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Today's Sports

  • Thompson wins the Pace Race

    Darla Thompson had the top predictions in this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race, a weekly event hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was Tuesday starting at Piñon Park in White Rock.
    Tuesday’s race was a staggered-start event. Participants with the slowest predicted times began the race first, followed by the predictors with the fastest times.
    Thompson was just two seconds off her predicted finish time on the 1-mile course, topping the next-closest predictor, Bob Weeks, who was nine seconds off. There were four other participants — Richard Thompson Jr., Jackie Marr, Lynn Kluegel and Duane Marr — that finished within 16 seconds of their predicted time on the 1-mile course.

  • Fishing Report 07-13-12

    Catches of the Week

     

    Cochiti Lake: July 4, Lee Scott of Albuquerque caught and released a 36-inch, 10-pound northern pike. He was fishing from the bank and working the rocky shoreline with a Rooster Tail.

    Elephant Butte Lake: July 6, Randy Campbell of Sandia Park caught and released a 5.19-pound largemouth bass. He was using a crank bait. Randy also reported catching several 3- to 4-pound walleye on crank baits.

    Bluewater Lake: July 7, Nathan Pratt of Bernalillo and Valerie Tsosie of Albuquerque caught and released several tiger musky ranging from 24 to 36 inches. They were trolling a Strike King deep diver in a shad color.

     

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  • Outdoor Notes 07-13-12

    Deer poachers convicted and fined

    ALBUQUERQUE – Two Los Lunas men convicted of poaching a deer were ordered to pay $699 in fines and $500 in civil penalties to reimburse the state for the loss of the deer.
    Andrew Montoya, 41, was charged with three criminal counts of poaching after he shot and killed a deer while hunting near Ladrone Mountain with his father in November of 2011.
    Andrew Montoya was not licensed to hunt deer at the time. He was convicted earlier this month of hunting without a license, unlawful killing and unlawful possession of a deer. He was ordered to pay $876 in fines and civil penalties and was sentenced to 360 days of probation.

  • Topes Notes 07-12-12

    Albuquerque catcher Tim Federowicz had a RBI double and Albuquerque pitchers John Ely and Josh Wall both threw shutout innings in the Triple-A All-Star Game Wednesday.

    Federowicz's run-scoring double helped the PCL All-Stars pick up a 3-0 victory in the game, played in Buffalo, N.Y. Federowicz, who was the starting catcher Wednesday, came through with the two-out hit to drive in Wil Myers of Omaha after Myers led off the inning with a double.

    The PCL scored twice in the first to take a 2-0 lead.

    The Istopes begin the second half of the regular season tonight when they travel to Nashville. They return home Monday for an eight-game set.

  • School of Hard Knocks

    Campers taking part in the Hilltopper Youth Football Camp hit the hand-held shields and get instruction from the Los Alamos High School coaching staff during this week’s sessions. The camp concludes today.

  • LA Majors get knocked out

    The Los Alamos County Majors All-Stars were knocked out of the District 1 baseball tournament Wednesday night.
    Facing Pojoaque’s All-Stars in an elimination game at Lou Caveglia Field, Los Alamos struggled to get much offense going against Pojoaque’s hard throwing right-handed pitcher Nate Aguilar. Aguilar sparkled through five innings before reaching his Little League-mandated pitch count limit, giving up just one run.
    Pojoaque took advantage of Los Alamos’ struggles in the fourth inning, scoring four times to pick up a 6-3 victory and advance to the finals of the tournament.

  • Sports Update 07-11-12

    Sanchez earns ace on July 4

    For the second year in a row, Eddie Sanchez scored an ace at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    Sanchez hit a hole-in-one on the No. 17 hole at LAGC on Independence Day. Sanchez was using the same club, a 5-hybrid, that he hit his hole-in-one on March 26, 2011.
    Sanchez’s ace on the 167-yard, par-3 was witnessed by his match play opponent Jamie Aslin, along with John Stam and Mark Sandoval.

    Indoor soccer tourney hosted by Y

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is hosting an indoor soccer tournament July 21-22.
    Teams of four will face off in one of several divisions, adult men, adult women, coed, high school coed and youth.
    Price for participation is $15 per player.

  • Topes Notes 07-11-12

    Ace pitcher John Ely rewarded with trip to All-Star Game

  • LA Majors fall to Española in...

    It could be a long road to hoe for the Los Alamos All-Star Majors baseball team.
    Los Alamos was tripped up by the Española All Stars in the semifinals of District 1 tournament, going on this week at Lou Caveglia Field on North Mesa. Los Alamos now drops into the loser’s bracket in that tournament and needs to win three straight contests to grab the district title.
    Los Alamos, which knocked off Santa Fe Metro Sunday to advance to the semifinals, will face Pojoaque in an elimination game tonight. Game time is set for 7 p.m. Pojoaque defeated a big-hitting Santa Fe American squad Tuesday night to stay alive in the loser’s bracket.

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