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Today's Sports

  • Tripp turned things around at...

    In his seven-plus years there, I have only spoken to New Mexico Activities Association executive director Gary Tripp just once. Very briefly.
    I met him at the 2008 state wrestling tournament. He asked me how everything was going. I told him just fine and mentioned to him how smoothly that and other state events had been running. We shook hands and went about our business.
    Tripp took over as head of the NMAA, which oversees most interscholastic sports in the state, in 2004. Within a few days of his taking over the NMAA, I left the Los Alamos Monitor to pursue other interests.

  • Golf: McIlroy moving into record...

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Rory McIlroy holed out from the fairway for eagle on the eighth hole at the U.S. Open to move to 10-under par, building a six-shot lead at the midway point of Friday's second round.

    McIlroy's short approach hit the back of the green and bounced twice, then spun backward about 20 feet and dropped into the cup. He thrust both hands in the air and Phil Mickelson, playing in his threesome, applauded.

  • Kayaking: Calm waters

    Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center was inundated with kayaks Tuesday evening. Kayakers paddle the pool waters every week through August starting at 7:45 p.m.

    Price for participation is $5. For more information, call the aquatic center at 662-8170.

     

  • Hockey: Bruins win Game 7 and...

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — While the Boston Bruins beelined across the ice to mob him at the buzzer, Tim Thomas tapped both goalposts, sank to his knees and rubbed the ice in front of his empty goal.
    Thomas drew a virtual line in his crease throughout these crazy, contentious Stanley Cup finals, and Boston’s brilliant goalie just wouldn’t allow the Vancouver Canucks to cross it whenever it really mattered.
    After 39 years without a championship, the Bruins ripped the Cup — and several thousand hearts — out of a Canadian city that has waited four decades itself for one sip.
    Thomas was just too good and now the Cup is headed back to the Hub of Hockey.

  • Golf: Results from this week’s...

    The players on the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association circuit were busy this week, with three tournaments in a row.
    The NNMSMGA held the tournaments in the Santa Fe area, playing Monday at Las Campanas, Tuesday at Cochiti’s golf course and Wednesday at the Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe.
    Some local senior golfers fared relatively well this week. Bob Quick had the top finish among Los Alamos players, earning the first low net in the first flight Monday.
    Tuesday, Jay Boettner of Los Alamos finished with the best gross score in the third flight, while Gary Lind has the lowest gross score in the fourth flight.

  • Cars set on fire in Vancouver...

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Angry, drunken fans ran wild after the Vancouver Canucks' 4-0 loss to Boston in the decisive Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals, setting cars and garbage cans ablaze, smashing windows, showering giant TV screens with beer bottles and dancing atop overturned vehicles.

    Later, looters smashed windows and ran inside department stores.

    "We have a small number of hooligans on the streets of Vancouver causing problems," Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said. "It's absolutely disgraceful and shameful and by no means represents the city of Vancouver. ... We have had an extraordinary run in the playoff, great celebration. What's happened tonight is despicable."

  • Topes Notes 06-15-11

    Isotopes swept by RedHawks
    The Albuquerque Isotopes were swept in a doubleheader Tuesday at Oklahoma City, snapping the team’s four-game win streak.
    The Isotopes (37-28), however, still maintained a hold of first place in the PCL American Southern division despite losing both ends of Tuesday’s road twinbill. They will wrap up their series at Oklahoma City Thursday and then return home for eight games starting Friday night.
    Albuquerque managed just 11 hits and three runs in the two games.
    Oklahoma City’s Wesley Wright, making an emergency start in the opening game, held Albuquerque to just one hit in four innings of work. Three RedHawk pitchers combined for a 2-0 shutout win.

  • Football: League, players and...

    NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and several owners are meeting with NFL Players Association chief DeMaurice Smith and a group of players for a second straight day in Maryland.
    A person with knowledge of the talks tells The Associated Press that the negotiations have continued Wednesday and they include lawyers for both sides.
    The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the meeting are not being made public.

  • NMAA: Tripp to resign at end of...

    It came as a bit of a shock to Los Alamos High School athletic director Vicki Nelms when she heard.
    Just two weeks earlier, meeting with the top officials from the New Mexico Activities Association, Nelms got no indication that Gary Tripp might be stepping down from his top post.
    However, Tripp, the executive director of the NMAA, the governing body of most interscholastic sports and activities in the state, announced Monday that he will be leaving the association’s top job effective at the end of the 2011-12 academic year.

  • Sports Update 06-15-11

    Pool to host Hawaiian Night

    Piñon Park Pool will host Hawaiian Night tonight.
    The pool will be open to the general public until 10 p.m. Price for participation is $4 for non-pool members or $2 with any food purchase.
    The event will feature an inflatable pool slide. Kenny’s BBQ will be in the pool’s between 5:30-9 p.m. and root beer floats will be sold inside the pool area.

    Splash N Dash season opens June 29

    The first Splash N Dash of the season will take place June 29 starting at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.