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  • Results from Splash and Dash No. 2

    The team of Martin Pieck and Jason Pieck finished at the top of the long course standings in last week’s Splash and Dash event.
    Pieck/Pieck finished nearly six minutes ahead of the team of Alana Goodwin/Nikol Strother for the top spot at the Splash and Dash July 9.
    The Splash and Dash is a training program primarily for those interested in competing in the Los Alamos Triathlon, which is scheduled for Aug. 16.
    Only two Splash and Dash events are remaining before the triathlon. Those are scheduled for July 23 and Aug. 6.
    Training evens consist of two courses for adults, the longer one which is a 400-yard swim followed by a 5-kilometer run, or the shorter course which features a 200-yard swim followed by a 3-kilometer run. There is also a youth course.
    The top individual finisher on the long course was Myles Fitzgerald, who finished in 28 minutes, 30 seconds, which was 18 seconds better than Chris Ussery.
    On the short course, Sara Shiina was the top finisher, coming in at 17:37. Amy Littleton finished in 22:24.
    Here are the results from the July 9 Splash and Dash (swim time, run time, total time):

    Long course

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    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With two quick touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title.

    Goetze scored the winning goal in extra time to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday in a tight and tense World Cup final that came down to one piece of individual skill.

    Goetze, who wasn't born when West Germany beat Argentina in the 1990 final, controlled a cross with his chest in the 113th minute and in one fluid motion volleyed the ball past goalkeeper Sergio Romero and inside the far post.

  • Smith’s set to open Wednesday

    New Mexico’s first Smith’s Marketplace is scheduled to open Wednesday in Los Alamos.
    Festivities begin at 7:30 a.m., with music and children’s activities such as face painting and balloon animals. The ribbon cutting ceremony is at 7:45 a.m. and doors will open by 8 a.m.
    “This is the culmination of so much planning and work from the community’s standpoint, certainly from our store development standpoint, and it’s just so rewarding to be able to open the store finally, to be able to serve our Los Alamos customers,” said Marsha Gilford, vice president of public affairs at Smith’s Food & Drug. Smith’s is a division of the Kroger Co.
    The first 300 people at the store will receive coupons for breakfast items. Smith’s will also hold three raffles throughout the day for iPad giveaways.
    Activities will continue all day, with a mariachi band and a DJ onsite from noon to 6 p.m. There will be food sampling throughout the store, in particular at the Murray’s Cheese Shop and the deli.
    Murray’s Cheese, the oldest cheese shop in New York City, offers a selection of specialty items, including crackers, dried fruit and an olive and antipasto bar. Murray’s is also opening a grilled cheese counter.