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Today's Sports

  • State softball championships
  • HU punter is preseason All-...

    When the New Mexico Highlands football offense stalls on a drive downfield, the Cowboys can at least be assured of being able to pin the opponent deep via the punting game.

    Thanks in large part to Patrick Carney, Highlands has been keeping opponents honest on its own fourth down situations.
    Carney was recognized as a preseason All-American for NCAA Division II by The Sporting News and Lindy’s, nationally respected sports publications, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced on Monday.

  • Triggers-Robbers in Santa Rosa

    Rainy weather led to cancellation of one game and interrupted another in the Las Vegas Train Robbers’ last two scheduled home games of the summer.

    On Sunday, the Las Vegas-Trinidad contest at Rodriguez Park was rained out altogether. Then on Monday, a special Santa Rosa date reached the second inning — with the Triggers up 3-0 — before officials called a halt due to weather. The game was to resume on Tuesday in Trinidad, with the originally slated game cancelled by the Pecos League.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 16...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Triple-A All-Star game, PCL vs. International League, TBA
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad Triggers, 6 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    Softball
    • New Mexico state 11-12 softball tournament games, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League men’s all-star game, 8:15 p.m., city complex
    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League women’s games: Lady Hackers vs. Ice Cold Pitches, 5:45 p.m.; Tecolote Hooters vs. Compounders, 7 p.m., NMHU field

    Thursday

  • Don’t gamble with fund

    Every time someone purchases a lottery ticket, a minimum of 30 cents of every dollar they spend goes into a scholarship fund for New Mexico high school graduates.

  • LV juniors lead pack of locals...

    Las Vegas bats proved reliable as ever over the weekend, and the juniors softball team marched closer to defending its state championship in the 13-14 age division.

    Vegas, which also doubles as the successful travel team Xplosion, clobbered Zia Mile High 25-11 on Saturday morning in the state tournament opener at New Mexico Highlands University’s Cowgirl Field.

    The team then downed Southwest 16-2 to advance to the championship game against the winner of a playback bracket meeting between Southwest and Zia Mile High. LVLL led by 14-0 at one point.

  • LeBron returning to Cleveland

    By Tom Withers
    AP Sports Writer

    CLEVELAND — LeBron James returns older, more mature, a polished champion. He’s got a little less hair, and a ton more experience.

    Like anyone, he changed in four years.

  • Run Fourth

    Reina Paredes couldn’t get enough of the Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run.

    After the 13-year-old Rio Rancho resident posted the fastest time among female runners in the 5-kilometer run, she “cooled off” with a triumph in the 1-mile children’s run.

    Her choice of race attire, a Wonder Woman costume, seemed appropriate.

  • Osos’ start dooms LV

    A 6-0 head start for the Raton Osos was more than enough to give them the edge Saturday night over the Las Vegas Train Robbers in a 10-4 final tally.

    Las Vegas was to play its final home game Monday night not at Rodriguez Park but at Santa Rosa High School. Former Las Vegas city manager Tim Dodge, now back in Santa Rosa, told the Guadalupe County Communicator he’d helped bring the team to the Meadow City and now he helped secure the game for Santa Rosa.

  • RHS soccer kids’ camp starts...

    Robertson’s girls’ soccer team invites area youngsters to take part in a weeklong camp Monday through Friday at RHS field.

    Children age 5 to 12 are welcome to take part. Cost is $40 for the full 8 a.m. to noon camp. It’s $20 for the 8-10 a.m. camp for ages 5-6. Registration is 7:45 a.m. Monday, July 14.

    Each participant should bring a ball and drinking water.

    Proceeds benefit the RHS girls’ program.