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Today's Sports

  • Sports Update 05-30-12

    Hershey’s Track & Field returns to Los Alamos June 6

    The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Hershey’s Track & Field Program June 6.
    The program is open to boys and girls ages 9-14. The competition will be at Sullivan Field starting at 10 a.m.
    Interested participants must provide a copy of their birth certificate along with registration materials. There is no charge for participation.
    For more information, call 662-8173 or visit losalamosnm.us/rec on the Internet.

    Soccer school deadline for registration is June 11

  • Anast/Sanderson top tourney

    The team of Kurt Anast/Steve Sanderson cruised to a big win in the Memorial Day Best Ball tournament this weekend.
    The Memorial Day Best Ball is the first major tournament of the summer hosted by Los Alamos Golf Course. Teams were split into two-day and three-day flights.
    In the top three-day flight, Anast/Sanderson won by 10 shots over the holiday weekend. The team shot a 59 the first day and matched that total on the third day to finish with an overall total of 181. Eddie Sanchez/Barbara Schmitt, which finished as the runner-up was still within three strokes heading into Monday’s final round, but couldn’t keep pace.
    Anast, by himself, shot a 2-under 70 on day three.

  • Police: 5-time Champ Johnny...

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Johnny Tapia, the five-time boxing champion whose turbulent career was marked by cocaine addiction, alcohol, depression and run-ins with the law, was found dead Sunday at his Albuquerque home. He was 45.

    Authorities were called to the house at about 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, spokesman Robert Gibbs said. The death didn't appear to be suspicious, he said.

    Tapia won five championships in three weight classes, winning the WBA bantamweight title, the IBF and WBO junior bantamweight titles and the IBF featherweight belt.

  • Sports update 05-27-2012

    Hershey’s Track & Field returns to Los Alamos June 6
    The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Hershey’s Track & Field Program June 6.
    The program is open to boys and girls ages 9-14. The competition will be at Sullivan Field starting at 10 a.m.
    Interested participants must provide a copy of their birth certificate along with registration materials. There is no charge for participation.
    For more information, call 662-8173 or visit losalamosnm.us/rec on the Internet.
    Tuesday is deadline for ’Topper Soccer School registration
    The Los Alamos High School boys soccer program is hosting its annual Soccer School starting June 4.
    The Soccer School is for boys and girls ages 3-9.

  • Russell, Teter win Clendenen...

    A pair of high-performing athletes from Los Alamos High School came away with school’s top honor Thursday night at the Senior Athletic Awards Ceremony.
    Thomas Russell and Monika Teter, who have both been instrumental in the recent successes of sports on the court and on the diamond, earned this year’s highest award for student-athlete success.
    The Clendenen Award, which started in 1987 as the Virchow Award but got a name change after 2001, is given annually to the most deserving male and female graduating senior student-athletes at LAHS.
    Recipients of the award must go through a nomination process and be interviewed by a panel of their peers and a panel of adults.

  • Russell, Teter named Clendenen...

    Monika Teter and Thomas Russell were picked as this year's Clendenen Award winners Thursday night at the Senior Athlete Awards Ceremony.
    Teter and Russell, both two-sport starters at Los Alamos through much of their high school careers, were picked from a field of 13 nominees. Nominees were selected based on academic achievement, community service and leadership qualities.
    Also Thursday, Rob and Kathy Hipwood were named Coaches of the Year for leading the cross country teams to twin state titles and volleyball C team coach Robin Reynolds was named Assistant Coach of the Year.
    For more information on Thursday's ceremony, see Sunday's edition of the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • 76ers force Game 7 in Eastern...

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The buzz at the start was for Allen Iverson’s ceremonial return.
    By the end, more than 20,000 fans were on their feet and going wild for Jrue Holiday, Elton Brand, Andre Iguodala and the rugged-and-determined play that kept the eighth-seeded Philadelphia 76ers alive for at least one more game.
    Yes, the Sixers are talking about Game 7 — and they’re taking this improbable postseason run back to Boston.
    Holiday scored 20 points, and Brand had 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Sixers to an 82-75 victory over the Celtics on Wednesday night that tied the Eastern Conference semifinals.

  • Topes Notes 05-24-12

    Fresno tops Albuquerque, 10-7
    The Albuquerque Isotopes weathered a big inning by the Fresno Grizzlies in Tuesday’s game, but couldn’t pull off the same feat Wednesday.
    Fresno scored five runs in the top of the fifth inning to defeat Albuquerque 10-7 Wednesday night at Isotopes Park. The finale of their four-game series is tonight in Albuquerque.
    Fernando Nieve (1-2, 11.19 ERA) struggled in the fifth after replacing starting pitcher Mike Parisi. Nieve surrendered two home runs in the inning, including a grand slam by Fresno’s Roger Kieschnick after the Grizzlies loaded the bases on a single, an error by first baseman Jeff Baisley and a hit batsman.

  • LAGC hosts first big tourney of...

    Los Alamos Golf Course is set to host its first major tournament of the summer this weekend.
    While it’s technically not summer yet, many consider Memorial Day the kick-off of the season. LAGC is no exception, as it hosts the Memorial Day Best Ball Tournament starting Saturday.
    The Memorial Day Best Ball tournament is one of four course-sponsored events that mark the course’s busiest time of the year.
    This summer is shaping up to be a busy one at LAGC, despite the fact it’s still working through design and funding issues with Los Alamos County. Money for course improvements, including the construction of a new clubhouse, has been approved by council, but those improvements may still be several years away.

  • Sports Update 05-23-12

    Senior Athletic Awards Night is Thursday at Duane Smith

    Los Alamos High School will host its Senior Athletic Awards Night Thursday.
    The awards ceremony will start at 7 p.m. in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Any LAHS senior who earned a varsity letter during the 2011-12 academic year is invited to attend.
    For more information, call the LAHS athletic office at 663-2531.

    Burkett fires an ace

    Mike Burkett scored the first hole-in-one of the 2012 season at Los Alamos Golf Course last week.
    Burkett scored his ace on the 17th hole May 16. It was his first ever hole-in-one, which he scored with an 8-iron.
    Burkett’s wife Karen witnessed the ace.

    Hershey’s Track & Field returns to Los Alamos June 6