Today's Sports

  • Fiesta Run 2012
  • District tournaments roll on in...

    Highlights from the District 4 Little League All-Star tournaments under way in Raton:

  • Kryptos face regional battle

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Kryptonite will be playing their first game at noon Wednesday in the Sandy Koufax South Plains Regional Tournament.

    This year, Farmington will be hosting the tournament, with the winner of the regional advancing to the next level, a tourney in Vero Beach, Fla.  

    The Kryptonite will be playing the Rivercats of Farmington in the first round of the bracket.  

    The projected starter for the Kryptos in Wednesday’s opener is Colin Pedro.  

  • Fielder wins the Derby

    The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Prince Fielder made a splash at the All-Star Home Run Derby. Eight of them.

    The Detroit slugger joined Ken Griffey Jr. as the only players to win multiple titles, thrilling the crowd at Kauffman Stadium with several shots into the right-field fountain and beating Toronto’s Jose Bautista 12-7 in the final Monday night.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 11...

    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 9-10, teams TBA, 2 p.m., Raton
    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 10-11  championship, teams TBA, 4 p.m., Raton
    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 11-12: teams TBA, 2 p.m., Raton
    • Women’s city league all-star game, 6 p.m., city complex
    • Men’s city league all-star game, 7 p.m., city complex

  • North-South back in LV for Round...

    More of the summer’s most-anticipated All-Star competitions are in the Meadow City this week.

    The Class 2A-3A North-South games in football and boys’ and girls’ basketball are scheduled this coming weekend to conclude a full week of related activities — including a Thursday banquet featuring New Mexico Military athletic director Reggie Franklin — and team practices. Honorees are due in town Monday to begin practice.

  • All-Star tutelage
  • Ferrill: Hall of Famer times 3

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    Former New Mexico Highlands University football coach Carl Ferrill will be inducted into both the Westhills College and University of Nevada-Las Vegas Sports Halls of Fame.

    “About a month ago I got a call from both schools saying that I was going to be one of their inductees,” said Ferrill. “Ironically enough, both ceremonies will be on the same day — October 13.”

  • Serena prevails

    The Associated Press

    WIMBLEDON, England — Her serve as good as there is, her grit as good as ever, Serena Williams was dominant at the start and finish, beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 on Saturday to win a fifth championship at the All England Club and 14th major title overall, ending a two-year drought.

  • Isotopes, Lobos aid in fire...

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    Albuquerque Isotopes manager Lorenzo Bundy led a group of ‘Topes taking part in “New Mexico Fire Relief” drive-through fundraiser over the weekend at The Pit.

    In addition to Bundy, pitching coach Glenn Dishman, infielder Joe Becker, and utility player Tyler Henson too part in greeting donors this past Friday afternoon. The recently crowned best mascot in Minor League Baseball, Orbit, also was on hand throughout the event.