Today's Sports

  • Little League All-Stars hit Raton

    Top Little Leaguers from Las Vegas will join counterparts from Mora, Clayton, Taos, Springer, Questa and host city Raton this week for the district all-star tournaments.

    The action begins bright and early Saturday morning in Raton. Each bracket is double-elimination.

    Weekend early-round games, by division:

    Baseball, 9-10

  • ‘Lady Liberty&...

    Carmel Pacheco-Aragon didn’t have to look far for inspiration when she decided to try for the Fiesta Memorial Run’s new prize for outlandish racing attire.

    Perhaps caught up in the patriotism of the Independence Day holiday, she crafted a costume based on the Statue of Liberty. She donned a head ornament, wrapped herself in a robe and completed the outfit with a torch replicating the one held aloft by Lady Liberty.

  • RHS girls’ soccer...

    Local girls’ soccer players age 5 to 11 are invited to take part in an upcoming camp hosted by Robertson High  girls’ coach Ray Parks.

    The camp runs next week at the RHS field. Daily camp hours Monday through Thursday are 8 a.m. to noon.

    On-site registration will be available the first day of camp; for advance registration or other information, parents may call Parks at (505) 795-9256. The cost per camper is a $20 fee.

    Parks has guided the RHS Lady Cardinals to consecutive district championships and state tournament appearances.

  • Vaulting regional event in town

    Part sport, part art form, part stuntman work. That is a way to describe equestrian vaulting, which will be showcased this weekend at Santa Fe Trail Event Center.

    A regional vaulting competition, in Las Vegas for the first time, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 9 to 1 on Sunday.

  • Big turnout for Fiesta Run

    A record 421 participants — ranging from 1-year-old toddler Micah Padilla in the children’s event to octogenarian Donilia Nieto in the 5-kilometer walk — made this year’s Fiesta Memorial Run a runaway success.

    Sean Stan, 19, nipped Patrick Ortiz, 21, for the 10-kilometer run overall title on Sunday morning; three seconds separated the two at the front of the pack, which traversed from Montezuma to the heart of Old Town.

  • Local fans can see top athletes...

    It’s North-South week in Las Vegas, and that means local fans will have one last chance to see some of the Class of 2010’s premier athletes in action before they leave their high school heroics in the rear-view mirror.

    A week full of practices and activities culminates with the Class 3A girls’ and boys’ basketball games beginning at 5 p.m. Friday at the Wilson Complex, followed by the Class 3A football game kicking off at 6 on Saturday evening at Perkins Stadium.

  • Little League

    The following are recent results and upcoming games for Little League.

    Recent results:

    FRIday, JuLY 2

    Las Vegas minors (tournament final): Red Sox 13, Cardinals 3.

    Upcoming games:

    SATURday, JuLY 10

    La Plaza, Las Vegas and Mora Little League 9-10, 10-11 and 11-12 baseball and softball all-star teams at district tournament opening day, Raton

  • Adult softball

    Las Vegas Optic

    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.

    Men’s division

    Recent scores:

    WEDNESday, JuNE 30

    Hackers 20, Buzzards 2; DB’s Milkmen 23, The Best 2; Vegas Boyz 13, Tecolote 11

    Upcoming games:

    MONday, JuLY 5

    Tecolote vs. Dream Team, 6:15 p.m.; DB’s Milkmen vs. Buzzards, 7:30 p.m.; Vegas Boyz vs. Blaze, 8:45 p.m.

  • Minors Sox clinch title in LVLL...

    The streak. The championship. The glory of being the last team standing in Las Vegas Little League as the Fourth of July weekend 2010 got under way.

    The LVLL minors division Red Sox claimed all of that on Friday evening at Keyes Park by beating the rival Cardinals 13-3 in the last Little League game to be played in town this summer.

    Attention now turns to the district all-star tournaments, which begin Saturday in Raton. Local all-star teams have been practicing the last couple weeks around the city.

  • Ever-popular Fiesta run is Sunday

    Runners (and walkers, too) of all ages will grace the Meadow City on Sunday morning for the Las Vegas Fourth of July Fiesta Memorial Run. And it’s not too late to join in, either.

    Entry fee is $30 adults, $10 children.

    A 5-kilometer walk and 5K run will start at 7 a.m. at the San Miguel County Fairgrounds, and the 10K run will begin at the same time at United World College in Montezuma.

    A 1-mile children’s run begins at 8:15 a.m. behind the Plaza Hotel. Parents and guardians may accompany their youngsters on the course.