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Today's Sports

  • LVLL 8-10 softball reaches final...

    Las Vegas Little League’s 8-10 softball team is headed to a second weekend of state tournament competition -- the coveted championship round.

    The LVLL squad endured a loss in its opening game of the state tourney but recovered to win twice in the playback bracket this past weekend in Portales.

  • Mora to host 3-on-3 hoops

    Two of the Mora Valley’s greatest passions — the sport of basketball and the community’s annual fiesta celebration — will be a part of one big event later this month.

    The Mora Fiestas Basketball Jam, a 3-on-3 tournament, will be held July 22-23 in conjunction with the annual Mora Fiestas. Games will be situated at Montoya Gym and adjacent courts on the Mora High School campus.

    The tournament will serve as a benefit for the Mora Valley Youth Basketball Program, organizers say.

  • Isotopes herd 'Cats, 4-3

    Their bullpen hasn’t always been exemplary this summer, but on Thursday night, the Albuquerque Isotopes got three innings of shutout baseball to close out a 4-3 victory over visiting Sacramento.

    Austin House, Zac Rosscup and Carlos Estevez combined to limit the River Cats to three hits, no walks and no runs in the final 3 1/3 innings. Estevez picked up a save, holding up  Shane Carpenter’s 11-hit, three-run start for the pitching win. Carpenter is 5-6.

    Every Isotope score proved crucial in a nip-and-tuck clash.

  • Golf clinic
  • Go Fish - July 9, 2017

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Catches of the week
    Charette Lakes: Cody Jaramillo, 13, of Las Vegas, caught a 16-inch rainbow trout June 27. He was using a Pistol Pete.

    Pecos River: Hailey Cde Vaca 8, of Santa Fe, caught her limit of rainbow trout July 2. She was fishing just above the Mora Campground and using salmon eggs.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 9...

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes on All-Star Break
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes on All-Star Break
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

  • Que Pasa - July 7, 2017

    7.9.2017
    SUNDAY

    July 9, 16, 23 and 30
    Meadow City Academy of Music
    presents Flamenco Lessons at the Palms Ballroom with teacher Emmy Grimm of Emi Arte Flamenco. Register for Flamenco classes at Las Vegas Arts Council Gallery at 140 Bridge St. in Las Vegas. Two classes will take place —one for 6- to 12-year-olds at 2 p.m., followed by a 3 p.m. class for ages 13 and older. For cost and more information, call 425-1085.

    Upcoming & Ongoing

  • LVLL 8-10 softball preps for...

    Among the Las Vegas Little League’s four softball champs in District 4 are the LVLL 8-10 girls. The team opens state tourney play Friday and Saturday in Clovis.

    The team is managed by Mark Bustamante and includes Amor Allen, Jayla Cordova, Mariana Gonzales, Ava Griego, Alyxa King, Alma Malo, Tatiana Medrano, Taylor Quintana, Gabrielle Rivera, Angelyna Romero, Ariana Sanchez, Chloe Yara.

    Pitcher Taylor Quintana had 41 strikeouts in three wins at the district tournament late last month in Santa Rosa.

  • Isotopes’ Ryan McMahon is PCL...

    Ryan McMahon has spent a month of his professional baseball career at the Triple-A level.

    The way he’s playing, his time in the farm system could be nearing an end. McMahon was named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Month for June, an honor announced Wednesday by the league office.

    McMahon, 22, hit a scorching .429 in June. He led the PCL in hits (50), extra-base hits (21), total bases (85) and doubles (14) during the month as the Albuquerque Isotopes kept pace in the divisional race.

  • Got a need for speed?

    Highlands coach Bob DeVries knows a thing or two about speed.

    He and his assistants have coached All-Americans, all-conference performers and nationals qualifiers in both cross country and track over the past quarter century, after all.

    DeVries and others from his NMHU program are inviting athletes of all ages to join them for the 2017 NMHU Speed Camp, which runs from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14 at Perkins Stadium.