Today's Sports

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  • Weekend scrimmages kick off fall...

    Tired of waiting for the fall sports season to begin?

    If so, you’re not the only one.

    New Mexico Highlands University’s football, women’s soccer and volleyball teams are getting an early jump on the schedule with a triple shot of action this Saturday on campus.

    First up, it’s the NMHU volleyball team hosting an alumni match that brings back some of the program’s former players to the courts of the Wilson Complex. The match starts at 4 p.m.

  • Cowboy Cup golf event Sept. 1-2

    With the Luna Community College Foundation’s golf fundraiser in the books, area linksters have more opportunities to practice their craft while helping generate scholarship money.

    New Mexico Highlands University’s athletic department is hosting the Cowboy Cup Scholarship Golf Tournament next weekend, Sept. 1-2, at the Gene Torres Golf Course.

    The two-day event will be a two-man scramble format with an entry fee of $400 a team. The fee includes greens fees, a cart, three catered meals and a chance to win prizes.

  • Las Vegas lineup earns silver in...

    Submitted to the Optic

    Senior Olympian athletes from Las Vegas represented the city at the New Mexico Senior Olympics Volleyball Tournament recently in Rio Rancho.

    The team of eight — dubbed the “Vegas Rough Riders” — played against other co-ed teams from New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and Arizona.

  • Go Fish - August 24, 2012


    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the 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.

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow for all species.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - August...

    • NMHU Purple-White Scrimmage, 6 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • NMHU Alumni Match, 8 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    • Robertson girls (A,B) at Clovis, 11 a.m., Clovis
    • NMHU Alumni Match, 4 p.m., Wilson Complex

    • West Las Vegas JV at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos

  • Unstoppable - Blind swimmer...

    She may make it to the medal stand in any of the five swimming events she’ll be competing in over the next few weeks at the London Paralympic Games. Then again, she may not.

    But success isn’t measured merely in gold medals for Letticia Martinez.
    Success — as she understands it — is also about making others’ lives better, and if her journey can inspire someone to rise above their own adversity, she will have reason to smile and raise her arm in victory.

  • FYI - Sports - August 22, 2012

    Bean Day softball tournament will be held Sept. 1-2 in Wagon Mound. First through fourth place trophies will be awarded, as will honors for one home run, 10 all-tourney shirts and one MVP sweatshirt. Entry fee is $175. Contact Felipe Garcia at 505-718-9322 or 575-666-3030 for more details and registration information.

  • Gallegos out as WLV baseball...

    One of Dean Gallegos’ proudest moments came this summer when he served as chief organizer and primary host of the first North-South all-star baseball week to be held in Las Vegas.

    As it turned out, it was also one of his last moments as West Las Vegas’ head baseball coach.

  • Cowgirls tabbed 6th in soccer...

    Even without some key personnel from recent campaigns, the New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team should factor into the race for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference postseason.

    That’s according to the 2012 RMAC Women’s Soccer Preseason Coaches Poll, released this past Wednesday by the league office in Colorado Springs.

    Highlands is predicted to finish sixth in the 10-team league, which is where the Cowgirls wound up last fall, making it to the conference tournament a second straight year.