Today's Sports

  • Romero rallies, nets medal

    Dave Romero III didn’t allow a 5-1 deficit — or a recorded on-court temperature of 115 degrees — to melt him during the Southwest Regional tennis tournament, held recently in Tucson, Ariz.

    Romero rallied with four straight wins and then prevailed in a 7-5 tiebreaker score to upset his division’s No. 3 seed, Adam Knox of Arizona.

  • Little League - June 20, 2011

    The following are highlights of recent local Little League action, including scores reported to the Optic as of press time. League representatives are encouraged to report scores and statistics to the newspaper.


    La Plaza 9-10 girls 7, Santa Fe Metro 0; Pojoaque 21, La Plaza 9-10 girls 16; La Plaza 9-10 girls 16, Pojoaque 1

    La Plaza Majors: Cubs 12, Marlins 9
    La Plaza Minors: Giants 7, Red Sox 6
    LVLL Majors: Red Sox 10, Cardinals 4; Mets 25, Cubs 4

  • Looking Ahead - Sports June 20,...

    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 6 p.m., Keyes Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League games, TBA, city complex

    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League games, TBA, city complex


  • FYI - Sports

    Ladies, summer is here so get in the swing with a fun and informative golf clinic.

  • NMAA chief Tripp to leave post

    Gary Tripp, a Las Vegas native, has announced he is stepping down from his position as executive director of the New Mexico Activities Association, the organization that governs sports and a number of other extracurricular activities in high schools across the state.

    Tripp, who succeeded Dan Salzwedel in March 2004, said his planned departure is effective at the conclusion of the 2011-12 school year.

  • Big Bad Brian


  • Local sportscasters win award

    When fans of West Las Vegas’ football and basketball teams can’t make it to their favorite teams’ games, Richard Tripp and Gary Chavez are there to say, “No problem — we’ve got you covered.”

    Tripp and Chavez recently earned the New Mexico Broadcasters Association award for Sports Play by Play of the Year in recognition of their sportscasting on KNMX-AM 540 in the year 2010-11.

    The NMBA announced awards last week but made them official on June 10.

  • Barrel racer among leaders at...

    Through Wednesday night, Sammi Lane remained within striking distance of a national championship in barrel racing at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo.

    Lane, a junior at New Mexico Highlands University, was in fourth place in the event standings through three rounds of competition. Only the final round remained to be played out as the weeklong CNFR nears its conclusion on Saturday.

  • Debut a success
  • Go Fish - June 17, 2011

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Fishing report, June 14

    COYOTE CREEK: Flow is 0.51 cfs. Fishing is reported as good when using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms.