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Today's Sports

  • WLV spikers dominate club circuit

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Lady Dons club volleyball team ended its season on May 6 with a first-place finish in the Rio Rancho Spring Series Tournament.

    The team is in the 13’s age group and this is the first year for the girls in club volleyball with their only prior experience in middle school volleyball.  

    The team has come a long way since their first tournament in Española where they lost in the first round back in March.

  • Local athletes tackle Memorial...

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    Las Vegas area runners and walkers turned out for the races in the annual Santa Fe Run Around this past Saturday.

    The races were marked by mild temperatures and gusty winds over the Memorial Day weekend. More than 300 runners competed in the 1-mile Fun Run, 5K run, 5K walk and 10K run. Race proceeds were to benefit the Santa Fe chapter of Girls on The Run. The course consisted of one or two laps on a 5k loop beginning and ending at the downtown Plaza.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 1...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, 5:30, 7 p.m., Keyes Park

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, beginning 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    Softball
    • Men’s city league, 6, 7 p.m., city complex
    • Women’s city league, 6, 7 p.m., city complex
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park

  • Go Fish - June 1, 2012

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    FREE FISHING DAY
    Saturday, June 2, is National Fishing Day and the first of New Mexico's two free fishing days. Take your family fishing! No license is required but all other regulations apply.
     

  • Cowgirls 7th in national meet

    PUEBLO, Colo. — New Mexico Highlands University’s women finished seventh overall at the 2012 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Colorado State University-Pueblo on Saturday.

    The Cowgirls secured their seventh place standing with 31 points overall, which is the most points NMHU has scored at the national championship meet.

    Eight of the 10 athletes that competed on the women’s side for the lone New Mexico school received All-American honors.

  • Alonzo’s time
  • NM boxing icon Tapia dead at 45

    AP and Optic staff reports

    ALBUQUERQUE — Johnny Tapia, the five-time boxing champion whose turbulent career was marked by cocaine addiction, alcohol, depression and run-ins with the law, was found dead Sunday at his Albuquerque home. He was 45.

    Authorities were called to the house at about 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, Albuquerque police spokesman Robert Gibbs said. The death didn’t appear to be suspicious, he said.

  • LV Elite excels in Albuquerque...

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    With the schedule winding down, the Las Vegas Elite traveling youth baseball squad has posted another strong finish.

    Wins in two of their last three games — played after this story went to press — would give the team a top-three finish in the Albuquerque USSSA league.

    Late last spring, the team finished in fifth place, the best any team in northern New Mexico has done in the league.

    “This past weekend (May 18-20) we had two big games,” said Nicholas Marrujo of the Elite.

  • Dodger stars help Isotopes down...

    Logging three insurance runs in the eighth inning, then withstanding a three-run Oklahoma City rally in the top of the ninth, the Albuquerque Isotopes pulled out a second straight win over the RedHawks by an identical 11-9 score Monday at Isotopes Park.

    That made it a successful weekend  for rehabbing Los Angeles Dodger stars Matt Kemp and Juan Rivera, who played for Albuquerque both Sunday and Monday on their way back to the parent club in L.A.

    Albuquerque (30-22) got good contributions from both Kemp and Rivera as they won the Oklahoma City series 3-1.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 30...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, beginning 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    Softball
    • Men’s city league, 6, 7 p.m., city complex
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, 5:30, 7 p.m., Keyes Park
    Softball