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Today's Sports

  • Cowgirls head to outdoor...

    The New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field squad will take the largest contingent in program history to this week’s NCAA Division II national championships in Pueblo, Colo.

    The Cowgirls enter the meet as the No. 5 ranked team in the nation and will have nine athletes competing in seven individual events and both the 400-meter and 1,600-meter relays.

    Competition begins Thursday afternoon at the DeRose Thunderbowl on the campus of Colorado State-Pueblo.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 23...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, beginning 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    Softball
    • Men’s city league, 6, 7 p.m., city complex
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    Volleyball
    • Co-ed city league, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 p.m., Abe Montoya Rec Center

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park

  • Hoops camps highlight summer...

    Young basketball players have a number of chances to hone their hardwood skills this summer with a series of camps on the schedule.

    Miranda Serna Memorial Basketball Camp
    For the past 10 years, former Mora standout Aaron Chavez has run a popular camp for youngsters ages 5-16 out of the Joseph Montoya Gym in his former hometown.

    But this year, Chavez — a coach at Bakersfield College in California — decided to do something a little different.

    He’s now dedicating a camp in honor of his cousin, the late Miranda Serna.

  • Cowboys go yard

    A Derek Ward home run to lead off the game held plenty of promise, but the Cowboys had a tough time delivering the rest of the way Saturday evening in a 4-2 defeat to St. Cloud State that eliminated New Mexico Highlands from the NCAA Division II Central Region baseball tournament.

  • Isotopes, RiverCats trade one-...

    Solo runs in each of the last two innings enabled the visiting Sacramento River Cats to overtake Albuquerque in a 7-6 thriller Saturday night at Isotopes Park.

    It was the second one-run margin verdict in as many nights between the two clubs. Albuquerque (25-18 as of Saturday) won 9-8 on Friday night.

    Meanwhile, the star attraction of the evening had little impact on the proceedings.

  • Third and short
  • ‘I’ll Have Another’ eyes Crown

    By Richard Rosenblatt
    AP Sports Writer

    BALTIMORE  — I’ll Have Another had Bodemeister in his sights again, a shot at the Triple Crown hanging in the balance.

    Two weeks ago, he ran down his rival and won the Kentucky Derby. This time, the chestnut colt needed to be even more relentless to win the Preakness.

    Jockey Mario Gutierrez asked for more at the top of the stretch, and I’ll Have Another closed the gap with each stride, finally surging past Bodemeister a few yards from the wire.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 21...

    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, 6, 7 p.m., city complex
    • Women’s city league, 5:30, 6:30 p.m., city complex
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 18...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • NCAA Division II Central Regional, matchups TBA, 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 6 p.m., Mankato, Minn.
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, TBA, Keyes Park
    Softball
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, TBA, Keyes Park

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • NCAA Division II Central Regional, matchups TBA, Mankato, Minn.

  • Grant: RMAC track athlete of year

    NMHU and Las Vegas Optic reports

    Jillisa Grant as been selected as the 2012 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Women’s Athlete of the Year.

    Grant is a three-time NCAA Division II national champion in the long jump (outdoor, 2011; indoor, 2012) and 200-meter dash (indoor, 2011).
    She is currently ranked among the top three in the nation in the 100, 200 and long jump. She also runs on Highlands’ 400-meter relay team, currently ranked fourth nationally.