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Today's Sports

  • La Plaza sluggers sweep state...

     La Plaza’s Senior division baseball and softball teams are state champions.

    With three wins in as many days, La Plaza Little League's Senior softball All-Stars captured a state championship on Sunday in Los Alamos.

    After getting past Dine Nation out of Gallup and then Pojoaque, La Plaza had to outlast a solid Silver City outfit 13-11 in the championship game.

    The squad will now become Team New Mexico as it prepares for the regional tournament beginning July 21 in Vidalia, Louisiana.

  • Lady Dons turn to former...

    Miranda Martinez, who once was West Las Vegas’ point guard, has returned to her alma mater as head coach of the girls’ basketball program.

    Martinez accepted the position late this past week, she confirmed on Friday.

  • La Plaza softball team wins...

    With three wins in as many days, La Plaza Little League's Senior softball All-Stars captured a state championship on Sunday in Los Alamos.

    La Plaza had to outlast a solid Silver City outfit 13-11 in the championship game.

    The squad will now become Team New Mexico as it prepares for the regional tournament beginning July 21 in Louisiana.

    The Meadow City had a strong showing overall this past weekend as the state brackets began to play out across New Mexico.

  • Rotary golf event July 21

    The Rotary Club of Las Vegas is sponsoring the Charlie Goddard Classic golf tournament Saturday, July 21, at Pendaries Golf Course in Rociada.

    Players and hole sponsors are being sought. Proceeds fund projects, programs and scholarships.

    Call Sharon, 426-0108, or get applications from Rotary members.

  • Little Leaguers head to state

    A total of seven local teams are gearing up for state championship competition that unfolds over the next several weeks at various venues across New Mexico.

    Four will get going this weekend.

    La Plaza’s Seniors baseball team will begin state tournament play Friday in Los Lunas, with the tourney playing out through Sunday. La Plaza swept Las Vegas in a best-of-three series for the District 4 title.

  • Kurui hurt in 10K

    For most of the nearly 300 entrants in this past Sunday’s 2018 Fiesta Memorial Run, the event was a triumph, even if the victories were of the moral variety — conquering the race courses and contributing to their own health and fitness, if nothing else.

    But for probably the best distance runner in the fray, Sunday brought a tough break.

  • Chihuahuas caged in finale

    The weather was hot.

    The Isotopes were hotter.

    Albuquerque did not trail Tuesday night in its series finale at El Paso, riding a 6-0 lead to an 11-5 victory over the division-leading Chihuahuas (45-40).

    The Isotopes evened their record at 42-42 and salvaged a second win in the teams’ important five-game series. An announced crowd of 9,972 fans braved Southwest University Park for a game that started with the temperature reading 100 degrees under partly cloudy skies in El Paso.

  • Go Fish: Friday, July 6

    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
    Charette Lakes: Anaise Lucero, age 7, of Las Vegas, New Mexico, caught a 38-inch carp. She was using orange PowerBait.

  • Cowboy runners reap academic...

    New Mexico Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands’ men’s cross country team received the Rocky Mountain Athletics Conference’s 2017-18 Brechler Award for the athletes’ academic performance.

    Coach Bob DeVries’ team earned a collective grade point average of 3.522, the best of all men’s cross country teams in the conference. During the 2017-18 academic year, the cross country runners posted a GPA of 3.52.

  • Streak hits three for Topes

    It was the Jeff, David and D.J. Show on Thursday night at Isotopes Park, as pitchers Jeff Hoffman, David Holman and D.J. Johnson combined to shut out Tacoma 2-0.

    It was the third consecutive win for Albuquerque (44-42) and the second in as many nights against the visiting Rainiers (45-42).

    Hoffman started the game on the mound and held Tacoma to two hits and two walks over four innings, striking out two.