Today's Sports

  • Editorial Cartoon - Aug. 9, 2013
  • Bright on the diamond

    After playing 46 softball games and laboring through hundreds of hours of practice and logging hundreds of miles on the road this spring and summer, members of the Las Vegas Xplosion — also known as the Las Vegas Little League Juniors All-Stars — still aren’t ready for the offseason.

    “I asked them if they wanted to take the fall off, and they said, ‘Heck, no!,’” noted Michael Quintana, one of the team’s coaches.

    Success, it seems, does wonders to whet the appetite.

  • NMHU volleyball hosts youth camp

    New Mexico Highlands’ volleyball coaching staff is inviting area volleyball players in grades 3-8 to a camp Monday and Tuesday at the Wilson Complex.

    Grades 3-5 ($15) will attend 9:30-11 a.m.; grades 6-8 ($25) attend 1-3 p.m. Check-in is a half hour before each session.

    Registration is available online at bryancrawfordvolleyballcamps.com.

    Call 454-3206 for more information.

  • Youth soccer deadline Saturday

    Deadline to register your children for Las Vegas Youth Soccer League’s upcoming season is Saturday, Aug. 10.

    Cost per player is $50, which covers uniform (except shinguards and cleats) and player fees. Registration may be completed online at lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or in person at Desertgate on Bridge Street during the workday.

    First practices may be scheduled later this month. The fall 2013 game schedule begins in early September and runs through October. A spring season is also included.

  • Crespin’s to host boxing Aug. 17

    Crespin’s Boxing Promotions will be hosting “Crespin’s Boxing Showdown,” a night of fights on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the gym at 900 West Valencia.

    Weigh-ins will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. that day. First bout is due to start at 5 p.m. Call 429-4068 for details.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Aug. 9...

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    • Las Vegas Summer Softball League, men’s division games, Tecolote vs. Blaze, 6 p.m., Vegas Boyz vs. Balls Deep, 7:15 p.m., Yo Momma vs. Blaze (makeup game), 8:30 p.m.; women’s division games, Bud vs. Lady Hackers, 6 p.m., Lady Jags vs. Bud, 7:30 p.m.; all games at city softball complex, Grant Street


  • Run ends in regional

    SANTA FE — One of the deepest runs ever made by a Little League team from the Meadow City has come to an end.

    The New Mexico All-Stars of the Juniors (age 13-14) softball division went 1-2, unofficially finishing third, in the Southwest Regional Championship tournament this past week in Santa Fe. The run came to an end with Monday’s 8-2 loss to Texas West at Bicentennial Park.

  • Cowboys picked third in RMAC

    Look for the New Mexico Highlands University football team to contend for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference championship this season.

    The Cowboys were projected as the No. 3 team in the 10-team league according to a preseason coaches’ poll released Monday by the RMAC’s Colorado Springs-based office.

  • Grizzlies shut out Isotopes

    Las Vegas Optic and
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    Matt Angle had the Fresno Grizzlies all figured out on Monday night.

    Unfortunately for Albuquerque, the same could not be said for his teammates.

    Fresno dealt the struggling Isotopes a 2-0 loss, dropping them further behind Oklahoma City in the Pacific Coast League’s American Southern Division.

    Angle, Albuquerque’s centerfielder, went 3 for 3 at the plate with one walk, thus reaching base all four at-bats — ideal for a leadoff hitter.

  • Football practice starts in LV

    For the first time this summer — officially, anyway — area high school football players took to the practice fields on Monday, launching the 2013 preseason.

    Monday was the first day allowed for prep football practice by the New Mexico Activities Association. Locally, squads at Robertson and West Las Vegas could be seen putting in workouts.

    Memorial Middle School announced the start of its football practices as well.