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  • Youth racquetball camp slated...

    The City of Las Vegas recreation department is sponsoring a junior racquetball camp for youngsters ages 8-15 on June 4 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

    Cost for the camp is $15. Registration forms are available at the rec center and are due by Friday, May 27.

    “We are pleased to have Ron Maestas as the head instructor for the camp. Mr. Maestas is a four-time national racquetball champion and a retired NMHU instructor,” said Misty Ward, coordinator. “Come join the fun and learn the game!”

  • Go Fish - May 6, 2011

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and The Fish Phone, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports May 6,...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Christian (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    • State high school tournaments begin, teams, sites and times TBA
    • 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
    Tennis

  • FYI - Sports

    City of Las Vegas presents Spring Road Running: Spring Running is a fun program designed to teach the basics of running. Recreation staff will provide instruction which includes stretching exercises, running techniques, running games, timed races and cool down techniques. This five-week program will let you kick up your heels and shake off the winter cobwebs. Participants will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. through May 26 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

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  • Lady Card golfers rule district

    Jayme Quintana torched the Tucumcari Golf Course with an individual score of 79 on Monday, capturing an individual district championship and leading the Robertson Lady Cardinals to a girls’ team title.

    As a squad, Robertson’s top four girls combined for a 348, well within the 414 needed to make the cut for state.

    State championship is Monday and Tuesday at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

    “We played well,” said RHS head golf coach Gene Gurule. “We had a lot of wind in Tucumcari, but we did okay.”

  • State tennis tournament ahead

    The reward for a girls’ season that was every bit as good as expected and a boys’ campaign that surprised a few fans? Several high seeds in the state tennis tournaments for Robertson and head coach Juan Carlos Fulgenzi.

    The tourneys begin Wednesday in Albuquerque, and because of how Sunday’s seeding materialized, Robertson has a chance to place multiple finalists in boys’ and girls’ singles and girls’ doubles.

  • Cards, Dons, Panthers make cut

    Three area baseball teams are headed to the state tournament, which begins this week.
    In Class 3A baseball, Robertson and West Las Vegas will join District 2-3A champion Raton in the state tournament, which begins this weekend at campus sites of the top eight seeds.

    One of that top eight, Robertson, is the No. 8 seed and will host No. 9 Socorro in a best-of-three series this weekend at Memorial Middle School’s Whorton Field. The Warriors are 13-13 overall.

  • Cowboys get one at UNK

    Submitted to the Optic

    KEARNEY, Neb. — Junior lefty Edgar Vela threw a strong six and two-thirds innings and the New Mexico Highlands baseball team had 16 hits to salvage the last game of this past weekend’s series with Nebraska-Kearney, 7-1, Sunday afternoon at Memorial Field.

    With the win, the Cowboys improve to 20-24 (14-21 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) while the Lopers (30-13, 25-9 RMAC) see a four-game win streak come to an end.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports May 4,...

    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

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado Christian (DH), noon, Brandt Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park

  • RHS tennis dominates district

    Just about the only thing standing in the way of district tennis championships for Robertson High this past weekend? Robertson itself.

    Robertson nearly monopolized the individual district finals on Friday in Taos, placing both finalists in boys’ singles, girls’ singles and girls’ doubles.

    Then on Saturday, the Cardinals and Lady Cardinals swept to team championships, looking to garner high seeds in this week’s state tournament, which begins Thursday in Albuquerque.

    Seniors held court in the singles matches.