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Today's Sports

  • All-district teams: 12 locals

    Adrian Jaramillo and his Lady Cardinals orchestrated one of the more impressive showings of the spring, reaching the final four in the Class 3A state softball tournament.

    Jaramillo earned Coach of the Year honors in District 2-3A after guiding Robertson to the regular-season championship.
    He was one of a dozen Las Vegans honored by the district, which released the list of awards for softball and baseball on May 20.

  • ‘Topes catcher cut after biting...

    By Howie Rumberg
    AP Sports Writer

    NEW YORK — Miguel Olivo was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, two days after biting off a piece of Triple-A Albuquerque teammate Alex Guerrero’s left ear during a dugout brawl.

    Olivo, a veteran catcher, and Guerrero, the highly paid Cuban second base prospect, fought during the Isotopes game at Salt Lake on Tuesday. The Dodgers suspended Olivo on Wednesday while they conducted an investigation.

  • Little League - May 26

    Las Vegas Optic
    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little League games. All LVLL games are held at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Monday, May 26: Reds vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Mets, 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, May 28: Reds vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m; Mets vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m.
    MINORS DIVISION
    Monday, May 26: Thunder vs. Paw Sox, 6:15 p.m.; Red Wings vs. Rattlers, 7:45 p.m.
    Tuesday, May 27: Rivercats vs. Paw Sox, 6:15 p.m.; Thunder vs. Owlz, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports May 26,...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Trinidad, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Trinidad, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park

  • Six from on North softball team

    Six Las Vegas-area players have been chosen to represent the North in the upcoming Class 1A-3A North-South All-Star softball games.

    No area players were named to the initial roster of the North-South baseball contests, however. Additional players may be selected as alternates prior to the games, which are a couple of weeks away.

    Three Robertson Lady Cardinals, one West Las Vegas Lady Don and two Pecos Lady Panthers were honored with selections.

  • Train Robbers 2014 schedule

    Monday, May 12
    * Las Vegas Train Robbers at Alpine, L, 16-7
     
    Tuesday, May 13
    * Las Vegas Train Robbers at Alpine, L, 11-5
     
    Thursday, May 15
    * Las Vegas Train Robbers at Alpine, L, 6-3
     
    Friday, May 16
    * Las Vegas Train Robbers at Alpine, W, 13-7
     
    Saturday, May 17
    * Las Vegas Train Robbers at Alpine, L, 5-3
     
    Sunday, May 18
    * Las Vegas Train Robbers at Roswell, L, 11-8
     
    Monday, May 19

  • Go Fish - May 23

    Conchas Lake: Fishing was good using tubes, senkos, chigger craws, smallie beavers, jerk baits and topwater lures for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing good using crank baits and spinner-night crawler combinations for walleye. Fishing fair to good using minnows, small tubes and small jigs for crappie. Fishing good trolling crank baits for white bass. Fishing fair to good using liver, stink bait and night crawlers for catfish. Central Recreation Area reopened May 19.
    Coyote Creek: Trout fishing fair to good using Power Bait, worms and salmon eggs.

  • Last lap
  • Crush city
  • NMHU hires new AD Falkner

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands and President James Fries announced that Jeff Falkner has been named athletic director for the university.

    “I was very impressed with his track record of academic success for his student-athletes everywhere he has been and how much he already knew about Highlands coming into the interview,” Fries said. “He also has experience raising money, which will be increasingly important in moving us forward in the very competitive Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.”