Today's Sports

  • Jones, Martinson win city...

    This year’s city golf champions were crowned Sunday at the Los Alamos Golf Course.
    Cale Jones finished on top of all the men golfers while Tami Martinson bested the women’s contingent after two days and 36 holes.
    Jones shot a 71 Saturday and a 74 Sunday to win the gold tee championship flight with a 145 gross score. His 71 round was two shots better than anyone else’s best day during the tournament.
    In the women’s championship flight, Martinson and Lynne Taylor were tied after the first round of the tournament at 81. Martinson, however, had the better day on Sunday to pull away from Taylor and win the women’s title by three strokes with a 163 gross score.
    Taylor finished second, but she had the best women’s net score, a 132.
    After Jones, the next best two gross scores in the tournament came from senior men in the white tee championship flight.
    Eddie Sanchez shot a 74 Saturday and a 73 on Sunday to win the senior championship with a 147 gross score. His 73 on Sunday also tied him with Jim Liberty and Bruce Norman for the best round of the day.
    Finishing behind Sanchez in the senior championship flight was the tournament’s most consistent golfer, John Stam. Stam shot a 75 both days to finish with a 150, the third best gross score of the tournament.

  • Bernadina's walk off gives...

    Roger Bernadina’s 10th inning walk-off home run gave the Albuquerque Isotopes (49-63) a 6-4 win against the El Paso Chihuahuas (57-53) Wednesday night at Isotopes Park. Bernadina finished the game 3-for-5 with two doubles, a homer, two runs scored and three RBI.

    The Isotopes and Chihuahuas traded blows much of the night. Albuquerque took an early lead on Tommy Murphy’s solo home run in the second before El Paso responded with a pair in the fourth.

    The 'Topes plated a pair of their own in the fourth to retake the lead, and added another in the fifth on an Angelys Nina two-out single.

    The Chihuahuas chipped away with runs in the sixth and eighth to tie it and send the game to extras.

    After escaping a bases loaded jam in the top of the 10th, the Isotopes led off the home half of the inning with a single before Bernadina blasted his game-winning two-run shot over the left field wall.

    The Isotopes received plenty of multi-hit performances Wednesday evening. In addition to Bernadina’s three-hit evening, Trevor Story, Cristhian Adames, Angelys Nina and Murphy all posted two-hit performances. Adames now has hits in six straight games, including multi-hit outings in four of his last five appearances.

  • Woman pleads guilty to drug...

    The Santa Fe District attorney’s office and Kayla Gomez’s attorney, Tyr Loranger, have agreed on a sentence for her part in trying to deal heroin in Los Alamos this past February.
    Gomez, however, won’t be sentenced until later, as she’s agreed to go into a drug rehabilitation program before she’s sentenced.
    As part of her sentence, she has agreed to plead guilty to one count of possession of a controlled substance (a fourth degree felony) and the state will dismiss the other charges against her, which include trafficking in controlled substances (possess with intent to distribute, narcotic or methamphetamine, first offense), four counts of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of use or possession of drug paraphernalia.
    After she completes her rehab and is released, she will be placed on 18 months of supervised probation coupled with drug court or another type of treatment as recommended by the adult probation and parole division of the New Mexico Corrections Department.
    Gomez will also be giving up her right to a jury trial.
    Judge Jennifer Attrep told Gomez that she was “happy to hear” that Gomez was seeking treatment for her drug issues. The program is expected to last 30 days.
    Gomez is expected to be officially sentenced Sept. 30 in Los Alamos.

  • Sports Briefs 8-5-15

    Cross country tryouts
    The Los Alamos High School corss country team’s official tryout week will begin on Monday.
    Interested runners are encouraged to visit the team’s website, laschools.net/Domain/763, for a detailed schedule, “must haves” and much more.

    Afterschool gymnastics
    The Los Alamos School of Gymnastics is mixing up its afterschool program this year.
    Now participants can choose to do an hour-and-a-half instructional class which will include bars, beam, vault, tumbling and dance for girls and bars, rings, vault, tumbling and pommel horse for boys.
    Or participants can choose to spend the hour-and-a-half doing alternative gymnastics activities — trampoline, zip line, pit, tumble track and climbing.
    Kids attending LASG more than once a week can mix it up and do one session of each.
    Wednesday’s afterschool session will do both every week.
    The afterschool program includes supervision from Mountain, Barranca, and Aspen elementary schools to LASG on the Atomic City Transit.
    After a short time for changing clothes and a quick snack from their backpacks, everybody will participate in gymnastics.
    Call 662-9523 for rates and availability, or visit lagymnastics.net for more information.

  • Rain extends tennis tourney

    The Los Alamos Tennis Club’s tournament attracted 43 players who have been battling it out on the courts.
    The tournament was originally scheduled to conclude after Sunday’s action. With rain delays, however, only one of the seven finals has been completed.
    The rest of the finals matches will take place this week.

  • Golfers chip in for charity

    The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual golf tournament Friday to benefit the United Way of Northern New Mexico. Between sponsorships and golfer fees, the tournament raised $6,000 for the cause.

    Out of 14 foursomes who competed, Plateau Properties had the best round. Mike Lippiatt, Mike McNiel, Bruce Norman and Marti Hill combined to shoot a 57 and win the scramble.

    Mark Sandoval’s team (Sandoval, Eddie Sanchez, Warren Finch and Steve Fellows) won a tie-breaker to take second with a 58 while Edgewater Technical Associates (Scott Rizor, Jeff Theesfeld, Joe Kanzleiter and Mark Rosenberger) took third.

    The chamber was thankful to major sponsors: Los Alamos National Bank, the Los Alamos Monitor, the Rio Grande Sun, Christus Health Plan and KRSN; it's hole sponsors: Great Ideas, Edgewater Technical Associates, Strategic Management Solutions, New York Life, The Finishing Touch, LA Daily Post, Kelly Myers – Re/Max, Chris Ortega – Re/Max, Ricoh USA and Griffin & Associates; prize donors: Buffalo Thunder, Don Taylor, Metzgers Do-it-Best Hardware, CB FOX, UnQuarked, and Classic Air Medical; and Bathtub Row Brewing, which provided space for our lunch and awards and gave each golfer a free beverage.

  • Pajarito, skiers to benefit from...

    An unusually wet summer should help skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes at Pajarito Mountain earlier than they have in years.
    Pajarito’s ownership has targeted Thanksgiving as its opening weekend this season. “It will depend a lot on Mother Nature and cold weather,” Pajarito General Manager Tom Long said. “In the past we’ve had the cold weather, just not a lot of water.”
    Water for snowmaking, however, won’t be a problem this year. As of Wednesday, the snowmaking pond had 6 million gallons of water in it, 12 times more water than it had last year.
    “All of this water has been very good to us,” Long said. “That’s the most we’ve had in a number of years. We’re really excited for snowmaking.”
    If the wet weather continues through monsoon season, the pond may reach its capacity.
    “We’re optimistically anticipating a full pond,” Long said.
    Besides the natural runoff and rainwater the pond has collected, an enhanced water collection system has also helped fill the pond. The mountain got a new 1.5 horsepower pump that has helped Pajarito take full advantage of its collection gallery around the mountain.

  • Isotopes fall to Bees; add...

    The Albuquerque Isotopes (48-58) racked up 10 hits and six runs, but it wasn’t enough to beat the Salt Lake Bees (42-64) Thursday night at Isotopes Park as the Isotopes fell 9-6. Albuquerque will attempt to secure the four-game series victory tonight at 7:05 p.m.

    Salt Lake came out firing, scoring seven of their nine runs in the first four innings.

    Albuquerque could only scratch across three runs during the same frames.

    After the Bees added two more in the sixth, the Isotopes plated a pair in the home half of the inning and tacked on another in the eighth. Wilin Rosario ignited the Topes’ offense with a solo home run in the second. Roger Bernadina and Tommy Murphy also belted a pair of homers.

  • Olympic teams to swim, boat in...

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Athletes in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found.
    An AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues — results that alarmed international experts and dismayed competitors training in Rio, some of whom have already fallen ill with fevers, vomiting and diarrhea.
    It is the first independent comprehensive testing for both viruses and bacteria at the Olympic sites.
    Brazilian officials have assured that the water will be safe for the Olympic athletes and the medical director of the International Olympic Committee said all was on track for providing safe competing venues. But neither the government nor the IOC tests for viruses, relying on bacteria testing only.
    Extreme water pollution is common in Brazil, where the majority of sewage is not treated. Raw waste runs through open-air ditches to streams and rivers that feed the Olympic water sites.

  • Fall sport teams ready to begin

    Are you ready for some football?
    How about some soccer, volleyball or cross-country?
    Over the next couple of weeks, Los Alamos High School’s fall sports will all begin practicing.
    On Monday, Los Alamos’ football team will hit the field to get ready for its upcoming season.
    Football is allowed to start a week earlier than other fall sports.

    Los Alamos’ soccer, volleyball and cross country teams can all begin official practices on Aug. 10.

    The cross country team's official tryout week will begin Aug. 10. Visit the team's website for a detailed schedule, must haves and more.