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  • Friday's prep football scores from around the state
      PREP FOOTBALL Artesia 56, Lovington 7 Belen 14, Deming 7 Carlsbad 20, Roswell 6 Carrizozo 20, Menaul 14 Clayton 54, Dulce 0 Clovis 55, Capital 0 EP Bel Air, Texas 20, Onate 14 Escalante 54, Magdalena 8 Eunice 42, Jal 0 Farmington 54, Gallup 0 Gadsden 34, Hobbs 33 Gateway Christian 50, Mountainair 8 Grants 30, Santa Fe 26
  • Fishing Report 08-31-12
    Northeast  
  • Aggies win big in season opener
    LAS CRUCES — The New Mexico State University football team opened its season with a big 49-19 victory over Sacramento State at Aggie Memorial Stadium. Sophomore quarterback Andrew Manley and sophomore wide receiver Austin Franklin led the Aggie offense with career-high performances. Manley finished with a career-high 367 passing yards and three touchdowns on a 14-of-22 showing through the air.  Franklin recorded a career-high 236 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns. Defensively, junior linebacker Trashaun Nixon led the team with 15 tackles, his first career double-digit tackle performance.  Junior linebacker Bryan Bonilla and senior safety Davis Cazares also finished with double-digit tackles.  Bonilla finished with 11 tackles, his second career double-digit tackle performance, while Davis finished with 10, his first career double-figures performance. Following a missed field goal attempt on Sacramento State's first drive, the Aggies took advantage, capping a five play, 79-yard drive with a 52-yard Manley pass to Franklin for a touchdown.  Manley again found Franklin for a 50-yard pass that put the ball on the Hornets' 19-yard line early in the second quarter.
  • Lobo XC has quality, depth
    In a way, there is a reversal of sorts on the New Mexico Lobos cross country teams. In 2011, the women were outstanding and the men were good. In 2012, there might be a flip-flop. But we'll see. One thing is certain: the coaches of the Mountain West eye the two sides that Coach Joe Franklin has put together and predict that the Lobo women will win their fifth straight MW title and the men will make it four straight. Not bad. "I think the conference coaches know we have a good thing going and that this is a program that usually has quality depth," said Franklin, who has more Coach of The Year awards than he has fingers. "We return all but one of the runners on the men's side, which ran at conference last year. We might not have Top 20 depth on the women's side, but we have some kids with some solid running ability. A lot depends on how much we improve and if we can stay healthy." Another thing is certain: Franklin has depth on both squads. If that depth stands out, UNM might be outstanding on both sides.
  • Lobos suspend quarterback David Vega indefinitely
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico suspended junior quarterback David Vega has been suspended from the football team indefinitely. The suspension was announced Tuesday by Lobos coach Bob Davie, who says Vega was arrested early Sunday by Albuquerque police. Details of the arrest weren't immediately available. Davie says that until he's satisfied that he has all the facts, he won't make a decision on Vega's return to the program. Vega is the second Lobos player suspended in two days. On Monday, Davie announced that sophomore defensive back Devonta Tabannah has been suspended and won't play in Saturday's season-opening game against Southern. Davie said the suspension was for violating team rules, but he wouldn't elaborate. However, police told KRQE-TV that Tabannah was arrested Sunday in downtown Albuquerque on suspicion of drunken driving.
  • Topes Notes 08-28-12
    Albuquerque puts four on All-PCL team The Isotopes placed four players on the 2012 All-PCL team. John Ely, Jerry Sands, Tim Federowicz and Josh Wall all earned spots on the team. The four Isotopes named to the squad were the most in the league. The All-PCL team is chosen annually by the league’s managers. The team is made up of 12 players — eight position players, a designated hitter, right-handed starting pitcher, left-handed starting pitcher and relief pitcher. Ely was named the team’s right-handed starting pitcher. Heading into Monday’s play, Ely was in position to take the league’s pitching Triple Crown — he is currently first in ERA (3.10), strikeouts (162) and is tied for the lead in wins (14). Sands was the All-PCL’s DH. He currently holds a .300 average with 25 home runs and 103 RBI. As of Monday, he was the only player in the PCL to have reached the RBI century mark. Federowicz was named catcher to the team, having thrown out 37 percent of attempting base stealers and has a team-high 34 doubles on the season. Wall is the All-PCL relief pitcher. He’s picked up 27 saves and is holding batters to a .240 average. Isotopes held to just one run Monday night
  • Fishing Report 08-24-12
    Northeast   Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed May 14 and will stay closed for about six months while the dam is being rebuilt. Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow for all species. Cimarron River: Trout fishing was fair to good using elk hair caddis, tricos, zebra midges, small spinners salmon eggs and worms. Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake as of Monday was 25 cfs. The water was slightly stained from recent rains. From now to Aug. 30, anglers may experience restricted access to Cimarron Canyon State Park between the Perryville Fishing Access and the eastern boundary of the park. Crews filming “The Lone Ranger” will be shooting a scene on U.S.64 between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Fishing at the Gravel Pit lakes was slow to fair using salmon eggs. Clayton Lake: Fishing was slow for all species and fishing pressure was very light. Due to low water conditions, only small boats, kayaks and canoes can be launched.
  • State Notes 08-24-12
    Lobo men’s basketball reveals 2012-13 schedule ALBUQUERQUE — University of New Mexico men’s head basketball coach Steve Alford has announced the 2012-13 schedule earlier this week and it includes 20 contests against teams that qualified for the NCAA tournament last season.
  • Davie, Lobos looking to turn things around in 2012
    ALBUQUERQUE — Coming off three consecutive one-win seasons and a turbulent era under Mike Locksley that saw the first-time head coach fired in the middle of last season, the University of New Mexico’s football program is struggling to make progress. Former Notre Dame coach Bob Davie has been brought in to restore some Lobos luster, but he last walked the sidelines a decade ago, spending the time since as an analyst with ESPN. And Davie acknowledged things are far from glowing as New Mexico prepares for the upcoming season. “I’m sure every team we play, they’re looking at that schedule and saying, ‘We’re going to beat New Mexico,’ “ he said. This despite returning 16 starters on both sides of the ball, among the most in the Mountain West. “We don’t care how many players we have back,” Davie said. “Because they haven’t won, so I don’t know that that matters a whole lot. We’re really starting over.” The makeover starts with the offense, which will be employing a hybrid, shotgun/option package.
  • Topes Notes 08-21-12
    Zephyrs pound Isotopes Pounding out 17 hits and scoring 10 runs wasn’t nearly enough for the Albuquerque Isotopes against the New Orleans Zephyrs Monday. The Zephyrs came up with 23 hits to win going away, 20-10 at Isotopes Park in the third of a critical four-game set between the two teams. Nevertheless, the Isotopes will still head into the series finale tonight with a 3-game lead over the Zephyrs in the PCL American Southern division. The finale is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. in Albuquerque. Just two games separated the two teams heading into the series opener Saturday, but the Isotopes took the first two games by counts of 3-1 and 6-0. Isotopes starter Fernando Nieve (6-8) gave up seven earned runs, including four homers, in two-plus innings of work Monday. He didn’t record an out in the third inning and allowed three runs, giving the Zephyrs a 7-2 lead at the time.