Today's Sports

  • Serena prevails

    The Associated Press

    WIMBLEDON, England — Her serve as good as there is, her grit as good as ever, Serena Williams was dominant at the start and finish, beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 on Saturday to win a fifth championship at the All England Club and 14th major title overall, ending a two-year drought.

  • Isotopes, Lobos aid in fire...

    Submitted to the Optic

    Albuquerque Isotopes manager Lorenzo Bundy led a group of ‘Topes taking part in “New Mexico Fire Relief” drive-through fundraiser over the weekend at The Pit.

    In addition to Bundy, pitching coach Glenn Dishman, infielder Joe Becker, and utility player Tyler Henson too part in greeting donors this past Friday afternoon. The recently crowned best mascot in Minor League Baseball, Orbit, also was on hand throughout the event.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 9...

    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 9-10: teams TBA, 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., Raton Little League complex
    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 10-11: teams TBA, 10 a.m., noon, Raton
    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 11-12: teams TBA, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., Raton
    • Women’s city league: Scrubs vs. Budweiser-Dick’s-Night Owl, 6 p.m., city complex

  • FYI - Sports - July 9, 2012

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League registration for 2012 fall soccer is now open! Spread the word. To register online go to www.lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or go to Desertgate Internet on Bridge Street during business hours. Registration deadline is July 31. Don't miss it!

  • Go Fish - July 6, 2012

    JULY 3

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using Power Bait, jigs and worms for trout and perch.

    Cimarron River: Hot spot for trout: Fishing was great this past week for anglers using stone flies, elk hair caddis, tricos, BWOs and spinners. Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake as of Monday was 55 cfs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit lakes was fair using Pistol Petes and Power Bait.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 6...



    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 9-10: Las Vegas vs. Springer, noon; Taos vs. Clayton, 2 p.m.; La Plaza vs. Mora, 4 p.m., Raton Little League complex

    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 11-12: Santa Rosa vs. Taos, noon; Las Vegas vs. Raton, 2 p.m.; Mora vs. Springer, 4 p.m., Raton

    • District 4 Little League All-Star Tournament, 10-11: Las Vegas vs. La Plaza, 2 p.m., Raton

  • Torres, 45, narrowly misses...

    By Beth Harris
    AP Sports Writer

    OMAHA, Neb. — Dara Torres is headed back to Florida to watch the Olympics on TV, like a lot of middle-aged folks.

    The 45-year-old mom missed making a record sixth U.S. swim team by nine-hundredths of a second, finishing fourth in the 50-meter freestyle on the last night of the trials Monday.

    “This is really over,” she said, smiling. “That’s it; I’m going to enjoy some time with my daughter, have a nice summer and cheer on the U.S. team from afar.”

  • Fiesta run Sunday

    Las Vegas Optic

    Runners and walkers who don’t want to save your last-minute huffing and puffing for Sunday, rest easy.

    There’s still time to sign up for the Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run after all.
    Late registration and early packet pick-up will be available from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

  • LCC players honored

    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College’s Ridge Hoopii-Haslam and Shannon Krause both received postseason awards recently.

    Hoopii-Haslam of the LCC baseball team was named to the National Junior College Athletics Association Baseball All-District/Region Team in Division II. Hoopi-Haslam hit close to .400 and had nine home runs.

  • Track clubs in regional meet

    The Las Vegas area will be well-represented this week in the U.S. Junior Olympics regional track and field competition under way in El Paso.

    A number of Pecos elementary and middle school students have qualified for the meet, which will feature young tracksters from a five-state region competing on the campus of the University of Texas-El Paso.