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Today's Sports

  • Tournaments open for LVLL

    Brandon Lucero launched a grand slam and teammate Isaiah Baca got things started with a solo home run to lead the Cardinals to a 16-6 triumph over the Cubs in the opening day of the Las Vegas Little League postseason tournaments Monday at Keyes Park.

    The Cardinals, the No. 3 seed in the LVLL Majors Division bracket, advance to play the winner of Wednesday’s game between the No. 2 Reds and No. 7 Mariners.

    The Cardinals led 9-4 in the third and 12-5 as of the fifth inning and padded out their lead with four of the last five runs for the final margin.

  • Luna benefit golf tourney Aug. 18

    Luna Community College

    The 2012 Luna Community College Foundation Scholarship Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Pendaries Golf Course in Rociada.

    A shotgun start is scheduled at 9 a.m.

    A four-person team sponsorship is $1,000. A hole sponsorship is $250. The entry fee covers green fees, a cart, a prime rib dinner and prizes. All money raised will be used for scholarships.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 20...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League, schedule TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League: Majors Mariners vs. Reds, 5:30 p.m., Angels vs. Red Sox, 7:30 p.m.; Minors Threshers vs. River Cats, 5:30 p.m., Owlz vs. Sand Gnats-Bats winner, 7:30 p.m.; all games at Keyes Park
    Softball
    • Men’s city league: Vegas Hitmen vs. Old Folks, 6 p.m.,, Tecolote vs. Vegas Hitmen, 7 p.m., city complex

    THURSDAY
    Baseball

  • Detoured but not deterred -...

    Henrique Chavez, the winner of Saturday morning’s inaugural Fabian Trujillo Memorial Run, apparently enjoyed the course so much that he extended it by a few hundred strides.

    Chavez went off course and had to backtrack but still won the 5-kilometer race in a comfortable 17 minutes and 36 seconds.

    Afterward, the Mora native and New Mexico Highlands University cross country runner joked about it on Facebook:

  • Isotopes cage the I-Cubs

    John Ely was stingy.

    His Isotopes pitching teammates out of the bullpen were even stingier.

    And with Albuquerque again making things happen at the plate Saturday night, the ‘Topes scored a big 9-1 road win over the Iowa Cubs in Des Moines.

    Ely (7-4 with a 3.16 earned run average) gave up seven hits in five innings but just one earned run and struck out six I-Cubs.

    Relievers Cole St. Clair, Blake Johnson and Angel Guzman worked an inning each, allowing four hits combined and no runs as Albuquerque picked up its 40th win in 70 games.

  • Prep girls’ basketball camp this...

    With one segment of the Highlands women’s basketball camp season in the books, what Cowgirl head coach Tiffany Darling describes as “the best camp we have all summer” runs Monday through Wednesday on campus.

    The Cowgirl Skills Academy is designed for high school players (fees are $100 per player or $500 for an entire high school team of 10-12). It will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each of those three days and will include lunch.

    Coaches are also invited to learn new skills drills and other techniques.

  • LVLL tourneys to begin

    Las Vegas Little League majors tourney games for Monday: Cardinals vs. Cubs, 5:30 p.m., Angels vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.

    LVLL minors tourney games: Red Wings vs. River Cats, 5:30 Monday, Owls vs. Volcanos, 7:30 Monday, bats vs. Sand Gnats, 5:30 Tuesday.

    LVLL softball tourney games on Tuesday: Lady Longhorns vs. Psychlones, 5:30 p.m., Pink Sox vs. Stars, 7:30 p.m.

  • A real lifesaver - Jazmine Harge...

    Analee Garcia will celebrate her second birthday Aug. 22, thanks to a New Mexico Highlands University student athlete who used CPR to save the baby’s life.

    Jazmine Harge, a 20-year-old volleyball middle hitter, was on lifeguard duty at the Las Vegas Abe Montoya Recreation Center on March 13 when the urgent summons came that someone in the pool’s viewing room needed CPR.

  • Durant: Killing ‘em softly

    By Brian Mahoney
    AP Basketball Writer

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Not many know much about the guy who dominated Game 1 of the NBA Finals other than he’s pretty good.

    Kevin Durant is a mystery even to some of the players trying to beat him.

    “It’s one of those things where I respect his game, but I don’t know him, either. I know probably just as much as you guys know,” Miami’s Dwyane Wade said Wednesday, a day before the Heat were to try to crack the code in Game 2.

  • For Fabian - Saturday event...

    Teaching was his vocation.

    Basketball was his love.

    Distance running was his passion.

    Fabian Trujillo made a career of coaching both hoops and cross country in addition to his day job as a classroom teacher, and in each of the three venues, he delighted in making an impact on young lives.

    On Saturday, he’ll have another chance to continue that work.