• Softball: Piedra Vista wins big over Del Norte
    After Thursday’s play concluded, all of the top teams in the Class 4A softball playoffs were still alive in the championship bracket. The Class 4A playoffs continue through Saturday. The championship game will be played at Lobo Field in Albuquerque. Following the Del Norte Knights’ upset of the Los Alamos Hilltoppers Thursday morning, they were thumped by the top-seeded Piedra Vista Panthers. The Panthers, quite possibly the best team in the state of New Mexico, romped to a 15-0 victory in Thursday’s second round. The Panthers are scheduled to play the fourth-seeded Los Lunas Tigers in the championship round Friday morning.
  • State Roundup 05-11-11
    Aggie softball clinches WAC title
  • State Roundup 04-28-11
    Lobo baseball tops Red Raiders LUBBOCK, Texas – The University of New Mexico Lobos got a measure of revenge from a loss earlier this year against Texas Tech Wednesday night, as they beat the Red Raiders 8-4. UNM used an early scoring surge to claim the victory over Texas Tech. UNM scored five runs in the first two inning then rallied after Texas Tech cut the lead to 5-4 in the sixth inning. Lobo pitcher Bobby Mares earned the victory, throwing five innings of hitless ball and gave up just one unearned run. Lobos’ second baseman Kyle Stiner led off the game with a home run. Stiner’s homer was followed up by a RBI single from designated hitter Jake Nelson to give the Lobos an early 2-0 lead.
  • Topes Notes 04-27-11
    Isotopes top Zephyrs 13-8 to win series
  • Topes Notes 04-26-11
    Isotopes close series with New Orleans tonight
  • Schedule for April 25-30
    Monday Boys golf: Los Alamos at Santa Fe Invite, 9 a.m. Girls golf: Los Alamos at Kirtland Central Invite, 9 a.m. Tuesday Girls golf: Los Alamos at Kirtland Central Invite, 9 a.m. Track and field: Los Alamos at Rio Rancaho Invite, boys and girls JV, 3 p.m.; LAMS Invite, girls, 3 p.m.; LAMS at Pojoaque Invite, boys, 3 p.m. Tennis: Los Alamos at St. Michael’s, boys and girls varsity, 4 p.m. Baseball: Capital at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m. Softball: Capital at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m. Wednesday Baseball: Los Alamos at Capital, varsity, 4 p.m. Softball: Los Alamos at Capital, varsity, 4 p.m. Friday
  • Baseball/Softball: Piedra Vista, Academy hold on to top spots in new 4A poll
    Here are this week’s Class AAAA baseball and softball coaches polls. The polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses. Softball, Class 4A     Team        Total pts.      Pvs. 1. Piedra Vista (13)    130    1 2. Farmington     106    2 3. Artesia        96    3 4. Los Lunas        94    4 5. Aztec        71    6
  • Topes Notes 04-20-11
    Tuesday’s game at Iowa rained out The Albuquerque Isotopes’ game Tuesday against the Iowa Cubs was postponed by rain. Instead, the two teams tried to squeeze two games in today. Results of the first game, which started at 11:05 a.m., weren’t available as of press time. Albuquerque, the Triple-A franchise of the Los Angeles Dodgers, was scheduled to start its four-game series at Iowa Tuesday. That series started following Albuquerque’s successful trip to Oklahoma City, where it took 2-of-3 contests in that series. Albuquerque lost opening game against Oklahoma City Friday, but won Saturday’s and Monday’s games with pitchers Roman Colon and Jon Link earning the victories.
  • State roundup 04-20-11
    Aggies softball blanks Lobos The New Mexico State University softball team shut out New Mexico 6-0 to extend its win streak to six consecutive games at Lobo Field Tuesday. NMSU (33-12) opened with a pair of runs early in the second inning and then added four more in the top of the sixth to clinch its third straight win over UNM in Albuquerque. Junior Tiare Jennings ripped a home run for the fifth straight game as the Aggies spread nine hits over seven innings. Meanwhile, Aggie right-hander Celisha Walker earned her fifth win of the season in the circle. The Aggies got a measure of revenge with Tuesday’s win. The Lobos (17-18) won a 3-2 decision in Las Cruces April 4.
  • Topes Notes 04-15-11
    Iowa wins finale, 10-6 The Albuquerque Isotopes failed to pull off the sweep of the Iowa Cubs to close out the season-opening homestand Thursday. The Cubs scored five times in the fourth inning and three more times in the seventh to win 10-7 at Isotopes Park. Iowa’s Bobby Scales had two doubles and five RBI to lead his team to the win. Randy Keisler (0-1) lasted just 3-2/3 innings for Albuquerque.  (5-3), taking the loss. Albuquerque will hit the road for the first time in 2011, playing three games starting tonight at Oklahoma City. They will visit Iowa for four games starting Tuesday. Albuquerque returns home April 23.