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Today's Sports

  • State Notes 08-03-12

    Aggie women’s soccer picked 8th in WAC poll

    LAS CRUCES — Despite winning a program-record 10 matches in one season ago, the New Mexico State University Aggies women’s soccer team was picked eighth in the WAC Preseason poll, which is voted on by the league’s nine head coaches.

  • Vargas has the best prediction

    Lisabeth Alfaro Vargas was the top predictor in this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    This week’s race was Tuesday. It went from Firemen Park near Arizona Avenue, including the nearby trails.
    Vargas had a finish time just six seconds off her predicted time in the race. Vargas topped Bob Westervelt, who was 18 seconds off his predicted time. Katie Gattiker was the only other participant who finished with a prediction error of under one minute.
    The fastest finisher on the 1-mile course was Daniel Romero, who posted a time of 5:27. Isolina Viloma was the fastest female competitor with her time of 9:04.
    On the 3-mile course, Alexander Romero finished in 21:12. Emily Pittman had a time of 24:53 on the long course.

  • Hey Now, You're All-Stars

    The final North-South All-Star games wrapped up this week. Among those taking part were David Knapp (above), representing the 4A/5A North football team and Nick Baker (left), who was selected for the North All-Star basketball team. To participate, athletes must have graduated from high school and excelled for their prep teams.

  • Senior men's tourney results

    Here are the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association results from its stroke-play tournament at Dalton Ranch July 24, and its 2-man scramble and stroke-play tournaments at Pagosa Springs July 25-26:

    Dalton Ranch
    July 24

    Championship flight

    1st low gross: Chuck Padilla, Las Vegas, 84
    2nd low gross: John Hudson, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 75

    First flight

    1st low gross: Jeff Brown, Los Alamos, 82
    2nd low gross: Bob Quick, Los Alamos, 84
    1st low net: Joe Cheavens, Durango, Colo., 69

    Second flight

    1st low gross: Don Rickelman, Durango, Colo., 87
    2nd low gross: Phil Allen, Gallup, 87

  • Player tweets she quits badminton

    LONDON (AP) — A Chinese badminton star is apparently quitting the sport after she was one of eight players disqualified from the doubles tournament at the London Olympics for trying to lose.
    A comment on a verified account for Yu Yang on the Tencent microblogging service late Wednesday read: “This is my last game. Farewell Badminton World Federation. Farewell my dear badminton.”
    Yu’s retirement could not be immediately confirmed with Chinese badminton officials. In China, the lives of top athletes are closely controlled by sports officials.
    Yu and Wang Xiaoli were one of four doubles teams which appeared to play poorly on purpose to secure a more favorable position in the next phase of the event.

  • Topes Notes 08-02-12

    Albuquerque drops third straight contest

  • Top NMAA official leaving to...

    The New Mexico Activities Association announced Wednesday that longtime associate director Robert Zayas is leaving to take over the state athletic association in New York.
    Zayas, who started with the NMAA — the governing body of most interscholastic prep sports in the state — in 2002, will take over one of the largest athletic associations in the country.
    With the NMAA, Zayas oversaw several sports postseason events, including soccer, swimming and diving and track and field. He also helped coordinate alignment and classification of schools and was the NMAA’s main media contact for most of his career there.

  • Morning Workout

    The GOALS soccer camp, which concludes Friday, is hosting more than 50 participants at Sullivan Field. The camp is for girls of all ages and is being run by players and coaches from the collegiate ranks.

  • All-Stars heading to regional...

    It will be a full month since the last time the White Rock-Los Alamos All-Star junior softball team took the field when it starts the Southwest Regional championship tournament.
    The Little League regional tournament starts Friday in Santa Fe. The WR-LA team will take on the Vidalia, La., All-Stars, the Louisiana state champion, in the opening round Friday at noon.
    All of the tournament games will be played at Bicentennial Park in Santa Fe. WR-LA, which won the District 1 tournament, got an automatic bid into the regional since District 1 is the host district this year.

  • Sports Update 08-01-12

    McInroy scores an ace at LAGC

    She wasn’t playing in the Los Alamos City Championship this weekend, but Rhonda McInroy might consider it next year.
    McInroy scored a hole-in-one at Los Alamos Golf Course Saturday. She picked up her ace on the No. 8 hole.
    The hole-in-one came from the red tees, 115 yards out. McInroy hit the shot with a 6-iron.
    Witnesses included McInroy’s husband, Bob, Mike Ryan and Darlene Rich.

    Volleyball, racquetball registration is open at YMCA