Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Men's golf: Curt Norman...

    Heading into day two, the 2010 Los Alamos City Championship men’s title is still very much up for grabs.

    The City tournament, which is being hosted by Los Alamos Golf Course, will start its second round at 8:30 a.m.

    Heading into today’s play, four players are within five strokes of the lead, while day one leader Curt Norman will try to hold on to his two-shot lead over a pair of past City champions.

  • Golf: Stam takes early senior...

    John Stam shot an even-par 36 on the front side of Los Alamos Golf Course Saturday to put himself in the driver’s seat for the 2010 City Championship senior men’s title.

    Stam will head into the second round this morning with a 2-shot edge over Reid Griffith and a 3-shot advantage over John Montoya.

    The second and final round of the Los Alamos City Championship is scheduled for today. Tee-time is slated for 8:30 a.m.

  • Tennis: LATC tourney wraps up...

    The men’s and women’s finals of the Los Alamos Tennis Club’s tournament are scheduled for this morning at Urban Park.

    The two-day tournament will conclude today with the final round in the singles and doubles brackets. The men’s final, which pits Andrei Vakhtin against Billy Wilton, will start at 9 a.m., while the women’s final, in which Warapa Prime will take on Lynne Higdon, is set for a 9:30 a.m. start. Other matches will start at various times today.