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Today's Sports

  • New Rough Rider
  • Heat rest before return to East...

    By Tim Reynolds
    AP Sports Writer

    MIAMI  — Dwyane Wade has been battling knee soreness. LeBron James was hobbling after a falling into a courtside cameraman. Chris Bosh remains sidelined indefinitely with an abdominal strain. Mike Miller looks to be in agony whenever he moves.

    An extra day of rest doesn’t sound like much, but it means plenty right now to the Miami Heat.

  • British soccer camps June 4-8

    Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camps is making its annual return to the Las Vegas area with a weeklong camp June 4-8 at New Mexico Highlands University’s Perkins Stadium.

    The camps, which are being coordinated with the popular Las Vegas Youth Soccer League, is for soccer players age 3 to 9.

    Those who have not registered may do so via the challengersports.com Web site.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 28...

    SUNDAY
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at NCAA Division II Outdoor Nationals, Pueblo, Colo.

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, beginning 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    Softball
    • Men’s city league TO BE RESCHEDULED, TBA
    • Women’s city league TO BE RESCHEDULED, TBA
    • Las Vegas Little League, TBA, Keyes Park

  • Highlands’ Saenz: All-tourney...

    Las Vegas Optic and NMHU

    Luis Saenz, whose heroic effort against national power St. Cloud State was key in the New Mexico Highlands University baseball team’s extended postseason run, was honored as part of the All-Tournament Team for the NCAA Division II Central Regional.

    Saenz was the lone Cowboy named to the All-Tournament Team, helping NMHU (41-18) reach the regional semifinal — its deepest excursion into the national tournament ever.

  • Reflecting on a championship...

    Juliana Guerin captured the Class 1A-3A girls’ state singles tennis championship earlier this month, reclaiming the title she first won as an eighth-grader in 2010.

    The Robertson sophomore shared her thoughts with the Optic in a recent interview that follows in its entirety.

    In what ways have you developed as a player over the last couple years?

    One of my biggest weaknesses has always been my mental strength.  Almost all my losses have come from me beating myself without my opponents having to do much work.

  • Late coach honored with run

    The late Fabian Trujillo wasn’t a coach who shied away from the physical rigors he made his young charges endure in practice.

    Upon returning to cross country coaching for Robertson, Trujillo made a habit of running right alongside his athletes, and he got into the kind of shape reminiscent of his own glory days as a Highlands All-American distance runner.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 25...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, beginning 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at NCAA Division II Outdoor Nationals, Pueblo, Colo.

  • Go Fish - May 25, 2012

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the New Mexico 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.
     
    CATCHES OF THE WEEK:
    Cowles Pond: May 16, Eldridge Basso, age 5, caught his first fish on a fly rod after just a few lessons. He was using an Adams.

  • On to the next level

    Staying in shape.

    Training.

    Working out.

    Getting mentally, physically and psychologically ready for the transition to college athletics and classes.

    In separate quick interviews Monday, Jamie Allen, Luke Aragon, Justin Bustos and Girard Maestas all said they had plenty of work on their agenda for the coming months, the summer of 2012.

    All four Robertson High seniors have signed national letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers on the collegiate level this coming fall.