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Today's Sports

  • All Alonzo - Mora runner...

    Good things came in threes for Mora senior distance runner Alonzo Chavez over the weekend at the Class 1A-2A state track and field championships.

    Chavez went three for three, racing to state championships in the 800-meter run, the 1,600-meter run and the 3,200-meter run, capping a history-making prep career with the Rangers.

    Going into the meet, Texico senior Colton Hollis loomed as Chavez’s main competition. But while Hollis did provide a challenge, the Mora star had the superior kick each time.

  • Archrivals eliminate Cowboys

    After No. 2 nationally ranked Colorado Mesa and archrival New Mexico Highlands suffered first-round upsets in this past week’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball tournament, both teams were in do-or-die territory when they met Saturday afternoon.

    While Highlands has gotten a share of memorable postseason surges over the years under Steve Jones, this one belonged squarely to the Mavericks, who won 11-2 to eliminate the Cowboys (28-23).

  • Lady Cards surge to district...

    Buoyed by four individual event wins and nine runner-up finishes, the Robertson girls’ track and field team claimed victory in the District 2-3A meet Saturday at the Herrera Complex.

    Coached by Mike Maldonado, the Lady Cards (139 team points) bested Taos (124), West Las Vegas (90), Pojoaque (47), Raton (32).

    On the boys’ side, Coach Benny Mitchell’s Taos Tigers won nine events and took the team title with 156 points. West (99), Robertson (69), Pojoaque (64) and Raton (22) rounded out the scoring.

  • Little League - May 13, 2013

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Monday games: Orioles vs. Yankees, 5:30 p.m.; Angels vs. Reds, 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday games: Cardinals vs. Red Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Mariners vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Monday games: Rivercats vs. Sandgnats, 6:15 p.m.; Paw Sox vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m.
    Tuesday games: Bats vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m.; Threshers vs. Thunder, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 13...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Golf
    • Class 3A state tournaments, TBA, New Mexico Tech, Socorro
    Softball
    • La Plaza Little League game
    Tee-ball
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Golf
    • Class 3A state tournaments, TBA, New Mexico Tech, Socorro

  • Little League - May 10, 2013

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Friday games: Yankees vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m.
    Monday games: Orioles vs. Yankees, 5:30 p.m.; Angels vs. Reds, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Monday games: Rivercats vs. Sandgnats, 6:15 p.m.; Paw Sox vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m.

    TEE-BALL DIVISION
    Friday game: Jayhawks vs. Razorbacks, 5:15 p.m.
    Monday game: Wildcats vs. Bulldogs, 5:15 p.m.

  • Youth Soccer - May 10, 2013

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League’s upcoming matches are as follows.

    U6 DIVISION
    Matches to be played 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street park.
    Dynamo vs. United, Field 1; Crew vs. Chivas, Field 2; Earthquakes vs. Sounders, Field 3; Fire vs. Rapids, Field 4

    U8 DIVISION
    Matches to be played 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Commerce Street park.
    Manchester City vs. Galaxy-Mora, Field 1; Barcelona vs. AC Milan, Field 3; Juventus vs. Real Madrid, Field 4

    U10 DIVISION

  • Quintana signs with Cowgirls

    The New Mexico Highlands women’s track and field program added another homegrown star to the fold on Wednesday, when West Las Vegas’ Jayme Quintana signed a letter of intent to continue her education and athletic career at NMHU.

    “It’s very exciting,” said Quintana. “Coach (Bob) DeVries really pushed me, telling me how much potential I have. And my family has encouraged me a lot.”

  • Train Robbers in town

    Las Vegas Train Robbers manager Casey Dill says he expects to field a team with potential to win a Pecos League championship — and possibly land a few players in major league ballclubs down the line.

    Of course, it’s easy to be optimistic during spring training. But Dill — who managed the now-defunct Las Cruces Vaqueros to the Pecos League finals in 2012 — does know something about baseball talent.

  • Mora’s Chavez hunts a trifecta

    Finding motivation to run hard hasn’t always been simple this season for Mora’s Alonzo Chavez.

    Chavez has dominated the distance events, and in the absence of close rivals, he’s found himself alone in the front of the pack more often than not.

    This weekend, however, there is a clear motivation — the possibility of a sweep in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 at the Class 1A-2A state track and field championships. UNM’s track complex plays host to the small-school state meet Friday and Saturday.