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Today's Sports

  • I-Cubs, Isotopes split first two...

    Alfredo Amezaga collected two base hits against his old teammates but it wasn’t enough to get the Albuquerque Isotopes a road victory against the Iowa Cubs on Saturday in Des Moines.

    The I-Cubs recorded a 6-1 win, their first this season against Albuquerque, which swept them in the season-opening series April 4-7 at Isotopes Park.

    Amezaga, a veteran infielder, started at second base and went 2 for 4 at the plate with a double and one run batted in — he drove in Brian Barden for the Isotopes’ only run in the top of the second inning.

  • Little League - April 15, 2013

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

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

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

  • The GIFT of GAB

    When she was little, Gabrielle Griego wanted to be a dancer, not a softball player.

    To this day the whole cheer and dance scene seems to fit her pretty well, from the megawatt smile to the pink ribbon in her hair.

    Ah, but look a little closer and if you ask real nice, Gabby will show you the teeth she broke a couple seasons ago catching a hard line drive to the face during a game for the West Las Vegas Lady Dons softball team.

  • Big triumphs for Romero

    Robertson’s David Romero carved out a second head-to-head victory over Santa Fe High’s Warren Fulgenzi Jr. this season in the Española Invite on April 6. This time the win came because of a forfeit due to injury, but it gave Romero a hard-fought tournament title nonetheless.

    Romero — playing for Warren Jr.’s uncle Roman, the RHS head coach — had beaten Warren 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 in a thriller at the recent Carlsbad Invite.

  • Cardinals’ Baca shines in Combine

    Las Vegas’ Mathew Baca, 14, earned rave reviews in the recent Schuman’s National Underclassmen Combine held in Farmington.

    National Underclassmen Combine is a football competition where athletes showcase their football skills and talents in such activities as the 40-yard dash, shuttle, broad jump, vertical jump, jump reach, standing reach, and bench reps.

    The athletes are also tested on their position-specific football skills and knowledge. They are then ranked by former NFL players and college coaches.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Western Texas (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Christian (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Tierra Encantada (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    • Las Vegas Little League games: Yankees vs. Angels, 5:30 p.m., Red Sox vs. Mariners, 7:30 p.m.; Keyes Park
    Softball
    • LCC vs. Howard (DH), 1 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Hobbs tourney, 7:30 a.m., Hobbs

    Saturday
    Baseball

  • West rocks its own meet

    Individual victories in six events and solid performances elsewhere helped the West Las Vegas girls’ track and field squad secure a team championship this past weekend at the Herrera Complex.

    The Lady Dons and Robertson’s Lady Cardinals finished one-two in the girls’ standings, edging St. Mike’s.

    On the boys’ side, the host Dons were a runner-up to the Horsemen.

  • Little League - April 12, 2013

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

    Majors Division
    Friday games: Yankees vs. Angels, 5:30 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Mariners, 7:30 p.m.
    Monday games: Mariners vs. Reds, 5:30 p.m.; Cardinals vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.

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

    Softball Division

  • Jones gets spotlight at...

    SANTA FE  — NMHU baseball head coach Steve Jones was recently recognized by the New Mexico State Senate for eclipsing the 500 career wins milestone this season.  

    Jones is currently in his 16th season at the helm of the Cowboys.  

  • Omaha tops Isotopes

    Scott Van Slyke belted two home runs. Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly made a rehab start on the mound.

    Still, the visiting Omaha Storm Chasers prevailed 6-3 Wednesday night, sweeping a doubleheader from the Albuquerque Isotopes.

    Albuquerque fell to 4-3, having lost three of four to follow a 3-0 start, all at home.

    Van Slyke, who leads the ‘Topes in hitting (.625, 15 hits) and home runs (four), went 2 for 3 in the nightcap but the rest of the team combined for just three hits.