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Today's News

  • Baseball: Hawks split a pair, sweep a pair

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk seventh grade baseball team started its season winning three out of four contests.
    The Hawks opened their season April 9 splitting a doubleheader with Española. Two days later, the Hawks swept Taos Middle School, taking both games by scores of 11-1.
    Brian Johnson earned the victory in game two against Española as LAMS picked up an 11-9 decision. Connor Mang took the loss in the first game as the defense struggled with errors. LAMS lost 14-7.
    Against Taos, Lane Saunders was the winning pitcher in the first game and Derek Selvage earned the win in the nightcap. Michael Klegg and Kyle Hutton both pitched an inning in relief of Selvage.

  • Topes Notes 04-15-11

    Iowa wins finale, 10-6

    The Albuquerque Isotopes failed to pull off the sweep of the Iowa Cubs to close out the season-opening homestand Thursday.
    The Cubs scored five times in the fourth inning and three more times in the seventh to win 10-7 at Isotopes Park.
    Iowa’s Bobby Scales had two doubles and five RBI to lead his team to the win.
    Randy Keisler (0-1) lasted just 3-2/3 innings for Albuquerque.
     (5-3), taking the loss.
    Albuquerque will hit the road for the first time in 2011, playing three games starting tonight at Oklahoma City. They will visit Iowa for four games starting Tuesday.
    Albuquerque returns home April 23.

  • Baseball: MLB replay usage may expand

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shane Victorino charges hard from center field, chasing a sinking line drive. His glove, the ball and the grass all smack together at the same time. What’s the call?
    Next year, it well could be: Let’s look at the replay!
    Major League Baseball is leaning toward expanding replay for the 2012 season to include trapped balls and fair-or-foul rulings down the lines, a person familiar with the talks tells The Associated Press.
    Commissioner Bud Selig and a group of umpires discussed the extra video review at spring training and were in agreement, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the matter is still being discussed.

  • Running: Kratzer is tops at Pace Race

    Sarah Kratzer was the top predictor at Tuesday’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race is a weekly run hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners in various spots around Los Alamos County. The race was held in Bayo Canyon.
    Kratzer, running on the 3-mile course, not only finished with the best prediction but was also the first female to complete the course. Kratzer’s time of 28:55 was just five seconds off her predicted finish time.
    Ted Romero was 10 seconds off his prediction on the 3-mile course, while Georgia Pedicini was 21 seconds off and Tom Sandford was 23 seconds off.

  • Track and Field: Letting it Fly

    Los Alamos’ Brady Stokes launches a javelin during the Los Alamos Classic last week.

    The Hilltopper boys and girls will compete at the Capital City Invitational Saturday. Most schools from around the area are expected to attend the meet, hosted by Santa Fe High School.
     

  • Baseball/Softball: Girls crack top 10, Academy takes over top boys 4A spot

    Here are this week’s Class AAAA baseball and softball coaches polls. The polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Softball, Class 4A

        Team        Total pts.      Pvs.

    1. Piedra Vista (11)    119    1
    2. Farmington (1)    103    2
    3. Artesia        86    3
    4. Los Lunas        72    5
    5. Kirtland Central    64    4

  • Just A Wag 04-15-11

    Planning early for 4th

    We hear that the Los Alamos Kiwanis are planning the most extraordinary 4th of July celebration yet. Steve Boerigter is chair and said they’re expecting to dazzle the crowd with volunteer skydivers landing in formation along with the traditional air show.
    A new Harley Davidson Sportster will be raffled and Russ Gordon will provide great music.

    Send us your wags

    “Just a wag” features initial snippets of news heard around town. The wags may grow to larger stories or simply remain snippets, either way this is meant to spark interest and provide food for thought. E-mail wags to lanews@lamonitor.com.

  • U.S. is not responsible for the mess in Mexico

    Like most Americans, I don’t have any idea what the administration is doing in Libya.  As a faithful liberal said recently, “Who knows what he’s thinking about Qaddafi. I do know this: Barack Obama has launched more cruise missiles and ordered more air strikes than any Nobel Peace Prize winner in history.”
    It’s more than fair to say that this administration’s foreign policy is one big shambles, a giant pinball machine-like strategy with the United States caroming from one shiny bumper to another.
    There are apparently no bumpers for Mexico. More than 7,000 miles away from Tripoli but mucho closer to you and your family, Mexico is in chaos.

  • Favorite day for politicians

    On April 3, Google’s main search page commemorated the 119th anniversary of the first documented ice cream sundae.  
    Every day commemorates something, but few things are as important as that famous misspelled confection.  
    However, I’d like to take some time discussing lesser known (and equally important) events.
    If you’re from New England, or know some fanatic from New England (but aren’t they all?) then you probably know that April 18 (third Monday in April) is “Patriots’ Day.”  Observed in Massachusetts and Maine, it commemorates the Battle of Lexington and Concord.  

  • Tornado kills pair of sisters in Oklahoma

    TUSHKA, Okla. — Destructive storms that tore across the country’s midsection left at least seven people dead after smashing uprooted trees into homes in Arkansas and ripping apart the only school in one tiny Oklahoma town, officials said Friday.
    A tornado swept through Tushka in southeast Oklahoma town late Thursday, killing two sisters in their 70s, Salvation Army Capt. Ric Swartz said.
    The tornado also injured at least 25 people as it ground through the town of 350 residents, said Gilbert Wilson, Atoka County’s emergency management director.
    He said witnesses reported seeing two tornadoes that merged to form a single twister. The National Weather Service confirmed a single tornado hit the area.