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Today's Sports

  • Kryptonite triumphs in Taos

    With two wins on the road at Taos on Thursday,  the Las Vegas Kryptonite improved to 9-3 on the season. The team is coached by Shannon Aragon with assistants Nicholas Aragon and Art Mondragon.

     

  • Robbers, Fish trade wins

    Las Vegas combined for three crowd-pleasing home runs in two games but settled for a split Tuesday and Wednesday against the visiting White Sands Pupfish.

    Casey Dill’s Train Robbers are  battling the Trinidad Triggers for first place in the Pecos League North Division near the midway point of the season.

    Adam Kam rocked a solo home run with two outs in the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game, breaking a scoreless start by the home side.

  • Omaha wins duel of aces

    Albuquerque Isotope pitchers shackled the Omaha Storm Chasers for four hits and two walks Wednesday night — and still lost.

    Omaha pitchers Everett Teaford and Will Smith combined to hold the visiting Isotopes to seven hits Wednesday night in a 2-1 decision that snapped a seven-game Albuquerque winning streak.

    The seven-inning game was a makeup of an earlier cancellation due to bad weather and was played as the second of a doubleheader.

  • Sports racism alive, unwell

    In watching the movie “42” recently, it really caught my eye early that this was not a movie about Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson.

    This was a movie about a disease that has infected our society for hundreds of years. A disease that apparently has no cure. Oh, it has been treated, much like a person treats the common cold, for which, doctors say, there is no cure — only the knowledge it will be back.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 21...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Raton, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League tournaments: Majors final, Red Sox vs. Orioles, 8 p.m.; Minors final, Red Wings vs. Rivercats, 6 p.m.; Keyes Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League tournament final, Lady Longhorns-Lady Devils winner vs. Stars- Pink Sox winner, 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton, 6 p.m., Raton

    Sunday
    Baseball

  • Vegas Heat softball off to 3-1...

    The Las Vegas Heat, a 12-and-under travelling girls’ softball team, split two games with Santa Fe teams this week, losing to the Extreme 16-15 and beating the Untouchables 18-5. Last week, the Heat defeated two other Santa Fe rivals — the Storm 8-0 and the Stingers 14-4. The squad is 3-1 under head coach Paul Sandoval and assistants Abie Ulibarri and Roland Medrano.
     

  • Double duty
  • Bengals, Campbell to star in HBO...

    New Mexico Highlands University football fans looking to follow the career of former Cowboy star and NFL hopeful Jordan Campbell are in luck.

    The Cincinnati Bengals have been chosen as the subject for this year’s version of “Hard Knocks,” the HBO documentary that gives viewers an inside look at preseason training camp for a National Football League franchise.

  • Crespin fights again on June 28

    Arturo Crespin didn’t get much time to celebrate his latest professional boxing victory.

    Crespin, who stopped Charles Alderete on May 31, will return to the ring for a rematch with Jose Garcia on Friday, June 28, at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

    “El Toro” is 9-2-1 as a pro, having won four matches by knockout.

    Tickets, ranging from $25 to $45 to $80, are available locally from Carlos Crespin, Arturo’s father and head of Crespin Promotions. The elder Crespin may be contacted at 429-4068.

  • Topes hang on vs. Memphis

    The Albuquerque Isotopes led 3-0 through the first two innings and held on for a 4-3 decision Monday night against visiting Memphis.

    The victory brought a successful end to Albuquerque’s homestand. The Isotopes’ win streak reached five, and they’ve won seven of 10.

    Albuquerque is 39-32 as of Tuesday morning, a mere half-game out of first place in the Pacific Coast League American Southern Division. Round Rock (40-32) is in first.

    Memphis slipped to 35-37, still leading the PCL American Northern by one game over the Iowa Cubs (33-37).