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Today's Sports

  • Isotopes’ Ryan McMahon is PCL...

    Ryan McMahon has spent a month of his professional baseball career at the Triple-A level.

    The way he’s playing, his time in the farm system could be nearing an end. McMahon was named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Month for June, an honor announced Wednesday by the league office.

    McMahon, 22, hit a scorching .429 in June. He led the PCL in hits (50), extra-base hits (21), total bases (85) and doubles (14) during the month as the Albuquerque Isotopes kept pace in the divisional race.

  • Got a need for speed?

    Highlands coach Bob DeVries knows a thing or two about speed.

    He and his assistants have coached All-Americans, all-conference performers and nationals qualifiers in both cross country and track over the past quarter century, after all.

    DeVries and others from his NMHU program are inviting athletes of all ages to join them for the 2017 NMHU Speed Camp, which runs from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14 at Perkins Stadium.

  • Bowl bound

    Tony Rubin Jr. (left) and C.J. Perea of Las Vegas were recently named MVP to earn their third All-American awards in the Denver Offense-Defense Football Camp. They earned the honor June 11-14 at Colorado State University and will play in the Offense-Defense Youth All American Bowl for New Year’s. Rubin is the third-ranked offensive lineman, and Perea the fourth-rated quarterback in the Offense-Defense organization’s national rankings for fourth graders. 

  • Local fights Saturday on MMA card

    Former Las Vegas resident Ricky Esquibel is scheduled to fight as part of a mixed-martial arts card Saturday at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    Esquibel headlines “King of the Cage: Chosen Few,” with tickets selling for $40. The first fight is scheduled for 6 p.m., with gates open at 5 p.m.

    Esquibel carries a 1-0 record as an MMA competitor. He is slated to take on Joey Trevino, who’ll be making his professional debut Saturday after an extensive amateur fighting career.

  • Fiesta Run draws hundreds

    At the front of the pack for most of Sunday morning’s 5-kilometer race, Miguel Coca crossed the finish line to secure first place. And then he went back the way he had run, trotting up the sidewalk to cheer his friends on their way to the finish line.

    It’s hardly an uncommon practice for participants in the annual Las Vegas Fiesta Run to get in some extra mileage that way. Some who finish relatively early retrace their steps and end up running or walking an additional mile or more, rooting for compatriots farther back in the pack of either the 5K or 10K races.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 5...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento River Cats, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento River Cats, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Las Vegas 51s, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball

  • Senior Lunch Menu — July 2, 2017

    The breakfast and lunch menu for the Las Vegas/Pecos Senior Centers, with 2 percent milk served with all meals. Menu for July 3 to June 7.

    MONDAY
    Closed for the Fourth of July Holiday

    TUESDAY
    Closed for the Fourth of July Holiday

    WEDNESDAY
    Breakfast: Raisin Bran, apple juice, and English muffin with peanut butter
    Lunch: Baked ham, stuffing, green beans, dinner roll, and diced pears

    THURSDAY
    Breakfast: Boiled eggs, orange, yogurt, and bran muffin

  • Another gold
  • Isotopes’ Cuevas an all-star

    Noel Cuevas, the Albuquerque Isotopes’ most prolific hitter this summer, is the team’s lone selection to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team.

    A 25-year-old outfielder from Camuy, Puerto Rico, Cuevas has led the Isotopes in total hits (88) and total bases (140) this season.

  • Eight divisions, seven titles

    When Las Vegas Little League’s majors (11-12) baseball team held on to win 16-8 over La Plaza on Thursday afternoon in Santa Rosa, it capped a memorable week on the diamonds for the District 4 tournaments.

    Meadow City teams combined to win seven of the eight contested divisions in the district event. Each of those seven teams now gets ready for state tournaments scattered across New Mexico, from Clovis to Carlsbad.