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Today's Sports

  • Baseball: Lobos upend Utes, will...

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The University of New Mexico Lobo baseball team beat Utah 6-5 Thursday night and is one win away from the 2011 Mountain West Conference Championship and the automatic bid that would return UNM to the NCAA postseason.
    The Lobos, who struggled throughout the year in finding ways to win close games, picked up their third straight one-run, upset victory in the MWC tourney. The sixth-seeded Lobos have knocked off No. 3 BYU 5-4, No. 1 TCU 4-3 and No. 2 Utah by a single tally.
    Jacob Nelson, who was the hero of Tuesday’s win over BYU, muscled a two-strike single through the infield on the right side to score DJ Peterson for what would become the game-winning run.

  • Running: Weeks is the best Pace...

    Bob Weeks was the top predictor at this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race, a weekly event sponsored by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was held Tuesday at Piñon Park. Tuesday’s race featured a staggered start, where slower predictors started ahead of faster predictors.
    Weeks, on the 1-mile course, missed his prediction by just two seconds. Weeks needed the good prediction, however, as Jackie Marr (three seconds), Ted Romero (three seconds) and Daren Jones (four seconds) were immediately behind him.
    The next Pace Race will be Tuesday. That race will start at the roundabout on Diamond Drive.
    For more information about the next race, call 662-2856. For information about the Atomic City Roadrunners, visit www.atomicrunners.com.

  • Fishing report 05-27-11

    Northwest

    Animas River: The flow is 738 cfs. Fishing is reported as fair for brown and rainbow trout. Recent rains and snow melt will affect water clarity. Fly anglers are having good success with bead-headed pheasant tails, prince nymphs and copper john’s all size 14-16. Worms, salmon eggs and Panther Martins are also working. The river was stocked with 175 triploid rainbow trout two weeks ago.

  • Football: LA prepares for...

    There is a lot of work to be done before fall rolls around and the Los Alamos Hilltopper football program isn’t wasting any time in getting at it.
    And while getting prepped for the 2011 football season is first priority, setting the groundwork for years to come is also at the top of the to-do list.
    Los Alamos is wrapping up its second week of spring workouts this week, hoping the extra work will pay off this season.
    Teams around New Mexico have the opportunity this season to hold spring workouts. The New Mexico Activities Association, which governs most interscholastic sports at the middle school and high school levels, approved spring workouts early this year in order for teams to get a jump on mandatory practice, which will start Aug. 1.

  • LAHS athletics: Delano, Blair...

    Shannon Blair and Graham Delano were named the 2011 recipients of the Clendenen Student Athlete Award.
    The two Los Alamos High School graduating seniors were named this year's award winners at a ceremony Thursday night at the Duane Smith Auditorium.
    Delano and Blair were selected for the honor among 19 total male and female student-athletes nominated.
    See Sunday's Monitor for more information.

  • State Notes 05-26-11

    Lobos stun Horned Frogs in MWC second round

  • Fencing: LA club sends 5 to...

    Jack Stafurik was the top local epeeist at the Santa Fe Challenge fencing tournament.
    The tournament was hosted earlier this month by Santa Fe Prep school and attracted some of the top fencers from New Mexico and neighboring states. The Los Alamos Fencing club sent five of its top fencers to the event.
    Stafurik was 14th out of 28 fencers in the senior mixed epee division, beating out LAFC’s coach, Tom Hill, who finished 20th.
    Stafurik also finished sixth in the veteran combined epee.
    Other competitors from LAFC were Nicolas Voss, Mark Gulley and William Gulley.
    Hill said the tournament was a good experience for the younger fencers in the group, particularly Mark Gulley in the Class D and under mixed epee.

  • Golf: NNMSMGA results

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments this week. Monday’s tournament was held at Four Hills Country Club in Albuquerque and Tuesday’s was held at Sandia Golf Club in Albuquerque.

    Monday’s results

    First flight

    First low gross
    Robert Schneider, Santa Fe, 79.

    Second low gross
    Rick Lentz, Albuquerque, 80.

    First low net
    Dale Crumpton, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 71.

    Second flight

    First low gross
    Gary Aycock, Santa Fe, 88.

    Second low gross
    Guy Peterson, Santa Fe, 91.

    First low net
    Bob Spurlock, Albuquerque, 70.

  • Sports update 05-26-11

    Soccer camp registration ends Monday

    The Los Alamos Hillltopper boys soccer program will hold its annual soccer camp starting June 6.
    Deadline for registration for the first session is Monday.
    The camp is for boys and girls ages 3-9. Session one will be at Urban Park and session two at Rover Park.
    Price for participation is $35 for one session, $50 for both.
    The first session will run from June 6-10. Session two will be from June 20-25.
    For  more information, visit www.laschools.net/athletics or call Marsha Parker at 672-1558.

  • Tennis: LA team is 2nd at...

    A team from Los Alamos placed second in the Southwest Sectionals tennis competition.
    Los Alamos’ United States Tennis Association 3.5 Senior Ladies took part in the tournament, which was played in Albuquerque. Teams from El Paso, Tucson, Phoenix and Las Cruces also participated.
    At the sectionals, Los Alamos finished with a record of 3-2, winning six of 11 tiebreaker sets and pushing the undefeated Tucson squad to a 10-8 third set tiebreaker before falling in the final match.
    Los Alamos was captained by Lorraine Vasilik.
    Lee Harris and Mary Alei were undefeated at the sectionals, winning nine matches between them. Vasilik earned three wins and Elizabeth Keating won twice.