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Today's Sports

  • 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?

  • New-look district this year

    Hello (again), Taos. Goodbye, St. Michael’s, Pojoaque Valley or Santa Fe Indian School.

    District 2-3A, in which Robertson and West Las Vegas compete, has undergone a major change in the offseason as part of a statewide realignment by the New Mexico Activities Association, the governing body overseeing high school athletics and other extracurricular activities in the state.

  • Hackers are the No. 1 seed

    After running roughshod over the competition this summer, Benavidez Construction’s Hackers softball team is the No. 1 seed in the Las Vegas city league men’s division tournament.

    The Hackers — whose only blemish in 14 regular-season games was a 20-16 defeat July 21 vs. the Blaze — will play the Louisville Chuggers at 6:15 p.m. Monday in the tourney; at stake is a spot in the quarterfinals of the double-elimination affair.

    The two teams are a study in contrasts.

  • Preseason: Officially here

    Disregard the calendar if you're a high school or college athlete.

    Summer break is over.

    Locally, New Mexico Highlands University student-athletes already are in town for preseason camps, which began last week. And Monday is the first official day that high school teams are allowed to hold formal practices as per New Mexico Activities Association rules. That means Robertson and West Las Vegas sports teams will be working out in earnest beginning this week.