Today's Sports

  • Cougars claw closer to crown

    The softball Kim Baros drilled Monday evening, off a pitch from Loretta Abreu-Martin, took on a life of its own once it jumped off the bat.

    The ball seemed intent on leaving the ballpark, slicing crisply past the second baseman and making an improbable bee-line across the bumpy outfield all the way to the fence in right center field.

    The Vida Encantada Cougars’ outfielders ultimately retrieved the ball, but not before Baros had darted all the way around for an inside-the-park home run.

  • Sounds win via walk-off; Sands...

    In the bottom of the ninth inning Monday, Khris Davis scored from third off a single by  Nashville teammate Edwin Maysonet for a walk-off 4-3 win over visiting Albuquerque.

    The Isotopes (64-46) and Sounds (49-61) were to close their series on Tuesday. Albuquerque swept Nashville in a Sunday doubleheader 4-2 and 11-0.
    The Isotopes return to The Lab for a home set with the Las Vegas 51s Wednesday through Saturday. The ‘Topes then host Tucson Aug. 5-8.

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  • Lady Cards’ Martinez signs with...

    Jolene Martinez, whose three-point shooting touch often gave her Robertson Lady Cardinals a shot in the arm over the last several years, will be continuing her basketball career a while longer.

    Martinez this past week officially signed a national letter of intent to play ball and attend Lamar Community College in Lamar, Colo.

    The Las Vegas native said the opportunity to keep playing while working toward her degree in nursing helped her make the decision.

  • Crespin wins in return to ring

    A six-round unanimous decision victory punctuated the return of Las Vegas professional boxer Arturo “El Toro” Crespin on Friday night in Albuquerque.

    Crespin defeated Duke City native Nazareth Rojas 59-55, 59-55, 58-56, in one of the undercard matches of “Warehouse Rumble 2,” a card staged by Chavez Promotions at Albuquerque’s YDI Wool Warehouse.

  • Women’s softball tourney resumes

    A champion won’t be crowned until Tuesday night in the Las Vegas adult softball league women’s division.

    Rainy weather impacted field conditions this past Thursday and Friday, leading to cancellations of games on both evenings.

    The top-ranked Vida Encantada Cougars will play the No. 2 seed Budweiser-Dicks-Night Owl at 7 p.m. Monday with a trip to the Tuesday night final on the line.

    Two other Monday games will determine a third team to compete for the championship Tuesday.

  • Lochte leads, Phelps fades in...

    By Paul Newberry
    AP National Writer

    LONDON — Ryan Lochte strolled the deck of the Olympic Aquatics Centre wearing diamonds in his mouth and lime-green sneakers on the feet that powered him through the water faster than anyone else. Beaming, he chomped playfully on his gold medal while Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” blared throughout the massive arena.

    Michael Phelps?

    He was nowhere to be found.

    Not during the race.

    Not when it came time to hand out the medals.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 30...

    • Women’s city league tournament: games TBA, 6, 7 and 8 p.m., city complex

    • Women’s city league tournament: games TBA, 6, 7 and 8 p.m., city complex

    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

  • Go Fish - July 27, 2012

    JULY 24

    Charette Lakes: No reports from anglers this week.
    Cimarron River: Trout fishing was good using tricos, brassies, elk hair caddis, Cimarron specials, red copper John Barrs, small gold Panther Martins and worms. Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake as of Monday was 22 cfs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit lakes was fair using salmon eggs.

  • LV sluggers reach Final 4

    “We were close enough to grab it, but we just didn’t grab it,” said team manager Rick Armijo of his Las Vegas Little League 11-12 All-Stars’ run at the state title this past week in Taos.

    Las Vegas reached the final four of the tournament, which brought the best majors division teams in nine districts from around the state.

    The run ended Wednesday with a 14-2 defeat to Carlsbad.

    “I’m real proud of the kids,” Armijo said. “We had a great run. We were part of the last 48 players (in the age division) to be playing in the state.”

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