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Today's Sports

  • Women’s golf group,...

    The Las Vegas Ladies Golf Association will celebrate the opening of the redesigned Highlands University Gene Torres Golf Course with the return of their annual golf tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 26.

    Lady golfers from all over the state are invited to play in the Golf Fiesta de Las Vegas.  

    With play resuming at the golf course, longtime members remembered the beginnings of golf in Las Vegas.

  • HU soccer team hosts camp

    The New Mexico Highlands University women’s soccer coach and team will host  a soccer camp for local youth Tuesday, Aug. 4, through Thursday, Aug. 6, at Perkins stadium on campus.

    The soccer camp hours are from 9-11:30 a.m. The camp is for boys and girls aged 5 to 14.  

    The cost of the 3-day camp is $30 for those who pre-register and $35 the day of the camp. Those who have not pre-registered are asked to please arrive early on camp day.

    Camp proceeds benefit the women’s soccer program.

  • COLUMN: Losing, finishing and...

    Way back in the 1970s, when I was in my early 20s, I coached a basketball team in an inner-city league in Nashville, Tenn. Inspired by “The White Shadow” television show at the time, the teenagers on my team named themselves the Shadows because I was the only white coach in the league. In fact, I was the only white person in the league, but that’s another story entirely.

  • Money for boxing event still at...

    The city is seeking an opinion from its attorney on the legality of giving $15,000 to help a private boxing promoter advertise an event on Aug. 28.

    City Manager Timothy Dodge requested the opinion from City Attorney Carlos Quiñones. This was done at the prompting of City Councilwoman Diane Moore, the only council member who opposed giving the money.

  • DAVE'S DRIVE-IN: &lsquo...

    Stories of past-their-prime athletes returning for one last shot at glory are too numerous — on celluloid or otherwise — to mention. But “The Hammer,” a little-known 2008 independent film starring Adam Carolla as a 40-year-old construction worker and former boxing prospect, is a sweet surprise of a movie.

  • Abreu gets annual Marr...

    Nathan Abreu, a 2009 Robertson High School graduate, has been selected as the recipient of the annual Michael William Marr Memorial Scholarship.

    The Marr Scholarship has been awarded annually since the 1981-82 school year to a Robertson student athlete who excelled academically and participated in the football program.

  • HU coach to lead U.S. team in...

    After experiencing unprecedented success this past basketball season, Joe Harge, Highlands Univesity’s head men’s basketball coach, is again putting Highlands athletics on the map.

    Harge has been chosen to lead the USA Select Team in the Asian Basketball Festival in Beijing, China for the next week.

  • Soccer team pays respect to...

    A tragedy occurred on Nov. 11, 2006, that shocked northern New Mexico.  

    A drunken driver speeding the wrong way down Interstate 25 slammed into a minivan, killing five members of a Las Vegas family. The crash killed Paul Gonzales; his wife, Renee Collins-Gonzales; and their daughters Jacqueline Gonzales, Selena Gonzales, and Alisha Garcia. Arissa Garcia, who has since graduated from West Las Vegas High School, was the sole survivor.

  • 10-year-old makes Duke City final

    This past week Jaci Fulgenzi, 10 years old, finished second in the Tennis Club of Albuquerque Junior Open, girls’ 10-and-under singles division.  

    Jaci defeated Christine Roerick of Albuquerque 6-0, 6-0 in the first round and followed up that win by defeating the tournament’s No. 2 seed Carmen Corley of Albuquerque 6-3, 6-0; in doing so she avenged an earlier summer loss. In Jaci’s first finals she was de-feated by Ivana Corley 6-1, 6-1.  

  • No rest for local tennis players

    Summer has hardly been a time of rest and relaxation for local tennis players who have been active in a number of recent regional tournaments.

    “We’ve been getting after it,” said Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, head tennis coach at Robertson High. In addition to his usual work, Fulgenzi has his schedule full of private lessons for different ages.