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Today's Sports

  • Newton wins three medals at...

    Things haven’t been easy for people who take part in winter sports for the last several years around Los Alamos County.
    But Laney Newton has managed to get around that and hone her figure skating skills.
    Newton, a local competitive skater, as well as a Los Alamos Monitor newspaper carrier, had a big showing last month at the Broadmoor Open competition. The open was at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo., which also happens to be the home of the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
    The 12-year-old Newton brought home medals in the free skate, jumps program and the spins program at the competition. She competes in the pre-preliminary level of U.S. Figure Skating.
    Newton practices at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink when she can, but, except for the winter and early spring, does most of her workouts at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center in Santa Fe.
    In Santa Fe, she competes with her team, the Desert Ice Figure Skating Club, which is coached by Megan and Mandy Edwards of Rio Rancho.
    Those that are interested in seeing Newton in action can see her in planned show in October at the Chavez Center.
    Newton has been involved in competitive figure skating for four years and has competed in Colorado on several occasions.

  • Sports Briefs 08-10-14

    Cross country program has a preseason meeting today

    The Los Alamos High School cross country program will begin official preseason workouts Monday.
    Interested participants should meet today at 6 p.m. in Auxiliary Gymnasium to collect physical examination information and receive uniforms and locker assignments for the 2014 season. All other paperwork on the Family ID website should also be submitted on or before Sunday’s meeting.
    Anyone in grades 9-12 may tryout out for cross country. Athletes should be physically able to perform all aspects of workouts, including being able to run for 20-30 minutes without a break.
    For more information, email Rob or Kathy Hipwood at rkhipwood@yahoo.com.

    Golf tourney will benefit ’Topper baseball, softball

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball and softball teams will host their Diamonds in the Rough golf tournament Aug. 16.
    The tournament will be at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    Price for participation is $80. The fee includes a cart, T-shirt and dinner, as well as a chance to win prizes for participation.
    For more information, call Jamie Aslin at 699-2320 or Roger Anaya at 670-6717.

    Boys soccer starts Monday

  • Run commemorates Pueblo Revolt

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — More than 130 people signed up to run and walk through parts of Albuquerque’s North Valley Saturday to commemorate the Pueblo Revolt of 1680.
    The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center organized the Resilience Run in part to raise money to purchase a marble statue of Po’pay, the pueblo religious leader who organized the revolt against the Spanish following years of oppression.
    Historians say the revolt is significant because it helped ensure the survival of pueblo cultural traditions.
     as well as their land holdings, language and religion.Cultural center officials say more than half of the funds have been raised for the statue, with $25,000 remaining to achieve the goal of $70,000.

    The statue by renowned Jemez Pueblo sculptor Cliff Fragua currently sits in the center’s south entryway.

  • Get Along Little Doggies

    The Los Alamos County Rodeo returns this weekend to Brewer Arena. Saturday’s rodeo starts at 2 p.m. and Sunday’s action will begin at 1 p.m. Following Saturday’s rodeo, there will be a dinner and dance at the Los Alamos Posse Lodge. Price for admission into this year’s rodeo is $8 per person or $25 for a family of four. No credit cards will be accepted at the box office. 

  • Lobo women's hoops wins in...

    The University of New Mexico Lobo women’s basketball team picked up a big win in its first of four exhibition games on its tour of Italy.
    Antiesha Brown spearheaded a big 15-2 run for the Lobos that sent AS Vicenza reeling during the first half. The Lobos would roll the rest of the way, winning 74-37 in Vicenza.
    UNM will play against the Adriatic Sea Sirens in Pesaro, Italy, Saturday. Next week, it will take on the Netherlands national team for two games, also in Italy.
    Brown had nine points and three steals during the big run that broke open a 9-9 tie. She would finish with 16 points and 6 steals, while teammate Alexa Chavez had 11 points and 8 rebounds.
    The Lobos left for their tour of Italy Monday and have spent a lot of time sightseeing since their arrival.
    “I love the way our kids played. We have to clean up some things but we haven’t practiced in three or four days,” Lobo head coach Yvonne Sanchez said. “I love the way the freshmen played, but I was really impressed with Bryce and Tiesh. They really got the ball rolling. Once Ebony (Walker) is healed, she’ll be part of that captain thing.”

  • Lobo men's soccer among top...

    The University of New Mexico Lobo men’s soccer team was tagged as the No. 5 team in the country heading into the 2014 season.

    The Lobos, who advanced to the Final Four of the College Cup in 2013, picked up the No. 5 ranking from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. It was the highest preseason ranking for the Lobos since their No. 3 ranking in 2006.
    Additionally, the Lobos were picked as the No. 1 team in Conference USA for the upcoming season in the conference’s coaches’ poll. UNM picked up seven of the nine votes to top that poll.
    Last season, UNM went 14-6-2 overall and 7-1-1 in C-USA, its first season in that conference.
    Charlotte, the winner of the 2013 conference tournament, and Alabama-Birmingham picked up the other two first-place votes in the coaches’ poll. Charlotte finished second in the poll and UAB was third.
    On the preseason All-Conference team were a pair of Lobos, fullback Matthew Gibbons and midfielder Ben McKendry.
    UNM opens its season Aug. 29 at home against Akron.
     

  • Elkins is top predictor at Pace...

    Sue Elkins was the top predictor at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    The Pace Race was Tuesday night and started in the Quemazon subdivision. In all, 33 runners and walkers took part.
    The 1-mile course Tuesday went up and down the steep Quemazon Road hill, while the 2.87-mile course also went onto Pipeline Road and the Perimeter Trail.
    Elkins had a prediction error of 12 seconds on the 1-mile course. She beat Bob Weeks, who was 21 seconds off his time and Inez Ross, who was 30 seconds off.
    Ted Romero was the fastest finisher on the long course with his time of 23:31.
    On the short course, Nikol Strother, who had the best prediction the week before, finished in 7:20.
    The next Pace Race will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday. It will start at the play lot on San Ildefonso Road on Barranca Mesa.
    Call 672-1639 or visit the club’s website, atomicrunners.com, for more information. 

  • James could be a license plate

     

    CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker wants to give the state’s motorists the chance to score a license plate honoring LeBron James.

    State Rep. Bill Patmon is planning to introduce legislation to permit the sale of a commemorative “LeBron James Witness 2.0” plate honoring the Akron native’s decision return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    “When LeBron came home, it was a big deal for us,” said the Democrat from Cleveland. “It might not be for the rest of the world, but it’s a big deal for Cleveland.”

    James, a four-time NBA most valuable player, was drafted by the Cavaliers in 2003 but left town for Miami after seven seasons. Last month, he announced he would return to Cleveland.

  • Sports Briefs 08-06-14

     

    Cross country program will begin its preseason Aug. 11

     

    The Los Alamos High School cross country program will begin official preseason workouts Monday.

    Interested participants should meet Sunday at 6 p.m. in Auxiliary Gymnasium to collect physical examination information and receive uniforms and locker assignments for the 2014 season. All other paperwork on the Family ID website should also be submitted on or before Sunday’s meeting.

    Anyone in grades 9-12 may tryout out for cross country. Athletes should be physically able to perform all aspects of workouts, including being able to run for 20-30 minutes without a break.

  • Let's Get It Started

    Monday was the first official day of preseason practice for the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team. Los Alamos handed out equipment for the first few days of practice — a mandatory acclimation period prevents players from putting on pads for most of the first week. The Hilltoppers finished 4-6 last year and lost a tiebreaker for the District 2-4A title to Santa Fe. Santa Fe, which had won two consecutive district titles, moves up to Class 6A this year while Los Alamos will be in Class 5A. The first game is scheduled for Aug. 29.