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Today's Sports

  • Boys basketball: King resigns...

    Just a little over a year after conducting a search for a new boys basketball head coach, Los Alamos High School will have to conduct another.

    Los Alamos athletic director Vicki Nelms confirmed Wednesday that boys basketball coach Matt King had resigned his post. King will become the new boys head coach at Clovis High School.

    King, whose first head coaching job was with Los Alamos, had stressed commitment to the Hilltopper program as one of his core values, but leaves just a little over 13 months after accepting the job.

  • Sporting events remain on hold

    Things are tenuous for the current schedule of sporting events due to the Las Conchas Fire and ensuing evacuation of the Hill.
    This week’s Pace Race, which was scheduled for Tuesday, was canceled Monday night due to the fire. Also Monday, organizers of Los Alamos County’s slowpitch softball league had announced all games would be postponed.
    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos said Tuesday it was closing all of its Los Alamos operations – including its main facility and the Teen Center – until further notice. Should the YMCA remain closed into next week, that could also affect the running of the Y’s Firecrakcer 5K, which is on July 4.

  • Sporting events remain on hold

    Things are tenuous for the current schedule of sporting events due to the Las Conchas Fire and ensuing evacuation of the Hill.

    This week’s Pace Race, which was scheduled for today, was canceled Monday night due to the fire. Also Monday, organizers of Los Alamos County’s slowpitch softball league had announced all games would be postponed.

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos said Tuesday it was closing all of its Los Alamos operations – including its main facility and the Teen Center – until further notice. Should the YMCA remain closed into next week, that could also effect the running of the Y’s Firecrakcer 5K, which is on July 4.

  • Off-season work

    Construction at both Sullivan Field (above) and Griffith Gymnasium continued last week. Crews remain busy readying the two main Los Alamos High School competition venues for play this fall.

    Sullivan Field will be getting a new artificial surface for football and soccer, while the facade of Griffith Gym is being redone.

    Work is expected to be completed around the start of the 2011-12 school year.

     

  • Sports Update 06-26-11

    First Splash N Dash is Wednesday

    The first Splash N Dash of the season will take place Wednesday starting at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    The Splash N Dash, a free event, is open to the public and is geared toward those training for the Los Alamos Triathlon. Registration for the event is limited to 75 participants.
    Interested participants may sign up at the aquatic center on the day of the event starting at 6:20 p.m. Participants may choose a 400-yard swim and 5K run or a 200-yard swim and 3K run.
    For more information, visit www.triatomics.org/splashndash.

    Bumpers registration ends Monday

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is accepting registrations for its Bumpers youth volleyball program.

  • Tennis: Federer, Nadal and...

    WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams — players with a combined 12 Wimbledon titles — all won in straight sets Saturday to move into the fourth round and keep up their pursuit of even more championship trophies at the All England Club.
    Six-time champion Federer beat David Nalbandian 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 to move closer to equaling the record of seven Wimbledon singles titles held by Pete Sampras and 1880s player Willie Renshaw. Two-time winner and defending champion Rafael Nadal committed only three unforced errors in a 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5), 6-0 victory over Gilles Muller, a 92nd-ranked wild card from Luxembourg.

  • Fishing report 06-26-11

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    Send your stories/photos to lasports@lamonitor.com.

    Northwest

    Animas River: The flow is 2,210 cfs. The river is muddy and still flowing fast with runoff. No fishing report.
    Chama River: Upper section flow is 411 cfs. and below El Vado, the flow is 412 cfs. Fishing is slow in the upper Chama with woolly buggers and various bead-headed nymphs reported to be working best. Below El Vado, trout fishing is fair using Panther Martins and Z-rays for browns and salmon eggs for 13-15 inch rainbows.

  • State Notes 06-26-11

    UNM women’s football clinic set

    ALBUQUERQUE — The Lobo Football Women’s Clinic will be July 29 in Albuquerque.
    The clinic will be from 6:30-10 p.m. at the UNM Football Complex. Registration will continue between now and the event and walk-ups will be welcomed.
    The clinic is available for women of all ages and is designed to give an all encompassing look into the game of football.
    Price for participation is $40.
    For more information, call the Lobo football office at 505-925-5700.
    A $40 fee is required for all participants. Please call the Lobo Football Office to register at 505-925-5700. The clinic will accept walk-ups Friday evening.

    Aggies Nohara tops the nation in slugging percentage

  • Senior Olympics: Locals headed...

    Los Alamos’ senior athletes will send three representatives to the National Senior Games this month.
    The National Senior Games started June 16 and will continue through the remainder of the month in Houston. The Games include events in 19 athletic categories varying from golf to bowling to triathlon.
    Individuals making the trip to Houston from Los Alamos include Jackie Marr, Inez Ross and Ted Williams.
    To earn their way to nationals, athletes must qualify in both local and statewide events.
    Marr is one of the most accomplished senior swimmers in the country and has numerous records to back it up. This will be Marr’s final year in competing in her current age category, 65-69.

  • Basketball: Cavaliers take...

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Kyrie Irving probably secured his spot atop the NBA draft when he went to Cleveland and beat his future coach in a shooting contest.
    Yet even surrounded by family and friends from his nearby hometown, Irving couldn’t relax Thursday.
    “When David Stern came up there and said that the Cleveland Cavaliers have five more minutes on the clock, that felt like the longest five minutes of my life,” Irving said.
    Imagine how Jimmer Fredette felt.
    The sweet-shooting NCAA player of the year had to wait 2½ hours from the time he was picked by Milwaukee to the time he officially became a member of the Sacramento Kings after being involved in the biggest trade of draft day.