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  • State Notes 06-05-12

    Lobos bounced by Creighton in  Los Angeles regional

    LOS ANGELES – The University of New Mexico Lobo baseball team’s season came to an end Sunday afternoon as the Lobos dropped a 7-2 decision to Creighton University in an elimination game in the UCLA regional.
    The Lobos finished the season with a 37-24 record, which tied for the fourth-most victories in a single season in school history.
    “I have to tip my hat to Creighton,” UNM manager Ray Birmingham said. “(It was a) great job by Creighton. They pitched extremely well … and made the pitches when they needed to make them.”

  • Topes Notes 06-05-12

    Isotopes win, end four-game slide

  • Boice, Pederson win downhill race

    Chris Boice topped the professional men’s category at this year’s Pajarito Punishment downhill race.
    The downhill competition was Sunday at Pajarito Mountain. While the Pajarito Punishment usually consists of a cross-country race as well as the downhill, but due to fire damage from 2011 and reconstruction efforts at Pajarito, that race had to be called off for 2012.
    Boice, who rides for the Yeti Fox team, went 3 minutes, 16.63 seconds on his second ride to claim the title. Both Boice’s two times were the fastest posted in the competition this year.
    Vince Sanchez of team Heart and Soul was the runner-up, finishing 2.95 seconds behind Boice.
    In all, 50 men and women finished the downhill race.

  • Drug policy lenient in the SEC

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Players testing positive for marijuana in the mighty Southeastern Conference do not face the one-year suspension that comes from getting busted by the NCAA.
    In the most successful league of the BCS-era, players routinely get third, fourth and even fifth chances before they’re booted from the team; failed drug tests administered by the NCAA result in the automatic suspension.
    The finding comes from an Associated Press examination of the drug policies at 11 current members of the SEC. Vanderbilt, a private institution, declined to make its rules available.
    All the SEC schools the AP looked at had far more lenient drug policies than the NCAA, though the penalties varied widely.

  • Sports Update 06-03-12

    Hershey’s Track & Field returns Wednesday

    The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Hershey’s Track & Field Program Wednesday.
    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.
    For more information, call 662-8173 or visit losalamosnm.us/rec on the Internet.
    Water aerobics classes starting at Piñon Park

    Piñon Park Pool is hosting water aerobics classes this summer.

  • Downhill event set for today

    Despite last year’s Las Conchas Fire, the 2012 Pajarito Punishment will go on, although not as thoroughly as it has in years past.
    The Pajarito Punishment downhill event is scheduled for this morning at Pajarito Mountain. The downhill event is scheduled to start around 11 a.m.
    The race has been a mainstay at Pajarito Mountain, but because much of the course was effected by the fire, along with the ongoing restoration efforts, the cross-country portion of the Punishment will be shelved for this year.
    Despite the cross-country race missing this year, Neal Pederson, one of the coordinators of the event, said downhill pre-registration had been brisk.

  • Topes Notes 06-01-12

    Albuquerque blanked by Zephyrs
    One night after posting a rare shutout win, the Albuquerque Isotopes were shut out themselves.
    New Orleans pitcher Tom Koehler (6-4) scattered five hits through 6-1/3 innings as the Zephyrs blanked the Isotopes 3-0 in New Orleans.
    The Isotopes, who swung red-hot bats during their homestand, have managed just five runs in three games at New Orleans.
    John Ely (4-4) got touched for eight hits in 5-2/3 innings but was only scored on twice.
    Albuquerque’s loss, combined with a 4-1 win by the Oklahoma City RedHawks over Nashville, dropped the Isotopes into second place in the PCL American Southern standings.

  • Ski area hosting SummerFest

    Pajarito Mountain may not have much snow on it at this time of year, but there will be plenty going on there Saturday.
    The mountain will celebrate the start of its summer season with SummerFest. The day-long event will include plenty for everyone in the community to see and do.
    Pajarito lift service will start at 9 a.m. for those wanting to hike or ride down the mountain’s trails. A downhill race is also scheduled for Saturday.
    Along with the bike-and-hike, the New Mexico Brewers Festival will begin at noon. There are 15 microbrewers that will be represented at the festival, which will continue through 5 p.m.
    Atomic City Transit will provide shuttle transportation to and from the event starting at 9 a.m.

  • Fuego wins at home

    The Santa Fe Fuego semi-professional baseball team snapped an eight-game losing streak Thursday night.
    The Fuego, a startup franchise in the Pecos League, which features six teams from the local region — four of them play in New Mexico — has struggled early on in the season, but earned a 12-5 victory over the league-leading Las Cruces Vaqueros at Fort Marcy Park Thursday.
    In that game, Santa Fe (4-11) jumped on Las Cruces ace Bruce Amende, hitting him up for 11 runs in four innings. Designated hitter Kieran Bradford went 3-for-3 with a solo home run and scored three times.
    Las Cruces (9-5) currently is on top of the Pecos League standings, one of just two teams with a winning record in the league.

  • Ullmann has best prediction

    John Ullmann was the top predictor in this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    Ullmann topped 46 other participants in the Watermelon Run, held Tuesday at East Park. Ullmann finished just one second off his predicted finish time, topping Pam Erickson’s 4-second prediction error.
    The Pace Race is a weekly event sponsored by the Roadrunners which is held at various spots around Los Alamos County.
    Other close predictors this week included Ted Romero (10-second error) and Jennifer Reglien (12-second error).
    Daniel Romero posted the fastest time on the 3-mile race, finishing in 20 minutes, 29 seconds. Nikol Strother was the fastest female finisher with her time of 24:54.