Today's Sports

  • Isotopes’ division lead stays...

    Consecutive road losses at Memphis and Omaha have kept Albuquerque from padding its newly won lead atop the PCL American Southern Division.

    The Isotopes, who lost 9-5 at Memphis on Friday and 8-7 in a series opener at Omaha on Saturday, slipped to 47-36 to begin the week. Oklahoma City, whom the 'Topes recently passed to take the top spot in the division, is just a half game back at 46-36.

  • Kryptonite back with a vengeance

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    The 2012 version of the Las Vegas Kryptonite has quietly earned a 14-3-1 record to this point.  

    The Kryptonite has already punched a ticket to the South Plains Regional Tournament that will be held July 11-15 in Farmington. This is the second time that the Las Vegas Kryptonite has represented Las Vegas and New Mexico at the regional tournament with student-athletes from West Las Vegas and Robertson.  

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 2...

    • Men’s city league: Yo Momma vs. 24-7, 6 p.m., Big Joe’s Cartel vs. Alta Vista Balls Deep, 7 p.m., city complex
    • Women’s city league: Vida Encantada Cougars vs. Rowdy Rascals, 6 p.m., Budweiser-Dick’s-Night Owl vs. Scrubs, 7 p.m., city complex

    • Men’s city league: V Town Sluggers vs. Tecolote, 6 p.m., Hackers vs. V Town Sluggers, 7 p.m., city complex


  • Triathletes brave Storrie Lake

    Highlights of the 2012 Storrie Lake Triathlon, held this past weekend at Las Vegas' Storrie Lake State Park:

    1. Randy Arriola, 28, 2:02:01
    2. Richard Sena, 38, 2:09:59
    3. Clay Moseley, 42, 2:10:15
    4. Scott Kimbrell, 27, 2:12:17
    5. Brandon Wells, 32, 2:13:54
    6. Chris Werth, 29, 2:14:58
    7. Justin Newcomer, 32, 2:16:56
    8. Marty Moriarty, 39, 2:18:26
    9. Justin Drummond, 42, 2:18:37
    10. Nathaniel Kiser, 42, 2:18:40
    11. Tom Fraser, age unknown, 2:19:00

  • Back-to-back Champs!
  • Mora, WLV, Hobbs prevail

    Two of the three tournament champions from the recent Cowgirl Basketball Camp for prep teams hail from the Las Vegas area.

    NMHU head women’s coach Tiffany Darling said the camp featured 200 games in three days at several venues in town.

    Mora’s Rangerettes took first in the small-school varsity category. West Las Vegas Lady Dons won the JV division. Hobbs Lady Eagles won the large-school varsity competition.

  • North-South baseball in town

    The Class 1A-3A North-South All-Star baseball games are in town this weekend, bringing many of the state’s premier prep sluggers and hurlers from the Class of 2012 to the Meadow City.

    Game one ceremonies begin at 4 p.m. Friday at Brandt Park, home of the nationally ranked New Mexico Highlands University Cowboys. The best-of-three series continues with a doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday.

  • Youth soccer sign-up begins

    Submitted to the Optic

    Registration for the fall 2012 season of the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is now open.

    To register online, parents may go to www.lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or visit Desertgate Internet on Bridge Street during business hours. Registration deadline is July 31.

    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is a 100 percent volunteer-run organization and is seeking help in continuing to maintain a quality league. 

  • Go Fish - June 29, 2012

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.
    Clayton Lake: June 22, Mikie Montoya of Clayton caught a 9-pound walleye. He was using a spinner.

  • North-South slugfest starts...

    The North-South baseball fest coming to town on Thursday isn’t just about the All-Stars this year.

    It’s also for the young players and the community as a whole.

    The three-day event will include a full afternoon and evening of activity Thursday, including a first-ever camp for youth baseball players, followed by the North-South skills competition and home run derby.

    Thursday events are free and open to the public.