Today's Sports

  • Carpenter crafts a win

    Ryan Carpenter nailed down a victory in a good defensive matchup Wednesday night, and host Albuquerque improved to 50-47 by beating Tacoma 3-1.

    An announced crowd of 9,821 watched as Carpenter (7-6) held the Rainiers to one run on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts over seven innings. Relief pitchers Carlos Estevez and Zac Rosscup combined to allow just one base runner after that, with Rosscup recording his second save of the season.

  • La Plaza juniors aim for glory...

    Three wins away.

    La Plaza Little League can bring home the state championship in juniors (13-14) baseball with three victories this coming weekend at the Bob Forrest Sports Complex in Carlsbad.

    It’s already been a memorable season for the west-side juniors. La Plaza won the District 4 championship three weeks ago with a 9-1 victory over Las Vegas Little League in the final. La Plaza had to beat its crosstown rival as well as tournament host Santa Rosa — the only other team in the district bracket.

  • Moberg golf tourney is Aug. 5

    Registration is ongoing for the second Rey Moberg Memorial Golf Tournament, which is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 5, at Pendaries Golf Course in Rociada.

    The tournament, which will have a four-man scramble format, will have on-site registration and check-in at 8 a.m. that day, followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

    The cost to enter the tourney is $400 per team or $100 per player, with proceeds going toward the Rey Moberg Scholarship Fund. Donations are also being accepted.

  • Mud run in Mora for Fiestas

    If you’re not afraid to get your hands — or other parts — dirty, you can help Mora raise money for its athletic programs.

    A benefit mud run will be held at 11 a.m. this coming Saturday, July 22, at the Mora High School campus. The run has been scheduled to immediately follow the parade of the Mora Fiestas.

    The cost to participate is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

    “Come get dirty, have fun and help out,” said organizer Aaron Gallegos.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 21...

    • State Little League tournaments: La Plaza juniors vs. Roadrunner, 6 p.m., Carlsbad
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 6:35 p.m., Salt Lake City
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    • State Little League tournaments, TBA
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Salt Lake Bees, 6:35 p.m., Salt Lake City

    • State Little League tournaments, TBA

  • Flying to the finish line
  • Fall from grace: O.J. went from...

    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — O.J. Simpson’s story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture.

    A beloved football hero in the 1960s and ‘70s, he transitioned effortlessly to movie star, sports commentator and TV pitchman in the years that followed.

    He kept that role until the 1994 killings of his ex-wife and her friend. A jury acquitted him, but many still believe he carried out the grisly slayings.

  • Last in line - La Plaza juniors...

    La Plaza juniors baseball is the last in line.

    That team is the Meadow City’s last hope for a state Little League championship after advancing with a pair of big wins this past weekend.

    But La Plaza will have to endure a long road trip in the mid-summer heat, playing in Carlsbad starting Friday.

    La Plaza’s juniors defeated Alamogordo Rotary 14-3 on Friday and then took down North Valley 10-6 on Saturday; both games were held at Albuquerque West Mesa.

  • Triple trouble - Isotopes hit...

    David Dahl made the Tacoma Rainiers pay with a triple that scored three runs for the Albuquerque Isotopes in the fourth inning.

    But it was solid pitching and defense that proved just as important in the Isotopes’ 6-5 victory.

  • LV Junior Wrestling meeting...

    Parents of current or prospective participants in the Las Vegas Junior Wrestling program are being asked to attend a mandatory organizational meeting this week.

    The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the Robertson High School wrestling room at McFarland Hall.

    The meeting will include information about fees, practice times and assignment of board members.

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