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Today's Sports

  • Isotopes chew up Sky Sox

    Three Albuquerque batters collected three hits apiece and the Isotopes collectively pushed runs across in seven of the nine innings Wednesday night, grabbing an 11-5 road win over Colorado Springs.

    The Isotopes (72-53 through Wednesday) wrap up the four-game set with the Sky Sox on Friday before returning for a big home series with New Orleans, currently the ‘Topes’ closest challenger in the Pacific Coast League American Southern Division. The Zephyrs, who also won Wednesday, trail Albuquerque by just three games with 19 remaining.

  • NMAA director resigns position

    Submitted to the Optic

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Activities Association Executive Director Gary Tripp submitted a letter of resignation to the NMAA Board of Directors on Thursday, Aug. 9.  

    The board accepted his resignation during an emergency meeting held via teleconference Tuesday morning, and Tripp — a Meadow City native and graduate of West Las Vegas — will serve his last day as director on Friday.  

  • Eastdale: Series softball champs!

    Albuquerque’s Eastdale 11-12 girls became the first New Mexico team since 1984 to win a Little League World Series on Wednesday, defeating a Florida team 16-1 in Portland, Ore.

    Andrea Howard and Jessica McAlister were credited with three hits apiece.

    The game was televised live on ESPN2.

  • Seattle ace deals a perfect game

    The Associated Press

    SEATTLE  — His arms outstretched to the sky, about to be swallowed by anxious teammates who ignored him for most of nine innings, Felix Hernandez had finally done it.

    Ever since his major league debut as a baby-faced 19-year-old with wild curly hair and a hat that never sat straight, he had chased perfection.

    Now King Felix had his crowning achievement. No hits, no runs, nobody allowed on base.

  • Go Fish - August 17, 2012

    FISHING REPORT,
    AUG. 14
    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow for all species.
    Cimarron River: Trout fishing was fair to good using zebra midges, parachute adams, small woolly buggers, tricos, small gold Panther Martins, salmon eggs and worms. Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake as of Monday was 29 cfs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit lakes was slow to fair using salmon eggs.

  • Isotopes trump Reno Aces

    All the runs Albuquerque needed for a big road win in Reno, Nev., on Monday night came in the top of the fifth inning.

    Tony Gwynn Jr., Osvaldo Martinez, Ivan De Jesus, Jerry Sands and Scott Van Slyke scored in that inning and the visiting Isotopes (71-52) sealed a 5-3 victory over the Aces (71-52).

  • The Preseason
  • Mares wins 2 brackets at...

    So what did you do for summer vacation?

    If Javier Mares gets called upon to answer this old back-to-school standby question when the fall semester begins at Paul D. Henry Elementary, he’ll have plenty to say.

    Mares, 11, reached the finals in three national wrestling tournaments, earning championships in two.

    Specifically, Mares earned gold medals with first-place finishes in the Greco Roman and Folkstyle divisions along with a silver in the Freestyle category during the AAU Junior Grand Nationals held in Santa Fe this past June.

  • Flag football youth league this...

    With the stated goal of helping to teach fundamentals and prevent injury, the Las Vegas Youth Flag Football League is launching this fall.

    The league will be open to boys and girls in two age divisions (5-6 and 7-8). Registration — which will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center — will run through Aug. 31.

  • Games drew 219 million TV viewers

    The Associated Press
    NEW YORK — NBCUniversal is calling the London Olympics "the most-watched television event in U.S. history."

    Citing Nielsen Co. ratings figures, the company said Monday that more than 219 million viewers watched the Summer Games on NBC and numerous sister networks. This figure surpasses the 215 million who watched the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

    The company said NBC averaged a prime-time audience of 31 million, topping Summer Games viewerships in Beijing and in Athens in 2004.