Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 24...

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Havoc vs. Brew Crew, 6 p.m., Blaze vs. Yo Momma, 7:15 p.m., Brew Crew vs. Vegas Boyz (makeup game), 8:30 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

    • Pecos League playoffs: Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe or Trinidad, Colo., TBA

  • Robbers reign in North

    Around 8 o’clock Friday night, rain soaked the Las Vegas Train Robbers and their guests.

    Around 9 o’clock, it was celebratory champagne that rained down.

    The first-year Pecos League baseball team came one step closer to realizing its season-long dream, outlasting Raton 8-6 at Rodriguez Park to clinch first place in the North Division.

    Adam Kam and Will Walsh connected on three hits apiece, and Dillon Usiak tallied a team-high three runs batted in.

  • Firing ‘em up in Farmington

    Las Vegas Kryptonite is back in the American Amateur Baseball Congress Sandy Koufax South Plains Regional Tournament, and this year, it was just a five-hour drive away.

    The tourney is in Farmington.

    The Kryptonite kicked off its participation early, with Brian Gonzales demonstrating his power hitting by winning the event’s home run derby. Gonzales won the derby by hitting eight home runs in the first round and then seven more to take the title in the finals.  

  • Crespin falls via TKO

    Arturo Crespin’s hard-fought battle with Christopher Pearson came to a close after Crespin sustained a deep gash over his right eye in the fifth round Friday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

    The ring official stopped the bout, keeping Pearson’s undefeated record intact.

    Afterward, Crespin remained upbeat. In a post to his Facebook page, “El Toro” wrote: “Hurt him a few times. Was a good fight overall. Thank you all for the love and support. I love you guys. I’ll be back in time. Thanks again.”

  • Champions!
  • Isotopes nip Omaha

    By Laura Verillo
    Albuquerque Isotopes
    The first-place Albuquerque Isotopes defeated the Omaha Storm Chasers 4-3 Friday night at Isotopes Park.
    Alex Castellanos started the scoring for the Topes, leading off the bottom of the second with his team-leading 14th home run of the season. The outfielder also stole his 12th base of the season in the fifth.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 22...

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton Osos, 6 p.m., Raton
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Balls Deep vs. Hackers, 7:15 p.m., Hackers vs. Bombers, 8:30 p.m.; women’s division game, Lady Jags vs. Lady Hackers, 6 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park

  • LV juniors win state softball...

    Las Vegas’ 13-14 All-Star softball team earned a state championship on Wednesday, emerging victorious from a 22-19 shootout with Silver City.

    The showdown took place at Isleta Little League’s complex.

    Las Vegas had to battle back through the loser’s bracket after sustaining a one-run loss to those same Silver City All-Stars on Saturday, July 13.

    The team won twice on Sunday and then took down Gallup on Monday to complete its run through the playback bracket.

  • Roswell locks up South

    With a nine-game lead and just 10 games remaining in the regular season, the Roswell Invaders have virtually locked up the Pecos League’s South Division title — and hosting rights in the first round of the upcoming postseason tournament.

    Roswell has been the league’s most consistently dominant club all summer. The Invaders are 45-15 overall as of early Thursday. They’ll host the Alpine (Texas) Cowboys, which at 36-24 has secured the other playoff spot in the South.

  • ‘Topes honor four Hall of Famers

    By Laura Verillo
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    Four men influential to the success of baseball in the Duke City will be inducted into the Albuquerque Professional Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday as outfielder Billy Ashley and pitchers Charlie Hough, Steve Lagomarsino, and Geoff Zahn will make up the 2013 class.

    The four were elected by the Albuquerque Professional Baseball Hall of Fame committee, consisting of baseball history experts throughout the city of Albuquerque.