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Today's Sports

  • 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

  • WLV Junior Wrestling
  • 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.

  • Cowboys chain Hounds

    A good start can sometimes mean great insurance, and that was the case for New Mexico Highlands’ baseball team Wednesday in a 9-6 win over visiting Eastern New Mexico.

    The Cowboys scored four runs on four hits in the first inning and never trailed in the nine-inning, non-league contest.

    Creativity played a part, with a steal, a wild pitch and two hit batters helping advance runners; Eric Maupin’s sacrifice fly scored Jarod Robinette, and later Rick Lesperance bunted to score A.J. Alexander.

  • Looking ahead - Sports

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at Western Texas JC (DH), noon, Snyder, Texas
    • NMHU vs. Metro State, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    Softball
    • LCC vs. Frank Phillips CC (DH), 1 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Robertson vs. Lovington (DH), 3 p.m., RHS Field
    Track and field
    • Robertson at Santa Fe Indian School, 3 p.m., Santa Fe

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • LCC at Western Texas JC (DH), noon, Snyder, Texas