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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Sports update 06-12-11

    Fun run for LAMS runners is Monday

    The Los Alamos Middle School boys and girls cross country program will host a fun run for interested athletes Monday.
    LAMS’ teams will have runs scheduled throughout the summer. Anyone interested in running LAMS cross country in the fall is invited to attend.
    Monday’s run will start at the Pajarito Mountain parking lot. Run time is 6 p.m.
    The teams also have a meeting scheduled for June 15 for students and parents.
    For more information, contact Jesse Taylor at taylorjesse70@yahoo.com.

    Football boosters host golf tourney

    The Los Alamos Gridiron Booster Club will hold a golf tournament fundraiser Friday.

  • Football: Gridiron Booster golf...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team is already well versed in all things athletic and all things fundraising, and summer vacation is just two weeks in.
    Coming up this week, Hilltopper head coach Garett Williams and a posse of parents are hitting the greens while his boys hit the field.
    The Hilltopper Gridiron Booster Club is working with Williams to raise funds for the program for the 2011 season with a golf tournament Friday. Registration for the tournament closes Tuesday.

  • Cycling: Tour de LA returns for...

    It bills itself as the “Oldest Bicycle Race in the Southwest,” and it’s returning for another go-round in 2011.
    The Tour de Los Alamos is on tap for yet another spin around the county. It will be run on Father’s Day, the 38th consecutive year it has been held. It’s hosted by the Roadrunners Cycling Club.
    Registration for the event is still open online for those wishing to participate.
    The Tour features a challenging 27-mile loop, which starts near NM 501 near Los Alamos National Laboratory property, winds through the Back Gate, down to White Rock on NM 4, then back up the Truck Route.
    The top men’s race category features three laps, a total of 81 miles, and approximately 6,000 total feet of climbing.