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Today's Sports

  • Adult softball on its way

    Men’s and women’s adult softball season is rapidly approaching, and the Abe Montoya Recreation Center Recreation Department announced deadlines this week.

    Deadline to submit rosters is May 18, and league play begins on May 25.

    Costs include a $400 fee and $10 player fee.

    A mandatory meeting for coaches and managers is set for this week, 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Rec.

    The league is also seeking umpires. Certifications through the USSSA are required; a clinic will be scheduled if needed.

  • West to hold athletics forum

    Submitted to the Optic

    There will be a voluntary parent meeting parents or concerned fans of West Las Vegas athletics at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, at the Gillie Lopez Gymnasium.

    The meeting is designed to listen to concerns parents may have about West Las Vegas athletic programs, according to athletic coordinator Richard Tripp.

    “We will also discuss items for upcoming 2015-16 school year parents can address over the summer,” he said. “This will not be a meeting to discuss coaches’ hirings and firings.”

  • Woods to play in TPC tourney

    The Associated Press

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.  — Tiger Woods has added The Players Championship to his schedule, another indication that he is getting back to a normal golf season.

    Woods won The Players the last time he played in 2013. He missed last year while recovering from back surgery that forced him to miss a combined seven months in 2014. He sat out two months earlier this year to work on his game — particularly his chipping — after posting a career-high 82 in Phoenix.

  • Finishing up
  • Rose to be allowed at All-Star...

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Commissioner Rob Manfred says Pete Rose will be allowed to participate in activities surrounding this summer’s All-Star Game in his hometown of Cincinnati.

    Rose, baseball’s career hits leader and a former Reds star player and manager, agreed to a lifetime ban from the sport in 1989 after a Major League Baseball investigation concluded he bet on his team to win while he was managing the club.

  • As fight nears, Pacquiao not...

    The Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Manny Pacquiao isn’t feeling much love for the hotel where he will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in boxing’s richest fight ever.

    Pacquiao plans to skip a Tuesday ceremony at the MGM Grand marking formal fighter arrivals, an event that has been standard at the hotel for major championship fights. Pacquiao is staying at another hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, and will have his after fight party at yet another hotel, the Wynn.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April...

    Monday
    Baseball
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, noon, Brandt Park
    • Robertson vs. Santa Fe Indian (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games (first day), evenings, Rodriguez Park
    Golf
    • Pre-district tourney, TBA, Gene Torres Golf Course
    Softball
    • Robertson vs. Santa Fe Indian, 4 p.m., RHS field

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • West Las Vegas vs. Taos, 4 p.m., WLV field
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior...

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    TBA — DWI Prevention Specialist visit, Mora Elementary
    1 to 6 p.m. — United Blood Services Blood Drive

    Saturday
    3 p.m. — Mora Middle School baseball vs. Los Alamos, double header, away
    TBA — Mora track at NRG, Dulce, away

  • East teams take Round 2

    The Lady Cardinal softball team may be best known for its offense, but these girls can play defense too.

    That was evident Tuesday, when Robertson closed out West Las Vegas 12-5 to earn a sweep of the three-game season series and stay unbeaten at 7-0 in District 2-4A.

    Starting pitcher Samantha Montaño didn’t allow a run through the first two innings and didn’t get rattled even as the visiting Lady Dons made a run, drawing to within 8-5 in the top of the fifth.

  • Mora sluggers looking tough

    With just a couple weeks left in the regular season, the Mora Rangers baseball team is locked in a dogfight for supremacy in District 4-2A.

    It’s not a bad place to be for the Rangers, who have made a gradual climb in the ranks under head coach Manuel Benavidez.

    Mora lost a tough one to the combined Cimarron-Maxwell squad, a district opponent, by a 13-2 tally on Tuesday.