Today's Sports

  • I'll Have Another wins...

    BALTIMORE (AP) — I'll Have Another did just that, winning another Triple Crown race with even more flash and dash than he did in the Kentucky Derby.

    By bolting past Bodemeister — again — this time in Saturday's Preakness, all that stands in the way of racing glory is the Belmont Stakes in three weeks.

    Win that and the smooth-striding 3-year-old will find himself in the company of Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed, the last to win thoroughbred racing's most coveted prize in 1978.

  • Ealey makes her mark once again...

    ALBUQUERQUE — It will be a long time before Los Alamos High School will see another athlete the like of Chase Ealey. If ever.
    It will certainly be a long time before the Hilltoppers will have an athlete as successful.
    Ealey, a two-sport star for the Hilltoppers, put an exclamation point on a career filled with highlights last week at the Class 4A track and field championship meet. For the second straight year, Ealey won three individual state titles and had a hand in taking a pair of relay state titles.
    Ealey picked up 26 points, once again becoming the top-scoring athlete in 4A, topping her total of 23.5 one year earlier.

  • Fishing Report 05-18-12


    Catches of the Week:


    Send Catch of the Week information to fishforfun2@hotmail.com. For catches of the week, include name, date, and location, type of fish, length and weight if possible and bait, lure or fly used.


    Cochiti Lake: May 9, Mike Gianfriddo of Albuquerque caught a 4.5-pound smallmouth bass. He was using a Mepps spinner.

    Ute Lake: May 10, Kevin Smith of Clovis caught and released a 4.5-pound smallmouth bass. He was using a Rat-L-Trap and fishing in 15 feet of water.

  • Pacers take 2-1 edge over Heat

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James grabbed a seat on Miami’s bench, lowered his head and stared down at the floor. Way down.
    Roy Hibbert had 19 points and 18 rebounds, George Hill scored 20 and Danny Granger 17 as the Pacers, showing more balance, toughness and togetherness than favored Miami, throttled the malfunctioning Heat 94-75 on Thursday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
    Overlooked during the regular season and given little chance to upset the reigning East champions, the Pacers took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
    Game 4 is Sunday at raucous Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

  • Topes Notes 05-18-12

    Albuquerque blasted in series opener Thursday night
    A few days ago, the Albuquerque Isotopes were on a roll, but since then they’ve lost three straight contests, including being on the wrong end of a waxing to start a long homestand.
    The Isotopes were thumped by the Sacramento River Cats 16-5 at Isotopes Park Thursday. The River Cats pounded out 18 hits and scored 11 times in the first three innings to cruise to the win.
    Unfortunately for the Isotopes, the River Cats are expecting slugger Manny Ramirez to join the team this weekend as Ramirez starts a rehab assignment.

  • Local results from soccer league...

    Here are the results for Los Alamos Football Club teams from Week 8 of Duke City Soccer League play:

    On the girls side, U11 Hotshots earned a 2-1 win over the NM Rush Swoosh. The defense of Kaitlin McGrane, Anna Rose Matuszak, Lauren Stubben and Shelly Doyle was solid.
    The midfield was controlled by Amy Littleton, Anna Lemke, Paulina Burnside, and Marie Lee. Alyssa Parker, Kaya Krantz, and Leah Wolfsburg used creative combination plays to create scoring opportunities.
    Wolfsburg scored the first goal off an assist from Littleton, while Parker scored the second goal on a left-footed shot to the far post.

  • Burnside is off by just 1 second...

    Paulina Burnside just missed out on a perfect prediction at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    This week’s race was Tuesday. It was run on the trails near Guaje Pines Cemetery.
    Burnside was the top predictor Tuesday, missing her finish time by just one second. Her prediction was one of several that came within a 10-second differential. Other top predictions on Tuesday were made by Emily Pittman (3 seconds), Nickol Strother (4 seconds), Nathan Burnside (5 seconds) and Lynn Bjorklund (8 seconds).
    The fastest finisher on the 1-mile course was Bob Weeks, who had a finish time of 13:52. Inez Ross finished in 16:03.

  • Bodemeister still the favorite...

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Just like in the Kentucky Derby, Bodemeister is the favorite in the Preakness.
    This time, Bob Baffert intends to justify the odds.
    Despite finishing second in the Derby, Bodemeister was installed as the 8-5 favorite for Saturday’s second leg of the Triple Crown. The colt, trained by Baffert, set the pace at Churchill Downs before being overtaken in the stretch by I’ll Have Another, who won by 1½ lengths.
    I’ll Have Another is the second-favorite in the Preakness at 5-2.
    Baffert, a five-time Preakness winner, was delighted to receive the No. 7 post in the 11-horse field.

  • Sports Update 05-17-12

    ’Topper Soccer School returning
    The Los Alamos High School boys soccer program is hosting its annual ’Topper Soccer School starting on June 4.
    The Soccer School is for boys and girls ages 3-9.
    Session 1 is set for June 4-8 at Sullivan Field. Session II will be June 18-22 at Rover Park in White Rock.
    Price for participation is $35 for one session or $50 for both sessions. Registration deadline for the first session is May 29.
    Registration forms and further information can be found at laschools.net/athletics under the “Camps” tab. Other questions can be directed to Marsha Parker at 672-1558.

  • JMTR returns for 7th year...

    The Las Conchas Fire’s legacy was far-reaching, enough so that it has had an effect on the upcoming Jemez Mountain Trail Runs.
    The Jemez Mountain Trail Runs, an event now in its seventh year, is scheduled for Saturday. The competition has, in a relatively short period of time, attracted quite a following and gained recognition by running enthusiasts as a particularly challenging coursea.
    The runs consist of a 50-mile, 50-kilometer and half-marathon. The 50-mile run gets going at 5 a.m., with the 50K set for 6 a.m. and the half-marathon at 8 a.m.
    All the runs start and end near the Los Alamos Posse Shack on North Mesa.