• NMSU upsets Minnesota, 28-21
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New Mexico State hasn’t enjoyed very many victories like this one at Minnesota. The celebration for the Aggies was tempered by a scary situation on the other team’s sideline. New Mexico State’s 28-21 win took a sobering turn on Saturday when Gophers coach Jerry Kill had a seizure with 20 seconds left in the game and was taken away by ambulance. Kill was stabilized, and Minnesota’s team physician said the coach’s condition was not life-threatening. New Mexico State coach DeWayne Walker gathered his team to pray for Kill during the break, which lasted about 15 minutes. Then his defense forced quarterback MarQueis Gray into his third straight incompletion to end the game.
  • LA volleyball team ranked fourth in 4A
    Here are this week’s Class 4A football and volleyball coaches’ polls. Polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses. Class 4A Football     Team     Total pts.    Previous 1. Goddard (18)    189    1 2. Artesia              164    2 3. Aztec (1)           144    3 4. Belen                112    4
  • Topes Notes 09-07-11
    Dodgers call 3 more up to Bigs
  • 4A boys, girls soccer polls
    Here are the results from the NMSoccer.com coaches' poll for the week ending Sept. 4. First-place votes are in parentheses.
  • 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