Today's Sports

  • Firing ‘em up in Farmington

    Las Vegas Kryptonite is back in the American Amateur Baseball Congress Sandy Koufax South Plains Regional Tournament, and this year, it was just a five-hour drive away.

    The tourney is in Farmington.

    The Kryptonite kicked off its participation early, with Brian Gonzales demonstrating his power hitting by winning the event’s home run derby. Gonzales won the derby by hitting eight home runs in the first round and then seven more to take the title in the finals.  

  • Crespin falls via TKO

    Arturo Crespin’s hard-fought battle with Christopher Pearson came to a close after Crespin sustained a deep gash over his right eye in the fifth round Friday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

    The ring official stopped the bout, keeping Pearson’s undefeated record intact.

    Afterward, Crespin remained upbeat. In a post to his Facebook page, “El Toro” wrote: “Hurt him a few times. Was a good fight overall. Thank you all for the love and support. I love you guys. I’ll be back in time. Thanks again.”

  • Champions!
  • Isotopes nip Omaha

    By Laura Verillo
    Albuquerque Isotopes
    The first-place Albuquerque Isotopes defeated the Omaha Storm Chasers 4-3 Friday night at Isotopes Park.
    Alex Castellanos started the scoring for the Topes, leading off the bottom of the second with his team-leading 14th home run of the season. The outfielder also stole his 12th base of the season in the fifth.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 22...

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Raton Osos, 6 p.m., Raton
    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Balls Deep vs. Hackers, 7:15 p.m., Hackers vs. Bombers, 8:30 p.m.; women’s division game, Lady Jags vs. Lady Hackers, 6 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park

  • LV juniors win state softball...

    Las Vegas’ 13-14 All-Star softball team earned a state championship on Wednesday, emerging victorious from a 22-19 shootout with Silver City.

    The showdown took place at Isleta Little League’s complex.

    Las Vegas had to battle back through the loser’s bracket after sustaining a one-run loss to those same Silver City All-Stars on Saturday, July 13.

    The team won twice on Sunday and then took down Gallup on Monday to complete its run through the playback bracket.

  • Roswell locks up South

    With a nine-game lead and just 10 games remaining in the regular season, the Roswell Invaders have virtually locked up the Pecos League’s South Division title — and hosting rights in the first round of the upcoming postseason tournament.

    Roswell has been the league’s most consistently dominant club all summer. The Invaders are 45-15 overall as of early Thursday. They’ll host the Alpine (Texas) Cowboys, which at 36-24 has secured the other playoff spot in the South.

  • ‘Topes honor four Hall of Famers

    By Laura Verillo
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    Four men influential to the success of baseball in the Duke City will be inducted into the Albuquerque Professional Baseball Hall of Fame on Saturday as outfielder Billy Ashley and pitchers Charlie Hough, Steve Lagomarsino, and Geoff Zahn will make up the 2013 class.

    The four were elected by the Albuquerque Professional Baseball Hall of Fame committee, consisting of baseball history experts throughout the city of Albuquerque.

  • Go Fish - July 19, 2013

    FISHING REPORT, July 16  

    Charette Lakes: Due to low water levels only small boats are being launched here. Trout fishing was good this past week for anglers using Power Bait and fishing the north side and the Texas Point area.
    Cimarron River: Water flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 19 cfs. Trout fishing was good using small stimulators, red bead-head San Juan worms, salmon eggs and worms. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using salmon eggs, Power Bait and Pistol Petes.  

  • Youth soccer sign-up ongoing

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is conducting in-person and online registration for the fall 2013 season. Registration deadline is Saturday, Aug. 10.

    The league is open to young soccer players age 4 through 14 and includes multiple age divisions.

    Cost is $51.40 per child and includes jersey, shorts and player fees. Players are also required to provide their own shinguards and cleats.

    Online registration is available via the league website, www.lasvegasyouthsoccer.org.