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Today's Sports

  • Roundup: La Plaza girls reach...

    After a pair of rousing wins, La Plaza Senior softball — representing New Mexico — was one game away from the Southwest Regional final in Vidalia, La., after a pair of wins over the weekend.

    A win Tuesday against Texas West would put the team in Wednesday night's championship, with a trip to the World Series on the line. For La Plaza manager Andrew Lucero, it's the second time guiding a team at the regional level. He took La Plaza Juniors to regionals in 2015.

  • Matinee idols: Isotopes produce...

    ALBUQUERQUE — Five home runs. Five double plays.

    The Albuquerque Isotopes seemingly broke out of their recent doldrums with a 16-1 blowout over division leader El Paso in a midweek matinee Thursday afternoon at The Lab.

    It’s a key win as the Isotopes try to catch the Chihuahuas and the Salt Lake Bees, the two teams currently leading them in the Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern.

  • Youth soccer league in...

    With 298 children ages 4 through 13 having played in the 2017-18 school year, the Las Vegas Youth Soccer League remains one of the more popular sports activities for the Meadow City’s young people.

    The LVYSL is inviting area youngsters to sign up for the 2018-19 school year. Registration is open now and continues through Sunday, Aug. 12; after that date, late registration may take place, but players may be placed on a waiting list, and a late fee will apply.

  • NMHU soccer to hold camp for...

    New Mexico Highlands University is hosting a youth soccer camp coming up Aug. 11-12 at Leveo and Patricia Sanchez Family Stadium.

  • Go Fish: Friday, July 20

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

    Catches of the week

    Conchas Reservoir: Mathis Dominguez, age 5, of Santa Fe, caught a nice bluegill July 14. He was using worms. Sylvia Bauch of Roswell caught a 4.5-pound walleye July 12. She was trolling a Wally Diver.

  • Williams in rugby World Cup

    Proving his mettle and showing the speed and quickness that made him a playmaker for New Mexico Highlands University, KeVon Williams is one of the 14 who have solidified spots on the USA sevens rugby lineup.

    Team USA gears up for its World Cup starting this weekend in San Francisco. The tournament runs through Sunday at AT&T Park.

  • UNM announces proposed cuts

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE —  The head coach of one of the University of New Mexico’s highest profile men’s sports teams is warning regents that the state’s flagship school could become a laughing stock if they go through with eliminating the soccer team and other athletics programs.

  • Lil' Spikers to learn from...

    The Lil’ Spikers Volleyball Camp is coming back to Mike Marr Gym next week, Monday, July 23, through Thursday, July 26.

    The camp, which will run from 9 a.m. to noon throughout the week, will be conducted by Robertson head coach Stacy Fulgenzi and members of the Lady Cardinal coaching staff and players. The registration fee is $40 per child and will be collected prior to the first session on Monday morning.

    The camp is designed for both girls and boys entering kindergarten through seventh grade this coming school year.

  • Satisfy your need for speed

    Local athletes looking to develop or enhance their speed and agility are invited to participate in the New Mexico Highlands University Speed and Agility Camp this coming week on campus.

    The camp is designed for athletes ages 5-15; it is scheduled Monday through Thursday, July 23-26, at the Leveo and Patricia Sanchez Family Stadium with daily sessions from 8 to 11 a.m. Registration will be conducted in person on site prior to the first session of camp. Cost is $40 per participant, and discounts will be available for families with multiple children taking part.

  • Seniors show skills in ABQ

    Local senior athletes are in Albuquerque through Sunday for the 2018 New Mexico Senior Games, and there’s more at stake this summer.

    That’s because 2018 is a qualifying year for the 2019 National Senior Games — also set for the Duke City.

    Eighteen sports are being contested this weekend by athletes 50 years and older from across the state.