Today's Sports

  • FYI - Sports - July 25

    Memorial football
    Memorial Middle School football practice will begin from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at the Memorial Middle School football field. You must have a current physical and consent forms to participate. The needed forms may be downloaded from the Las Vegas City Schools website. Bring your completed packet on the first day of practice. Call Coach Richard Martinez, 429-7975, for details.

    Robertson boys’ soccer
    Robertson High has begun summer practices for boys’ soccer. Call Coach Ray Parks, 918-4436, for information.

  • Sluggers battle back

    Facing elimination, Las Vegas Little League’s 10-11 baseball team bounced back with a redeeming 5-2 victory Monday morning against Albuquerque Westgate.

    That set up another must-win contest early Tuesday (after this issue went to press)

    Hunter Jordan, Isaiah Ortiz and Michael Garcia led off the top of the first by reaching and then scoring to stake Las Vegas to a 3-0 cushion. Derrick Montaño added a score in the third.

  • Train Robbers’ bats come alive...

    Nine Train Robbers batters recorded at least one hit, and six had multiple knocks, in a 13-2 triumph over White Sands on Sunday night in Alamogordo.

    It was the 2014 season finale — and possibly the last game in the franchise’s two-year run in Las Vegas.

    White Sands jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning, but it was short-lived. Las Vegas (16-42) answered with four runs in the top of the third and didn’t trail again.

    It was 6-2 Vegas going into the eighth, when the Robbers went off for seven insurance runs.

  • Cooper battling cancer

    The Associated Press
    ATLANTA — Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper has early stage tongue cancer and has taken a leave from the WNBA team.
    He will have surgery this week at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University in Atlanta and a full recovery is expected, the Dream said Monday.
    The 58-year-old coach is expected to miss about two weeks, with assistant coach Karleen Thompson filling in. Atlanta plays at Minnesota on Tuesday.

  • Isotopes edge Cats

    Albuquerque won its third straight game, 7-6, over Sacramento Sunday to take the series against the RiverCats.

    Every game of the series was a nailbiter, beginning with the Cats’ 10-9 win in Thursday’s opener despite Tim Federowicz’s two-homer effort. The Topes rallied from six down to nip Sacramento 13-11 in a wild one Friday. Then Carlos Triunfel homered late to lead Albuquerque to an 8-7 nod Saturday.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - July 23...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • New Mexico state 10-11 baseball tournament games, 11 a.m., Rodriguez Park

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. Fresno Grizzlies, 12:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • New Mexico state 10-11 baseball tournament games, 11 a.m., Rodriguez Park

  • West LV cheerleaders reap honors

    Submitted to the Optic

    The West Las Vegas High School Cheer Team recently completed a two-day UCA Home Camp, earning Superior ratings.

    Four members of the team were selected as All American cheerleaders and may participate in the New Year’s Day parades in London and New York. The four members are Justice Atkins, Grace Gallegos, Maria Ortiz, and Krysten Cavazos.

  • Robbers on road
  • Luna fitness class a HIIT with...

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College
    A new type of training is sweeping America and  at Luna Community College, many students are taking advantage of it.
    High-intensity interval training is gaining more momentum than a locomotive. Although the traditional treadmill and machine weights remain popular, HIIT is literally becoming a big “hit” at the college.

  • State Little League baseball here

    Las Vegas Little League’s 10-11 baseball team captivated its fans with a well-played best-of-three series against crosstown rival La Plaza for the District 4 championship a couple weeks back.
    Now, the team is hoping to replicate that with a deep run in the state tournament, which, as luck would have it, is being played at the same venue — La Plaza’s Rodriguez Park off Grant Street.