Today's Sports

  • Adult softball

    The following are recent scores and upcoming games from the City of Las Vegas adult softball league. Games take place at the city’s Rodriguez Softball Complex off Grant Street.

    Men’s division

    THURSday, June 3

    The Best 21, Dream Team 10; Vegas Boyz 10, Buzzards 2; Blaze 32, Louisville Chuggers 6

    Monday, June 7

    Buzzards 17, The Best 12; Hackers 25, Tecolote 12

    Upcoming games:

    Wednesday, June 9

  • Wooden's lessons went...

    When a person is hired to become a head coach, he or she immediately becomes more than the title states.

    They become a role model, a father or mother figure. They at times become larger than life in the eyes of young adults or young children, whether it be Pee-Wee League or college athletics.

    In the passing of legendary UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden, much can be learned about what a coach is. Wooden was a giant among people.

  • Rotary golf benefit Saturday

    Golfers are invited to take part in this weekend’s Las Vegas Rotary benefit tournament, which begins 9 a.m. at Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Cost is $125, covering golf, cart, lunch and prizes. Fax entry forms (player names, handicaps and phone numbers) to Kay Dorman, 505-426-0230. Sign-in is set for 8 a.m. Saturday.

    Format is ABCD four-person scramble, and only one player per team is allowed to have a handicap of nine or less. Additionally, combined tem handicap must exceed 50.

    The tourney benefits Coats for Kids, Camp RYLA and other charities.

  • Oklahoma State coach stays true...

    Mora area native Miranda Serna, daughter of Nettie Herrera and John Serna, has been assistant women’s basketball coach and recruiting coordinator at Oklahoma State University for almost five years.

  • Espanola card has plenty of Las...

    “The Final Chapter,” as a July 17 professional boxing event is called, won’t be held in the Meadow City, but the card has an unmistakable Las Vegas flavor to it nonetheless.

    The card, headlined by the third — and theoretically final — fight between six-time world champion Johnny Tapia and Frankie Archuleta, is set for 7 p.m. July 17 at the Ohkay Casino in Española.

    The event had originally been scheduled for this coming Saturday, June 12, but that date was cancelled.

  • Area runners stride it out in...

    Five area  runners competed in a road race May 29 in Santa Fe.

    In the 10-kilometer run Mariam Browne, a former Robertson cross country runner whose parents still  live in Las Vegas, took 19th overall and second in her age group with a time of 48:21.

    Tony Gallegos, also a former  Robertson runner, overcame a leg injury and completed the tough course in a time of  49:55 good enough for 21st place.  

    Howard  Dunbar, 62, finished in an impressive 52:18, good enough for a second place age group finish.

  • Graham is seven-time honoree

    NMHU track and field All-American Angella Graham added to her illustrious career by earning two more All-American awards at the 2010 NCAA II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Charlotte, N.C., May 27-29.

    As the Optic reported this past week, Graham, a senior from Trelawney, Jamaica, placed fifth in the triple jump and sixth in the heptathlon to boost her career All-American trophy haul to seven in her two years as a member of the NMHU program.

  • Learn golf at Luna

    Want to learn golf?

    Luna Community College’s community education division has a class for you.

    Intro to Golf, taught by Ben Leyba, is an eight-week course beginning this Wednesday; focus is on fundamentals of golf including the full swing, chipping, pitching, putting, approach shots, club selection, keeping score, etiquette, playing a course and more.

    Sessions include a large bucket of range balls, lessons and nine holes of play.

    Classes run 10 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays; cost is $10 per session.

  • Eighth-grader a champ

    For Juliana Guerin — who says she’s played tennis since about the time she could walk — winning the Class 3A singles championship probably was the natural progression of things in her athletic career.

    Still, doing so was a special moment for her as well as the Robertson girls’ program.

  • Little League

    The following are recent scores and upcoming baseball, softball and tee-ball games for La Plaza Little League and Las Vegas Little League.

    La Plaza games take place at Rodriguez Park off Grant Street; Las Vegas games at Keyes Park off Mills Avenue.

    Recent scores:


    La Plaza majors: Yankees 7, Rockies 6 (8 inn.)

    MONDAY, MAY 31

    La Plaza majors: Yankees 10, Dodgers 0

    La Plaza minors: Indians 3, A’s 2; Yankees 7, Giants 5

    Las Vegas majors: Red Sox 10, Cardinals 0