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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Curt Norman takes early lead at...

    It was probably a good thing for the rest of the field that Curt Norman was a little off his game.

    Despite what Norman characterized as a so-so round Saturday, he sits at the top of the leaderboard in the men’s championship flight of the Los Alamos City Golf Championship. Norman shot a 1-over 73 to take the day one lead ahead of four other top golfers after the first 18 holes.

    The tournament, being played at Los Alamos Golf Course, concludes today. A shotgun start is scheduled for 8:30 a.m.

  • Swimming: Miles goes the extra...

    Local swimmer Dan Miles has so much bling, even Michael Phelps might get jealous.

    The 88-year-old has swept the New Mexico Senior Olympics for the past decade, winning nearly every event he has entered and setting state records in many of them.

    “Dan Miles has won 10 gold medals every year for the past 10 years,” fellow Senior Olympic swimmer Bill Hudson explained. “Nobody has ever beaten Dan. Dan is a natural master swimmer and he has competed on the national level and on the international level.”

  • Cross country: Hipwood named to...

    Los Alamos High School cross country coach Rob Hipwood has received another big honor for his collegiate career.

    Hipwood was named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Time Men’s Cross Country Team.

    The All-Time RMAC teams were chosen in honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the conference. RMAC celebrated its 100th birthday in March and is the fourth-oldest collegiate athletic conference in the country.

    Hipwood was a national champion cross country runner for Adams State College (Alamosa, Colo.) during the mid 1980s.

  • Senior men’s golf...

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association from its tournaments July 6-8.

    Black Mesa Golf Course, July 6

    Championship flight

    First low gross

    Gil Roberts, Angel Fire, 76.

    Second low gross

    Henry Hodde, Santa Fe, 78.

    First low net

    John Mikkelsen, Santa Fe, 70.

    Second low net

    Nick Brown, Clayton, 70.

    First flight

    First low gross

    Jim Haas, Española, 82.

  • The Next Level: Jordan Schoonver...

    Jordan Schoonver named track captain at Colby College

    Jordan Schoonover, a 2007 graduate of Los Alamos High School, has been named as a captain for the women’s indoor and outdoor track and field team at Colby College.

    Colby College is a Division III school located in Waterville, Maine.

    In the 2009 indoor season, Schoonover earned All-New England D-III honors by finishing seventh in the pentathlon at the New England Championship Feb. 21.

  • Baseball: WR 9-10s holds off...

    A big third inning and a big tag out at the plate in the sixth inning move the White Rock 9-10 baseball All-Stars into the final round of the District 1 tournament Wednesday.

    Ryan Pierce hit a 2-run triple in the bottom of the third inning to help White Rock to an 8-7 victory over Pecos in Wednesday’s elimination game at Lou Caveglia Field. Meanwhile, a slew of White Rock pitchers took the mound Wednesday and most of them will be available for tonight’s contest against Los Alamos.