Today's Sports

  • Chavez stars in elite meet

    It’s been a while since Alonzo Chavez first proved he can hang with the best high school distance runners in New Mexico, regardless of school size or classification.

    On Monday, he proved something more.

    Chavez left his competition battling for second place in both the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter runs. That alone is hardly news, but this day’s triumph came at the Marilyn Sepulveda Invitational, a track and field meet reserved for the state’s elite prep tracksters from big schools to small.

  • Cowboys ride huge third inning

    Prolific hitting and the penchant for multiple-run innings are typical for a Steve Jones-coached Highlands baseball team.

    But the bottom of the third inning Sunday was something else altogether.

    After neither team scored through the first two and a half frames, NMHU pinned nine runs on Colorado Christian in that inning and coasted to a 9-3 victory at Brandt Park.

    The win gave Highlands a series split with the Cougars, who’d entered the weekend with only four wins.

  • Dons first, Lady Dons second in...

    Following up on a strong team finish in their own West Las Vegas Invitational, the Dons and Lady Dons finished first and second, respectively, in the boys’ and girls’ divisions of the Fort Sumner Qualifier this past Saturday.

    On the boys’ side, West compiled 116.5 team points to seize first place, outpointing second-place Tucumcari (90) and third-place Santa Rosa (87) in a 12-school field.

  • Four homers for ‘Topes

    While professional baseball honored Jackie Robinson Monday, the Albuquerque Isotopes paid tribute with four jacks in an 11-5 clobbering of Iowa.

    Isotopes first baseman Scott Van Slyke went 2 for 4 with two home runs to boost his Pacific Coast League-leading total to six.

    Also dangerous on the offensive end was Albuquerque shortstop Dee Gordon, who connected three times in five at-bats — including a two-run triple — for three RBI and stole three bases. His eight thefts is first in the PCL this spring.

  • Little League - April 17, 2013

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. All games are played at Keyes Park.

    Majors Division
    Wednesday games: Angels vs Red Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Yankees vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m.
    Friday games: Angels vs Mariners, 5:30 p.m.; Orioles vs. Red Sox, 7:30 p.m.
    Minors Division
    Wednesday games: Red Wings vs. Paw Sox, 6:15 p.m.; Thunder vs. Threshers, 7:45 p.m.
    Thursday games: Sandgnats vs. Rivercats, 6:15 p.m.; Owlz vs. Bats, 7:45 p.m.
    Softball Division

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Estancia (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    • Las Vegas Little League games (see schedule above)
    • Las Vegas Little League games (see schedule)
    • Robertson at Belen, noon, Belen

    • Las Vegas Little League games Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League games Tee-ball
    • Las Vegas Little League games

  • No gimmes in homestand

    Colorado Christian increased its season win total by 50 percent at the expense of host New Mexico Highlands on Friday and Saturday at Brandt Park.

    Game one of the four-game series saw the Cougars triumph 7-6 in extra innings. The score was even at 5-5 in the top of the 10th when Jake Balbas went up to bat and drilled an RBI double to left center, scoring Justin Ray from second. Mark McMahon followed with a single, then wound up scoring from second on a botched relay from centerfield.

  • British soccer camp coming in...

    Soccer players age 3 to 18 are invited to take part in the upcoming Challenger British Soccer Camps to be held June 3-7 at the United World College campus in Montezuma.

    Fees range from $76 to $155 depending on age level and specific camp. To register, log on to challengersports.com.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    • Las Vegas Little League games (see schedule, Page 8)
    • Robertson at Los Alamos, TBA, Los Alamos
    • Las Vegas Little League games (see schedule, Page 8)

    • Robertson at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos
    • West Las Vegas at Pojoaque Valley, 4 p.m., Jacona
    • Las Vegas Little League game (see schedule, Page 8)
    • Robertson at Taos, 4 p.m., Taos

  • Mid-school track