Today's Sports

  • FYI - Sports - July 20, 2012

    Robertson and Memorial volleyball summer practices are now under way. High school practices are 7-8:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 6-7:30 Thursday at Mike Marr Gym. MMS practices are 6-7:30 Monday through Thursday, also at Marr Gym.

    RHS girls’ soccer will host a youth soccer camp for boys and girls age 5-12 from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, July 23, through Friday, July 27, at the RHS field. Cost is $30 per camper. Call 603-1019 or 429-8395 for details. Proceeds benefit the RHS girls’ soccer program.

  • North-South presence expands in...

    Las Vegas Optic Staff

    A dozen years since Art Abreu, Jay Moore and a small crew of volunteers first brought North-South mania to Las Vegas, the mid-summer tradition has never been bigger in the Meadow City.

    This year, for the first time, the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s Class 1A-2A-3A all-star baseball events were situated in town, joining the list of North-South football and boys’ and girls’ basketball contests that have been part of the season for years now.

  • Club qualifies 2 for nationals

    Nicholas Gurule won a regional championship in the javelin, and Sal Lopez placed top three in both javelin and discus at the recent Junior Olympic regional meet in El Paso.

    Both are now headed to nationals this coming week in Baltimore.

    It’s an early milestone for the Meadow City Track Club, rejuvenated this year under coach Morgan Montaño.

    “These kids who’ve started it up have definitely put in the time and effort,” Montaño said.

  • Memorial run an all-ages event

    Barely old enough to walk on his own, 1-year-old Quentin Martinez was one of the youngest competitors in this past Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run.

    Participating in the annual event is one thing young Quentin has in common with 87-year-old Bill Oshima, who took on the 5-kilometer walk stretching from the San Miguel County Fairgrounds down to the Old Town Plaza, finishing in 57:40.

  • Lakers great Cooper to headline...

    Las Vegas Optic Staff

    In the 1980s, Michael Cooper was wearing No. 21 and playing an integral role in helping the Los Angeles Lakers win world championships, playing alongside legends like Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and James Worthy.

    Today, the former UNM Lobo and Laker wing is coaching at the University of Southern Colorado and even making time for youth basketball camps — including one scheduled for July 28-29 at Robertson’s Mike Marr Gymnasium.
    Geared toward players age 5-17, the camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

  • RHS girls hosting youth soccer...

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Robertson High School girls’ varsity soccer team will be having a youth soccer camp Monday, July 23, through Friday, July 27, to raise money for the upcoming season.

    The camp will be from 8 a.m. to noon at the RHS soccer field at 3rd and Mills.

    “Kids age 5-12 are encouraged to join us,” wrote Caitlin Diefendorf, one of the Lady Cardinals’ standouts. “The camp is a great way for local kids to have fun and learn new soccer skills from the high school girls’ soccer team.

  • ‘Two out of three ain’t bad’

    The Nasty North owned Friday night — and came pretty close to making it a clean sweep of the Dirty South on Saturday.

    In this past weekend’s Class 2A-3A North-South All-Star games, the action followed the traditional script, with the North teams holding court in basketball and the South taking care of business on the gridiron.

  • Two more champs crowned

    Highlights from the District 4 Little League All-Star tournaments this past week in Raton:

    • Down five runs in a must-win situation, the Las Vegas Little League 11-12 sluggers never gave up.

    Now, they’re reaping the rewards of a District 4 championship — the fifth collected by a Meadow City team and the fourth for LVLL.

  • Beijing heroes Phelps, Bolt...

    By Howard Fendrich and Paul Newberry
    AP Sports Writers

    Michael Phelps, in the pool, raising a fist. Usain Bolt, on the track, slapping his chest.

    They are the two indelible images of the 2008 Beijing Olympics — celebration after celebration of gold medals and world records by the American swimmer and the Jamaican sprinter. Because of what they did four years ago, all eyes will be on them when they return to their sports’ biggest stages during the London Games, which open July 27.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July...

    • Men’s city league tournament: Yo Momma vs. Old Folks, 6 p.m., Alta Vista Balls Deep vs. V Town Sluggers, 7 p.m., Vegas Hitmen vs. 24-7, 8 p.m., city complex

    • Men’s city league tournament: Tecolote vs. Big Joe’s Cartel, 6 p.m., Hackers vs. Yo Momma-Old Folks winner, 7 p.m., losers’ bracket game teams TBA, 8 p.m., city complex

    • Men’s city league tournament games TBA, 6 p.m., city complex