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  • 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.

  • Cycling: Calvert, Baum repeat as...

    It was a repeat win for both the top competitors at this 2010 Pajarito Punishment.

    The Pajarito Punishment, a New Mexico Off-Road Series race, was held Saturday at Pajarito Mountain. The Punishment is considered one of the toughest races in the NMORS. In all, 151 riders finished Saturday’s race.

  • Golf: Tiger says game is...

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The one shot that got so much attention during practice 10 years ago at Pebble Beach was a 4-iron that Tiger Woods hit so high, so straight, so flush that it landed softly near the pin on a brick-hard green at the par-3 12th.

    That wasn't the case Tuesday at the U.S. Open.

    There is not much about Woods that looks the same as it once did.

    "Tiger!" he muttered to himself as his 4-iron sailed weakly to the left of the 12th green, closer to the gallery than the pin.

  • Girls basketball: LA standout...
  • Hockey: Third time's a...

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — This was one hat trick Marian Hossa wanted no part of turning.

    The Stanley Cup finals had become Hossa's personal playground each of the last three years with different clubs. Although the star forward had gotten as far as the championship round several times, he was never able to seal the deal and raise the coveted silver chalice over his head.

    Until now.

  • UPDATE: All-Star Game slated for...

    Tonight's Class 4A/5A North-South All-Star girls basketball game will be played at Highland High School in Albuquerque.

    Highland High School's gym, one of the most storied facilities in Albuquerque, was the host to several state championships in the 1950s.

    Highland is located at 4700 Coal Ave. in Albuquerque.

    Former Hilltopper standout Taylor Ealey is scheduled to play in tonight's All-Star Game. Game time is scheduled for 8 p.m.