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Today's Sports

  • Little League - May 8, 2013

    Las Vegas Optic

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 8,...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • NMHU at RMAC tournament, TBA, Grand Junction, Colo.
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Tee-ball
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Tennis
    • State tournaments TBA, Albuquerque

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • NMHU at RMAC tournament, TBA, Grand Junction, Colo.
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Softball

  • Vegas teams capture district...

    Sunshine and smiles was the order of the weekend for Las Vegas and its high school sports programs.

    Robertson boys’ and girls’ tennis teams earned district titles in Taos, with the girls beating Taos 6-2 and the boys downing Raton 5-0.

    RHS netters also came away with individual district titles at girls’ No. 1 singles (Juliana Guerin), No. 1 doubles (Jaci Fulgenzi and Erika Baca), and boys’ No. 1 doubles (David Romero and Amadeo Lopez).

  • Icon of the court - Fulgenzi...

    Robertson’s Jaci Fulgenzi and Santa Fe High’s Warren Fulgenzi Jr. both captured district tennis titles on Saturday, the day their grandfather LeRoy celebrated his 71st birthday.

    Anyone who knows LeRoy would agree news of those championships is even better than the tastiest birthday cake, as presents go.

  • Cowboys split on day one at Metro

    Down to the last weekend of the regular season, the New Mexico Highlands baseball team (27-21, 23-15 RMAC) split Saturday’s twinbill at Metro State, losing 12-8, then winning 8-5.

    Cory Falvey’s three-run homer in the top of the third staked the Cowboys to a 3-0 lead in game one. And it was 4-2 midway through the fifth after a bases-loaded walk scored Tyler Hayes.

    But the Roadrunners came up big in the bottom half, as Jacob Nelson’s three-run homer allowed the home team to grab a 5-4 edge.

  • For first time, Luna softball in...

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College softball team set several goals at the beginning of its season. Over the weekend, the Rough Rider women marked the achievement of a big one — they made the postseason.

    It is the first time in the school’s five-year softball history that they made postseason play.

  • Dodgers call up Dee Gordon

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    The Los Angeles Dodger recalled shortstop Dee Gordon Saturday after sending Hanley Ramirez to the 15-day disabled list. Gordon is making his third stint with the Dodgers.

    The 25-year-old Florida native made his Major League debut for the Dodgers in 2011 on June 6 at Philadelphia. He has a career .260 batting average (137-for-527) in the big leagues and has stolen 56 bases. Gordon appeared in 143 big league games in 2011-12.

  • Little League - May 6, 2013

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

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

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

  • Correction - Sports - May 6, 2013

    The April 24 edition of the Optic incorrectly reported that the New Mexico Highlands University Vatos rugby team qualified for nationals in the college division. The team competes in the men’s open Division III and qualified for nationals after winning both the Rio Grande Union title and the Arizona-New Mexico regional title. Coach and adviser Dick Greene said the Vatos are now three wins away from a televised national championship game.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 6,...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Tee-ball
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at RMAC Outdoor Championships, TBA