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  • WR-LA All-Stars drop regional opener

    SANTA FE — In the first round of the Little League Southwest Regional tournament, it looked like the White Rock-Los Alamos All-Stars were in good position to advance to the quarterfinals.
    WR-LA took a solid 4-0 lead early in the ballgame and the favorites from Vidalia, La., had gotten just one ball out of the infield.
    But Vidalia came back to score five unanswered runs, including the tying run in the seventh and the winning run with two outs in the eighth to take a 5-4 extra-inning victory and advance in the regional tournament Friday.
    Santa Fe Metro Little League is hosting the regional this year and, as such WR-LA got an automatic entry since it was the champion of Santa Fe Metro’s district.

  • Vargas has the best prediction

    Lisabeth Alfaro Vargas was the top predictor in this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    This week’s race was Tuesday. It went from Firemen Park near Arizona Avenue, including the nearby trails.
    Vargas had a finish time just six seconds off her predicted time in the race. Vargas topped Bob Westervelt, who was 18 seconds off his predicted time. Katie Gattiker was the only other participant who finished with a prediction error of under one minute.
    The fastest finisher on the 1-mile course was Daniel Romero, who posted a time of 5:27. Isolina Viloma was the fastest female competitor with her time of 9:04.
    On the 3-mile course, Alexander Romero finished in 21:12. Emily Pittman had a time of 24:53 on the long course.

  • Hey Now, You're All-Stars

    The final North-South All-Star games wrapped up this week. Among those taking part were David Knapp (above), representing the 4A/5A North football team and Nick Baker (left), who was selected for the North All-Star basketball team. To participate, athletes must have graduated from high school and excelled for their prep teams.

  • Senior men's tourney results

    Here are the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association results from its stroke-play tournament at Dalton Ranch July 24, and its 2-man scramble and stroke-play tournaments at Pagosa Springs July 25-26:

    Dalton Ranch
    July 24

    Championship flight

    1st low gross: Chuck Padilla, Las Vegas, 84
    2nd low gross: John Hudson, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 75

    First flight

    1st low gross: Jeff Brown, Los Alamos, 82
    2nd low gross: Bob Quick, Los Alamos, 84
    1st low net: Joe Cheavens, Durango, Colo., 69

    Second flight

    1st low gross: Don Rickelman, Durango, Colo., 87
    2nd low gross: Phil Allen, Gallup, 87

  • Morning Workout

    The GOALS soccer camp, which concludes Friday, is hosting more than 50 participants at Sullivan Field. The camp is for girls of all ages and is being run by players and coaches from the collegiate ranks.

  • All-Stars heading to regional tourney

    It will be a full month since the last time the White Rock-Los Alamos All-Star junior softball team took the field when it starts the Southwest Regional championship tournament.
    The Little League regional tournament starts Friday in Santa Fe. The WR-LA team will take on the Vidalia, La., All-Stars, the Louisiana state champion, in the opening round Friday at noon.
    All of the tournament games will be played at Bicentennial Park in Santa Fe. WR-LA, which won the District 1 tournament, got an automatic bid into the regional since District 1 is the host district this year.

  • Sports Update 08-01-12

    McInroy scores an ace at LAGC

    She wasn’t playing in the Los Alamos City Championship this weekend, but Rhonda McInroy might consider it next year.
    McInroy scored a hole-in-one at Los Alamos Golf Course Saturday. She picked up her ace on the No. 8 hole.
    The hole-in-one came from the red tees, 115 yards out. McInroy hit the shot with a 6-iron.
    Witnesses included McInroy’s husband, Bob, Mike Ryan and Darlene Rich.

    Volleyball, racquetball registration is open at YMCA

  • LA fall sports get going this month

    Monday, the first official practice of the Los Alamos Hilltopper football program will get going in preparation for its first game at the end of the month.
    Los Alamos High School’s fall sports programs officially get in full swing this month, although non-mandatory pre-preseason workout sessions have been going for most of the summer in preparation for the fall.
    While the Hilltopper football team is the first to get its preseason officially underway, it will be the next-to-last sport to have its first contest of the fall season. Los Alamos’ varsity will host Pojoaque Aug. 31.

  • Lee wins LATC title

    David Lee had a big showing at this year’s Los Alamos Tennis Club championship tournament.
    Lee picked up the men’s A singles flight crown and he and doubles partner Bob Tonelli advanced to the finals of the men’s A doubles before falling.
    The LATC held its annual tournament Saturday and Sunday at Urban Park.
    Lee took on Bill Vigil in the championship match Sunday.
    To get to the final, Vigil beat 2011 runner-up Kevin Mitchell in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. But Vigil suffered a muscle injury in the first set of the final against Lee and was forced to retire — Lee was up 4-2 in the set when Vigil was forced to exit.
    On his way to the title, Lee knocked out Ryan Maupin in the semifinal, topping 6-2, 6-1.

  • Women's Champ Watches Ball Escape Bunker

    Tami Martinson reacts as she watches her ball bounce over a bunker near the third green during Saturday’s Los Alamos City Championship. Martinson claimed her fourth straight women’s City title in impressive fashion this weekend