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Today's Sports

  • The Air Up There

    Skaters take part in the “Big Air” event at Saturday’s LA Skate Competition. The skate competition took place at Mesa Public Library. It was sponsored by Los Alamos County’s recreation division.

  • All-Star softball starts on...

    It’s that time of the summer where the All-Stars get a chance to shine.
    Little League All-Star softball tournaments are scheduled to start this week, with Little League All-Star baseball tournaments getting going late next week.
    Monday, the 9-10 and 10-11 district softball playoffs get going in Española. The district Junior playoffs begin Tuesday in Santa Fe and Wednesday the Majors tournament starts in Española.
    Baseball tournaments get underway starting July 6 with the Majors and Juniors tournaments both slated to be played in Los Alamos.

  • Sports Update 06-24-12

    Football camp starts July 9

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper youth football camp is scheduled for July 9-12.
    The camp is for players in grades 4-8. Players and coaching staff will be on-hand to teach football techniques.
    Registration is $55 and includes a T-shirt. Information and registration forms are available at www.topperfootball.com.

    Nogar meet resumes today

    The Nick Nogar Altitude Invitational swimming meet will continue today at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    The annual swim meet will resume competition this morning at 9 a.m. Teams from around the region, mostly comprised of youth swimmers, compete in the annual event.
    The aquatic center will resume its regular schedule Monday.

  • Schools asked to vote on...

    Schools around the state have just the remainder of this week to make their thoughts known to the New Mexico Activities Association about several referenda items.
    The NMAA, which governs most interscholastic high school and middle school athletic programs around the state, is asking schools for its opinions on eight separate issues.
    Among the items that would have the most immediate impact to schools is one in which the NMAA would change its bylaws to add a heat illness prevention protocol.
    Teams would not be allowed to practice if the heat index for an area is above 104.

  • Wimbledon men’s draw a 3-way race

    WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — As Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer step back on the grass at Wimbledon, each has reason to believe he’ll be hoisting the trophy in two weeks.
    None of the other 125 men in the field can honestly say the same.
    It’s tough to imagine anyone outside that trio winning this year’s championship at the All England Club, where play begins Monday.
    “They’ve, you know, been pretty selfish about Grand Slam titles for a little bit,” said 2003 U.S. Open champion and three-time Wimbledon runner-up Andy Roddick.
    They sure have.
    It has been either Nadal or Djokovic has won each of the past nine major tournaments.

  • Fishing to resume at Caldera

    Because of improved ecological conditions following last summer’s Las Conchas Fire, fishing will resume at Valles Caldera.
    Fishing will officially open at 8 a.m. Saturday and will continue through the end of the season, according to a press release from the Valles Caldera Trust.
    The Las Conchas Fire wreaked havoc on streams on Valles Caldera land, but ecological tests were done on the waters to see if conditions had improved to the point where fishing could be restarted. Trust officials supplemented scientific studies by bringing in professional fishing guide Bob Gerding to test the waters and gauge fishing quality.

  • Fishing Report 06-22-12

    Catches of the Week:

     

    If you have a catch of the week story or just want to tell us about your latest New Mexico fishing experience, send it to us at fishforfun2@hotmail.com. We may include your story in our next report.

     

    Ute Lake: June 12, Ivory Williamson of Logan caught a 14.48-pound channel catfish. He was using stink bait. June 16, Hailey Redloff of Clovis caught a 4.04-pound walleye. She was using a bottom bouncer nightcrawler rig.

    Abiquiu Reservoir: June 16, Steve Hale of White Rock caught a 7-pound channel catfish. He was using homemade dough bait.

     

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  • Roy Cope calls his finish time...

    Roy Cope had a perfect prediction at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    The Pace Race was run on North Mesa. It started at Los Alamos Middle School.
    Cope’s perfect prediction came on the 1-mile course Tuesday evening. The next-best prediction was Alexander Romero, running on the 3-mile course, who had an error of 21 seconds.
    The fastest finisher on the long course was John Rees, who completed it in 20 minutes, 55 seconds. Nikol Strother finished in 26:05.
    On the 1-mile course, 11-year-old Jacob Thompson finished in 9:56, while Ann Nichols finished in 17:25.
    The next Pace Race will be Tuesday starting at Barranca Mesa Elementary School. Race time is 6 p.m.

  • Torres plays 306 holes on '...

    The Longest Day of Golf took less than the maximum amount of time.
    Los Alamos Golf Course head professional Donnie Torres finished up an amazing 17 rounds of golf Thursday in approximately 13-1/2 hours. Averaging just a little over a minute in between shots, Torres finished 306 holes and did so while maintaining an excellent running score.
    Torres’ Longest Day of Golf was played to raise money for the Sun Country PGA Junior Golf Association and for the Los Alamos Rotary. He raised approximately $4,000, which will be split between the two organizations.

  • James posts triple-double as...

    MIAMI (AP) — Music blared and confetti fell, the only celebration LeBron James really wanted in Miami.

    Not that one two summers ago, the welcoming rally where he boasted of multiple titles, perhaps without realizing how hard it would be to win just one.

    He dreamed of this moment, with teammates surrounding him and the NBA championship trophy beside him.

    "You know, my dream has become a reality now, and it's the best feeling I ever had," James said.

    James had 26 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists, leading the Miami Heat in a 121-106 rout of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night to win the NBA Finals in five games.