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Today's Sports

  • Viewing guide for Olympics...

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Summer Olympics opening ceremony takes place Friday, but the first of 5,535 hours that NBC is showing of the games begins Wednesday with qualifying rounds in women’s soccer. With so many different options, viewers need a road map to make sense of it all.
    NBC is promising that every competition in London will be available to U.S. consumers live, with the bulk of them seen online.
    The centerpiece of coverage will be NBC’s prime-time, 7 p.m. to midnight on most evenings, with Bob Costas as host. Given the time difference with England, all of the events will be shown on a tape-delayed basis, although particularly rabid fans will have the opportunity to see each of these events online during the day.

  • Aquatomics’ results from the...

    The Los Alamos Aquatomics swim team picked up six age division high-point awards at the Nick Nogar Memorial Invitational.
    The youth swim meet was last month at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. Nearly 200 swimmers from 11 club teams took part.
    In all, the Aquatomics, who hosted the meet, had nine swimmers finish in the top three places in total points in their age divisions. Aquatomics’ swimmers Ian Jaegers (boys 9-10), Alana Goodwin (girls 11-12), Dylan Ma (boys 11-12), Kaitlin Bennett (girls 13-14), Alexander Jaegers (boys 13-14) and Ashlynn Bennett (girls 15 and over) were the high-point leaders at the meet.

  • Quick Start program introduces...

    When Tanner Stewart grabbed around a child-sized tennis racket, he began to smile.
    “The big rackets are really heavy,” said Stewart, who is in the 4-7 age group session of the Quick Start Tennis Program. “I like swinging the smaller rackets, I can hit the ball and it’s more fun.”
    Stewart was among the 16 children in the 4-7 division who participated in the most recent session of Los Alamos County tennis program at the Canyon Tennis Courts.
    Along with that group is an 8-11 year old session which included 14 participants.
    That session started July 9 and concluded Thursday. The next session is set for July 30-Aug. 9.

  • Topes Notes 07-24-12

    Isotopes win six of eight at home

  • 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.