Today's Sports

  • Batter up!
  • Fiesta run is Sunday

    Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas Fiestas are coming, and so is the annual Fiesta Run.

    On Sunday morning, July 8, in the crisp New Mexico air, more than 300 runners, walkers, families, children, old and young will begin their descent to the Old Town Plaza from Montezuma and the county fairgrounds.

    The 5K walk and 5K run will start at 7 a.m. at the San Miguel County Fairgrounds on Hot Springs Boulevard west of Las Vegas and the 10K run will start at 7 a.m. at the United World College in nearby Montezuma.

  • Four ‘Topes make All-Star roster

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    The Pacific Coast League All-Star team will have plenty of representation from the Albuquerque Isotopes, as four 'Topes — pitchers John Ely and Josh Wall, catcher Tim Federowicz, and infielder Luis Cruz — have been named to the PCL squad which will take on the International League All-Stars at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, N.Y., on Wednesday, July 11.  

    The game will be broadcast live on MLB Network, the Armed Forces Network, and the Triple-A All-Star Game Radio Network.

  • Representing the Meadow City
  • Phelps, Lochte put on a show

    The Associated Press

    OMAHA, Neb.  — If this week in America’s heartland is any indication, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are going to put on quite a show in London.
    The world’s greatest swimmers produced their most stirring duel yet at the U.S. Olympic trials Saturday night, going stroke for stroke in the 200-meter individual medley, never more than a few inches apart.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 4...

    • Women’s city league: Warriors vs. Vida Encantada Cougars, 6 p.m., Scrubs vs. Rowdy Rascals, 7 p.m., city complex

    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 9-10: Las Vegas vs. Springer, noon; Taos vs. Clayton, 2 p.m.; La Plaza vs. Mora, 4 p.m., Raton Little League complex

  • Fast & furious - All-star...

    Winning rave reviews for its inventive skills competitions, spiffy venue and the hospitality already known from other all-star competitions, the Las Vegas-based Class 1A-3A North-South baseball fest made a successful debut over the weekend.

    In the main event of the three-day all-star event, the South won a decisive game three Saturday afternoon by a slim 6-5 count to take the series two games to one.

  • Isotopes’ division lead stays...

    Consecutive road losses at Memphis and Omaha have kept Albuquerque from padding its newly won lead atop the PCL American Southern Division.

    The Isotopes, who lost 9-5 at Memphis on Friday and 8-7 in a series opener at Omaha on Saturday, slipped to 47-36 to begin the week. Oklahoma City, whom the 'Topes recently passed to take the top spot in the division, is just a half game back at 46-36.

  • Kryptonite back with a vengeance

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    The 2012 version of the Las Vegas Kryptonite has quietly earned a 14-3-1 record to this point.  

    The Kryptonite has already punched a ticket to the South Plains Regional Tournament that will be held July 11-15 in Farmington. This is the second time that the Las Vegas Kryptonite has represented Las Vegas and New Mexico at the regional tournament with student-athletes from West Las Vegas and Robertson.  

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 2...

    • Men’s city league: Yo Momma vs. 24-7, 6 p.m., Big Joe’s Cartel vs. Alta Vista Balls Deep, 7 p.m., city complex
    • Women’s city league: Vida Encantada Cougars vs. Rowdy Rascals, 6 p.m., Budweiser-Dick’s-Night Owl vs. Scrubs, 7 p.m., city complex

    • Men’s city league: V Town Sluggers vs. Tecolote, 6 p.m., Hackers vs. V Town Sluggers, 7 p.m., city complex