Today's Sports

  • Dons on the rise

    Sept. 17, 2016, quickly turned into a party for young John Balizan and the West Las Vegas Dons.

    Balizan, pressed into solo starting duty as the Dons’ quarterback after an injury to the older Robbie Alarcon, found himself alone at the controls.

    He didn’t shy away from the pressure. He thrived on it.

    Balizan completed 11-of-16 passes for 254 yards, including an 81-yard bomb to fellow freshman Estevan Gonzales. That strike was one of three touchdown throws for Balizan as West went on to a 56-23 victory at Albuquerque Academy.

  • That was then
  • Doggone it! Losses to El Paso...


    The dog days of summer have taken a sudden bite out of the Albuquerque Isotopes.

    The El Paso Chihuahuas hopped momentarily ahead of the Topes in the Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern standings on Wednesday, winning their second head-to-head meeting in as many nights with a 2-1 score.

  • Early ticket sale for West grid...

    Advance ticket sales have been announced for the West Las Vegas football team’s season and home opener vs. Moriarty.

    Tickets will be sold from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24 and Friday, Aug. 25, at the Gillie Lopez Gym.

    Tickets are $5 for adults; $3 for students and senior citizens.

    The Dons-Pintos game is set for a 7 p.m. kickoff on Friday, Aug. 25, at the Herrera Complex.

    Due to ongoing construction of the new football bleachers, West Las Vegas will be using the east side bleachers for fans of both teams.

  • Deadline nears for golf fiesta

    The deadline to submit entries for the Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association upcoming Fiesta de Golf is Aug. 23.

    The ABCD scrambles format tournament will be held at Gene Torres Golf Course on Wednesday, Aug. 30. Registration starts at 8 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Breakfast, goodie bags, door prizes, lunch and a silent auction as well as carts and 18-hole greens fee, longest drive, team and closest to the pin prizes are all included for a $60 fee.  

  • Details fill in for big fight

    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor got their wish to fight in smaller gloves, but not before being chastised by a Nevada boxing official for using the issue to hype their fight later this month.

    Nevada boxing regulators on Wednesday gave the two fighters an exemption to a rule requiring 10-ounce gloves for fights at 154 pounds, approving 8-ounce gloves for the Aug. 26 bout. Representatives of both fighters appeared before the Nevada State Athletic Commission to request the waiver.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 18...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    • City league games, 6:30 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento River Cats, 8:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.
    • Las Vegas Outlaws 9-10 vs. Aurora (Colo.) Cougars, 7 p.m., Herrera Complex

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento River Cats, 6:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.


  • High expectations in Cardinal...

    In each of the last two seasons, the Robertson Cardinals have been one of the last two Class 4A football teams playing.

    They want that to be the case again this year — with one change.

    They want to be carrying a blue trophy instead of a red one when the dust settles in December.

  • Eighth inning boosts Isotopes;...

    A five-run eighth inning broke open what had been a tied ballgame Monday evening, and the Albuquerque Isotopes went on to a 7-3 victory in their series finale with visiting Fresno.

    Wins over the Grizzlies on Sunday and Monday gave the Isotopes a split of the four-game set.

    Former National League MVP Ryan Howard drove in two runs and went 1-for-4 with a double, batting as the designated hitter. Howard was signed by the Rockies organization as a free agent last week.

  • LVYSL holding late registration

    If your youngster (age 4-12) is interested in playing soccer this school year but you haven’t gotten around to registering, you’re in luck.

    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is accepting late registrations into the month of September at the cost of $65 per child. Late registrants will be placed on a waiting list to fill spots on teams as they become available.
    Registration fee for each child will not be charged until they are placed on a team.

    To sign up, log on to www.lasvegasyouthsoccer.org, click on the Registration tab, and follow the instructions.