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Today's Sports

  • Two HU rodeo athletes in top 10

    Sammi Lane’s time of 14.65 seconds in the short go-round was enough to place ninth in barrel racing in the College National Finals Rodeo over the weekend in Casper, Wyo.

    Lane represented New Mexico Highlands University’s women’s rodeo team in the barrel racing competition.

    Along with Dirk Tavenner’s seventh-place outcome in steer wrestling, Highlands athletes secured two top 10 finishes in the national rodeo finals.

  • Big splash for triathlon return

    With more than 100 hearty souls braving a 0.9-mile swim, 24-mile bike ride and 6.2-mile run, the Storrie Lake Triathlon roared back to life on Sunday.

  • La Plaza finals: A’s and Cubs...

    One of La Plaza Little League’s two tournament finals on Saturday served up competitive drama for the Rodriguez Park crowd, keeping fans guessing to the very end.

    The other? Not so much.

    In La Plaza’s Minors Division, the Cubs held on for a 6-5 decision against a Phillies squad that rallied back from 3-0 and 6-1 deficits before falling short.

    Then in the Majors final, the Athletics completed an unbeaten season with more dominance, this time a 21-0 romp against the Red Sox.

    CUBS 6, PHILLIES 5

  • Looking Ahead - Sports June 22,...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League games, TBA, city complex

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 6 p.m., Keyes Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League games, TBA, city complex

  • FYI - Sports

    Ladies, summer is here so get in the swing with a fun and informative golf clinic.

  • Romero rallies, nets medal

    Dave Romero III didn’t allow a 5-1 deficit — or a recorded on-court temperature of 115 degrees — to melt him during the Southwest Regional tennis tournament, held recently in Tucson, Ariz.

    Romero rallied with four straight wins and then prevailed in a 7-5 tiebreaker score to upset his division’s No. 3 seed, Adam Knox of Arizona.

  • Little League - June 20, 2011

    The following are highlights of recent local Little League action, including scores reported to the Optic as of press time. League representatives are encouraged to report scores and statistics to the newspaper.

    JUNE SCORES

    La Plaza 9-10 girls 7, Santa Fe Metro 0; Pojoaque 21, La Plaza 9-10 girls 16; La Plaza 9-10 girls 16, Pojoaque 1

    FRIDAY, JUNE 3
    La Plaza Majors: Cubs 12, Marlins 9
    La Plaza Minors: Giants 7, Red Sox 6
    LVLL Majors: Red Sox 10, Cardinals 4; Mets 25, Cubs 4

  • Looking Ahead - Sports June 20,...

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 6 p.m., Keyes Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League games, TBA, city complex

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult League games, TBA, city complex

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball

  • FYI - Sports

    Ladies, summer is here so get in the swing with a fun and informative golf clinic.

  • NMAA chief Tripp to leave post

    Gary Tripp, a Las Vegas native, has announced he is stepping down from his position as executive director of the New Mexico Activities Association, the organization that governs sports and a number of other extracurricular activities in high schools across the state.

    Tripp, who succeeded Dan Salzwedel in March 2004, said his planned departure is effective at the conclusion of the 2011-12 school year.