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Today's Sports

  • Pendaries Pro-Am golf Aug. 30

    For the sixth year, the Pendaries Pro-Am Golf Tournament will be raising more than divots on the scenic Rociada course.

    The Pro-Am, which begins 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, will also be raising money for area charities, primarily the Ilfeld Foundation and its effort to help pay health care costs for those who cannot afford them.

  • Poll rates Cards 9th

    The Robertson Cardinals will remain a contender, though they won’t be a favorite, in Class 3A football this fall, according to a preseason poll.

    The poll, presented by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association and published online via the New Mexico Overtime Sports Center Web site, ranks Robertson ninth in the classification.

    Lovington, which beat fellow southern New Mexico gridiron power Socorro in the 2009 state championship game this past December, was tabbed as the No. 1 team in Class 3A.

  • Leagues crowning champs

    By this time next week, another summer of city league softball will be in the books.

    The City of Las Vegas Recreation Department’s women’s division tournament begins Wednesday evening at Rodriguez Park’s softball complex.

    (The schedule has been tweaked from the one originally posted. More on that in a moment.)

  • Pro-am coming to Pendaries

    As of Monday, limited spots were available for entrants in the upcoming Pendaries Pro-Am.

    The golf tournament -- with an entry fee of $100 a player -- is set to begin 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Pendaries course in Rociada.

    The tourney is expected to draw 125 competitors from across the region in its annual effort to raise funds for the Ilfeld Foundation and other charitable causes. The Ilfeld Foundation is an endowment fund that helps provide health care to northern New Mexicans who cannot afford it.

  • Little Leagues to hold elections

    Both of the Meadow City’s Little Leagues will hold board elections in the coming weeks.

    La Plaza Little League has announced a meeting in which it will elect new officers for 2010-11. That will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 23, at the LPLL fields of Rodriguez Park.

    La Plaza’s election was moved back a week from its original date.

    For more information, those interested may call Art Mondragon at 505-617-5851.

    Las Vegas Little League is holding its board election at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center classroom.

  • Six remain in competition for...

    Six teams remain in contention for a city league softball title in the men’s division tournament as of the end of last week.

    Three have been eliminated.

    The Hackers and DB’s Milkmen have yet to lose in the double-elimination tourney, but for one of them, that will change after Monday. Those teams, who placed one-two in the regular-season standings, face each other in a semifinal set for 7:30 p.m. at Rodriguez Park.

    The winner advances to Tuesday’s final.

  • Sports Commentary: Maybe Favre...

    America’s Favorite Pastime used to be baseball. Now it’s the annual summer tradition of waiting to see what Brett Favre is going to do or not do.

    Right up there with Fourth of July fireworks, backyard barbecues and camping trips, is the ritual of tuning into ESPN to decipher the latest cryptic preseason comment of the future Hall of Fame quarterback.

    As of press time, Favre hadn’t made up his mind whether he’s going to finally call it a career or return to the Minnesota Vikings.

    That’s the official story, at least.

  • Long drive qualifier Saturday

    ALBUQUERQUE -- The RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships will hold a local qualifier Saturday at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park Golf Training Facility.

    The event is a district qualifier and entrants earn the opportunity to qualify for the $500,000 RE/MAX World Long Drive Challenge in November in Mesquite, Nev.

    The event starts 10 a.m.  No pre-registration is required of entrants and there is no limit on the number of long-drive attempts by any entrant.

  • Hackers, Milkmen lead pack

    The Hackers and DB’s Milkmen took a step closer to the city league men’s softball championship on Tuesday by beating a pair of rivals.

    The Hackers, ranked No. 1 in the men’s division with a 13-1 regular season record, bludgeoned the Louisville Chuggers 22-0 on Monday, then extinguished the Blaze 20-5 on Tuesday, avenging their lone defeat.

    Meanwhile, the Milkmen woke up the Dream Team 17-7 on Monday, then toppled Tecolote 19-7 the next night.

  • Sports Commentary: Coaches...

    What drives one to coach? What motivates one to put up with the low pay, long hours, sleepless nights and so on and so on that they want to stay and do something that once was considered an art form of respect?