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Today's Sports

  • Cool cats
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 2...

    Friday
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Junior All-Stars in Southwest Regionals, opponent TBA, noon, Santa Fe

    Saturday
    Motocross
    • MotoTrials national championships, all day, Sipapu Rest, Vadito
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Junior All-Stars in regional tournament, TBA, Santa Fe

    Sunday
    Motocross
    • MotoTrials national championships, all day, Sipapu Rest, Vadito
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Junior All-Stars in regional tournament, TBA, Santa Fe

    Monday

  • Crash landing in Roswell

    For the second time in the Pecos League’s three-year history as an independent professional baseball outfit, the Roswell Invaders are champions.

    The host Invaders completed a two-game sweep of the Las Vegas Train Robbers with a 12-6 win Monday night in Roswell.

    It was a bittersweet conclusion for the first-year Las Vegas club and manager Casey Dill. Dill has coached teams to a runner-up finish in the finals for two straight seasons now, having done so in the summer of 2012 with the now-defunct Las Cruces Vaqueros.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 31...

    Wednesday
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Havoc vs. Blaze, 6 p.m., Vegas Boyz vs. Yo Momma, 7:15 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

    Thursday
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Vegas Boyz vs. Blaze, 6 p.m., Balls Deep vs. Havoc, 7:15 p.m.; women’s division games, Bud vs. Scrubs, 6 p.m., Bud vs. Lady Hackers, 7:15 p.m., Scrubs vs. Lady Jags (makeup game), 8:30 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

  • On to the finals! Train Robbers...

    Despite their relative lack of experience playing as a unit, the Las Vegas Train Robbers are headed to the Pecos League championship series.

    Las Vegas swept the Trinidad Triggers in a Saturday doubleheader held at New Mexico Highlands’ Brandt Park instead of their usual home field Rodriguez Park, which had been drenched by rainfall the previous two nights.

  • Isotopes take two from New...

    The Albuquerque Isotopes didn’t let a little cloudburst and hurricane-like conditions rain on their parade.
    The ‘Topes swept an impromptu Saturday doubleheader against visiting New Orleans by scores of 8-5 and 5-4. The first game was a continuation from Friday, forced after violent winds near 90 mph and sheets of rain blasted Isotopes Park and other parts of the Duke City.

  • RHS youth soccer camp Aug. 6-8

    Submitted to the Optic
    The Robertson High School Lady Cardinals will be conducting their annual youth soccer camp on Aug. 6-8.
    The camp will be for kids ages 4-12. Cost will be $30 for campers who attend from 8 a.m. to noon, or $20 for those campers who stay from 8 to 10 a.m. (recommended for ages 4-5). The camp will be held at the Robertson soccer field off Mills Avenue. Registration will take place right before the first session, beginning at 7:45 a.m. on Aug. 6.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 29...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Pecos League playoffs: TBA
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Hackers vs. Tecolote, 7:15 p.m., Brew Crew vs. Balls Deep, 8:30 p.m.; women’s division game, Lady Hackers vs. Bud, 6 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Pecos League playoffs: TBA
    Softball

  • Hits and misses - Youth sluggers...

    A roundup of results and highlights from Las Vegas youth baseball and softball teams’ runs in recent tournaments:

    Las Vegas Little League 10-11 All-Stars lost Tuesday night to Altamont, 12-10, in Clovis.
    The Vegas boys finished fourth in the state bracket with a 2-2 record.
    The team had one of the highlights of the tournament the previous evening, going extra innings to defeat Albuquerque Westgate 9-8. Vegas’ previous win came in the first round, a 15-5 triumph over Española Valley.

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  • Robbers lose finale

    Kevin Camacho scattered nine hits and four runs —none earned — over nine innings Wednesday night, leading the Santa Fe Fuego to an 11-4 verdict against the Las Vegas Train Robbers in the regular-season finale at Fort Marcy Park.

    The Fuego (36-31) was looking to keep its playoff hopes alive and did its part, sweeping the Train Robbers. Santa Fe won 6-5 Tuesday at Rodriguez Park.