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Today's Sports

  • Cowgirls fall in pod play

    In a reversal of fortune, the Highlands softball team found itself battling through a four-game slide over the weekend just days after having won its sixth consecutive game.

    On Saturday, Colorado-Colorado Springs dealt the Cowgirls a 13-4 defeat after holding them to five hits.

    Korey Kulpins (9-4) went six innings for the Mountain Lions and gave up just one earned run. That offset a good game by Highlands’ Dominique Padilla, who went 3 for 3 at the plate with two runs batted in.

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  • Cowboys secure series vs. Regis

    Morgan McCasland, E.J. Stanton and Joe Cervantes all hit home runs for New Mexico Highlands in Saturday’s early game with Regis.

    The long bombs paid off and allowed the Cowboys to keep a lead in the face of Ty Overboe’s three-run homer for Regis in the final inning.

    Highlands held on for a 6-4 win and then went on to beat the visiting Rangers in the nightcap. The Cowboys’ third straight win over Regis left them hunting a series sweep on Sunday afternoon, after this issue went to press.

  • UConn, Kentucky to vie for NCAA...

    The Associated Press

    ARLINGTON, Texas  — Shabazz Napier looked up toward the Connecticut fans in the crowd at AT&T Stadium and held up one finger.

    The Huskies had just beaten overall No. 1 seed Florida 63-53 on Saturday in the Final Four. But Napier’s gesture had another meaning.

    “One more to go,” the first-team All-American said.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 7...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Robertson JV vs. Pojoaque (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    • West Las Vegas JV at Santa Rosa (DH), 4 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at McCurdy, 4 p.m., Española
    • Las Vegas Little League (see schedule)
    Softball
    * Robertson JV at. Pojoaque (DH), 3 p.m., Jacona
    • Las Vegas Little League (see schedule)

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    •  West Las Vegas at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton
    • Las Vegas Little League (see schedule)

  • Softball tourney April 26

    The Abe Montoya Recreation center is hosting a co-ed softball tournament on Saturday, April 26, at Rodriguez Park’s softball complex. Pool play will start at 8 a.m., to be followed by a single-elimination tourney. The deadline to register will be 8 p.m. April 23 at the Rec. Entry fee is $100 per team, and each team is allowed up to 14 players. Ages allowed are 16 and older. Those with questions are advised to contact Kim Baros, 426-3191 (office) or 470-3347 (cell, call or text).

  • Robertson stumps Pojoaque

    It wasn’t Robertson’s finest offensive exhibition, but the Cardinals scored a solid victory nonetheless in their district opener Tuesday against Pojoaque Valley.

    The Redbirds (9-4) won a pitchers’ duel by a 4-1 count amid windy conditions at dusty Whorton Field.

    “We didn’t hit the ball particularly well,” said RHS head coach Kenneth Sandoval.

    “The dust and wind affected us, but I won’t put it all on that.”

  • Benefit run honors late Pecos...

    Area residents are invited to take part in the fourth annual Amanda Lynne Byrne Memorial Run and Walk set for 8 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Pecos High School.

    The event, which benefits a scholarship fund for Pecos High School seniors, is held in tribute to Byrne, a Rowe native killed in a January 2011 accident.

    A 10-kilometer run, a 5K run, a 5K walk and a quarter-mile kids’ run will all be open to competitors. Entry fee is $20 for the adult events.

    “This is a good way to honor Amanda,” said Pecos cross country coach Victor Ortiz.

  • LV fitness winners announced

    Area resident Debbie Martinez is not only in better shape in time for the summer, she’s also the grand champion of the City of Las Vegas’ recent 2014 Fitness Challenge.

    Martinez led all competitors in the Challenge, which measured weight loss from Feb. 2 through March 14, according to a news release from the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

  • Final Four teams have history in...

    The Associated Press

    The invitation to this year’s Final Four seemed to have specific rules: No upstarts or Cinderellas. Big boys only.

    Yes, we’re well aware that Kentucky was a No. 8 seed and UConn was a 7. But c’mon. These are two power programs with storied histories, each with a championship under their belt within the past four seasons.

    Following a string of NCAA tournaments with mid-major party crashers, the Final Four is going back to the big time with Florida and Wisconsin joining the Wildcats and Huskies in North Texas.

  • Youth Soccer - April 4

    The following are this coming weekend’s scheduled Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches:

    U6 DIVISION
    All U6 matches are played at 8:45 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Peru vs. Chile, Field 1
    Russia vs. Mexico, Field 2
    USA vs. Italy, Field 3
    Croatia vs. Greece, Field 4

    U8 DIVISION
    All U8 matches are played at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    Spain vs. Belgium, Field 1
    Switzerland vs. Portugal, Field 2
    Colombia vs. Germany, Field 3