Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Baseball: Home run derby to open...

    The state Juniors All-Star Little League tournament is adopting at least one aspect of Major League Baseball’s All-Star fiesta this year.

    To kick off the state tournament, which will be played at Bomber Field and Senior Field on North Mesa starting Friday, two players from each of the nine squads will be selected to take part in a home run derby.

    That derby will precede the first two games of the tournament, one of which will pit the Los Alamos Junior All-Stars against Raton.

  • Swimming: Nick Nogar Results

    Here are the results from the Nick Nogar Invitational, held at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center, June XX-XX. Results are listed as follows:

    -Name, club, age group

    -Event, place, time

  • Anaya will head Hilltopper...

    This weekend, softball will be foremost on the mind of Rogelio “Roger” Anaya.

    It will certainly be so for the rest of the year, as well.

    Anaya, who is currently managing the White Rock Little League 9-10 All-Stars, was named the new head of the Los Alamos High School softball program June 20. He was picked out of a pool of four candidates for the job.

  • White Rock, Espaola tie series 1...

    White Rock Junior All-Stars 12, Espaola Valley Junior All-Stars, 9(Game 1)

    Good hitting and star pitcher Monika Teter iced the win for the White Rock Junior All-Stars Saturday, despite a commendable fifth inning comeback by Espaola Valley.

    White Rock came out swinging, almost cycling through its entire batting line-up in just the first inning.

    The streak began with a textbook bunt by Aimee Gutierrez, and opened the doors for a 2 run double by Rachel Anaya and a run-scoring single to give White Rock an early 3-0 lead.