Today's Sports

  • Xplosion softball on the rise

    Not ready to put their softball uniforms and gear on the shelf just yet, the Las Vegas Xplosion 11-and-under girls have one more tournament left before they’re ready to call it a summer.

    The team will compete in a U.S. Slowpitch Softball Association tournament this upcoming Labor Day weekend in Rio Rancho. Dozens of fellow traveling teams from across the region will join them for that event. “There could be around 45 teams from throughout New Mexico and the surrounding area playing,” said Angela Pino, the Xplosion manager.

  • Garcia coaching Robertson runners

    Juan Carlos Fulgenzi has had a hectic couple of months since taking the new activities director post at Robertson High School.

    The new position, part of a districtwide shuffle at Las Vegas City Schools, encompasses both athletics and other extracurricular activities, and Fulgenzi has had to make do without the help of former athletics assistant Rosanne Dimas, who was transferred to another department.

    There’s certainly been plenty to do this summer.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports August 24...

    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s tournament games: No. 1 seed vs. 4-5 winner, 6 p.m., 4-5 loser vs. 2-3 loser, 7 p.m., NMHU field
    • West Las Vegas vs. Peñasco (A,B), 5 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym


  • FYI - Sports

    Young American Football League registration is under way for the fall season. Forms can be picked up at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Registration fee is $65. Deadline to register is Friday, Aug. 26. Sports physicals are mandatory. Grades 3-4 are in juniors division; grades 5-6 in seniors division. Mandatory player evaluation is set for Saturday, Aug. 27, at Perkins Stadium; juniors at 8:30 a.m., seniors at 10:30 a.m.

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  • Adult Softball
  • U.S. drops bid for 2020 Games

    The Associated Press

    This time around, the United States is saying no to the Olympics.

    Locked in a dispute over millions of dollars, the U.S. Olympic Committee pulled the plug Monday on a bid for the 2020 Summer Games before the International Olympic Committee could say no to the Americans, as it has the last two times. The two sides have been at odds over a revenue-sharing agreement for years.

    By not submitting a bid, the USOC assures at least a 20-year gap between Olympics on American soil for only the fourth time.

  • J-Rod: Preseason Player of Year

    After the history-making season she had in 2010, there’s little wonder why New Mexico Highlands University’s Julissa Rodriguez has been selected the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s Preseason Player of the Year in women’s soccer.

    Rodriguez’s honor was announced this past Wednesday as the RMAC released the preseason coaches’ poll in the sport. NMHU, which made its first-ever NCAA regional appearance in women’s soccer last season, is picked to finish fifth in the 11-team league.

  • NMHU 2011 women’s soccer schedule

    Saturday, Aug. 27: NMHU Alumni game, 5 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Saturday, Sept. 3: College of St. Rose, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Monday, Sept. 5: Sioux Falls, noon, Perkins Stadium
    Sunday, Sept. 11: West Texas A&M, 2 p.m., Perkins Stadium
    Friday, Sept. 16: at Colorado Christian, 1 p.m., Lakewood, Colo.
    Sunday, Sept. 18: at Metro State, noon, Denver
    Wednesday, Sept. 21: Adams State, 7 p.m., Perkins Stadium

  • Robertson High School 2011...

    Monday, Aug. 29: Robertson girls’ soccer at Monte del Sol, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    Tuesday, Aug. 30: Robertson boys’ soccer at Roswell (A,B), 4 p.m., Roswell
    Thursday, Sept. 1: Robertson boys’ soccer vs. Ruidoso, 3 p.m., RHS field; Robertson girls’ soccer at Goddard (A,B), 3 p.m., Roswell
    Saturday, Sept. 3: Robertson girls’ soccer vs. Clovis (A,B), 3 p.m., RHS field

  • Looking Ahead - Sports August 22...

    • Las Vegas Adult League men’s game: Yo Momma vs. Vegas Boys, 6:30 p.m., city complex
    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s tournament games: No. 4 seed vs. No. 5 seed, 6 p.m., No. 2 seed vs. No. 3 seed, 7 p.m., NMHU field

    • Las Vegas Adult League women’s tournament games: No. 1 seed vs. 4-5 winner, 6 p.m., 4-5 loser vs. 2-3 loser, 7 p.m., NMHU field