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Today's Sports

  • Fishing Report 08-15-14

    Northeast

    Charette Lakes: Trout fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait, worms, Pistol Petes and spinners. We had no reports on perch.

    Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was 6.6cfs. Trout was fair to good using tricos, hoppers, stimulators, ants, salmon eggs and worms. Fishing at the Gravel Pit Lakes was slow to fair using hoppers, Pistol Petes and salmon eggs.

    Clayton Lake: Fishing was slow to fair using Power Bait in the evening hours for trout. We had no reports on other species. Fishing pressure was light. 

    Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair trolling crank baits for white bass and an occasional walleye. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was slow but there were a few caught by anglers using jerk baits, tubes and top water lures. We had no reports on other species.

    Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.

    Eagle Rock Lake: Trout fishing was very good using worms, Power Bait and spinners.

    Eagle Nest Lake: Hot spot for perch: Fishing was excellent using worms from shore and from anchored boats for perch. Fishing was fair to good in the early morning hours using Platte River specials and Power Bait on light tackle for rainbow trout and an occasional kokanee. Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers, spoons and Rapalas for northern pike.


  • Manfred to take over for Selig

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Rob Manfred was elected baseball’s 10th commissioner Thursday, winning a three-man race to succeed Bud Selig and given a mandate by the tradition-bound sport to recapture young fans and speed play in an era that has seen competition increase and attention spans shrink.
    The 55-year-old Manfred, who has worked for Major League Baseball in roles with ever-increasing authority since 1998, will take over from the 80-year-old Selig on Jan. 25. It’s a generational change much like the NBA undertook when Adam Silver replaced David Stern as commissioner in February. And like Silver, Manfred was his boss’s pick.
    Manfred beat out Boston Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner in the first contested vote for a new commissioner in 46 years. The third candidate, MLB Executive Vice President of Business Tim Brosnan, withdrew just before the start of balloting.
    “I am tremendously honored by the confidence that the owners showed in me today,” Manfred said. “I have very big shoes to fill.”

  • Jaegers, Aquatomics have big...

    Alex Jaegers helped lead the Los Alamos Aquatomics to a big showing at the 11 and over State Championship meet.
    The meet was held July 24-27 in Las Cruces.
    This was one of the best team showings of the season for the Aquatomics, who, almost to a competitor, posted season-best times.
    Jaegers, a 15-year-old competitor, for his part, won the state championships 800 meter freestyle. He was also second in the 50- and 100-meter freestyles. He also placed third in the 200-meter backstroke, fifth in the 100-meter backstroke and sixth in the 200 freestyle.
    Overall, Jaegers finished third in the high-point competition in his age group.
    Another noteworthy swimmer was 11-year-old Beth Short. Short was second in the 100 breaststroke, third in the 50 breaststroke and fifth in the 200 breaststroke.
    Scoring points for the team in the championship finals were Max Corliss, Michael Englert-Erickson, Alana Goodwin, Jacob Hollis, Ian Jaegers, Jesse Liechty and Niamh Short.
    Aquatomics’ members Onnolee Englert-Erickson, Gabriel Katko, Cory Liechty, Kalen Melton, Olivia Teply and Sonyia Williams swam on relays, as well as their individual qualifying events.
    Aquatomics coach John Murphy was impressed on this team’s performance.

  • Senior men's golf results

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association from Sandia Golf Course and Paa-Ko Ridge July 29-30.

    Sandia Golf Course, July 29

    Championship flight

    First low gross: Rob Schneider, Santa Fe, 72.
    Second low gross: Brian Richards, Farmington, 73.
    First low net: Ron Trujillo, Las Vegas, 68.
    Second low net: Mike Barela, Santa Fe, 68.

    First flight

    First low gross: David Broyles, Alamosa, Colo., 78.
    Second low gross: David Wintermule, Albuquerque, 79.
    First low net: Phil Gursky, Los Alamos, 64.
    Second low net: Roger Betts, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 65.

    Second flight

    First low gross: Paul Turner, Sandia Park, 81.
    Second low gross: Dennis Melia, Santa Fe, 84.
    First low net: Phil Allen, Gallup, 64.
    Second low net: Bill Weast, Albuquerque, 67.

    Third flight

    First low gross: Ranza Boggess, Pagosa Springs. Colo., 84.
    Second low gross: Bill Allen, Santa Fe, 84.
    First low net: Gary Hall, Santa Fe, 59.
    Second low net: Jim Steedle, Los Alamos, 60.
    Third low net: Dom Pompeo, Los Alamos, 63.

    Fourth flight

  • Late run costs the Isotopes

    Jamie Romack hit a pair of home runs for the Albuquerque Isotopes Wednesday, but that wouldn’t be enough to propel them to a win.
    The Isotopes (56-69) dropped their second straight contest of their current home series and fifth of their last six as they fell to the Memphis Redbirds, 6-5.
    As they did on Tuesday, the Redbirds (67-58) scored the game-winning run in the top of the ninth inning. Robert Carson (2-4) was tagged with the loss in relief.
    Along with Romack’s two homers, which give him 23 on the year, Joc Pederson hit a solo shot in the fifth. Pederson has gone yard 28 times this season.

  • Lobos reinstate players charged...

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Two New Mexico football players won’t be prosecuted in an alleged sexual assault case, and they’re being reinstated to the team.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports that Athletic Director Paul Krebs confirmed Tuesday that running back Crusoe Gongbay from Rockville, Maryland, and cornerback SaQwan Edwards from Houston had been reinstated.
    The Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office chose to drop the criminal case against the two players.
    The District Attorney’s Office had dismissed the charges in June, but at that time held open the possibility that they could be refiled.
    However, District Attorney Kari Brandenburg said Wednesday her office determined there was insufficient evidence to prove guilt.

  • Splash and Dash results

    Here are the results of the Aug. 6 Los Alamos Triatomics’ Splash and Dash event.

    Long course
    (swim time, run time, total time)

    1. Logan Ott, 9:37, 19:07, 28:44; 2. Heath McLaughlin, 5:16, 24:43, 29:59; 3. Mike Engelhardt, 7:24, 22:44, 30:08; 4. Ryan Smeltzer, 7:06, 23:10, 30:16; 5. Scott Bailey, 6:26, 24:41, 31:07; 6. Nate Phillips, 8:20, 22:59, 31:19; 7. Lynn Bjorklund, 6:50, 24:40, 31:30; 8. Ted Romero, 8:50, 22:43, 31:33; 9. Diane Starkenburg, 6:27, 25:30, 31:57; 10. Anna Wermer, 5:40, 26:52, 32:32;

    11. Lydia Wermer, 6:01, 26:51, 32:52; 12. Sanna Sevanto, 8:12, 25:01, 33:13; 13. Minh Nghyen/Roxana Candia, 9:00, 24:20, 33:20; 14. Nick Parra-Vasquez, 8:30, 25:07, 33:37; 15. Genjamin Davis, 7:07, 26:54, 34:23; 16. Kendra Van Buren, 7:59, 26:38, 34:37; 17. Mersku Alkio, 7:59, 26:38, 34:37; 18. Frank Cherne, 6:56, 27:56, 34:52; 19. Mark Bjorklund, 9:19, 26:32, 35:51; 20. Quinn Ablalterer, 9:02, 26:54, 35:56;

    21. Bill Wolfe, 7:51, 28:16, 36:07; 22. Rao Garminella, 10:58, 25:14, 36:12; 23. Jim Ahrens, 8:06, 28:44, 36:50; 24. Bill Dunn, 8:52, 28:41, 37:33; 25. Annie Smith, 7:23, 30:36, 37:59; 26. Dan Rushton, 8:34, 29:29, 38:03; 27. Bill Rice/Mariela Saenz, 7:50, 30:59, 38:49; 28. Walter Barkely, 8:47, 30:13, 39:00; 29. Tony Zukaitis, 9:18, 29:52, 39:10; 30. John Chicoine, 8:32, 30:58, 39:30;

  • LA Triathlon returns on Saturday

    Athletes are once again preparing for one of the major sporting events of the summer in Los Alamos County.
    The Los Alamos Triathlon returns for another year Saturday. Individuals and teams will try to conquer the 20 kilometer bike leg, the 400-yard swim and the 5 kilometer run.
    The bike leg heads down Pajarito Road, while the swimming and running legs take place at and around the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    In 2013, both the men’s and women’s champions were repeat winners. Chip Cooper held off a tough challenge from Clay Moseley to win his second straight men’s title, while Liz Miller topped elite-level athlete Mary Uhl to win her second straight women’s title.
    Miller, who suffered a slew of problems last year, including a malfunctioning gearshift on her bike and stomach cramps late in the running leg, still finished in 1 hour, 11 minutes, 30 second, which was 48 seconds ahead of Uhl and 2-1/2 minutes ahead of Tamsen Schurman in third place.
    Cooper, meanwhile, came in at 1:01:11, a minute and 21 seconds ahead of Moseley. Moseley, a former internationally-competitive biker, actually passed Cooper on the bike course despite Cooper starting 30 seconds ahead of him, but Cooper made up that time in the pool.

  • Arnold, Griffith among 1st Hall...

    A former National Football League player, several former coaches and the man whose name adorns the gymnasium at the Los Alamos High School campus are among the first inductees into the Los Alamos sports Hall of Fame.
    New LAHS athletic director Ann Stewart announced the inaugural class of the Hall of Fame Tuesday. In all, 13 nominees were selected for the honor.
    LAHS started soliciting for nominees earlier this year. The nomination period closed in June.
    The inductees include Walt Arnold, Lynn Bjorklund, Burt Buehrer, Carol Cady, Louie Cernicek, Bob Cox, Steven Craven, Turk Griffith, Bill Hudson, William D. McWilliams, Gene Mortensen, Morrie Pongratz and Anthony Sandoval.
    Those honorees are among the most celebrated former athletes, coaches and supporters of Hilltopper sports for the past 50-plus years.
    Pongratz, the longtime public address announcer, whose voice can be heard over the loudspeakers at many Hilltopper sporting contests annually, said he nominated a few of those who ended up making it into the first class of honorees, but didn’t think he would be among them.
    “I’m just a talker,” Pongratz said. “Most of these other guys are real athletes.”

  • Sports Briefs 08-13-14

    Triathlon registration is closing

    Registration for the 2014 Los Alamos Triathlon closes Thursday.
    The Los Alamos Triathlon is scheduled for Saturday. The triathlon consists of a 20 kilometer bike leg, a 400-meter swim and a 5 kilometer run.
    Registrations can be done on active.com through 5 p.m. There is no day-of registration for the triathlon.
    For more information, call the Los Alamos County Recreation department at 662-8173.

    Lobo women fall to Netherlands

    The University of New Mexico women’s basketball team suffered its first loss on its tour of Italy Tuesday.
    The Lobos lost to the Netherlands national team 53-44 in Rome, Italy. The Lobos have been on tour in the country since last week.
    Today, UNM will play its second game against the Netherlands to conclude the tour. UNM defeated Vicenza, Italy and the Adriatic Sea Sirens of Pesaro, Italy, in its other two tour games.
    Against the Netherlands, UNM fell behind 21-8 early in the contest but battled back to take the lead in the third quarter.
    The Netherlands, however, went on an extended 14-0 run, one which lasted eight minutes of the fourth quarter, to put the game away. Games on the tour consist of four 10-minute periods.
    UNM’s Khadijah Shumpert paced her team with 13 points.