Today's Sports

  • Topes skid hits five games

    With Monday night’s 6-0 defeat at Fresno, the Albuquerque Isotopes saw their most recent losing streak reach five games.

    The Isotopes, who dropped the last two contests in last week’s home series with the Salt Lake Bees, 9-6 and 9-8, opened a short road set in Fresno by losing 9-7 and 9-1 on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

    The skid ties the second-longest of the season for Albuquerque; the longest was an eight-game slide to end the month of April.

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  • Albuquerque’s Rosario named...

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    Albuquerque Isotopes infielder Wilin Rosario has been tabbed Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for July 27-Aug. 2, the league office announced Monday morning.

    It is the second straight week an Isotopes player has garnered the award, and the first time Albuquerque players have been named Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks since Aug. 1-14, 2011 when Russ Mitchell and Jamie Hoffmann were honored.

  • Youth baseball, softball camp...

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    The ABQ New Mexico School of Baseball will be hosting a baseball and softball camp this coming Saturday in Las Vegas.
    The camp is designed for boys and girls age 12 and younger.

    Camp runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Keyes Park on Mills Avenue. Cost is $40 per child, with a $10 discount for additional siblings in the same family participating.

  • Looking ahead - Sports - Aug. 5...

    • Albuquerque Isotopes vs. El Paso Chihuahuas, 7:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque
    • Las Vegas adult league playoff games: MEN, Balls Deep vs. Tecolote, 6 p.m.; Hackers-Grizzlies winner vs. Vegas Boys-Blaze winner, 7:15 p.m.; Bulldogs-Sons of Pitches winner vs. Balls Deep-Tecolote winner, 8 p.m.; WOMEN, Hooters-Pitches loser vs. I’d Hit That-Budlight loser, 6 p.m.; Toxic-Hooters-Pitches winner vs. I’d Hit That-Budlight winner, 7:15 p.m.; city softball complex


  • Perea now state chief of FBU

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    Las Vegas native Carlos Perea has been named director of New Mexico Football University.

    FBU is a national organization that operates youth and high school football camps.

    “FBU runs the only true sixth-, seventh- and eighth- grade national championship,” Perea said. “FBU is the organization that runs the US Army All-American Bowl televised on national television.”

  • Wanted: Lady golfers
  • Dodgers bolster pitching staff...

    The Associated Press

    ATLANTA — The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their pitching staff on the eve of the trade deadline, completing a 13-player deal with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins on Thursday that sent two starters and two relievers to the NL West leader.

  • Pumping up fitness

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College Gerald P. Ortega Wellness Center Manager Carl Vigil is welcoming returning and new students, community members, and LCC employees who want to register for the fall and spring semesters.

  • FYI - Sports - Aug. 3

    Luna golf benefit Aug. 29
    Area golfers are invited to take part in the 2015 Luna Community College Foundation Annual Golf Tournament to be held on Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Pendaries Golf Course in Rociada.
    A shotgun start is scheduled at 9 a.m.  A four-person team sponsor is $1,000. A hole sponsorship is $250. Entry fee covers green fees, a cart, and a lunch.
    Money raised will be used for scholarships, according to the college.