Today's Sports

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 18...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento RiverCats, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at White Sands, 6 p.m., Alamogordo

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Sacramento RiverCats, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at White Sands, 6 p.m., Alamogordo
    • New Mexico state 10-11 baseball tournament games, 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., Rodriguez Park


  • Lightning strikes TWICE - Las...

    Ripping across the heavens in multiple directions, the lightning bolts struck, near and far, accompanied by the peals of thunder and a persistent rain.

    Only the lightning could delay the seeming inevitability of another state championship for the Las Vegas juniors softball team in a 22-2 deluge that washed away Zia Mile HIgh’s hopes of upsetting the defending champs on Sunday afternoon at New Mexico Highlands University’s Cowgirl Field.

  • State softball championships
  • HU punter is preseason All-...

    When the New Mexico Highlands football offense stalls on a drive downfield, the Cowboys can at least be assured of being able to pin the opponent deep via the punting game.

    Thanks in large part to Patrick Carney, Highlands has been keeping opponents honest on its own fourth down situations.
    Carney was recognized as a preseason All-American for NCAA Division II by The Sporting News and Lindy’s, nationally respected sports publications, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced on Monday.

  • Triggers-Robbers in Santa Rosa

    Rainy weather led to cancellation of one game and interrupted another in the Las Vegas Train Robbers’ last two scheduled home games of the summer.

    On Sunday, the Las Vegas-Trinidad contest at Rodriguez Park was rained out altogether. Then on Monday, a special Santa Rosa date reached the second inning — with the Triggers up 3-0 — before officials called a halt due to weather. The game was to resume on Tuesday in Trinidad, with the originally slated game cancelled by the Pecos League.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 16...

    • Triple-A All-Star game, PCL vs. International League, TBA
    • Las Vegas Train Robbers at Trinidad Triggers, 6 p.m., Trinidad, Colo.
    • New Mexico state 11-12 softball tournament games, TBA, Rodriguez Park
    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League men’s all-star game, 8:15 p.m., city complex
    • Las Vegas Adult Softball League women’s games: Lady Hackers vs. Ice Cold Pitches, 5:45 p.m.; Tecolote Hooters vs. Compounders, 7 p.m., NMHU field


  • Don’t gamble with fund

    Every time someone purchases a lottery ticket, a minimum of 30 cents of every dollar they spend goes into a scholarship fund for New Mexico high school graduates.

  • LV juniors lead pack of locals...

    Las Vegas bats proved reliable as ever over the weekend, and the juniors softball team marched closer to defending its state championship in the 13-14 age division.

    Vegas, which also doubles as the successful travel team Xplosion, clobbered Zia Mile High 25-11 on Saturday morning in the state tournament opener at New Mexico Highlands University’s Cowgirl Field.

    The team then downed Southwest 16-2 to advance to the championship game against the winner of a playback bracket meeting between Southwest and Zia Mile High. LVLL led by 14-0 at one point.

  • LeBron returning to Cleveland

    By Tom Withers
    AP Sports Writer

    CLEVELAND — LeBron James returns older, more mature, a polished champion. He’s got a little less hair, and a ton more experience.

    Like anyone, he changed in four years.

  • Run Fourth

    Reina Paredes couldn’t get enough of the Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run.

    After the 13-year-old Rio Rancho resident posted the fastest time among female runners in the 5-kilometer run, she “cooled off” with a triumph in the 1-mile children’s run.

    Her choice of race attire, a Wonder Woman costume, seemed appropriate.