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Sports Briefs 08-10-14

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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

The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team will begin preseason tryouts Aug. 11.
The first three days of preseason will be two-a-day practices. The morning sessions will take place at 7:15 a.m. and the afternoon sessions at 4 p.m. For the first day, practices will be at Piñon Elementary School and the North Mesa soccer fields.
Tryouts are open to any boy entering grades 9-12. A physical examination and other needed online forms must be filled out prior to workouts.
Participants should bring soccer and running shoes, shin guards and water to every session.

Los Alamos Triathlon returns for its 40th running Aug. 16

Registration is open for the 40th annual Los Alamos Triathlon.
The Triathlon, which features a 20-kilometer bike leg, a 400-meter swim leg and a 5K run, is scheduled for Aug. 16.
The early registration deadline is Tuesday and late registration continues through Thursdsay. Price for participation is $50 for individuals, $90 for teams of two and $120 for teams of three.
Also, the county will host its 21st annual Kids Triathlon Aug. 17. The Kids Triathlon is for children ages 3-10.
For registration information, go to Active.com. For other information, call 662-8170.

New lacrosse website launched

A website for high school-level lacrosse teams around the state has started up.
NewMexicoLacrosse.com posts information pertinent to prep lacrosse. Lacrosse, which is played with baskets attached to long handles carried by players, has elements of both football and soccer. It is a relatively new sport to New Mexico high schools — as of yet, it is not a New Mexico Activities Association-sanctioned sport.
Los Alamos is one of six schools in the state to feature a boys lacrosse team. The Hilltopper team only has a loose affiliation with the school and is not a school-sanctioned sport.
The Hilltopper team has its own website as well, laylax.com.