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Today's Sports

  • That’s why they call it Madness

    By John Marshall
    AP Basketball Writer
    Just when you think the first weekend of the NCAA tournament couldn’t possibly top itself, it happened again.
    Last year’s ride was a wild one, filled with massive upsets that blew up brackets and spectacular performances that made it one of the most entertaining starts in tournament history.

  • Bluegrass rivals in Midwest...

    By Gary B. Graves
    The Associated Press

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — Louisville’s quest of fulfilling coach Rick Pitino’s hopes for the Cardinals repeating as national champions and becoming a “mini-dynasty” hinge on beating archrival Kentucky.

    That’s going to be a tough challenge against the Wildcats, who have been a thorn in the Cardinals’ side.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - March...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Frank Phillips (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU at Colorado School of Mines, 3 p.m., Golden, Colo.
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Portales tournament, TBA, Portales
    Softball
    • LCC at Frank Phillips (DH), noon, Borger, Texas
    • Robertson, West Las Vegas at Portales tournament, TBA, Portales
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Lincoln (DH), 3 p.m., Rio Rancho

    Saturday
    Baseball

  • FYI - Sports - March 28

    Women’s Golf Registration

    Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association is holding a sign-up coffee from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 2, at 769 Diane Avenue. New members are welcome. Call 425-6003 for more information.

    Co-ed Mushball Tournament

  • Four make North-South hoops

    Robertson’s Abbey Bradley and Mora’s Gerty Herrera and Destiny Pacheco will represent the area in the Class 2A-3A North-South All-Star girls’ basketball game.

    And Gabriel Cruz from Wagon Mound will be part of the Class 1A-1B boys’ all-star game.

    No locals were named to the initial Class 2A-3A North boys’ squad, although it’s possible the final game day roster could include names not on the list now.

  • Luna softball 7-1 in league

    Luna Community College
    The Luna Community College Lady Rough Rider softball team continues to impress in conference play; the squad took three of four games from Clarendon Junior College over the weekend.

    After dropping the first game 7-2, the Lady Rough Riders bounced back to win 13-8, 16-4 and 18-10.

    Earlier in the week, LCC lost to Adams State junior varsity 6-4 and 15-5.

    The Lady Rough Riders are now 11-12 overall and more importantly 7-1 in Western Junior College Athletic Conference play.

  • FYI - Sports

    City Softball

    An organizational meeting for the City of Las Vegas’ adult softball league is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center.

  • Looking Ahead- Sports

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Robertson vs. Espanola Valley (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    • Robertson JV at Hope Christian, 3 p.m., Albuquerque
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Pojoaque (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field
    Tennis
    • Robertson at Hope Christian, 3 p.m., Albuquerque

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Eagle Ridge (DH), 3 p.m., WLV field

    Friday
    Baseball
    • LCC vs. Frank Phillips (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park

  • Cowgirls sweep in RMAC pod play

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    The Cowgirls took the lead with a three-spot in the bottom of the third in game one and never trailed the rest of the day as the New Mexico Highlands softball team (7-19, 3-14 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference) knocked off Fort Lewis 5-3 (16-14, 12-8 RMAC) in game one before claiming a 2-0 win over host CSU-Pueblo (12-13, 9-5 RMAC) Sunday afternoon in the RMAC pod in Pueblo, Colo.

  • West teams defend turf to start...

    Las Vegas Optic

    Jorge Gallardo hit the baseball where he was supposed to on Monday — where the defense wasn’t.

    Gallardo was credited with an inside-the-park home run and a triple as part of the West Las Vegas baseball team’s 20-5 romp against visiting Santa Fe Indian School.

    “Everyone hit the ball,” said West coach Ryan Gabaldon. “Everyone had multiple hits.”

    The game was called in the fifth inning due to the 10-run rule.

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