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Today's Sports

  • RMAC fields multiple NFL hopefuls

    By Kaleb Center
    Submitted to the Optic

    With the 2013 National Football League draft concluded, the initial flurry of free agent signings winding down, and offseason team activities ramping up, it is time to catch up with former Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference student-athletes playing football at the professional level.

  • Herrera, ‘Topes top Sox

    By Laura Verillo
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    Albuquerque took the opening game of a four-game set with Colorado Springs 7-3 behind a six-run offensive outburst in Monday’s fourth inning.

    Second baseman Elian Herrera led the charge, going 3 for 5 and matching Dee Gordon for the most stolen bases in a game this season with three.

  • Little League - May 22, 2013

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. Games are played at Keyes Park.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Wednesday games: Yankees vs. Reds, 5:30 p.m.; Orioles vs. Mariners, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Wednesday games: Thunder vs. Bats, 6:15 p.m.; Paw Sox vs. Rivercats, 7:45 p.m.

    SOFTBALL DIVISION
    Thursday games: Pink Sox vs. Stars, 5:30 p.m.; Lady Devils vs. Lady Longhorns, 7:30 p.m.

    TEE-BALL DIVISION
    Wednesday game: Sundevils vs. Tigers, 5:15 p.m.
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  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 22...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad, 7 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    • La Plaza Little League games (see schedule, Page 9)
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Softball
    • La Plaza Little League game
    Tee-ball
    • La Plaza Little League game
    • Las Vegas Little League game

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton, 7 p.m., Raton
    • La Plaza Little League games
    Softball
    • La Plaza Little League game

  • Lady Dons win two state track...

    Jayme Quintana brought an end to her high school athletic career in style Saturday, racing to a Class 3A state championship in the girls’ 800-meter run.

  • West reaches state softball final

    Quick with the sticks and creative on the basepaths, the West Las Vegas softball team has scored three or four runs with one swing of the bat on a few occasions this season. So it’s no reach to say the Lady Dons were a play away from winning the Class 3A state championship this past weekend.

    No. 2 Silver stalled a valiant rally from No. 5 WLV in Saturday’s championship game, then scored the last four unanswered runs to prevail 10-7.

  • Lady Dons will miss seniors

    Las Vegas Optic

    After having made progressively deeper runs into the postseason over the last several years, the West Las Vegas softball team looks to have a bright future.

    But the Lady Dons will undoubtedly miss the seniors they’ll lose to graduation this offseason.

  • Invaders mystify LV

    The Roswell Invaders recorded their fourth win in as many nights over the visiting Las Vegas Train Robbers on Friday for the opening week of Pecos League baseball. The series was to wrap late Saturday before the fledgling Train Robbers team goes north for road series at Trinidad and Raton.

    A 13-run second inning by Roswell fueled a 16-4 rout Friday at Roswell’s Joe Bauman Park.

    Will Walsh hit a solo home run in the third inning to highlight the Robbers’ effort. Chris Wilson went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBI.

  • Little League - May 20, 2013

    Las Vegas Optic

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. Games are played at Keyes Park.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    Monday games: Yankees vs. Red Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Cardinals vs. Mariners, 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday games: Yankees vs. Reds, 5:30 p.m.; Orioles vs. Mariners, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    Monday games: Red Wings vs. Thunder, 6:15 p.m.; Paw Sox vs. Sandgnats, 7:45 p.m.
    Tuesday games: Threshers vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m.; Bats vs. Rivercats, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 20...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Softball
    • La Plaza Little League game
    Tee-ball
    • La Plaza Little League game
    • Las Vegas Little League game
    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad, 7 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games

    Tee-ball
    • La Plaza Little League game
    • Las Vegas Little League game

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad, 7 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    • La Plaza Little League games