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Today's Sports

  • Valley's Gurule track All-...

    Little did Nicholas Gurule know that when he launched the javelin on July 29, the object would slice out a piece of history.

    Gurule, who competes as part of the Valley Track Club in nearby Villanueva, placed seventh in the turbo javelin throw, clearing a distance of 129 feet, 9 inches (39.56 meters) in the United States Track and Field National Junior Olympic Championships in Sacramento, Calif.

    As one of the top eight throws among 11- and 12-year-old boys in the event, Gurule’s performance earned the area native a USATF All-American honor.

  • Gerhardts' 'Too Icy...

    Owners Bob and Dolores Gerhardt of Las Vegas found themselves celebrating as First Down Dash colt He’s Too Icy For Me picked up his first stakes win in the $625,000 Rainbow Futurity at Ruidoso Downs.

    He’s Too Icy For Me broke ninth but quickly made his way to second, then first to cross the wire a nose ahead of favorite American Runaway.

    The favorite gave a good bid for the win but in the end was outnodded. Despite showery weather and a sloppy track, He’s Too Icy For Me ran the 400 yards with a time of :19.409.

  • Roybal is 'character'...

    Former New Mexico Highlands University coach Cindy Roybal is the recipient of this year’s Ralph Bowyer Coaching for Character Award presented by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

  • Vegas' North-South fest...

    Staging a full week of North-South all-star activities every summer is no picnic.

    From coordinating participants’ insurance waivers and other paperwork to recruiting and maintaining a team of volunteers to ensuring practices, meals, functions and the games themselves go off without a hitch, it’s a task requiring ample patience as well as resolve.

    As leader of Las Vegas’ Class 3A North-South All-Star committee, local businessman Connie Paul Trujillo has had those traits put to the test each of the last four years.

  • Former HU hoops star Caton dead...

    Oran Caton, 93, a Highlands University hoopster of the 1930s and the last living member of the 1933 state champion Forrest High basketball team, died Friday, July 23, at his home in Albuquerque.

  • Youth soccer sign-up under way

    Young soccer players in the Meadow City area are being encouraged to sign up for the coming season of Las Vegas Youth Soccer League.

    Through Monday, the fee for each player is $40, but after that deadline, the cost rises to $60. (Families with multiple players entered receive a $5 discount for each additional player.)

    The league is open to anyone between 4 and 19 years old as of July 31.

    There are multiple ways to register:

    • Log on to www.lasvegasyouthsoccer.org;

  • LV 11-12 sluggers bedevil...

    Team Vegas overcame multiple forms of adversity this week to advance in the state Little League tournament for 11-12 baseball.

    The short story: Las Vegas Little League’s 11-12 All-Stars defeated Española 5-4.

    The longer version:

    • LVLL barely fielded enough players to make a minimum team, with two having left to join the Las Vegas Avalanche 14-and-under squad in the Triple Crown World Series.

  • Colfax fair hosts volleyball

    Neighbors to the north, the Colfax County Fair organizers are inviting participation in its first sand volleyball tournament.

    The tournament will carry a three-on-three co-ed format, with a maximum of four players per team, and it will be held beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, at Springer’s POW Park. Team captains are asked to meet at 8:30 a.m.

    Entry fee is $60 a team, and deadline for entry is 8 a.m. the day of the event. To register, or more more information, contact Miguel Vasquez at 429-9962.

  • Commentary: McDonald is the...

    I believe that it is almost impossible to compare athletes from different eras because of all the variables involved. Yet, after saying this, I offer you the legend of Tommy McDonald.

    He was born on July 16, 1934, on a farm just outside of Roy, N.M.

  • LV 9-10 girls make a run

    A 7-2 heartbreaker against Mile High All-Stars on Monday night in Los Lunas brought a close to a spirited run by Las Vegas Little League’s 9-10 softball team.

    The outcome left LVLL just a couple victories short of a berth in the state championship game.

    Manager Angela Pino’s team, which earned a trip to state by winning the District 4 title earlier this month in Raton, won two of four games in the state tournament.

    The first of those games — Friday evening’s opener against Deming — may have been the most memorable.