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  • Topes Notes 06-24-11
    RedHawk rally downs Isotopes The Oklahoma City RedHawks rallied for five runs off Isotopes reliever Travis Schlichting in the eighth inning as Albuquerque fell 8-6 at home. The RedHawks got five hits off Schlichting in the eighth. The Isotopes led 3-2 heading into the eighth. The two teams will finish off their four-game series tonight in Albuquerque. Tonight is also the finale of the Isotopes’ home stand. They will return home July 4.
  • Topes Notes 06-23-11
    RedHawks hold on for 5-4 win
  • Baseball: Dodgers pick up late win
    The two top-seeded teams in the county’s Class AAA Little League tournament took each other on in the championship game with the Dodgers pulling out a late victory Wednesday night. The Giants led by as many as five runs in Wednesday’s game, played at Lou Caveglia Field on North Mesa, but the Dodgers scored six unanswered runs in the final two innings for the win. Logan Bishop’s sixth inning hit with the bases loaded gave the Dodgers a 8-7 come-from-behind victory over the Giants. Just an inning before, Jason Manzanares hit a bases-clearing triple to push three runs across and get the Dodgers back into the ballgame.
  • State Notes 06-22-11
    Aggies kicker Stampler is on CFPA watch list LAS CRUCES –­ New Mexico State University Placekicker Tyler Stampler has been named to the College Football Performance Award (CFPA) Placekicker Watch list. The  watch list selections were announced by the CFPA Monday afternoon. Stampler is one of 34 kickers that made the watch list and one of three placekickers from the Western Athletic Conference. Stampler, a native of Davie, Fla., played in all 12 games for the Aggies in 2010, handling all the field goal and PAT attempts as well as kickoff duties in three games. Stampler led the team in scoring in 2010 with 66 points after hitting 16-of-19 field goals on the season and 18-of-19 on PATs.
  • Topes Notes 06-22-11
    Isotopes roll to big win
  • Fishing report 06-19-11
    Anglers! Got a fish tale to tell? Let us know! Send your stories/photos to lasports@lamonitor.com. Northwest Animas River: The flow is 4,230 cfs. Fishing is slow and the river is muddy and flowing fast with runoff. The river as stocked with 175 triploid rainbow trout. Chama River: Upper section flow is 584 cfs. The river below El Vado, flows at 591 cfs. The upper Chama including the stretch flowing into El Vado has dropped in flow and fishing is improving. Woolly buggers and various bead headed nymphs were reported to be the hot flies. Also worms and Panther Martins are taking fish.
  • Outdoors: Fire potential very high in New Mexico
    Serious fire danger in and around New Mexico continues to put a damper on outdoor activities this Father’s Day. Santa Fe National Forest, which surrounds Los Alamos County, is still under Stage II fire restrictions. Stage II restrictions, which went into effect June 10, puts prohibitions on using campfires or stove fires, fireworks and smoking in the forest, as well as prohibiting the use of all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles and other types of vehicles. In May, the forest went to Stage I restrictions. Valles Caldera National Preserve is also under Stage II restrictions. Bandelier National Monument hasn’t announced any specific fire restrictions.
  • Topes Notes 06-17-11
    Isotopes win to close out series The Albuquerque Isotopes closed out their five-game road trip with a victory Thursday night, just in time to head home for tonight’s contest against Iowa. The Isotopes scored four runs in the top of the eighth Thursday to put away a tight contest, topping the Oklahoma City RedHawks 8-2 at Oklahoma City. The Isotopes will face the Iowa Cubs tonight in Albuquerque to open an eight-game homestand. Tonight’s game is set for 7:05 p.m. Albuquerque, which had been swinging hot bats until its last three games at Oklahoma City, all losses, got its offense going again, pounding out 15 hits off four different pitchers.
  • Outdoors: Morphy Lake closed to camping
    New Mexico State Parks announced Thursday that Morphy Lake State Park has been closed to overnight camping this Father’s Day weekend. The closure takes effect at 6 p.m. Morphy Lake State Park, located in Mora County, will be closed due to extreme fire conditions in the area. Santa Fe National Forest, which borders the park, is currently under State IV fire restrictions. NMSP reported that the area has been under drought conditions for the past several months and recent winds in the area have made camping dangerous. “The safety of visitors and park staff is our top priority,” NMSP division director Tommy Mutz said in a press release.
  • Tripp turned things around at NMAA
    In his seven-plus years there, I have only spoken to New Mexico Activities Association executive director Gary Tripp just once. Very briefly. I met him at the 2008 state wrestling tournament. He asked me how everything was going. I told him just fine and mentioned to him how smoothly that and other state events had been running. We shook hands and went about our business. Tripp took over as head of the NMAA, which oversees most interscholastic sports in the state, in 2004. Within a few days of his taking over the NMAA, I left the Los Alamos Monitor to pursue other interests.