Today's Sports

  • Pushing the Pace

    Competitors running in Saturday’s Firecracker 5K race (l-r) Tim Wermer, Kevin Hemphill and Ryan Fenton lead the pack at the halfway point. Fenton would eventually pull away and win the race with a time of 15 minutes, 14.44 seconds. Over 150 runners took part in Saturday’s run.

  • Topes Notes 08-09-11

    Bees sting Isotopes, 9-6

    The Albuquerque Isotopes dropped the second of its four-game home series to the Salt Lake City Bees Monday night.
    The Bees scored five runs in the fifth inning, four of them charged to starter John Ely, to win Monday’s contest 9-6.
    The two teams meet again tonight at 7:05 p.m. The series and the current Istopes homestand wraps up Wednesday.
    Salt Lake City finished with 16 hits in the game, 11 off Ely (6-5), who lasted just 4-1/3 innings.
    Albuquerque dropped the series opener to Salt Lake City, 11-8 Sunday. It trails Round Rock by nine games in the PCL American Southern division with 25 games remaining in the 2011 season.

  • Real Madrid signs a 7-year-old...

    MADRID (AP) — He has a contract with one of soccer’s biggest clubs and the same long, floppy hair and nickname Leo of his idol, Lionel Messi.
    It may take awhile, however, before Leonel Angel Coira can match the wondrous Messi: He is 7 years old.
    Real Madrid said Monday it signed the Argentine prodigy to its youth academy after seeing him in tryouts. He will start training with Madrid’s youth team in September.
    Coira hopes to follow the path set by Messi, a countryman who joined Barcelona from the Argentine club Newell’s Old Boys as a teenager and has gone on to win the World Player of the Year award two times.

  • Muscling In

    he 2011 Southern Rockies Natural Bodybuilding and Fitness Competition was held Saturday at the Duane Smith Auditorium. The contest included 25 competitors in 10 different experience and age divisions  this year.


  • Sports Update 08-07-11

    Boys soccer tryouts start Monday

    Tryouts for the Los Alamos High School boys soccer program will start Monday and continue through Aug. 12.
    Tryouts for the 2011 boys soccer season will start at 8 a.m. each day.
    All physical examinations and paperwork must be completed and turned in before athletes are allowed to participate. Forms are available at the school’s athletics website, www.laschools.net/athletics/site/default.asp.
    Tryouts will run from 8-9:30 a.m. at North Mesa Field and 4-6:30 p.m. at Overlook Park. Participants will need running shoes, cleats, shin guards (afternoon session only) and water.

    Cross country workouts starting

  • Firecracker still has some bang...

    Local runner Viki Saga was the last person to sign up for Saturday’s 5K race, but she was the first woman to finish.
    Saga outdistanced Adrienne Larson in the women’s race of Saturday’s Firecracker 5K, finishing the race in 19 minutes, 8 seconds to win.
    The Firecracker 5K, which is sponsored by the Family YMCA of Los Alamos, attracted 154 runners this year. The race, which has become something of an Independence Day tradition in Los Alamos, was postponed this year due to the effects of the Las Conchas Fire in late June.
    That postponement actually worked out well for Albuquerque’s Ryan Fenton, who was the top overall finisher Saturday. Fenton turned in a blazing time of 15 minutes, 14.44 seconds, cruising to the win.

  • New Hilltopper hoops coach plans...

    It took just a little over a month for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball program to find a new head coach.

    Thursday, Los Alamos High School’s athletic department announced it had hired Hilltopper assistant coach Fil Dominguez to replace former head coach Matt King.

    Dominguez will be the third head coach the Hilltoppers have had in as many years, but he said he plans to adopt much of King’s philosophy, which should give a sense of stability to the program.

  • Topes Notes 08-05-11

    Rainiers score 6 runs in third to thump Isotopes

  • Fishing report 08-05-11


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  • Bridgewater is tops this week

    Haley Bridgewater just nipped and Katie Bridgewater as the top predictors in this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race was held Tuesday in the trails along the White Rock perimeter. In all, 41 runners and walkers took part.
    Haley Bridgewater was off by just one second from her predicted finish time on the 1-mile course Tuesday, while Katie Bridgewater was just two seconds off.
    The top predictors on the 3-mile course included Eric Burnside (14 seconds), Todd Haines (18 seconds) and Nathan Romero (23 seconds).
    The fastest finisher on the 1-mile course was Gabe Katko. Kim Katko was the fastest female finisher.
    On the 3-mile course, Michael Jablin was the fastest finisher. Laura McClellan was the top female finisher.