Today's Sports

  • Bleil golf tourney coming to...

    The second annual Fred Bleil Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament is scheduled to tee off 8 o’clock Saturday morning at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    The tournament pays tribute to the former New Mexico Highlands U≠niversity football coach while also raising funds for an endowment fund in Bleil’s name. The endowment benefits the Fred Bleil Scholarship for NMHU student-athletes.

    Bleil, who led the Cowboys to the 1981 RMAC title, died in September 2011 after a distinguished career.

  • Swim classes at HU

    New Mexico Highlands University is offering swim lessons for the community — ages 4 and up — this summer.

    The next wave of classes will start July 1 and will run at 10 and 11 a.m. Mondays through Wednesdays (first week) and Mondays through Fridays (second week) for a total of eight sessions each class. Cost is $30 for the eight lessons, payable at the NMHU Natatorium just west of Perkins Stadium and the football fieldhouse.

    Registration for the upcoming wave of classes begins on Thursday. Call 454-3073 for details.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 26...

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Alpine, 7 p.m., Alpine, Texas
    • Las Vegas Summer League games; men’s division: Tecolote vs. Vegas Boyz, 6 p.m., Hackers vs. Blaze, 7:15 p.m.; city softball complex

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Alpine, 4 p.m., Alpine, Texas

  • Orioles flying high

    In the final Little League game to be played in the Meadow City in 2013, the Red Sox almost conjured enough magic for another championship, but it was ultimately the Orioles’ turn to soar.

    Capping a day of competitive, entertaining finals in the Las Vegas Little League, the Orioles held on to edge the Sox 16-15 in front of a few hundred fans Friday night at Keyes Park.

  • Baseball contest just for...

    Nearly two dozen local youngsters took part in a weeklong competition testing their baseball skills and putting them on display.

    The Las Vegas Recreation Department, in conjunction with the local Chamber of Commerce and the Las Vegas Train Robbers, sponsored the Hit, Run and Throw contest for boys and girls age 9-12. The contest opened with a qualifying round June 15 at Keyes Park and progressed through two subsequent rounds and finals, all during Train Robbers games at Rodriguez Park. The finals were set for Sunday after this issue went to press.

  • Heat is on: Miami wins in seven

    By Tim Reynolds
    AP Basketball Writer

  • Kemp begins rehab stint with...

    Tagged with their second straight loss Friday — after seven consecutive wins — the Albuquerque Isotopes nonetheless are feeling all right.
    Albuquerque, which fell 7-6 in the series finale at Omaha, has the services of Matt Kemp in time for its home series vs. Memphis.
    Kemp is in the Duke City as part of a rehab assignment. The Dodgers’ two-time Gold Glove winner, All-Star and Silver Slugger is battling back from a strained hamstring. He’s hitting .251 in the majors this season, with two home runs and 17 runs batted in over 51 games.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 24...

    • Las Vegas Summer League games; men’s division: Blaze vs. Brew Crew, 7:15 p.m., Yo Momma vs. Havoc, 8:30 p.m.; women’s division: Lady Warriors vs. Budweiser, 6 p.m.; city softball complex

  • Kryptonite triumphs in Taos

    With two wins on the road at Taos on Thursday,  the Las Vegas Kryptonite improved to 9-3 on the season. The team is coached by Shannon Aragon with assistants Nicholas Aragon and Art Mondragon.


  • Robbers, Fish trade wins

    Las Vegas combined for three crowd-pleasing home runs in two games but settled for a split Tuesday and Wednesday against the visiting White Sands Pupfish.

    Casey Dill’s Train Robbers are  battling the Trinidad Triggers for first place in the Pecos League North Division near the midway point of the season.

    Adam Kam rocked a solo home run with two outs in the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game, breaking a scoreless start by the home side.