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Today's Sports

  • Play hoops 3-on-3 for Labor Day

    HipHop Basketball Foundation has teamed up with Nuttin’ But Net of Albuquerque to put on a Back-to-School Basketball Slam in Las Vegas this coming Labor Day weekend. Action tips off 8 a.m. Aug. 30, 31 and Sept. 1 at the Wilson Complex parking lot.

  • Free HU hoops camp Saturday

    New Mexico Highlands head men’s basketball coach Craig Snow will be offering a free basketball camp to children kindergarten through 12th grade on Saturday at the Wilson Complex. Grades kindergarten to sixth will participate from 9 a.m. to noon; grades seven through 12 will have camp 1-4 p.m.

  • YAFL deadline is this week

    Last chance to register for Las Vegas’ Young American Football League this fall is coming on Saturday.

    The city’s recreation department is now offering three divisions — flag football for ages 6-7, and full-tackle football for juniors (8, 9 and 10-year olds) as well as seniors (11 and 12-year olds). Fee is $65 for tackle football, $40 for flag football.

    The flag football option is new to the program offerings and emphasis is placed on participation, skill development and sportsmanship; it is non-contact in nature.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 22...

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 7:05 p.m., Colorado Springs, Colo.
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Lady Dons alumni, 6 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym (exhibition)

    Saturday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 6:05 p.m., Colorado Springs, Colo.
    Cross country
    • West Las Vegas at Pojoaque Valley, TBA, Jacona

    Sunday
    Baseball

  • Cowgirls tabbed 11th in league

    Las Vegas Optic

    The New Mexico Highlands University volleyball team is projected to finish 11th in the 14-team Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference this fall.

    But with an experienced core returning, supplemented by several talented newcomers, the Cowgirls may have enough depth to make serious progress and prove a few naysayers wrong.

    That’s the plan, anyway, for NMHU head coach Bryan Crawford.

  • Sounds triple up Isotopes

    Clutch hitting made the difference Monday night at The Lab.

    Nashville hit 6 for 11 with runners in scoring position.

    Host Albuquerque was 0 for 11 in that category and lost 9-3 before a reported crowd of 7,207.

    The Triple-A clubs combined for five home runs.Isotope leadoff hitter Mike Baxter went 3 for 4 with a homer and two doubles. He and Joc Pederson hammered back-to-back solo shots in the third inning and helped lift the Topes to a short-lived 3-1 lead.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 20...

    Wednesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 6:35 p.m., Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Thursday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 6:35 p.m., Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Friday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Colorado Springs Sky Sox, 7:05 p.m., Colorado Springs, Colo.
    Volleyball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Lady Dons alumni, 6 p.m., Gillie Lopez Gym (exhibition)

    Saturday
    Baseball

  • Golf tournaments galore

    The Fiesta is coming.

    And it’s a time for local area women’s golfers to celebrate.

    The Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association’s annual Fiesta de Golf tournament, a one-day ABCD scramble format event, is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Gene Torres Golf Course operated by New Mexico Highlands University.

    The event includes breakfast, lunch, a silent auction, door prizes and longest drive, closest to the pin and team prizes.

  • Manfred is new commish of MLB

    By Ronald Blum
    AP Sports Writer

    BALTIMORE — Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink.

  • Memphis overpowering

    Submitted to the Optic

    Neither team struggled for offense Thursday night, but the Albuquerque Isotopes (56-70) couldn’t keep up with the Memphis Redbirds (68-58) and were outslugged 17-7 in game three of their four-game series.