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Today's Sports

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 18...

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento River Cats, 2:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.  
    Football
    • Las Vegas Grizzlies vs. Santa Fe Sting, 2 p.m., Herrera Complex

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento River Cats, 8:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.  
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento River Cats, 8:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.  
    Softball

  • New life for field

    From NMHU and Optic reports

    New Mexico Highlands University will have a new football field thanks in large part to a couple with a long history of giving to Las Vegas and the university.

    Leveo Sanchez and his wife Patricia donated $500,000 to replace the football field along with another $100,000 to renovate the Stu Clark athletics building.

  • Fiesta Run registration ongoing

    Registration for the 2017 Las Vegas Fiesta Run is under way.

    The Fiesta Run, sponsored by Southwest Capital Bank, will be held Sunday, July 2, with the first races starting at 7 a.m.

    Participants may choose from the 10-kilometer run, 5K run, 5K walk and a 1-mile children’s run.

    Registration is available at www.active.com and www.lvfiestarun.com. The deadline to sign up is Monday, June 26. No registrations will be conducted on the day of the run.

  • Fly tying clinic in Pecos

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Truchas Chapter of Trout Unlimited brings its expertise in fly-tying to Pecos National Historical Park this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18.  

    Drop by the park visitor center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for hands-on fly-tying practice and to learn more about this artful tradition.

    For more information, contact Pecos NHP at 505-757-7241.

    Those interested can also find our listings on the New Mexico True website (newmexico.org) and Tourism Santa Fe (santafe.org).

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 16...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes (AKA Green Chile Cheeseburgers) vs. Fresno Grizzlies (AKA Tacos), 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Little League minors division championship, 6 p.m., Keyes Park
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Sacramento River Cats, 8:05 p.m., Sacramento, Calif.

    SUNDAY
    Baseball

  • NMHU to get new football field...

    From NMHU and Optic reports

    New Mexico Highlands University soon will have a new football field thanks in large part to a couple with a long history of giving to Las Vegas and the university.

    Leveo Sanchez and his wife Patricia donated $500,000 to replace the football field along with another $100,000 to renovate the Stu Clark athletics building.

  • Champions crowned

    The Dodgers were one out away from a championship upset Saturday afternoon in La Plaza’s Majors Division final at Rodriguez Park.

    Then Anthony Silva happened.

    Silva ripped a two-run homer over the “mini-Green Monster” in right field, instantly flipping the script from an 11-10 Dodgers lead to a 12-11 Yankees win.

    The Yankees emerged as the only La Plaza team to win both the regular-season and tournament titles; earlier Saturday, the No. 2 seeds knocked off the No. 1s in both Minors baseball and Majors softball.

  • North-South gets chippy

    Local area athletes helped the North win annual all-star competitions in boys’ and girls’ basketball and tennis over the weekend in Albuquerque.

    Meanwhile, an out-of-control brawl that caused the Class 3A-4A football game to be called at halftime grabbed headlines in the 2017 North-South Games.

  • Golden moment

    The Associated Press

    OAKLAND, Calif. — As the gold confetti fell and a fresh gray NBA champion cap sat a tad off-kilter on his head, Kevin Durant embraced mother Wanda. Then he moved across the podium and hugged Stephen Curry before accepting his shiny MVP trophy and hoisting it for everyone to see.

    From the Bay all the way to OKC.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 14...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Little League minors division playoff games, 6:15 and 7:45 p.m., Keyes Park
    Softball
    • CIty league games TBA, Rodriguez Park
    Tee-ball
    • LVLL games starting 5:15 p.m., Keyes Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque