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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • RHS court to honor 'Coach D...

    Longtime coach Nick DiDomenico was a fixture on the Las Vegas sports scene throughout the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s.

    Now he’ll be a fixture for a longer time. Robertson High School is honoring DiDomenico by naming its basketball court after the late coach, who died in 2003. The floor at Mike Marr Gym will soon carry his name.

  • Former Lady Dons to play at LCC

    From Luna Community College and Las Vegas Optic

    Amber Lucero and Kris Padilla, who helped lead West Las Vegas’ softball team to the Class 3A state semifinals this past spring, will be staying in their hometown to play at the college level.

    Luna Community College has announced the signings of Lucero and Padilla, as well as Mora standout Devin Martinez, to the Rough Rider softball team for this coming school year.

    Padilla played catcher and Lucero pitcher for the Lady Dons under Lucas Griego. Martinez was an all-state pitcher in Class 2A for Josh Garcia.

  • Mora pitcher joins Riders

    Devin Martinez was planning on going to Luna Community College this fall anyway.

    The recent Mora High graduate and daughter of Peter and Wanda Martinez isn’t sure yet what she wants to major in, but she wants to enroll in core classes and take a step toward a career. So it has been a summer of waiting for the jump to college academics.

    Then came a phone call from her high school coach, Josh Garcia.

  • Mora 4-H shooters take aim

    The Mora Rough Riders 4-H did very well as they competed in the 2010 4-H shooting sports contest at Raton’s NRA Whittington Center.

    Mora County took first place in the Junior Light Rifle and Target Rifle. The team members are Augustine Romero, Mae Torres, Abigail Aragon and Diego Olivas.

    The Novice Rifle team took first place, and the members are Jennifer Romero, Ruben Maynes, Larisa Aragon and Roy Griego.

  • Adult softball

    The following are the latest scores and standings for city league softball. Playoffs are tentatively slated for next week at Rodriguez Park.

    MEN’S DIVISION

    Scores, July 19-28: Hackers 24, Dream Team 5; Tecolote 21, Blaze 13; Buzzards 11, Chuggers 10; Milkmen 23, Vagas Boyz 16; Blaze 20, Hackers 16; Chuggers 26, The Best 24; Blaze 5, Dream Team 4; Vegas Boyz 21, The Best 19; Milkmen 23, Chuggers 12

    Standings

    1. Hackers, 12-1

    2. DB’s Milkmen, 11-3

    3.Tecolote, 8-4

    4. Blaze, 8-5

  • Valley's Gurule track All-...

    Little did Nicholas Gurule know that when he launched the javelin on July 29, the object would slice out a piece of history.

    Gurule, who competes as part of the Valley Track Club in nearby Villanueva, placed seventh in the turbo javelin throw, clearing a distance of 129 feet, 9 inches (39.56 meters) in the United States Track and Field National Junior Olympic Championships in Sacramento, Calif.

    As one of the top eight throws among 11- and 12-year-old boys in the event, Gurule’s performance earned the area native a USATF All-American honor.

  • Gerhardts' 'Too Icy...

    Owners Bob and Dolores Gerhardt of Las Vegas found themselves celebrating as First Down Dash colt He’s Too Icy For Me picked up his first stakes win in the $625,000 Rainbow Futurity at Ruidoso Downs.

    He’s Too Icy For Me broke ninth but quickly made his way to second, then first to cross the wire a nose ahead of favorite American Runaway.

    The favorite gave a good bid for the win but in the end was outnodded. Despite showery weather and a sloppy track, He’s Too Icy For Me ran the 400 yards with a time of :19.409.

  • Roybal is 'character'...

    Former New Mexico Highlands University coach Cindy Roybal is the recipient of this year’s Ralph Bowyer Coaching for Character Award presented by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.