Today's Sports

  • Little League - Finals this...

    Wednesday belonged to teams wearing Cubs blue and red at Rodriguez Park, where La Plaza Little League’s tournaments drew closer to completion.

    In the Majors bracket, the third-seeded Cubs pulled off a mild upset of the second-seeded Nationals in a game that extended until after 10:30 p.m. It was just a one-run margin as of the second inning, but the Cubs built up a 13-3 spread by the end of the fourth and kept that lead intact to put the game away in five.

  • Storrie Lake Triathlon on tap

    More than 140 hearty athletes had signed up as of Wednesday for this coming weekend’s Storrie Lake Triathlon, and according to event organizer Angie Kandalaft, that’s about double the turnout of the previous year.

    What’s more is that the event will continue to accept new registration up until a half hour prior to the start of each competition, which this year will include a special youth triathlon, “Youth Splash & Dash” and a separate 10-kilometer run.

  • North-South baseball next week

    By Richard Tripp
    For the Las Vegas Optic

    NMHU’s Brandt Park, home of the Highlands Cowboys baseball team, will be the site for the 2012 Class 1A-2A-3A North-South All-Star baseball games, scheduled for June 29 and 30.

    Featured will be some of the best recently graduated seniors from around the state, including four from Las Vegas — Antonio Arguello and Luke Aragon from Robertson and J.C. Martinez and Stephen Montaño from West Las Vegas.

  • Go Fish - June 22, 2012

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

  • Adult Softball - June 22, 2012

    Standings and scores from the Las Vegas Adult Softball League as of Wednesday, June 20:

    Vida Encantada Cougars    6-2
    Bud-Dick’s-Night Owl    6-2
    Rowdy Rascals        5-4
    AVRH Scrubs        4-4
    Warriors            0-9


  • LV Elite takes state!

    Las Vegas Elite — a traveling team playing in the 11-and-under age division — is hoisting a state championship trophy.

    The Elite emerged victorious in its division at the USSSA state tournament held this past week in Rio Rancho.

    The  team conquered the Las Cruces Rhinos 12-4 in the  championship game after prevailing against the Albuquerque Hitmen in the semifinals.

  • Clemens off hook for perjury

    By Ronald Blum
    AP Sports Writer

    NEW YORK  — Cleared in court, Roger Clemens will now take his case before a larger jury: some 600 Hall of Fame voters.

    Twelve jurors acquitted him Monday on charges of lying to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs. Come December, the voters will decide whether Clemens — one of the best pitchers in baseball history — should be granted or denied the game’s highest honor.

  • Isotopes drop last in Iowa

    A two-run homer in the seventh inning by Anthony Rizzo lifted Iowa to a 3-2 verdict over Albuquerque on Sunday, salvaging a Father’s Day win in a series that saw the Isotopes take three games in Des Moines and climb to 40-31.

    The ‘Topes led 2-0 midway through the first inning. Alfredo Amezaga answered with a solo home run in the Cubs’ half of the frame to make it 2-1.

    Trent Oeltjen, Alex Castellanos and Scott van Slyke each went 2 for 4 for Albuquerque.

  • Tournaments open for LVLL

    Brandon Lucero launched a grand slam and teammate Isaiah Baca got things started with a solo home run to lead the Cardinals to a 16-6 triumph over the Cubs in the opening day of the Las Vegas Little League postseason tournaments Monday at Keyes Park.

    The Cardinals, the No. 3 seed in the LVLL Majors Division bracket, advance to play the winner of Wednesday’s game between the No. 2 Reds and No. 7 Mariners.

    The Cardinals led 9-4 in the third and 12-5 as of the fifth inning and padded out their lead with four of the last five runs for the final margin.

  • Luna benefit golf tourney Aug. 18

    Luna Community College

    The 2012 Luna Community College Foundation Scholarship Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Pendaries Golf Course in Rociada.

    A shotgun start is scheduled at 9 a.m.

    A four-person team sponsorship is $1,000. A hole sponsorship is $250. The entry fee covers green fees, a cart, a prime rib dinner and prizes. All money raised will be used for scholarships.