Today's Sports

  • Isotopes streak past Zephyrs

    Luis Cruz smashed a two-run blast in the sixth inning Friday night and the Albuquerque Isotopes completed a doubleheader sweep of New Orleans with an 8-4 win.

    It was the third victory in as many games for the host Isotopes over the Zephyrs.

    Albuquerque is 43-32, a half-game behind division leader Oklahoma City.

    Nashville plays at Isotopes Park through Tuesday before the ‘Topes take off to Memphis for a series there.

  • Sex abuse case: Sandusky guilty...

    By Genaro C. Armas
    and Mark Scolforo
    The Associated Press

    BELLEFONTE, Pa.  — Jerry Sandusky was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years, a swift and emphatic end to a case that shattered Penn State University’s Happy Valley image and brought down Hall of Fame football coach Joe Paterno.

    Sandusky, a 68-year-old retired defensive coach who was once Paterno’s heir apparent, was found guilty of 45 of 48 counts and is almost certain to spend the rest of his life in prison.

  • Meadow City tracksters shine at...

    Members of the Meadow City Track Club racked up 16 first-place finishes — a half dozen in team relay events — in the recent state competition.

    The team will next compete in regionals July 5-8 at the University of Texas at El Paso. Approximately 30 young athletes have qualified for that meet, according to coach Morgan Montaño.

    The Meadow City Track Club includes nearly three dozen participants from across the community.

  • 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.