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Today's Sports

  • Isotopes split first two in Iowa

    Victor Caratini’s line drive to left field brought in two Iowa Cub runs for a 4-3 walk-off win against visiting Albuquerque on Wednesday in Des Moines, Iowa.

    The Cubs had trailed 3-2 entering the bottom of the ninth inning. Caratini connected on a 1-2 count strike from Isotopes reliever D.J. Johnson (0-1), and both Mark Zagunis and Mike Freeman made it home.

    Iowa led 2-0 after scoring twice in the bottom of the first. Efren Navarro hit an RBI double to score Freeman, and then Caratini’s groundout enabled Taylor Davis to score.

  • Go Fish: Friday, June 8

    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
    Conchas Lake: Joshua Sped, age 13, of Albuquerque, caught a 2-pound white bass May 28. He was using shrimp. Todd Castle of Albuquerque caught a 5-pound largemouth bass June 3. He was using a Texas rigged senko.

  • Little Leagues' title games...

    Both of the Meadow City’s Little Leagues are hosting a round of championship games this weekend, as regular-season action in both leagues’ Majors baseball and softball divisions wrap up.

    Las Vegas Little League will have its softball tournament final at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Keyes Park, teams to be determined. Then the LVLL Majors baseball final will follow at 7:30 p.m.

  • Looking Ahead: Sports, June 8-12

    FRIDAY (June 8)
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Omaha Storm Chasers, 6:05 p.m., Omaha, Neb.
    • Little League games, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Keyes Park and Rodriguez Park

    SATURDAY
    Baseball

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Omaha Storm Chasers, 6:05 p.m., Omaha, Neb.

    • La Plaza Little League games, 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Rodriguez Park

    Softball

  • Finals this week

    Las Vegas Little League is holding championship tournaments for its Majors baseball and softball divisions through Friday evening at Keyes Park, off Mills Avenue.

    La Plaza Little League will also be holding Majors baseball and softball playoffs in the days ahead, while Minors and tee-ball division play continues for a couple of more weeks.
     

  • Vatos finish eighth in sevens...

    The New Mexico Highlands University rugby team finished eighth in this past weekend’s National Small College Rugby Organization national sevens championship tournament.

    The tourney took place Saturday and Sunday at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia, bringing top regional qualifiers from across the country.

    According to the organization, more than 240 men’s teams and approximately 110 women’s teams are affiliated with NSCRO.

  • Golf for a good cause

    Las Vegas-area golfers are invited to take part in several upcoming events, some of which will benefit various causes of interest to the community.

    • The third annual West Las Vegas Athletics Golf Fundraiser is coming up this Saturday, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Gene Torres Golf Course.
    Entry cost is $400 per team of four, $100 an individual, with proceeds going to the WLV athletic department.

    Details are available at the course and from West Las Vegas — Richard Tripp, 505-426-2517; or Kenny Lujan, 505-718-2277.

  • North-South this week in...

    Rick Armijo will be coaching.

    And a couple of dozen others from the Las Vegas area will be playing.

    This weekend, the New Mexico High School Coaches Association will host its annual North-South All-Star Extravaganza in the greater Albuquerque area. Here are the details on game times and places.

    • Baseball: Class 1A-4A will play a three-game series (7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday) at Santa Ana Star Field (UNM).

  • NBA Finals: Warriors halfway to...

    By Janie McCauley
    The Associated Press

    OAKLAND, Calif.  — Stephen Curry and coach Steve Kerr’s Golden State Warriors have repeatedly said they want to build something special for the long haul, to compete for championships year after year.

    LeBron James considers his familiar NBA Finals opponent among the best teams ever.

  • Stanley Cup Finals: Caps one win...

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Evgeny Kuznetsov smiled about getting four assists. He tried not to smile too much at the thought of being one win away from the Stanley Cup.

    With Kuznetsov and goaltender Braden Holtby leading the way, the Washington Capitals are on the verge of capturing the first title in their 43rd season after routing the Vegas Golden Knights 6-2 on Monday night to take a commanding 3-1 series lead.