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Today's Sports

  • Cowgirls go halfers with Skyhawks

    Highlands (23-25) generated two runs in each of the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to take a 6-2 win in Saturday’s series opener against visiting Fort Lewis.

    Erica Wieck hit an RBI double, and she and Brittany Potter each collected two hits in the Cowgirl victory over their Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference foes.

    Jessica Brink (9-6) held the Skyhawks to six hits, three walks and two runs — both unearned — in a seven-inning performance that also included five strikeouts.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April...

    MONDAY
    Golf
    • Robertson at Los Alamos Invite, 9 a.m., Los Alamos

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Robertson at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas vs. Taos, 3 p.m., WLV field
    Golf
    • Robertson at Hope Christian Invite, 8 a.m., Albuquerque
    Softball
    • Robertson at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton
    • West Las Vegas vs. Taos, 3 p.m., WLV field

    WEDNESDAY

  • FYI - Sports - April 16, 2012

    The City of Las Vegas Recreation Department is looking for people interested in serving as umpires for adult softball league games. Season starts May 7. Check with the Abe Montoya Recreation Center for more information.

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  • Free baseball!

    Luke Aragon’s blooper single scored fellow senior Girard Maestas from third base, breaking an extra-inning tie for a 10-9 Robertson victory over crosstown rival West Las Vegas on Tuesday evening at Memorial Middle School’s Whorton Field.

    It was the second time this spring that the Cardinals and Dons have met, and both games have been instant classics decided in the final at-bats.

    West came back from being down 7-3, pulling within 7-5 by the middle of the fifth inning.

  • All West in city softball...

    It took the West Las Vegas Lady Dons just three innings to win round one of their crosstown rivalry softball game with Robertson on Tuesday afternoon.

    That’s all it took for the Lady Don offense to rack up 16 runs in a 16-0 romp over a young Robertson squad still learning how to contain opposing hitters.

    Coming off a 12-4 triumph over Class 4A Capital, Robertson had some positive momentum coming in. But that was washed away with the rain that splashed across Las Vegas in time for Tuesday’s game — and the monsoon of Lady Don scoring.

  • Little Leagues to open season

    Both of the Meadow City’s Little League organizations are beginning their 2012 seasons over the next couple of weekends.

    Las Vegas Little League will host opening day activities on Saturday at Keyes Park off Mills Avenue. The action commences with a full day of baseball and softball games with first pitch at 9 a.m. continuing until around 7:30 p.m.

    The on-field activity will be interrupted at noon for the LVLL opening ceremonies featuring the league’s board of directors and introductory remarks.

  • Youth soccer events slated

    For several years, the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League has brought the Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp to town, and this year, the five-day camp is scheduled from June 4-8 at New Mexico Highlands University’s Perkins Stadium.

    In an effort to promote that camp and give young soccer players and their parents and coaches a preview, LVYSL is hosting a free mini-camp on Monday, April 23, at Mountain View Park.

  • Montoya wrestles to All-American...

    Las Vegas’ Richard “Rico” Montoya captured All-American honors after winning third place in his weight class at the recent freshman nationals wrestling tournament in Virginia Beach, Va.

    “This is one of the most prestigious wrestling tournaments in the U.S.,” said Montoya’s coach at Robertson High, Richard Martinez.

    Montoya wrestled at 113 pounds for the tournament, which brought top high school grapplers from across the nation.

  • Luna’s Tapaha goes yard — three...

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Reggie Jackson once hit three home runs in his first three at bats for the New York Yankees.

    On Friday, Elisse Tapaha did the same thing for the Luna Community College Lady Rough Riders.

    Tapaha, a sophomore from Fort Defiance, Ariz., hit a home run in each of her first three at-bats against Lamar Community College at Rodriguez Park.

  • Isotopes look ahead to home debut

    After giving up two runs in each of the second and third innings, the Albuquerque Isotopes lost 5-1 to Iowa on Wednesday in Des Moines.

    Albuquerque had won 6-5 the previous day.

    After closing the four-game road series with the I-Cubs on Thursday, the ‘Topes open their home schedule Friday night with the Omaha Storm Chasers. First pitch at Isotopes Park is 7:05 p.m.