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Today's Sports

  • Firecracker 5K returns for the...

     The Family YMCA of Los Alamos will again host the Firecracker 5K road race for the Fourth of July.

    The race, which starts and ends at the YMCA building on 15th Street, is scheduled for an 8 a.m. start time Wednesday.

    The Firecracker 5K has grown in popularity in recent years, with a record 242 participants taking part in 2010.

    The race course will go from the YMCA to Canyon Road down to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and back. 

  • Sports Update 07-03-12

     Frito pie dinner is Friday

    A Frito pie dinner is scheduled for Friday at the Los Alamos Posse Lodge.

    The dinner will benefit two local national high school rodeo qualifiers, Jake Trujillo and Katelyn Littleton, who will compete at nationals later this month.

    The dinner will start at 6 p.m. Friday. At the dinner, a pair of horse saddles will be raffled off.

    Football camp starts Monday

  • Bolt upset by Blake in Jamaican...

      KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — When the Olympics start, it will be Usain Bolt doing the chasing.

    The World's Fastest Man wasn't even the fastest man in Jamaica on Friday night.

    Instead, that honor was snatched away by Yohan Blake, the man they call "The Beast," who blew away Bolt out of the starting blocks and finished the 100-meter final in 9.75 seconds to upset the world-record holder by 0.11 seconds in the Jamaican Olympic trials.

    How big a shocker? Time will tell. One thing for sure, however, is that the math for the London Olympics has changed dramatically.

  • Feds File Doping Charges Against...

    The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has filed formal charges against Lance Armstrong, accusing the seven-time Tour de France winner of using performance-enhancing drugs throughout the best years of his career.

  • Happy Campers

    Youth football players hit the foam tackling dummies during a workout of the Hilltopper Youth Football Camp. The camp runs from July 9-12 at Sullivan Field. It is for players in grades 4-8. For more information on the upcoming camp, go to topperfootball.com.

  • Juniors play on Saturday

    The White Rock-Los Alamos Little League Junior softball team is the top seed for the upcoming district tournament.
    The juniors, made up of players ages 13-14, will face the winner of tonight’s game against second-seeded Santa Fe and third-seeded Española Saturday night. Game time is scheduled for 6 p.m.
    All the games for the double-elimination tournament will be played at 6 p.m. at Santa Fe’s Alto Park.
    The tournament will continue through at least Monday with a final playoff set for Tuesday if necessary.

  • NMAA, MaxPreps ink a 5-year deal

    The New Mexico Activities Association signed a partnership agreement with MaxPreps.com to make the website an “official statistician and digital media partner.”
    The NMAA, the governing body of most interscholastic prep sports in the state, made the announcement earlier this week.
    “The NMAA is thrilled about the opportunity to work with MaxPreps and is excited about the services they have made available to both our member schools and communities across New Mexico,” said NMAA executive director Gary Tripp in a press release.
    MaxPreps.com, which is headquartered in Cameron Park, Calif., is a unit of CBS.

  • Burnside is the best predictor...

    Patricia Burnside had the best prediction at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    This week’s Pace Race was Tuesday on Barranca Mesa.
    Burnside, competing on the 3-mile course, was off by just three seconds off her actual finish time to top all other predictions. Roxana Candia was off by 14 seconds on the 3-mile course and Lynn Klugel was off by an adjusted time of 15 seconds on the 1-mile course.
    In all, 27 runners and walkers took part in this week’s Pace Race.
    On the 1-mile course, Zachary Medin finished in 7 minutes, 44 seconds. Camille Rousculp and Melina Burnside both finished in 8:04.
    On the long course, Ted Romero finished in 21:24. Nikol Strother posted a time of 25:32.

  • Fishing Report 06-29-12

    Catches of the Week

     

    Clayton Lake: June 22, Mikie Montoya of Clayton caught a 9-pound walleye. He was using a spinner.

    San Juan River: June 22, Gregg Flores of Albuquerque caught a 9-pound rainbow trout. He was using a size 24 red larva on 7x tippet.

    Ute Lake: June 23, Kyle Price caught and released a 4-pound, 9-ounce largemouth bass. June 24, Steve Gill of Navajo Dam caught and released a 4-pound, 1 ounce largemouth bass.

    Abiquiu Lake: June 16, Jacqueline Mirabal of Española caught a 22-inch, 4-pound walleye and a 24-inch, 5-pound walleye. She was trolling a stick bait.

  • Topes Notes 06-28-12

    Late homers by Memphis sink Albuquerque