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Today's Sports

  • Hits and misses - Youth sluggers...

    A roundup of results and highlights from Las Vegas youth baseball and softball teams’ runs in recent tournaments:

    Las Vegas Little League 10-11 All-Stars lost Tuesday night to Altamont, 12-10, in Clovis.
    The Vegas boys finished fourth in the state bracket with a 2-2 record.
    The team had one of the highlights of the tournament the previous evening, going extra innings to defeat Albuquerque Westgate 9-8. Vegas’ previous win came in the first round, a 15-5 triumph over Española Valley.

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  • Robbers lose finale

    Kevin Camacho scattered nine hits and four runs —none earned — over nine innings Wednesday night, leading the Santa Fe Fuego to an 11-4 verdict against the Las Vegas Train Robbers in the regular-season finale at Fort Marcy Park.

    The Fuego (36-31) was looking to keep its playoff hopes alive and did its part, sweeping the Train Robbers. Santa Fe won 6-5 Tuesday at Rodriguez Park.

  • LAS VEGAS TRAIN ROBBERS PLAYER...

    MICHAEL BRADFORD PENA ... No. 3 ... Third base
    Birthdate: April 11, 1989
    Hometown: Fall River Mills, Calif.
    Favorite MLB team: Oakland Athletics
    Favorite MLB player: Terrance Long
    Favorite baseball movie: “Moneyball”
    Favorite other sport: Women’s beach volleyball
    Funniest Train Robbers teammate: Ted LeMasters
    Biggest influence: “The Lord above, Jesus Christ”
    Favorite 1980s song: “Your Love,” The Outfield
    Favorite 2000s song: “Sandstorm,” Darude

  • Go Fish - July 26, 2013

    FISHING REPORT, July 23  
    Charette Lakes: Due to low water levels only small boats are being launched here. Trout fishing was fair using Power Bait, worms and Pistol Petes.
    Cimarron River: Water flow near Cimarron on Monday was 10 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using brassies, yellow sallies, salmon eggs and worms. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow to fair using salmon eggs and Power Bait.   

  • Speed is focus of camp at NMHU

    New Mexico Highlands University’s women’s track and field program will host the NMHU Speed Camp beginning 8:30 a.m. Monday at the NMHU track at Perkins Stadium.

    The Camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday.

    “All ages and abilities are welcome,” said NMHU head coach Bob DeVries. “Learn how to run and react faster for any sport.

  • Youth soccer sign-up ongoing

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is conducting in-person and online registration for the fall 2013 season. Registration deadline is Saturday, Aug. 10.
    After the deadline, players who register may be placed on a waiting list.
    The league is open to young soccer players age 4 through 14 and includes multiple age divisions.
    Cost is $51.40 per child and includes jersey, shorts and player fees. Players are also required to provide their own shinguards and cleats.
    Online registration is available via the league website, www.lasvegasyouthsoccer.org.

  • ‘Topes to don pink

    Albuquerque Isotopes

    The Albuquerque Isotopes will hold their first Breast Cancer Awareness homestand in the club’s history starting this Friday.

    In support of the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign, the Isotopes will wear special pink jerseys each game of the series. Fans are encouraged to join their Isotopes in wearing pink to the games as well to support the cause.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 26...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Pecos League playoffs: Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Santa Fe Fuego or Trinidad Triggers, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Pecos League playoffs: Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Santa Fe Fuego or Trinidad Triggers (if necessary), 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    Sunday
    No local games scheduled

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Pecos League playoffs: TBA
    Softball

  • Robbers to host playoff games

    Dillon Usiak’s three-RBI home run in the first inning provided all the offense the Las Vegas Train Robbers would need for an 8-1 win over Raton on Sunday at Rodriguez Park.

    Randy Wells, who’d gotten on with a one-out double, and Adam Kam, who was hit by a pitch, were on board when Chris Wilson singled to drive in the game’s first run.

    Then came Usiak, who was ahead 3-1 in the count when he drilled a shot that would hold up as the game-winner.

  • A Star is born - Endemann...

    When his days playing football for New Mexico Highlands came to a close, Andy Endemann had no intention of hanging up his cleats.

    The hulking (6-3, 305 lbs.) but good-natured Endemann stayed active, signing up to play rugby locally with the Vatos, a club that has over the years represented a way for many NMHU athletes to continue competitive sport beyond their years of intercollegiate eligibility.