Today's Sports

  • 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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  • 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.

  • Big run at State
  • 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.