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Today's Sports

  • Crespins to highlight April 2...

    Las Vegas’ professional boxing siblings Arturo and Amanda Crespin will be among the featured fighters in “Rising Stars: Battle at the Bosque,” a card set for Saturday, April 2, at Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo.

  • Aragón picked for Puerto Rico...

    Submitted to the Las Vegas Optic

    Baseball has provided some great opportunities for some players in the Las Vegas area.  Recently, local high school senior Nicholas Aragón has been asked by Coast to Coast Baseball to travel to Puerto Rico in June and July as a member of a U.S.A. team.  

  • State hoops brackets set

    Selection Sunday — the New Mexico Activities Association’s official announcement of state tournament brackets in all classifications — brought some smiles, a few frowns and maybe some sighs of relief to prep basketball fans around the state.

    Six Las Vegas-area teams — Robertson’s boys and girls, West Las Vegas’ girls, Mora’s boys and girls, and Pecos’ girls — got the green light for their state tournament appearances.

  • Saxon goes 2-2, paces Cowboy...

    New Mexico Highlands’ wrestling team finished in the cellar of an 11-team NCAA Division II Super Regional tournament, which concluded Sunday in San Francisco. Coach Doug Moses’ Cowboys garnered 11.5 team points.

    Nebraska-Kearney and Wrestler of the Year T.J. Hepburn won the regional with 127.5 points, edging Western State.

  • Little League sign-up on tap

    Las Vegas Little League will be having registration for the 2011 Little League baseball and softball season from noon to 3 p.m. March 5 and March 12 at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Those interested in more information are advised to contact Kathy Duran, softball player agent, 617-0759, or Sonya Saiz-Gomez, baseball player agent, 718-8411.

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  • Luna baseball is back
  • Arkansas Tech tops HU sluggers

    Israel Yeomans went 2 for 5 with a double and a run, but the Highlands Cowboys came up short 8-3 against Arkansas Tech on Sunday in Russellville, Ark.

    NMHU (4-3) plays its home opener 2 p.m. Friday at a renovated Brandt Park. League opponent Regis will be in town for a four-game series that continues through Sunday.

    Highlands led Arkansas Tech 3-0 through six and a half innings Sunday but allowed four runs in the bottom of the sixth and two more in each of the next two frames.

  • Cowgirls go 1-3 vs. Mesa

    New Mexico Highlands pitcher Melissa Martinez shackled Mesa State in the opening game of their softball doubleheader Sunday, allowing just three runs on five hits in an 11-3 complete-game victory.

    Unfortunately for the Cowgirls, it was the lone win of the weekend for the home team against the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference opponent Mavericks. Mesa State won the finale 12-1; the Mavs (5-4, 3-1) had swept the Cowgirls 4-1 and 6-4 on Saturday. NMHU is 4-9 overall and 1-3 in the RMAC.

  • District Champs! Robertson boys...

    Flashback: late winter, 1989.

    The first George Bush was in the White House. Michael Keaton’s “Batman” was still months away from hitting the big screen. Madonna was stirring up controversy with “Like A Prayer.” And Robertson High was celebrating a District 2-3A boys’ basketball title — an honor, it turns out, that would be its last for 22 years.

    The Cardinals ended the drought Saturday night with a rousing 63-61 comeback against Taos.

  • District Champs! Lady Dons...

    Riding the emotional wave of Wednesday’s hard-fought semifinal victory over Taos, the West Las Vegas Lady Dons reclaimed bragging rights in District 2-3A girls’ basketball Friday night, downing Robertson 60-45 at Mike Marr Gym.

    Miranda Martinez led all scorers with 23 points, including four in a critical 13-0 West Las Vegas run that transformed a 25-24 nailbiter into a 38-24 spread in the pivotal second quarter.