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Today's Sports

  • Running: Roy Cope tops weekly...

    Roy Cope finished as the top predictor at Tuesday night’s pace race.

    The pace race is a weekly event sponsored by the Atomic City Roadrunners. Tuesday’s race was run at American Springs, near Bandelier National Monument.

    Cope finished just 2 seconds off his predicted finish time at the race. As good as Cope’s prediction was, however, he just nipped competitors Alejandro Romero (3 seconds), Michael Jablin (5 seconds), Gil Butler (7 seconds) and Aaron Goldman (12 seconds).

  • Golf: Osden is 11th at Sun...

    Golfer Jonathan Osden of Los Alamos tied for 11th place in the Sun Country PGA 12 & Under Championship.

    That tournament, which concluded Wednesday, was held at the University of New Mexico North Course in Albuquerque.

    Osden finished with a 47 in Tuesday’s first nine-hole round, then a 43 in the Wednesday’s second round. His score of 90 tied him with two other players.

    Evan Macias of El Paso, Texas, won a playoff over fellow El Paso resident Jeffrey Miller and Santa Fe’s Ben Albin to win the event. Macias finished 2-over par.

  • Golf: City Championship final...

    Here are the final results from the Los Alamos City Championship golf tournament, held Saturday and Sunday at Los Alamos Golf Course.

    Men’s championship flight

    Jason Norman, 75-70-37—182

    Curt Norman, 73-75-35—183

    Cheylan Gresham, 74-75-41—190

    Cale Jones, 76-80—156

    Tim Johnson, 84-84—168

    Men’s first flight (net)

    Henry Stam, 69-68—137

    Larry Rich, 67-72—139

    Scott Marriott, 68-72—139

  • Sports briefs

    Abeyta heads to nationals

    Local youth track and field athlete Elena Abeyta is taking part in the National Junior Olympics Championships this week.

    The Junior Olympics event is currently being run in Greensboro, N.C. and will continue through Sunday.

    Abeyta, 10, placed in the top six in her age group in three events at the regional track and field meet held earlier this month in Provo, Utah. She finished second in the long jump, second in the 100 meters and sixth with her 400 relay team.

  • Golf: Martinson wins women&...

    In an attempt to take her game to a higher level, Tami Martinson decided to do some strength training.

    If this week’s play is any indication, her training is going just fine.

    Martinson had a dominant weekend at the Women’s City Golf Championship tournament, turning in the best two rounds in the title flight. Just one day after taking a big 6-shot lead over her nearest competitor, Martinson was nearly as good the following day.

  • Golf: Norman goes back-to-back

    Jason Norman stepped out of a crowded field Sunday to win his second consecutive men’s City Championship.

    Norman picked a great time to turn in the only sub-par round of the tournament, going 2-under Sunday to take control of the leaderboard. He held on to upset his younger brother Curt Norman in the final nine holes by one stroke.

    The City Championship was held this weekend at Los Alamos Golf Course. In all, five top local players, including three past champions, were vying for the men’s crown.

  • Golf: Sanchez holds on in Sr....

    While Eddie Sanchez had a solid lead heading into the final round of the Senior Men’s City Championship, the defending champ wasn’t going down without a fight.

    Bruce Norman, the 2008 senior’s title holder, was at 2-under in Sunday’s final round of the City tournament, which was held at Los Alamos Golf Course this weekend.

    Norman, trying to battle back from a 5-shot deficit, turned up the heat on Sanchez, but Sanchez picked up birdies on the 11th and 15th holes and wrested his title back from Norman by two shots.

  • Softball: WR reaches Juniors...

    The White Rock Juniors All-Star softball team will face Albuquerque Westgate Wednesday night for the right to advance to the state tournament championship round.

    White Rock won a pair of elimination games against Albuquerque Thunderbird and Silver City following an opening round loss to put itself in a position to vie for the state title.

    White Rock needed extra innings to top Thunderbird 10-4. Starting pitcher Dominique Sandoval held Thunderbird off the scoreboard for four innings, bug Thunderbird pushed four runs across in the fifth to tie the game.

  • Martinson’s 78 puts...

    When you’re hot, you’re hot.

    And right now, Tami Martinson is swinging about as hot a club as she ever has.

    Just two days after what she called the best round of her career, Martinson fired a 6-over in Saturday’s first round of the Los Alamos Ladies’ City Championship. Her opening round 78 gives her a 6-shot advantage of her nearest competitor heading into today’s second and final round.

    Today’s final 18 holes is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m.

  • Sanchez going for second seniors...

    The opening round for Eddie Sanchez didn’t end as well as it started.

    But if he finishes up in the same position that he finished Saturday, he will grab his second City senior men’s title in three tries.

    Sanchez will take the lead heading into today’s City Championship Senior Men’s final round after finishing with a 1-over 73 Saturday.

    John Stam and defending senior men’s champion Bruce Norman are within five shots of Sanchez’s lead heading into today’s play.