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Today's Sports

  • ‘Topes tripped by 51s to begin 8...

    In Wednesday night’s series opener, the Las Vegas 51s did all their damage over two innings, and the Albuquerque Isotopes’ late-game rally fell just short in a 7-6 defeat.

    Albuquerque (64-48 as of Wednesday night) held on to its narrow lead in the Pacific Coast League American Southern Division. Oklahoma City (62-48) was just a game back, with New Orleans (61-51) and Round Rock (50-62) trailing.

  • Go Fish - August 3, 2012

    FISHING REPORT,
    JULY 31
    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait for trout. We had no reports on other species.  
    Cimarron River: Trout fishing was good using brassies, Cimarron specials, red copper John Barrs, tricos, small gold Panther Martins, salmon eggs and worms. Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake as of Monday was 36 cfs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit lakes was fair to good using salmon eggs.

  • A rodeo legacy: Highlands...

    By Margaret McKinney
    New Mexico Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University marketing major and rodeo team member Chelsea DeMott has received an academic scholarship for her success as an entrepreneur in organizing youth rodeos.

    The Galesburg Business & Technology Center in Illinois awarded DeMott the $1,000 scholarship. The 20-year-old is from Rio, a small rural community near Galesburg.

  • Clutch win
  • Cougars claw closer to crown

    The softball Kim Baros drilled Monday evening, off a pitch from Loretta Abreu-Martin, took on a life of its own once it jumped off the bat.

    The ball seemed intent on leaving the ballpark, slicing crisply past the second baseman and making an improbable bee-line across the bumpy outfield all the way to the fence in right center field.

    The Vida Encantada Cougars’ outfielders ultimately retrieved the ball, but not before Baros had darted all the way around for an inside-the-park home run.

  • Sounds win via walk-off; Sands...

    In the bottom of the ninth inning Monday, Khris Davis scored from third off a single by  Nashville teammate Edwin Maysonet for a walk-off 4-3 win over visiting Albuquerque.

    The Isotopes (64-46) and Sounds (49-61) were to close their series on Tuesday. Albuquerque swept Nashville in a Sunday doubleheader 4-2 and 11-0.
    The Isotopes return to The Lab for a home set with the Las Vegas 51s Wednesday through Saturday. The ‘Topes then host Tucson Aug. 5-8.

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  • Lady Cards’ Martinez signs with...

    Jolene Martinez, whose three-point shooting touch often gave her Robertson Lady Cardinals a shot in the arm over the last several years, will be continuing her basketball career a while longer.

    Martinez this past week officially signed a national letter of intent to play ball and attend Lamar Community College in Lamar, Colo.

    The Las Vegas native said the opportunity to keep playing while working toward her degree in nursing helped her make the decision.

  • Crespin wins in return to ring

    A six-round unanimous decision victory punctuated the return of Las Vegas professional boxer Arturo “El Toro” Crespin on Friday night in Albuquerque.

    Crespin defeated Duke City native Nazareth Rojas 59-55, 59-55, 58-56, in one of the undercard matches of “Warehouse Rumble 2,” a card staged by Chavez Promotions at Albuquerque’s YDI Wool Warehouse.

  • Women’s softball tourney resumes

    A champion won’t be crowned until Tuesday night in the Las Vegas adult softball league women’s division.

    Rainy weather impacted field conditions this past Thursday and Friday, leading to cancellations of games on both evenings.

    The top-ranked Vida Encantada Cougars will play the No. 2 seed Budweiser-Dicks-Night Owl at 7 p.m. Monday with a trip to the Tuesday night final on the line.

    Two other Monday games will determine a third team to compete for the championship Tuesday.

  • Lochte leads, Phelps fades in...

    By Paul Newberry
    AP National Writer

    LONDON — Ryan Lochte strolled the deck of the Olympic Aquatics Centre wearing diamonds in his mouth and lime-green sneakers on the feet that powered him through the water faster than anyone else. Beaming, he chomped playfully on his gold medal while Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” blared throughout the massive arena.

    Michael Phelps?

    He was nowhere to be found.

    Not during the race.

    Not when it came time to hand out the medals.