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Today's Sports

  • Money for boxing event still at...

    The city is seeking an opinion from its attorney on the legality of giving $15,000 to help a private boxing promoter advertise an event on Aug. 28.

    City Manager Timothy Dodge requested the opinion from City Attorney Carlos Quiñones. This was done at the prompting of City Councilwoman Diane Moore, the only council member who opposed giving the money.

  • DAVE'S DRIVE-IN: &lsquo...

    Stories of past-their-prime athletes returning for one last shot at glory are too numerous — on celluloid or otherwise — to mention. But “The Hammer,” a little-known 2008 independent film starring Adam Carolla as a 40-year-old construction worker and former boxing prospect, is a sweet surprise of a movie.

  • Abreu gets annual Marr...

    Nathan Abreu, a 2009 Robertson High School graduate, has been selected as the recipient of the annual Michael William Marr Memorial Scholarship.

    The Marr Scholarship has been awarded annually since the 1981-82 school year to a Robertson student athlete who excelled academically and participated in the football program.

  • HU coach to lead U.S. team in...

    After experiencing unprecedented success this past basketball season, Joe Harge, Highlands Univesity’s head men’s basketball coach, is again putting Highlands athletics on the map.

    Harge has been chosen to lead the USA Select Team in the Asian Basketball Festival in Beijing, China for the next week.

  • Soccer team pays respect to...

    A tragedy occurred on Nov. 11, 2006, that shocked northern New Mexico.  

    A drunken driver speeding the wrong way down Interstate 25 slammed into a minivan, killing five members of a Las Vegas family. The crash killed Paul Gonzales; his wife, Renee Collins-Gonzales; and their daughters Jacqueline Gonzales, Selena Gonzales, and Alisha Garcia. Arissa Garcia, who has since graduated from West Las Vegas High School, was the sole survivor.

  • 10-year-old makes Duke City final

    This past week Jaci Fulgenzi, 10 years old, finished second in the Tennis Club of Albuquerque Junior Open, girls’ 10-and-under singles division.  

    Jaci defeated Christine Roerick of Albuquerque 6-0, 6-0 in the first round and followed up that win by defeating the tournament’s No. 2 seed Carmen Corley of Albuquerque 6-3, 6-0; in doing so she avenged an earlier summer loss. In Jaci’s first finals she was de-feated by Ivana Corley 6-1, 6-1.  

  • No rest for local tennis players

    Summer has hardly been a time of rest and relaxation for local tennis players who have been active in a number of recent regional tournaments.

    “We’ve been getting after it,” said Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, head tennis coach at Robertson High. In addition to his usual work, Fulgenzi has his schedule full of private lessons for different ages.

  • DAVE'S DRIVE-IN: Film gets...

    Kevin Costner has portrayed so many sports figures — baseball players in particular — that you’d think he was eligible for Cooperstown.

  • Assuming the rec’s...

    Loretta Abreu Martin, the city recreation center’s director, often has her hands full.

    On a recent morning, she helped look for a 9-year-old girl’s glasses, got an update on the maintenance at Rodriguez Park and went about her plans to increase the offerings at the rec center.

    She’s got her eyes all around the center — literally. On her desk is a computer that shows video from 16 security cameras.

  • La Plaza a winner

    What a difference a day made for La Plaza Little League’s 11-12 baseball team.

    After Friday’s inspired performance by crosstown rival Las Vegas forced a final showdown for the District 4 championship on Saturday, La Plaza had to come up with an effective response in a hurry.

    And the boys in green and gold delivered.