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Today's Sports

  • Topes Notes 07-03-12

    Isotopes struggling on road trip

    The Albuquerque Isotopes may be limping back for the holiday following what’s been a brutal road trip.
    The Isotopes (47-38) have gone just 1-5 on this seven-game swing, including losing three in a row to the Omaha Storm Chasers. With that series in Omaha wrapping up tonight, the Isotopes have fallen to the Storm Chasers by counts of 8-7 Saturday night, 6-0 Sunday and 5-2 in extra innings last night.
    Storm Chasers’ pinch hitter Max Ramirez belted a three-run homer in the bottom of the 12th off Scott Rice to end the contest.

  • WR-LA Junior softball team plays...

    The White Rock-Los Alamos Little League All-Star team is scheduled to play tonight at 8 p.m.

    The Junior All-Star district tournament schedule has been altered again. Games will be played Monday, Tuesday and possibly Wednesday morning, as well.

    Tonight, WR-LA will play at 8 p.m. against the winner of the Santa Fe-Espanola opening round game. The first game is scheduled for 6 p.m.

    All games will be played at Alto Park in Santa Fe.

    The winner of the 8 p.m. game will play for the championship at 8 p.m. Tuesday against the winner of an elimination game between the two losing teams of the first two games at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

    Another game to determine the district champion is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, if necessary.

  • Tiger Woods squeaks out a win at...


    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Congressional reopened its gates Sunday to thousands of spectators who got what they expected in the AT&T National — another win by Tiger Woods.

    Only this win didn't follow a typical script.

    Caught in a tense duel with Bo Van Pelt on another sweltering day, it looked as though Woods blinked first until Van Pelt matched him with mistakes of his own. Woods closed with a 2-under 69 and won by two shots when Van Pelt finished with his third straight bogey and had to settle for a 71.

  • Long-running tourney gets nixed

     For the second straight year, what had been an annual Los Alamos golfing tradition is a no-go.

    The Atomic City Invitational match-play tournament, which is believed to be the longest continuously-run match-play tournament in the state, has been nixed for the upcoming week. It was scheduled to start Wednesday.

  • Firecracker 5K returns for the...

     The Family YMCA of Los Alamos will again host the Firecracker 5K road race for the Fourth of July.

    The race, which starts and ends at the YMCA building on 15th Street, is scheduled for an 8 a.m. start time Wednesday.

    The Firecracker 5K has grown in popularity in recent years, with a record 242 participants taking part in 2010.

    The race course will go from the YMCA to Canyon Road down to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and back. 

  • Sports Update 07-03-12

     Frito pie dinner is Friday

    A Frito pie dinner is scheduled for Friday at the Los Alamos Posse Lodge.

    The dinner will benefit two local national high school rodeo qualifiers, Jake Trujillo and Katelyn Littleton, who will compete at nationals later this month.

    The dinner will start at 6 p.m. Friday. At the dinner, a pair of horse saddles will be raffled off.

    Football camp starts Monday

  • Bolt upset by Blake in Jamaican...

      KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — When the Olympics start, it will be Usain Bolt doing the chasing.

    The World's Fastest Man wasn't even the fastest man in Jamaica on Friday night.

    Instead, that honor was snatched away by Yohan Blake, the man they call "The Beast," who blew away Bolt out of the starting blocks and finished the 100-meter final in 9.75 seconds to upset the world-record holder by 0.11 seconds in the Jamaican Olympic trials.

    How big a shocker? Time will tell. One thing for sure, however, is that the math for the London Olympics has changed dramatically.

  • Feds File Doping Charges Against...

    The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has filed formal charges against Lance Armstrong, accusing the seven-time Tour de France winner of using performance-enhancing drugs throughout the best years of his career.

  • Happy Campers

    Youth football players hit the foam tackling dummies during a workout of the Hilltopper Youth Football Camp. The camp runs from July 9-12 at Sullivan Field. It is for players in grades 4-8. For more information on the upcoming camp, go to topperfootball.com.

  • Juniors play on Saturday

    The White Rock-Los Alamos Little League Junior softball team is the top seed for the upcoming district tournament.
    The juniors, made up of players ages 13-14, will face the winner of tonight’s game against second-seeded Santa Fe and third-seeded Española Saturday night. Game time is scheduled for 6 p.m.
    All the games for the double-elimination tournament will be played at 6 p.m. at Santa Fe’s Alto Park.
    The tournament will continue through at least Monday with a final playoff set for Tuesday if necessary.