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Today's Sports

  • FYI - Sports

    The City of Las Vegas Recreation Department is announcing the first
    organizational meeting for the 2011 Meadow City adult men’s and women’s softball league. League coaches and managers are asked to meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 11, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. All interested coaches and managers are urged to attend; there will be important information at this meeting. For more information, contact Misty Williams, recreation coordinator, at 426-1739 or 426-3191.

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  • Dons rally twice, win once

    Down 10-6 going into the sixth inning the West Las Vegas baseball team scored the necessary five runs to pull victory from defeat in Saturday’s game one with Lovington.

    Stevie Montaño’s two-RBI double was a walkoff winner for West, which overcame a spiel of early fielding errors to take an 11-10 thriller.

  • RHS girls upset No. 5 Pojo

    Janice Yara and the Robertson Lady Cardinals have flown under the radar much of this softball season.

    It’s going to get harder to do that now that they’ve won three in a row, including a sweep of fifth-ranked Pojoaque this past Thursday.

    Yara’s accuracy from the pitching mound — not to mention her durability — proved key in the 14-3 and 6-5 sweep. She went the distance in both games.

    Marka Garcia, Alicia Jaramillo and Katie Houdek each singled in the first inning on Robertson’s way to a 3-0 lead.

  • Archrivals Cowboys, Mavs square...

    Eric Maupin’s double to left field and Luis Saenz’s single up the middle scored two runs apiece for New Mexico Highlands (14-12, 9-9 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) in a 4-3 victory at league nemesis Mesa State (15-10, 13-6) on Saturday.

    The win over the Mavericks was the first in a scheduled four-game weekend series in Grand Junction, Colo. Mesa won Friday’s nine-inning opener 7-1 and Saturday’s nightcap 8-5.

    The teams were to play another nine-inning contest on Sunday.

  • Butler back in NCAA final

    By Nancy Armour
    AP National Writer

    HOUSTON — “We’re not done yet! Unfinished business, baby!”

    That was the rallying cry from the Butler Bulldogs, who are headed back to the title game, not as lovable underdogs but a team intent on making up for last year’s heartbreak.

    Maybe this time that final, riveting shot will go in.

    Maybe this time Butler won’t need it.

  • Bustos reels in more acclaim

    Submitted to the Las Vegas Optic

    BEAVERTON, Ore. — The postseason accolades continue to roll in for Adams State senior Vera Jo Bustos, who on Tuesday was named a 2011 Women’s Division II Bulletin Honorable Mention All-American.

    Bustos is a graduate of West Las Vegas High and was a multi-sport star for the Lady Dons.

    Earlier this month, Bustos was named as a Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Division II State Farm Coaches All-America Honorable Mention for the second time, and to the Daktronics All-Central Region First Team.

  • Time out for community

    Not all their best moves are reserved for the hardwood.

    Visiting senior citizens at a local center and joining in a “Keep America Beautiful” clean-up, the New Mexico Highlands women’s basketball team has made community service a priority this offseason.

    The Cowgirls joined fellow Great American Cleanup volunteers in corraling an estimated 10 tons of trash.

  • Boxing show on Saturday

    Two of the Meadow City’s favorite professional boxers will be in the ring in separate bouts Saturday as part of “Battle at the Bosque” at the Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo.

    Amanda Crespin (4-3-1) is scheduled to fight Carla Torres of Columbus, Ohio, in the co-main event.

    As part of the undercard, Michael Coca Gallegos looks to gain his first win in nine pro fights; he’s matched against debuting Donald Sanchez of Albuquerque.

  • Sports Roundup

    West Las Vegas’ softball team appears to have shaken loose from early-season doldrums, scoring a convincing 14-4 win Wednesday at Santa Fe Indian School.

    The Lady Dons led 11-3 by the fifth inning and finished with strength to put the key non-district win on ice.

    Marrisa Cordova delivered another strong pitching performance, and the Lady Dons defense held, as the shortstop (Gabby Griego) to first (Larrissa Gallegos) groundout play was in midseason form.

    The game, originally scheduled Tuesday, was switched to a day later.

  • Looking ahead - Sports

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU at Mesa State, 7 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Robertson vs. Lovington (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    Softball
    • West Las Vegas at Grants (DH), 3 p.m., Grants
    Track and field
    • Robertson at Clayton, 2 p.m., Clayton

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • NMHU at Mesa State (DH), 1 p.m., Grand Junction, Colo.
    • West Las Vegas vs. Lovington (DH), 11 a.m., WLV field