Today's Sports

  • Two more champs crowned

    Highlights from the District 4 Little League All-Star tournaments this past week in Raton:

    • Down five runs in a must-win situation, the Las Vegas Little League 11-12 sluggers never gave up.

    Now, they’re reaping the rewards of a District 4 championship — the fifth collected by a Meadow City team and the fourth for LVLL.

  • Beijing heroes Phelps, Bolt...

    By Howard Fendrich and Paul Newberry
    AP Sports Writers

    Michael Phelps, in the pool, raising a fist. Usain Bolt, on the track, slapping his chest.

    They are the two indelible images of the 2008 Beijing Olympics — celebration after celebration of gold medals and world records by the American swimmer and the Jamaican sprinter. Because of what they did four years ago, all eyes will be on them when they return to their sports’ biggest stages during the London Games, which open July 27.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July...

    • Men’s city league tournament: Yo Momma vs. Old Folks, 6 p.m., Alta Vista Balls Deep vs. V Town Sluggers, 7 p.m., Vegas Hitmen vs. 24-7, 8 p.m., city complex

    • Men’s city league tournament: Tecolote vs. Big Joe’s Cartel, 6 p.m., Hackers vs. Yo Momma-Old Folks winner, 7 p.m., losers’ bracket game teams TBA, 8 p.m., city complex

    • Men’s city league tournament games TBA, 6 p.m., city complex

  • FYI - Sports - July 16, 2012

    Las Vegas Youth Soccer League registration for 2012 fall soccer is now open! Spread the word. To register online go to www.lasvegasyouthsoccer.org or go to Desertgate Internet on Bridge Street during business hours. Registration deadline is July 31. Don't miss it!

  • Champs!

    Highlights from the District 4 Little League All-Star tournaments under way in Raton:

    • Las Vegas stopped La Plaza 27-0 in an all-Meadow City championship game early Wednesday evening in the 10-11 division.

    Brandon Lucero had a grand slam, Antonio Cordova, Lonny Montoya went yard and Austen King homered while turning in a lights-out pitching effort.

  • It’s North vs. South

    Local fans are invited to check out some of the finest athletes from the high school class of 2012 this weekend for the annual Class 2A-3A North-South games.

    The all-star girls’ basketball game tips off 6 p.m. Friday at the Wilson Complex, to be followed by the boys’ game.

    Then at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, it’s North-South football at Perkins Stadium.

  • Big turnout for camp

    The inaugural Miranda Serna Memorial Basketball Camp for kids 5-16 will take place Monday through Wednesday in Mora, and the camp has reached its 60-player limit, according to organizers.

    Proceeds from the camp benefit a scholarship fund in Serna’s name.

  • Fiesta Run draws nearly 300...

    Henrique Chavez set what is believed to be an event record and continued a strong summer by winning the Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run 10-kilometer race with a time of 31:42 on Sunday morning.

    The Mora native and New Mexico Highlands distance runner eclipsed former NMHU teammate Nicaise Kazingo’s time of 32:49. Chavez called Kazingo — an All-American for the Cowboys — his “idol” and “mentor.”

    Chavez added the Fiesta win to his victory in the 5K of the recent Fabian Trujillo Memorial Run.

  • North-South athletes eye...

    They arrived in town Monday wearing many different colors, some representing the cities and schools they’d grown up playing for.

    A few wore memorabilia from the colleges or universities they plan to attend this fall.

    But by the time they gathered for team pictures Monday afternoon, these star athletes from across New Mexico were sporting either North red or South blue.

  • Fiesta Run 2012