Today's Sports

  • Athletes train in Splash n Dash

    The third Splash n Dash of the summer took place Wednesday at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    The fourth and final Splash n Dash will take place 10 days before the Los Alamos Triathlon on Aug. 5. Registration will begin at 6:20 p.m. and the first swimmer will push off at 7 p.m. People who particpated in three more events will receive swag.
    There will be a long course (400-meter swim and 5K run), a short course (200-meter swim and 3K run) and youth course (swim and run) available.
    The bricks allow athletes to test themselves with a timed swim followed by a timed run. Even though times are kept, the Splash n Dashes are designed to be training exercises and not necessarily races in themselves.
    Swimming and running with other people, however, usually makes people push themselves harder.
    The events, sponsored by the Triatomics and the county, are free, but limited to 70 people.

    July 22 Splash n Dash

    Long-course results

    Swim Run Final Time

  • Mang named All-American

    Earlier this month, Jared Mang was named to MaxPreps’ 2015 medium-schools All-American baseball team.
    Mang earned second-team All-American honors as an infielder.
    The accolade was the lastest for Mang. He was also named New Mexico’s Gatorade Player of the Year and class 5A’s Player of the Year for baseball.
    The medium-sized list includes schools that compete in divisions with generally between 1,000 and 2,000 students.
    Mang was the only player from New Mexico to earn the honor, which included 30 ball players on both the first team and second team.
    Los Alamos reached the state semifinals in the spring. Mang finished with a .559 batting average, 33 runs scored and five home runs. On the mound, he recorded a 7-1 record with a 0.80 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 52.1 innings pitched.
    Mang signed his letter of intent to play college ball for the University of New Mexico next year.

  • Romak leads Aces past 'Topes

    Former Isotope Jamie Romak paced the Reno Aces (46-52) to an 8-4 victory against the Albuquerque Isotopes (44-54) Wednesday night at Aces Ballpark in Reno, Nevada.

    Romak signed as a free agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks in November 2014. Since then, he has demolished the Isotopes, with whom he played the 2014 campaign. In 15 games this season with Reno, Romak is 18-for-55 with 14 runs scored, two doubles, a triple, five home runs, 17 RBI and 12 walks against Albuquerque. His fifth-inning three-run homer gave the Aces a 5-4 lead that they would not relinquish.

    Trevor Story continued his recent hot streak and is still an extra-base machine for the Isotopes. He finished Wednesday night’s game 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI. The infielder now has eight hits in his last 17 at-bats with four runs scored, three doubles, three home runs and six RBI over four games. Since joining Albuquerque, 13 of Story’s 19 hits are for extra-bases.

    The Isotopes and Aces will play the finale of this four-game series Thursday night at 8:05 p.m. MT. Left-handed pitcher Aaron Laffey (2-3, 4.61 ERA) is scheduled to take the hill for Albuquerque, while Reno will go with right-hander Jhoulys Chacin (2-3, 3.35 ERA) on the mound.

  • Los Alamos to induct Hall of...

    During Homecoming weekend 2015, Los Alamos' athletic department will be inducting its second Hall of Fame class.

    The inductees for the Class of 2015 include Brian Corrie, Paul Maley, Steve Myers, Ric Rojas, Bob Scott and Tracy Shipman Henderson.

    Inductees are invited to join the school in the Homecoming parade on Friday, Sept. 11 and they will be introduced at the football game versus Moriarty later that night.

    A banquet will also be held in their honor at LAHS at noon on Sept. 12. This event will be open to the public. Tickets will be available at the LAHS Athletic office for $25.


  • Japan to start from scratch on...

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan scrapped the design of the Olympic stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Games because of soaring costs Friday and said it will reopen bidding for a new plan, in a stunning reversal that leaves the 2019 Rugby World Cup without a main venue.

    "We have decided to go back to the start on the Tokyo Olympics-Paralympics stadium plan, and start over from zero," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters after a meeting with Yoshiro Mori, chairman of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee. "The cost has ballooned just too much."

    The government has been under mounting criticism as the estimated cost of the new National Stadium rose to 252 billion yen ($2 billion), nearly twice as much as the initial estimate of 130 billion yen.

    Abe said he secured the consent of Mori, a former prime minister, and instructed the sports and Olympics ministers to immediately prepare a process to choose a new stadium plan.

    "I have been listening to the voices of the people and the athletes for about a month now, thinking about the possibility of a review," Abe said. "We will minimize the cost as much as we can and make one that is best and realistic."

  • Story homers twice in Isotopes...

    Trevor Story belted a pair of two-run home runs Tuesday night — into Wednesday morning — as the Albuquerque Isotopes (44-53) beat the Reno Aces (45-52) 9-4 at Aces Ballpark in Reno, Nevada. First pitch was delayed two hours and 40 minutes by rain, and the game began at 10:45 p.m. Mountain Time.

    It took just seven pitches for the Isotopes to take a 2-0 lead — Story mashed a two-run homer in the top of the first.

    After Albuquerque added a run in the second, the Aces scored a pair of runs in both the second and third innings to take the lead, but that advantage wouldn’t last long. Story stepped back to the plate in the top of the fourth and belted a two-out, two-run homer to give the 'Topes the lead back. Albuquerque tacked on two more runs in the inning to take a 7-4 lead. Dustin Garneau and Roger Bernadina hit back-to-back solo homers in the top of ninth for good measure as the Isotopes secured their 9-4 win.

    The Isotopes and Aces will play game three of their four-game series later today at 8:05 p.m. MT. Right-handed pitcher Jair Jurrjens (2-3, 5.13 ERA) is scheduled to start Albuquerque, while Reno is slated to go with right-hander Caleb Clay (5-6, 5.08 ERA).

  • LATC to host tennis tournament

    The Los Alamos Tennis Club (LATC) is holding a tournament for singles, doubles and mixed doubles Aug. 1-2.
    The tournament is for A and B levels.
    Tennis players may sign up for one or two events.
    Entrants don’t have to be LATC members.
    Ten point tiebreakers will be used instead of a third set, except for in the finals.
    The deadline to register for the tournament is July 29.
    The price per person for event is $20. For students, the price is $15.
    For more information, contact Joel at latennis@swcp.com

  • Chamber Golf Tournament coming up

    The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Chamber Golf Tournament July 31 at the Los Alamos Golf Course.
    The Chamber Golf Tournament is an opportunity to wrap up the workweek by having fun, raising funds for a good cause and do a little business networking.
    The event will be a benefit United Way of Northern New Mexico.
    The tournament will be a four-person scramble that will use 25 percent of the team’s handicap. There will also be hole prizes, contest holes, door prizes and a silent auction.
    Mulligans will be available for a fee.
    Registration is open for the tournament at losalamoschamber.com/events. Golfers can sign up individually or with their four-person team. The price is $100 per person or $80 for golf club members. Registration includes breakfast, golf and a cart.
    Lunch and awards will take place at the Bathtub Row Brewery Co-op.
    Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the event.
    Current sponsors include Los Alamos National Bank, the Los Alamos Monitor, KRSN, the Rio Grande Sun and Bathtub Row Brewery Co-op. Other sponsorships ranging from $100 to $400 are still available. Contact Nancy Partridge for information at 661-4816 or nancy@losalamos.org

  • Marr has best prediction

    Tuesday night’s weather along the Quemazon Trail in the western area of Los Alamos attracted mountain bikers, a flower identification group and 37 walkers and runners to compete in this week’s Pace Race.
    For the Pace Racers, a one-mile course on pavement and sidewalk was available.
    There were also one-and three-mile courses on the Satch Cowan and Quemazon trails that required challenging trail negotiation skills.
    Only three predictors on all of the courses finished within 75 seconds of their prediction.
    Duane Marr had the best prediction of the night, missing his time by just 21 seconds.
    Mark Bjorklund had the second-best prediction. He missed his time by 49 seconds.
    Joan Williams missed by 75 seconds to finish with the third best prediction.
    On the one-mile course, Patricia Burnside was the fastest female. She finished in 9 minutes, 6 seconds.
    Adrian Medin was the fastest male, crossing in 14:55.
    On the three-mile course, Ryan Smeltzer was the fastest male. He finished the race in 30:03.
    The fastest female was Emily Moore. She finished in 35:25.
    Next Tuesday’s Pace Race will start at 6 p.m., beginning and ending in the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center’s parking lot on Canyon Road.

  • Players dig mud volleyball

    The High Mountain Mud Volleyball Festival took place Saturday at North Mesa Park.
    The co-ed, 18-and-over tournament once again reached its maximum capacity of 11 teams for the event.
    The players tested their volleyball skills while muddy water hindered their movements and duct tape held their shoes on their feet.
    Team after team went down in the mud after a pair of losses in the double-elimination tournament.
    The event was down to its final four teams when lightning struck and brought an abrupt end to the action.
    It was the second year in a row the tournament was called due to lightning before its conclusion.
    Team Awesome, however, was undefeated when it ended.
    It was the only squad to have won all of its games up to that point.