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Today's Sports

  • All-Stars eliminated by Texas...

    The White Rock-Los Alamos All-Star junior softball team was bounced out of the Southwest Regional championship tournament largely on the strength of one big inning Sunday.
    The Southwest Regional is the final step on the road to the Little League World Series, which for junior division softball, will be in Washington later this month. The WR-LA All-Stars advanced to the tournament after winning the District 1 title in early July.
    Unfortunately, it was a short appearance for the WR-LA All-Stars, who lost both of their tournament games, including Sunday’s elimination game against Texas East.

  • Bolt gets ready for the 200m

    LONDON (AP) — Get ready for more of The Bolt Show.
    Usain Bolt dropped by Olympic Stadium for a brief visit Monday night and did things his way, as usual, jumping to the top step of the medal podium to collect his second consecutive gold for the 100 meters.
    When the Jamaican sensation returns to the track on Tuesday, it’ll be for the first round of the 200 meters, an event he’s planning to win, too, as part of his quest to become what he calls a “living legend.”
    As it is, Bolt and Carl Lewis are the only men to take home back-to-back golds in the 100.
    No man ever has won two Olympic golds in the 200 meters.

  • Topes Notes 08-07-12

    Isotopes’ pitching gets walloped Monday vs. Tucson

    The Albuquerque Isotopes don’t seem to be having much trouble scoring against the Tucson Padres during their current series, but stopping the Padres from scoring has been an issue.
    The Isotopes have scored 19 runs in the first two games of the series, but Tucson has won both contests. The Padres won Sunday’s series opener 10-8, then followed that up with a 14-11 victory Monday.
    To finish up its current homestand with at least a .500 mark, the Isotopes must win both tonight and Wednesday. They split their four-game set with Las Vegas just prior to the Tucson series.

  • Something to Chew On

    White Rock-Los Alamos’ Sarah Chiri blows a bubble gum bubble in the dugout prior to her team’s opening round game of the Little League Southwest Regional tournament in Santa Fe Friday. White Rock-Los Alamos fell in extra innings of the opening round and will play again at noon today.

  • Outdoor Notes 08-05-12

    Young wildlife don’t need rescuing

    Some wildlife throughout New Mexico have become stressed and or displaced by drought conditions or most recently by wildfires.
    While at first glance the animals may appear to be lost or abandoned, they usually do not need to be rescued. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is asking people not to rescue animals such as deer fawns, elk calves, bear cubs, baby birds, or others that may appear to be lost, injured or abandoned. 
    Most often, the wild mothers hide their babies while they forage or drink. Usually, mothers are closer than you think.

  • Sports Update 08-05-12

    Girls soccer tryouts start Aug. 13

    Tryouts for the Los Alamos High School girls soccer program are scheduled to begin Aug. 13. Tryouts are open to any girl entering LAHS during the fall.
    The opening morning session of tryouts is Aug. 13 at Sullivan Field from 7-9 a.m. and the opening afternoon session is from 4:30-7 p.m. Review of participation rules and procedures will be conducted at the morning session.
    All players must have soccer shoes, shin guards and bring their own water. Additionally, interested players must have all required medical forms on file with the LAHS athletic office to participate.
    For more information, call head coach Jiri Kubicek at 662-4865.

    Splash ‘n’ Dash returns Wednesday

  • WR-LA All-Stars drop regional...

    SANTA FE — In the first round of the Little League Southwest Regional tournament, it looked like the White Rock-Los Alamos All-Stars were in good position to advance to the quarterfinals.
    WR-LA took a solid 4-0 lead early in the ballgame and the favorites from Vidalia, La., had gotten just one ball out of the infield.
    But Vidalia came back to score five unanswered runs, including the tying run in the seventh and the winning run with two outs in the eighth to take a 5-4 extra-inning victory and advance in the regional tournament Friday.
    Santa Fe Metro Little League is hosting the regional this year and, as such WR-LA got an automatic entry since it was the champion of Santa Fe Metro’s district.

  • Fishing Report 08-03-12

    Northeast

     

    Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed May 14 and will stay closed for about six months while the dam is being rebuilt.

    Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait for trout. We had no reports on other species.  

    Cimarron River: Trout fishing was good using brassies, Cimarron specials, red copper John Barrs, tricos, small gold Panther Martins, salmon eggs and worms. Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake as of Monday was 36 cfs. Fishing at the Gravel Pit lakes was fair to good using salmon eggs.

  • State Notes 08-03-12

    Aggie women’s soccer picked 8th in WAC poll

    LAS CRUCES — Despite winning a program-record 10 matches in one season ago, the New Mexico State University Aggies women’s soccer team was picked eighth in the WAC Preseason poll, which is voted on by the league’s nine head coaches.

  • Vargas has the best prediction

    Lisabeth Alfaro Vargas was the top predictor in this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    This week’s race was Tuesday. It went from Firemen Park near Arizona Avenue, including the nearby trails.
    Vargas had a finish time just six seconds off her predicted time in the race. Vargas topped Bob Westervelt, who was 18 seconds off his predicted time. Katie Gattiker was the only other participant who finished with a prediction error of under one minute.
    The fastest finisher on the 1-mile course was Daniel Romero, who posted a time of 5:27. Isolina Viloma was the fastest female competitor with her time of 9:04.
    On the 3-mile course, Alexander Romero finished in 21:12. Emily Pittman had a time of 24:53 on the long course.