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Today's Sports

  • Kirk, Ealey set to take part in...

    A pair of top-shelf Los Alamos High School athletes will be making their final appearances of their prep careers this week.

    Former Los Alamos athletes Alex Kirk and Taylor Ealey will be taking part in North-South All-Star contests.

    The North-South All-Star contests are sponsored by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. The NMHSCA hosts the North-South series annually, which pit the top graduating players in the state in various prep sports.

  • Rugby: Dinkel goes to national...

    It took awhile for Liz Dinkel to figure out what sport she wanted to take part in, but once she did, she became pretty darn good at it.

    So much so, Dinkel was recently invited to a prestigious camp.

    Dinkel, a Los Alamos resident, took part in the USA Women’s 7s rugby trial session last weekend. Dinkel, a standout rugby player for the Los Alamos Rugby Club for several years, was invited by USA Women’s Eagles head coach Ric Suggitt to take part in the three-day camp held at the University of California-Santa Barbara.

  • Baseball: WR to take on Carlsbad...

    The White Rock 9-10 All-Star baseball team will open up play at the state tournament Saturday morning.

    The state 9-10 Little League All-Star tournament will be held at Ragsdale Field in Raton.

    White Rock, which won the District 1 tournament, held at Overlook Park last weekend, will take on Carlsbad in the first round of the double-elimination state tournament. That game, the first game on the schedule, will be played at 9 a.m.

    In all, eight teams are expected to vie for the state 9-10 title.

  • Running: Williams has best...

    Joan Williams was the top predictor at the Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race this week.

    The pace race was held Tuesday at American Spring Road.

    Williams finished with an error of just 12 seconds on the 1-mile course. Rainy, wet conditions made predictions tough Tuesday with only one other runner, Roy Cope, finishing with a prediction error of less than 72 seconds.

    Cope, meanwhile, was the fastest finisher on the 1-mile course with his time of 12:20, while Inez Ross was the top female finisher, crossing in 16:54.

  • Swimming: Results from...

    Here are the results from the Los Alamos Aquatomics’ Firecracker Invitational club swimming meet.

    Girls 8 and under

    25 freestyle

    1. Lydia Kenamond, LAA, 22.41; 2. Kalen Melton, LAA, 23.20; 3. Ariana Gonzales, Duke, 24.97.

    50 freestyle

    1. Samantha Lindholm, Duke, 45.34; 2. Olivia Tepley, 45.38.

    25 backstroke

    1. Kalen Melton, LAA, 24.71; 2. Lydia Kenamond, LAA, 27.92; 3. Ariana Gonzales, Duke, 35.28.

    50 backstroke

  • Baseball: Cubs manager Piniella...

    CHICAGO (AP) — After all those dirt-kicking, base-tossing tantrums, Lou Piniella is going out with more of a whimper.

    This isn't the way he envisioned his final days as the Chicago Cubs' manager.

    The team had bigger plans, too.

    Piniella announced Tuesday he will retire at the end of the season, completing a storied and often colorful career that included 18 years in the majors as a player and another 22 as a manager.

  • Golf: Northern NM senior men...

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments held at Cattails Golf Course in Alamosa, Colo., and the two-day tournament at Rio Grande Club in South Fork, Colo.

    Cattails Golf Course

    July 13

    First flight

    First low gross

    Buzz Burke, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 78.

    Second low gross

    Jim Miner, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 80.

    First low net

    Jerry Manzanares, Las Vegas, 67.

    Second low net

    Terry Manzanares, Las Vegas, 69.

  • Softball: Silver City comes back...

    SANTA FE — After four innings, the White Rock All-Stars appeared to be poised for a big victory in its elimination game Sunday morning.

    After five innings, however, things were very much up in the air.

    White Rock opened up a commanding 10-run lead after 3-1/2 innings of play and held an 8-run edge going into the bottom of the fifth, but the hot bats of the Silver City All-Stars would wake up late in the state senior softball Little League tournament game at Franklin Miles Park.

  • Fitness: Local instructor...

    Staying in shape is a good thing. But eating ain’t bad, either.

    Local fitness instructor Laura Kelly is trying to incorporate both in her current personal fitness program.

    Wanting to do something different as she approaches her 50th birthday, Kelly decided the best way was to combine two of her favorite things: exercise and eating out.

    To that end, Kelly invented the Pork & Burn.

    “It’s almost like a yin-yang thing,” she said.

  • Softball: WR splits its...

    SANTA FE — The White Rock Senior Softball All-Stars finished on both ends of a pair of nail-biters Saturday, but remain alive in the state Little League championship tournament.

    White Rock split its two games at Franklin Miles Park Saturday, falling in the first contest to Silver City in the morning and defeating Isleta in an elimination game a few hours later.