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Today's Sports

  • Four homers for ‘Topes

    While professional baseball honored Jackie Robinson Monday, the Albuquerque Isotopes paid tribute with four jacks in an 11-5 clobbering of Iowa.

    Isotopes first baseman Scott Van Slyke went 2 for 4 with two home runs to boost his Pacific Coast League-leading total to six.

    Also dangerous on the offensive end was Albuquerque shortstop Dee Gordon, who connected three times in five at-bats — including a two-run triple — for three RBI and stole three bases. His eight thefts is first in the PCL this spring.

  • Little League - April 17, 2013

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. All games are played at Keyes Park.

    Majors Division
    Wednesday games: Angels vs Red Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Yankees vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m.
    Friday games: Angels vs Mariners, 5:30 p.m.; Orioles vs. Red Sox, 7:30 p.m.
    Minors Division
    Wednesday games: Red Wings vs. Paw Sox, 6:15 p.m.; Thunder vs. Threshers, 7:45 p.m.
    Thursday games: Sandgnats vs. Rivercats, 6:15 p.m.; Owlz vs. Bats, 7:45 p.m.
    Softball Division

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Estancia (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    • Las Vegas Little League games (see schedule above)
    Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League games (see schedule)
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Belen, noon, Belen

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League games Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League games

  • No gimmes in homestand

    Colorado Christian increased its season win total by 50 percent at the expense of host New Mexico Highlands on Friday and Saturday at Brandt Park.

    Game one of the four-game series saw the Cougars triumph 7-6 in extra innings. The score was even at 5-5 in the top of the 10th when Jake Balbas went up to bat and drilled an RBI double to left center, scoring Justin Ray from second. Mark McMahon followed with a single, then wound up scoring from second on a botched relay from centerfield.

  • British soccer camp coming in...

    Soccer players age 3 to 18 are invited to take part in the upcoming Challenger British Soccer Camps to be held June 3-7 at the United World College campus in Montezuma.

    Fees range from $76 to $155 depending on age level and specific camp. To register, log on to challengersports.com.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games (see schedule, Page 8)
    Golf
    • Robertson at Los Alamos, TBA, Los Alamos
    Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League games (see schedule, Page 8)

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • Las Vegas Little League game (see schedule, Page 8)
    Softball
    • Robertson at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos

  • Mid-school track
  • I-Cubs, Isotopes split first two...

    Alfredo Amezaga collected two base hits against his old teammates but it wasn’t enough to get the Albuquerque Isotopes a road victory against the Iowa Cubs on Saturday in Des Moines.

    The I-Cubs recorded a 6-1 win, their first this season against Albuquerque, which swept them in the season-opening series April 4-7 at Isotopes Park.

    Amezaga, a veteran infielder, started at second base and went 2 for 4 at the plate with a double and one run batted in — he drove in Brian Barden for the Isotopes’ only run in the top of the second inning.

  • Little League - April 15, 2013

    Las Vegas Optic
    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. All games are played at Keyes Park.

    Majors Division
    Monday games: Mariners vs. Reds, 5:30 p.m.; Cardinals vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday games: Angels vs. Red Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Yankees vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m.

    Minors Division
    Monday games: Paw Sox vs. Threshers, 6:15 p.m.; Rivercats vs. Owlz, 7:45 p.m.
    Tuesday games: Sandgnats vs. Thunder, 6:15 p.m.; Bats vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m.

  • The GIFT of GAB

    When she was little, Gabrielle Griego wanted to be a dancer, not a softball player.

    To this day the whole cheer and dance scene seems to fit her pretty well, from the megawatt smile to the pink ribbon in her hair.

    Ah, but look a little closer and if you ask real nice, Gabby will show you the teeth she broke a couple seasons ago catching a hard line drive to the face during a game for the West Las Vegas Lady Dons softball team.