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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • DAVE'S DRIVE-IN: Film gets...

    Kevin Costner has portrayed so many sports figures — baseball players in particular — that you’d think he was eligible for Cooperstown.

  • Assuming the rec’s...

    Loretta Abreu Martin, the city recreation center’s director, often has her hands full.

    On a recent morning, she helped look for a 9-year-old girl’s glasses, got an update on the maintenance at Rodriguez Park and went about her plans to increase the offerings at the rec center.

    She’s got her eyes all around the center — literally. On her desk is a computer that shows video from 16 security cameras.

  • La Plaza a winner

    What a difference a day made for La Plaza Little League’s 11-12 baseball team.

    After Friday’s inspired performance by crosstown rival Las Vegas forced a final showdown for the District 4 championship on Saturday, La Plaza had to come up with an effective response in a hurry.

    And the boys in green and gold delivered.

  • DISTRICT 4 LITTLE LEAGUE TOURNEY...

    From the District 4 Little League tournaments, hosted by La Plaza LL at the Rodriguez Park complex in Las Vegas...

    SATURDAY (July 11) SCORES

    9-10 baseball: Springer 16, Questa 3, in four innings ... Taos 12, Clayton 6 ... Las Vegas 12, Raton 3.

    10-11 baseball: Raton defeated Questa via forfeit.

    11-12 baseball: Las Vegas 8, Taos 1.

    9-10 softball: Taos 25, Las Vegas 23.

    11-12 softball: Las Vegas 30, Taos 4.

     

    SUNDAY (July 12) SCORES

  • Holm fight a go; LV boxers to be...

    Calling it “a new journey for my boxing career,” world champion Holly Holm on Wednesday made it official — her next fight will be Aug. 28 in Las Vegas.

    Holm (24-1-3, 7 KOs) will fight Terri Blair (11-13-2, 6 KOs) in the main event of the card, to be held at the Wilson Complex on the New Mexico Highlands University campus. Tickets ranging from $20 to $200 are available via Ticketmaster and several other area vendors.

  • Cowboys picked 9th in RMAC...

    New Mexico Highlands’ football team will enter this fall as a decided underdog after being picked to finish ninth in the 10-team Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

    The Cowboys are coming off a 3-8 campaign and entering their second season under head coach Chad Roanhaus.

     The 2009 RMAC Football Preseason Poll, voted on by the league’s coaches, was released this past week by the league office.

  • July 31 dance to benefit...

    It’s a big dance to help the Las Vegas Kryptonite baseball team get to the big dance — the upcoming state tournament.

    Camino Oscuro, a band from Pecos, will play at the Night Owl from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday, July 31. The dance and show will help raise funds for the Kryptonite, who play in the Sandy Koufax tourney in late July and early August.