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Today's Sports

  • Atomic City Update: Cutting UNM...

    Over the past week, I have spent a lot of time thinking about the recent sports cuts at University of New Mexico, trying to think about it from the perspective of the students. For months, we have heard from coaches and parents about what these cuts will do to them, and we have listened to the administration explain their reasoning for making these decisions. 

    But, somehow, I think we have forgotten about the people that this will affect more than anyone: the student-athletes. More so than anyone else, this represents a major life event, one that none of them saw coming. In less than a year, the program they have dedicated their lives to will no longer exist. Sure, some of them will be able to transfer schools and pick up where they left off. But that will not be an option for everyone. 

    Sure, UNM has promised to honor the scholarships of the student-athletes who lose their sports, but that will be a small consolation prize. I have tried to put myself in the shoes of a men’s soccer player, skier or beach volleyball player at UNM, and when I thought about it from that perspective, it’s scary. 

  • Atomic City Update: Cutting UNM...

    Over the past week, I have spent a lot of time thinking about the recent sports cuts at University of New Mexico, trying to think about it from the perspective of the students. For months, we have heard from coaches and parents about what these cuts will do to them, and we have listened to the administration explain their reasoning for making these decisions. 

    But, somehow, I think we have forgotten about the people that this will affect more than anyone: the student-athletes. More so than anyone else, this represents a major life event, one that none of them saw coming. In less than a year, the program they have dedicated their lives to will no longer exist. Sure, some of them will be able to transfer schools and pick up where they left off. But that will not be an option for everyone. 

    Sure, UNM has promised to honor the scholarships of the student-athletes who lose their sports, but that will be a small consolation prize. I have tried to put myself in the shoes of a men’s soccer player, skier or beach volleyball player at UNM, and when I thought about it from that perspective, it’s scary. 

  • Atomic City Update: Cutting UNM...

    Over the past week, I have spent a lot of time thinking about the recent sports cuts at University of New Mexico, trying to think about it from the perspective of the students. For months, we have heard from coaches and parents about what these cuts will do to them, and we have listened to the administration explain their reasoning for making these decisions. 

    But, somehow, I think we have forgotten about the people that this will affect more than anyone: the student-athletes. More so than anyone else, this represents a major life event, one that none of them saw coming. In less than a year, the program they have dedicated their lives to will no longer exist. Sure, some of them will be able to transfer schools and pick up where they left off. But that will not be an option for everyone. 

    Sure, UNM has promised to honor the scholarships of the student-athletes who lose their sports, but that will be a small consolation prize. I have tried to put myself in the shoes of a men’s soccer player, skier or beach volleyball player at UNM, and when I thought about it from that perspective, it’s scary. 

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts...

    By Isaac Fason

    On July 14 Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region, which covers Los Alamos and Rio Arriba Counties, held its 7th Annual Drive for Matches Golf Tournament at Los Alamos County Golf Course.

    The purpose of the annual tournament is to help fund the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and allow them to serve children in the community by forming one on one relationships with adult volunteers.

    The main tournament event was a shotgun style start, meaning every group tees off from a different hole at the same starting time.

    The game was also played scramble style, meaning every player in the group tees off but everyone is able to take their next shot from where the best ball lies.

    The event had two categories of scoring: gross score and net score. 

    Gross score is the untouched score from the group, while net score takes into consideration the handicap of players’ scores.

    The first place team for gross score was Eddie Sanchez, Sean Rau, Jacob Benelli and Brad King, and the first place team for net score was Lynne Taylor, Kathy Anderson, Donna Jones and Anna Swertfeger.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts...

    By Isaac Fason

    On July 14 Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region, which covers Los Alamos and Rio Arriba Counties, held its 7th Annual Drive for Matches Golf Tournament at Los Alamos County Golf Course.

    The purpose of the annual tournament is to help fund the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and allow them to serve children in the community by forming one on one relationships with adult volunteers.

    The main tournament event was a shotgun style start, meaning every group tees off from a different hole at the same starting time.

    The game was also played scramble style, meaning every player in the group tees off but everyone is able to take their next shot from where the best ball lies.

    The event had two categories of scoring: gross score and net score. 

    Gross score is the untouched score from the group, while net score takes into consideration the handicap of players’ scores.

    The first place team for gross score was Eddie Sanchez, Sean Rau, Jacob Benelli and Brad King, and the first place team for net score was Lynne Taylor, Kathy Anderson, Donna Jones and Anna Swertfeger.

  • Atomic City Update: Decision to...

    When news came down Thursday afternoon that the University of New Mexico was officially eliminating men’s soccer, beach volleyball and both skiing teams, I had a feeling of disbelief and shock. 

    Now, the news itself didn’t shock me. This has been the expected move for a few months now, ever since the idea of eliminating sports was brought up in April. But for some reason, I always thought the school would eventually see how illogical and unfair the move is. 

    By cutting skiing and soccer, the university is letting go of two of its most successful national sports, teams that compete for championships every year and are highly respected.

    Based on money alone, sure, these moves will help the university. But that seems to be a short sighted and narrow-minded view of things. In my opinion, this move gives UNM a black eye, and will set it back immensely in every sport. 

  • Atomic City Update: Decision to...

    When news came down Thursday afternoon that the University of New Mexico was officially eliminating men’s soccer, beach volleyball and both skiing teams, I had a feeling of disbelief and shock. 

    Now, the news itself didn’t shock me. This has been the expected move for a few months now, ever since the idea of eliminating sports was brought up in April. But for some reason, I always thought the school would eventually see how illogical and unfair the move is. 

    By cutting skiing and soccer, the university is letting go of two of its most successful national sports, teams that compete for championships every year and are highly respected.

    Based on money alone, sure, these moves will help the university. But that seems to be a short sighted and narrow-minded view of things. In my opinion, this move gives UNM a black eye, and will set it back immensely in every sport. 

  • Atomic City Update: Decision to...

    When news came down Thursday afternoon that the University of New Mexico was officially eliminating men’s soccer, beach volleyball and both skiing teams, I had a feeling of disbelief and shock. 

    Now, the news itself didn’t shock me. This has been the expected move for a few months now, ever since the idea of eliminating sports was brought up in April. But for some reason, I always thought the school would eventually see how illogical and unfair the move is. 

    By cutting skiing and soccer, the university is letting go of two of its most successful national sports, teams that compete for championships every year and are highly respected.

    Based on money alone, sure, these moves will help the university. But that seems to be a short sighted and narrow-minded view of things. In my opinion, this move gives UNM a black eye, and will set it back immensely in every sport. 

  • Atomic City Update: Decision to...

    When news came down Thursday afternoon that the University of New Mexico was officially eliminating men’s soccer, beach volleyball and both skiing teams, I had a feeling of disbelief and shock. 

    Now, the news itself didn’t shock me. This has been the expected move for a few months now, ever since the idea of eliminating sports was brought up in April. But for some reason, I always thought the school would eventually see how illogical and unfair the move is. 

    By cutting skiing and soccer, the university is letting go of two of its most successful national sports, teams that compete for championships every year and are highly respected.

    Based on money alone, sure, these moves will help the university. But that seems to be a short sighted and narrow-minded view of things. In my opinion, this move gives UNM a black eye, and will set it back immensely in every sport. 

  • Atomic City Update: Decision to...

    When news came down Thursday afternoon that the University of New Mexico was officially eliminating men’s soccer, beach volleyball and both skiing teams, I had a feeling of disbelief and shock. 

    Now, the news itself didn’t shock me. This has been the expected move for a few months now, ever since the idea of eliminating sports was brought up in April. But for some reason, I always thought the school would eventually see how illogical and unfair the move is. 

    By cutting skiing and soccer, the university is letting go of two of its most successful national sports, teams that compete for championships every year and are highly respected.

    Based on money alone, sure, these moves will help the university. But that seems to be a short sighted and narrow-minded view of things. In my opinion, this move gives UNM a black eye, and will set it back immensely in every sport.