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Today's Sports

  • End of trail for Highlands

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    New Mexico Highlands’ softball season came to an end Thursday at the hands of the Thunderwolves as the Cowgirls (22-28) lost to Colorado State-Pueblo 4-1 in the second round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament.

  • ‘Money’ gets richer after...

    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. —  The pressure of a $180 million payday never got to Floyd Mayweather Jr., even if the richest fight ever wasn’t the best.

    Using his reach and his jab Saturday night, Mayweather frustrated Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in their welterweight title bout. Mayweather remained unbeaten in 48 fights, cementing his legacy as the best of his generation.

  • Luna softball stays alive

    Luna Community College lost its opening game in the 2015 Western Junior College Athletic Conference softball playoffs but bounced back to win its second game.

    Luna lost 10-1 against No. 3 nationally ranked Midland on Friday in Lubbock, Texas.

    The Lady Rough Riders (13-23) defeated Western Texas 7-1 on Saturday to stay alive in the Region 5 West tourney.

  • Mora baseball battling in...

    With young players playing a major role, the Mora baseball team finds itself in a dogfight in its district standings.

    The Rangers split with McCurdy this past week but the win came in a district game, while the loss did not.

    In the 10-0 defeat, Mora committed nine errors and allowed nine unearned runs. Eighth grader Kenny Martinez hit 2 for 3 and Emmerick Martinez was tagged with the pitching loss.

    But in game two, Mora scored a 13-9 win and improved its district standing.

  • Little League - May 4

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by the Las Vegas Little League. Games are played at Keyes Park on Mills Avenue.

    MAJORS DIVISION
    MONDAY: Mets vs. Angels, 5:30 p.m.; Orioles vs. Reds, 7:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Yankees vs. Mets, 5:30 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Angels, 7:30 p.m.

    MINORS DIVISION
    MONDAY: Rivercats vs. Bats, 6:15 p.m.; Red Wings vs. Paw Sox, 7:45 p.m. TUESDAY: Sandgnats vs. Threshers, 6:15 p.m.; Rivercats vs. Rattlers, 7:45 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Owlz vs. Express, 6:15 p.m.; Red Wings vs. Rattlers, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - May 4,...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Golf
    • District tournament, 9 a.m., Gene Torres Golf Course

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park

  • More make cut for state

    As of press time, the following area athletes had qualified for the upcoming state track and field championships. The small-school (Class 1A-3A) state meet is May 8-9 at the UNM Track Complex in Albuquerque. The large-school state meet (Class 4A-6A) is May 15-16, also at UNM.

  • Quintana tops in WLV golf tourney

    Joedy Quintana of West Las Vegas shot an 84 and Briana Pais from Raton shot a 93 for state-qualifying legs in Tuesday’s WLV spring golf invitational.

    It was Quintana’s 10th qualifying score of the year; she just needed four to earn a trip to state.

    Robertson’s Kristin Barela shot a 97, missing the cut by two strokes, and Andrea Vaisa shot a 103. Avery Shipley from Tucumcari shot a 97.

  • Cards have shot at district...

    If they can win twice Saturday against visiting Taos, the Robertson Cardinals will be District 2-4A baseball champions.

    A split or worse will give the Tigers the title.

    Coach Kenny Sandoval’s Cardinals have put themselves in that position with an improved second half of the district schedule, including Wednesday afternoon’s 2-1 win over Pojoaque Valley. The game picked up in the top of the seventh inning tied 1-1 after having been suspended due to darkness on April 18.

  • Mayweather favored in megafight

    By Tim Dahlberg
    AP Boxing Writer

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — His middle name is Money, or at least it used to be before Floyd Mayweather Jr. stopped flashing $100,000 wads of cash every time he saw a camera.

    That doesn’t mean money is ever very far from his mind. Certainly not now, when he’s the richest man in the richest fight ever.