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Today's Sports

  • State tourneys include Vegas stop

    While their counterparts from other divisions make their way across New Mexico to vie for state championships in Little League baseball and softball this weekend, the Las Vegas 10-11 sluggers begin their title quest in the Meadow City.

    That’s because part of the 10-11 state baseball tournament’s  first round is set at La Plaza’s Rodriguez Park.

    LVLL, the champion of District 4, will host Lions Hondo, the champ in District 2, at 10 a.m. Saturday.

  • Former Isotope runner-up in derby

    Former Albuquerque Isotope Joc Pederson finished second in this year’s Major League Baseball Home Run Derby, held Monday night in Cincinnati as part of the All-Star festivities.

    Pederson crushed 14 home runs in the final round only to see hometown hero Todd Frazier of the Reds hit 15 — the last coming in bonus time. This year’s derby followed a different format, awarding bonus time based on the distance of the homers hit in the allotted regular time each round.

  • Go Fish - July 17

    Fishing report, July 14

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair to good using Power Bait and stone fly nymphs. Fishing was fair using worms for perch.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow on Monday near Cimarron was 121 cfs. Fishing was fair using red copper John Barrs, Cimarron specials, worms and spinners. Trout fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was good using Power Bait, salmon eggs and worms.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 17...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Santa Fe
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque  
    • State Little League tournaments, various sites

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Santa Fe Fuego, 11 a.m., Brandt Park; Robbers at Fuego, TBA, Santa Fe
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • State Little League tournaments, various sites
    Softball

  • State champs! La Plaza Juniors...

    Battling back after being dealt their first loss of the tournament, La Plaza’s Juniors softball team emerged with a thrilling 17-16 victory over Deming and claimed the New Mexico state championship Sunday afternoon on Albuquerque’s west side.

    Santianna Medrano made a spectacular diving catch in right field for the final out, stranding what would’ve been the tying and winning runs for Deming.

  • Title town - La Plaza’s 11-12...

    Roy Pacheco and Joaquin Perea smashed two home runs apiece, and Elijah Alarcon connected on a grand slam, as La Plaza 11-12 baseball team romped past Las Vegas 22-1 on Saturday for the District 4 Majors championship.

    It was a fitting exclamation point for a huge week for the Las Vegas area’s youth baseball and softball teams.

    Eight divisions contested.

    Eight district championships.

    Eight state tournament berths.

  • Serena adds to Slam collection

    The Associated Press

    LONDON — Serena Williams let herself briefly bask in the joy of a sixth Wimbledon championship, 21st Grand Slam singles trophy overall and fourth consecutive major title Saturday, even balancing the winner’s silver dish atop her head — Look, Ma, no hands! — as she sauntered off Centre Court.

    “I was peaceful, feeling really good,” Williams said. “Maybe a little after that, I started thinking about New York.”

  • Down to one - Saturday could be...

    The good news, if you’re a Train Robbers fan, is that the team will play a Saturday matinee game against Santa Fe this coming weekend at Brandt Park.

    The 11 a.m. contest figures to offer fans a rare mid-day outing on the relatively weatherproof New Mexico Highlands field.

    The bad news? It might well be the last time the team ever plays in Las Vegas.

  • Isotopes reach All-Star break

    If his recent performance is any indication, Cristhian Adames could have a huge day when the Pacific Coast League All-Star game is played this Wednesday in Omaha, Neb.

    The Albuquerque Isotopes infielder is on a tear, having hit safely in 14 straight games — and 19 of the last 20 — going into Saturday’s twinbill at El Paso. In 11 of those games, he’s recorded more than one hit.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 13...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Santa Rosa High School field
    Softball
    • Las Vegas adult league games, evenings, city softball complex

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Fort Marcy, Santa Fe
    Softball
    • Las Vegas adult league games, evenings, city softball complex

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Santa Fe Fuego, 6 p.m., Fort Marcy, Santa Fe
    Softball