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Today's Sports

  • Lions drop Cowgirls twice

    UCCS Sports Information

    COLORADO SPRINGS — Christina Blanton hit a grand slam in the opener and Jessica Belsterling drove in five runs in the second game as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs swept its doubleheader against the New Mexico Highlands Cowgirls Saturday at Mountain Lion Field.

    UCCS won the first game 5-1 and the second 10-8.

  • RHS, Cats split games

    Adrian Jaramillo saw plenty to like from his Robertson softball team Friday in a split with visiting Lovington.

    “The girls are making good decisions, moving people over on the basepaths,” he said. “And we laid down several sacrifice bunts; they’re not selfish.”

    Robertson won the opener 6-5 and rallied but fell short of completing a comeback in an 11-9 defeat in game two.

  • Home at last

    After spending the first month of the regular season schedule on the road, the West Las Vegas Lady Dons were ready to play at their home field.

    Were they ever.

    WLV controlled both games of their Saturday doubleheader against Lovington and pulled off a sweep, 5-2 and 10-8.

  • Looking ahead - Sports

    MONDAY
    Golf
    • Robertson at Capital Invite, 9 a.m., Marty Sanchez Links, Santa Fe

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Robertson, 4 p.m., WLV Field
    • WLV Gents at Taos (DH), 3 p.m., Taos
    Softball
    • LCC at Otero JC (DH), 1 p.m., La Junta, Colo.
    • West Las Vegas vs. Robertson, 4 p.m., WLV Field
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Sandia Prep, 3 p.m., Albuquerque

  • FYI - Sports

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    dkavanaugh@lasvegasoptic.com

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  • Manny ‘at ease’ with retirement

    By Dave Skretta
    AP Sports Writer

    NEW YORK  — Unwilling to face another drug ban, Manny Ramirez is leaving baseball and is at peace with his decision while the sport confronts the specter of steroids again.

    “I’m at ease,” Ramirez told ESPNdeportes.com by phone from his home in Miami. “God knows what’s best (for me). I’m now an officially retired baseball player. I’ll be going away on a trip to Spain with my old man.”

  • Lady Cards knock off Bosque

    The midseason roll continues for the Robertson girls’ tennis team, and not even the absence of a premier player was enough to derail the Lady Cardinals Wednesday at Bosque Prep in Albuquerque.

  • Joe Abrams Classic
  • Locals shine in state league

    The Dodgers, a team in the Albuquerque-based New Mexico Men’s Adult Baseball League, has a clear Meadow City flavor, with “80 percent” of the 15-player roster calling Las Vegas home, according to manager Lorenzo Aragon.

    The team has enjoyed recent success, including a 40-16 romp over the Blue Jays this past weekend in Bernalillo.