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Today's Sports

  • Fiesta Run draws nearly 300...

    Henrique Chavez set what is believed to be an event record and continued a strong summer by winning the Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run 10-kilometer race with a time of 31:42 on Sunday morning.

    The Mora native and New Mexico Highlands distance runner eclipsed former NMHU teammate Nicaise Kazingo’s time of 32:49. Chavez called Kazingo — an All-American for the Cowboys — his “idol” and “mentor.”

    Chavez added the Fiesta win to his victory in the 5K of the recent Fabian Trujillo Memorial Run.

  • North-South athletes eye...

    They arrived in town Monday wearing many different colors, some representing the cities and schools they’d grown up playing for.

    A few wore memorabilia from the colleges or universities they plan to attend this fall.

    But by the time they gathered for team pictures Monday afternoon, these star athletes from across New Mexico were sporting either North red or South blue.

  • Fiesta Run 2012
  • District tournaments roll on in...

    Highlights from the District 4 Little League All-Star tournaments under way in Raton:

  • Kryptos face regional battle

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Kryptonite will be playing their first game at noon Wednesday in the Sandy Koufax South Plains Regional Tournament.

    This year, Farmington will be hosting the tournament, with the winner of the regional advancing to the next level, a tourney in Vero Beach, Fla.  

    The Kryptonite will be playing the Rivercats of Farmington in the first round of the bracket.  

    The projected starter for the Kryptos in Wednesday’s opener is Colin Pedro.  

  • Fielder wins the Derby

    The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Prince Fielder made a splash at the All-Star Home Run Derby. Eight of them.

    The Detroit slugger joined Ken Griffey Jr. as the only players to win multiple titles, thrilling the crowd at Kauffman Stadium with several shots into the right-field fountain and beating Toronto’s Jose Bautista 12-7 in the final Monday night.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 11...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 9-10, teams TBA, 2 p.m., Raton
    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 10-11  championship, teams TBA, 4 p.m., Raton
    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 11-12: teams TBA, 2 p.m., Raton
    Softball
    • Women’s city league all-star game, 6 p.m., city complex
    • Men’s city league all-star game, 7 p.m., city complex

  • North-South back in LV for Round...

    More of the summer’s most-anticipated All-Star competitions are in the Meadow City this week.

    The Class 2A-3A North-South games in football and boys’ and girls’ basketball are scheduled this coming weekend to conclude a full week of related activities — including a Thursday banquet featuring New Mexico Military athletic director Reggie Franklin — and team practices. Honorees are due in town Monday to begin practice.

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  • Ferrill: Hall of Famer times 3

    Submitted to the Optic

    Former New Mexico Highlands University football coach Carl Ferrill will be inducted into both the Westhills College and University of Nevada-Las Vegas Sports Halls of Fame.

    “About a month ago I got a call from both schools saying that I was going to be one of their inductees,” said Ferrill. “Ironically enough, both ceremonies will be on the same day — October 13.”