Today's Sports

  • Little League update: La Plaza...

    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.

    A couple of other local teams came close to state titles this past weekend before falling in their own double-elimination tournaments.

  • Little League update: LVLL 8-10...

    Las Vegas Little League 8-10 softball has battled back from defeat to earn a spot in the state championship game.

    The team endured a 6-0 setback against Eastdale on Saturday morning at Atrisco Valley fields in Albuquerque, then bounced back to defeat Copper 6-4 in the afternoon. The team must now beat Eastdale twice to win state, with the first game starting 10 a.m. on Sunday.

    Las Vegas juniors softball, which won 13-2 over Petroglyph on Friday, will meet Thunderbird in a semifinal 10 a.m. Sunday. A win would mean a place in the title game 5:30 p.m. Monday at Atrisco.

  • Little League updates: Five...

    Five of six Las Vegas-area teams playing for state Little League championships won their games on Friday.

    * La Plaza juniors baseball beat Alamogordo Rotary 14-3 at Albuquerque West Mesa fields. La Plaza plays the North Valley-Westgate winner at 10 a.m. Saturday.

    * Las Vegas juniors softball defeated Petroglyph 13-2 in Albuquerque. Vegas advances to a semifinal against opponent to be determined at 10 a.m. Sunday at Atrisco Valley.

  • Homecoming dates set

    Football season is still months away, isn’t it?

    Uh, no.

    The first day for allowable high school team practices falls on July 31 this year. Most other prep sports have their first official days on Aug. 7, as allowed by the New Mexico Activities Association.

    The first of the local teams to host a homecoming game will be West Las Vegas. The Dons take on Albuquerque Academy at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the Herrera Complex.

  • Topes double down in Vegas

    Jordan Patterson’s grand slam helped the Albuquerque Isotopes put up a five-run third inning en route to an 8-4 triumph over the Las Vegas 51s on Thursday night in the Nevada desert.

    Albuquerque started the post-All-Star break portion the right way, improving to 45-45 with seven weeks remaining in the regular season. The team was to complete a four-game road series in Las Vegas on Sunday evening, then host Tacoma from Monday through Thursday at Isotopes Park.

  • Out with the old
  • Go Fish - July 16, 2017

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Catches of the week
    Pecos River: David Davila of Hobbs caught a 24-inch blue catfish July 2. He was fishing the river between Artesia and Carlsbad and using night crawlers.

    Ute Lake: Kelly Maxwell of Bushland, Texas, caught a 5-pound largemouth bass July 2. She was using a pearl swim senko.

    Fishing report, July 11

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 16...

    • State Little League tournaments, TBA
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    • State Little League tournaments, TBA

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

  • Cuevas, McMahon take moment in...

    Noel Cuevas didn’t get into the 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game until the sixth inning on Wednesday night in Tacoma, Wash.
    But Cuevas made an impact rather quickly, making the most of limited time on the diamond in the nationally televised contest.

    He connected on a chopper of a single up the middle, driving the baseball all the way to center field in his only at-bat.

  • Youth soccer sign-up open

    In order to accommodate more players and encourage early sign-ups, the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League opened its registration window a full month early this offseason.

    Registration for the 2017-18 year began June 1 and remains open until Aug. 6. Parents are encouraged to sign up online via lasvegasyouthsoccer.org. On-site registration assistance is also available at Desertgate Internet on Bridge Street.

    Only money orders will be accepted on site.