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By The Staff

Chelsea and Zoe Challacombe advance to national meet

A pair of sisters from Los Alamos took part in the recent National Junior Olympic meet at Greensboro, N.C.

Both Zoe Challacombe and Chelsea Challacombe advanced to the national meet in the high jump. Chelsea placed 15th overall in the bantam girls division while Zoe was 18th in the midget girls division of the meet.

Zoe finished the bantam girls competition by clearing 3 feet, 7-1/4 inches. The event was won by Missouri’s Carlie Queen with a leap of 4-7.

Chelsea had an off-day in her competition, however, with her jump of 4-5. The winning jump measured in at 5-1.

To get to the national meet, the Challacombes had to finish in the top three at a regional Junior Olympics meet, which was held last month in Provo, Utah.

At the regional contest, Zoe finished third with a jump of 3-5 ¾ for the bantam girls and Chelsea was second in midget girls competition, clearing 4-7 ½. Chelsea’s mark actually tied winner Jalissa Smith’s mark, but Smith won the tiebreaker.

Also at regionals, Zoe was eighth in the 800 meter run (2:59.12). She competed in the shot put there, as well, but scratched on all three of her attempts.

Chelsea was 11th in the 400 meters at regionals (1:13.14) and was fifth in the shot put (27-10 ¼).

LA basketball team advances to regional tourney

A team of under-13 hoopsters from Los Alamos recently competed in the Mid-America Youth Basketball tournament.

The tournament took place July 31-Aug. 1 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Among the competing teams at the tournament were squads from Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Team members included Derrek Phillips, Nolan Fox, Xavier Dennison, Sydney Ellis, Skyler Veenis, Elliott Clay and Simon Heath. The team was coached by Matt Hardy, Doug Hardy and Tyler Pientka.

King of the Hill race is this weekend


The Northern New Mexico R/C Car Club will hold its annual King of the Hill event at Overlook Park.

The event, which features radio-controlled scale cars, trucks and buggies, is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the Overlook Park Raceway. All interested persons are welcome to attend.

Racing is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Saturday.