 12-4 in the  championship game after prevailing against the Albuquerque Hitmen in the semifinals.

  • Clemens off hook for perjury

    By Ronald Blum
    AP Sports Writer

    NEW YORK  — Cleared in court, Roger Clemens will now take his case before a larger jury: some 600 Hall of Fame voters.

    Twelve jurors acquitted him Monday on charges of lying to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs. Come December, the voters will decide whether Clemens — one of the best pitchers in baseball history — should be granted or denied the game’s highest honor.

  • Isotopes drop last in Iowa

    A two-run homer in the seventh inning by Anthony Rizzo lifted Iowa to a 3-2 verdict over Albuquerque on Sunday, salvaging a Father’s Day win in a series that saw the Isotopes take three games in Des Moines and climb to 40-31.

    The ‘Topes led 2-0 midway through the first inning. Alfredo Amezaga answered with a solo home run in the Cubs’ half of the frame to make it 2-1.

    Trent Oeltjen, Alex Castellanos and Scott van Slyke each went 2 for 4 for Albuquerque.

  • Tournaments open for LVLL

    Brandon Lucero launched a grand slam and teammate Isaiah Baca got things started with a solo home run to lead the Cardinals to a 16-6 triumph over the Cubs in the opening day of the Las Vegas Little League postseason tournaments Monday at Keyes Park.

    The Cardinals, the No. 3 seed in the LVLL Majors Division bracket, advance to play the winner of Wednesday’s game between the No. 2 Reds and No. 7 Mariners.

    The Cardinals led 9-4 in the third and 12-5 as of the fifth inning and padded out their lead with four of the last five runs for the final margin.

  • Luna benefit golf tourney Aug. 18

    Luna Community College

    The 2012 Luna Community College Foundation Scholarship Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Pendaries Golf Course in Rociada.

    A shotgun start is scheduled at 9 a.m.

    A four-person team sponsorship is $1,000. A hole sponsorship is $250. The entry fee covers green fees, a cart, a prime rib dinner and prizes. All money raised will be used for scholarships.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 20...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League, schedule TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League: Majors Mariners vs. Reds, 5:30 p.m., Angels vs. Red Sox, 7:30 p.m.; Minors Threshers vs. River Cats, 5:30 p.m., Owlz vs. Sand Gnats-Bats winner, 7:30 p.m.; all games at Keyes Park
    Softball
    • Men’s city league: Vegas Hitmen vs. Old Folks, 6 p.m.,, Tecolote vs. Vegas Hitmen, 7 p.m., city complex

    THURSDAY
    Baseball

  • Detoured but not deterred -...

    Henrique Chavez, the winner of Saturday morning’s inaugural Fabian Trujillo Memorial Run, apparently enjoyed the course so much that he extended it by a few hundred strides.

    Chavez went off course and had to backtrack but still won the 5-kilometer race in a comfortable 17 minutes and 36 seconds.

    Afterward, the Mora native and New Mexico Highlands University cross country runner joked about it on Facebook:

  • Isotopes cage the I-Cubs

    John Ely was stingy.

    His Isotopes pitching teammates out of the bullpen were even stingier.

    And with Albuquerque again making things happen at the plate Saturday night, the ‘Topes scored a big 9-1 road win over the Iowa Cubs in Des Moines.

    Ely (7-4 with a 3.16 earned run average) gave up seven hits in five innings but just one earned run and struck out six I-Cubs.

    Relievers Cole St. Clair, Blake Johnson and Angel Guzman worked an inning each, allowing four hits combined and no runs as Albuquerque picked up its 40th win in 70 games.

  • Prep girls’ basketball camp this...

    With one segment of the Highlands women’s basketball camp season in the books, what Cowgirl head coach Tiffany Darling describes as “the best camp we have all summer” runs Monday through Wednesday on campus.

    The Cowgirl Skills Academy is designed for high school players (fees are $100 per player or $500 for an entire high school team of 10-12). It will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each of those three days and will include lunch.

    Coaches are also invited to learn new skills drills and other techniques.

  • LVLL tourneys to begin

    Las Vegas Little League majors tourney games for Monday: Cardinals vs. Cubs, 5:30 p.m., Angels vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.

    LVLL minors tourney games: Red Wings vs. River Cats, 5:30 Monday, Owls vs. Volcanos, 7:30 Monday, bats vs. Sand Gnats, 5:30 Tuesday.

    LVLL softball tourney games on Tuesday: Lady Longhorns vs. Psychlones, 5:30 p.m., Pink Sox vs. Stars, 7:30 p.m.