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Today's Sports

  • Penn State hit hard

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Many in this leafy, vibrant college town nicknamed “Happy Valley” worry the temporary evisceration of Penn State’s football program might inflict similar damage on a community that, for years, thrived as fans flocked to home games at the massive football stadium and a far-flung alumni base stayed connected by loyalty — and by checkbook.
    Some business operators saw the same silver lining that many survivors do after a near-death accident: They had feared a complete shutdown of Penn State’s football program by the NCAA.
    Yet they also know Penn State, and the hotels, eateries and apparel shops that cluster around campus, face rough times ahead.

  • LAGC personnel tackling new...

    Steve Wickliffe has plenty of items on his plate right now.
    Along with all the usual summer happenings at Los Alamos Golf Course, Wickliffe also has the extra jobs of heading for meetings with Los Alamos County officials, preparing for the upcoming improvements at the course and making sure the course is in the best condition it can be.
    On top of that, there is a new nationwide golf initiative that LAGC has adopted in order to boost participation numbers.
    “It’s been a challenge,” said Wickliffe, LAGC’s manager. “At the same time, we know at the facility, Donnie (Torres), Mike (Phillips) and myself, the county recreation staff, we have to be proactive. That’s what we’re trying to do.”

  • Sports Update 07-22-12

    Golf tourney to benefit Jr. Boosters’ program

    The Los Alamos Junior Golf Boosters will host a fundraising golf tournament Aug. 11.
    The tournament is team quota format. Each team of four will receive points based on their finish for each hole.
    Players may sign up as a team, partial team or as individuals. Deadline for registration is Aug. 7.
    Entry fee is $50, which includes dinner following the tournament. Proceeds will help offset travel costs for the Los Alamos High School golf teams and junior golf programs.
    For more information, call Los Alamos Golf Course at 662-8139.

    Mini-golf tourney is Wednesday

  • Playing in the Mud

    Los Alamos County’s Recreation Department hosted its High Mountain Mudfest volleyball tournament Saturday. The tournament was held on North Mesa. Los Alamos Fire Department was on-hand to hose down anyone who needed it.

  • Full-Contact Golf

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team hosted a golfing fundraiser Saturday afternoon at Los Alamos Golf Course. More than $15,000 in prizes were up for grabs Saturday.

  • Olympic fashion is all about the...

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Olympians should have figured out one thing by now: What they can or cannot wear at the London Games has very little to do with their fashion, marketing sense or patriotism, and a whole lot to do with rules, regulations and, of course, money.
    The overseers of the Olympics are protective of their brand and rings — considered one of the most recognizable logos in sports — and what the athletes wear when they’re competing has been tightly regulated, much to the chagrin of some of the games’ stars.
    Take Michael Phelps, for example. He recently tweeted his dismay at no longer being allowed to wear a swimming cap bearing miniature American flags on the front and back.

  • LA 9-10 team heads to state

    The Los Alamos Little League 9-10 baseball All-Stars will open state tournament play Saturday in Portales.
    Los Alamos rolled to an impressive District 1 victory earlier this month to qualify for the state tournament. Los Alamos won four straight contests by a run margin of 81-6 to advance.
    The state tournament continues through at least next Thursday and possibly through next Friday, depending on Thursday’s outcome.
    Los Alamos is one of nine teams that qualified for the state 9-10 tournament.
    It will face off against Deming in its opening game at 7 p.m. Saturday. The winner of that game will face the winner between Las Vegas and Albuquerque’s South Valley.

  • Marr wins Pace Race Tuesday

    Duane Marr had the best prediction at this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race is a weekly event hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners. This week’s race was Tuesday on 1- and 3-mile courses in Bayo Canyon and on North Mesa. In all, 25 participants took part.
    Marr finished with a prediction error of 15 seconds. He nipped Alexander Romero, who finished with an 18-second error. Ted Romero had a 30-second error.
    All but two runners on the 3-mile course finished in under their predicted times.
    The fastest runner on the 3-mile course was Daniel Romero, while Emily Pittman finished in 22:41.
    On the 1-mile course, Erik Leonard finished in 9:15 and Georgia Pedicini finished in 16:02.

  • Senior men's golf results

    Here are the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association’s results from its tournaments at Santa Fe Country Club July 9 and Paa-Ko Ridge July 10-11:

    Santa Fe Country Club
    July 9

    Championship flight
    1st low gross: Henry Hodde, Santa Fe, 77
    2nd low gross: Rob Schneider, Santa Fe, 78
    1st low net: Tom Stehle, Santa Fe 69.

    First flight
    1st low gross: Terry DeBiase, Placitas, 78
    2nd low gross: Dennis Saiz, Santa Fe, 82
    1st low net: Jerry Manzanares, Las Vegas, 65

    Second flight
    1st low gross: Don Holifield, Santa Fe, 80
    2nd low gross: David Cisneros, Albuquerque, 81
    1st low net: Jay Boettner, Los Alamos, 60

  • Fishing Report 07-20-12

    Northwest

    Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was good using top water lures, tube jigs and olive wooly buggers for smallmouth bass up to 15 inches. The wooly buggers were working best in the evening off main lake points. Fishing was fair using crank baits, bottom bouncer minnow and bottom bouncer night crawler combos for walleye Fishing was fair using liver, shrimp and night crawlers at the upper end of the lake for catfish. A few bluegill were taken by anglers using worms. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the low 70s.
    Animas River:  As of Monday morning flow near Cedar Hill was 361cfs. Trout fishing was fair using spinners, wooly buggers, hoppers, wooly worms, San Juan worms, night crawlers and salmon eggs.