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Today's Sports

  • Multi-sport: Brug picks up his...

    Local athlete Pat Brug won his third Splash N Dash of the summer Aug. 11.

    Brug, taking part in the long course of the Splash N Dash, finished with a cumulative time of 24:47, nearly 1:20 better than his nearest competitor.

    The Splash N Dash is a bi-weekly event held by the Los Alamos Triatomics. The event’s purpose is to help athletes prepare for the Los Alamos Triathlon, which will be held Saturday.

  • Vets hit peak at Kilimanjaro

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The three American veterans from three different wars had only one good leg among them. But that didn’t stop them from summiting Africa’s highest mountain.

    The three soldiers — veterans of Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam — scrambled, clawed and plodded to the top of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, hiking up the mountain’s scree-filled paths on one human leg and five prosthetics.

  • Bike sold for $5 in Ky. once...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The bicycle had two flat tires, but Greg Estes figured the $5 asking price still made it a great bargain at a yard sale. Little did he know just how great.

    Estes checked on the bike’s origin after buying it in Owenton this month. He was shocked to learn it may be worth as much as $8,000 and was custom built for cycling star Floyd Landis, who used it in the 2007 Leadville 100, a mountain bike race in Colorado.

  • Kuchar doesn't waste time...

    SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Matt Kuchar didn't waste any time taking the lead at the PGA Championship.

    Kuchar made a birdie on his first hole after the first round resumed Friday morning, and finished at 5-under 67. That's one stroke ahead of Bubba Watson and Francesco Molinari. Ernie Els is still on the course at 4 under, and former Masters champions Angel Cabrera and Zach Johnson are part of a group at 3 under.

  • Locksley survived rough first...

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico coach Mike Locksley isn't hiding from his mistakes.

    Going into his second season, Locksley has quietly rebounded from a turbulent rookie year, aided by guidance from coaches like Tony Dungy and eager to show his program can make news for more than lawsuits and fights between coaches.

    Last season, Locksley was in the wrong headlines. There was a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former administrative assistant, then came an ugly altercation with a former assistant, which led to Locksley serving a 10-day suspension.

  • Sports update

    LAHS football starts two-a-day workouts Monday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team will start preseason practice Monday.

    The team’s two-a-day practices will run from 8-10:30 a.m. and 2:30-5:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

    All practices will be held at Los Alamos High School.

    High school and middle school cross country teams to meet Sunday

    Los Alamos High School’s and Los Alamos Middle School’s boys and girls cross country teams will start preseason workouts Monday.

  • ‘Toppers prove...

    The Hilltopper football team will kick off its two-a-day workouts starting Monday. The conditioning workouts will run from 8-10:30 a.m. with round two running from 3-5 p.m.

    The students along with their Gridiron parents have been hard at work on and off the field this summer.

    Their efforts began by embarking on some fundraising ventures including a bake sale, membership drive and two simultaneous car washes.

    The team is attempting to raise funds to purchase new jerseys, equipment and to pay for travel for out-of-town games during the upcoming season.

  • Romero takes win at pace race

    Ted Romero was the top predictor at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners pace race.

    The pace race, the Gravel Pit Grunt, was held Tuesday on the pavement, trails and gravel located near Bandelier National Monument.

    It was a tough prediction night for most of the 30 runners and walkers taking part Tuesday, however, Romero was one of only two participants to come within 35 seconds of his finish time.

    Romero was off by just three seconds, topping Laura McClellan, who was 14 seconds off.

  • Nolan Ryan group wins auction...

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An investment group led by Hall of Fame pitcher and Texas Rangers president Nolan Ryan won a contentious and unusual auction for the team early Thursday, beating back a nearly $600 million offer from outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

    Officials in federal bankruptcy court announced the winning bid to cheers and a standing ovation in the packed courtroom, shortly before 1 a.m. and some 10 hours after the auction began.

  • Women's golf: Schmitt takes...

    Things are tight at the top of the leaderboard following day one of the Los Alamos City Championship women’s tournament with a pair of tournament veterans duking it out for the top spot.

    Not far behind, however, are three players within three shots of the lead heading into the second day of the two-day event.