Today's Sports

  • Oklahoma State coach stays true...

    Mora area native Miranda Serna, daughter of Nettie Herrera and John Serna, has been assistant women’s basketball coach and recruiting coordinator at Oklahoma State University for almost five years.

  • Espanola card has plenty of Las...

    “The Final Chapter,” as a July 17 professional boxing event is called, won’t be held in the Meadow City, but the card has an unmistakable Las Vegas flavor to it nonetheless.

    The card, headlined by the third — and theoretically final — fight between six-time world champion Johnny Tapia and Frankie Archuleta, is set for 7 p.m. July 17 at the Ohkay Casino in Española.

    The event had originally been scheduled for this coming Saturday, June 12, but that date was cancelled.

  • Area runners stride it out in...

    Five area  runners competed in a road race May 29 in Santa Fe.

    In the 10-kilometer run Mariam Browne, a former Robertson cross country runner whose parents still  live in Las Vegas, took 19th overall and second in her age group with a time of 48:21.

    Tony Gallegos, also a former  Robertson runner, overcame a leg injury and completed the tough course in a time of  49:55 good enough for 21st place.  

    Howard  Dunbar, 62, finished in an impressive 52:18, good enough for a second place age group finish.

  • Graham is seven-time honoree

    NMHU track and field All-American Angella Graham added to her illustrious career by earning two more All-American awards at the 2010 NCAA II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Charlotte, N.C., May 27-29.

    As the Optic reported this past week, Graham, a senior from Trelawney, Jamaica, placed fifth in the triple jump and sixth in the heptathlon to boost her career All-American trophy haul to seven in her two years as a member of the NMHU program.

  • Learn golf at Luna

    Want to learn golf?

    Luna Community College’s community education division has a class for you.

    Intro to Golf, taught by Ben Leyba, is an eight-week course beginning this Wednesday; focus is on fundamentals of golf including the full swing, chipping, pitching, putting, approach shots, club selection, keeping score, etiquette, playing a course and more.

    Sessions include a large bucket of range balls, lessons and nine holes of play.

    Classes run 10 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays; cost is $10 per session.

  • Eighth-grader a champ

    For Juliana Guerin — who says she’s played tennis since about the time she could walk — winning the Class 3A singles championship probably was the natural progression of things in her athletic career.

    Still, doing so was a special moment for her as well as the Robertson girls’ program.

  • Little League

    The following are recent scores and upcoming baseball, softball and tee-ball games for La Plaza Little League and Las Vegas Little League.

    La Plaza games take place at Rodriguez Park off Grant Street; Las Vegas games at Keyes Park off Mills Avenue.

    Recent scores:


    La Plaza majors: Yankees 7, Rockies 6 (8 inn.)

    MONDAY, MAY 31

    La Plaza majors: Yankees 10, Dodgers 0

    La Plaza minors: Indians 3, A’s 2; Yankees 7, Giants 5

    Las Vegas majors: Red Sox 10, Cardinals 0


  • Adult softball

    The following are recent scores and upcoming games from the City of Las Vegas adult softball league. Games take place at the city’s Rodriguez Softball Complex off of Grant Street.

    Men’s division

    Recent scores:

    Blaze 20, Chuggers 19; The Best 17, DB’s Milkmen 16; Hackers 26, Tecolote 1

    Upcoming games:

    Monday, June 7

    Buzzards vs. The Best, 6:15 p.m.; Tecolote vs. Hackers, 7:30 p.m.; DB's Milkmen vs. Dream Team, 8:45 p.m.

    Wednesday, June 9

  • Mora Little League under way

    Mora Little League opening ceremony was held on Tuesday, May 18, at the Little League Field in Holman.

    The color guard made up of men  from the VFW presented the colors and the national anthem was played   followed by a blessing buy Father John Mc Hugh.

    Members of the Mora baseball team lined up and Ricky Padilla threw the opening pitch.

  • Little League

    The following are upcoming baseball, softball and tee-ball games for La Plaza Little League and Las Vegas Little League. La Plaza games take place at Rodriguez Park off Grant Street; Las Vegas games at Keyes Park off Mills Avenue.

    Upcoming games:


    La Plaza majors: Dodgers vs. Cubs, 7:30 p.m.

    La Plaza minors: Marlins vs. Angels, 5:30 p.m.; Cubs vs. A’s, 8:30 p.m.

    La Plaza tee-ball: Cubs vs. Red Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Phillies vs. Brewers, 6:30 p.m.; Indians vs. Dodgers, 7:30 p.m.