Today's News

  • Splitsville - Robertson, West Las Vegas go halfers in baseball, softball twinbills

    Tempers flared and drama ensued as crosstown rivals Robertson and West Las Vegas met on the baseball diamond for the first time this spring Saturday at Whorton Field.

    Each squad won once in lopsided fashion, giving fans on both sides of the Gallinas something to be happy about — and, perhaps, something to be not so happy about.

    West Las Vegas (11-5) won game one, doing most of its damage in innings three, four and five en route to a 9-2 verdict.

  • Little League - April 7

    The following are upcoming scheduled Las Vegas Little League games. All games are played at Keyes Park.

    Orioles vs. Cardinals, 5:30 p.m. Monday
    Yankees vs. Reds, 7:30 p.m. Monday
    Angels vs. Orioles, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday
    Reds vs. Red Sox, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
    Mets vs. Reds, 4 p.m. Friday
    Yankees vs. Angels, 6 p.m. Friday
    Cardinals vs. Red Sox, 8 p.m. Friday

    Bats vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m. Monday
    Rattlers vs. Sandgnats, 7:45 p.m. Monday

  • Cowgirls fall in pod play

    In a reversal of fortune, the Highlands softball team found itself battling through a four-game slide over the weekend just days after having won its sixth consecutive game.

    On Saturday, Colorado-Colorado Springs dealt the Cowgirls a 13-4 defeat after holding them to five hits.

    Korey Kulpins (9-4) went six innings for the Mountain Lions and gave up just one earned run. That offset a good game by Highlands’ Dominique Padilla, who went 3 for 3 at the plate with two runs batted in.

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  • Cowboys secure series vs. Regis

    Morgan McCasland, E.J. Stanton and Joe Cervantes all hit home runs for New Mexico Highlands in Saturday’s early game with Regis.

    The long bombs paid off and allowed the Cowboys to keep a lead in the face of Ty Overboe’s three-run homer for Regis in the final inning.

    Highlands held on for a 6-4 win and then went on to beat the visiting Rangers in the nightcap. The Cowboys’ third straight win over Regis left them hunting a series sweep on Sunday afternoon, after this issue went to press.

  • UConn, Kentucky to vie for NCAA title

    The Associated Press

    ARLINGTON, Texas  — Shabazz Napier looked up toward the Connecticut fans in the crowd at AT&T Stadium and held up one finger.

    The Huskies had just beaten overall No. 1 seed Florida 63-53 on Saturday in the Final Four. But Napier’s gesture had another meaning.

    “One more to go,” the first-team All-American said.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - April 7, 2014

    • Robertson JV vs. Pojoaque (DH), 3 p.m., MMS field
    • West Las Vegas JV at Santa Rosa (DH), 4 p.m., Santa Rosa
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at McCurdy, 4 p.m., Española
    • Las Vegas Little League (see schedule)
    * Robertson JV at. Pojoaque (DH), 3 p.m., Jacona
    • Las Vegas Little League (see schedule)

    •  West Las Vegas at Raton, 4 p.m., Raton
    • Las Vegas Little League (see schedule)

  • Softball tourney April 26

    The Abe Montoya Recreation center is hosting a co-ed softball tournament on Saturday, April 26, at Rodriguez Park’s softball complex. Pool play will start at 8 a.m., to be followed by a single-elimination tourney. The deadline to register will be 8 p.m. April 23 at the Rec. Entry fee is $100 per team, and each team is allowed up to 14 players. Ages allowed are 16 and older. Those with questions are advised to contact Kim Baros, 426-3191 (office) or 470-3347 (cell, call or text).

  • Castañeda Hotel deal a go

    Break out the champagne.

    Arizona hotelier Alan Affeldt is moving forward with his plans to purchase the historic Castañeda Hotel, with the deal scheduled to close on Tuesday.

    And Gov. Susana Martinez and other state officials will be in Las Vegas on April 14 for a celebration to mark the milestone and welcome the new owners, Affeldt, Tina Mion and Daniel Lutzick. MainStreet de Las Vegas sent out invitations Thursday inviting the entire community to the event.

  • Two vying to head East schools

    Two familiar longtime educators are in the running for the superintendent position at Las Vegas City Schools.

    Barbara Perea Casey and Ruben Cordova recently submitted their applications for the position and both will be interviewed by the board on Saturday. Board President Gloria Lovato Pacheco said the board received three applications, although one of the applicants — a current principal at the district — did not meet the minimum qualifications.

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