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Today's Sports

  • 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.”

  • Mallette in national rodeo

    Deming Mallette, an 11th grader at Dora Cyber Academy, will compete on Team New Mexico in the upcoming National High School Finals Rodeo.

    The national rodeo — boasting more than 1,500 contestants — will take place July 18-24 in Gillette, Wyo.

    Mallette has qualified in the event of pole bending.

  • North-South time in Vegas

    Fifteen Meadow City athletes will be among those playing in the Class 3A North-South games this weekend, bidding adieu to their glory days as prep stars.

    The girls’ basketball all-star game tips off at 5 p.m. Friday at the Wilson Complex, followed immediately by the boys’ game.

    The football all-star game kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday at Perkins Stadium.

    Sanctioned by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association and staged by a volunteer committee, the North-South games have been situated in Las Vegas through the last decade.

  • Little League All-Stars hit Raton

    Top Little Leaguers from Las Vegas will join counterparts from Mora, Clayton, Taos, Springer, Questa and host city Raton this week for the district all-star tournaments.

    The action begins bright and early Saturday morning in Raton. Each bracket is double-elimination.

    Weekend early-round games, by division:

    Baseball, 9-10

  • ‘Lady Liberty&...

    Carmel Pacheco-Aragon didn’t have to look far for inspiration when she decided to try for the Fiesta Memorial Run’s new prize for outlandish racing attire.

    Perhaps caught up in the patriotism of the Independence Day holiday, she crafted a costume based on the Statue of Liberty. She donned a head ornament, wrapped herself in a robe and completed the outfit with a torch replicating the one held aloft by Lady Liberty.