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Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 30...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, beginning 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    Softball
    • Men’s city league, 6, 7 p.m., city complex
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, 5:30, 7 p.m., Keyes Park
    Softball

  • Danville national champ in triple

    PUEBLO, Colo. — Kearah Danville triumphed in the triple jump on Friday, winning the first outdoor national championship of the season for the New Mexico Highlands University women’s track and field team.

    The Cowgirls sealed five championship berths along with Danville’s national title during day two of competition at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Pueblo, Colo.

  • Tough out
  • Dodgers’ Kemp, Rivera join...

    In Isotopes Land, even consecutive losses to Fresno and Oklahoma City weren’t enough to extinguish the enthusiasm of fans and the organization over the pending arrival of two of Major League Baseball’s brightest stars.

    Matt Kemp and Juan Rivera of the L.A. Dodgers are slated to join Albuquerque for a pair of games Sunday and Monday as part of their rehabilitation assignments within the Dodger organization.

  • New Rough Rider
  • Heat rest before return to East...

    By Tim Reynolds
    AP Sports Writer

    MIAMI  — Dwyane Wade has been battling knee soreness. LeBron James was hobbling after a falling into a courtside cameraman. Chris Bosh remains sidelined indefinitely with an abdominal strain. Mike Miller looks to be in agony whenever he moves.

    An extra day of rest doesn’t sound like much, but it means plenty right now to the Miami Heat.

  • British soccer camps June 4-8

    Challenger Sports’ British Soccer Camps is making its annual return to the Las Vegas area with a weeklong camp June 4-8 at New Mexico Highlands University’s Perkins Stadium.

    The camps, which are being coordinated with the popular Las Vegas Youth Soccer League, is for soccer players age 3 to 9.

    Those who have not registered may do so via the challengersports.com Web site.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 28...

    SUNDAY
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at NCAA Division II Outdoor Nationals, Pueblo, Colo.

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, beginning 5:30 p.m., Keyes Park
    Softball
    • Men’s city league TO BE RESCHEDULED, TBA
    • Women’s city league TO BE RESCHEDULED, TBA
    • Las Vegas Little League, TBA, Keyes Park

  • Highlands’ Saenz: All-tourney...

    Las Vegas Optic and NMHU

    Luis Saenz, whose heroic effort against national power St. Cloud State was key in the New Mexico Highlands University baseball team’s extended postseason run, was honored as part of the All-Tournament Team for the NCAA Division II Central Regional.

    Saenz was the lone Cowboy named to the All-Tournament Team, helping NMHU (41-18) reach the regional semifinal — its deepest excursion into the national tournament ever.

  • Reflecting on a championship...

    Juliana Guerin captured the Class 1A-3A girls’ state singles tennis championship earlier this month, reclaiming the title she first won as an eighth-grader in 2010.

    The Robertson sophomore shared her thoughts with the Optic in a recent interview that follows in its entirety.

    In what ways have you developed as a player over the last couple years?

    One of my biggest weaknesses has always been my mental strength.  Almost all my losses have come from me beating myself without my opponents having to do much work.