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Today's Sports

  • LAS VEGAS TRAIN ROBBERS PLAYER...

    EDISON ALVAREZ ... No. 24 ... Pitcher
    Birthdate: Aug. 4, 1988
    Hometown: Santiago, Dominican Republic
    Baseball hero: Pedro Martinez
    Favorite baseball movie: “42”
    Favorite non-baseball athletes: Kevin Durant, Al Horford
    Funniest Train Robbers teammate: Travis Renwick
    Favorite Pecos League away city: Alamogordo
    Biggest influence: “My momma”
    Favorite song: “Corazon Grande” by Dkano
    Favorite actress: Zoe Saldaña

  • Champions!
  • Isotopes returning Thursday

    The all-star break couldn’t come at a better time for the Albuquerque Isotopes.

    The Isotopes (56-42) are coming off the longest game in franchise history, a five-hour, 31-minute war of attrition Sunday night in Des Moines, Iowa. The ‘Topes went 18 innings to record a 5-1 win over the Iowa Cubs. They used 21 players, including 10 pitchers.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 17...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Taos Blizzard, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Yo Momma vs. Brew Crew, 6 p.m.,  Bombers vs. Tecolote, 7:15 p.m., Blaze vs. Bombers (makeup game), 8:30 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

  • Star turn - Roybal, Branch guide...

    Another year of North-South basketball and football is in the books, and this year, things held to form as the North swept to twin victories on the hardwood before the South took care of business on the gridiron.

    NORTH GIRLS 105, SOUTH 42

    As she returned to the floor of the Wilson Complex — her home for years as head coach of the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls — Cindy Roybal had some old friends nearby to support her in what could’ve been the final game of an illustrious career.

  • Train Robbers grab first in...

    Look out. Here come the Train Robbers.

    A huge series win for the Las Vegas Train Robbers over Pecos League North Division rival Trinidad has given the Robbers the coveted top spot in the division.

    Will Walsh smashed two home runs and finished 3 for 6 with five runs batted during Las Vegas’ 13-5 romp at Trinidad on Thursday night.

    Ryan Lauer added a three-run homer and a solo bomb to help Atsushi Hebisawa record his fifth win of the summer.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 15...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Taos Blizzard, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Tecolote vs. Yo Momma, 7:15 p.m., Havoc vs. Balls Deep, 8:30 p.m.; women’s division game, Scrubs. vs. Lady Hackers, 6 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Taos Blizzard, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball

  • Crespin boxing in the other Vegas

    Arturo Crespin is headed to Sin City.

    The Meadow City middleweight will be boxing Christopher Pearson in a six-round match on Friday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

  • Strong presence for Vegas teams

    SANTA ROSA — Four of the six District 4 Little League championships contested in sunny Santa Rosa this past week were scooped up by teams from the Meadow City.

    In three cases, the titles were ultimately decided in finals between Las Vegas Little League and La Plaza Little League squads.

    It was one of the strongest overall showings in years for the city’s youngsters.

    In baseball, local teams managed a clean sweep of the 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 age divisions. Local softball teams combined for one title and two runner-up finishes.

  • Serna’s memory honored in hoops...

    By Richard Tripp
    For the Las Vegas Optic

    Back in 2011, on a November Thursday evening, tragedy struck the community of Mora. It also struck the campus of Oklahoma State University as well as the hearts of many basketball coaches and fans alike.

    While returning from a recruiting trip for the Oklahoma State women’s basketball program, Mora native and assistant coach Miranda Serna and head coach Kurt Budke were killed in a plane crash in Perry County, Ark.

    To say the small community of Mora was in shock would be an understatement.