Today's Sports

  • Strong start for area teams

    TAOS — Win or lose, Mora Little League was one of the pleasant surprises on the first day of the District 4 All-Star Tournaments.

    “We’ve had a really good turnout,” said Michael Aragon, one of the coaches who has helped develop young players in the league this season. Aragon said between 120 and 140 youngsters played in Mora’s teams this spring and summer.

    “We have four all-star teams here,” Aragon noted. That includes one in each of the three baseball age divisions (9-10, 10-11, 11-12) plus one juniors team.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports July 11,...

    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Balls Deep vs. Blaze 6:30 p.m., Young Bucks vs. Louisville Chuggers, 7:30 p.m., city complex

    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s games:  Alta Vista vs. Vida Encantada, 6 p.m.; Bud-Dick’s-Night Owl vs. Lady Warriors, 7 p.m., NMHU field

  • FYI - Sports

    The City of Las Vegas is holding a family golf camp for the community during the month of July. The camp is designed for parents and their children to get out on the range and enjoy the game of golf. Sessions will cover fundamentals, use of irons and drivers, putting, chipping and full swing.
    Sessions are scheduled for July 13, July 20 and July 27. Each session will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Camp cost is $65 for two; $15 each additional person. Children are not required to have their own clubs to participate.

  • Sweat & smiles

    Somewhere, Fabian Trujillo was loving this.

    The late Robertson cross country coach (and onetime NMHU All-American runner) joined the ranks of the memorialized in this year’s Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run, and as several of his relatives and many of his friends made their way down Hot Springs Boulevard on Sunday morning, it’s a good bet that Trujillo was getting a kick out of it all.

  • Crespin rematch Friday night

    The much-anticipated professional boxing match between Las Vegas light middleweight Arturo Crespin and Canadian Janks Trotter ended unceremoniously back on March 18 at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix.

    An apparently accidental headbutt in the second round opened an ugly gash on Crespin’s face, and referee Tony Zaino stopped the fight, resulting in a no-contest draw.

    It was a disappointment for “El Toro,” who had won four consecutive bouts going into the match with Trotter.

  • A Fiesta First


  • HU hires rodeo coach

    Las Vegas Optic and NMHU

    Jordan Taton, a two-time national champion, has been named the new head coach of the New Mexico Highlands University rodeo program.

    The announcement of the latest hire by NMHU Athletic Director Ed Manzanares came late this past week.

  • Aragon goes 3 for 3 on 18th...

    Instead of blowing out candles for his 18th birthday, Nicholas Aragon was hitting baseballs in Puerto Rico.

    Aragon celebrated his birthday June 29 by connecting three times in as many at-bats, including a double, for Team USA against the San Juan (Puerto Rico) Jets in an 8-4 loss.

    Aragon also scored a run in the game.

    He also pitched for Team USA, allowing one hit and facing five batters.

    Aragon is playing as a member of the USA Coast to Coast team.

  • Youth soccer sign-up opens

    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is accepting registrations for the 2011 fall season through August. Parents may register their youngsters online at lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or at DesertGate Internet 118 Bridge Street, Las Vegas.

    Those with questions are asked to call Shelby or Rachel Curtis at 505-652-4101.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports July 6,...

    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Yo Momma vs. Young Bucks, 6:30 p.m., Good Doodz vs. Buzzards, 7:30 p.m., city complex

    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s game: Lady Warriors vs. Bud-Dick’s- Night Owl, 7:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s games: Dream Team vs. Chuggers RESCHEDULED to Aug. 16