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Today's Sports

  • Mang repeats as Gatorade Player...

    Honor after honor keeps rolling in for Jared Mang.
    Mang was recently named the District 2-5A co-player of the year. He’s been selected to play in the Class 5A and 6A North-South All-Star game, which will take place June 12-13 at Las Cruces’ Apodaca Park.
    Topping those honors, however, is one of the most prestigious awards a high school athlete can receive. For the second year in a row, Mang was named New Mexico’s Gatorade Player of the Year for baseball.
    “It’s a testament to what can be done with hard work in the off-season,” Los Alamos manager Mike Gill said. “It’s an award for him, his brother and his dad for the work they do in the off-season. They’re constantly working on skills. Swinging in the garage and getting those extra reps in, playing catch, taking ground balls.”
    Mang was able to excel all over the field and make big plays for the ’Toppers with his bat, glove and arm this year.
    In the field, Mang played three of the most demanding positions. He pitched in many of the team’s biggest games and finished with a 7-1 record on the mound with a 0.80 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 52.1 innings.
    When he wasn’t pitching, Mang played either shortstop or center field — depending on who else was one the mound.

  • Isotopes' late rally falls...

    The Albuquerque Isotopes (18-30) scored a combined three runs in the sixth and seventh innings against the New Orleans Zephyrs (23-21) Wednesday night but eventually fell 4-3 after surrendering an eighth inning run at Zephyr Field.
    Pitchers dominated the early innings Wednesday evening, putting up four straight scoreless frames. The Zephyrs struck for two in the fifth and one in the sixth to jump out to a 3-1 lead. The Isotopes managed a two-run seventh to tie the game at three, but an eighth inning single gave New Orleans the 4-3 lead and eventual win.
    MORE MCBRIDE: A day after having his 12-game hitting streak snapped, Matt McBride returned to form with a 2-for-5 day. He now has hits in 17 of his last 19 games, 10 of which have been multi-hit performances. During that stretch, McBride is hitting .421 (32-for-76) with 16 runs scored, eight doubles, four homers, 11 RBI and two walks.
    PEAKING PARKER: Kyle Parker also had his 12-game hitting streak snapped Tuesday evening and responded with a 2-for-5 evening that included an RBI and a run scored. He now has hits in 13 of his last 14 games and is hitting .370 (20-for-54) during that stretch with seven runs scored, three doubles, two homers and nine RBI.

  • Sports Briefs 5-28-15

    Tennis clinic
    The Los Alamos Hilltoppers are holding a tennis clinic for local youth, ages 6-15. The clinics also include a USTA Quick Start program for kids 6-10 years old.
    The sessions will take place June 8-12 from 5:15-6:45 p.m. daily at the Mesa Tennis Courts, located behind Sullivan Field.
    The clinics, which are a fundraiser for the high school teams, cost $40 and include a clinic T-shirt.
    To register, email losalamostennisclinic@comcast.net.
    For more information, call Lloyd, 660-5714, or Bruce, 660-1440.

  • Gladiators destroy Bandits

    The Duke City Gladiators are on a mission. In a third, and final, regular season bout versus the San Angelo Bandits, the Gladiators made a statement to the league that they are here to play.
    Monday in San Angelo, Texas, the Gladiators played a strong and commanding game, dominating the matchup, 47-10.
    The Bandits scored first in the first quarter, but Duke City’s Jayson Serda answered right back with a 52-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
    Possessions for both teams were back-and-forth without any change in the score the rest of the quarter.
    In the second quarter, however, the Gladiators got the momentum and couldn’t be stopped afterwards.
    A huge play made by Serda on a missed San Angelo field goal was one piece of the winning puzzle. He returned the missed attempt for a 50-yard touchdown.
    Quarterback Kasey Peters connected with receivers Roland Bruno and James Cleveland on multiple occasions for touchdowns.
    Peters finished 17-for-33 with 166 passing yards and four touchdown passes. Cleveland and Bruno both finished with two touchdown receptions while Serda had quite the game with six solo tackles, two interceptions and two touchdowns.
    The Gladiators are now 6-3 overall and 4-3 in league play. The team’s last away game of is Friday in Allen, Texas against the Texas Revolution.

  • Outstanding senior athletes...

    Numerous athletes from Los Alamos were honored Wednesday night at an awards banquet.

  • Isotopes shut out twice in one...

    The New Orleans Zephyrs (22-21) shutout the Albuquerque Isotopes (18-29) 3-0 and 4-0 during Tuesday evening’s doubleheader at Zephyr Field.The Isotopes have now been held scoreless for 22 straight innings.
    The Zephyrs wasted no time jumping on the board in both games. New Orleans put up single runs in the first and second innings of game one before adding an insurance run in the third.
    Game two saw the Zephyrs score one run in the first and two in the second to take control on the contest. Former Isotopes infielder Miguel Rojas turned in a 3-for-5 night with a home run, a double, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk.
    Entering the day, two Isotopes players held 11-game hitting streaks. Matt McBride and Kyle Parker both got hits in first game, but couldn’t continue their streaks in the second contest.
     

  • UNM fighting for national bids...

    New Mexico track and field is sending 22 individuals and a relay team to the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Preliminary Championships competition this weekend in Austin, Texas.
    UNM’s 11 men, 11 women and men’s relay team are all eyeing a top-12 finish in their respective events at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
    A top-12 finish at the preliminary rounds — which are split between the West region in Austin and the East region in Jacksonville, Fla. — advances a competitor to next month’s NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore.
    Qualifying for the preliminary championships competition is based on the descending-order list for the season, segregated by east and west sites. For each individual event contested at each of the prelim competitions, the top 48 declared student-athletes were accepted.
    On the men’s side, 11 Lobos and a relay will compete in Austin, with Allan Hamilton leading the pack in two events.
    Hamilton, the Mountain West champion in the long jump and triple jump, qualified in both events. He is seeded ninth in the long jump and 27th in the triple jump.
    Also qualifying in the jumps are Logan Pflibsen in the pole vault (seeded 17th), Yannick Roggatz in the long jump (32nd) and Django Lovett in the high jump (44th).

  • Tumblers shine in Colorado

    The Los Alamos School of Gymnastics’ platinum and gold level gymnasts, who will be competing at the regional championships later this month, traveled to Denver this past weekend to compete against 12 Colorado teams at Encore Gymnastics.
    In the senior platinum division, Ashley Bustos took the gold in the all-around competition with a 37.15. Bustos also won gold on the balance beam with 9.45, silver on floor with a 9.50 and bronze on both the vault (9.40) and bars (8.80).
    Teammate Carley Stilwell was seventh all-around with a 35.45. Stilwell won gold on the vault with a personal best score of 9.80. Stilwel also tied for second on floor with a 9.50.
    In the junior platinum division, Anna Clark was 10th all-around with a 35.60. Clark finished sixth on bars with an 8.0 and eighth on floor with a 9.30. Teammate Suyana Ferreira finished 11th all around with a 35.55. Ferreira won gold with her best vault ever, a 9.80. On the vault, she completed a half twist on to a half twist off. She also won a bronze on bars with a 9.05.
    In the senior division of the gold competition, Cherie McCreary finished 10th all around with a 33.85. She won a bronze on bars with a 9.00 and finished sixth on vault with an 8.65.

  • Strother wins competitive Pace...

    Tuesday’s Pace Race at the Cañada del Buey trail in White Rock was a competitive one.
    Only .55 seconds separated the first and second-place finishers on the three-mile course.
    Nikol Strother, however, ended up being the fastest runner and he also had the best prediction on the three-mile course. Strother finished with a time of 20 minutes, 19.64 seconds and a prediction error of 7.64 seconds.
    Monica Cook was the second best predictor with an error of 8.19 seconds while Roxana Candia missed her prediction by 9 seconds.
    Jayson Jones was the best predictor on the one-mile course with an adjusted error of 3.15 seconds.
    Second was Tamryn Jones. Her prediction had an adjusted error of 4.26 seconds and Jackie Peckham was next with an adjusted error of 5.7 seconds.
    Next Tuesday’s pace race will start at 6 p.m. at the corner of Barranca and Navajo Roads on Barranca Mesa.
    There will be one and three-mile courses on pavement and also two and four-mile courses on the Deer Trap Mesa trail.
    This year both the two and 4.13 courses will run counter-clockwise. See last year’s map at usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=542399
    The 4.13-mile loop extends the middle mesa trail to the power lines.
    On the two-mile trail, runners will take the south fork of the trail.

  • UNM’s season ends in MW...

    The University of New Mexico baseball team saw its season come to a heartbreaking end Sunday as it fell to San Diego State 6-4 in the Mountain West Tournament championship game.
    The Lobos had the potential go-ahead run at the plate with two outs in the ninth in the form of Jack Zoellner, who had already homered and doubled in the game, but he flew out to left-center to end it.
    Zoellner was one of four Lobos, all of whom is either a freshman or sophomore, to earn All-Tournament honors.
    He was joined by Carl Stajduhar, Lane Milligan and Carson Schneider.
    The Lobos (32-27) had plenty of chances in the championship, but the crucial game-changing hit eluded them in the late innings.
    Outside of the ninth, perhaps their best chance came down one in the eighth. Jared Holley doubled with two outs, but Sam Haggerty’s looping stroke to center was snagged on a nice sliding catch.
    SDSU (40-21) got on board with a run in the first off freshman Tyler Stevens, who was starting on just three days’ rest, but the Lobos responded in the second. Stajduhar doubled to and Zoellner followed with a two-run shot off the scoreboard in right-center to give the Lobos a 2-1 lead.