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Today's Sports

  • Runners share fond memories

    Las Vegas might be famous for hosting the Rough Riders reunion. But over the recent Fourth of July weekend, it was former Robertson High School cross country runners who flocked to the Meadow City to take part in a reunion to honor three successful coaches.

    The RHS cross country alumni who were coached by George, Leroy and Cathy Chavez held a reunion to pay tribute to the coaches.

  • Twin titles for LV softball

    RATON — Makayla Quintana got to play the part of hero in Tuesday’s District 4 Little League All-Star final for 9-10 softball.

    Quintana, 9, came into the game as a pinch runner and used her speed to reach third and then score the winning run for Las Vegas in a walk-off 6-5 verdict over Raton.

    The game required nine innings in 96-degree heat.

  • All-Star champs galore!

    Six contested divisions.

    Six finalists from the Meadow City.

    With five Las Vegas Little League teams and one from La Plaza reaching the championship games of this past week’s District 4 championships in Raton, this has been one of the better postseasons yet for the city’s young baseball and softball players.

    LVLL 9-10 and 10-11 softball teams brought home the first titles on Tuesday (see Friday’s Optic), and the league’s 11-12 squad was a runner-up.

  • Adult softball

    The following are upcoming games from the City of Las Vegas adult softball league.

    Games take place at the city’s Rodriguez Softball Complex.

    Men’s division

    Upcoming games:

    MONday, JuLY 19

    Dream Team vs. Hackers, 6:15 p.m.; Blaze vs. Tecolote, 7:30 p.m.; Buzzards vs. Louisville Chuggers, 8:45 p.m.

    WEDNESday, JuLY 21

    DB’s Milkmen vs. Vegas Boyz, 6:15 p.m.; Hackers vs. Blaze, 7:30 p.m.; Louisville Chuggers vs. The Best, 8:45 p.m.

    Standings:

  • Walkers complete Fiesta 5K course

    The following are results of the 5-kilometer walk held as part of the annual Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run on July 4. The course runs from the San Miguel County Fairgrounds south on Hot Springs Boulevard to the Old Town Plaza.

    Organizer Joe Whiteman said the walk is one of the more important segments of the overall event because it encourages regular physical activity for people of all ages as part of an overall lifestyle of wellness.

     1. Teresa Aragon, 49, 31:04

     2. Donald Gleason, 56, 33:18

     3. Maria Martinez, 32, 34:19

  • Three LV softball teams make it...

    The Meadow City was well-represented in this week’s district Little League All-Star softball tournaments in Raton, landing a finalist in each of the 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 age division championship games.

    Titles in each of those divisions were to be decided by Wednesday. Tournaments for 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 baseball were still playing out as of press time.

  • Brayfield, Castellano solid in...

    There was no stopping coach Jim Murphy and his Hope Christian-heavy lineup Friday night as the South dropped the North 84-69 in the Class 3A All-Star boys’ basketball game.

    But Clint Brayfield and Ambrosio Castellano and the rest of the North bunch still gave it a (pre-) college try.

    Both sides came out aggressively. But Murphy, who has built a smooth-running hoops machine at Hope and won multiple state titles, smartly relied on the five Huskies he brought with him to the Wilson Complex.

  • South football deals shutout

    Southern New Mexico football is alive and well.

    The South team punctuated  Class 3A North-South week with a 30-0 drubbing of its upstate rival on Saturday night at Perkins Stadium. In doing so, the boys in blue took a 7-3 lead in a series that may be seeing changes in the coming years.

    The North — coached by Santa Fe Indian School’s Ernie Rodriguez and featuring 10 local players from Robertson and West Las Vegas — made several promising forays into enemy territory but lost the ball each time, either via turnovers or downs.

  • Mora Little League wraps season

    On Thursday, July 1, the last games of the Mora Little League for this year brought the regular season to a close. (All-Star district playoffs are ongoing this week in Raton).

    For closing day, fields were decorated in bright red, white and blue banners and balloons for a festive atmosphere.

    The games were played with enthusiasm to a large crowd of cheering parents, grandparents and community friends. The scores were: White Sox 8, Rockies 0; and Dodgers 10, Orioles 7. In the meantime the young tee-ballers played their games with as much enthusiasm and cheers.

  • Elkette star delivers for North...

    The last stand and fond farewell of three Meadow City girls’ basketball standouts — West Las Vegas’ Linda Esquibel and Robertson’s Daniella Montoya and Karlee Bradley — was a sentimental favorite of the home crowd at Friday’s North-South game.

    But with the explosiveness she brought to the Wilson Complex, Dionna Montoya of Pojoaque looked like she was roaring “hello,” not saying “goodbye.”