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  • Runner helps foe to finish

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A western Ohio high school runner who helped a struggling competitor finish their race is being praised for her sportsmanship and trying to cope with the attention it has sparked.
    Meghan Vogel appreciates the accolades but said Tuesday that she is a bit overwhelmed by the praise that has been pouring in since Saturday’s track meet in Columbus.
    The 17-year-old West Liberty-Salem High School junior was in last place in the 3,200-meter run as she caught up to Arlington High School sophomore Arden McMath, whose body was giving out. Instead of zipping past McMath to avoid the last-place finish, Vogel put McMath’s arm around her shoulders, half-dragging and half-carrying her about 30 meters to the finish line.

  • Greens of Summer

    Los Alamos wide out Seth Drop tries to evade a defender from Española Valley during a 7-on-7 passing league game Thursday at Santa Fe. Santa Fe High, Capital and Santa Fe Indian School also took part. The Hilltoppers play in the touch-football league, which has games every Thursday this month.

  • Run the Caldera is this weekend

    Just three weeks after one of the most punishing footraces in the southwest comes another punishing race.
    The Run The Caldera 10K is scheduled for Saturday while the marathon and half-marathons will be run Sunday. All the races start and end at the Banco Bonito Staging Area.
    Saturday’s 10K starts at 9 a.m. The marathon goes off at 7:30 a.m. Sunday and the half-marathon gets going at 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
    This is just the second year of the Run the Caldera’s 10K. The marathon and half-marathon will be in their seventh year.
    The races all feature elevations over 8,000 feet and the marathon features more than 2,100 feet of elevation change throughout.

  • Romero is dual winner Tuesday

    On a tough-to-predict course, Alexander Romero nipped Nikol Strother for the best prediction in this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race was Tuesday. The race was held on the New Pipeline Gutbuster course in Quemazon. In all, 24 runners and walkers took part.
    Romero, who was a dual winner this week, was off by 28 seconds from his predicted finish time Tuesday. Strother had the next-best prediction with a 31-second error and Amy Regan had a 32-second error.
    The fastest runner on the 1-mile course was Melinda Burnside, who finished in 9:48. Zachary Medin finished the course in 10:22.
    On the 3.2-mile course, Romero had the fastest finish (26:01). Regan finished in 29:28.

  • Fishing Report 06-08-12

    Catches of the Week

     

    Send Catch of the Week stories fishforfun2@hotmail.com. Include name, date, and location, type of fish, length and weight if possible and bait, lure or fly used.

     

    Bluewater Lake: June 2, Dalton King of Aztec caught a 43-inch tiger musky. He was using a custom-dyed skinny dipper. June 3, Rodney Gonzales of Grants caught a 31-inch, 14-pound catfish. June 3, Doug Manley of Albuquerque caught a 45-inch tiger musky. He was using a Dynamic FX Fury.

    Caballo Lake: June 2, Korin Ortiz of El Paso caught a 24-inch, 5-pound walleye. Korin was trolling a white jig-nightcrawler combination.

  • Thunder rolls to 4-2 series win

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After years of nagging Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks not to take him out of games, Kevin Durant finally got his wish.
    Durant had 34 points and 14 rebounds while playing all of regulation for the first time all season, and the Thunder claimed a spot in the NBA finals by beating the San Antonio Spurs 107-99 on Wednesday night.
    Russell Westbrook added 25 points for the Thunder, who trailed Game 6 of the Western Conference finals by 18 in the first half and erased a 15-point halftime deficit before pulling ahead to stay in the fourth.
    “It’s an amazing moment for him to play like this in this moment, in this setting, and I wasn’t going to take him out,” Brooks said.

  • Gut-busting Workout

    Members of the Atomic City Roadrunners take off from the start of the New Quemazon Gutbuster run. Results will be in Friday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Topes Notes 06-07-12

    Albuquerque faces Memphis, Round Rock in homestand
    The Albuquerque Isotopes open a seven-game homestand tonight when they start their four-game series with the Memphis Redbirds at Isotopes Park.
    The Isotopes are scheduled to start Michael Antonini (1-3, 4.84 ERA) against Memphis’ Nick Additon (1-6, 5.40) in tonight’s opener. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.
    Several promotions are planned for this homestand, including tonight’s home appliance giveaway. Fireworks are scheduled for Saturday night and $.50 hot dog night is Monday.

  • YMCA honoring Griggs at tourney

    The Family YMCA’s third annual Strong Kids Classic Golf Tournament changed its official name to remember long-time Y friend and golf community member, Ed Griggs.
    The Ed Griggs Memorial Strong Kids Classic will be Saturday at Los Alamos Golf Course. The scramble-format tournament has a 1 p.m. shotgun start time.

  • Quick Hits 06-07-12

    Taylor fires an ace at LAGC

    Los Alamos Golf Course had its second hole-in-one of the 2012 season and Wayne Taylor had the second hole-in-one of his life June 1.
    Taylor aced the par-3 No. 8 hole at LAGC. Taylor used a 6-iron on the 172-yard hole.
    The hole-in-one was witnessed by Jay Staton, John Engle and Beau Ballard.

    Brewer earns football award

    Los Alamos Hilltopper football player Peter Brewer picked up an award at football camp last week.
    Brewer was named Top Gun Linebacker by Football University at its regional camp in Denver. The national camp will be July 19-21 in Williamsburg, Va.
    Brewer is one of Los Alamos’ top returning starters for the 2012 season.

    Taos Marathon is Sunday