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  • Davie thinks Lobos will improve
    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Bob Davie sees an opportunity entering his third season at New Mexico. "We're in a position for the first time to gain some traction and gain some momentum in this program," Davie said. "I really believe that. We know what the first year was. We know what the second year was. This is the third year and we have a chance to gain some momentum that will continue to multiply over the years." In the three years before Davie arrived, the Lobos had won a total of three games. New Mexico has won seven games since. Davie said the past doesn't loom over the program anymore. "I am really excited with where we are," Davie said. "And that's what's fun about this. We've got some talent. We've got some talent." Five things to watch as the Lobos continue to look ahead: THE OFFENSE IS THE THING: The Lobos had few problems moving the ball last season behind their spread/option offense that put a premium on quarterback Cole Gautsche's decision-making ability. In the high-scoring Mountain West, however, teams tended to surge up and down the field nearly at will. "Teams are going to move the ball in this league," Davie said. "I think we are very progressive on offense. I think we are ahead of the curve on offense."
  • Sports Briefs 08-22-14
    Sky Sox take walk-off win The Albuquerque Isotopes led after 8-1/2 innings Thursday night at Colorado Springs, but couldn’t hold onto the lead. Tim Wheeler came through with a RBI single for Colorado Springs’ Sky Sox as they escaped with a 9-8 walk-off win in the second game of their four-game series with the Isotopes. Half an inning earlier, the Isotopes rallied for three runs to take an 8-7 advantage, but Albuquerque reliever Robert Carson (2-5, 7.28 ERA) couldn’t hold the edge in the bottom of the ninth. In the top of the ninth, Joc Pederson hit his 31st home run of the year. That was followed up two batters later by Brock Peterson’s two-run homer after a Clint Robinson single. Albuquerque and Colorado Springs play their series through Saturday. Following this series, the Isotopes will be at Oklahoma City for four games before ending their 2014 season with three games against the Las Vegas 51s starting Aug. 28. The Isotopes are now 58-74 on the season. Las Vegas (74-60) has already locked up the PCL Pacific Southern division title. Lobos picked to sweep the MW
  • Fishing Report 08-22-14
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  • Boston to step down from NMSU
    LAS CRUCES (AP) — New Mexico State has announced Athletics Director McKinley Boston will step down at the end of the year. The school said in a statement Wednesday that Boston’s contract would be extended until Dec. 31 and then a replacement will be named. The move came after NMSU President Garrey Carruthers finished a performance review of Boston, but declined to comment on the review. Boston has been the school’s athletic director since 2004. Under his tenure, New Mexico State joined the Western Athletic Conference in 2005. But the football program was left without a conference last season after the Western Athletic Conference opted to no longer sponsor the sport. The Aggies played independent schedule in 2013 but will compete as football-only members of the Sun Belt Conference this season.
  • Fishing Report 08-15-14
    Northeast Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait, worms, Pistol Petes and spinners. We had no reports on perch.
 Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 6.6cfs. Trout was fair to good using tricos, hoppers, stimulators, ants, salmon eggs and worms. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow to fair using hoppers, Pistol Petes and salmon eggs.
 Clayton Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait in the evening hours for trout. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was light. 
 Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair trolling crank baits for white bass and an occasional walleye. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was slow but there were a few caught by anglers using jerk baits, tubes and top water lures. We had no reports on other species.
 Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.
 Eagle Rock Lake: Trout fishing was very good using worms, Power Bait and spinners.
 Eagle Nest Lake: Hot spot for perch: Fishing was excellent using worms from shore and from anchored boats for perch. Fishing was fair to good in the early morning hours using Platte River specials and Power Bait on light tackle for rainbow trout and an occasional kokanee. Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers, spoons and Rapalas for northern pike.

  • Late run costs the Isotopes
    Jamie Romack hit a pair of home runs for the Albuquerque Isotopes Wednesday, but that wouldn’t be enough to propel them to a win. The Isotopes (56-69) dropped their second straight contest of their current home series and fifth of their last six as they fell to the Memphis Redbirds, 6-5. As they did on Tuesday, the Redbirds (67-58) scored the game-winning run in the top of the ninth inning. Robert Carson (2-4) was tagged with the loss in relief. Along with Romack’s two homers, which give him 23 on the year, Joc Pederson hit a solo shot in the fifth. Pederson has gone yard 28 times this season.
  • Lobos reinstate players charged with rape
    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Two New Mexico football players won’t be prosecuted in an alleged sexual assault case, and they’re being reinstated to the team. The Albuquerque Journal reports that Athletic Director Paul Krebs confirmed Tuesday that running back Crusoe Gongbay from Rockville, Maryland, and cornerback SaQwan Edwards from Houston had been reinstated. The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office chose to drop the criminal case against the two players. The District Attorney’s Office had dismissed the charges in June, but at that time held open the possibility that they could be refiled. However, District Attorney Kari Brandenburg said Wednesday her office determined there was insufficient evidence to prove guilt.
  • Lobo defense tops Lobo offense at camp
    There were explosions on both sides of the football Sunday afternoon in New Mexico’s full-contact — minus quarterbacks — scrimmage held at Ruidoso Middle School.There also was a well-deserved eruption from the Lobos’ silver jerseys (defense) at the end of the scrimmage thanks to a scoreboard that read 54-44 in the defense’s favor. A couple of Lobo defenders raced over and threw their arms around Kevin Cosgrove, UNM’s defensive coordinator, prior to the defense and the offense gathering for some final words from head coach Bob Davie. “It (the win) feels pretty good especially coming off last year,” said sophomore linebacker Donnie White, who helped put points on the defensive side of the scoreboard with a fumble recovery. “We were just trying to make a statement. I think I’m 100 times better (this season), just knowing the defense.  This year I can just hit it running. I’m more comfortable now.” The Lobo defense definitely did a good job knocking the football to the ground and also added points to the scoreboard with some big stops. But the Lobo offense had some big moments, too. David Anaya, a 5-foot-9 running back out of Roswell Goddard, got open deep to put some points on the board for the offense.
  • Run commemorates Pueblo Revolt
    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — More than 130 people signed up to run and walk through parts of Albuquerque’s North Valley Saturday to commemorate the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center organized the Resilience Run in part to raise money to purchase a marble statue of Po’pay, the pueblo religious leader who organized the revolt against the Spanish following years of oppression. Historians say the revolt is significant because it helped ensure the survival of pueblo cultural traditions.  as well as their land holdings, language and religion.Cultural center officials say more than half of the funds have been raised for the statue, with $25,000 remaining to achieve the goal of $70,000. The statue by renowned Jemez Pueblo sculptor Cliff Fragua currently sits in the center’s south entryway.
  • Lobo men's soccer among top teams in nation
    The University of New Mexico Lobo men’s soccer team was tagged as the No. 5 team in the country heading into the 2014 season. The Lobos, who advanced to the Final Four of the College Cup in 2013, picked up the No. 5 ranking from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. It was the highest preseason ranking for the Lobos since their No. 3 ranking in 2006. Additionally, the Lobos were picked as the No. 1 team in Conference USA for the upcoming season in the conference’s coaches’ poll. UNM picked up seven of the nine votes to top that poll. Last season, UNM went 14-6-2 overall and 7-1-1 in C-USA, its first season in that conference. Charlotte, the winner of the 2013 conference tournament, and Alabama-Birmingham picked up the other two first-place votes in the coaches’ poll. Charlotte finished second in the poll and UAB was third. On the preseason All-Conference team were a pair of Lobos, fullback Matthew Gibbons and midfielder Ben McKendry. UNM opens its season Aug. 29 at home against Akron.