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  • Spurs romp to win in Game 2

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs have been here before.
    Tony Parker scored 22 points, Danny Green added 21 on seven 3-pointers, and San Antonio used a dominant third quarter to pummel Oklahoma City 112-77 Wednesday night and take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
    The Spurs were in the same position in 2012 before the Thunder won four straight to capture the series and stun a Spurs team that appeared to have its best days behind it.
    Well, San Antonio is back in the conference final with a commanding lead, wiser and even older.
    “I know after the game, nobody is very happy in the locker room,” Parker said. “Everybody is very focused, and we respect that team. We know they’re very capable of a comeback, and they did that against us in 2012. We’re just very focused and nobody is satisfied.”
    Game 3 is Sunday at Oklahoma City, where the Thunder will try to bounce back from the worst playoff loss in franchise history.
    “It definitely doesn’t feel good, and it shouldn’t,” Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said. “I hope our entire locker room doesn’t feel good. You shouldn’t feel good. We got our butts kicked.”

  • Results from 4A championship meet

    ALBUQUERQUE — Here are the results from the Class 4A state championship track and field meet. Athletes are from Los Alamos unless otherwise noted.

    Boys

    Team scores

    1. Farmington, 64; 2. Albuquerque Academy, 51; 3. Los Alamos, 50.5; 4. Valencia, 31; 5. Moriarty, 30; 6. Piedra Vista, 27; 7. Goddard, 26; 8. St. Pius X, 25.5; 9. Grants, 20; 10. Artesia, 19; 11. Capital, 15; 12. Belen, 14; (tie) Kirtland Central, 14; 14. Los Lunas, 13.5; 15. Aztec, 11.5; 16. Miyamura, 8; 17. Del Norte, 7; 18. Centennial, 6; 19. Gallup, 5; 20. Roswell, 4; (tie) Santa Fe, 4; (tie) Española Valley, 4; 23. Chaparral, 3; 24. Santa Teresa, 1.

    High jump

    1. Avery Rasher, Farmington, 6-4; 2. Cristian Cedano, Centennial, 6-2; 3. Parker Hibbett, Academy, 6-2; 5. (tie) Greg Ahlers, 6-0; Skyler Veenis, 5-10; Skyler McCall, 5-10; Simon Bailey, 5-10.

    Discus

    1. Christian Mackey, Kirtland Central, 162-2; 2. Colin Nickless, 148-7; 3. Jackson Morris, Academy, 140-4; 4. John Schueler, 139-4.

    Long jump

    1. Daryl Wiggins, Del Norte, 22-3/4; 2. Cassius Corley, Grants, 21-11; 3. Jared Garduño, Española Valley, 21-9.

    Pole vault

  • Olivo is suspended following ear...

    NEW YORK (AP) — Miguel Olivo was suspended by the Los Angeles Dodgers’ top farm team Wednesday following his fight in the dugout with Triple-A Albuquerque teammate Alex Guerrero.
    In a statement released Wednesday night, the Dodgers said Olivo was placed on the suspended list by the Albuquerque Isotopes. The veteran catcher is on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster, and the club said he “will remain suspended pending the completion of an investigation” into the brawl during Tuesday’s game at Salt Lake.
    The Dodgers confirmed Guerrero is recovering from reconstructive surgery on his left ear and will remain in a Salt Lake City hospital for a couple of days. It’s unclear how long he will be sidelined.
    Guerrero, an infielder from Cuba, signed a $28 million, four-year deal with the Dodgers in October. He was beaten out for the starting second base job by Dee Gordon in spring training.
    Olivo has displayed a hot temper on the field before, charging at Jose Reyes during a dustup between the Marlins and Mets late in the 2007 season.
    The 35-year-old catcher appeared in eight games for the Dodgers this month, marking his 13th season in the majors.

  • Sports Briefs 05-22-14

    Soccer camps will start June 9

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer program is hosting a camp for boys and girls ages 3-9.
    The camp has two sessions. The first is set for June 9-13 at Urban Park and the second is June 16-20 at Rover Park.
    Price for participation is $35 for one session or $50 for both sessions. Registration deadline for the first session is June 2.
    For more information or to download registration forms, visit laschools.net/athletics. Forms are also available at Los Alamos National Bank or by contacting Marsha Parker at 672-1558 or emailing her at pkrmass1@byu.net.

    Athletic Night meeting is Tuesday

    Los Alamos High School will host Athletic Night Tuesday at the Duane Smith Auditorium.
    Athletic Night is for incoming freshmen interested in participating in high school sports for the 2014-15 academic year or for incoming eighth graders interested in trying out for high school programs.
    The meeting is set for 6 p.m. Areas of discussion will include summer workout information for fall sports.

  • Olivo takes bite out of Guerrero...

    NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers minor league teammates Alex Guerrero and Miguel Olivo got into a fight Tuesday during a game with Triple-A Albuquerque.
    Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said he was disappointed to hear about the altercation, and the team is looking into it.
    “It’s something we don’t condone and it’s something that we don’t think is constructive,” Colletti said at Citi Field, where Los Angeles opened a three-game series against the New York Mets. “Obviously, people can have disagreements. That happens many times in many places. But when it gets beyond that level, I think it’s over the line.”
    The Los Angeles Times reported that agent Scott Boras said Olivo bit off a part of Guerrero’s ear.
    Colletti said he doesn’t think either player sustained an injury that would keep him from playing. The Dodgers released a statement saying the baseball operations department “is aware of the altercation and is conducting an investigation into the matter.”

  • Three LA athletes named All-Stars

    A trio of Los Alamos Hilltopper spring sports stars were invited to play in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s All-Star contests this summer.
    Hilltoppers Hannah Cunningham, Jake Downs and Kiana Zerr will all take part in the events.
    All-Star series participants must be graduating seniors from around the state. Selection is done by the NMHSCA.
    Cunningham was part of the Hilltopper girls tennis team in 2014. She and doubles partner Astrid Hengartner finished as the runners-up in District 2-4A and advanced to the state Class 4A tournament before falling in the quarterfinal round.
    Along with that finish, Cunningham also helped Los Alamos hold off Santa Fe for the team district title. Los Alamos had never lost in district competition but was the underdog heading into this year’s tournament.
    The Hilltoppers ultimately advanced to the state 4A semifinals before losing to eventual champion Farmington.
    The All-Star tennis series is scheduled for July 28-29. The North All-Stars, which also include Juliana Guerin of Las Vegas Robertson, Caroline Moss of Farmington and Greta Miller of Santa Fe, will not only take on the South All-Stars but also combine with the boys North All-Stars for a round of mixed doubles competition.
    The North team will be coached by Juan Carols Fulgenzi of Robertson.

  • Mang named MVP in district again

    The two selected as this year’s baseball and softball Most Valuable Players for District 2-4A came as a surprise to absolutely no one.
    Demi Madalena of Bernalillo and Jared Mang of Los Alamos were hands down the two dominant forces on the diamond in 2-4A this season.
    The picks for the top players in the district were released last week.
    Los Alamos’ baseball team picked up four first-team spots, along with Mang’s MVP nod, and a second team selection this year.
    For softball, Los Alamos also earned four first-team selections.
    Mang, for his part, has been the district’s leading hitter since his first 2-4A game as an eighth grader. This year, Mang led Los Alamos to its sixth consecutive district title and a perfect 12-0 record against district competition.
    It was Mang’s third consecutive MVP season — a very good case could’ve been make for Mang winning as an eighth grader as well, but his age was likely a factor in his not winning, although he was a first-team selection that season as well.
    In 2014, Mang hit a blistering .605 at the plate, had a pair of home runs and knocked in 44 runs in 28 games. On the mound, he went 8-2 and was credited with one save.

  • Duncan, Spurs roll to Game 1 win

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs were not going to believe Serge Ibaka was really injured until the Oklahoma City Thunder took the court in the opener of the Western Conference finals without their athletic big man.
    Their skepticism was unwarranted.
    Ibaka is indeed injured and Oklahoma City needs to find a way to replace his defensive presence against San Antonio.
    Tim Duncan had 27 points and the Spurs took advantage of Ibaka’s absence to score more than half their points in the paint, beating the Thunder 122-105 Monday night in the opener of the best-of-seven series.
    Tony Parker did not appear limited by a hamstring injury, adding 14 points and 12 assists in 36 minutes in San Antonio’s first victory over Oklahoma City this season.
    Parker and coach Gregg Popovich both said earlier they weren’t sure if the Thunder would actually be without Ibaka, who injured his left calf in Oklahoma City’s series clincher against the Los Angeles Clippers.
    “Contrary to what San Antonio was thinking, he’s not coming back,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said.
    That’s bad news for Oklahoma City entering Game 2 on Wednesday.
    San Antonio had 66 points in the paint and shot 58 percent from the field in the win.

  • California Chrome is cleared to...

    NEW YORK (AP) — California Chrome beat out an idiosyncratic racing rule — by a nose.
    The colt is back on track for his Triple Crown try after an only-in-New York equipment ban appeared ready to put a kink in his Triple Crown try at the Belmont Stakes.
    The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner was cleared to wear the nasal strip he has worn all through a six-race winning streak that has set him up for a chance at horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown.
    New York racetracks have a rule prohibiting any equipment not specifically approved by stewards, and nasal strips were not on their list. A statement from the New York Racing Association and the state’s Gaming Commission on Monday said the track’s three stewards unanimously agreed to lift the ban.
    The strip worn by California Chrome during his six-race winning streak is thought to assist airflow through the nostrils — something that should come in handy June 7 for Belmont’s grueling run.
    “I think it opens up his air passage and gives him that little extra oomph that he needs, especially going a mile and a half,” trainer Art Sherman said. “Any time you can have a good air passage that means a lot for these thoroughbreds.”

  • Isotopes score 15 runs Monday

    The Albuquerque Isotopes picked up their second straight road victory Monday night in an attempt to salvage what has been a rough road trip.
    The Isotopes, who won the series finale over the Fresno Grizzlies Sunday to earn a split in that series, pounded out 20 hits in their opener at Salt Lake.
    Albuquerque (21-23) put up crooked numbers in all but three innings to down the Bees 15-9. Along the way, Albuquerque hit 6 home runs, including a pair by right fielder Jamie Romack.
    Along with the 6 home runs, Albuquerque also finished with 6 other extra-base hits to club Salt Lake.
    Prior to its wins Sunday and Monday, Albuquerque had dropped five of its seven road games. The Isotopes are currently on their longest road trip of the season, 12 games, but will only have four games at home when they return Friday night before hitting the road again.
    Salt Lake (14-31) came back on Albuquerque in the ninth inning, scoring six runs off reliever Josh Judy before Judy finally put the game away.