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Today's Sports

  • Assuming the rec’s...

    Loretta Abreu Martin, the city recreation center’s director, often has her hands full.

    On a recent morning, she helped look for a 9-year-old girl’s glasses, got an update on the maintenance at Rodriguez Park and went about her plans to increase the offerings at the rec center.

    She’s got her eyes all around the center — literally. On her desk is a computer that shows video from 16 security cameras.

  • La Plaza a winner

    What a difference a day made for La Plaza Little League’s 11-12 baseball team.

    After Friday’s inspired performance by crosstown rival Las Vegas forced a final showdown for the District 4 championship on Saturday, La Plaza had to come up with an effective response in a hurry.

    And the boys in green and gold delivered.

  • DISTRICT 4 LITTLE LEAGUE TOURNEY...

    From the District 4 Little League tournaments, hosted by La Plaza LL at the Rodriguez Park complex in Las Vegas...

    SATURDAY (July 11) SCORES

    9-10 baseball: Springer 16, Questa 3, in four innings ... Taos 12, Clayton 6 ... Las Vegas 12, Raton 3.

    10-11 baseball: Raton defeated Questa via forfeit.

    11-12 baseball: Las Vegas 8, Taos 1.

    9-10 softball: Taos 25, Las Vegas 23.

    11-12 softball: Las Vegas 30, Taos 4.

     

    SUNDAY (July 12) SCORES

  • Holm fight a go; LV boxers to be...

    Calling it “a new journey for my boxing career,” world champion Holly Holm on Wednesday made it official — her next fight will be Aug. 28 in Las Vegas.

    Holm (24-1-3, 7 KOs) will fight Terri Blair (11-13-2, 6 KOs) in the main event of the card, to be held at the Wilson Complex on the New Mexico Highlands University campus. Tickets ranging from $20 to $200 are available via Ticketmaster and several other area vendors.

  • Cowboys picked 9th in RMAC...

    New Mexico Highlands’ football team will enter this fall as a decided underdog after being picked to finish ninth in the 10-team Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    The Cowboys are coming off a 3-8 campaign and entering their second season under head coach Chad Roanhaus.

     The 2009 RMAC Football Preseason Poll, voted on by the league’s coaches, was released this past week by the league office.

  • July 31 dance to benefit...

    It’s a big dance to help the Las Vegas Kryptonite baseball team get to the big dance — the upcoming state tournament.

    Camino Oscuro, a band from Pecos, will play at the Night Owl from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday, July 31. The dance and show will help raise funds for the Kryptonite, who play in the Sandy Koufax tourney in late July and early August.

  • North wins two of three All-Star...

    Former West Las Vegas standout Kristen Encinias connected on several big long-range shots Friday night in the Class 3A North-South All-Star girls' basketball game. But her last make, from short range, was the biggest of them all.

    Encinias sank one of two free throws with 24 seconds left in regulation to nudge the North ahead 74-73, and that would end up the final margin in one of the more exciting North-South contests in years.

    The North went on to sweep Friday's hoops doubleheader after also prevailing 101-85 in the boys' game.

  • North sweeps Friday twinbill

    West Las Vegas’ Kristen Encinias had several big outside shots Friday night, but the biggest make she had was from the free-throw line.

    Encinias sank one of two freebies with 24 seconds left to nudge the Class 3A North All-Stars ahead 74-73, and that ended up the final margin in one of the most exciting all-star contests in recent history.

    Encinias, who hit three from long range, had 14 points total; Pojoaque’s Jackie Bartleson led with 23.

  • City subsidy of boxing questioned

    The city of Las Vegas’ recent decision to give $15,000 to a boxing promoter has come under some criticism.

    But city officials say Las Vegas will benefit from the advertising for a planned September fight, which will include the city’s logo.

    On July 1, the City Council voted to give the money to Fresquez Productions, which aims to bring Albuquerque pro boxer Holly Holm for a fight on Sept. 5. Her opponent will be announced at a coming press conference, according to Fresquez.

  • Put best seats up for grabs, say...

    As part of its deal with the city of Las Vegas, a boxing promoter will give the city eight ringside seats and 30 general admission seats for the planned Holly Holm fight in September.

    Should the community expect to see the politically connected in the choice seats?

    Absolutely not, if some city officials get their way.

    Councilman Morris Madrid, a boxing fan, said he thinks the city should raffle off the seats and let the proceeds go to some good cause such as a homeless shelter. He said city officials shouldn’t be eligible.