Today's Sports

  • Crash landing in Roswell

    For the second time in the Pecos League’s three-year history as an independent professional baseball outfit, the Roswell Invaders are champions.

    The host Invaders completed a two-game sweep of the Las Vegas Train Robbers with a 12-6 win Monday night in Roswell.

    It was a bittersweet conclusion for the first-year Las Vegas club and manager Casey Dill. Dill has coached teams to a runner-up finish in the finals for two straight seasons now, having done so in the summer of 2012 with the now-defunct Las Cruces Vaqueros.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 31...

    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Havoc vs. Blaze, 6 p.m., Vegas Boyz vs. Yo Momma, 7:15 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Vegas Boyz vs. Blaze, 6 p.m., Balls Deep vs. Havoc, 7:15 p.m.; women’s division games, Bud vs. Scrubs, 6 p.m., Bud vs. Lady Hackers, 7:15 p.m., Scrubs vs. Lady Jags (makeup game), 8:30 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

  • On to the finals! Train Robbers...

    Despite their relative lack of experience playing as a unit, the Las Vegas Train Robbers are headed to the Pecos League championship series.

    Las Vegas swept the Trinidad Triggers in a Saturday doubleheader held at New Mexico Highlands’ Brandt Park instead of their usual home field Rodriguez Park, which had been drenched by rainfall the previous two nights.

  • Isotopes take two from New...

    The Albuquerque Isotopes didn’t let a little cloudburst and hurricane-like conditions rain on their parade.
    The ‘Topes swept an impromptu Saturday doubleheader against visiting New Orleans by scores of 8-5 and 5-4. The first game was a continuation from Friday, forced after violent winds near 90 mph and sheets of rain blasted Isotopes Park and other parts of the Duke City.

  • RHS youth soccer camp Aug. 6-8

    Submitted to the Optic
    The Robertson High School Lady Cardinals will be conducting their annual youth soccer camp on Aug. 6-8.
    The camp will be for kids ages 4-12. Cost will be $30 for campers who attend from 8 a.m. to noon, or $20 for those campers who stay from 8 to 10 a.m. (recommended for ages 4-5). The camp will be held at the Robertson soccer field off Mills Avenue. Registration will take place right before the first session, beginning at 7:45 a.m. on Aug. 6.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 29...

    • Pecos League playoffs: TBA
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Hackers vs. Tecolote, 7:15 p.m., Brew Crew vs. Balls Deep, 8:30 p.m.; women’s division game, Lady Hackers vs. Bud, 6 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

    • Pecos League playoffs: TBA

  • Hits and misses - Youth sluggers...

    A roundup of results and highlights from Las Vegas youth baseball and softball teams’ runs in recent tournaments:

    Las Vegas Little League 10-11 All-Stars lost Tuesday night to Altamont, 12-10, in Clovis.
    The Vegas boys finished fourth in the state bracket with a 2-2 record.
    The team had one of the highlights of the tournament the previous evening, going extra innings to defeat Albuquerque Westgate 9-8. Vegas’ previous win came in the first round, a 15-5 triumph over Española Valley.

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  • Robbers lose finale

    Kevin Camacho scattered nine hits and four runs —none earned — over nine innings Wednesday night, leading the Santa Fe Fuego to an 11-4 verdict against the Las Vegas Train Robbers in the regular-season finale at Fort Marcy Park.

    The Fuego (36-31) was looking to keep its playoff hopes alive and did its part, sweeping the Train Robbers. Santa Fe won 6-5 Tuesday at Rodriguez Park.


    MICHAEL BRADFORD PENA ... No. 3 ... Third base
    Birthdate: April 11, 1989
    Hometown: Fall River Mills, Calif.
    Favorite MLB team: Oakland Athletics
    Favorite MLB player: Terrance Long
    Favorite baseball movie: “Moneyball”
    Favorite other sport: Women’s beach volleyball
    Funniest Train Robbers teammate: Ted LeMasters
    Biggest influence: “The Lord above, Jesus Christ”
    Favorite 1980s song: “Your Love,” The Outfield
    Favorite 2000s song: “Sandstorm,” Darude

  • Go Fish - July 26, 2013

    FISHING REPORT, July 23  
    Charette Lakes: Due to low water levels only small boats are being launched here. Trout fishing was fair using Power Bait, worms and Pistol Petes.
    Cimarron River: Water flow near Cimarron on Monday was 10 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using brassies, yellow sallies, salmon eggs and worms. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow to fair using salmon eggs and Power Bait.