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Today's News

  • Honoring linemen
  • Mora Community Calendar

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    8:30 a.m. — Dia de La Cultura, Mora Elementary Gym
    TBA — Mora track team- at State Track Meet, Albuquerque
    1 p.m. to 2 p.m. — First Nationalization Ceremony, Fort Union National Monument
    Sunday
    5 p.m. — VFW regular meeting, VFW Building
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — T-ball A’s vs. Angels, Little League field, Holman
    6:45 p.m. — T-ball Cubs vs. Orioles, Little League Field

  • Cowgirls second in RMAC

    Led by a record heptathlon performance by junior Salcia Slack, the New Mexico Highlands University women corralled a runner-up finish in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference outdoor track and field championships, which wrapped up Tuesday in Alamosa, Colo.

    The Cowgirls, coached by Bob DeVries, amassed 170 team points in the three-day competition. That was second only to host Adams State, a perennial national title contender; the Grizzlies had 192 points to lead the 10 participating schools.

  • Last shot at state

    This past weekend’s District 2-2A tripled the number of Pecos athletes qualifying for the small-school state track and field championships (to be held Friday and Saturday at University of New Mexico’s track and soccer complex).

    Regardless of the performance thresholds needed to make the cut for state in the regular season, a certain number of district meet qualifiers are added to the mix. And that means a golden opportunity for athletes who’d otherwise be on the outside looking in.

  • Cowboys slugging it out in RMAC

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The New Mexico Highlands baseball team (31-18) started its second season on Thursday at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament in Grand Junction, Colo.

    The winner of the RMAC Tournament will get an automatic bid into the NCAA Division II Baseball Tournament and the South Central Region, which will be at a site to be determined.

  • Cowboys slugging it out in RMAC

    By Matthew Lofton
    NMHU Sports Information

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The New Mexico Highlands baseball team (31-18) started its second season on Thursday at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament in Grand Junction, Colo.

    The winner of the RMAC Tournament will get an automatic bid into the NCAA Division II Baseball Tournament and the South Central Region, which will be at a site to be determined.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - May 9, 2014

    Friday
    Baseball
    • NMHU at RMAC Tournament, TBA, Grand Junction, Colo.
    • Las Vegas Little League games, Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, Rodriguez Park
    • Class 3A state tournament best-of-three first-round series: Robertson at Bloomfield, 6 p.m., Bloomfield; West Las Vegas at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m., Santa Fe
    Softball
    • Class 3A state tournament: West Las Vegas at Hope Christian (single-elimination first-round game), 4 p.m., Albuquerque

    Tennis

  • Little League

    Las Vegas Optic
    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little League games. All LVLL games are held at Keyes Park on Grand Avenue.
    MAJORS DIVISION
    Friday, May 9: Mets vs. Yankees, 5:30 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Orioles, 7:30 p.m.
    Monday, May 12: Yankees vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m.; Mets vs. Red Sox, 7:30 p.m.
    MINORS DIVISION
    Friday, May 9: Bats vs. Express, 6:15 p.m.; Rattlers vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m.
    Monday, May 12: Threshers vs. Paw Sox, 6:15 p.m.; Owlz vs. Sandgnats, 7:45 p.m.
    SOFTBALL DIVISION

  • Go Fish - May 9

    Fishing report, May 6:
    Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair using minnows and small jigs for crappie. Fishing was fair to good using senkos, tubes, worms, jerk baits and spinner baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using crank baits and spinner-night crawler rigs for walleye. Fishing was fair using crank baits and Kastmasters for white bass. We had no reports on other species.
    Coyote Creek: Trout fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, worms, salmon eggs and small prince nymphs.

  • BREAKING: Officer-involved shooting near Las Vegas

    Las Vegas Optic

    An investigation is under way into an officer involved shooting that occurred north west of Las Vegas Thursday evening.

    Details on the incident are sketchy.

    "There was an officer involved shooting," State Police Sgt. Damyan Brown said at about 6:30 p.m. "I don't have any other details."

    The shooting occurred in the Country Acres subdivision off of Eighth Street extension. A source familiar with the incident confirmed to the Optic that the individual apparently shot by the officer had died.