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  • White Rock topped by Eastdale in 3-1/2 innings, 14-2

    TAOS — It was a big early deficit against a very good ballclub and the White Rock All-Stars wouldn’t be able to overcome it.
    Despite going into Tuesday’s semifinal round contest of the state tournament with some good momentum after two come-from-behind wins, the gap was too much to close. Albuquerque’s Eastdale All-Stars got their bats going early, pounding out nine hits in the first two innings and taking advantage of five errors to upend White Rock 14-2 in 3-1/2 innings at Kit Carson Park.
    Eastdale, one of the favorites in the Majors state softball tournament, had nine hits in the first two innings, including four for extra bases, while White Rock could only come up with single tallies in the tops of the second and fourth.

  • Softball: WR All-Stars closed out early by Eastdale

    TAOS — The White Rock Little League All-Star Majors couldn’t survive some big hits and some fielding errors early Tuesday morning.

    Playing Albuquerque Eastdale in the state championship semifinals Tuesday morning, White Rock struggled early, allowing seven runs in each of the first two innings. Eastdale never looked back, taking Tuesday’s ballgame 14-2 in 3-1/2 innings.

    The loss dropped White Rock into the loser’s bracket of the tournament. It will play at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kit Carson Park. Eastdale advances to Thursday’s final round.

    White Rock ace Hannah Mojica started the contest. She lasted two innings, giving up just one earned run.

  • Softball: WR Majors are in state semifinal

    The White Rock Little League Majors (11-12) softball team will take on Albuquerque Eastdale in the state semifinals Tuesday.

    The semifinal contest will be played at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kit Carson Park in Taos.

    White Rock is currently 2-0 in the tournament and can advance to the final round with a win Tuesday. Eastdale, however, is one of the most powerful teams in the state and routinely makes the state finale.

    To get to Tuesday's semifinal round, White Rock upset both Silver, another team many considered to be a state title contender, in Saturday's opening round, the following that up with a victory over Las Vegas Sunday.

  • Update 07-17-11

    City golf tourney registration open

    The Los Alamos City Championship golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.
    Registrations are being accepted at Los Alamos Golf Course through Wednesday.
    Any Los Alamos County resident, member of Los Alamos Golf Association or Los Alamos Women’s Golf Association is eligible to compete in the men’s, women’s or senior’s divisions. Players must be 16 or older.
    The tournament is a two-day, 36-hole, stroke-play event. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in the tournament flights.
    Price for participation is $100.
    For more information, call the LAGC at 662-8139.

    Hoops skills camp starts Monday

  • Fishing report 07-17-11

    Got a fish tale to tell, or some photographic evidence to back it up?

    Then let the Los Alamos Monitor know! Submit your fish stories and photos to lasports@lamonitor.com. Then check out lamonitor.com and see if you made the trophy board!

    Northwest

    Animas River: The flow is 1,780 cfs. The river is muddy but starting to come down from run-off.  No fishing report.

  • Moseley: Armstrong could do better

    The world’s most famous cycling race, the Tour de France, is in full gear, but, as usual, with the cloud of some high-profile doping scandals hanging overhead.
    Cycling has been dubbed by some as the “world’s dirtiest sport.” Local former professional rider Clay Moseley can appreciate why, but told the Monitor during an interview last month that he doesn’t think the moniker tells the whole story.
    Moseley was on the U.S. National team in the mid-1990s and rubbed shoulders with several of the top racers of the time, including seven-time Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong.

  • Running: Pace Race returns Tuesday following a two-week layoff

    After an unexpected two-week hiatus, the Atomic City Roadrunners hit the ground running this week.
    The Roadrunners hosted their weekly Pace Race Tuesday night in White Rock. The race route went along Sherwood Boulevard and Piedra Loop and included the usual 1- and 3-mile courses.
    It was a good turnout Tuesday following the Las Conchas Fire evacuation.
    “We had 31 people show up, which is good,” Roadrunners’ official Ted Williams said. “Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and were glad to be back.”
    The club had hoped to run July 5 but with  local trail closures and several regular competitors still trickling back into town, having the race wasn’t practical.

  • Baseball/Softball: County sending 4 teams to state

    Los Alamos County Little League baseball and softball teams had big showings at the District 1 playoffs.
    A pair of baseball teams and a pair of softball teams will move on to state competition later this month after winning the District 1 titles.
    In all, nine District 1 All-Star titles were on the line.
    The White Rock-Los Alamos All-Stars won the ages 9-10 softball title, while the White Rock 11-12s were the district champs in the 11-12 softball division.
    In baseball, Los Alamos Little League’s 11-12s defeated Pojoaque Thursday night to claim that district title. Pojoaque led 2-0 after one inning but Los Alamos tied up the game and scored what would be the winning run in the sixth.

  • Golf: Senior Men's tourney results

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments at Taos and Black Mesa:

    Taos Golf Club, June 28

    Championship flight

    First low gross
    Gil Roberts, Angel Fire, 74.

    Second low gross
    Charles Sorenson, Rociada, 80.

    First low net
    Henry Hodde, Santa Fe, 73.

    Second low net
    Reid Griffith, Los Alamos, 74.

    First flight

    First low gross
    Hugh Bundy, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 82.

    Second low gross
    Jerry Manzanares, Las Vegas, 83.

    First low net
    Terry Maznio, Las Vegas, 66.

    Second flight

  • Golf: Match-play tourney will be played on Labor Day weekend

    The Atomic City Invitational is back on the schedule.
    Los Alamos Golf Course head professional Donnie Torres said the event has been rescheduled for Labor Day weekend.
    The ACI, the oldest match-play tournament in the state, had originally been scheduled around the Independence Day holiday, but was postponed when Los Alamos was evacuated during the Las Conchas Fire. Since 1950, the tournament has only been canceled once, in 2000 following the Cerro Grande Fire.
    The tournament is the biggest golf event of the year and has attracted numerous golfers from around the state.