Today's Sports

  • Coca to HU
  • LV native in Boston Marathon

    When George Chavez was a freshman at Robertson High School back in the 1960s, the Boston Marathon caught his eye.

    “I remember watching it,” he recalled. “I told myself I would do it when I was 60.”

    It’s a promise he kept when he traversed the 26-mile course on Monday at the age of 61.

  • Luna sluggers going deep

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    The Luna Community College Lady Rough Riders kept their postseason hopes alive by taking three of four games from Frank Phillips College at home this past weekend. Frank Phillips is a college from Borger, Texas.

    The Lady Rough Riders won the first three games 19-9, 13-8, 17-10. They lost the fourth game in the series 13-12.

    “We hit the ball really well,” said Luna Community College head coach Nathan Trujillo. “We hit 15 home runs in four games.”

  • Youth Soccer - April 24

    The following are upcoming games scheduled by the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League:

    APRIL 23-26

    All U6 games are played at 9 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.

    Greece vs. Peru, Field 1; Mexico vs. Croatia, Field 2; USA vs. Chile, Field 3; Russia vs. Italy, Field 4

    All U8 games are played at 10 a.m. Saturdays at Commerce Street Park.

  • Go Fish - April 24

    Fishing report, April 21

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait for trout.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow was 15cfs near Cimarron. Trout fishing in the lower canyon below Clear Creek was fair for anglers using copper John Barrs, bead head hare’s ears, San Juan worms, prince nymphs and Panther Martins. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow.

    Clayton Lake: Fishing was fair to good using Power Bait, homemade dough bait and spinners for trout. We had no reports on other species.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - April...

    • LCC vs. Frank Phillips (DH), noon, Rodriguez Park
    • NMHU vs. Colorado State-Pueblo, 3 p.m., Brandt Park
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • LCC at Western Texas (DH), 1 p.m., Snyder, Texas
    • Robertson vs. Raton (DH), 3 p.m., RHS

    • Pre-district tourney, TBA
    Track and field

  • HU softball looks to finish on...

    Answering Western New Mexico’s second-inning home run with three long bombs in a row, the New Mexico Highlands softball team got clicking with the first of three wins in a four-game weekend series in Silver City.

    Highlands split Saturday’s doubleheader (a 5-2 win and 9-5 loss) before sweeping Sunday’s twinbill (10-7, 14-2 in five innings).

  • From Don to Cowboy
  • Looking ahead - Sports - April...

    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Pojoaque, 3 p.m., WLV
    • West Las Vegas Middle School vs. Taos, 3 p.m., WLV
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    • Las Vegas Little League games, evenings, Keyes Park
    • West Las Vegas JV vs. Pojoaque, 3 p.m., WLV
    Track and field
    • Robertson JV at Belen, 3 p.m., Belen
    • West Las Vegas Middle School at Santa Rosa, 3 p.m., Santa Rosa


  • Topes trump Aces in Reno

    Albuquerque’s luck against the Reno Aces carried over to Nevada over the weekend.

    The Isotopes (7-3 going into Sunday) never trailed Friday night after scoring four times in their first at-bats, cashing in for an 11-2 win.

    Left fielder Tim Wheeler hit 4 of 5, including a three-RBI home run in the first inning plus two doubles. He finished with five runs batted in.

    First baseman Ben Paulsen was 4 for 4 with two doubles and three RBI.