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Sports Update 07-28-11

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Football workouts at LAHS start Monday

Mandatory workouts for the Los Alamos High School football program start Aug. 1 at the school’s practice field.
Participation in football is open for players in grades 9-12.
All physical examinations and paperwork must be completed and turned in before athletes are allowed to participate. Forms are available at the school’s athletics website, www.laschools.net/athletics/site/default.asp.
Those interested in playing for the 2011 season should plan to attend an equipment handout and paperwork check Monday (juniors and seniors) or Tuesday (freshmen and sophomores) in the LAHS weight room. Both meetings will be at 8 a.m.
For more information, visit the football program’s website, www.topperfootball.com.

Boys soccer tryouts start Aug. 8

Tryouts for the Los Alamos High School boys soccer program will be held Aug. 8-12.
Tryouts for the 2011 season will start at 8 a.m. each day.
All physical examinations and paperwork must be completed and turned in before athletes are allowed to participate. Forms are available at the school’s athletics website, www.laschools.net/athletics/site/default.asp.
Tryouts will run from 8-9:30 a.m. at North Mesa Field and 4-6:30 p.m. at Overlook Park. Participants will need running shoes, cleats, shin guards (afternoon session only) and water.

Cross country holding meeting next week

A meeting for interested participants in the 2011 Los Alamos High School cross country program will take place Wednesday at LAHS’ Auxiliary Gymnasium, while season practice starts Aug. 8.
LAHS cross country participation is open to all boys and girls in grades 9-12.
For the Wednesday meeting, which starts at 6 p.m., coaches will conduct paperwork verification and an optional run will be held.
Aug. 8 is the beginning of mandatory workouts.
All physical examinations and paperwork must be completed and turned in before athletes are allowed to participate. Forms are available at the school’s athletics website, www.laschools.net/athletics/site/default.asp.
Also, assistant cross country coaches for LAHS’ developmental program are being sought the 2011 season.
For more information, contact head coaches Rob and Kathy Hipwood at rkhipwood@yahoo.com.

LAMS football opens preseason Aug. 8

Practice for the Los Alamos Middle School football program starts Aug. 8 at LAMS’ field.
Participation is open to seventh and eighth graders.
All physical examinations and paperwork must be completed and turned in before athletes are allowed to participate.
Players should wear T-shirts and shorts and bring cleats and water to practice. Practice starts at 3 p.m.
For more information and for electronic participation forms, visit www.laschools.net/athletics/site/default.asp.

Fall sports meeting set for Aug. 10

The fall sports meeting for Los Alamos High School will be held Aug. 10 at the Duane Smith Auditorium.
All athletes competing in a fall sport and their parents must attend this meeting or schedule a make-up meeting with Los Alamos High School athletic director Vicki Nelms. The meeting will start at 6 p.m.
Following the conclusion of the fall sports meeting, athletes will attend sports-specific meetings with their head coaches.
For more information, call the LAHS athletic office at 663-2531.

Firecracker 5K run hosted by YMCA

The Family YMCA of Los Alamos has rescheduled its 2011 Firecracker 5K Fun Run for Aug. 6.
The Firecracker 5K was originally scheduled to take place July 4 but was postponed due to the effects of the Las Conchas Fire.
Race time is 8 a.m.
The run features separate age categories in male and female divisions. Prizes will be awarded to the top overall finishers, as well as in other categories.
Registration is $20.
Day-of registration starts at 7:15 a.m. at the YMCA. All participants receive a T-shirt.
For more information or to volunteer on race day, call the YMCA at 662-3100.