Today's Sports

  • Speed is focus of camp at NMHU

    New Mexico Highlands University’s women’s track and field program will host the NMHU Speed Camp beginning 8:30 a.m. Monday at the NMHU track at Perkins Stadium.

    The Camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday.

    “All ages and abilities are welcome,” said NMHU head coach Bob DeVries. “Learn how to run and react faster for any sport.

  • Youth soccer sign-up ongoing

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is conducting in-person and online registration for the fall 2013 season. Registration deadline is Saturday, Aug. 10.
    After the deadline, players who register may be placed on a waiting list.
    The league is open to young soccer players age 4 through 14 and includes multiple age divisions.
    Cost is $51.40 per child and includes jersey, shorts and player fees. Players are also required to provide their own shinguards and cleats.
    Online registration is available via the league website, www.lasvegasyouthsoccer.org.

  • ‘Topes to don pink

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    The Albuquerque Isotopes will hold their first Breast Cancer Awareness homestand in the club’s history starting this Friday.

    In support of the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, the Isotopes will wear special pink jerseys each game of the series. Fans are encouraged to join their Isotopes in wearing pink to the games as well to support the cause.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 26...

    • Pecos League playoffs: Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Santa Fe Fuego or Trinidad Triggers, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    • Pecos League playoffs: Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Santa Fe Fuego or Trinidad Triggers (if necessary), 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    No local games scheduled

    • Pecos League playoffs: TBA

  • Robbers to host playoff games

    Dillon Usiak’s three-RBI home run in the first inning provided all the offense the Las Vegas Train Robbers would need for an 8-1 win over Raton on Sunday at Rodriguez Park.

    Randy Wells, who’d gotten on with a one-out double, and Adam Kam, who was hit by a pitch, were on board when Chris Wilson singled to drive in the game’s first run.

    Then came Usiak, who was ahead 3-1 in the count when he drilled a shot that would hold up as the game-winner.

  • 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.


    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


    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


    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


    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”