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Today's Sports

  • Quintana 4th in state golf...

    West Las Vegas’ Joedy Quintana finished fourth in the state golf tournament for Class 1A-3A girls on Tuesday after making a strong surge on the second day of the event, held at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

    Quintana tied for fourth with a two-day total of 160. She was in eighth place at the end of the day Monday, having shot an 82. But she came back with a round of 78 — the fourth-best overall on Tuesday — to tie Mia Salome of Socorro for fourth place in the tourney.

  • Train Robbers make return

    They’re ba-aa-ack.

    Las Vegas Train Robbers opened their second season on the road this past week with a series at Alpine, Texas. And the team plays the first of a four-night set Sunday at Roswell.

    The Robbers are one of the younger teams in the Pecos League, a semiprofessional baseball organization that includes teams in New Mexico, southern Colorado, Texas and — new in 2014 — eastern Arizona.

  • Little League - May 16

    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little League games. All LVLL games are held at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Friday, May 16: Orioles vs. Cardinals, 4 p.m.; Mets vs. Reds, 6 p.m.; Yankees vs. Angels, 8 p.m.
    Monday, May 19: Angels vs. Mets, 4 p.m.; Cardinals vs. Yankees, 6 p.m.; Reds vs. Red Sox, 8 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Friday, May 16: Owlz vs. Bats, 6:15 p.m.; Rattlers vs. Rivercats, 7:45 p.m.
    Monday, May 19: Bats vs. Red Wings, 5:15 p.m.; Paw Sox vs. Rivercats, 7:45 p.m.

  • Go Fish - May 16

    Fishing report, May 13:
    Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, Pistol Petes and worms. We had no report on perch.
    Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 15 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using parachute adams, wooly buggers, worms and small mayfly nymphs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was fair using salmon eggs, Pistol Petes, spinners and black wooly buggers.

  • Youth Soccer - May 16

    The following are Las Vegas Youth Soccer League matches scheduled for this coming weekend, the last of the 2013-14 season.

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

    U8 DIVISION
    Matches start at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.
    France vs. Colombia, Field 1
    Norway vs. Switzerland, Field 2
    Portugal vs. Spain, Field 3

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 16...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • NCAA Division II South Central Regional: TBA, Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Alpine, 7 p.m., Alpine, Texas
    Softball
    • Class 2A state tournament TBA, UNM, Albuquerque
    • Class 3A state tournament TBA, Rio Rancho
    Track and field
    • Class 3A-5A state championships, 8 a.m., UNM, Albuquerque

  • State track field finalized

    Saturday’s District 2-3A meet was especially huge for several local athletes who made the cut for state by virtue of their high finishes this past weekend.

  • Little League - May 14

    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little League games. All LVLL games are held at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Wednesday, May 14: Yankees vs. Red Sox, 4 p.m.; Angels vs. Orioles, 6 p.m.; Cardinals vs. Mets, 8 p.m.
    Friday, May 16: Orioles vs. Cardinals, 4 p.m.; Mets vs. Reds, 6 p.m.; Yankees vs. Angels, 8 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Wednesday, May 14: Express vs. Red Wings, 6:15 p.m.; Sandgnats vs. Threshers, 7:45 p.m.

  • Cowboys to face Mavs in regional

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    Fingers were crossed really tight among Cowboy nation, but all the good thoughts paid off as the New Mexico Highlands baseball team (32-20) learned it will continue the 2014 season with a berth in the national playoffs.

    The Cowboys will again make the jog to Grand Junction, Colo., to take on fellow Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference foe Colorado Mesa in the first round of the NCAA Division II baseball tournament.

    Highlands and Colorado Mesa are the only RMAC teams to qualify for the NCAA tournament.

  • Pecos’ C de Baca top 4 in two...

    Cassandra C de Baca medaled in two of her three distance running events at this past weekend’s Class 1A-2A state track and field championships hosted by the University of New Mexico’s track and soccer complex in Albuquerque. The Pecos junior’s individual effort was a highlight of the weekend for Las Vegas-area schools.

    C de Baca placed third in the Class 2A girls’ 800-meter run with a time of 2:26.5, just five ticks behind winner Aubri Wrye of Estancia. And she took fourth in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 12:30.26.