Today's Sports

  • Predictions were off the mark at...

    It was tough going on the trail and in the prediction department at this week’s pace race.

    The pace race, a weekly event sponsored by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was held Tuesday starting from behind the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. In all, 38 runners and walkers took part.

    In Tuesday’s race, the 1-milers had an option of running on pavement or on the Bench Trail but confusion about a turnaround on the pavement trail made predictions tougher.

  • All-Star tournaments continue in...

    Los Alamos Little League’s Majors All-Stars advanced to the semifinal round of their District 1 tournament with a big win over Santa Fe National Tuesday.

    William Steinkamp threw three innings of 1-hit ball, while Los Alamos jumped out to a big early lead and never looked back, winning 13-2 in just 3-1/2 innings of play.

    Los Alamos now advances to play Española Valley in Thursday’s semifinal at Byers Field. The winner of that game will be in the driver’s seat to take the District 1 title and advance to state.

  • Silva snaps Sanchez’s...

    About a month before playing in his first Atomic City Invitational, Nick Silva spotted a man who looked vaguely like someone he knew in high school.

    Then, when he saw the left-handed swing, he was sure.

    Silva and longtime Los Alamos golfer Eddie Sanchez, the lefty, reacquainted after more than 40 years in Ruidoso. Sanchez told Silva about the ACI tournament and Silva decided to take part.

    Good choice for Silva. Not as good for Sanchez.

  • ACI Update: Sanchez, Jones to...

    NOTE: Due to early deadlines owing to the July 4 holiday, coverage of the Atomic City Invitational will be delayed in the print edition. Continue to check our website for tournament updates.

    Lee Sanchez is in position to defend his Atomic City Invitational title with a big win.

    In Sunday's final of the Atomic City Invitational match-play tournament, reigning champion Sanchez will go up against another former ACI winner, Cale Jones. Tee-off in the 27-hole final event is slated for 7:30 a.m.

  • Running: Klimczuk is top...

    Tomasz Klimczuk had the top prediction at Tuesday night’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.

    Tuesday’s pace race was the annual Lollipop Run. Each competitor at the Lollipop Run, is awarded with a hard candy after finishing.

    The race took place in Bayo Canyon on a figure 8 course.

    Klimczuk, running on the 3-mile course, finished with a prediction error of just 2 seconds, beating out Aaron Goldman who had a good prediction error of just 14 seconds.

  • Road race, kickball set for...

    The annual Firecracker 5K Fun Run is set to go off again Saturday, while kickballs will be in the air in White Rock.

    The Firecracker 5K, which is sponsored by the Family YMCA of Los Alamos, will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, while the Los Alamos County-sponsored Red, White and Blue Kickball tournament is slated for a 9 a.m. start at Overlook Park.

    Day-of race registration for the Firecracker 5K is scheduled for 7-7:45 a.m. in the YMCA’s parking lot (1450 Iris St.).

  • Sports update

    The Majors All-Star Little League tournaments start Sunday in White Rock, while the Juniors tournament, which was scheduled to start Sunday, has been pushed back to Monday.

    Sunday's Majors tournament games start at 11:30 a.m. at Byers Field and Monday's Juniors tournament games start at 5:30 p.m. at Virchow Field.

    White Rock Little League will face Española Valley Little League at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the Majors tournament opener, while Los Alamos Little League takes on Santa Fe American Little League at 6 p.m.

  • ACI Update: Silva, Waters have...

    NOTE: Due to early deadlines owing to the July 4 holiday, coverage of the Atomic City Invitational will be delayed in the print edition of the Los Alamos Monitor. Check our website for tournament updates.

    Nick "James" Silva knocked off top-seeded Eddie Sanchez to take control of the senior men's Atomic City Invitational championship Friday.

    Silva was dominant in his victory Friday over twice-defending champion Sanchez, taking their match-play contest 6 and 5. Silva (2-0) needs just to beat Fred Robinson Saturday to win the ACI title.

  • Golf: Defending champ wins...

    Prior to Wednesday, the last time Lee Sanchez played golf in Los Alamos, he found himself in a playoff with one of the Normans.

    Wednesday, he found himself in a playoff with one of the Normans.

    In Wednesday’s qualifying round of the Atomic City Invitational, Sanchez, the defending tournament champion, shot an even-par 72 after 18 holes, a total which was equaled by Curt Norman.

    The two faced off in a sudden-death playoff, with Sanchez sinking a short putt on the third playoff hole to take the victory.

  • ACI Update: Top seeds all...

    NOTE: Due to early deadlines owing to the July 4 holiday, coverage of the Atomic City Invitational will be delayed in the Los Alamos Monitor's print edition. Check this website for updates on the tournament.

    There were no upsets in the first round of the men's Atomic City Invitational championship flight Thursday.

    All the top-seeded players are moving on to Friday's quarterfinal round, including defending champion Lee Sanchez and 2008 runner-up Jason Norman.

    Norman, the third-seed, won a 3 and 2 victory over 13th-seeded Fred Seeley, a multi-ACI winner.