|The Las Cruces Fire Department will go up against the Las Cruces Police Department during the “Battle of the Badges” charity boxing event this Saturday, July 7th at 6 pm at Beverly Hills Hall. Proceeds will benefit Las Cruces PAL Boxing, the Child Crisis Center and Gospel Rescue Mission.
There will be up to 12 exhibition bouts between LCFD and LCPD including Lucha libre bouts. Food, drinks, and entertainment for the entire family will be available during the event. There will also be photo and autograph opportunities with the Las Cruces Derby Girls and WBA World Junior Middleweight boxing champion Austin “No-Doubt” Trout.
Matches will be followed by an after party to include a DJ and musical guests. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6 pm and bouts will begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 each or $10 with a canned good donation. Kids 5 and under admitted free.
The Beverly Hills Hall is located at 150 N. Hermosa St. in Las Cruces. The Battle of the Badges event and after party are presented by No Doubt Entertainment.
LAS CRUCES, NM — In celebration of the Day of the Dead this year Mainly Marathons, LLC will be hosting a Day of the Dead Marathon Series on October 29- November 1, 2012 In Las Cruces. The marathon will take place at the Rio Grande Trail starting at La Llorona Park.
All four days of the event will include one marathon and one half-marathon, both beginning at 7 am. Runners and walkers alike are invited to do one, all, or any combination of races.
The scenic trail runs alongside the Rio Grande and is both paved and flat. It runs three miles and back repeated and will be USATF sanctioned.
The Marathon series is expected to bring in some big names in quantity marathon running, including runners who have run 300 marathons or more. An ongoing national competition for the first American to run 1000 marathons is likely to bring challengers to the event.
Nationally known artist Heather Calderon’s artwork including prints and t-shirts will be given to race participants, along with a custom medal and other ‘goodies’. There is no time limit, walkers are welcome, and prizes will be given to those who finish last.
Entry forms can be submitted online at www.mainlymarathons.com by October 24 or can be printed and mailed by October 20. Registration will also be allowed the morning of the event. Prices for full and half marathons are available on the website as well. Discounts are available for Maniacs, 50 Staters, 50 Staters+DC, and Half-Fanatics.
|LAS CRUCES- The 36th Annual New Mexico-West Texas Amateur Championship will be held at the new and highly acclaimed Red Hawk Golf Club in Las Cruces, NM on July 13th – 15th 2012.
This prestigious tournament brings together the top amateur players within New Mexico and West Texas as they try to claim the top position in the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association (SCAGA). This Championship is rich in tradition and history with past winners having earned over $30 million on the professional circuit. Some of the most notable past champions include Rich Beem, Tommy Armour III, Bart Bryant, and D.J. Brigman.
This year’s champion will not only claim SCAGA’s most storied and respected event, but will also receive invitations to play in national events like the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship, the Sunnehanna Amateur Championship, the Scratch Players Championship and the Southwestern Amateur Championship.
Last year’s Champion Greg Condon of Monte Vista, CO, will be back to defend his title. Greg had a very impressive -10 weekend at the UNM Championship Golf Course to capture the 2011 title by two shots over Sam Saunders and 2010 champion Danny Medina.
Red Hawk Golf Club, designed by legendary golf course architect Ken Dye, should prove to be a great test of golf, and a great host facility of the 2012 New Mexico-West Texas Amateur Championship.
Tee times will start at 7:00 am on Friday and Saturday of the Championship, after which the field of approximately 70 players will be cut to the low 2/3. The final round on Sunday will begin at 7:00 am as well. Members of the media will have access to all competitors and tournament officials. Spectators are welcomed and encouraged to come out to Red Hawk Golf Club to witness some of the best players in the region.
LAS CRUCES, NM - June 19, 2012 – New Mexico Senior Olympics, Inc. is conducting the 34th Annual Senior Olympics Summer Games, ‘Seniors Rock,’ July 25-29, 2012, at NMSU and various sports venues throughout the City of Las Cruces. Games will draw 1100+ senior athletes 50 years and older.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The United States Runners Association and Reinke Sports Group are bringing their half marathon running series to the Field of Dreams in Las Cruces on Dec. 4.
This is the second year in a row that the half marathon will come to Las Cruces, and it is the only half marathon in the series that takes place in the Southwest. Last year’s event had over 425 participants. The event includes a 5K and a fun run, with awards running three deep in 12 age categories. Other events include a post race celebration with live music and refreshments.
The USRA has 30 half marathons with 5Ks and a marathon that take place in small and mid sized cities in different regions of the country. This is the USRA Half Marathon Series’ fourth year, and it takes place in 30 states, with plans to expand to all 50 states within five years.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The lineup for the Dec. 3 “Championship Thunder” card at the Pan Am Center in Las Cruces has been set. In the main, unbeaten heavyweight David “Nino” Rodriguez (35-0, 33 Kos) takes on journeyman Byron Polley (24-12-1, 11 Kos) of St. Joseph, Mo. Former contender Antonio Escalante (25-4, 16 Kos), also of El Paso, is up against New Orleans southpaw Rynell Griffin (6-6, 2 KO’s).
In what might be the best fight of the night, the area’s top two females at 130 pounds, Albuquerque’s Nohime Dennison (4-1-1) and El Paso’s Jennifer Han (6-1-1), will go at in a sixer. On the undercard: El Paso flyweight Joel Garcia (4-0, 1 KO) vs. Derrick Lopez (0-5) in a six-rounder; Filipino super bantam Bruno Escalante (4-0-1, 3 Kos) takes on Aaron Fernandez (2-5) in a four-rounder; and Carlos Villa (3-0, 2 Kos) is up against Las Cruces “Pitbull” Colbert Lozoya (5-10).
An official press conference is set to take place on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 2:00 p.m. at the Pan American Center, Barbara Hubbard Hall. The official weigh-in will take place on Friday, Dec. 2 at 2:00 p.m. inside the arena at the Pan Am Center.
Tickets are priced at $45 for Ringside, $15 General Admission, and are Available at Ticketmaster, Pan Am Center Box-Office or by calling 575-646-1420. For more information, call Zeferino Entertainment at 626-674-2905, or email at email@example.com, or go to www.zboxing.com.
Lance Armstrong will compete in the Tour of the Gila after all, the seven-time Tour de France champion’s first race since breaking his collarbone in a crash last month.
Race director Jack Brennan said Tuesday that Armstrong and Astana teammates Levi Leipheimer and Chris Horner will be allowed to compete at this week’s event after USA Cycling reached an agreement with the International Cycling Union.
USA Cycling spokesman Andy Lee confirmed a deal was in place, one day after the UCI informed race organizers of a rule that bars top professional teams like Astana from sending organized squads to national-level races.
The compromise allows up to three members of a pro team to race individually without a team car or team director.
Brennan said the Astana riders plan to race wearing jerseys representing Mellow Johnny’s, Armstrong’s bike store in Austin, Texas. The BMC team that had entered an eight-man squad will also be allowed three members and must wear neutral jerseys.
Armstrong wrote early Tuesday on his Twitter feed that he was “Down at mellowjohnnys grabbing some jerseys, etc. to race in…”
The Tour of the Gila in Silver City, N.M., runs Wednesday through Sunday.
Armstrong broke his collarbone during the Vuelta of Castilla and Leon in Spain on March 23 and had surgery two days later. A stainless steel plate and 12 screws were inserted to stabilize it, and the American star has been working toward the Giro d’Italia beginning May 9.
Lee said the agreement allowing the Astana teammates to race in New Mexico was forged by USA Cycling’s chief operating officer, Sean Petty, and UCI president Pat McQuaid in Europe, where they were attending UCI road meetings.
“Sean had significant discussions with the UCI,” Lee said. “Ultimately, USA Cycling and the UCI worked together to find a resolution.”
UCI officials didn’t immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment.
“I thought it was a lost cause, but Sean Petty went to bat for us,” Brennan said.
The deal was hailed on the American side, where the most visible rider in the sport will lend some significant star power to the Tour of the Gila.
“Any opportunity Lance has to race in the United States is a good thing,” Lee said. “And for him to compete in the Tour of the Gila along with Levi and Chris, that’s good for racing in America.”
Brennan said it was important to work out an agreement because other races elsewhere in the United States have had similar issues.
“They are trying to resolve this issue now or work toward a resolution so other promoters are not caught in the same situation,” Brennan said. “It would be good for the sport to work this thing out.”
For a complete listing of events in Las Cruces, visit www.lascrucescvb.org.
By: Stephany Trego
LAS CRUCES, NM— The 2008 United States Specialty Sports Association World Hispanic Slow Pitch Softball Championship will be held in Las Cruces September 12th – 14th. The event is a celebration of the Hispanic Culture, but is not limited to Hispanic participants.
The five divisions for the tournament are men’s competitive, men’s recreation, women’s competitive, women’s recreation and mixed recreation. However, depending on the number of teams in women’s and mixed, it may be combined into one division (competitive).
The mixed division will kick off the event at noon on Friday, and games will be played at Harty Softball Complex, Paz Park and Maag Park.
There will be 75-80 teams participating in the event, all coming from New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and California.
Kevin Naegele is the USSSA Executive Vice-President and is glad Las Cruces was chosen as this year’s location.
“I am excited that Las Cruces was awarded one of most prestigious tournaments USSSA has to offer. With the experience that Bert Frederick has in running premier events, it should be a memorable experience for our teams that visit Las Cruces.”
The tournament will have a significant economic impact on the city of Las Cruces, with $200,000 in expected revenue for the two day period.
For more information, call Bert Frederick at 575-647-3034.
By Stephany Trego
Las Cruces, NM- The New Mexico State University American Indian Program & Athletic Department will help co-host the 2008 Indigenous Soccer Cup at NMSU from July 20th through the 26th. More than 34 communities will be represented by 24 Native youth teams in this positive youth development event.
In addition to the top-level soccer competition, there will be college/university workshops, soccer skills sessions, and life and leadership workshops. A gala dinner and reception will kick off the event on July 19th from 5 to 8 pm at the NMSU Corbett Center Ballroom.
This year, the ISC will be in remembrance of Vaughn Aldrich Lujan, (March 25, 2006 – April 19, 2008), who died after a brief illness this spring. Lujan’s father, Arron Lujan (formerly from Las Cruces) was a youth soccer star in New Mexico and went on to earn collegiate All-American honors at Colorado College, eventually playing professional soccer for seven years.
For information regarding the ISC, or about attending the gala, please contact Southwest Youth Services at 505.265.4300, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Bianca L. Granado
Las Cruces, NM – Basketball won’t be the only entertainment at the 2008 WAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament. Beginning Wednesday, March 12 through Saturday, March 15 there will be a variety of activities and entertainment on the north side at the Pan American Center parking lot at New Mexico State University for fans to enjoy.
The following is a list of scheduled events and times:
Wednesday, March 12th – “Family Day” 4 to 6 p.m.
Magician, face painting, balloon artist, jumping booth, Pistoleros, twister, fire trucks, National Guard basketball, poster making station, free popcorn
Live radio remote
Thursday, March 13th – “Up, Up and Away” 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
Tethered hot air balloon rides w/ photo ops, balloon glow in the evening, rocket launchers, piñatas, various food vendors, mariachi music, and ballet folklorico
Friday, March 14th – “The WAC Goes Back” 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m
Antique car show, swing and other types of “oldies” music (live performances), dancing, various food vendors
Saturday, March 15th – “Wild, Wild, West” 12 to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, gun fight, dancing, Native American performances, live performance by Josh Grider, various food vendors
March 13th – 15th – “New Mexican Shopping Experience” Th. – F. 11am – 6pm & Sat. 3pm – 6pm
Tents showcasing local vendors selling New Mexican products.
For more information contact Maria Roth, assistant athletic director of NMSU, at (575) 646-4126.