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Today's Sports

  • Mavs rally for OT win

    By Jeff Latzke
    AP Sports Writer

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Trailing by 15 points with only 5 minutes to play in one of the NBA’s rowdiest arenas, the Dallas Mavericks were just wishing and hoping for the best.

    Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd delivered, and the Mavs suddenly find themselves only one win away from the NBA finals.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports May 25,...

    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

  • Little League - May 25, 2011

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

    WEDNESDAY, May 18
    La Plaza Majors: Rockies 13, Marlins 11
    La Plaza Minors: Dodgers 5, Giants 2
    Juniors baseball: La Plaza A 38, Mora 2

    THURSDAY, May 19
    La Plaza Majors: Cubs 9, Angels 9
    La Plaza Minors: Red Sox 6, Marlins 1
    Juniors baseball: La Plaza B 18, Mora  5
    LVLL Minors: Rockies-Cardinals; Padres-D-backs; Cubs-Dodgers; Red-Sox-Mariners, no reports

  • Fifth-graders honor late coaches

    This year’s Las Vegas City Schools fifth-grade basketball championship tournaments had a little more meaning than usual for participants, spectators and the school district.

  • Commentary: Pound for pound,...

    Editor’s note: This is the seventh of a series of articles written on old-school athletics by Luna Community College sports performance instructor Henry Sanchez.

    By Henry Sanchez
    Luna Community College

    Gilbert “Gillie” Lopez was born on Jan. 11, 1922, and passed away on May 18, 2005. In the 83 years he lived on this earth, he left a mark that his family can be proud of. We will attempt to look at his life and recall some of the things that made the man.

  • LV woman vying for fitness title

    A sea of rippling muscles, etched-in details showcased by tanning and skimpy posing suits, will be on display this Saturday at the Fitness New Mexico and Musclemania Championships, a bodybuilding competition at Hard Rock Casino in Albuquerque.

    Las Vegas’ Stephanie Trujillo-Gonzales will be among the competitors vying for prizes — and showing off the hard-won efforts of months of religious pre-contest dieting and daily workouts with free weights, machines and cardiovascular training.

  • Aiming for the fence
  • NMHU slugger honored in region

    New Mexico Highlands outfielder Clay Mohr has been named to the 2011 Rawlings American Baseball Coaches Association NCAA Division II Central Region Second Team.

    The honor was announced Wednesday.

    Mohr finished the season with a .387 batting average. Mohr connected for 12 doubles, five triples and three home runs over the course of the season.

  • State, district honors for area...

    A number of Las Vegas-area athletes have been recognized with their selection to all-district, all-state and North-South All-Star teams for baseball and softball.

    CLASS 3A BASEBALL

    West Las Vegas seniors Nicholas Aragon and Corey Archibeque have been named to the Class 3A North baseball team.

    The North-South All-Star baseball game will be played June 10-11 in Socorro. Selection to the North-South teams is limited to top players from that year’s graduating high school class.

  • Summer sports camps announced

    A host of summer sports camps for various age groups and activities are scheduled in the coming weeks.

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    The 2011 Don Woods Football Clinic will be held from Thursday, June 9, through Saturday, June 11, and will feature the camp’s namesake and 1975 NFL Rookie of the Year, an alumnus of New Mexico Highlands University.