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Today's Sports

  • Health and fitness: Train the...

    Back injuries are one of the most common health problems, troubling millions of Americans each day.

    Weight lifting to strengthen and protect the back should contain four components: scapular retraction exercises, scapular depression exercises, shoulder rotation exercises, and lower back exercises.

    Scapular retraction exercises focus on the rhomboid and trapezius muscles between the shoulder blades. Strengthening these muscles helps pull the shoulder blades back.

  • Sports update

    LAHS cross country will meet Monday at high school

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper cross country program will meet Monday at the Auxiliary Gym at 3 p.m.

    At that meeting, coaches will collect paperwork and ensure physical examinations have been completed.

    Workouts will start at 7 a.m. the following morning.

    Attendance is required. Those without necessary paperwork will not be allowed to participate.

    For more information, call Rob or Kathy Hipwood at 662-9164.

    LAMS football, cross country get started Monday

  • Swimming: Local results from...

    Local swimmer Eric Dai was the overall high-point athlete in the boys 15-16 age group at this weekend’s New Mexico Long Course Championship meet.

    Dai, who swims for the Mountain Club, won three events at the championship meet and finished second in his other four events.

    Swimmers at the state championship meet, which was held at West Mesa Aquatic Center in Albuquerque, were limited to seven individual events.

    Dai won the 100-meter breaststroke, 200-meter breaststroke and 400-meter freestyle to take the individual high-point honors, grabbing 128 total points.\

  • Golf: Johnson, Sanchez will...

    A pair of reigning champions will look to defend their titles this weekend at Los Alamos Golf Course.

    Tim Johnson and Eddie Sanchez will be among the 47 men entered in the 2008 Los Alamos City Championship Tournament, which starts Saturday with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. The tournament is scheduled to continue through Sunday at LAGC.

    In 2007, Johnson took the men’s city title, topping Jason Norman by two strokes and Curt Norman by six strokes.

  • Baseball: Roadrunner tops...

    An improbable run through the bottom half of the state tournament bracket took Albuquerque Roadrunner all the way to the championship.

    Roadrunner, which lost its first game of the tournament on the final play Saturday, bounced back to win four straight games to get to the state playoff series. Then, Thursday night, Roadrunner swept a doubleheader from the Carlsbad All-Stars to claim the state Juniors Little League title.

  • Little League: 11-12s advance at...

    The White Rock Little League All-Stars are still alive and kicking at the Majors All-Star state tournament in Los Lunas.

    White Rock dropped its second round game to Enchantment Sunday, but bounced back to top Clovis American Monday night in an elimination game to move on.

    White Rock will face the winner of tonight’s elimination game between Eastdale and Mile High. That game will be played at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Baseball: LA bounced from...

    When the Albuquerque Roadrunner All-Stars got hot, they got hot.

    Roadrunner sent 21 batters to the plate in the first two innings of Monday night’s game and sent Los Alamos’ All-Stars home for the summer.

    Roadrunner scored all 13 of its runs in the first two innings Monday at Senior Field to top Los Alamos in a state Juniors Little League elimination game, 13-2 in five innings.

    After a big come-from-behind win in Friday’s opening round game, Los Alamos lost two straight and was eliminated from contention.

  • Cycling: McCalla, Caruso take...

    Mike McCalla of Santa Fe edged out Santa Fe’s Cameron Brenneman in the top men’s division of the Tour de Los Alamos Sunday.

    The 36th annual bike race, which takes competitors on a loop from Back Gate to White Rock and back up to Los Alamos on East Jemez Road, attracted 148 men and women this year.

    Men in the top category did three laps on the course. Category 3/4 women, junior women and citizen riders completed one lap and all other categories rode two laps.

  • Little League: White Rock squads...

    The White Rock Little League Junior softball All-Stars opened the state tournament with a win Friday night to advance in the winner’s bracket.

    In Friday’s opener, Monika Teter struck out eight batters in three innings and the White Rock offense did the rest, ringing up a 14-2 win over Albuquerque South Valley.

    In the second round Saturday afternoon, White Rock was scheduled to face off against Gallup. The result of that contest wasn’t known as of press time.

  • Baseball: LA tops Raton in extra...

    For being a relatively low-scoring game, there was a lot happening around home plate Friday night.

    Los Alamos Juniors All-Star catcher Alan Keeler had three putouts in Friday’s state tournament opener against Raton, including a tag out in extra innings to preserve a tie.

    In the top of the ninth, Los Alamos scored two runs to outlast Raton 5-3 in the first round at state. Los Alamos moves on in the top half of the bracket to play Carlsbad at 10 a.m. today.

    The tournament continues through Thursday at Bomber Field and Senior Field on North Mesa.