Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Rainy days & Mondays

    Sometimes, victories aren’t reflected by the scoreboard.

    The Las Vegas Train Robbers (2-8) stumbled to a 6-2 loss against Trinidad Monday night, ending the team’s modest two-game win streak.

    But there were things for the Robbers to be thankful for.

    • No. 1, they finally got to play a real home game, 10 games and nearly two weeks into the season, at Rodriguez Park.

    • No. 2, they drew a respectable crowd to said game, peaking near 70 before chilling rains chased many of them away.

  • Little League - June 3

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

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

    WEDNESDAY: Rattlers vs. Sandgnats, 6:15 p.m.; Express vs. Paw Sox, 7:45 p.m.
    THURSDAY: Bats vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m.; Rattlers vs. Threshers, 7:45 p.m.

  • In Brief - Sports - June 3, 2015

    From The Associated Press
    NBA concussion protocols draw new questions

    OAKLAND, Calif. — When NBA union chief Michele Roberts watched Stephen Curry return to a game after his head slammed against the floor and he walked woozily to the locker room, she immediately took a closer look the league’s concussion protocols.
    Two nights later, when Curry’s Golden State teammate Klay Thompson was cleared to return after being kneed in the head only to later be diagnosed with a concussion, her reaction was much stronger.