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  • Sports briefs 07-04-14

    Topper football camp set for next week

     

    The Topper Football Youth Camp will run from 5-7:30 p.m. July 7-10 at Sullivan Field.

    The camp is for students entering the fourth through eighth grade and registration is $55.

    Mail the registration form to Garett Williams, Topper Football Camp, 994 Nambe Place, Los Alamos, N.M. 87544.

    The camp will offer the following benefits:

    • Build the foundations for becoming a successful Hilltopper football player.

  • All-Star team advances to...

     

    The Los Alamos County 9- and 10-year-old All Star softball team defeated Pojoaque 19-2 on Sunday in a first-round victory in the team’s District 1 tournament.

    Pitcher Jenna Harris tossed a one-hitter, racking up 12 strikeouts in the game that was called after four innings. She was helped in what was described as a “stellar performance” by catcher Kaylee Ellsworth.

    At the plate, Harris knocked in five runs by hitting a single, double and triple.

    Aspen DeHerrera hit a double. Other team members took advantage of singles and bases on balls.

    Each player on the team scored a run.

  • Softball All-Star team heads to...

     

    The Los Alamos County 11- and 12-year-old All Star softball team advanced to the state tournament after overcoming a four-run deficit during Monday night’s District 1 championship game against Española.

    After grabbing a 1-0 lead in the first, Los Alamos yielded five runs through the fifth inning and trailed 5-1.

    Los Alamos mounted a comeback in the bottom of the fifth, plating five runs to take a 6-5 lead.

    The team was able to hang on in the sixth, retiring three consecutive Espanola players to end the game and advance to the state tournament.

    Los Alamos will next play the winner of the District 5 tournament Saturday, July 12 in Las Vegas. The first pitch is scheduled for 9 a.m.

  • Bringing Home A Medal

    Los Alamos athlete Shaylene Stephens (second from right) celebrates with Team New Mexico’s bowling competitors after receiving the bronze medal in team bowling competition at last week’s Special Olympics national games in New Jersey. Stephens also earned a silver medal in singles bowling competition and a bronze medal in doubles.

  • LeBron to try free agency

    MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James delivered his message loud and clear, without actually saying a word.
    He's willing to leave Miami, if that's what it will take to win more championships. And what happens next will likely be up to not just the Heat, but Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh as well.
    Through his agent, James informed the Heat on Tuesday that he has decided to opt out of the final two years of his contract, a move that means he becomes a free agent on July 1. He will be able to sign with any team, including Miami, and Heat President Pat Riley said he "fully expected" James to take advantage of his early termination option.
    "We look forward to sitting down with LeBron and his representatives and talking about our future together," Riley said.
    The Heat have been preparing for this for some time. James, Wade and Bosh all got six-year contracts when they teamed up in Miami in July 2010, the last time free agency was accompanied by the sort of frenzy that will envelop the league over the next few weeks. But each of those deals came with options to leave either this summer or in 2015, in part to allow both the players and the team to have financial flexibility.

  • Uruguay advances with win

    Underscoring a power shift away from Europe, Uruguay fought — and apparently even bit — its way to a 1-0 victory over Italy Tuesday to move to the World Cup's next round with Costa Rica, which sent England home without a single victory after a goalless draw.
    South America's strength was further highlighted when Colombia capped its perfect record in Group C with a 4-1 win over Japan. Europe did get one team through when Greece converted an injury time penalty for a 2-1 victory over Ivory Coast which eliminated the African team.
    The evening excitement though could hardly match yet another controversy to haunt Uruguay striker Luis Suarez. Around 80 minutes in, Suarez and Giorgio Chiellini tangled, with replays showing Suarez seemingly biting the shoulder of the Italian defender. It would make Suarez, amazingly, a triple carnivorous offender on the pitch in four years.
    "It was absolutely clear. There's even a mark," Chiellini said.
    The referee didn't see a bite, and no foul was called. Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez only had eyes on the result. "For me, and for all the people in Uruguay, we had more important things," he said.

  • Jim Thorpe run is Saturday

    The seventh annual Jim Thorpe Native American National Championships and open community run is scheduled for Saturday in Albuquerque.

    The national championship race is open to Native American tribe members from the United States and Canada. The community race is open to anyone interested in participating.
    Racing starts at 8:15 a.m. at the Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute, 9169 Coors Road NW in Albuquerque.
    Other community events include a 12-and-under competitive race and a 1-mile fun run/walk.
    Price for participation is $20 through Thursday, $25 through race day. Interested participants can register on active.com.
    For more information, call 505-710-3323 or email sportswarriorsTC@aol.com.

  • Splash and Dash is starting...

    The Los Alamos Triatomics multi-sport club will again hold it Splash and Dash Series this summer, starting tonight.

    The Splash and Dash Series is a group of training events geared primarily for those wanting to prepare for the upcoming Los Alamos Triathlon.
    Participants can choose one of two course, consisting of a 400-yard swim followed by a 5K run or a 200-yard swim followed by a 3K run, both of which occur in and around the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    The event is free but registration is limited to the first 75 entrants. Registration is done at the Walkup Center starting at 6:20 p.m. on the day of the event.
    Other Splash and Dash events are set for July 9, July 23 and Aug. 6.
    For more information, visit the Triatomics’ website, triatomics.org.

  • Isotopes drop 3 straight to I-...

    The Albuquerque Isotopes spotted the Iowa Cubs three runs early and never made up that deficit as they dropped their series finale at Iowa Wednesday.
    The Isotopes (35-43), who went into the series at Iowa on a high note and won the series opener, dropped three straight there, including a 6-2 defeat in the finale.
    Albuquerque, after winning four of its previous five contests heading in, couldn’t build on that momentum, a recurring theme for the 2014 season. It again ties a season-worst 8 games under the .500 mark.
    Starting pitcher Zach Lee, coming off a victory in his last outing, gave up all six of Iowa’s runs, all of them earned, as he was tagged for 7 hits, including a 3-run homer by Kris Bryant in the third inning.
    The Isotopes did have some chances Wednesday, coming up with 8 hits, but stranded 7 runners on base and went just 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Clint Robinson went 3-for-4 in the game but never made it around to score.
    Albuquerque came up with one run in the top of the first, but wouldn’t score again until the seventh.
    For Iowa (40-36), starting pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada threw six strong innings and struck out 10 batters. Wada improved to 8-4 on the year and dropped his ERA to an impressive 2.73.

  • Saenz is top predictor at Pace...

    Mariela Saenz was the top predictor in this week’s Pace Race.
    Saenz finished with a prediction error of just 13 seconds to win Tuesday’s night’s competition.
    The Pace Race was run in the Quemazon and Pipeline Road areas on steep 1, 3 and 3.2-mile courses. All times were adjusted to the longest course.
    Saenz topped Meera Nadige for the best prediction – Nadige was 22 seconds of — and Linda Vance, who was 23 seconds off.
    The fastest finisher on the 1-mile course was Patricia Burnside, who finished in 9 minutes, 30 seconds. Rao Garimella (10:39) was the fastest finishing male on the short course.
    On the 3-mile course Zach Medin (37:27) had the best time and Ted Romero (28:08) and Roxana Candia (34:50) had the top finishes.
    The next Pace Race will be Tuesday starting at Bandelier National Monument’s Ponderosa campground. Race time is 6 p.m.
    For more information, call 672-1639 or visit atomicrunners.com on the Internet.