Sports Briefs 09-02-14

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Fencing class returns today at YMCA

The Family YMCA of Los Alamos will resume its fencing class starting this evening.
The class will be only for fencers with previous experience. It will consist of 30 minutes of combined drills, followed by 30 minutes of bouting or individual instruction.
Class begins at 6:30 p.m., however, students who are interested only in bouting may come at approximately 7 p.m.
There won’t be a class for beginning fencers until February or March.
For more information, call instructor Tom Hill at 672-1058.

Bike MS event slated for this weekend

A Bike MS ride is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday starting and ending at the Cities of Golf Hotel in Pojoaque.
Bike MS supports research in the field of multiple sclerosis. Riders collect pledges prior to the event to go toward research.
The event will start at 7 a.m. Saturday. Saturday’s course will go through five of the eight Northern Pueblos before returning to the Cities of Gold for an overnight celebration. Riders on Sunday can choose a 40- or a 56-mile route before returning to Pojoaque.
Price for participation is $45 until Thursday. Riders are committed to a minimum $250 in pledges prior to the race.
For more information, visit bikemsnewmexico.org.

Isotopes drop their finale

The Albuquerque Isotopes fell in the final game of their 2014 regular season Monday to the Las Vegas 51s.
The Isotopes, who were mathematically eliminated from contention for the postseason in mid-August, took the first three games of the four-game series against the 51s, but were blanked in last game of the year, 5-0.
Albuquerque ends its season with a record of 62-80, 18 games out of first place. Las Vegas won the Pacific Southern division by a comfortable 9 games over El Paso.
Despite a disastrous month of August and finishing in third place, Albuquerque’s Joc Pederson was named the PCL’s Most Valuable Player for 2014. Pederson became just the fourth player in PCL history to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in a season, and the first to do so since 1934.
It will be an all-Nevada conference championship series, as Las Vegas will take on Reno for the Pacific championship. The 51s and the Aces tied for the best record in the Pacific conference, both finishing 81-63.