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Today's Sports

  • Taking it home

    Staying patient on offense, manufacturing runs with a steady hand and — most of all — clamping down on defense, the Athletics concluded a strong campaign Saturday with a 7-2 victory over the Yankees in the La Plaza majors title game.

    The final pitted the division’s top two squads against one another for a third time this season. (They’d split their two regular-season games, each winning by two runs.)

    The Yankees had the sticks going early and took a 2-1 lead after Robert Gallegos’ score in the top of the second.

  • A's get last laugh in...

    With just two teams in La Plaza’s softball division, there wasn’t much mystery as to who would meet in the final on Saturday morning.

    But given the competitiveness of both the A’s and Marlins — not to mention the one-run difference between them in their most recent meeting — there wasn’t a clear favorite going into the championship game.

  • Little League

    The following are recent scores and upcoming baseball, softball and tee-ball games for La Plaza Little League and Las Vegas Little League.

    LVLL games take place at Keyes Park off Mills Avenue.

    Recent scores:

    Saturday, June 19

    La Plaza majors (tournament final): A’s 7, Yankees 2

    La Plaza minors (tournament final): Cubs 6, Marlins 5

    La Plaza softball (tournament final): A’s 19, Marlins 11

    Upcoming games:

    Monday, June 21

  • Adult softball

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

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

    Men’s division

    Scores:

    WEDNESday, June 16

    Dream Team 17, The Best 10; Hackers 30, Buzzards 2; DB’s Milkmen 16, Blaze 1

    Upcoming games:

    MONday, June 21

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

    WEDNESday, June 23

  • Photo finish for Cubs

    Omar Gallardo’s dusty slide into home plate triggered a swarm of blue and red onto the field Saturday.

    Gallardo’s was the winning run in the Cubs’ 6-5 walk-off triumph over the Marlins in La Plaza’s minors division championship game.

    It was fitting that Gallardo put an end to the game. He finished 4 for 4 at the plate with three runs scored.

    Solid in the middle of their order, the Marlins got three hits apiece from the one-town punch of Jared and Jaden.

    But it was the Cubbies who came up with a trump card in the final at-bat.

  • Rodeo finals under way

    Updates on New Mexico Highlands University athletes competing in the College National Finals Rodeo, being held through Saturday in Casper, Wyo.:

    • Outgoing NMHU senior Sarah Zybach stood in 17th place overall in goat tying. She posted times of 7.1 seconds in the first round, 8.4 in the second and 9.5 in the third for an aggregate of 25.2. That’s not far off the pace set through three rounds by leaders Bailie Guthrie of West Texas and Jordan Thurston of Gillette (20.3).

  • Little League

    The following are recent scores and 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.

    Recent scores:

    MONday, June 14

    La Plaza majors (tournament): A’s 8, Cubs 4

    La Plaza minors (tournament): Angels 10, Giants 0

    Las Vegas softball: Lady Devils 13, Pink Sox 3

    TUESday, June 15

    La Plaza majors (tournament): Dodgers 11, Rockies 5

  • LV wrestlers excel in AAU tourney

    Not content with a T-shirt, a postcard or a keychain, Rico Montoya had a different souvenir in mind from his summer trip to Montana.

    So Montoya picked up a couple of national championship medals and one runner-up prize to hang on his wall.

    Montoya was one of four Las Vegas wrestlers who competed in the AAU Grand Nationals for Greco-Roman, freestyle, and folkstyle wrestling June 11-12 in Butte, Mont.

    The foursome was part of a 15-wrestler contingent from New Mexico, said Marcos Martinez, one of the group’s coaches and an accomplished grappler himself.

  • Q&A: LCC baseball's...

    The following is an interview with Luna Community College baseball coach Antonio Siqueiros.

    How is the recruiting going so far this summer?

  • Locals deliver in North victory

    As far as Dean Gallegos is concerned, one of the defining moments of the North-South baseball weekend came away from the field.

    One of the invitees to compete in the just-for-fun skills challenge on the eve of the series, West Las Vegas’ Michael Armijo volunteered to give that spot up in order to focus on the actual series.