Today's Sports

  • Russell, Teter named Clendenen...

    Monika Teter and Thomas Russell were picked as this year's Clendenen Award winners Thursday night at the Senior Athlete Awards Ceremony.
    Teter and Russell, both two-sport starters at Los Alamos through much of their high school careers, were picked from a field of 13 nominees. Nominees were selected based on academic achievement, community service and leadership qualities.
    Also Thursday, Rob and Kathy Hipwood were named Coaches of the Year for leading the cross country teams to twin state titles and volleyball C team coach Robin Reynolds was named Assistant Coach of the Year.
    For more information on Thursday's ceremony, see Sunday's edition of the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • 76ers force Game 7 in Eastern...

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The buzz at the start was for Allen Iverson’s ceremonial return.
    By the end, more than 20,000 fans were on their feet and going wild for Jrue Holiday, Elton Brand, Andre Iguodala and the rugged-and-determined play that kept the eighth-seeded Philadelphia 76ers alive for at least one more game.
    Yes, the Sixers are talking about Game 7 — and they’re taking this improbable postseason run back to Boston.
    Holiday scored 20 points, and Brand had 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Sixers to an 82-75 victory over the Celtics on Wednesday night that tied the Eastern Conference semifinals.

  • Topes Notes 05-24-12

    Fresno tops Albuquerque, 10-7
    The Albuquerque Isotopes weathered a big inning by the Fresno Grizzlies in Tuesday’s game, but couldn’t pull off the same feat Wednesday.
    Fresno scored five runs in the top of the fifth inning to defeat Albuquerque 10-7 Wednesday night at Isotopes Park. The finale of their four-game series is tonight in Albuquerque.
    Fernando Nieve (1-2, 11.19 ERA) struggled in the fifth after replacing starting pitcher Mike Parisi. Nieve surrendered two home runs in the inning, including a grand slam by Fresno’s Roger Kieschnick after the Grizzlies loaded the bases on a single, an error by first baseman Jeff Baisley and a hit batsman.

  • LAGC hosts first big tourney of...

    Los Alamos Golf Course is set to host its first major tournament of the summer this weekend.
    While it’s technically not summer yet, many consider Memorial Day the kick-off of the season. LAGC is no exception, as it hosts the Memorial Day Best Ball Tournament starting Saturday.
    The Memorial Day Best Ball tournament is one of four course-sponsored events that mark the course’s busiest time of the year.
    This summer is shaping up to be a busy one at LAGC, despite the fact it’s still working through design and funding issues with Los Alamos County. Money for course improvements, including the construction of a new clubhouse, has been approved by council, but those improvements may still be several years away.

  • Sports Update 05-23-12

    Senior Athletic Awards Night is Thursday at Duane Smith

    Los Alamos High School will host its Senior Athletic Awards Night Thursday.
    The awards ceremony will start at 7 p.m. in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Any LAHS senior who earned a varsity letter during the 2011-12 academic year is invited to attend.
    For more information, call the LAHS athletic office at 663-2531.

    Burkett fires an ace

    Mike Burkett scored the first hole-in-one of the 2012 season at Los Alamos Golf Course last week.
    Burkett scored his ace on the 17th hole May 16. It was his first ever hole-in-one, which he scored with an 8-iron.
    Burkett’s wife Karen witnessed the ace.

    Hershey’s Track & Field returns to Los Alamos June 6

  • Los Alamos places Haines and...

    Emma Haines and Raul Roybal made the All-District 2-4A first team for the 2011-12 season.
    Roybal and Haines both made the All-District first teams with their finishes at the 2-4A championship tournament in late April.
    To qualify for the first team, players must finish in the top five individually at the tournament. The next five finishers make up the All-District second team.
    Here is the All-District 2-4A boys and girls golf teams:


    First team
    Shanelle Tafoya, Bernalillo
    Andrea Grijalva, Santa Fe
    Lindsay Wheeler, Española Valley
    Emma Haines, Los Alamos
    Robyn West, Santa Fe

    Second team
    Ana Lopez, Santa Fe
    Faith Koh, Los Alamos

  • State Notes 05-23-12

    Aggies are top seed in WAC playoffs

    The New Mexico State University baseball team enters the 2012 Western Athletic Conference tournament this week as the No. 1 seed.
    The Aggies will play Thursday at 8 p.m. in Mesa, Ariz. against the lowest remaining seed in the tournament.
    The WAC tournament is a double-elimination tournament so the Aggies will play another game on Friday with the time to be announced at the outcome of their first game.
    Live stats of those games will available online at NMStateSports.com.
    NMSU earned a share of WAC regular season champion in 2012, finishing off its season with a 15-2 victory over San Jose State. It was NMSU’s first regular season conference championship in program history.

  • Topes Notes 05-23-12

    Isotopes hold on to win 8-7

  • Records shattered at JMTR

    A bunch of course records fell at Saturday’s Jemez Mountain Trail Runs.

    The 2012 JMTR event, in its seventh year, took place Saturday. Runners started on North Mesa, wound their way toward the Valles Caldera and back in three different distances.

    Diana Finkel of South Fork, Colo., set a new all-time best in the women’s 50-mile competition, but would need that performance to hold off a top local athlete, Erica Baron, to take this year’s women’s title.

    Finkel finished the 50-mile race in 9 hours, 26 minutes, 29 seconds. Baron posted a time of 9:29:17. Both marks bested the previous record in the women’s 50-miles, set by Darcy Africa in 2007.

  • Manning on Target at First...

    New quarterback Peyton Manning ran the offensive practice during the Denver Broncos workout Monday. After missing last season with a neck injury, it was the first time the media witnessed Manning throwing the ball since last year's training camp.