Today's Sports

  • On to Finals for OKC

    The Associated Press

    OKLAHOMA CITY  — After years of nagging Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks not to take him out of games, Kevin Durant finally got his wish.

    And now, he’s one big step closer to making his basketball dreams come true.

    Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, and the Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals by beating the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 on Wednesday night.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 8...

    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, 5:30, 7 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Little League, TBA, Keyes Park
    • Co-ed city league championship tournament, 5 p.m., Abe Montoya Recreation Center

  • Go Fish - June 8, 2012

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ.

    Chama River: June 2, Andrew Coyne of Littleton, Colo., caught a 21-inch brown trout. He was using a nightcrawler.
    Heron Lake: June 2, Micah Faharda, age 9, of Albuquerque caught a 30-inch, 8.5-pound lake trout. She was trolling a silver Panther Martin at 21 feet.

  • All-state lineups feature locals

    Between West Las Vegas and Robertson, the Meadow City had enough players selected to this year’s Class 3A All-State softball team to field a full squad.

    Nine locals — seven from West, two from RHS — earned all-state recognition from the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. The lineups were announced this past week by the NMHSCA’s Albuquerque-based office.

    Lady Dons Marissa Cordova, Montanna Martinez, Larrissa Gallegos, Gabrielle Griego and Ellena Armijo were chosen for the first team.

  • Mushball benefit Saturday

    A benefit mushball tournament will provide fun for participants and help get a Las Vegas resident to the Omaha World Series.

    The tourney is a benefit for Nathan Archuleta of Robertson High, who will be playing for Team Under Armour in an exclusive baseball camp and training to be held later this month in Omaha, Neb.

    The tournament will be held this coming Saturday, time and location to be announced. It is open to teams of 10, five males and five females per team mandatory. The entry fee per team is $100.

    To register, call Aaron, 980-1353.

  • Jays end Lobos’ postseason

    The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES  — Erik Mattingly pitched six strong innings and Anthony Bemboom homered to lead Creighton to a 7-2 victory over New Mexico on Sunday in an elimination game of the Los Angeles Regional.

    Mattingly (3-4) scattered three hits and gave up two runs, and Reese McGraw pitched the final three innings for his fifth save. Josh Walker (8-3) took the loss.

  • The Thunder rolls

    By Paul J. Weber
    AP Sports Writer

    SAN ANTONIO  — Look who’s unstoppable now.
    Forget that incredible San Antonio streak of 20 straight wins. That’s ancient history, and the way the Oklahoma City Thunder have taken complete command of the Western Conference finals, the Spurs might soon be finished themselves.

  • Kings up 3-0, take Devils to...

    By Greg Beacham
    AP Sports Writer

    LOS ANGELES  — Everybody in the sold-out building sensed a crucial moment of the Stanley Cup finals when the New Jersey Devils got a two-man advantage early in a scoreless Game 3. The Devils threw every star and every scheme at the Los Angeles net, desperate for a power-play goal to turn around the series.

    Jonathan Quick and his three penalty-killers coolly stopped everything, including the Devils’ momentum.

  • Locals reap postseason kudos

    Luke Aragon came away as perhaps the biggest local winner when prep baseball postseason honors were conferred for spring 2012.

    Aragon was the lone Meadow City athlete to be named to the All-State baseball squad by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. He was tabbed to the second team as an outfielder; he also was a key pitcher in the rotation and among the leading hitters for Robertson High and head coach Tony Renon.

  • Launching pad

    Not too many people knew about Michael Ormseth when he left Luna Community College last year.

    That is not the case today.

    Ormseth led the New Mexico State Aggies to the Western Athletic Conference regular season championship. His seven wins was tops at NMSU this season.

    “He is a hard-working kid,” said LCC baseball coach Antonio Siqueiros. “He has always done the small things. He got the grades he needed to transfer to a Division I school.”