Today's Sports

  • Robber gets 2nd helping

    As the lone returner from last summer’s Las Vegas Train Robbers roster, Kyal Williams has made himself right at home on the team, in the Pecos League and in his adopted part-time hometown.

    Williams is off to a strong start, too. In addition to solid work at first base, he’s carved out a spot in the Train Robbers’ pitching rotation. And he’s one of the more reliable hitters in the order.

  • Fowler’s return fuels Vegas...

    Who said pitchers can’t hit?

    Greg Fowler, who started on the mound for Las Vegas on Tuesday night in a 14-13 shootout win at Trinidad (Colo.), homered and doubled to finish 2 for 4 with three RBI and two runs in aiding his own cause.

    Fowler’s home run came with two on and nobody out in the top of the second inning and staked the Robbers to a 4-0 lead. Steven Taft had broken the ice with a run in the first inning.

  • NMHU men to host hoops camp

    New Mexico Highlands University men’s basketball coach Craig Snow is inviting school-age children, grades kindergarten through 12th grade, to a hoops camp June 8-11 at the Wilson Complex.

    The four-day camp is open to boys and girls and will cost $100 per participant. Students going into kindergarten through sixth grade will attend between 9 a.m. and noon; those going into grades seven through 12 will attend from 1 to 4 p.m.

  • Free clinic from state champion...

    The state champion Robertson tennis program wants to help build the future tennis stars of the Meadow City.

    Robertson coaches and players are inviting area youngsters age 5-10 to a free tennis clinic from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Leroy Fulgenzi Tennis Complex on campus.

    In addition to learning some basics of the sport, clinic participants will have opportunity to register for a monthlong camp RHS has planned June 16 through July 16.

  • Little League - June 5

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by Las Vegas Little League. All LVLL games are played at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.

    FRIDAY: Angels vs. Red Sox, 5:30 p.m.; Orioles vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.

    FRIDAY: Sandgnats vs. Rivercats, 6:15 p.m.; Thunder vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m.
    MONDAY, JUNE 8: Paw Sox vs. Red Wings, 6:15 p.m.; Bats vs. Rivercats, 7:45 p.m.
    TUESDAY, JUNE 9: Rattlers vs. Rivercats, 6:15 p.m.; Threshers vs. Sandgnats, 7:45 p.m.

  • Topes, Iowa split first two games

    The Iowa Cubs tripled up host Albuquerque 9-3 on Tuesday, outhitting the Isotopes 15-8.

    The top of the order was especially effective for the I-Cubs. Batting third, Javier Baez connected for two home runs — both two-run shots — in going 4 for 5 with four RBI. Leadoff batter Arismendy Alcantara (3 for 4) and Christian Villanueva (2 of 5) also hit the long ball, and Adron Chambers was 4 for 5. Altogether, Iowa’s first four batters combined for 13 of the visitors’ 15 hits and drove in all eight runs.

  • Go Fish - June 5

    Free Fishing Day

    Whether you feel like testing the waters for the first time or you are an old hand at fishing, Saturday, June 6, is the perfect time to get out and make a cast or two at lakes and streams across New Mexico. All anglers, residents and nonresidents may fish free on public waters statewide. On this special day, no one needs a license or stamp, although bag limits and all other fishing rules apply.

    Fishing report, June 2

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow.

  • Adult Softball - June 5

    The following are upcoming adult softball games scheduled by the City of Las Vegas Recreation Department. Games are played at the city softball complex off Grant Street.

    MONDAY, JUNE 8: Men, Vegas Boys vs. Tecolote, 6 p.m.; Sons of Pitches vs. Bulldogs, 7:30 p.m.
    TUESDAY, JUNE 9: Men, V-town Grizzlies vs. Hackers, 6 p.m.; Sons of Pitches vs. Vegas Boys, 7:30 p.m. Women, Tecolote Hooters vs. Toxic, 6 p.m.; Pitches Be Crazy vs. I’d Hit That, 7:30 p.m.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - June 5...

    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, evenings, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad Triggers, 6 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Iowa Cubs, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • NMHSCA Class 1A-2A North-South girls’ all-star game, 6 p.m., Volcano Vista, Albuquerque
    • NMHSCA Class 3A-4A North-South all-star game, 7 p.m., Community Stadium, Albuquerque

  • Vatos: National champs!

    As founding faculty adviser and longtime spokesman Dick Greene would say, speed never has a bad day.

    The New Mexico Highlands University rugby club used that attribute well and achieved the pinnacle of success in the small college ranks this past weekend, beating New England College 22-19 to win the national championship in sevens rugby.

    In doing so, the Vatos avenged last season’s defeat to New England in the national sevens final. That had been the club’s deepest postseason run in its 23-year history.