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Today's Sports

  • Crespin wins decision

    The sequel had some different twists than the original, it’s true, but the final result was the same.

    Las Vegas’ Arturo “El Toro” Crespin dominated in a rematch victory over Jose Cruz Garcia on Friday night, part of Chavez Promotions’ “Aztec Warriors” professional boxing card at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
    This time, Crespin defeated Garcia in a six-round unanimous decision, winning 60-54 on one judge’s scorecard and 59-55 according to the other two.

  • True loyalty rare

    Loyalty? Hmmm! Is there such a thing as loyalty in professional sports today? But what is loyalty then as compared to now? Let’s examine this thought by discussing the then and now.

    Back THEN, shall we say in the ‘50s to ’90s, loyalty meant a person who played with the same team throughout his or her career. NOW loyalty has a different term, meaning money or a person who is loyal to the team he or she is with today, gone tomorrow. Loyalty also rears its head in other ways, as we will examine.

  • Tied for first - Robbers moving...

    Ted LeMasters was one of three Las Vegas Train Robbers to hit the long ball Wednesday in Alpine, Texas, staking the team to a share of first place in the Pecos League North.

    LeMasters went 3 for 3 with a home run, a double and two runs batted in to lead a Las Vegas offense that produced 15 hits in a 9-4 victory.

    Randy Wells and Gary Stauff also homered for the Train Robbers, whose 24-16 record had them tied momentarily with the Trinidad Triggers, division leaders all spring.

  • Fiesta Run approaches

    Time’s running out for early registration as the annual Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run quickly approaches.

    The event, which includes 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer runs, a 5K walk and a 1-mile children’s run, is scheduled for the morning of Sunday, July 7, as part of the city’s annual fiesta celebrations.

    Adult entry fee is $20 before June 30 but goes up to $30 after that and up until race day. Likewise, the entry fee for the children’s run is $5 prior to June 30 but increases to $10 after that.

  • Little League All-Star tourneys...

    Las Vegas’ two Little Leagues will field 10 All-Star teams in the upcoming District 4 baseball and softball tournaments July 5-11 in Santa Rosa.

    Head-to-head matchups between Las Vegas Little League and La Plaza Little League are guaranteed to happen in two brackets — the baseball 10-11 first round on Friday, July 5, and the softball 10-11 draw on Saturday, July 6.

  • Go Fish - June 28, 2013

    FISHING REPORT, June 25  
    Charette Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.
    Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 60 cfs. The increased flow slowed trout fishing a bit but anglers still managed some good catches. They were using streamers and weighted nymphs. Watch for hatches in the early morning and late evening hours for good dry fly action. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow with a few trout caught by anglers using salmon eggs and Pistol Petes.

  • Planting time
  • Eight games in nine days for...

    Submitted to the Optic

    After a rigorous stretch in which the boys played eight games in nine days, the Las Vegas Kryptonite is 10-4 overall.  

    Las Vegas started with a split with Taos on June 13 and followed up with another split on June 15. Las Vegas again played Taos on June 20, this time sweeping the Taos team.  Las Vegas ended the nine-day stretch of games with another split in Santa Fe.

  • Kemp rehabs with ‘Topes

    ALBUQUERQUE — The unmistakable star power of Matt Kemp was evident almost everywhere over the weekend as the L.A. Dodgers All-Star outfielder began his rehabilitation assignment with the Isotopes, the Dodgers’ Triple A club.

    The turnstiles saw a dramatic impact. On Saturday night, an announced crowd of 12,356 jammed Isotopes Park as Kemp returned to Albuquerque. Even the outfield berm seating area was crowded, and lines of ticket-buyers were seen well into the early innings.

  • Robbers rock Osos

    Edison Alvarez and the Train Robbers bullpen delivered one of their best pitching efforts of the season Sunday.
    But that didn’t mean the ordinarily prolific Las Vegas offense got the night off.

    On the contrary, both facets of the team’s game were in top form in a brutal 19-1 rout of the visiting Raton Osos.

    Alvarez struck out five Osos and allowed a mere five hits over seven innings. Ryan Wood and Reggie Hochstedler closed out the game with one shutout inning apiece.