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Today's Sports

  • Three locals all-state baseball

    Las Vegas high school baseball hit a triple when the all-state teams were announced this past week.

    West Las Vegas senior Jared Gallegos and Robertson’s Nicholas Aragon and Girard Maestas all earned selection to the Class 3A all-state team.

    Gallegos was chosen as one of six first-team all-state pitchers. He also made the second team as an outfielder.

    As one of two main starting pitchers for the Dons this past season, Gallegos went 3-3 and posted a 5.35 earned run average with 67 strikeouts and 15 walks.

  • Dons skipper leads North

    Dean Gallegos, who has guided the West Las Vegas Dons baseball team back to the postseason two years running, will head the coaching staff for the North All-Stars in the upcoming Class 3A baseball showcase event. The North-South baseball games are scheduled for June 9-11 in Socorro. Joining Gallegos in the annual all-star contest will be two of his Dons team leaders — outfielder Michael Armijo and pitcher-outfielder Jared Gallegos — as well as Robertson shortstop Adrian Jaramillo.  Meanwhile, several area softball players were honore

  • Graham sixth in heptathlon

    All-American Angella Graham placed sixth in the heptathlon, racking up 5,282 points Thursday in the opening day of competition at the NCAA Division II national outdoor track and field championships in Charlotte, N.C. The New Mexico Highlands University standout later finished fifth in the triple jump. Aisha Adams, a junior at Angelo State, won the women’s heptathlon with 5,698 points. Trailing Adams were Angelo State teammate Chrystal Ruiz (5,572), Maddy Outman of Indiana, Pa.

  • Booth named for Bernie Allingham

    The late, great Bernie Allingham was recognized at the most recent regular meeting of the Las Vegas City School Board of Education.

    “Throughout the years Bernie worked with KFUN bringing local sports broadcast to people’s homes. Not only did he call the play-by-play, he also interviewed the kids and highlighted their academic and athletic achievements,” Montaño said.

    Montaño said Allingham broadcast all local sports, including Highlands, Robertson and West Las Vegas games.

  • Rosie: Still spiking

    Old habits die hard. Even the good ones.

    Rosie Lanphere, who starred on the volleyball court for Robertson High, is competing as part of the U.S. club volleyball circuit and is days away from a major tournament.

    “I was invited to join an adult volleyball club in Albuquerque named Hogan’s Heroes,” Lanphere told the Optic. “We are sponsored to go to the national tournament.”

    The tourney is the  U.S. Open National Volleyball Championships Club Tournament, June 2-5 in Phoenix.

  • Little League

      The following are upcoming baseball, softball and tee-ball games for La Plaza Little League and Las Vegas Little League. La Plaza games take place at Rodriguez Park off Grant Street; Las Vegas games at Keyes Park off Mills Avenue.   Upcoming games:   MONDAY, MAY 31 La Plaza majors: Dodgers vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m. La Plaza minors: Indians vs. A’s, 5:30 p.m.; Giants vs. Yankees, 8:30 p.m. La Plaza tee-ball: Red Sox vs. Cubs, 5:30 p.m.; Padres vs.

  • Little League

    The following are the baseball and softball scores reported to the Optic by La Plaza Little League and Las Vegas Little League for the past week’s action.

    MONDAY, MAY 25

    Las Vegas softball: Pink Sox 9, Psychlones 5

    TUESDAY, MAY 26

    La Plaza majors: A’s 12, Angels 1 (A’s Brian Gonzales homered to center field.)

    La Plaza minors: Rockies 9, Angels 0

    Interleague softball: La Plaza A’s 16, Pecos 4; Las Vegas Psychlones 16, La Plaza Marlins 16

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 26

  • Carr does it again

    Jason Carr has added another All-American baseball award to his collection of accolades for 2010.

    New Mexico Highlands University’s senior first baseman, Carr was named to the second-team All-America by Rawlings and the American Baseball Coaches Association this past week.

    Carr, who led NMHU with a single-season high 25 home runs, has already been honored as a Daktronics All-American for his exploits this past season.

    NMHU finished 41-13 and ranked No. 1 in the NCAA Division II Central Region.

  • Speed is focus of NMHU camp

    New Mexico Highlands University head track and field coach Bob DeVries and his staff will host the first NMHU Speed Development Camp June 14-16 at the NMHU track. The camp is open to athletes in all sports entering grades 7-12.

    NMHU assistant coach Patrick Johnson will be the lead instructor at the camp.

    Johnson is a Level 5 IAAF certified coach in the sprints---the highest level of certification offered by the world track and field governing body. His athletes have won numerous championships in Jamaica — the current sprinting capital of the world.

  • Bradley-bound

    Keeping alive a family tradition while making a little history all his own, Kevin Keiner of Las Vegas will play tennis and attend school at Bradley, an NCAA Division I university in Peoria, Ill.

    This past weekend was busy for Keiner, who not only attended his graduation ceremony at Robertson High, he also signed a national letter of intent making official his college choice.

    Oh yeah. He also made time for an impromptu game with sister Jennifer, now an assistant tennis coach at Cincinnati, who returned to Las Vegas to celebrate both major moments with her kid brother.