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  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 18, 2014

    WLV speaker series announced
    West Las Vegas student-athletes are invited to attend the first of a series of special guest speaker events at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the WLVHS gymnasium. All athletes, parents and the public welcome.

    Crespin boxing tickets on sale
    Las Vegas pro boxer Arturo Crespin is fighting in the co-main event of a card on Aug. 30 in Albuquerque. Call Carlos Crespin, 429-4068, for ticket information.

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  • Simelane does it again

    Siphamandla Simelane, the man who raced to victory in the 10-kilometer race of this year’s Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run, cruised to a win in the inaugural Amnesty International 5K Run on Saturday, Aug. 9.

    Thirty-plus runners and walkers ranging in age from 12 to 79 finished the out-and-back course that started and ended on the Las Vegas Plaza.  

    Simelane was the overall winner, followed by brothers Javier and Octaviano Torres-Hughes. Josie Edwards crossed the finish line as first woman, with Tamlin Horne and Aileen Hughes rounding out the podium.

  • Isotopes to be televised

    By Lee VanHorn
    Submitted to the Optic

    The Albuquerque Isotopes, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and SportsNet LA have reached an agreement for the network to televise select Isotopes home games as the Dodgers head into September call-ups.

    Five of Albuquerque’s remaining 10 home games will be aired on SportsNet LA on a tape-delayed basis. The Isotopes’ matchup against the Memphis Redbirds this Friday will be the first game televised through the agreement; the full TV schedule is below.

  • Starting the year with a vision

    In addition to hearing plenty from their coaches this season, local student-athletes are getting a motivational boost from special guest speakers as they kick off the fall.

    West Las Vegas High School, for example, has scheduled three dates in which speakers will address Dons and Lady Dons about different aspects of competition. The first of this series is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Gillie Lopez Gym, and it’s open to all WLV athletes and parents. Specifics on the guest speakers will be made available later, said new WLV athletic coordinator Richard Tripp.

  • Training
  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 15...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Memphis Redbirds, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Nashville Sounds, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Nashville Sounds, 1:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Nashville Sounds, 6:35 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque


  • In Brief - Sports - Aug. 15, 2014

    From The Associated Press

    Ward Sr.: ‘No reason for crash’
    SYRACUSE, N.Y.  — The father of the driver run over and killed by Tony Stewart told The Syracuse Post-Standard that “there’s no reason for” the crash that led to his son’s death.
    Kevin Ward Jr. was sent into the wall when his car was bumped by Stewart’s in a dirt-track race on Saturday night in Canandaigua. Ward got out of the car and walked onto the track, where he was hit by Stewart.

  • Go Fish - Aug. 15

    Fishing report, Aug. 12
    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait, worms, Pistol Petes and spinners. We had no reports on perch.

  • Bulldogs boss in Angel Fire

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Bulldogs — a team made up of former coaches, current coaches and former players of the Las Vegas Kryptonite, the Robertson Cardinals and the West Las Vegas Dons — competed at the Men’s Class E State Softball Tournament in Angel Fire this past weekend.  

    The Bulldogs swept through the competition and went undefeated in the two-day tournament.

    Teams from Taos, Cimarron, Rio Rancho, Clovis, Angel Fire, Socorro, Springer and Las Vegas comprised the bracket in the 2014 State Tournament.

  • Topes upset 51s to end Vegas...

    The Las Vegas 51s drew closer to clinching a divisional title and playoff berth in the Pacific Coast League by winning three of five games over the visiting Albuquerque Isotopes.

    But the Topes salvaged victory in the series finale on Monday night at Cashman Field, grabbing an 8-2 win.

    Albuquerque doubled Las Vegas’ hit output 12 to 6 and took control for good with a four-run second inning.

    The 51s went up 2-0 in the first inning, courtesy of an RBI single by Brandon Allen and a Zach Lee wild pitch that enabled Andrew Brown to get home.