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  • Oklahoma is nation's top...

    NEW YORK (AP) — Being voted preseason No. 1 is a tradition at Oklahoma, and this season is no different.
    The Sooners will start out top-ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the 10th time, more than any program in the country.
    The defending Big 12 champions received 36 of 60 first-place votes and 1,464 points in the Top 25 released Saturday.
    Auburn, last season’s national champion, will start the season No. 23, one spot behind where it began in 2010.
    If the rankings are any indication, the national title race could be a scramble.
    No. 2 Alabama, one of a record eight Southeastern Conference teams in the preseason poll, wasn’t far behind OU, receiving 17 first-place votes and 1,439 points.

  • Fishing report 08-21-11

    Northwest
    Animas River: The flow is 227 cfs. The river is fishing fair for trout using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms.
    Chama River: Upper section flow is 24 cfs. Below El Vado, the flow is 821 cfs. The upper Chama in the Sargent Wildlife area has the most consistent good fishing on the Chama as a whole. The stretch flowing downstream of the village of Chama into El Vado reservoir is low and the water temps are high making fishing very slow. The river below El Vado is open within Cooper’s El Vado Ranch, but the release is too high to wade. The stretch below Abiquiu Dam typically won’t fish well until autumn when irrigators aren’t calling for water.

  • Prep fall sports kick off this...

    The 2011 fall prep season officially gets underway Tuesday.
    Los Alamos’ girls soccer team will start things off Tuesday when it travels to Belen to play the Eagles. Game time is 4 p.m.
    By the end of the week, all of Los Alamos’ teams will be in action, however. Both the Hilltopper volleyball team and football teams have contests scheduled against Pojoaque that day, while the cross country teams have a scrimmage scheduled at La Cueva.
    Thursday, the Hilltopper boys soccer team opens by hosting Rio Rancho.

  • Results from the 2011 Los Alamos...

    Here are the results from Saturday’s Los Alamos Triathlon. For a complete time breakdown of the race, visit www.chasing3.com.

    Men’s overall
    1. Viktor Zymetsev, 56:33; 2. Jeff Johnson, 1:00:07; 3. Pat Brug, 1:00:28.

    Boys 11-14
    1. Timo Schacht, 1:33:43; 2. Liam Browning, 1:36:25; 3. Quinn Abfalterer, 1:49:16.

    Boys 15-19
    1. Bear Schacht, 1:12:39; 2. Miguel Arias, 1:41:48.

    Men 20-24
    1. Scott Archer, 1:03:57; 2. Matthew Fant, 1:07:22; 3. Jeffrey Skidmore, 1:14:00; 4. Cody Eilar, 1:17:22; 5. Brandon Trout, 1:23:51.

    Men 25-29

  • Regan, Zymetsev take top honors...

    It came as little surprise that the 2011 Los Alamos Triathlon, a sprint-type event, was dominated by a guy who would barely consider it a warm-up.
    Professional triathlete Viktor Zyemtsev cruised to victory Saturday morning at the Los Alamos Triathlon. Zyemtsev was the only competitor in the race to break the 1-hour mark, crossing the finish line in 56 minutes, 33 seconds, more than 3-1/2 minutes better than his next-closest competitor, Los Alamos’ Jeff Johnson.
    The Los Alamos Triathlon returned after a semi-hiatus in 2010. Last year’s race was dubbed an “aquathlon” by Los Alamos County with the 20-kilometer bike leg, traditionally the first leg of the triathlon, nixed due to construction along Diamond Drive.

  • Sports Update 08-19-11

    LASG hosting open house

    Los Alamos School of Gymnastics is holding an open house Monday at its gym, 555 North Mesa Road.

    LASG is celebrating Loui Janecky's 30th anniversary as director of the program. All members of the community, as well as past and present gymnasts and families, are welcomed to attend.

    The open house will be from 6-7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

     

    Golf tourney to benefit baseball, softball teams

    The Los Alamos High School baseball and softball teams will host the Diamonds in the Rough golf tournament Aug. 27 at Los Alamos Golf Course.

    The tournament is a four-player scramble format. Registrations must be received by Saturday.

  • Rees finishes with top...

    Dan Rees was a dual winner at this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race, a weekly event hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was run Tuesday at Power Line Road off NM 4.
    Rees not only finished within one second of his predicted finish time Tuesday, but was also the fastest runner on the 3-mile course. Rees finished the long course with a time of 21 minutes, 44 seconds.
    Tom Sandford had the next-closest prediction, 13 seconds, while Katie Gattiker was 15 seconds off. Gattiker was also the fastest female on the 3-mile course with her time of 34:15.
    On the 1-mile course, 10-year-old Morgan Jones was the fastest finisher (10:56), while 7-year-old Zach Jones finished in 11:07.

  • Toppers still among teams to...

    There will be at least one major change for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team this season, although that change is completely out of its control.

    Other than that, however, a big shakeup around the team is unlikely.

    The Hilltoppers will open their 2011 campaign Tuesday when they travel to Class 4A opponent Belen.

    Los Alamos comes into the season, for the third straight time, as the Class 4A runner-up from the previous year. Should everything go according to plan, Los Alamos should again be on the short list of state title contenders.

  • Topes Notes 08-18-11

    Isotopes lose in extra innings

    The faint hopes for the Albuquerque Isotopes of making the 2011 Pacific Coast League playoffs are fading fast.
    Barring a near-miracle, the Isotopes will likely be staying home for the postseason following a loss Wednesday night at Sacramento. That loss, combined with a win by American Southern division-leading Round Rock, put the Isotopes 11 games back with less than 20 games remaining on the season.
    Albuquerque couldn’t hold on in extra innings Wednesday. After scoring a run in the top of the 13th to go up 3-2, Sacramento’s River Cats rallied for a pair of runs in the bottom of the 13th to win 4-3.

  • Sports Update 08-18-11

    LASG hosting open house

    Los Alamos School of Gymnastics is holding an open house Monday at its gym, 555 North Mesa Road.
    LASG is celebrating Loui Janecky’s 30th anniversary as director of the program. All members of the community, as well as past and present gymnasts and families, are welcomed to attend.