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  • State Notes 07-19-12
    Estrada wins golf title LAS CRUCES — Alex Estrada of Belen held on to win this year’s New Mexico-West Texas Amateur championship at Red Hawk Golf Club. Estrada went to a sudden-death playoff with Devin Miertschin of El Paso, Texas. In the playoff, Miertschin missed a 5-footer to give Estrada the title. Estrada shot a three-day total of 217 to tie Miertschin after 54 holes and force the playoff. The top finisher from Northern New Mexico was Marty Sanchez of Santa Fe. Sanchez finished with a three-day total of 230, which placed him tied for 15th.
  • Topes Notes 07-18-12
    Memphis wins big 11-4, Albuquerque drops to second place
  • Topes Notes 07-17-12
    Isotopes rally to win
  • Topes Notes 07-15-12
    Nieve pitches six strong innings to win Fernando Nieve had one of the best starts of his season for the Albuquerque Isotopes Friday night against the Nashville Sound. Nieve (5-6) threw six scoreless innings as the Isotopes downed the Nashville Sounds 7-0 at Greer Stadium. It was the opening game of a four-game series at Nashville after Thursday’s scheduled opener was rained out — Thursday’s game was made up Saturday as part of a doubleheader but results were unavailable as of press time.
  • Fishing Report 07-13-12
    Catches of the Week   Cochiti Lake: July 4, Lee Scott of Albuquerque caught and released a 36-inch, 10-pound northern pike. He was fishing from the bank and working the rocky shoreline with a Rooster Tail. Elephant Butte Lake: July 6, Randy Campbell of Sandia Park caught and released a 5.19-pound largemouth bass. He was using a crank bait. Randy also reported catching several 3- to 4-pound walleye on crank baits. Bluewater Lake: July 7, Nathan Pratt of Bernalillo and Valerie Tsosie of Albuquerque caught and released several tiger musky ranging from 24 to 36 inches. They were trolling a Strike King deep diver in a shad color.   Northeast  
  • Outdoor Notes 07-13-12
    Deer poachers convicted and fined ALBUQUERQUE – Two Los Lunas men convicted of poaching a deer were ordered to pay $699 in fines and $500 in civil penalties to reimburse the state for the loss of the deer. Andrew Montoya, 41, was charged with three criminal counts of poaching after he shot and killed a deer while hunting near Ladrone Mountain with his father in November of 2011. Andrew Montoya was not licensed to hunt deer at the time. He was convicted earlier this month of hunting without a license, unlawful killing and unlawful possession of a deer. He was ordered to pay $876 in fines and civil penalties and was sentenced to 360 days of probation.
  • Topes Notes 07-12-12
    Albuquerque catcher Tim Federowicz had a RBI double and Albuquerque pitchers John Ely and Josh Wall both threw shutout innings in the Triple-A All-Star Game Wednesday. Federowicz's run-scoring double helped the PCL All-Stars pick up a 3-0 victory in the game, played in Buffalo, N.Y. Federowicz, who was the starting catcher Wednesday, came through with the two-out hit to drive in Wil Myers of Omaha after Myers led off the inning with a double. The PCL scored twice in the first to take a 2-0 lead. The Istopes begin the second half of the regular season tonight when they travel to Nashville. They return home Monday for an eight-game set.
  • Topes Notes 07-11-12
    Ace pitcher John Ely rewarded with trip to All-Star Game
  • Outdoor Notes 07-10-12
    Leftover licenses to go on sale SANTA FE – More than 6,000 deer, elk and javelina licenses that were not sold during the annual drawing for big-game hunting licenses will go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday on the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish website, wildlife.state.nm.us. New Mexico residents will get first shot at the licenses during the first-come, first-served sale. State law restricts sales to residents-only for the first 24 hours. The sale will open to nonresidents at 10 a.m. Thursday. Hunters are strongly advised to obtain or review an online customer account, including a Customer Identification Number, user name and password before the sale begins. Popular licenses sell out in minutes, sometimes seconds, after sales begin.
  • State Notes 07-04-12
    Lobos, Isotopes join forces to help Red Cross with fire relief ALBUQUERQUE  — The University of New Mexico football team and Albuquerque Isotopes baseball team are joining forces for the New Mexico Fire Relief campaign, a two-day drive to collect donations for The American Red Cross in New Mexico. Members of both the UNM football team and the Isotopes will greet donors during a two-day event Friday and Saturday. The Lobos, the Red Cross and Cumulus Media volunteers will be on hand for a drive-through collection in the north parking lot of the Pit on Cesar Chavez Boulevard.