Today's Sports

  • LV’s Aragon wins crown at...

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    It’s been an unforgettable summer for Las Vegas resident Courtney Aragon.

    Aragon, a physique competitor, became 2014 Fitness New Mexico Champion at the Fitness New Mexico Championships on May 31 in Albuquerque.

  • Women linksters invited to join...

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    The Las Vegas Women’s Golf Association will hold its annual Fiesta de Las Vegas Golf Tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the New Mexico Highlands University Gene Torres Golf Course.

    Entries or cancellations must be received by Aug. 20. Mark your calendar and enter now.

    Entry forms are available at the Highlands Golf Pro shop or by calling Tangee Dolan, 505-425-3149.

    “This is a fun day for women golfers from around the state,” said Anne Pepper of the LVWGA.

  • Catfish stocked near Villanueva

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    The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish stocked a section of the Pecos River flowing through Villanueva State Park south of Las Vegas with 200 catfish for the first time earlier this week.

    The large channel catfish are 18-20 inches and larger.

    “We are always looking to expand public fishing opportunities,” Department Fisheries Chief Mike Sloane said. “When anglers in the Villanueva area reached out to us to request more opportunities to fish, we were happy to be able to help.”

  • Hammon joins Spurs

    The Associated Press

    As a 5-6 point guard, decorated WNBA veteran Becky Hammon has never had the experience of shattering a backboard with a dunk.

    She’s busting through the glass ceiling instead.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 8...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 1:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s, 8:05 p.m., Las Vegas, Nev.

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 8, 2014

    RHS, MMS cross country
    RHS and Memorial cross country practice will begin at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11.
    High school practice will be at RHS track. Middle school practice will be at the middle school track. Students grades 9-12 are encouraged to come to the high school, and students grades 6-8 are encouraged to come to the middle school to join the cross country teams. Physicals need to be done ASAP.

    Memorial football

  • Go Fish - Aug. 8

    Fishing report, Aug. 5
    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 fair to good using Power Bait, Pistol Petes and spinners. Fishing for perch was fair using worms.

  • One win away!

    SANTA FE — A trip to Washington state and the World Series of juniors softball is at stake Wednesday morning when Team New Mexico — a squad from Las Vegas — plays here in the Southwest Regional final.

    The Las Vegas team earned a spot in the championship game by running up a 3-0 record in the regional tournament, which began Saturday at Bicentennial Park in Santa Fe.

    The most recent victory — a 5-3 verdict against a group from Pueblo — came early Monday.

  • Deadlines extended for sign-up

    It’s not too late to register your youngsters for Las Vegas Young American Football League or Las Vegas Youth Soccer League.

    Although earlier registration deadlines passed this past week, both leagues are extending the sign-up period to allow more participants in.

    Las Vegas YAFL has moved its deadline to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, with all registration taking place at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center. Player evaluations will follow on Sunday, Aug. 24 (10 a.m. for junior division; 11:30 for senior division).

  • Isotopes snap skid

    The Albuquerque Isotopes ended a five-game winless streak —their longest of the summer — on Monday, with a 12-5 win over the visiting Tacoma Rainiers.

    They got help from the long ball — drilling four home runs to delight the Isotopes Park crowd.

    Tacoma had been responsible for the Isotopes’ last two defeats, a 5-2 tally on Saturday and an 8-5 result on Sunday.