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  • Topes Notes 05-31-12

    Isotopes pick up shutout win
    The Albuquerque Isotopes evened their series Wednesday night against the New Orleans Zephyrs, shutting out the Zephyrs 4-0 on the road.
    A trio of Isotopes pitchers combined for the shutout against New Orleans, with Stephen Fife (4-4) going six innings to earn the win.
    The shutout came just one night after Albuquerque was held to two hits at New Orleans. The third game of the series is tonight with John Ely (4-3) scheduled to start on the bump.
    Fife, who lowered his season ERA to 5.43, pitched around seven New Orleans hits, a walk and a hit batsman in his six innings of work.

  • Slowing Things Down

    Fans relax and take in an evening of slowpitch softball at X. Lovato Field in White Rock Wednesday.

  • LA gets no one on All-State 4A...

    Only three teams were represented on this year’s All-State Class 4A softball first team and Los Alamos wasn’t one of those four.
    Five players from Piedra Vista were named to the first team for the 2012 season by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association, which does the statewide selections. Just behind Piedra Vista was Los Lunas, which earned four selections, while Aztec outfielder Dakota Kaufman was the lone representative from the rest of Class 4A.
    The remainder of the state fared only slightly better on the second team All-4A roster, with Artesia placing four players and Farmington getting one slot. Aztec had three more second team selections and Piedra Vista had one more. No Hilltoppers were named to this year’s All-State teams.

  • Williams bounced in French Open...

    PARIS (AP) — For more than a decade, whatever the state of her health or her game, no matter the opponent or arena, Serena Williams always won first-round matches at Grand Slam tournaments.
    Always.
    Until Tuesday at the French Open. Until Williams came within two points of victory nine times, yet remarkably failed to close the deal against unheralded and 111th-ranked Virginie Razzano of France.

  • Rodman found guilty of contempt

    ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman might soon find himself working with at-risk teens or cleaning up streets.
    The flamboyant former player known for his rebounding skills and wild, off-court behavior was sentenced Tuesday to 104 hours of community service after being found guilty last year of four counts of contempt for failing to pay child support.
    The ruling also placed Rodman, 51, on three years of informal probation on the condition he keep up his child and spousal support payments.
    It was the latest development in a series of legal disputes that began in 2004, when Rodman’s wife at the time filed for divorce.

  • Topes Notes 05-30-12

    Isotopes can manage just two hits in loss
    The Albuquerque Isotopes had their three-game winning streak snapped Tuesday night in their road trip opener against the New Orleans Zephyrs.
    Tim Federowicz hit a solo home run with one out in the eighth inning to break up a no-hit bid by the Zephyrs Brad Hand, but the Isotopes could muster little else in a 4-1 loss at New Orleans.
    The Zephyrs scored twice in the first and twice in the fourth to earn the win. Albuquerque’s Will Savage (7-2) took the loss, going seven innings.

  • Sports Update 05-30-12

    Hershey’s Track & Field returns to Los Alamos June 6

    The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Hershey’s Track & Field Program June 6.
    The program is open to boys and girls ages 9-14. The competition will be at Sullivan Field starting at 10 a.m.
    Interested participants must provide a copy of their birth certificate along with registration materials. There is no charge for participation.
    For more information, call 662-8173 or visit losalamosnm.us/rec on the Internet.

    Soccer school deadline for registration is June 11

  • Anast/Sanderson top tourney

    The team of Kurt Anast/Steve Sanderson cruised to a big win in the Memorial Day Best Ball tournament this weekend.
    The Memorial Day Best Ball is the first major tournament of the summer hosted by Los Alamos Golf Course. Teams were split into two-day and three-day flights.
    In the top three-day flight, Anast/Sanderson won by 10 shots over the holiday weekend. The team shot a 59 the first day and matched that total on the third day to finish with an overall total of 181. Eddie Sanchez/Barbara Schmitt, which finished as the runner-up was still within three strokes heading into Monday’s final round, but couldn’t keep pace.
    Anast, by himself, shot a 2-under 70 on day three.

  • Police: 5-time Champ Johnny...

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Johnny Tapia, the five-time boxing champion whose turbulent career was marked by cocaine addiction, alcohol, depression and run-ins with the law, was found dead Sunday at his Albuquerque home. He was 45.

    Authorities were called to the house at about 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, spokesman Robert Gibbs said. The death didn't appear to be suspicious, he said.

    Tapia won five championships in three weight classes, winning the WBA bantamweight title, the IBF and WBO junior bantamweight titles and the IBF featherweight belt.

  • Sports update 05-27-2012

    Hershey’s Track & Field returns to Los Alamos June 6
    The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Hershey’s Track & Field Program June 6.
    The program is open to boys and girls ages 9-14. The competition will be at Sullivan Field starting at 10 a.m.
    Interested participants must provide a copy of their birth certificate along with registration materials. There is no charge for participation.
    For more information, call 662-8173 or visit losalamosnm.us/rec on the Internet.
    Tuesday is deadline for ’Topper Soccer School registration
    The Los Alamos High School boys soccer program is hosting its annual Soccer School starting June 4.
    The Soccer School is for boys and girls ages 3-9.