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Today's Sports

  • Phelps, Lochte put on a show

    The Associated Press

    OMAHA, Neb.  — If this week in America’s heartland is any indication, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are going to put on quite a show in London.
    The world’s greatest swimmers produced their most stirring duel yet at the U.S. Olympic trials Saturday night, going stroke for stroke in the 200-meter individual medley, never more than a few inches apart.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 4...

    THURSDAY
    Softball
    • Women’s city league: Warriors vs. Vida Encantada Cougars, 6 p.m., Scrubs vs. Rowdy Rascals, 7 p.m., city complex

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 9-10: Las Vegas vs. Springer, noon; Taos vs. Clayton, 2 p.m.; La Plaza vs. Mora, 4 p.m., Raton Little League complex

  • Fast & furious - All-star...

    Winning rave reviews for its inventive skills competitions, spiffy venue and the hospitality already known from other all-star competitions, the Las Vegas-based Class 1A-3A North-South baseball fest made a successful debut over the weekend.

    In the main event of the three-day all-star event, the South won a decisive game three Saturday afternoon by a slim 6-5 count to take the series two games to one.

  • Isotopes’ division lead stays...

    Consecutive road losses at Memphis and Omaha have kept Albuquerque from padding its newly won lead atop the PCL American Southern Division.

    The Isotopes, who lost 9-5 at Memphis on Friday and 8-7 in a series opener at Omaha on Saturday, slipped to 47-36 to begin the week. Oklahoma City, whom the 'Topes recently passed to take the top spot in the division, is just a half game back at 46-36.

  • Kryptonite back with a vengeance

    Submitted to the Optic

    The 2012 version of the Las Vegas Kryptonite has quietly earned a 14-3-1 record to this point.  

    The Kryptonite has already punched a ticket to the South Plains Regional Tournament that will be held July 11-15 in Farmington. This is the second time that the Las Vegas Kryptonite has represented Las Vegas and New Mexico at the regional tournament with student-athletes from West Las Vegas and Robertson.  

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 2...

    MONDAY
    Softball
    • Men’s city league: Yo Momma vs. 24-7, 6 p.m., Big Joe’s Cartel vs. Alta Vista Balls Deep, 7 p.m., city complex
    • Women’s city league: Vida Encantada Cougars vs. Rowdy Rascals, 6 p.m., Budweiser-Dick’s-Night Owl vs. Scrubs, 7 p.m., city complex

    TUESDAY
    Softball
    • Men’s city league: V Town Sluggers vs. Tecolote, 6 p.m., Hackers vs. V Town Sluggers, 7 p.m., city complex

    THURSDAY

  • Triathletes brave Storrie Lake

    Highlights of the 2012 Storrie Lake Triathlon, held this past weekend at Las Vegas' Storrie Lake State Park:

    OLYMPIC DIVISION
    1. Randy Arriola, 28, 2:02:01
    2. Richard Sena, 38, 2:09:59
    3. Clay Moseley, 42, 2:10:15
    4. Scott Kimbrell, 27, 2:12:17
    5. Brandon Wells, 32, 2:13:54
    6. Chris Werth, 29, 2:14:58
    7. Justin Newcomer, 32, 2:16:56
    8. Marty Moriarty, 39, 2:18:26
    9. Justin Drummond, 42, 2:18:37
    10. Nathaniel Kiser, 42, 2:18:40
    11. Tom Fraser, age unknown, 2:19:00

  • Back-to-back Champs!
  • Mora, WLV, Hobbs prevail

    Two of the three tournament champions from the recent Cowgirl Basketball Camp for prep teams hail from the Las Vegas area.

    NMHU head women’s coach Tiffany Darling said the camp featured 200 games in three days at several venues in town.

    Mora’s Rangerettes took first in the small-school varsity category. West Las Vegas Lady Dons won the JV division. Hobbs Lady Eagles won the large-school varsity competition.

  • North-South baseball in town

    The Class 1A-3A North-South All-Star baseball games are in town this weekend, bringing many of the state’s premier prep sluggers and hurlers from the Class of 2012 to the Meadow City.

    Game one ceremonies begin at 4 p.m. Friday at Brandt Park, home of the nationally ranked New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys. The best-of-three series continues with a doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday.