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  • Woodroffe wins last Pace Race

    Laura Woodroffe was the big winner in the final Pace Race of the 2015 season, which was held Tuesday on the Canyon Rim Trail.
    Woodroffe led all predictors with a five-second differential. She was also the fastest female on the three-mile course. Her winning time was 20 minutes, 55 seconds.
    Other accurate predictors were Roxana Candia, Isolina Viloria and Valerio Pinchetti. All of them were eight seconds off their predicted time. Pinchetti was also the fastest finisher on the three-mile course, recording an 18:52.
    Jesse Woodroffe was 14 seconds off followed by Lyle Cunningham with a 15-second difference and Ryan Smeltzer with a 17-second difference.
    The final Pace Race featured four different distances: one mile, one-and-a-half miles, two miles and three miles.
    In the one-mile competition, Lauraine Maness was the best finisher (9:00) and 5-year-old Diego Leonard was the first male (9:42).
    Jeanette Rondeau was tops in the one-and-a-half mile mile distance, finishing in 16:02.
    Reid Rivenburg was the best male, recording a 19:19.
    The two-mile race had Isolina Viloria take first in 18:15.
    The 2015 season may be over, but the next Pace Race is already scheduled.
    The 2016 season will start at 6 p.m. April 5 on the Canyon Rim Trail.

  • ’Topper girls grab hold of first place

    Los Alamos’ girls soccer team and Del Norte were tied atop District 2-5A heading into Tuesday’s showdown in Albuquerque.
    The Hilltoppers and the Knights both entered the game with 2-0 league marks.
    Los Alamos, however, scored a 3-0 victory to gain sole possession of first place in the district.
    The shutout was the Hilltoppers’ sixth straight and it helped them improve to 9-5-1 overall and 3-0-0 in 2-5A.
    Del Norte slipped to 4-11-0 overall and 2-1-0 in the league, but it’s still in second place ahead of Capital (8-7-1, 1-2-0) and Bernalillo (1-12-2, 0-3-0).
    The ’Toppers have now beat each of its district foes, outscoring them 11-0.
    During Los Alamos’ impressive six-game shutout streak, it has outscored its opponents 26-0.
    On Tuesday, Katie Hopkins, Sienna Ahlers and Allissia Haagenstad all scored for Los Alamos.
    Hopkins and Ahlers have now both scored double-digit goals for Los Alamos this season. Ahlers leads the team with 11 goals while Hopkins has scored 10.
    Haagenstad and Jordan Henson have both scored four goals while eight other ’Toppers have also found the back of the net this season.
    Abby Schmalz leads the team with 15 assists. Ahlers has assisted five goals while Jennifer Paige and Emily Hopkins have each assisted four goals.

  • Boys soccer ready for huge game

    After one round of District 2-5A games, Los Alamos’ boys soccer team stands on top of the league standings with a 3-0 mark.
    The ’Toppers beat Del Norte, 4-0, Tuesday to stay undefeated in district games.
    Saturday’s rematch with Capital, however, will pretty much determine the district champion. In a lot of ways, it’s a must-win game for the ’Toppers.
    Los Alamos (10-5-1, 3-0 2-5A) has already beaten the defending state champs twice this season. One of those wins, however, was in a tournament and won’t factor in the district standings.
    Los Alamos also beat the Jaguars, 2-1, in Santa Fe in their district opener.
    While a win Saturday for Los Alamos will give it a strangle hold on the district lead, Capital (10-6, 2-1) can overtake the top spot in the district if they beat Los Alamos by more than one goal.
    If Capital wins by a single goal, like Los Alamos did, the second tiebreaker is goal differential against district teams.
    The Jaguars have a five-goal lead in that race.
    Bernalillo (5-5-1, 0-2-1) or Del Norte (1-12-1, 0-2-1) could technically pull an upset to shake things up after this weekend, but neither squad has given Los Alamos or Capital much trouble so far this season.
    Saturday’s game will begin at 11 a.m. at Sullivan Field.

  • LA volleyball gets big win against the Sundevils

    Los Alamos’ volleyball team took a big step towards its goal of winning the District 2-5A championship Wednesday. The Hilltoppers beat Española Valley, the team who has finished on top of the district the last few years, in three games.
    Los Alamos won the sets 25-18, 27-25 and 25-21 to improve to 11-3 overall and 2-0 in the district.
    “We definitely have a mental game with Española so it meant a lot to win this game,” Brianna Montaño said.
    “Everyone stepped up this game,” Los Alamos head coach Sharleen Espinoza said. “There was no standout player. It took all of them working hard out there and the bench; it took all 14.”
    The Hilltoppers still have six district games left.
    Del Norte is also undefeated in the district action. The Knights are 8-5 overall and 3-0 in the district.
    Capital is 3-10, 1-3, Española is 6-7, 0-2 and Bernalillo is 5-8, 0-2.
    Wednesday’s win, however, was still a big boost for Los Alamos.
    “Our goal is to push to 17-3 (overall),” Sierra Foley said. “We weren’t going to lose this game.”
    All three of the sets were pretty close and featured long rally after long rally.

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  • Off the Hill 10-7-15

    Art exhibits
    Charles Arnoldi: Looking Back, Moving Forward. Runs through Saturday at the Charlotte Jackson Fine Art’s, 554 South Guadalupe St.

    Michael Lange – Wald/Fluss. Show runs through Oct. 17 at the photo-eye Gallery, 541 S. Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe.
    Art tours
    The 22nd Annual Abiquiu Studio Tour. Through Oct. 30. Work will be presented by more than 60 artists from 10 a.m.-5 pm. Oct. 10-12. There will be the annual driving tour and previews of their work in the upstairs gallery.

    Allan Houser Studio and Sculpture Garden Tours. Arranged by appointment. The Sculpture Gardens are located 20 miles south of Santa Fe, and the tours last approximately two hours. There is a $25/person fee for the guided tours. To schedule, call 471-1528. David Rettig, curator of Collections for the Allan Houser Estate will lead a tour for collectors and special guests. Space is limited.
    Arts shows
    Origami in the Garden. Through Oct. 24 at the Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden, 3453 N.M.14 in Cerrillos, N.M. Open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Tours by appointment. $10 per person, free for children under 12. For more information, call 471-4688.
    Hozier. 7 p.m. Friday at Sandia Resort and Casino in Albuquerque. For tickets visit ticketmaster.com.

  • PAC 8 schedule 10-7-15

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    Friday, Oct. 9, 2015
    6:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    12:00 PM County Council Meeting - Live
    2:00 PM United in Christ
    3:00 PM Road to Recovery
    4:00 PM Uprising
    5:00 PM Democracy Now!
    6:00 PM “Inflationary Cosmology – Is Our Universe Part of a
    7:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Witnessing WWII: A
    Memorable Panel Discussion”
    8:30 PM Let’s Talk Good Business
    9:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    9:30 PM Cheers for 30 Years: The White Rock Senior Center
    10:00 PM FMP Live
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015
    6:00 AM FSTV
    5:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    6:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    7:00 PM United Church
    8:15 PM Los Alamos Non-Profit Spotlight
    8:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    9:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

    Monday, Oct. 12, 2015
    6:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE

  • Piano recital Sunday at Fuller Lodge

    Los Alamos Arts Council will sponsor a piano recital at 3 p.m. Sunday at Fuller Lodge the featuring Gabriella Herczeg, a graduate student at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
    Herczeg is pursuing a Master of Music degree in piano performance with pianist and composer Falko Steinbach. She graduated from Los Alamos High School in 2007. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance with summa cum laude from UNM.
    Her performances include recitals at the International Piano Festivals in Lindlar, Germany and a previous recital at Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos. Herczeg will perform works by Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin. There will be light refreshments served after the recital. The public is invited to attend.

  • Irish Chamber Orchestra to perform in Los Alamos

    One of Ireland’s great cultural assets, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, will perform in Los Alamos at 7 p.m. Nov. 7.
    Presented by the Los Alamos Concert Association as part of its 70th anniversary celebration, the orchestra will be led by distinguished Hungarian conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy.  
    Joining the orchestra as soloist will be the celebrated Hungarian cello prodigy István Várdai in performances of concertos by Haydn and C.P.E. Bach. The spirited Haydn concerto was lost for nearly 200 years. Finally unearthed in 1961, it is often considered the single greatest musicological discovery since the Second World War.  Haydn’s 49th Symphony and the Divertimento for Strings by Béla Bartók will complete the program.     

  • Thursday is ‘Senior Skip Day’ at Bandelier

    Usually "Senior Skip Day" is a day when high school seniors play hooky.  This Thursday, it will be an opportunity for senior citizens 62 and older nationwide to visit National Park units for free.
    By inviting senior citizens out to the National Park System, "Senior Skip Day" is being promoted by health care company Humana, Inc. for improving the health of the communities they serve.
    “National parks are great resources offering a range of healthy experiences for people of all ages, and they represent an easy way to enjoy being healthy and active," said Humana President and CEO Bruce Broussard said.
    Anyone over 62 who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States is eligible for a Senior Pass, a $10 lifetime pass providing free entry to all federal recreation sites as well as other benefits such as half-price camping in many areas. "Senior Skip Day" is just one day, but those participating in it may also want to purchase a Senior Pass.
    Then they can go on to enjoy many more units of the National Park System, as well as areas administered by other federal agencies.