Today's Sports

  • LA, Goddard will face off in...

    Los Alamos High School announced the slate for this year’s Louie Cernicek Invitational tournament last week, and, as usual, it’s another solid crop of opponents.
    The Louie Cernicek Invitational, hosted by the Hilltopper boys soccer team, is usually one of the most competitive tournaments held in northern New Mexico. This year’s tournament is no exception.
    This is the 15th year for Los Alamos’ boy soccer tournament, which was known as the Mountain Top Invitational until 1997.
    Currently, all but one of the tournament’s games are scheduled to be played at Sullivan Field, although it is unknown if renovations at Sullivan Field will be completed by the Sept. 2 first round.

  • Local notes 8/14/11



    Golf tourney to benefit

    baseball, softball teams


  • For Sweers, triathlon is a...

    Jeff Sweers can be credited for helping bring about the first Los Alamos Triathlon. He can also be blamed for the event’s first typo.

    As the owner and operator of Strings and Spokes, a former Los Alamos bicycle shop, he was approached by former Los Alamos High School swim coach Bill Hudson and others about the possibility of organizing a triathlon in 1974.

  • State Notes 08-12-11

    Lobo women’s soccer finishes second in MWC poll

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The University of New Mexico Lobo women’s soccer team was selected to finish second in conference play in the 2011 preseason coaches’ poll.
    The results of the poll were announced Wednesday.
    The San Diego State Aztecs finished first in the poll, voted on by the coaches in the Mountain West Conference. The Aztecs finished with 34 points and picked up four first-place votes.
    UNM finished right behind San Diego State, earning 33 points and three first-place votes. UNLV was third in the balloting with 24 points.

  • Bridgewater wins again in Pace...

    Haley Bridgewater was again the top predictor at this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race, a weekly even hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was held Tuesday starting at the San Ildefonso Playlot on Barranca Mesa.
    Bridgewater, who had a near-perfect prediction last week, missed her finish time by just nine seconds. Bridgewater topped Jamie Jablin (17 seconds) and David Kratzer (26 seconds) to win.
    The fastest finishers on Tuesday’s 1-mile course included Noah Bridgewater, who completed the course in 9 minutes, 15 seconds. The fastest female finisher on the short course was Marin Kelly with a time of 9:17.
    On the 3-mile course, Jablin had a time of 21:00, while Katie Gattiker was the fastest female finisher with a time of 33:03.

  • Janecky appears in national...

    Local gymnastics coach Louise Janecky was featured in the July issue of “Techinque,” the official publication of USA Gymnastics University.
    Janecky was featured in the publication for her participation in the USGA’s inaugural Junior Olympic Team Coaching Certification and Training Camp. The camp took place at the U.S. Olympic Training Center at Karolyi’s Ranch, Texas, in May. The camp was invitation-only for coaches with prior Level 2 coaching certification.

  • Santa Fe's Fiorina wins...

    Chanet Fiorina cruised to a big victory to claim her first New Mexico State Amateur Championship Thursday.
    Fiorina, from Santa Fe, rolled to a decisive 6 and 4 win over Albuquerque’s Nancy Romero in the finale of the state match-play tournament. The tournament concluded Thursday at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    Fiorina, one of the top prep players in New Mexico last year, closed out each of her three state tournament matches early, but her biggest win came against Romero, a well-respected amateur.
    Meanwhile, the youngest player in the field, Darian Zachek of Deming, bounced back from a 1-up loss in the first round to win her final two tournament contests, including Thursday’s victory over Tami Martinson, one of Los Alamos’ top competitors.

  • Denver, Dallas face off

    Following the long spring and summer lockout, the National Football League will be back in action tonight.
    The first preseason games of 2011 will start this evening, including the Denver Broncos and the Dallas Cowboys, who will meet tonight at Cowboys Stadium. Game time is 6:30 p.m. MDT.
    Other games set for tonight include Jacksonville at New England (5:30 p.m.), Baltimore at Philadelphia (5:30 p.m.), Seattle at San Diego (6 p.m.) and Arizona at Oakland (8 p.m.). Seattle at San Diego will be televised on ESPN while Denver at Dallas will be broadcast on KASY channel 50.
    The 2011 season opener is scheduled for Sept. 8. It pits the last two Super Bowl champs, the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers.

  • Topes Notes 08-11-11

    Homestand closes with loss
    The Albuquerque Isotopes ended a dismal homestand with a loss Wednesday night to the Salt Lake City Bees.
    With the Isotopes trying to tread water in the PCL American South division with about three weeks remaining in the regular season, they could only manage three wins in eight games at Isotopes Park, including Wednesday night’s 10-7 loss.
    Albuquerque still has eight games remaining with division-leading Round Rock, five of them at home, but trail Round Rock by nine games.

  • Romero, Fiorina win and advance...

    Nancy Romero and Chanet Fiorina survived the semifinal round of the New Mexico State Amateur Championship tournament Wednesday.
    The match play tournament concluded today at Los Alamos Golf Course. Today’s results weren’t available as of press time.
    Romero and Fiorina met this morning in the championship after picking up wins in Wednesday’s semifinal round. Romero nipped defending state champion Marisa Bautista 2 and 1 while Fiorina picked up a solid 4 and 3 victory over Rosemary McKeown.
    Fiorina closed out her first round opponent, Kathy Smith, early Tuesday, winning 3 and 2, while Romero needed extra holes to top Susan Daniels in the first round.