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Today's Sports

  • North vs. South

    For one last time, Kristen Encinias will play basketball for coach Jose “Majic” Medina.

    As West Las Vegas’ girls’ coach, Medina will undoubtedly miss Encinias’ dependable performance in the paint, her steady free throw shooting and her leadership in the locker room when the Lady Dons open camp this coming season.

    But the two will team up once more on Friday night, wearing the red of the Class 3A North All-Stars instead of the green and gold of WLV.

  • LVLL minors Red Sox, Kryptonite...

    It’s human nature to love a thriller. You are not alone if the baseball of this past weekend made you want to scream. It wasn’t bad, you know it, and if you were there, you might long remember the time...

    LVLL minors championship:

    Red Sox 7, Yankees 6

    As regular-season champs, the Sox were favored in this one, but the Yanks came out on a tear. Beginning with a run by Elena Archuleta, they struck for a 3-0 lead midway through the first. And they led 6-1 through three frames.

  • Holm slated to fight in town...

    Albuquerque pro boxer Holly Holm may be coming to Las Vegas, with some help from the city.

    On Wednesday, the Las Vegas City Council approved a request from Fresquez Productions for $15,000 to help sponsor a Holm fight set for early September. Her rival hasn’t been announced.

    The money will come from a portion the city’s lodger’s taxes, which are assessed to motel bills.

    The council voted 3-1 for the $15,000; Councilwoman Diane Moore dissented. Moore said she would rather the issue go through the lodger's tax board first.

  • WLV's Armijo wrestles for...

    John Armijo started his summer in Orlando, but he wasn’t there to check out Disney World.

    Armijo, who graduated from West Las Vegas in May, was the lone representative of Class 3A on an all-New Mexico wrestling team that competed in the Amateur Athletic Union Scholastic Nationals, a duals tournament hosted by Disney’s Wide World of Sports facility.

  • North-South festivities begin...

    Many of the top prep athletes from the Class of 2009 will converge on the Meadow City beginning Monday for the annual North-South games in football and boys’ and girls’ basketball.

    Las Vegas and NMHU have hosted the Class 3A event for several years, earning high marks from many participating coaches and athletes.

  • SPRING 2009 SPORTS SCHEDULE

     

     

     

    Feb. 15: NMHU Vatos rugby vs. Clovis/ENMU, TBA Perkins Stadium

    Feb. 20: LCC baseball at Lubbock Christian JV (DH), noon, Lubbock, Texas; NMHU baseball at University of the Southwest, 1 p.m., Hobbs

  • Fiesta run a family tradition...

    When he’s running, 8-year-old Damian Browne likes to imagine he’s flying a rocket, zooming toward the finish line.

    That sci-fi approach must work.

    Browne braved his first 5-kilometer race Friday morning in the annual Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run, running among mostly adult company. He finished in a respectable 37:09, good for first in his age division and 116th overall.

  • Little League tourneys to begin...

    Boasting a robust schedule with an estimated five dozen games in a week, the District 4 Little League All-Star tournaments for baseball and softball get under way on Saturday morning at Rodriguez Park.

    La Plaza Little League is this year’s district host for the 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 age groups in both sports.

  • 4-H rodeo Saturday, Sunday in...

    The San Miguel County 4-H organization and rodeo council, under the coordination of the County Extension Office, invites the public to the fourth annual sanctioned 4-H rodeos on Saturday and Sunday at the Santa Fe Trails Event Center (Zamora Arena).

    Four-H members from across the state will compete in two rodeos for points toward all-around  and reserve awards and total weekend saddles.  Many local 4-Hers will be competing and are sitting well in standings after rodeos held in other counties.

  • Kryptonite take 3 of 5

    The Las Vegas Kryptonite played five games over the last week, pushing their record to 16-7.

    Las Vegas opened with two games against the Española Devils and the Española Trojans.

    In game one, Las Vegas earned a 6-4 victory against the Devils. Dominic Yara, who pitched his first game of the season, earned a complete-game victory, allowing four runs on six hits and striking out eight batters. Leading hitters for Las Vegas were Joel Silva, 2 for 2; T.J. Esquibel, 1 for 1; eight other Kryptonite players had at least one hit.