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Today's Sports

  • Little Leagues open season

    Saturday’s Opening Day ceremonies for both of the Meadow City’s Little Leagues were wrought with extra emotion as each league dedicated the season to figures significant to them.

  • Orediggers pile on vs. NMHU

    Submitted to the Las Vegas Optic

    GOLDEN, Colo. — Colorado School of Mines swept New Mexico Highlands University in a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Darden Field.  CSM prevailed 14-7 in game one before collecting a 5-3 victory in the nightcap.

  • Looking ahead - Sports

    MONDAY
    Golf
    • Robertson at Los Alamos, 9 a.m., Los Alamos

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Robertson vs. Raton, 4 p.m., MMS Field
    • West Las Vegas at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    Softball
    • NMHU at Eastern New Mexico (DH), 2 p.m., Portales
    • Robertson vs. Raton, 4 p.m., RHS Field
    • West Las Vegas at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    Track and field
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Taos, 2 p.m., Taos

  • FYI - Sports

    A benefit mushball tournament will be held Saturday, May 7, at La Plaza Little League Field. Deadline to register is May 6; entry fee is $100 per team. For more information, contact Leona, 426-4850, or Joey, 429-0571.

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  • WNMU starts well vs. Cowgirls

    Western New Mexico hopped over the .500 mark in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference softball standings at the expense of intrastate rival New Mexico Highlands on Saturday, sweeping the first two of a four-game series in Las Vegas.

    WNMU (19-25 overall, 15-13 RMAC) outslugged Highlands 13-8 in their first game en route to a 5-1 win.

    The Cowgirls were 7-34 and 4-26 respectively, going into Sunday’s games.

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  • Warren Fulgenzi: USTA champ

    Las Vegas native Warren Fulgenzi won the singles division in the USTA National Men’s 40 Indoor Championships held in Park City, Utah, this past week and took third in doubles.

    Fulgenzi is the associate director and head professional at the Shellaberger Tennis Center in Santa Fe and is a 1986 Robertson High School graduate. He is married to the former Stacy C de Baca, also of Las Vegas, and together they have four children: Warren, Brandolyn, Lauren, and Nico.  

  • Lady Dons’ power hitting pays...

    Amanda Garcia's three-run walk-off home run lifted host West Las Vegas to a wild 11-9 victory over crosstown rival Robertson Tuesday afternoon.

    “Thank God we can hit the long ball,” quipped WLV head coach Lucas Griego after the dust settled on one of his club's better wins to date.

    Robertson had taken control on runs by Katie Houdek and Marka Garcia in the top of the fifth inning.

    Garcia’s score, off an Alicia Jaramillo hit, gave the Lady Cardinals a 9-5 edge midway through the fifth.

  • Cardinals demonstrate depth as...

    Seven Robertson baseball players had at least one hit apiece, and five notched multiple knocks, before a spirited crowd Tuesday at West Las Vegas.

    Robertson wound up with an 8-5 victory in the Meadow City rivals’ first baseball meeting of the season.

    Fabian Montoya and Dominic Yara were both 3 for 4 to lead the Redbird bats.

    Peter Campos went 2 of 3 with a walk, and Nick Archuleta and Estevan Montoya both went 2 for 4.

  • Looking ahead - Sports

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at El Paso CC (DH), noon, El Paso, Texas
    • NMHU at Colorado School of Mines, 7 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    Track and field
    • NMHU women at Colorado State-Pueblo, TBA, Pueblo, Colo.

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at El Paso CC (DH), noon, El Paso, Texas
    • NMHU at Colorado School of Mines (DH), 1 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    • Robertson at Taos (DH), 11 a.m., Taos