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Today's Sports

  • Moseley: Armstrong could do...

    The world’s most famous cycling race, the Tour de France, is in full gear, but, as usual, with the cloud of some high-profile doping scandals hanging overhead.
    Cycling has been dubbed by some as the “world’s dirtiest sport.” Local former professional rider Clay Moseley can appreciate why, but told the Monitor during an interview last month that he doesn’t think the moniker tells the whole story.
    Moseley was on the U.S. National team in the mid-1990s and rubbed shoulders with several of the top racers of the time, including seven-time Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong.

  • Running: Pace Race returns...

    After an unexpected two-week hiatus, the Atomic City Roadrunners hit the ground running this week.
    The Roadrunners hosted their weekly Pace Race Tuesday night in White Rock. The race route went along Sherwood Boulevard and Piedra Loop and included the usual 1- and 3-mile courses.
    It was a good turnout Tuesday following the Las Conchas Fire evacuation.
    “We had 31 people show up, which is good,” Roadrunners’ official Ted Williams said. “Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and were glad to be back.”
    The club had hoped to run July 5 but with  local trail closures and several regular competitors still trickling back into town, having the race wasn’t practical.

  • Football: New CBA could come...

    NEW YORK (AP) — Significant progress on a major sticking point in the NFL labor impasse — soaring rookie salaries — during marathon talks Thursday raised hopes that a tentative agreement could perhaps come within 24 hours, according to two people familiar with the negotiations.
    They cautioned, however, that other key issues remained for owners and players to resolve, including free agency and new offseason workout rules.
    After meeting for nearly 15 hours Thursday, Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL Players Association chief DeMaurice Smith, players and owners were back at the negotiating table Friday as they attempted to end the first work stoppage since 1987.

  • Baseball/Softball: County...

    Los Alamos County Little League baseball and softball teams had big showings at the District 1 playoffs.
    A pair of baseball teams and a pair of softball teams will move on to state competition later this month after winning the District 1 titles.
    In all, nine District 1 All-Star titles were on the line.
    The White Rock-Los Alamos All-Stars won the ages 9-10 softball title, while the White Rock 11-12s were the district champs in the 11-12 softball division.
    In baseball, Los Alamos Little League’s 11-12s defeated Pojoaque Thursday night to claim that district title. Pojoaque led 2-0 after one inning but Los Alamos tied up the game and scored what would be the winning run in the sixth.

  • Golf: Senior Men's tourney...

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments at Taos and Black Mesa:

    Taos Golf Club, June 28

    Championship flight

    First low gross
    Gil Roberts, Angel Fire, 74.

    Second low gross
    Charles Sorenson, Rociada, 80.

    First low net
    Henry Hodde, Santa Fe, 73.

    Second low net
    Reid Griffith, Los Alamos, 74.

    First flight

    First low gross
    Hugh Bundy, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 82.

    Second low gross
    Jerry Manzanares, Las Vegas, 83.

    First low net
    Terry Maznio, Las Vegas, 66.

    Second flight

  • Golf: Match-play tourney will be...

    The Atomic City Invitational is back on the schedule.
    Los Alamos Golf Course head professional Donnie Torres said the event has been rescheduled for Labor Day weekend.
    The ACI, the oldest match-play tournament in the state, had originally been scheduled around the Independence Day holiday, but was postponed when Los Alamos was evacuated during the Las Conchas Fire. Since 1950, the tournament has only been canceled once, in 2000 following the Cerro Grande Fire.
    The tournament is the biggest golf event of the year and has attracted numerous golfers from around the state.

  • Sports Update 07-14-11

    Hoops camp starts Monday

    A basketball skills camp is scheduled from July 18-21 at Chamisa Elementary School.
    The camp will be run by Justin Black. It is for players in grades 3-8 and will be held during the afternoon hours.
    Price for participation is $45. Proceeds will benefit Chamisa and Aspen Schools’ physical education programs.
    For more information, contact Black at 505-716-1149 or j.black@laschools.net.

  • Baseball: MLB limps back to work...

    From Derek Jeter to Albert Pujols and Joe Mauer, you could put together an All-Star team just from the guys who have been stuck on the disabled list this season.
    If 2010 was the Year of the Pitcher, 2011 might just be the Year of the Injury. David Wright, Buster Posey and Zack Greinke have missed big chunks of time as well, and the rash of injured stars may be one of the biggest reasons that all six division races are so close heading into the unofficial second half of the season.
    With so many teams playing short-handed, no one has been able to break away from the pack yet and take command of the pennant race, setting up a 2½ month sprint to the finish.

  • Community: Sports getting back...

    Rarely is a wildfire good for grass, but in the case of the Los Alamos Golf Course, the Las Conchas Fire could’ve hardly been more beneficial.
    The fire, which prompted an evacuation of the town two weeks ago when it threatened to get into the townsite, was just what the doctor ordered for the LAGC vegetation, which was struggling to get into its normal summer condition.
    “We were being faced with the worst drought, with the worst wind and with the worst winter. You talk about three strikes,” said LAGC head professional Donnie Torres.
    However, because the course’s normal foot traffic was absent, course crews were able to water just about as much as they wanted to and the holes, particularly the greens, healed up quite well.

  • Community: Sports getting back...

    Rarely is a wildfire good for grass, but in the case of the Los Alamos Golf Course, the Las Conchas Fire could’ve hardly been more beneficial.
    The fire, which prompted an evacuation of the town two weeks ago when it threatened to get into the townsite, was just what the doctor ordered for the LAGC vegetation, which was struggling to get into its normal summer condition.
    “We were being faced with the worst drought, with the worst wind and with the worst winter. You talk about three strikes,” said LAGC head professional Donnie Torres.
    However, because the course’s normal foot traffic was absent, course crews were able to water just about as much as they wanted to and the holes, particularly the greens, healed up quite well.