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Today's Sports

  • Johnson and Romero are top...

    Jeff Johnson and Ted Romero were the top finishers at the next-to-last Splash ‘n’ Dash event of the summer.
    The Splash ‘n’ Dash is a bi-weekly event hosted by the Los Alamos Triatomics geared for those training for the Los Alamos Triathlon. The final Splash ‘n’ Dash of the summer is scheduled for 7 p.m. today.
    The events start at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    Johnson was the fastest finisher on the long course — a 400-yard swim followed by a 5K run — during the July 25 Splash ‘n’ Dash, finishing in a time of 26 minutes, 18 seconds. On the shorter course — which included a 200-yard swim followed by a 3K run — Romero finished in a time of 18 minutes, 31 seconds.

  • Morgan may be new face of U.S....

    LONDON (AP) — First-time Olympian Alex Morgan already has her defining moment: A game-winning goal in overtime that put the U.S. women’s soccer team into the gold medal match.
    And it came on a header, the very skill that was supposed to be a weakness in her game.
    The lightning-fast striker brings beautiful goals to game at the formative age of 23. Long after Abby Wambach, Christie Rampone and the other vets have retired, it’s a reasonable bet that Morgan will be the face of the U.S. national team.
    “She’s still a genetic freak, in my opinion,” Wambach said. “She makes plays that you don’t expect anybody to make.”

  • Sports Update 08-08-12

    Hawk football meeting is Thursday

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk football program will hold an orientation session Thursday. The orientation will be from 5-7 p.m. at Brousseau Gymnasium.
    Any students entering seventh or eighth grade interested in playing football for LAMS is encouraged to attend. The orientation process will include turning in all necessary participation paperwork, issuing of equipment and information on the Hawks’ football program.
    Eighth grade players should show up by 5 p.m. and seventh grade players by 6 p.m.
    For more information, email Daren Jones at d.jones@laschools.net.

  • Let's Get It Started

    Monday was the first official day of preseason workouts for high school football programs around the state, including the Hilltoppers. Here, Mitch Carson runs agility drills during Monday morning’s workout at the Los Alamos High School practice field. Los Alamos is coming off a 6-5 season and a District 2-4A championship in 2011. The Hilltoppers’ first game of the 2012 season is scheduled for Aug. 31 at home against Pojoaque.

  • All-Stars eliminated by Texas...

    The White Rock-Los Alamos All-Star junior softball team was bounced out of the Southwest Regional championship tournament largely on the strength of one big inning Sunday.
    The Southwest Regional is the final step on the road to the Little League World Series, which for junior division softball, will be in Washington later this month. The WR-LA All-Stars advanced to the tournament after winning the District 1 title in early July.
    Unfortunately, it was a short appearance for the WR-LA All-Stars, who lost both of their tournament games, including Sunday’s elimination game against Texas East.

  • Bolt gets ready for the 200m

    LONDON (AP) — Get ready for more of The Bolt Show.
    Usain Bolt dropped by Olympic Stadium for a brief visit Monday night and did things his way, as usual, jumping to the top step of the medal podium to collect his second consecutive gold for the 100 meters.
    When the Jamaican sensation returns to the track on Tuesday, it’ll be for the first round of the 200 meters, an event he’s planning to win, too, as part of his quest to become what he calls a “living legend.”
    As it is, Bolt and Carl Lewis are the only men to take home back-to-back golds in the 100.
    No man ever has won two Olympic golds in the 200 meters.

  • Topes Notes 08-07-12

    Isotopes’ pitching gets walloped Monday vs. Tucson

    The Albuquerque Isotopes don’t seem to be having much trouble scoring against the Tucson Padres during their current series, but stopping the Padres from scoring has been an issue.
    The Isotopes have scored 19 runs in the first two games of the series, but Tucson has won both contests. The Padres won Sunday’s series opener 10-8, then followed that up with a 14-11 victory Monday.
    To finish up its current homestand with at least a .500 mark, the Isotopes must win both tonight and Wednesday. They split their four-game set with Las Vegas just prior to the Tucson series.

  • Something to Chew On

    White Rock-Los Alamos’ Sarah Chiri blows a bubble gum bubble in the dugout prior to her team’s opening round game of the Little League Southwest Regional tournament in Santa Fe Friday. White Rock-Los Alamos fell in extra innings of the opening round and will play again at noon today.

  • Outdoor Notes 08-05-12

    Young wildlife don’t need rescuing

    Some wildlife throughout New Mexico have become stressed and or displaced by drought conditions or most recently by wildfires.
    While at first glance the animals may appear to be lost or abandoned, they usually do not need to be rescued. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is asking people not to rescue animals such as deer fawns, elk calves, bear cubs, baby birds, or others that may appear to be lost, injured or abandoned. 
    Most often, the wild mothers hide their babies while they forage or drink. Usually, mothers are closer than you think.

  • Sports Update 08-05-12

    Girls soccer tryouts start Aug. 13

    Tryouts for the Los Alamos High School girls soccer program are scheduled to begin Aug. 13. Tryouts are open to any girl entering LAHS during the fall.
    The opening morning session of tryouts is Aug. 13 at Sullivan Field from 7-9 a.m. and the opening afternoon session is from 4:30-7 p.m. Review of participation rules and procedures will be conducted at the morning session.
    All players must have soccer shoes, shin guards and bring their own water. Additionally, interested players must have all required medical forms on file with the LAHS athletic office to participate.
    For more information, call head coach Jiri Kubicek at 662-4865.

    Splash ‘n’ Dash returns Wednesday