Today's Sports

  • Camp is about more than just...

    Basketball is just the starting point for a learning experience about healthy choices, said Michael Cooper II, the founder and director of this weekend’s Coops Life Skills camp.

    The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday at Mike Marr Gym. Cost is $80, which includes a camp T-shirt and a chance to win prizes including sports memorabilia from NBA legends. Registration forms are available at La Fiesta Restaurant on Seventh.

  • Hackers stroll to repeat title

    Nobody’s perfect, but their record is.

    With a 21-6 crushing of Tecolote in Tuesday night’s final, the Benavidez Construction Hackers earned another Las Vegas men’s adult softball league championship.

    The team went 13-0 in the regular season and breezed through the postseason tournament with four wins, seeming to get stronger as the competition got tougher.

    On July 18, the Hackers opened the tourney with a 14-6 verdict over the eighth-seeded Yo Momma. The next evening, Alta Vista’s Balls Deep bunch gave the defending champions their biggest scare before losing 10-5.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 27...

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

    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

    No local varsity sporting events scheduled

  • FYI - Sports - July 27, 2012

    Memorial Middle School football practice will begin at 7 a.m. Aug. 6 at the MMS field. Athletes must have a current physical to practice; bring form on first day of practice or you will not be able to participate. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Martinez at 429-7975.

    West Las Vegas football workouts are ongoing at 5 p.m. daily at the Herrera Complex. Two-a-days start Aug. 6; first practice will be at 6 a.m., and second practice will start at 5 p.m.

  • Men’s league tourney winds down

    In two and a half months and counting, the Benavidez Construction Hackers hadn’t dropped a single game in the Las Vegas men’s adult softball league.

    The hard-hitting juggernaut of a squad — often limited only by the league rules that restrict how many home runs count in the offensive team’s favor — began the summer schedule back on the first week of May, clubbing the Vegas Hitmen 26-9.

  • ‘Topes spank Iowa again

    Ely the Eliminator played the action hero role again for a Monday matinee at Isotopes Park.

    Isotopes starting pitcher John Ely struck out seven Iowa Cubs in seven and one-third innings of work, holding the visitors to one run on four hits and a walk. He retired 13 of the first 14.

    Ely improved to 9-7 with a 3.34 earned run average, and closer Scott Rice picked up a save after fanning three of the five batters he faced.

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  • Rec center hosting week of...

    It’s already been a busy summer as far as youth sports camps and clinics go, and the Las Vegas Recreation Department is adding to the smorgasbord with a full slate of low-cost camps this coming week.

    The Abe Montoya Recreation Center is presenting “Sports Week: Skills and Drills” from Monday, July 30, to Friday, Aug. 3, at various locations in town. Each day of the week will be devoted to a different sport and a short camp for participants age 5 to 14.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 25...

    • Women’s city league tournament: Scrubs vs. Warriors, 6 p.m.; Bud-Dick’s-Night Owl vs. Rascals, 7 p.m.; Cougars vs. Scrubs-Warriors winner, 8 p.m., city complex

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

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

  • FYI - Sports - July 25, 2012