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Today's Sports

  • Don’t gamble with fund

    Every time someone purchases a lottery ticket, a minimum of 30 cents of every dollar they spend goes into a scholarship fund for New Mexico high school graduates.

  • LV juniors lead pack of locals...

    Las Vegas bats proved reliable as ever over the weekend, and the juniors softball team marched closer to defending its state championship in the 13-14 age division.

    Vegas, which also doubles as the successful travel team Xplosion, clobbered Zia Mile High 25-11 on Saturday morning in the state tournament opener at New Mexico Highlands University’s Cowgirl Field.

    The team then downed Southwest 16-2 to advance to the championship game against the winner of a playback bracket meeting between Southwest and Zia Mile High. LVLL led by 14-0 at one point.

  • LeBron returning to Cleveland

    By Tom Withers
    AP Sports Writer

    CLEVELAND — LeBron James returns older, more mature, a polished champion. He’s got a little less hair, and a ton more experience.

    Like anyone, he changed in four years.

  • Run Fourth

    Reina Paredes couldn’t get enough of the Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run.

    After the 13-year-old Rio Rancho resident posted the fastest time among female runners in the 5-kilometer run, she “cooled off” with a triumph in the 1-mile children’s run.

    Her choice of race attire, a Wonder Woman costume, seemed appropriate.

  • Osos’ start dooms LV

    A 6-0 head start for the Raton Osos was more than enough to give them the edge Saturday night over the Las Vegas Train Robbers in a 10-4 final tally.

    Las Vegas was to play its final home game Monday night not at Rodriguez Park but at Santa Rosa High School. Former Las Vegas city manager Tim Dodge, now back in Santa Rosa, told the Guadalupe County Communicator he’d helped bring the team to the Meadow City and now he helped secure the game for Santa Rosa.

  • RHS soccer kids’ camp starts...

    Robertson’s girls’ soccer team invites area youngsters to take part in a weeklong camp Monday through Friday at RHS field.

    Children age 5 to 12 are welcome to take part. Cost is $40 for the full 8 a.m. to noon camp. It’s $20 for the 8-10 a.m. camp for ages 5-6. Registration is 7:45 a.m. Monday, July 14.

    Each participant should bring a ball and drinking water.

    Proceeds benefit the RHS girls’ program.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 14...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Trinidad Triggers, 6 p.m., SANTA ROSA
    Softball
    • New Mexico state juniors softball tournament games, noon, NMHU Cowgirl Field
    • New Mexico state 11-12 softball tournament games, 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 3 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League men’s games: Yo Momma vs. Vegas Boyz, 5:45 p.m.; Tecolote vs. Hackers, 7 p.m., city complex

  • Fiesta Run
  • State softball tourneys in town

    Las Vegas will welcome participants in the state juniors (13-14) and majors (11-12) softball tournaments beginning Saturday and continuing through the middle of next week.

    La Plaza’s Rodriguez Park is hosting the 11-12 tourney, which gets under way 9 a.m. Saturday. Las Vegas Little League, the District 4 champ, will play  its opener 9 a.m. Sunday.

  • ‘Beasties’ holding youth soccer...

    Robertson’s girls’ soccer team invites area youngsters to take part in a weeklong camp Monday through Friday at RHS field.

    Children age 5 to 12 are welcome to take part. Cost is $40 for the full 8 a.m. to noon camp. It’s $20 for the 8-10 a.m. camp for ages 5-6. Registration is 7:45 a.m. Monday, July 14.

    Each participant should bring a ball and drinking water.

    Proceeds benefit the RHS girls’ program, which has represented Las Vegas with deep runs in recent state tournaments.