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Today's Sports

  • Fiesta run set for Friday morning

    The annual Fiestas de Las Vegas are a time for funnel cakes, turkey legs, cotton candy and green chile cheeseburgers — and a whole lot of calories that accompany such culinary delights.

    But thanks to the traditional Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run, the city’s biggest party also features one of its premier fitness events.

    This year, the run takes place Friday morning, serving to help kick off the fiesta weekend and — with a nod to the less healthful temptations available — get things off on the right foot, so to speak.

  • K-aos softball in state tourney

    A new 16-and-under softball team, the K-aos is battling in a double-elimination state tournament this weekend in Albuquerque and representing much of northern New Mexico.

    The team — managed by Steve Montoya and Coached by Dominique Montoya, Anthony Lovato and Pete Garcia — includes girls from Pojoaque, Española and Las Vegas who were in need of a program to continue playing through the summer.

  • Little League title game is...

    Saturday’s Las Vegas Little League minors division championship game will bring a close to the regular-season portion of the Meadow City’s Little League baseball season.

    As of press time, the LVLL minors Red Sox were leading the charge, hoping to add the tournament title to the regular-season bragging rights as the division’s best team.

  • Rodeo fever: Four from NMHU in...

    Jesse Estrada has had his share of thrills on the football field. As a star running back and linebacker for Robertson High, he played in multiple state championship games and scored a touchdown in the elite North-South contest reserved for the best of the best.

    But while he enjoyed the glory of the gridiron, Estrada — soon to be a sophomore at New Mexico Highlands University — says there’s nothing more exciting than trying to ride a bucking horse for eight seconds.

  • NMHU heptathlete a three-time...

    New Mexico Highlands University junior Angella Graham earned her third All-American honor of the season with a seventh place finish in the heptathlon at the 2009 NCAA Division II National Outdoor Track and Field Championships May 21-22 in San Angelo, Texas.

    Graham had earned All-American honors during the indoor season in both the pentathlon and long jump.

  • La Plaza champs crowned; All-...

    Cubs fans, rejoice!

    Cubs fans in La Plaza Little League, that is.

    With dual victories in Saturday's LPLL majors and minors division championship games, the league's two Cubs baseball outfits finished a week of playoffs the way they began the week -- as No. 1 in their respective divisions.

    On Saturday morning, the minors Cubs took down the White Sox 13-1 for the title.

  • NMHU's Estrada hopes to...

    A strong effort by New Mexico Highlands University rodeo competitior Jesse Estrada has him in the running for the 12-man short go in the ongoing College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo.

    The show wraps up Saturday.

    • Jesse Estrada is in 10th place, at least for now, in the bareback riding category. Estrada, a native of Trementina (approximately 40 miles east of Las Vegas), has covered all three of his horses for the required eight seconds for scores of 53, 64 and 58.5. But there are more riders in the third go-round.

  • NMAA board approves overhaul

    Changes both major and minor to the classification of high school athletics in New Mexico are on the way.

    The New Mexico Activities Association Board of Directors signed off on a sweeping overhaul of athletic districts, with the changes to become effective in fall 2010, one year from this coming autumn.

  • Kryptonite Update, June 12:...

    The Las Vegas Kryptonite played seven games this past week, going 5-2. With this week’s games, the Kryptonite pushed their record to 7-4 overall.

  • Kryptonite Update, June 15:...

    The Las Vegas Kryptonite hosted the Laguna Acoma Tigers on Saturday and came earned a sweep of the visitors to push their overall record to 9-4 on the 2009 season.