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  • LA boys, girls ranked 2nd in poll
    Here are NMSoccer.com Class 4A coaches poll results for the week ending Sunday. First-place votes are in parentheses. Class 4A Girls     Team               Total pts. 1. Academy (6)        60 2. Los Alamos        49 (tie) St. Pius X        49 4. Piedra Vista        38 (tie) Miyamura        38 6. Farmington        28 7. Del Norte            17
  • Thursday's prep football scores
    A pair of Class 4A teams were big winners in the opening night of prep football in New Mexico. High school football got going with four games Thursday night, including a pair of nail-biters pitting two of the top teams in the southern part of the state going up against opponents from El Paso, Texas. Las Cruces Mayfield edged El Paso Chapin 28-27 to open its season, while the Las Cruces Bulldawgs were nipped by El Paso El Dorado, 26-23. In the other two games Thursday, Atrisco Heritage, which plays in District 5-4A, pounded Class 5A’s Albuquerque High 37-0 to open its season, while Valencia, from District 6-4A, crushed Taos 68-18.
  • Fishing report 08-21-11
    Northwest Animas River: The flow is 227 cfs. The river is fishing fair for trout using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms. Chama River: Upper section flow is 24 cfs. Below El Vado, the flow is 821 cfs. The upper Chama in the Sargent Wildlife area has the most consistent good fishing on the Chama as a whole. The stretch flowing downstream of the village of Chama into El Vado reservoir is low and the water temps are high making fishing very slow. The river below El Vado is open within Cooper’s El Vado Ranch, but the release is too high to wade. The stretch below Abiquiu Dam typically won’t fish well until autumn when irrigators aren’t calling for water.
  • Topes Notes 08-18-11
    Isotopes lose in extra innings The faint hopes for the Albuquerque Isotopes of making the 2011 Pacific Coast League playoffs are fading fast. Barring a near-miracle, the Isotopes will likely be staying home for the postseason following a loss Wednesday night at Sacramento. That loss, combined with a win by American Southern division-leading Round Rock, put the Isotopes 11 games back with less than 20 games remaining on the season. Albuquerque couldn’t hold on in extra innings Wednesday. After scoring a run in the top of the 13th to go up 3-2, Sacramento’s River Cats rallied for a pair of runs in the bottom of the 13th to win 4-3.
  • Board of Directors votes to let Tripp rescind his resignation
    Not so fast. Gary Tripp, the executive director of the New Mexico Activities Association, may have changed his mind about retiring after this academic year. Tripp, who has led the NMAA since 2004, announced that he asked the NMAA board of directors to rescind his decision to retire. The NMAA is the governing body of most major sports and interscholastic activities in the state. In June, NMAA officials announced that Tripp had turned in his letter of resignation to the board effective June 2012, immediately after the end of the current academic year. However, Tripp had a bit of a change of heart recently.
  • Topes Notes 08-16-11
    Isotopes win third straight to close out series with Fresno
  • Topes Notes 08-11-11
    Homestand closes with loss The Albuquerque Isotopes ended a dismal homestand with a loss Wednesday night to the Salt Lake City Bees. With the Isotopes trying to tread water in the PCL American South division with about three weeks remaining in the regular season, they could only manage three wins in eight games at Isotopes Park, including Wednesday night’s 10-7 loss. Albuquerque still has eight games remaining with division-leading Round Rock, five of them at home, but trail Round Rock by nine games.
  • LA blanked in 4A preseason rankings
    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team appears to have something to prove to the rest of Class 4A this season. The Hilltoppers, who open their season Aug. 27 at Pojoaque, didn’t garner a single vote in the first New Mexico High School Coaches Association poll of the year. The polls were released Wednesday. Los Alamos, which is coming off a 4-6 season, went 3-1 in District 2-4A, finishing second in that race but failed to make the state playoffs. However, some unanswered questions about the team, most notably how it will fill the quarterback spot after the departure of Kory Balog, remain heading into the 2011 season.
  • Topes Notes 08-10-11
    Offense comes up big as Isotopes rout Bees The Albuquerque Isotopes pounded out 21 hits Tuesday night to pick up the first win of their series against the Salt Lake City Bees. Trevor Hoffman went 5-for-5 with five RBI and eight of the nine Isotopes hitters in the game got at least two hits as the Isotopes won big, 19-6, at Isotopes Park. Albuquerque failed to score in just two at-bats Tuesday. It went up 6-2 after two innings and 8-3 after four innings before scoring eight runs in the bottom of the seventh. The Isotopes had 10 runs and 13 hits off Bees starter Matt Palmer (7-10, 7.37 ERA), who lasted just 4-1/3 innings.
  • Kirk is OK following back surgery
    Former Los Alamos Hilltopper basketball standout Alex Kirk underwent back surgery Tuesday. Kirk, who will be going into his sophomore year at the University of New Mexico, now plays for the Lobos. The surgery was performed in Phoenix and the 6-foot-11 center was resting comfortably afterwards. Lobo head coach Steve Alford said Tuesday Kirk had undergone “very successful back surgery to relieve a herniated disc….We fully expect that Alex will recover 100 percent.” Alan Kirk, Alex Kirk’s father and his high school coach, is with his son in Phoenix and said the surgery went well, although it was unclear how much rehabilitation Alex would need before returning.