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  • Sports Briefs 7-28-15

    Alex Kirk camp
    The Alex Kirk Basketball Camp is scheduled for Aug. 5-6 at Los Alamos High School.
    The camp is open to boys and girls ages 8-18.
    The first session is for kids 8-12 years old and will run from 1-3 p.m.
    The second session will be for older kids, 13-18 years old, and will run from 3-5 p.m.
    All campers will recieve a T-shirt, basketball and water bottle.
    The price is $75 per camper.
    For more information, call 207-5325 or 699-9025.

    PyroClassic
    The Pajarito Mountain Bike Patrol is hosting the Valles Caldera PyroClassic cross-country mountain bike race on Aug. 2.
    Competitors can do a 9-mile loop, an 18-mile loop or a 30-mile loop.
    The race is part of the New Mexico Off Road Series. Bikers will need a USAC license to participate.
    There are cash prizes for pro, singlespeed and overall Cat 1 winners, and medals/product prizes for all other categories, as well as free T-shirts for first 100 registrants.
    Register online at https://www.usacycling.org/events.
    For more information, contact Frank Reeves at rockynm@msn.com or Bart Daly bdaly77@msn.com.

  • Los Alamos goes 1-2 at regionals

    After beating Colorado in its first game, the competition only got tougher for Los Alamos at the southwest junior regional softball tournament.
    Lauren Harris hit two home runs and drove in six runs to help Los Alamos beat Colorado 19-7 Friday. After the big win, Los Alamos was limited to two runs in its next two games and finished 1-2 at the regional championship.
    Los Alamos lost to Texas East, 17-0, on Saturday.
    Los Alamos was then eliminated from the tournament with a 12-2 loss to Louisiana on Sunday.
    New Mexico’s state champs, La Plaza Little League of Las Vegas, also went 1-2 at the regional tournament in Santa Fe. Louisiana knocked them out of the tournament, as well.
    New Mexico lost its first game, 6-3, against Texas West.
    New Mexico came back and beat Arkansas 13-7 in an elimination game.
    Louisiana, however, ended New Mexico’s run. Louisiana beat New Mexico 13-8 Monday.
    Texas East then beat Louisiana 19-6 to reach the championship game against its in-state rival, Texas West.
    Texas West reached the championship by winning all three of its games, which included a 13-3 win over Texas East.
    Texas East entered the championship with a 3-1 regional record.
    The winner will advance to the Little League World Series.
     

  • Kirk, Armored Athlete, fall in...

    Kirk and his team, the Armored Athlete, won’t be getting a million-dollar payday.
    After winning its first three games of The Basketball Tournament, Armored Athlete was one of the final eight teams in the running to win the tournament’s title and the cash.
    Ants Alumni, a team made up from players that captured the 2013-2014 NBA D-League Championship, however, ended the Armored Athlete’s run Saturday night, 76-72.
    The Ants Alumni took a two-point lead into halftime, 36-34.
    Despite Armored Athlete sinking nine-of-16 three-point attempts after the break, Ants Alumni won the second half by two points, as well.
    Kirk played 12 minutes in the loss. He grabbed four rebounds and scored eight points.
    Ants Alumni also beat the tournament’s inaugural champs, the Notre Dame Fighting Alumni. It will play Arizona’s Team 23 in the semifinals Saturday in New York City.
    That game, and Sunday’s 1 p.m. million-dollar championship, will be televised on ESPN.
     

  • Los Alamos eliminated from...

    After beating Colorado in its first game, the competition only got tougher for Los Alamos at the southwest junior regional softball tournament.

    Los Alamos lost to Texas East, 17-0, on Saturday.

    Los Alamos was then eliminated from the tournament with a 12-2 loss to Louisiana on Sunday.

    As of Monday morning, four teams were still in contention to win the region and qualify for the Little League World Series. New Mexico and Louisiana were both 1-1 and were scheduled to play each other. The winner of that game will take on Texas East (2-1) in the semis.

    Texas West (3-0) has already secured its spot in the championship.

  • Open Forum will close on Monday

    Los Alamos County’s Open Forum question on the rules concerning dogs in parks will close at noon Monday.
    Those wishing to comment the issue can go to the county’s webpage and submit their opinions.
    The matter was taken up at a special meeting of the county’s Parks and Recreation board earlier this month. Rules were brought to the attention of the board by concerned residents who use parks, including Community Soccer Field, who questioned the safety and cleanliness of those areas.

  • Sacramento rallies to beat...

    A five-run eighth inning propelled the Sacramento River Cats (44-56) to a 7-2 victory against the Albuquerque Isotopes (45-55) Friday night at Isotopes Park.

    The first seven innings of Friday night’s game proved to be a pitcher’s duel, but the eighth was the deciding frame for Sacramento. Entering the eighth tied at two, Albuquerque committed a pair of errors in the inning that led to five River Cat runs, only one of which was earned.

    The Isotopes only offense came via a solo home run by Roger Bernadina in the second inning, and a Trevor Story RBI single in the fifth.

  • Competing at the national level

    Los Alamos' Susan Krohn and Inez Ross recently competed in the National Senior Olympic Games in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    Krohn competed in three swimming events: the 50-meter freestyle, 50 backstroke and 100 backstroke.

    Ross, meanwhile, competed in the 5K road raoce and won a silver medal in 51 minutes and 51 seconds.

    The national meet is held once every two years.

  • Kirk playing for $1 million

    After playing for the New York Knicks and the Memphis Grizzlies in two NBA summer leagues, Alex Kirk found a new team to play a few games with.
    Kirk, and his new team, the Armored Athlete, has been competing in The Basketball Tournament — a winner-take-all, single elimination, $1-million tournament.
    The tournament began with 96 teams.
    The Armored Athlete was one of four teams to advance out of Chicago’s Midwest regional to the Super-17.
    As of Saturday, the Armored Athlete was among the final eight teams in the running for the million-dollar payday.
    The Armored Athlete beat the Illinois Hoopville Warriors, 96-91, to reach the final eight. Kirk had eight rebounds and seven points in that game.
    Kirk’s teammates include James Thomas, Jordan Hulls, Christian Watford, Mark Lyons, David Dudzinski, Lloyd Johnson, Malcolm Miller, AJ Majar, Jared Callanan and Will Sheehey.
    After a first-round bye, the Armored Athlete beat the Chicago Elite, 98-86.
    The Armored Athlete then took down Reach 1 Teach 1, 91-73.
    Armored Athlete was scheduled to play the Ants Alumni Saturday night.
    The Ants beat the tournament’s inaugural champion, Notre Dame’s Fighting Alumni, 89-84, in the round of eight.

  • Los Alamos beats Colorado at...

    Los Alamos County’s junior All-Star softball team took down the Colorado state champs, 19-7, in the opening round of the Southwest Regional championships Saturday in Santa Fe.
    “Everyone was playing solid,” Los Alamos manager Robbie Harris said. “We had really good defense and excellent bats.”
    With a 17-9 lead in the fifth inning, Los Alamos’ Lauren Harris smashed a two-run home run to end the contest with the 10-run mercy rule.
    Harris also hit a home run in the second inning and finished the game with six RBI.
    Los Alamos started strong and scored 16 runs in the first three innings to pull away.
    Jayde Tucker gave Los Alamos the early momentum. In the bottom of the first, Tucker hit a single, stole third base and then stole home to put Los Alamos up 1-0.
    In the second inning, Los Alamos extended its lead to 10-1. Tucker hit a two-RBI single, Harris hit a three-run homer and Reyna Lucero smacked a two-RBI double.
    Colorado then had a big inning, but Los Alamos matched Colorado’s big inning with a six-run third, scoring on walks by Jordan Jaramillo and Lucero.
    Lucero also started the game on the mound for Los Alamos and pitched the first couple of innings.

  • Isotopes score come-from-behind...

    Young prospects Tom Murphy and Trevor Story led the Albuquerque Isotopes (45-54) to a 7-4 come-from-behind win against the Reno Aces (46-53) Thursday night at Aces Ballpark in Reno, Nevada. Murphy’s eighth-inning RBI single gave the Isotopes a 5-4 lead, and Story’s two-run home run in the ninth was the icing on top.

    Reno jumped on the board first with a run in the second, but Albuquerque responded with a pair of runs in the third courtesy of a two-RBI triple from Rafael Ynoa.

    The Aces quickly regained the lead with a three-spot in the fourth to take a 4-2 advantage.

    The Isotopes didn’t start their rally until the eighth inning when Ynoa drew a leadoff walk. After a Story single, Cristhian Adames and Kyle Parker notched back-to-back RBI base knocks to tie the game. Murphy then delivered the go-ahead RBI single to drive in Adames. After another leadoff walk in the ninth, Story blasted a two-run homer over the left-center field wall.

    Colorado Rockies top catching prospect, Murphy, joined the Isotopes ahead of Thursday night’s game and earned his first start. He notched his first Triple-A hit with two-out double in the fourth inning, but his big knock came in the eighth.