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Today's Sports

  • Lopers turn away Cowboy challenge

    With wins by 8-1, 8-1 and 5-3 counts, Nebraska-Kearney stormed to a home series win over visiting New Mexico Highlands in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference baseball action over the weekend. The series finale was set for Sunday, after this issue went to press.

    Todd Stachura set the tone in game one, shackling the Cowboys for three hits in a nine-inning complete-game pitching showcase.

    Jarod Robinette drove in the lone Highlands run (by Luis Saenz) to make it 3-1 in the top of the fourth, but the Lopers allowed no more.

  • Weekend Roundup: Raton holds...

    Controlling their own destiny heading into the final weekend of the regular season, the Raton Tigers left nothing to chance Saturday — in baseball and in softball.

    As a result, the Tigers are district champs — times two.

    Raton’s baseball team swept visiting Robertson 10-0 and 15-10. The Tigers put the first game away in five innings, quieting a Cardinal offense that had come off a string of 10-run rule wins.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports May 2,...

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Golf
    • Robertson in district tournament, TBA, Tucumcari
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park

  • FYI - Sports

    City of Las Vegas presents Spring Road Running: Spring Running is a fun program designed to teach the basics of running. Recreation staff will provide instruction which includes stretching exercises, running techniques, running games, timed races and cool down techniques. This five-week program will let you kick up your heels and shake off the winter cobwebs. Participants will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 25 through May 26 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

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  • Luna softball closing strong

    The Rough Rider softball team of Luna Community College is punctuating its best season in the program’s brief history in style — and has a shot at a winning record for the spring.

    Luna won three of four games in its series with Lamar College on Tuesday and Wednesday at Rodriguez Park. The Riders won the opener 10-3, then lost game two 6-3 before closing with a doubleheader sweep of a pair of nailbiters, 13-12 and 4-3.

    That surge was enough to lift Luna back to the .500 mark with a 24-24 record.

  • RHS playing for two titles

    Robertson has a chance to capture district titles in baseball and softball Saturday, but the Las Vegas teams will have to do it on the road against a couple of worthy Raton clubs standing atop the heap.
    Doubleheaders will decide both championships. In district baseball records, Robertson is 6-1 and Raton 7-0. In softball, Robertson is 5-2; Raton 6-1.

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    With a 23-5 blowout of Taos in its home finale Tuesday, the Cardinal baseball team moved to 6-1 in District 2-3A under first-year head coach Mike Salazar.

  • Worth the Weight

    The irony didn’t escape Stephanie Trujillo Gonzales.                    

    She and others in the nursing profession regularly dispense education and advice about the importance of eating nutritious, low-fat diets, exercising regularly and avoiding cigarettes, booze and sweets.

    Yet many of those nurses and other health-care workers fail to follow their own advice, chain-smoking and gorging on the same empty calories they warn others to avoid.

  • Tony Marquez Jr. Fitness...

    Overall Grand Champion
    George Martinez (35 lbs., 3.3 percent body fat lost; currently at 7 percent body fat)

    Female-Male Partners
    1. Michelle Valdez and Charles Martinez
    2. Carol and Peter Linder
    3. Isaac and Marie Salazar

    Female-Female Partners
    1. Stephanie and Lori Gonzales
    2. June Tafoya and Edwina Gonzales

    Male, 16-35
    1. Brad Minor
    2. Chris Tafoya
    3. James Romero

  • Looking ahead - Sports

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at New Mexico Junior College, 2 p.m., Hobbs
    • NMHU at Nebraska-Kearney, 7 p.m. CST, Kearney, Neb.
    Rodeo
    • NMHU at New Mexico State, TBA, Las Cruces
    Tennis
    • Robertson at District 2-3A tournament, 7:30 a.m., Taos

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at New Mexico Junior College (DH), noon, Hobbs
    • NMHU at Nebraska-Kearney (DH), 4 p.m. CST, Kearney, Neb.

  • FYI - Sports

    City of Las Vegas presents Spring Road Running: Spring Running is a fun program designed to teach the basics of running. Recreation staff will provide instruction which includes stretching exercises, running techniques, running games, timed races and cool down techniques. This five-week program will let you kick up your heels and shake off the winter cobwebs. Participants will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 25 through May 26 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

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