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Today's Sports

  • Worth the Weight

    The irony didn’t escape Stephanie Trujillo Gonzales.                    

    She and others in the nursing profession regularly dispense education and advice about the importance of eating nutritious, low-fat diets, exercising regularly and avoiding cigarettes, booze and sweets.

    Yet many of those nurses and other health-care workers fail to follow their own advice, chain-smoking and gorging on the same empty calories they warn others to avoid.

  • Tony Marquez Jr. Fitness...

    Overall Grand Champion
    George Martinez (35 lbs., 3.3 percent body fat lost; currently at 7 percent body fat)

    Female-Male Partners
    1. Michelle Valdez and Charles Martinez
    2. Carol and Peter Linder
    3. Isaac and Marie Salazar

    Female-Female Partners
    1. Stephanie and Lori Gonzales
    2. June Tafoya and Edwina Gonzales

    Male, 16-35
    1. Brad Minor
    2. Chris Tafoya
    3. James Romero

  • Looking ahead - Sports

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at New Mexico Junior College, 2 p.m., Hobbs
    • NMHU at Nebraska-Kearney, 7 p.m. CST, Kearney, Neb.
    Rodeo
    • NMHU at New Mexico State, TBA, Las Cruces
    Tennis
    • Robertson at District 2-3A tournament, 7:30 a.m., Taos

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at New Mexico Junior College (DH), noon, Hobbs
    • NMHU at Nebraska-Kearney (DH), 4 p.m. CST, Kearney, Neb.

  • FYI - Sports

    City of Las Vegas presents Spring Road Running: Spring Running is a fun program designed to teach the basics of running. Recreation staff will provide instruction which includes stretching exercises, running techniques, running games, timed races and cool down techniques. This five-week program will let you kick up your heels and shake off the winter cobwebs. Participants will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 25 through May 26 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

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  • Redbird netters eye district...

    Robertson tennis is back in a familiar position, contending for another couple of district championships this weekend in Taos.

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    On the boys’ side, Cardinals garnered the top two singles seeds and the No. 1 doubles seed by virtue of their performance in this past weekend’s pre-district tourney held at Robertson.

    Emilio Gomez and David Romero III lead RHS in the singles fray.

    Nick Newman and Henry Robertson are the Cards’ leading doubles combo.

  • Pendaries gives back: free...

    Area golf enthusiasts, rejoice.

    Pendaries Golf Course is serving up free greens fees on Friday, April 29, for those golfers who rent carts.

    Pendaries golf pro Larry Webb said the offer is part of Pendaries’ attempt to give back to the community in recognition of its support of the course.

    Pendaries is located in Rociada northwest of Las Vegas and west of Sapello off N.M. 518.

  • Little League - April 29, 2011

    The following are scores reported to the Optic by local Little Leagues as of press time.

    THURSDAY, APRIL 21
    La Plaza Majors: Angels 7, Marlins 6
    La Plaza Minors: A’s 3, Cubs 0

    FRIDAY, APRIL 22
    La Plaza Majors: A’s 13, Red Sox 2
    (A’s Brian Gonzales: Two home runs)
    La Plaza Minors: Phillies 4, Giants 2

  • Go Fish - April 29, 2011

    Fishing report, April 26

    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is 0.78 cfs. The water is low and fishing is slow with no pressure. The river was stocked with 560 triploid rainbow trout two weeks ago.

  • Seeing RED

    Forget the harsh spring winds and the teasing sprinkle of rain that blew through the Meadow City over the weekend.

    Janice Yara was the force of nature to behold.

    Robertson’s senior ace struck out West Las Vegas batters 23 times and allowed just 11 hits combined in a doubleheader sweep Saturday at RHS Field.

    The Lady Cardinals won 7-1 and 3-0 to vault over the Lady Dons in the District 2-3A standings.

    Saturday’s sweep also gave RHS a series win; West Las Vegas had won the first game 11-8 on April 12 at WLV Field.

  • Cowgirls on track as RMAC nears

    With the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships looming, several New Mexico Highlands athletes recorded season bests in the Texas Tech Open over the weekend.

    “Last tune-up before the RMAC went really well,” said Bob DeVries, head coach of the Cowgirl track team.

    Jillisa Grant qualified for nationals in the first open 400-meter run of her season, taking the national lead with a time of 53.7.

    That was one of several main objectives for DeVries’ squad.