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Today's Sports

  • Golfers earned big wins at City...

    It was quite a July 2010 for Curt Norman.
    Norman, one of the top golfers in Los Alamos County, had perhaps the best month of his amateur career last year by finishing second at the Atomic City Invitational and winning the Los Alamos City Championship, the first City tournament win of his career.
    Meanwhile, at the City tournament, Martinson picked up her second straight title, holding off charges from past champions Barbara Schmitt and Ev Griggs.
    Martinson shot an 83 in day two, quickly erasing Schmitt’s two-stroke lead to win. Martinson said she spent much of last off season working out her shoulders to help give her more length off the tee.

  • Ladies tennis keeps rolling this...

    The Los Alamos Tennis Club has three competitive teams rated. 3.5 or above, but by far the standout is the women’s squad.
    The LATC ladies 3.5 adult team put together a stellar 9-3 record this season, while the senior ladies team qualified for the Southwest Sectional tournament.
    At the sectionals, played in May in Tucson, Los Alamos finished third, going 3-2.
    The adult team is captained by Lee Harris, who posted a solid 6-3 playing in doubles this season. United States Tennis Association matches are a best-of-five affair consisting of two singles and three doubles contests, while the senior captain is Lorraine Vasilik.

  • Baron hopes to build on victory

    It was  a change for Erica Baron this year, but that change did her good.
    Instead of electing to do the 50 kilometer race at this year’s Jemez Mountain Trail Run, Baron decided to do the half-marathon, a race she’d never attempted before.
    The decision paid off well for Baron, who won the race. Baron finished with a time of 1 hour, 48 minutes, 39 seconds, nearly two minutes better than her closest competitor, Megan Kimmel of Silverton, Colo.
    Baron has been for several years one of the top local distance runners. Earlier this year she was the 10K top finisher at the inaugural Run for Her Life race and in 2008 picked up a nearly 20-minute victory at the Pajarito Trail Run 15 miler.

  • Wood just keeps on running

    Long-distance running, by its very nature, is a solitary sport and competitors are often competing with themselves as much, or more so, than those they’re running against.
    Local ultrarunner Blake Wood tries to do both.
    Wood was the top local male finisher in the 50-mile Jemez Mountain Trail Run last month. He placed seventh overall in the tough race, run around Pajarito Mountain on some challenging terrain.
    Wood said it was his best race in some time and is hoping it will give him some momentum heading into the Hardrock Hundred.
    “I was absolutely thrilled,” Wood said of his finish at the Jemez Mountain race. “I went in with two goals and was able to accomplish them both.”

  • Hockey: Bruins force Game 7

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins left their home ice for the final time in a jubilant line, waving and clapping back at the adoring Garden crowd. Tim Thomas returned for one last loop as the first star in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals, triumphantly waving his stick above his head.
    With three blowout victories at home in the Stanley Cup finals, the Bruins picked a wonderful way to leave town for the last time this season.
    Brad Marchand, Milan Lucic and Andrew Ference scored in the first 8:35 to chase Roberto Luongo from another game in Boston, and the Bruins sent the Stanley Cup finals to a decisive seventh game with a 5-2 victory over the Canucks on Monday night.

  • Sports Update 06-14-11

    Father's Day tourney sign-ups end today

    Los Alamos Golf Course will host its annual Father/Son/Daughter tournament Sunday.
    The tournament features handicap and non-handicap flights. The handicap flight is 2-person best ball play, while the non-handicap flights are 2-5 person scrambles. The handicap flight has an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start while the other flights will tee off in the afternoon.
    Price for participation is $25 and includes lunch but does not include greens fees or golf cart.
    Registration deadline is today. Call 662-8139 for more information.

  • Topes Notes 06-14-11

    Isotopes win fourth straight

  • Mountain biking: Results from...

    Here are the results from the 2011 Pajarito Punishment. Bikers are from Los Alamos unless otherwise noted.

    Pro/Semi-Pro Men

    1. Damian Calvert, Albuquerque, 1:41:52; 2. Cameron Brenneman, Albuquerque, 1:42:33; 3. Michael McCalla, Santa Fe, 1:43:49; 4. Colton Andersen, Durango, Colo., 1:49:51; 5. Jens Nielsen, Albuquerque, 1:50:20; 6. John Searles, Albuquerque, 1:50:21; 7. Eric Emsky, Durango, Colo., 1:50:57.

    Pro Women

    1. Nina Baum, Albuquerque, 2:10:33.

    Expert Sr. Men, 19-29

    1. David Vaughn, Carlsbad, 2:02:34; 2. Brent Gillespie, Albuquerque, 2:05:07; 3. Paul Pacillas Jr., El Paso, Texas, 2:19:58; 4. Jeremy Bradley, Albuquerque, 2:32:00.

    Expert Sr. Men, 30-39

  • Basketball: Mavericks top Heat...

    MIAMI (AP) — The season began with LeBron James taking his talents to South Beach.

    It ended with Dirk Nowitzki taking the NBA championship trophy there for a late-night celebration.

    Soaked in champagne in their locker room and spraying more around at a Miami Beach club hours later, the Dallas Mavericks not only added at least another year to James' wait for an NBA title, but they got to have the season's biggest — and final — party.

    Jason Terry scored 27 points, Nowitzki scored 21 on his way to MVP honors, and the Mavs topped the Miami Heat 105-95 on Sunday night to win the NBA title in six games.

  • Mountain biking: Calvert wins...

    e Pajarito Punishment, took another title in the event Saturday at Pajarito Mountain.
    Calvert, from Albuquerque, took the pro/semi-pro men’s title at the event with his time of 1 hour, 41 minutes, 52 seconds. Calvert topped Cameron Brenneman of Santa Fe, who finished as the men’s runner-up with his finish of 1:42:33.
    There was only one finisher in the pro women’s category Saturday, Nina Baum of Albuquerque.
    Among local racers, Thayla Sullivan had one of the top finishes of the day. Sullivan won the sport senior women’s 30-39 title in 1:45:23.
    On the men’s side, Scott Archer won the sport seniors 19-29 title with his time of 1:21:08.
    See more information in the Monitor this week.