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Today's Sports

  • Health and fitness: Sciatica can...

    Sciatica is a painful condition in the lower back and the legs caused by an irritation of the sciatic nerve.

    The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body, running from the spinal cord, to the hip area, down the back of each leg and to the feet.

    Sciatica isn’t a physical disorder itself but rather a symptom of some other problem. It comes from a compression of the sciatic nerve and causes pain in the lower back and pain or tingling in the legs down to the feet.

  • Sports talk: Tennis teams...

    Once again the Los Alamos High School athletes have made themselves and Los Alamos proud.

    Congratulations to all who went to state and to those who helped the teams get there! The track teams (and individuals) were superb. I follow tennis mainly, however. The second-place finishes by both the girls and boys teams is a tribute to their hard work and to their coaches (Bruce Cottrell and Giri Raichur) who continue to do a great job of guiding and encouraging. Note to those other schools: watch out for LA’s eighth graders! Grrreat!

  • Baseball: Manny draws big crowd...

    ALBUQUERQUE – The Manny Ramirez circus rolled into town Tuesday night, but despite its attracting boys and girls of all ages, it turned out to be mostly a side show.

    Ramirez, an All-Star left fielder doing a pre-return stint in Triple-A before returning to the Major Leagues, made his Albuquerque Isotopes’ debut Tuesday night in front of a record crowd of 15,321 at Isotopes Park.

  • Baseball: LALL announces 2009...

    Los Alamos Little League released its baseball 9-10 and 11-12 All-Star rosters for the 2009 season.

    The 9-10 All-Star tournament is tentatively scheduled to start this week, while the 11-12 tournament the week of July 10.

    The White Rock Little League All-Stars roster is set to be released this week.

    LALL 9-10 All-Stars

  • Baseball: Tigers outlast Cubs in...

    With rains falling on and off Saturday, the White Rock Tigers wanted to score as many runs as possible early.

    And with some heads-up baserunning and timely hitting in the first and third innings, the Tigers were able to do just that.

    The White Rock Tigers, the top-seeded team in the Los Alamos County Majors Little League Tournament, scored three runs in the top of the first and two more in the top of the third to knock off the Los Alamos Cubs 8-3 at Byers Field.

  • A sappy message on Father&...

    Permit me one hokey moment, would you?

    While checking out the big, juicy steaks I’ve got in the refrigerator Saturday afternoon, no less than one of which will be sitting in my lower intestine sometime today, I got to thinking about Father’s Day.

    Father’s Day has always been kind of an afterthought as holidays go. Few people I know circle their calendars, call up their local caterers and make sure Dad had a day never to forget.

  • Running: Goldman is top predictor

    Aaron Goldman was the best predictor on a tough course to predict during this week’s pace race.

    This week’s pace race, which is hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was the Gravel Pit Grunt, held near S-Site off West Jemez Road. The Grunt’s 1.3- and 3-mile courses consisted largely of a gravely road with plenty of grass and weeds which obscured the course markings.

    Goldman finished with a 53-second error on his predicted finish time on the long course.

  • Sports update

    Golf club swap will be held at LAGC

    The Los Alamos Junior Golf Boosters will hold its annual Father’s Day Golf Club Swap Sunday.

    The club swap will be held at Los Alamos Golf Course. The swap is scheduled from 8 a.m.-noon.

    All proceeds from the event will go to benefit junior golf in Los Alamos.

    LAHS athletic passes to go on sale next month

    The Los Alamos High School athletic department’s new athletic passes will go on sale July 27.

  • Swimming: Results from Nick...

    Here are the results from the Nick Nogar Invitational, which took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

    Team scores

    1. Pajarito Aquatic Club (PAC), 884; 2. Los Alamos Aquatomics (LAA), 789; 3. Clovis Swim Club, 481; 4. Swim Rio Rancho, 441; 5. SFCC Blue Sharks, 433; 6. Duke City Aquatics, 314; 7. Mountain Club (MC), 213; 8. Taos Swim Club, 205; 9. City Of Santa Fe Seals, 131; 10. El Paso Aqua Posse, 55.

    Girls 13-14 400 IM

    1. Kerry Song, MC, 6:04.35.

    Girls 15 & Over 400 IM

  • Golf: Club swap scheduled for...

    The Los Alamos Junior Golf Boosters will hold its annual Father's Day Golf Club Swap Sunday.

    The swap will be held at the Los Alamos Golf Course from 8 a.m.-noon. All proceeds from the swap will go to benefit junior golf in Los Alamos.