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  • Topes Notes 07-26-12
    Isotopes win in extra innings, 6-5
  • Topes Notes 07-24-12
    Isotopes win six of eight at home
  • Fishing Report 07-20-12
    Northwest Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was good using top water lures, tube jigs and olive wooly buggers for smallmouth bass up to 15 inches. The wooly buggers were working best in the evening off main lake points. Fishing was fair using crank baits, bottom bouncer minnow and bottom bouncer night crawler combos for walleye Fishing was fair using liver, shrimp and night crawlers at the upper end of the lake for catfish. A few bluegill were taken by anglers using worms. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low 70s. Animas River:  As of Monday morning flow near Cedar Hill was 361cfs. Trout fishing was fair using spinners, wooly buggers, hoppers, wooly worms, San Juan worms, night crawlers and salmon eggs.
  • 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.