Today's Sports

  • Kryptos bounce back at state; LP...

    The Las Vegas Kryptonite triumphed over the Moriarty Heat 11-4 on Tuesday, rebounding from a defeat in Monday’s AABC Sandy Koufax 14-and-under tournament opener.

    Today at 2, the Kryptonite play the Santa Fe Storm in a must-win game, with the winner playing again at 7 p.m.; all games at at Fort Marcy in Santa Fe.

    In Monday’s opener, the Las Cruces Athletics and heat-throwing Sonny Gonzales prevailed 11-2. The A’s scored four runs in each of the first and third innings to go ahead 9-1.

  • Fiesta run draws nearly 300

    One participant in Friday morning’s Fiesta run served up the ultimate compliment to the event as he took a moment to catch his breath upon completing the course.

    “This is Olympic caliber competition here today,” he marveled before turning back to encourage fellow runners still heading south on Hot Springs Boulevard toward the finish line on the edge of the Old Town Plaza.

    He wasn’t exaggerating.

  • Kryptonite begin state quest

    In its second full year of competition in the New Mexico division of the All-American Baseball Congress, the Las Vegas Kryptonite is seeking a championship.

    The team will get its chance beginning today as the AABC Sandy Koufax state tournament gets under way at the Fort Marcy complex in Santa Fe.

    The Kryptos, managed by Shannon Aragon, are scheduled to play the Las Cruces Athletics at 2 p.m.


    Let’s talk some golf this week and let’s start with a former Las Vegan who is doing some fantastic things on the links.

    Christopher Ortiz on Tuesday qualified for the Junior World Qualifier in San Diego July 15-18. The Rio Rancho graduate shot scores of 73 and 68 at the qualifying tournament, held at Albuquerque’s Los Altos Golf Course. Ortiz finished fifth in this year’s Class 5A state tournament and is said to have given New Mexico State a verbal commitment to play for the Aggies come this fall.

  • Kryptos beat Moriarty; home...

    The Las Vegas Kryptonite won a 5-3 battle Monday night in Moriarty, adding to its recent win streak.

    In the top of the first, the Kryptonite jumped on Moriarty for two runs. Las Vegas leadoff hitter Corey Archibeque reached first on a error and moved to second, and Nicholas Aragon was hit by a pitch. Antonio Arguello scored Archibeque on a fielder’s choice and Aragon would score the second run on a play at home when the Heat catcher attempted to tag the runner out but dropped the ball.

  • Player with LV ties makes...

    His major-league debut may have been a loss, but Justin Christian can always say he outhit teammates Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez on that memorable evening.

    Christian, whose mother is Gloria Ortega-Romero of Las Vegas, was called up to the New York Yankees this week and made his first Major League Baseball appearance Tuesday night as the Yankees lost 12-5 at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park.

  • La Plaza majors baseball final...

    A 14-3 Yankees victory in Thursday night’s semifinal of the La Plaza Little League Majors Division baseball tournament set up a dream matchup Friday night between the Yanks and the undefeated Cubs.

    First pitch of the championship game is set for 6:30 p.m. at Rodriguez Park.

    The Cubs are 14-0-1 heading into the game. The lone blemish? A tie, declared due to time limits, with the Yankees one week ago. The Yanks are 11-3-1 and defeated the Angels (6-8) in five innings on Thursday.

  • LCC golf tourney fundraiser set...

    The 2008 Luna Community College Foundation Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Pendaries Golf Course in Rociada.

    A shotgun start is scheduled at 9 a.m.

    A four-person team sponsor is $1,000 or $250 per individual. A hole sponsorship is $250. The entry fee covers green fees, a cart, and a prime rib dinner. All money raised will be used for scholarships, according to a news release issued by LCC spokesman Jesse Gallegos.

  • Pecos hires Sanchez to head...

    Hoops coaching veteran Clyde Sanchez has accepted the head boys’ basketball position at Pecos High School.

    Sanchez, formerly the team’s assistant coach, succeeds his former boss, David Bustos. Bustos recently was hired as Robertson’s head boys’ basketball coach after a two-year run at Pecos.

    Sanchez is a native of San Juan, an alumnus of Pecos and a former coach at West Las Vegas and Pecos. He has been coaching approximately 25 years including head coaching stints at all levels but varsity.

  • 'Topes make Mulder's...

    Mark Mulder’s scheduled swan song on his rehab stint with the Memphis Redbirds didn’t go as well as he might’ve expected.

    In fact, you might classify it as an “X-File.”

    Sorry about that.

    On their way to an 11-6 road win Thursday night, Albuquerque Isotopes battered Mulder with six runs on six. hits and two walks in the first inning and led 6-2 by inning’s end. Mulder ended up getting yanked after three and two-thirds innings after surrendering six runs, all earned, and 10 hits.