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Today's Sports

  • Cowboy sluggers add Mora flavor

    Ah, yes. It’s all A’s for Alonzo Aragon.

    Aragon, one of two senior co-captains on the Mora baseball team that captured a Class 2A state championship this past May, made some more history this summer.

    Aragon has signed to play baseball and continue his education at New Mexico Highlands University. He is believed to be the first Rangers slugger to do so.

  • Lady Don spikers wasting no time

    As midnight drew nearer, the West Las Vegas volleyball players gathered on the shiny hardwood of the Gillie Lopez Gym floor — their sleeping bags, pillows and other gear arranged along two walls — began to fidget with anticipation.

    At some point, head coach Felix Flores summoned them to a midcourt huddle, and the countdown began.

    “Five … four … three … two …”

  • Still time to sign up for soccer

    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League is continuing its fall registration period through Sept. 7 in order to accommodate more youngsters who are interested in playing.

    After Saturday, Aug. 18, registration fee is $65 per child and covers cost of team jersey, shorts and socks, as well as overhead costs like officials, insurance and field maintenance.

    The league is open to everyone age 4-12 as of the start of the league year July 31. No experience is required, and the league welcomes first-time players.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Aug. 19-22

    SUNDAY (Aug. 19)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento River Cats, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    MONDAY
    Softball

    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League games TBA, Rodriguez Softball Complex

    TUESDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at El Paso Chihuahuas, 6:35 p.m., El Paso, Texas
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League games TBA, Rodriguez Softball Complex

  • New AD at West

    New West Las Vegas athletic director Valerie Villa-Lopez wanted to be where the action is.

    A longtime math teacher for the school district, Villa-Lopez said she has to regularly try to get her students pumped up about math, and it’s admittedly a hard sell at times. But when it comes to WLV sporting events, the enthusiasm is always there for both participating student-athletes and spectators.

  • Sweet homecoming: After a year...

    Talk about a homecoming.

    When the New Mexico Highlands women’s soccer team hosts Trinidad State for a preseason scrimmage at 1 p.m. Saturday, it’ll be the first home game it plays on campus since Oct. 23, 2016.

  • Cowgirl soccer picked 12th in...

    The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference released its preseason coaches poll and awards Wednesday, and New Mexico Highlands was voted to finish 12th in the 14-team conference.

    The Cowgirls are coming off a 3-11-2 campaign in 2017, including 3-8-1 in RMAC play. NMHU returns 12 players off of last season’s roster, including goalkeeper Briana Ruelas, second-leading scorer Breanna Fatten (four goals) and five seniors (Larissa Romero, Alondra Gilda-Ceballos, Tania Salcedo, Anna Medina and Alyssa Palmer).

  • Holliday road: Former NL MVP...

    With a turn at designated hitter, Matt Holliday found his groove, hitting 4 for 4, and Albuquerque got off a three-game slide Wednesday by beating Tacoma 7-2 at Isotopes Park.

    Holliday, a former National League MVP, has hit .326 in 11 games with the Isotopes.

    The team is in the middle of a seven-game homestand and hosts Sacramento through Sunday, when the Isotopes become the alter-ego Mariachis de New Mexico for the fourth and final time this season.

  • Go Fish: Friday, Aug. 17

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the week

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, Aug. 17-21

    FRIDAY (Aug. 17)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento River Cats, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    SATURDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento River Cats, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    Soccer
    • NMHU women vs. Trinidad State Junior College (exhibition), 1 p.m., Sanchez Family Stadium

    SUNDAY
    Baseball