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Today's Sports

  • A Star is born - Endemann...

    When his days playing football for New Mexico Highlands came to a close, Andy Endemann had no intention of hanging up his cleats.

    The hulking (6-3, 305 lbs.) but good-natured Endemann stayed active, signing up to play rugby locally with the Vatos, a club that has over the years represented a way for many NMHU athletes to continue competitive sport beyond their years of intercollegiate eligibility.

  • LAS VEGAS TRAIN ROBBERS PLAYER...

    KAGEN HOPKINS ... No. 37 ... Pitcher
    Birthdate: June 17, 1991
    Hometown: Vacaville, Calif.
    Achievement: Started in D-II College World Series
    Academic degree: B.A. in psychology
    Favorite MLB team: Atlanta Braves
    Favorite MLB player: Greg Maddux
    Favorite baseball movie: “The Sandlot”
    Funniest Train Robbers teammate: Eddie Medina
    Favorite music artist: Dave Matthews Band
    Favorite TV show: “Game of Thrones”
    Favorite book: “American Assassin,” by Vince Flynn

  • LAS VEGAS TRAIN ROBBERS PLAYER...

    RANDY WELLS ... No. 5 ... Second base
    Birthdate: Dec. 29, 1987
    Hometown: Pittsburg, Calif.
    Notable achievement: Pecos League single-season hits record, 2012
    Academic degree: B.S., business, management
    Baseball hero: Derek Jeter, Joe DiMaggio
    Favorite baseball movie: “Bull Durham”
    Funniest Train Robbers teammate: Sushi (Hebisawa)
    Who would play you in a movie? Jeremy Renner
    Who would play Casey Dill? Matt Damon
    Hidden talent: Piano
    Favorite music artist: Jason Aldean

  • LAS VEGAS TRAIN ROBBERS PLAYER...

    ADAM KAM ... No. 25 ... First base
    Birthdate: July 31, 1991
    Hometown: Coral Springs, Fla.
    Baseball hero: Chuck Fontana
    Favorite MLB team: Yankees
    Favorite baseball movie: “Major League”
    Favorite Pecos League away city: Santa Fe
    Funniest Train Robbers teammate: Eddie Medina
    Favorite thing about Vegas: Road games, Allsup’s, Dick’s
    Who would play you in a movie? Leonardo DiCaprio
    Who would play Casey Dill? Joe Pesci

  • LAS VEGAS TRAIN ROBBERS PLAYER...

    RYAN LAUER ... No. 15 ... Catcher
    Birthdate: Sept. 21, 1987
    Hometown: Chico, Calif.
    Baseball hero: “My dad”
    Favorite MLB team: San Francisco Giants
    Favorite non-baseball athlete: Hope Solo
    Funniest Train Robbers teammate: Randy Wells
    Achievement: Hit two home runs on mom’s birthday
    Favorite song, 1970s: “Rock N Roll,” Led Zeppelin
    Favorite song, 1990s: “I Believe I Can Fly,” R Kelly
    Favorite TV show: “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”

  • Sounds silence ‘Topes

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    NASHVILLE — Khris Davis’ three-run home run in the seventh inning gave the Nashville Sounds a lead they would not relinquish in a 6-5 triumph over the Albuquerque Isotopes on Monday night at Herschel Greer Stadium.

    The Isotopes (57-46) have lost four of five games since the all-star break. They fell out of first place for the first time since July 7 as they’re now one game behind Round Rock in the PCL’s American Southern division.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 24...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Santa Fe
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Havoc vs. Brew Crew, 6 p.m., Blaze vs. Yo Momma, 7:15 p.m., Brew Crew vs. Vegas Boyz (makeup game), 8:30 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Pecos League playoffs: Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe or Trinidad, Colo., TBA
    Softball

  • Robbers reign in North

    Around 8 o’clock Friday night, rain soaked the Las Vegas Train Robbers and their guests.

    Around 9 o’clock, it was celebratory champagne that rained down.

    The first-year Pecos League baseball team came one step closer to realizing its season-long dream, outlasting Raton 8-6 at Rodriguez Park to clinch first place in the North Division.

    Adam Kam and Will Walsh connected on three hits apiece, and Dillon Usiak tallied a team-high three runs batted in.

  • Firing ‘em up in Farmington

    Las Vegas Kryptonite is back in the American Amateur Baseball Congress Sandy Koufax South Plains Regional Tournament, and this year, it was just a five-hour drive away.

    The tourney is in Farmington.

    The Kryptonite kicked off its participation early, with Brian Gonzales demonstrating his power hitting by winning the event’s home run derby. Gonzales won the derby by hitting eight home runs in the first round and then seven more to take the title in the finals.  

  • Crespin falls via TKO

    Arturo Crespin’s hard-fought battle with Christopher Pearson came to a close after Crespin sustained a deep gash over his right eye in the fifth round Friday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

    The ring official stopped the bout, keeping Pearson’s undefeated record intact.

    Afterward, Crespin remained upbeat. In a post to his Facebook page, “El Toro” wrote: “Hurt him a few times. Was a good fight overall. Thank you all for the love and support. I love you guys. I’ll be back in time. Thanks again.”