Trevor Rogers returned to the Majors for the first time since July in a game Saturday against Philadelphia. Trevor pitched 4.1 innings and allowed six hits on three strikeouts. He recorded no decision, and the Marlins came back to win the game, 3-2, by scoring three runs in the eighth inning. We know Trevor has been through a lot over the past few months and we’re glad he’s been able to return to pitching.
Recently, our community tragically lost its sports editor, Matthew Asher. We know the Current-Argus is looking for a replacement for Mr. Asher, but we will try to assist with providing a sports update on a weekly basis.
In local sports, the Carlsbad Cavegirl varsity soccer team is now 10-0. The Cavegirls beat Mayfield, 4-0. Friday and will play at La Cueva next Friday. According to Maxpreps.com, Alexa Dugan leads the state with 22 goals right now, while Abbey Dugan is third in the state with 12.
Our varsity volleyball team now has a record of 3-2. Over the weekend, the Cavegirls scored wins against Valencia and Clovis but lost to Sandia Prep. The Cavegirls play Gadsden next.
The varsity boys soccer team now has a 2-6 record. The Cavemen beat Valencia but lost to Alamogordo over the weekend. They play Goddard on Tuesday.
Our varsity football team’s game last Saturday against Volcano Vista was cancelled. The Cavemen host Coronado this Friday for Homecoming. Don’t forget that a Homecoming parade and pep rally are scheduled for Thursday. The parade will leave the CHS parking lot at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and travel down Church Street to the bandshell, where a pep rally will be held.
Finally, the Cavemen and Cavegirl cross country teams competed in Lovington on Sept. 2. They will compete this upcoming Saturday at the NMMI Invitational in Roswell.
On a different note, don’t forget that Household Hazardous Waste Day for residents will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Carlsbad Beach Parking Lot. This includes tires, fertilizer, paint thinner and old cell phones, as well as antifreeze and pesticides. There will also be a confidential drug takeback. Please call (575) 628-8176 for more information.
COVID-19 update. Carlsbad Medical Center reports a 17% positivity rate from tests over the weekend – including Monday. CMC tested 301 total people and had 51 positives. Vaccine clinics at the civic center will resume from 8-11 a.m. on Friday.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway