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Today's Sports

  • City tournament opens Saturday

    The 64th annual City Championship golf tournament tees off Saturday morning at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    The two-day tournament runs through Sunday, pairing some of the top players in the county. The 36-hole event gets going at 11 a.m. Saturday.
    The 2011 City tournament won’t have the same big participation numbers as did the 2010 event. Last year’s tournament attracted 103 players, which is the record in the event’s 63-year history.
    LAGC head professional Donnie Torres said the City tournament suffered from some schedule-shuffling. LAGC is scheduled to hold two big events in August, including the state women’s amateur championship, and was pushed up to this weekend.

  • NFL players don’t vote on deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest twist in the touch-and-go efforts to end the NFL lockout: Players didn’t vote Wednesday on a full proposal to settle the labor dispute.
    The league, however, said the sides would work through the night to try to have a final agreement ready for ratification Thursday.
    A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press there was agreement among player representatives from all 32 clubs on what items needed to be resolved before any offer would be accepted. A second person, also speaking on condition of anonymity because the talks are supposed to be secret, said those players gave what was termed “conditional approval” of the proposal — as it stood Wednesday.

  • White Rock bounced from tourney

    Two big innings by the Silver City All-Stars were enough to knock White Rock out of the state tournament Wednesday in Taos.

    Silver City scored five runs in the top of the third and three more in the fourth. White Rock only managed a pair of single tallies, falling 9-2 and ending its run in the tournament.

    In the third inning, Silver City's Meah McDonald and Leslie Calvillo came through with back-to-back doubles to help their team take control of the game.

    White Rock had a chance to get back into the game in the bottom of the third. Elizabeth Anaya singled in Rebecca Luster early in the inning, but after loading the bases with just one out, couldn't push another run across.

  • Sr. men's golf tourney...

    Here are the results from last week’s Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments:

    Cattails Golf Course, July 12

    First flight
    First low gross
    Larry Minarsich, Bernalillo, 78.

    Second low gross
    Buzz Burke, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 80.

    First low net
    Robert Frank, Santa Fe, 67.

    Second flight

    First low gross
    Terry Maznio, Las Vegas, 74.

    Second low gross
    Ralph Hey, Westcliffe, Colo., 83.

    First low net
    Carl Liddel, Alamosa, Colo., 68.

    Third flight

    First low gross
    LG Lauxman, Rociada, 90.

    Second low gross

  • Sports Update 07-21-11

    LAHS football workouts start Aug. 1

    Mandatory workouts for the Los Alamos High School football program start Aug. 1 at the school’s practice field.
    Participation in football is open for players in grades 9-12.
    All physical examinations and paperwork must be completed and turned in before athletes are allowed to participate. Forms are available at the school’s athletics website, www.laschools.net/athletics/site/default.asp.
    Those interested in playing for the 2011 season should plan to attend an equipment handout and paperwork check Monday (juniors and seniors) or Tuesday (freshmen and sophomores) in the LAHS weight room. Both meetings will be at 8 a.m.
    For more information, visit www.topperfootball.com.

  • Power outages impact Los Alamos...

    Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities’ electric line crew spent the evening and early morning troubleshooting two underground power outages, one that began late Tuesday evening and the other early Wednesday morning.
     Tuesday evening’s power outage began around 10 p.m. and affected 40 to 50 customers at the Loma Vista Apartments and a small section of Oppenheimer. Crews restored power at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday by running a temporary line above ground to the area.  Linemen are still investigating the root cause so that permanent repairs may be conducted and the temporary line removed.

  • Topes Notes 07-20-11

    For the second night in a row, the Albuquerque Isotopes couldn't hang on to an early lead against the Oklahoma City RedHawks and lost more ground against the Round Rock Express in the division race.

    The RedHawks scored eight runs in the final four innings Tuesday in Albuquerque to win 9-5. The Isotopes socred three times in the bottom of the first and twice more in the bottom of the fourth to go up 5-0 before the RedHawks rallied late.

    Albuquerque has two more games with Oklahoma City in this series, including a 7:05 p.m. start time today. Following that Albuquerque will entertain New Orleans for a four-game set.

  • White Rock topped by Eastdale in...

    TAOS — It was a big early deficit against a very good ballclub and the White Rock All-Stars wouldn’t be able to overcome it.
    Despite going into Tuesday’s semifinal round contest of the state tournament with some good momentum after two come-from-behind wins, the gap was too much to close. Albuquerque’s Eastdale All-Stars got their bats going early, pounding out nine hits in the first two innings and taking advantage of five errors to upend White Rock 14-2 in 3-1/2 innings at Kit Carson Park.
    Eastdale, one of the favorites in the Majors state softball tournament, had nine hits in the first two innings, including four for extra bases, while White Rock could only come up with single tallies in the tops of the second and fourth.

  • Albuquerque Hall of Fame...


    A trio of former Albuquerque players make up the 2011 class of inductees to the Albuquerque Professional Baseball Hall of Fame.
    Brian Traxler, Ted Power and Jason Wood will be enshrined in a pre-game ceremony Saturday as part of Dukes Retro Night at Isotopes Park.
    The three players were nominated and elected by vote of the Albuquerque Professional Baseball Hall of Fame committee, consisting of baseball history experts throughout Albuquerque.
    Power pitched for the Dukes from 1979-82, going 41-19 with a 4.29 ERA in 85 games, 83 starts.

  • World Cup win gives Japan reason...

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Their country’s misery was never far from their hearts.
    Thousands dead or missing. Villages erased. Homes destroyed.
    The players on Japan’s women’s World Cup team invoked the slow recovery from a devastating tsunami and earthquake time and again. Whatever they could do, they vowed, they would.
    True to their word, the gleaming World Cup trophy will ride back on the plane with them — a prize, they hope, that will lift the gloom, even if only for a short while.