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  • In Brief - Sports - June 30, 2017

    The Associated Press
    Umpire rescues woman on bridge
    PITTSBURGH — John Tumpane can’t explain why he approached the woman as she hopped over the railing of the Roberto Clemente Bridge.

    The woman told Tumpane she just wanted to get a better view of the Allegheny River below. The look on her face and the tone of her voice suggested otherwise to Tumpane, a major league baseball umpire in town to work the series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Tampa Bay Rays.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 30...

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 2:35 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    Running

  • Bringin’ home the banners

    With three championship banners and counting in the first three days of the District 4 Little League tournaments, the Meadow City is well on its way to another impressive haul this summer.

    Less than one full day into the tournaments, Las Vegas had its first champion already crowned.

    The 9-11 softball all-stars from Las Vegas Little League hoisted the banner in that division on Saturday not long after opening ceremonies. With no opponents to contend with in the bracket, the team advances to state in July.

  • Topes’ Patterson earns honor

    Riding a hitting streak that reached 11 games Monday night, Albuquerque Isotopes first baseman and outfielder Jordan Patterson has been honored as the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for June 19-25.

    A 25-year-old Mobile, Ala., native in his second season with the Isotopes, Patterson hit a robust .423 over six games; that included three home runs, 10 runs batted in and seven runs scored.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 28...

    WEDNESDAY
    Baseball
    • District 4 Little League tournaments, TBA, Santa Rosa
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.

    Softball
    • District 4 Little League tournaments, TBA, Santa Rosa
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    THURSDAY
    Baseball
    • District 4 Little League tournaments, TBA, Santa Rosa
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    Softball
    • City league games TBA, Rodriguez Park

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    • Albuquerque Isotopes at Tacoma Rainiers, 8:05 p.m., Tacoma, Wash.
    Softball

  • Little League updates: Vegas...

    Less than one full day into the District 4 Little League tournaments, Las Vegas has its first champion already crowned.

    The 9-11 softball all-stars from Las Vegas Little League hoisted the banner in that division on Saturday shortly after opening ceremonies. With no opponents to contend with in the bracket, the team advances to state in July.

    Highlighting a full first day of games in Santa Rosa, Taylor Quintana recorded a perfect pitching game and struck out 12 batters in Las Vegas' 29-0 romp over Santa Rosa in the 8-10 softball bracket.

  • National champ: Benavidez wins...

    Horseshoes and hand grenades.

    Cathy Benavidez, a resident of Montezuma, did a whole lot better than just get close in the former.
    She won a gold medal in the event at the National Senior Games June 9-14 in Birmingham, Ala.

    Benavidez competed in the women’s singles division for age 65-69 and triumphed over one of the larger fields — more than a dozen finalists — on her way to the gold medal.

    Her closest competition came from Maidena Wildcatt of North Carolina and Linda Kauffman of Tennessee.

  • Repeat champs

    The Las Vegas Little League Angels baseball team recently took the Majors Division championship for the second consecutive season and finished second place in regular-season play.
    Standing: Coach Martin Lucero,  Seneca Saiz-Gomez, Saul Allen, Clyde Sanchez, Coach Esequiel Mascareñas, Jordan Padilla, Santana Martinez, Noah Martinez, Aric Johnson, Manager Gil “Guba” Martinez.
    Kneeling: Trey Leger, Carlo Lucero, Esequiel Mascareñas, Evan Pino, Mike Montoya.
    Not pictured: Coach Mike Allen.
     

  • Go Fish, Friday, June 23

    Editor’s note: This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers.

    Catches of the week
    Cowles Ponds: Justin Mcafee, 5, of Tijeras, caught an 18-inch rainbow trout June 18. He was using an olive green Pistol Pete.

    Pecos River: Pat Garcia of Santa Fe caught a 24-inch rainbow trout June 18. He was using salmon eggs.

    Fishing report, June 20