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Today's Sports

  • Summer learnin’

    Summertime, and the learning is easy..

    After a tough building year like it experienced this past spring, the Robertson softball team just wants to learn how to be a contender.

    The results of a club tournament held in town Saturday make that look like a strong possibility.

    Composed primarily of RHS players, the Las Vegas Cyclones rumbled through the daylong tournament, collecting three victories against teams from Santa Fe and Moriarty as well as the co-host Las Vegas Rebels.

  • Tragedy won’t be marked on...

    LONDON  — IOC President Jacques Rogge won’t budge: There will be no minute’s silence for the Israeli victims of the 1972 Munich massacre at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.

    Rogge rejected the latest calls Saturday for a special observance to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the murder of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches by Palestinian gunmen at the Munich Games.

    “We feel that the opening ceremony is an atmosphere that is not fit to remember such a tragic incident,” Rogge said.

  • Gold Medalists
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 23...

    MONDAY
    Softball
    • Men’s city league tournament games: Big Joe’s Cartel vs. V Town Sluggers-Yo Momma winner, 6 p.m.; Hackers vs. Hitmen, 7 p.m.; Tecolote-Balls Deep winner vs. TBA, 8 p.m.; city complex

    TUESDAY
    Softball
    • Men’s city league tournament games: Hackers-Hitmen loser vs. TBA, 6 p.m.; championship: Hackers-Hitmen winner vs. TBA, 7 p.m.; championship “if” game, 8 p.m., city complex

    WEDNESDAY

  • FYI - Sports - July 23, 2012

  • HU coach aids Olympic dreams

    Submitted to the Optic

    When the 2012 London Olympic Games begin, New Mexico Highlands assistant track and field coach Patrick Johnson will be more than just an interested spectator.

    The native of Jamaica, who just finished his third season with the program, will have three athletes he works with — via long-distance coaching — competing in London.

  • La Plaza girls make state final

    Las Vegas Optic Staff

    La Plaza Little League’s 10-11 softball team fell just a couple runs shy of a state championship this week in Española, beating the host team once but not twice.

    Española edged La Plaza 27-26 on Wednesday night following a four-hour game that ended on a disputed obstruction call. Walks hurt La Plaza, which went through four pitchers and allowed 11 unearned runs of the base-on-balls variety.

    “It was a heartbreaker,” said manager Paul Sandoval.

  • On stage

    Las Vegas’ Tanner Hoopes earned two first-place trophies in the National Physique Committee’s Mid USA event July 7 at the Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque. This event was sponsored by Muscle & Fitness and FLEX magazine. He competed against some of the top bodybuilders in the Southwest and took first place in the New Mexico physique division, then went on to win first place in the Mid USA physique division. Hoopes is now eligible to compete in the NPC USA. This event is only for top amateurs who have qualified in NPC competitions throughout the U.S.

  • Kryptonite run ends in regional

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Kryptonite concluded the season after being eliminated at the South Plains Regional Tournament.  

    The Kryptos ended with a 16-5-1 record after losing two games at the regional in Farmington this past week.  

    Las Vegas lost to the Farmington River Cats in the opening round, via an eight-run rule in effect for the tournament. Las Vegas had opportunities to score in every inning but mental base running errors squashed all hopes of putting up runs.

  • Isotopes go retro

    Las Vegas Optic Staff

    As of Wednesday, interest in the Albuquerque Isotopes’ Retro Night promotion had gained so much momentum the organization was selling berm seating for the Saturday evening game.

    “Dukes Retro Night,” which celebrates the original Albuquerque Dukes franchise and baseball tradition, is Saturday at Isotopes Park. The ‘Topes will be wearing Dukes uniforms as they take on the Iowa Cubs starting at 7:05 p.m.