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Today's News

  • Fall sports season officially under way

    Monday is the first day high school football teams across New Mexico are able to conduct official fall season practices.
    For other fall sports teams, it’s next Monday the 11th.

    That means Las Vegans can expect to see plenty of activity at fields, gyms and trails around town as football, soccer, volleyball and cross country athletes from Robertson and West Las Vegas dig in. Of course, with camps, clinics and other types of offseason training, such activity hasn’t exactly been entirely absent.

  • First up
  • Dallas’ Jones lures linebacker McClain

     By Schuyler Dixon
    AP Sports Writer

    OXNARD, Calif.  — Rolando McClain says a phone call from Jerry Jones was the last bit of convincing the linebacker needed to come out of retirement.

    The former top 10 pick wasn’t so much moved by what the flamboyant Dallas owner had to say. It was more where Jones was when he said it.

  • It’s Miller Lite in Denver

    By Arnie Stapleton
    AP Pro Football Writer

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  — Von Miller wants to forget about last season, not just the way it began with a drug suspension and ended with a torn ACL but also how he experimented with packing on too much muscle.

    He’s dropped at least 25 pounds, saying, “a Ferrari isn’t built to carry luggage to and from the airport.”

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 4, 2008

    Memorial football
    Memorial Middle School football practice will begin from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at the Memorial Middle School football field. You must have a current physical and consent forms to participate. The needed forms may be downloaded from the Las Vegas City Schools website. Bring your completed packet on the first day of practice. Call Coach Richard Martinez, 429-7975, for details.

    Robertson boys’ soccer
    Robertson High has begun summer practices for boys’ soccer. Call Coach Ray Parks, 918-4436, for information.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 4, 2014

    Monday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • Las Vegas juniors (as Team New Mexico) in Southwest Regional, TBA, Santa Fe

    Tuesday
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Tacoma Rainiers, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Softball
    • Las Vegas juniors (as Team New Mexico) in Southwest Regional, TBA, Santa Fe
    Wednesday
    Softball

  • King leads team to state title

    Las Vegas Optic

    Austen King of Las Vegas helped his Sidewinders, a traveling youth baseball team based in Rio Rancho, capture third place in the Denver Global World Series in July.

    The Sidewinders were third of an original field of 20 teams, falling to the Arizona Legends in the semifinals of the 13-and-under division.

    On their way to qualifying for the Denver Global World Series, the Sidewinders defeated the Las Cruces Skysox for the 2014 United States Specialty Sports Association state championship for New Mexico back in June.

  • Raises OKd for HU profs

    New Mexico Highlands University regents voted Tuesday to approve a 1.5 percent increase in faculty salaries, signing off on the pay hike previously negotiated by the Faculty Association and ratified by the faculty in an email vote.

    Under the changes to the collective bargaining agreement approved by regents, a handful of assistant professors will actually receive pay raises of roughly 2.9 percent because the minimum salary for assistant professors was increased to $48,000.

  • Another rainy day
  • Area man arrested for Eighth DWI

    A Las Vegas man was arrested by state police this past Saturday on what authorities are calling his eighth DWI.

    Louis Chavez, 61, of the 1800 block of New Mexico Avenue, was being held at the San Miguel County Detention Center.

    He has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence — seventh or subsequent offense, a third-degree felony.