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Today's Sports

  • Sports update

    The Majors All-Star Little League tournaments start Sunday in White Rock, while the Juniors tournament, which was scheduled to start Sunday, has been pushed back to Monday.

    Sunday's Majors tournament games start at 11:30 a.m. at Byers Field and Monday's Juniors tournament games start at 5:30 p.m. at Virchow Field.

    White Rock Little League will face Española Valley Little League at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the Majors tournament opener, while Los Alamos Little League takes on Santa Fe American Little League at 6 p.m.

  • ACI Update: Silva, Waters have...

    NOTE: Due to early deadlines owing to the July 4 holiday, coverage of the Atomic City Invitational will be delayed in the print edition of the Los Alamos Monitor. Check our website for tournament updates.

    Nick "James" Silva knocked off top-seeded Eddie Sanchez to take control of the senior men's Atomic City Invitational championship Friday.

    Silva was dominant in his victory Friday over twice-defending champion Sanchez, taking their match-play contest 6 and 5. Silva (2-0) needs just to beat Fred Robinson Saturday to win the ACI title.

  • Golf: Defending champ wins...

    Prior to Wednesday, the last time Lee Sanchez played golf in Los Alamos, he found himself in a playoff with one of the Normans.

    Wednesday, he found himself in a playoff with one of the Normans.

    In Wednesday’s qualifying round of the Atomic City Invitational, Sanchez, the defending tournament champion, shot an even-par 72 after 18 holes, a total which was equaled by Curt Norman.

    The two faced off in a sudden-death playoff, with Sanchez sinking a short putt on the third playoff hole to take the victory.

  • ACI Update: Top seeds all...

    NOTE: Due to early deadlines owing to the July 4 holiday, coverage of the Atomic City Invitational will be delayed in the Los Alamos Monitor's print edition. Check this website for updates on the tournament.

    There were no upsets in the first round of the men's Atomic City Invitational championship flight Thursday.

    All the top-seeded players are moving on to Friday's quarterfinal round, including defending champion Lee Sanchez and 2008 runner-up Jason Norman.

    Norman, the third-seed, won a 3 and 2 victory over 13th-seeded Fred Seeley, a multi-ACI winner.

  • Golf: NNMSMGA results from...

    Local golfer Jeff Brown had a big showing on consecutive days at the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association’s tournaments at Pagosa Springs, Colo.

    Brown and partner Buzz Burke of Pagosa Springs took top honors in the first flight of the NNMSMGA’s 2-man scramble June 15. Brown followed that up by taking the first flight victory June 16.

    Both tournaments were held at Pagosa Springs Golf Club.

  • The Next Level: Wood makes honor...

    Los Alamos High School graduate Heather Wood was named to the Adams State College student-athlete honor roll for the 2009 spring semester.

    Wood, who graduated from LAHS in 2004, was one of three cross country runners at the Alamosa, Colo., school to post perfect 4.0 grade-point average.

    To be recognized, student-athletes must have maintained a 3.0 or higher GPA for the semester.

     In all, 114 ASC athletes made the list.

  • Golf: Atomic City Invite opens...

    Lee Sanchez returns to defend his title in for the 2009 Atomic City Invitational tournament.

    The ACI, which is hosted by Los Alamos Golf Course, will open Wednesday with its championship flight qualifying round. The tournament, which continues through Sunday, is the oldest match-play competition in New Mexico.

    Qualifying starts at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Running: Marr wins this week...

    Jackie Marr was the top predictor at Tuesday’s pace race.

    The pace race, sponsored by the Atomic City Roadrunners, started at Piñon Park in White Rock and continued on the nearby bike path. In all, 23 runners and walkers took part in Tuesday’s race.

    This week’s pace race featured a staggered start, with the slower predictors starting first. Those with perfect predictions would finish at the same time.

  • Challacombes have top Games...

    Chelsea Challacombe had the top finish in the midget division’s high jump and shot put competition at this year’s New Mexico Games.

    Meanwhile, Zoe Challacombe won three events in the Games’ bantam track and field competition.

    The New Mexico Games’ meet was held May 31.

    Zoe Challacombe took top honors in the 800 meters, high jump and shot put in the bantam division. She posted an 800 time of 3 minutes, .94 seconds.

  • Golf: Norman family takes 1st,...

    Bruce Norman’s team was just edged out by Bruce Norman’s team in the 2-person best ball competition via a scorecard playoff.

    Norman, playing with son Curtis, finished with an overall score of 67 in the Father-Son-Daughter Best Ball competition held Sunday at Los Alamos Golf Course. Bruce also coupled with his son Jason Norman to equal that same mark of 67.

    The two Norman teams held off the team of Brad King/Skip King, which shot a 74, ending up in third place in gross score at the event.