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Today's Sports

  • Little League - June 3, 2011

    The following are scores reported to the Optic by local Little Leagues as of press time.

    TUESDAY, May 31
    La Plaza Majors: Marlins 3, Rockies 1
    La Plaza Minors: Phillies 9, Cubs 3
    LVLL Minors: Red Sox-Cubs, Mariners-D-backs, Dodgers-Rockies, Padres-Cardinals, no reports

    WEDNESDAY, June 1
    La Plaza Majors: Red Sox 7, Angels 6

  • Free fishing day Saturday in NM

    Summer vacation season is officially upon us, and what better way to celebrate than a day of free fishing at any of New Mexico’s public waters?

    Saturday, June 4, is Free Fishing Day in New Mexico, a special day when the State Game Commission grants anglers of all ages, residents and nonresidents, a day of free fishing in public waters statewide. No license, stamps or special permits are needed, although bag limits and all other fishing rules apply.

  • Go Fish - June 3, 2011

    Editor’s note: Attention anglers: Saturday, June 4, is Free Fishing Day in New Mexico, a special day when anglers of all ages — resident and nonresident — do not need a license to fish in public waters statewide. All other regulations apply. Also look for free children’s fishing clinics at various waters. For more information, please visit wildlife.state.nm.us.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports June 3,...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park

  • FYI - Sports

    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League will hold its annual board meeting with elections for leaders at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at the NMHU Student Center Senate Chambers.

  • Lobos to open at Sundevils

    It’s probably a good thing the University of New Mexico baseball team has had plenty of experience playing underdog this season (and postseason).

    The Lobos on Sunday morning learned they will open the NCAA tournament with a trip to Tempe, Ariz., and the host Arizona State Sundevils — No. 1 seed in the region — will be their first opponent.

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  • South Dakota school joining RMAC

    By Sarah Meier
    Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — After an extensive review of potential members, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Presidents Council voted on Thursday to add Black Hills State University (S.D.) to the conference in 2012-13, announced Jim Fries of New Mexico Highlands University, chairman of the RMAC Presidents Council.

  • NBA Finals: Dirk vs. LeBron may...

    By Tim Reynolds
    AP Sports Writer

    MIAMI — It’s the matchup that basketball fans might really want to see.
    Not Heat vs. Mavericks. LeBron vs. Dirk.

    There’s a chance at some point in the NBA finals, which began Tuesday with Dallas visiting Miami, that Heat forward LeBron James may find himself guarding Mavs star Dirk Nowitzki.

    If it happens, James said he will accept the challenge.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports June 1,...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park