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Today's Sports

  • Baseball

    Aaron Waller of the White Rock Braves prepares to deliver a pitch during the Los Alamos County Minors A championship game June 10 at Lou Caveglia Field. Waller led the Braves to a 14-12 victory over the Los Alamos Pirates.

  • Ishai, Caruso win Tour de LA

    Rotem Ishai rode off with the top men’s honor during Sunday’s Tour de Los Alamos.

    Ishai, from Durango, Colo., won the licensed men’s pro 1/2/3 race Sunday, just nipping one of New Mexico’s top cyclists, Damian Calvert of Albuquerque, by a mere one second.

    The Tour de Los Alamos, a road race which takes participants from Central Ave. to White Rock via the Back Gate and back up to the Hill on East Jemez Road, celebrated its 38th running Sunday. It is the oldest continuously-run bicycle race in the southwestern U.S.

  • LAHS athletics: SB 1 passed to...

    While concussions, even minor ones, can be serious, it has been only recently that some sports programs and athletes have begun to take them seriously.

    Starting this year, however, coaches, administrators and athletic trainers at the high school level are going to be required to take them more seriously.

    Gov. Bill Richardson recently signed Senate Bill 1, which prescribes the protocols regarding brain injury resulting from school athletic activity.

  • Golf: Jet wins qualifying tourney

    Local standout youth golfer Austin Jet had another big showing recently.

    Jet, 7, qualified for the US Kids Golf World Championships, which will be held in Pinehurst, N.C., in the first week of August. Jet, who lives in White Rock, won a qualifying event earlier this month to grab a spot in the world championship tournament.

    This is the second straight year Jet will travel to the world championships. After his 2009 appearance, Gov. Bill Richardson proclaimed Aug. 8 “Austin Jet Day” in New Mexico.

  • Jubilant celebration turns rowdy...

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jubilant celebration over the Los Angeles Lakers' dramatic win in the NBA championship turned rowdy in scattered sections of the city, with raucous revelers hurling rocks and bottles at officers, setting fires and jumping on vehicles.

  • Running: Witherell is a dual...

    Deidre Witherell had the best predicted finish among several good predictions at this week’s pace race.

    The pace race was held Tuesday in Bayo Canyon, a figure-8 course with 32 athletes taking part in the 1- and 3-mile races.

    In all, 10 participants had actual finish times that were within 30 seconds of their predicted finish times.

    Witherell, running on the 3-mile course Tuesday, was only two seconds off her predicted time. Not only that, Witherell was also the fastest female finisher on the course with her time of 23:32.

  • Golf: Woods struggles while...

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — On another frustrating day at Pebble Beach, Tiger Woods fought with his swing as much as the greens. Graeme McDowell, on the other hand, had that all figured out and gave Woods a distant target to shoot at for the weekend.

    McDowell made six birdies on the way to a 3-under-par 68 Friday to enter the weekend at 3 under. That was two shots ahead of Dustin Johnson, 18-year-old Ryo Ishikawa and Ernie Els, who also shot 68 to position himself for a run at his third U.S. Open title.

  • The Next Level: Hemphill picks...

    Former Los Alamos Hilltopper star runner Kristen Hemphill finished seventh in the national finals of the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

    Hemphill, a 2004 graduate of Los Alamos High School, finished the 2010 NCAA Division-1 Track and Field Championships, which were held this weekend in Eugene, Ore.

    Hemphill finished the steeplechase in a time of 10 minutes, 7.40 seconds, which earned her an All-American title in the event. The All-American distinction is given to the top eight finishers in the event.

  • Golf: ACI starts June 30

    Registration for the 2010 Atomic City Invitational golf tournament is now open.

    The ACI, the premier annual event held at Los Alamos Golf Course, is scheduled from June 30-July 4. Men’s and senior’s qualifying for the championship flight is scheduled for June 30 and the first round of match play starts July 1.

    Nightly events are scheduled for the first four days of the tournament.

    For more information, call LAGC at 662-8139.

     or visit www.losalamosnm.us/rec on the Internet.

  • Big 12 lives to play another day

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Staring at extinction, the Big 12 is once again in play.

    The beleaguered conference made a rousing comeback Monday, when Texas declined an invitation to join the Pac-10 and decided to stay in the Big 12.

    Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M quickly followed the Longhorns by recommitting to the conference after commissioner Dan Beebe convinced his members they would make more money in television and media deals in a 10-team Big 12 then in a 16-team Pac-10.