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Today's Sports

  • Baseball: LA bounced from...

    When the Albuquerque Roadrunner All-Stars got hot, they got hot.

    Roadrunner sent 21 batters to the plate in the first two innings of Monday night’s game and sent Los Alamos’ All-Stars home for the summer.

    Roadrunner scored all 13 of its runs in the first two innings Monday at Senior Field to top Los Alamos in a state Juniors Little League elimination game, 13-2 in five innings.

    After a big come-from-behind win in Friday’s opening round game, Los Alamos lost two straight and was eliminated from contention.

  • Cycling: McCalla, Caruso take...

    Mike McCalla of Santa Fe edged out Santa Fe’s Cameron Brenneman in the top men’s division of the Tour de Los Alamos Sunday.

    The 36th annual bike race, which takes competitors on a loop from Back Gate to White Rock and back up to Los Alamos on East Jemez Road, attracted 148 men and women this year.

    Men in the top category did three laps on the course. Category 3/4 women, junior women and citizen riders completed one lap and all other categories rode two laps.

  • Little League: White Rock squads...

    The White Rock Little League Junior softball All-Stars opened the state tournament with a win Friday night to advance in the winner’s bracket.

    In Friday’s opener, Monika Teter struck out eight batters in three innings and the White Rock offense did the rest, ringing up a 14-2 win over Albuquerque South Valley.

    In the second round Saturday afternoon, White Rock was scheduled to face off against Gallup. The result of that contest wasn’t known as of press time.

  • Baseball: LA tops Raton in extra...

    For being a relatively low-scoring game, there was a lot happening around home plate Friday night.

    Los Alamos Juniors All-Star catcher Alan Keeler had three putouts in Friday’s state tournament opener against Raton, including a tag out in extra innings to preserve a tie.

    In the top of the ninth, Los Alamos scored two runs to outlast Raton 5-3 in the first round at state. Los Alamos moves on in the top half of the bracket to play Carlsbad at 10 a.m. today.

    The tournament continues through Thursday at Bomber Field and Senior Field on North Mesa.

  • Baseball: Bell rings a shot to...

    Right before his last swing, Addison Bell stepped out of the batter’s box to collect his thoughts.

    “I was just trying to focus on my swing,” Bell said. “My back foot, my follow-through.”

    That extra time and that extra focus worked.

    Bell, the third hitter in the order for Albuquerque Roadrunner’s All-Stars in their game with Albuquerque Zia Saturday, hit his final pitch into deep left-center for a home run, giving him the 2008 Juniors Little League All-Stars Home Run Derby title.

  • Baseball: WR has play-in game...

    Coming off an impressive showing at the District 1 tournament, the White Rock 11-12 All-Stars feel confident heading into the state tournament.

    White Rock will have a ways to go, however, if it wants to get to the finals.

    The state tournament starts Saturday in Los Lunas with White Rock taking on Las Vegas in a play-in game. Should White Rock get through Saturday’s 10 a.m. contest, it will take on the host squad Sunday.

  • Running: Pace race draws 50

    Edie May Phillips was the best predictor at Tuesday night’s pace race.

    The pace race, hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was held at held in Upper Bayo Canyon on North Mesa. In all, 50 runners and walkers took part, the largest number participating in a pace race this season.

    Phillips finished with just a 2-second prediction error in Tuesday’s race. Phillips edged out Christine Doyle, who finished with a 5-second error.

    Other top predictors were Alexander Romero (15 seconds),

  • Baseball: WR 9-10 squad opens...

    Winning the District 1 9-10 Little League tournament didn’t afford the White Rock All-Stars much when the state baseball tournament bracket was drawn up.

    White Rock was scheduled to take on a team from the Los Lunas area in tonight’s opening game at the state 9-10 tournament, which is hosted by Albuquerque’s West Mesa this season.

    Win or lose, White Rock will play Saturday at 2 p.m. The tournament is scheduled to continue through at least Thursday.

  • Softball: White Rock opens state...

    The White Rock Little League 9-10 All-Stars will have to wait an extra day to start state tournament play.

    Not that White Rock management is complaining too much.

    White Rock, which won the District 1 tournament earlier this week, will get going Sunday with state tournament play. It received one of four byes in the 12-team tournament, which gets going Saturday at Bayard, near Silver City on the western edge of the state.

  • Softball: WR feels good heading...

    The White Rock Juniors All-Stars will be heading into the state softball tournament on a high note.

    White Rock downed Española Valley in the best-of-three series for the District 1 title Sunday, getting a complete game shutout from Monika Teter en route to an 8-0 victory to win.

    The Juniors Little League tournament starts Friday at Albuquerque — Alameda Little League is hosting — and continues through Tuesday. White Rock and Española Valley both advanced to the tournament as the top two teams from each district are invited to participate.