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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Barefoot running linked to injury

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Swept by the barefoot running craze, ultramarathoner Ryan Carter ditched his sneakers for footwear that mimics the experience of striding unshod.
    The first time he tried it two years ago, he ran a third of a mile on grass. Within three weeks of switching over, he was clocking six miles on the road.
    During a training run with a friend along a picturesque bike path near downtown Minneapolis, Carter suddenly stopped, unable to take another step. His right foot seared in pain.
    “It was as though someone had taken a hammer and hit me with it,” he recalled.

  • Fishing Report 06-01-12

    Northeast

     

    Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed May 14 and will stay closed for about six months while the dam is being rebuilt.

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was fair using Power Bait and Pistol Petes for trout. Fishing was fair using worms and Power Bait for perch.

    Cimarron River: Fishing was good using bead head pheasant tails, Cimarron worms and bead head red San Juan worms. A few fish were also taken on night crawlers and small spinners. Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake as of Monday was 49 cfs.

  • Aggies are No. 2 for regional

    The New Mexico State University Aggie baseball team (35-22) was selected as one of 34 at-large bids to participate in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
    The Aggies are going into the Tucson Regional as a No. 2 seed. The regional will be hosted by the University of Arizona.
    The Aggies are scheduled to face No. 3 seed Louisville Friday at Hi Corbett Field in Tucson, Ariz. First pitch is set for 5 p.m.
    Also in the double-elimination regional is fourth-seeded Missouri, which will meet top-seeded Arizona Friday night. The winners and losers of each game will play Saturday.

  • Venus joins Serena on tourney...

    PARIS (AP) — Used to be that Venus Williams was the one who was highly ranked, the one considered a title contender, the one who would dominate foes so thoroughly that matches would be tidily wrapped up in an hour.
    Now 31, and figuring out from day to day how to handle an illness that saps her strength, Williams was on the wrong end of a lopsided 60-minute defeat in the second round of the French Open Wednesday.
    Looking glum and lacking the verve that carried her to seven Grand Slam titles in her career, Williams barely put up any resistance and lost 6-2, 6-3 to No. 3-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland at Roland Garros.

  • 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.