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Today's Sports

  • LCC players honored

    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College’s Ridge Hoopii-Haslam and Shannon Krause both received postseason awards recently.

    Hoopii-Haslam of the LCC baseball team was named to the National Junior College Athletics Association Baseball All-District/Region Team in Division II. Hoopi-Haslam hit close to .400 and had nine home runs.

  • Track clubs in regional meet

    The Las Vegas area will be well-represented this week in the U.S. Junior Olympics regional track and field competition under way in El Paso.

    A number of Pecos elementary and middle school students have qualified for the meet, which will feature young tracksters from a five-state region competing on the campus of the University of Texas-El Paso.

  • District 4 tourneys in Raton

    Las Vegas Optic

    Local Little Leaguers are focused on the District 4 tournaments that kick off today (Friday) in Raton.

    That doesn’t mean local Little League officials aren’t still thinking about what might’ve been.

  • Local All-Stars lineups announced

    Six baseball teams and four softball teams from the Meadow City will represent the community in District 4 Little League All-Star tournaments beginning this weekend in Raton.

    The following are rosters provided to the Optic by the two local leagues.

    LA PLAZA LITTLE LEAGUE

    Baseball, 11-12: Robbie Alarcon, Joaquin Barela, Marcus Coca, Jeffery Sanchez, Isaiah Trujillo, Chris Padilla, Roman Sandoval, Brandon Graston, Marcus Lopez, Liam Lopez, Josh Sandoval, Antonio Bustamante, coaches Robert Alarcon, Marco Coca and Chris Padilla.

  • Batter up!
  • Fiesta run is Sunday

    Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas Fiestas are coming, and so is the annual Fiesta Run.

    On Sunday morning, July 8, in the crisp New Mexico air, more than 300 runners, walkers, families, children, old and young will begin their descent to the Old Town Plaza from Montezuma and the county fairgrounds.

    The 5K walk and 5K run will start at 7 a.m. at the San Miguel County Fairgrounds on Hot Springs Boulevard west of Las Vegas and the 10K run will start at 7 a.m. at the United World College in nearby Montezuma.

  • Four ‘Topes make All-Star roster

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Pacific Coast League All-Star team will have plenty of representation from the Albuquerque Isotopes, as four 'Topes — pitchers John Ely and Josh Wall, catcher Tim Federowicz, and infielder Luis Cruz — have been named to the PCL squad which will take on the International League All-Stars at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, N.Y., on Wednesday, July 11.  

    The game will be broadcast live on MLB Network, the Armed Forces Network, and the Triple-A All-Star Game Radio Network.

  • Representing the Meadow City
  • Phelps, Lochte put on a show

    The Associated Press

    OMAHA, Neb.  — If this week in America’s heartland is any indication, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are going to put on quite a show in London.
    The world’s greatest swimmers produced their most stirring duel yet at the U.S. Olympic trials Saturday night, going stroke for stroke in the 200-meter individual medley, never more than a few inches apart.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 4...

    THURSDAY
    Softball
    • Women’s city league: Warriors vs. Vida Encantada Cougars, 6 p.m., Scrubs vs. Rowdy Rascals, 7 p.m., city complex

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 9-10: Las Vegas vs. Springer, noon; Taos vs. Clayton, 2 p.m.; La Plaza vs. Mora, 4 p.m., Raton Little League complex