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  • Sports Briefs 8-5-15

    Cross country tryouts
    The Los Alamos High School corss country team’s official tryout week will begin on Monday.
    Interested runners are encouraged to visit the team’s website, laschools.net/Domain/763, for a detailed schedule, “must haves” and much more.

    Afterschool gymnastics
    The Los Alamos School of Gymnastics is mixing up its afterschool program this year.
    Now participants can choose to do an hour-and-a-half instructional class which will include bars, beam, vault, tumbling and dance for girls and bars, rings, vault, tumbling and pommel horse for boys.
    Or participants can choose to spend the hour-and-a-half doing alternative gymnastics activities — trampoline, zip line, pit, tumble track and climbing.
    Kids attending LASG more than once a week can mix it up and do one session of each.
    Wednesday’s afterschool session will do both every week.
    The afterschool program includes supervision from Mountain, Barranca, and Aspen elementary schools to LASG on the Atomic City Transit.
    After a short time for changing clothes and a quick snack from their backpacks, everybody will participate in gymnastics.
    Call 662-9523 for rates and availability, or visit lagymnastics.net for more information.

  • Rain extends tennis tourney

    The Los Alamos Tennis Club’s tournament attracted 43 players who have been battling it out on the courts.
    The tournament was originally scheduled to conclude after Sunday’s action. With rain delays, however, only one of the seven finals has been completed.
    The rest of the finals matches will take place this week.
     

  • Golfers chip in for charity

    The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual golf tournament Friday to benefit the United Way of Northern New Mexico. Between sponsorships and golfer fees, the tournament raised $6,000 for the cause.

    Out of 14 foursomes who competed, Plateau Properties had the best round. Mike Lippiatt, Mike McNiel, Bruce Norman and Marti Hill combined to shoot a 57 and win the scramble.

    Mark Sandoval’s team (Sandoval, Eddie Sanchez, Warren Finch and Steve Fellows) won a tie-breaker to take second with a 58 while Edgewater Technical Associates (Scott Rizor, Jeff Theesfeld, Joe Kanzleiter and Mark Rosenberger) took third.

    The chamber was thankful to major sponsors: Los Alamos National Bank, the Los Alamos Monitor, the Rio Grande Sun, Christus Health Plan and KRSN; it's hole sponsors: Great Ideas, Edgewater Technical Associates, Strategic Management Solutions, New York Life, The Finishing Touch, LA Daily Post, Kelly Myers – Re/Max, Chris Ortega – Re/Max, Ricoh USA and Griffin & Associates; prize donors: Buffalo Thunder, Don Taylor, Metzgers Do-it-Best Hardware, CB FOX, UnQuarked, and Classic Air Medical; and Bathtub Row Brewing, which provided space for our lunch and awards and gave each golfer a free beverage.

  • Pajarito, skiers to benefit from wet summer

    An unusually wet summer should help skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes at Pajarito Mountain earlier than they have in years.
    Pajarito’s ownership has targeted Thanksgiving as its opening weekend this season. “It will depend a lot on Mother Nature and cold weather,” Pajarito General Manager Tom Long said. “In the past we’ve had the cold weather, just not a lot of water.”
    Water for snowmaking, however, won’t be a problem this year. As of Wednesday, the snowmaking pond had 6 million gallons of water in it, 12 times more water than it had last year.
    “All of this water has been very good to us,” Long said. “That’s the most we’ve had in a number of years. We’re really excited for snowmaking.”
    If the wet weather continues through monsoon season, the pond may reach its capacity.
    “We’re optimistically anticipating a full pond,” Long said.
    Besides the natural runoff and rainwater the pond has collected, an enhanced water collection system has also helped fill the pond. The mountain got a new 1.5 horsepower pump that has helped Pajarito take full advantage of its collection gallery around the mountain.

  • Fall sport teams ready to begin

    Are you ready for some football?
    How about some soccer, volleyball or cross-country?
    Over the next couple of weeks, Los Alamos High School’s fall sports will all begin practicing.
    On Monday, Los Alamos’ football team will hit the field to get ready for its upcoming season.
    Football is allowed to start a week earlier than other fall sports.

    Los Alamos’ soccer, volleyball and cross country teams can all begin official practices on Aug. 10.

    The cross country team's official tryout week will begin Aug. 10. Visit the team's website for a detailed schedule, must haves and more. 

  • Mountain bike races coming to LA

    Over the next two weekends, Los Alamos will be New Mexico’s hub for mountain bike racing.
    On Sunday, the New Mexico Off Road Series will come to town for the PyroClassic cross-country race.
    The following weekend, Aug. 8-9, the New Mexico Enduro Cup Series will bring racers to town for the Los Alamos Rock ‘n’ Roll EnduroFest.
    It will be both races second go round and the EnduroFest’s first year as part of New Mexico’s Enduro Cup.
    The PyroClassic, hosted by the Pajarito Mountain Bike Patrol, will take place at the Valles Caldera National Preserve.
    There will be three different distances that bikers will ride, winding through valley meadows and climbing over the flanks of the volcanic upheaval of the 11,000-foot Redondo Peak.
    Pros, Cat 1 and singlespeed racers will pedal 30 miles in a loop around Redondo Peak and Alamo Canyon. Climbing on the loop will be substantial with a total ascent of over 2,400 feet.
    Cat 2 riders will race on an 18-mile route while Cat 3 bikers will do a nine-mile loop.
    All races start and finish near the Valles Caldera Ranch headquarters.
    The last day to register online for the PyroClassic is Friday. There will be no race-day registration. Participants will also need a USAC license.

  • Local golfers win in Pagosa

    Three Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association (NNMSMGA) tournaments took place in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, on July 14-16.
    Los Alamos golfers continued to do well on the tour.
    The first day featured a two-man best ball tournament.
    Los Alamos’ Ron Krantz and Santa Fe’s Don Holifield teamed up to win the second flight. They shot a 72 gross score.
    Los Alamos’ Ken Koch and Alamosa, Colorado’s Dean Boice shot a 73 gross score to finish second in the first flight.
    Krantz also landed closest to the pin on the sixth hole while Don Pompeo landed closest to the pin on the 11th hole.
    On July 15 the players competed individually.
    Krantz finished second in the second flight with a gross score of 85.
    Jim Steedle won the fourth flight with a 93 gross score.
    Pompeo was the third flight’s net winner with a 65. Pompeo also landed closest to the pin again, this time on the fourth hole.
    Bob Quick, meanwhile, landed closest to the pin on both the sixth and the 12th holes.
    On the final day in Pagosa Springs, no local golfers were among the top finishers in their respective flights. Koch, however, landed closest to the pin on the 11th hole.
     

  • Woodroffe just misses her prediction

    Laura Woodroffe had the best prediction in Tuesday’s Pace Race.
    Woodroffe only missed her predicted time by 3 seconds.
    Tuesday’s Pace Race — the Lawrence E. Wangen Memorial Race — was held on the trails behind the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    The race included one-mile and 5K routes on dirt trails and a one-mile paved course.
    The second best prediction belonged to Zach Medin, who was 8 seconds off.
    Joan Williams recorded a 12-second difference. Bob Weeks was 15 seconds off his prediction.
    In the one-mile races, 11-year-old Jason Pieck finished first in 9 minutes, 41 seconds. Savanna Strother was the top female. The 7-year-old finished with a time of 11:31.
    Ted Romero was the fastest finisher in the 5K, recording a 23:58. Roxana Candia was the fastest female. She finished in 26:28.
    Next Tuesday’s Pace Race will start at 6 p.m. The races will begin at the San Ildefonso play lot, which is located on Barranca Mesa at the junction of San Ildefonso and Barranca Road.
    One-and three-mile paved courses will be available.
    For more information call 672-1639 or visit the club’s website, atomicrunners.com
     

  • Sports Briefs 7-28-15

    Alex Kirk camp
    The Alex Kirk Basketball Camp is scheduled for Aug. 5-6 at Los Alamos High School.
    The camp is open to boys and girls ages 8-18.
    The first session is for kids 8-12 years old and will run from 1-3 p.m.
    The second session will be for older kids, 13-18 years old, and will run from 3-5 p.m.
    All campers will recieve a T-shirt, basketball and water bottle.
    The price is $75 per camper.
    For more information, call 207-5325 or 699-9025.

    PyroClassic
    The Pajarito Mountain Bike Patrol is hosting the Valles Caldera PyroClassic cross-country mountain bike race on Aug. 2.
    Competitors can do a 9-mile loop, an 18-mile loop or a 30-mile loop.
    The race is part of the New Mexico Off Road Series. Bikers will need a USAC license to participate.
    There are cash prizes for pro, singlespeed and overall Cat 1 winners, and medals/product prizes for all other categories, as well as free T-shirts for first 100 registrants.
    Register online at https://www.usacycling.org/events.
    For more information, contact Frank Reeves at rockynm@msn.com or Bart Daly bdaly77@msn.com.

  • Los Alamos goes 1-2 at regionals

    After beating Colorado in its first game, the competition only got tougher for Los Alamos at the southwest junior regional softball tournament.
    Lauren Harris hit two home runs and drove in six runs to help Los Alamos beat Colorado 19-7 Friday. After the big win, Los Alamos was limited to two runs in its next two games and finished 1-2 at the regional championship.
    Los Alamos lost to Texas East, 17-0, on Saturday.
    Los Alamos was then eliminated from the tournament with a 12-2 loss to Louisiana on Sunday.
    New Mexico’s state champs, La Plaza Little League of Las Vegas, also went 1-2 at the regional tournament in Santa Fe. Louisiana knocked them out of the tournament, as well.
    New Mexico lost its first game, 6-3, against Texas West.
    New Mexico came back and beat Arkansas 13-7 in an elimination game.
    Louisiana, however, ended New Mexico’s run. Louisiana beat New Mexico 13-8 Monday.
    Texas East then beat Louisiana 19-6 to reach the championship game against its in-state rival, Texas West.
    Texas West reached the championship by winning all three of its games, which included a 13-3 win over Texas East.
    Texas East entered the championship with a 3-1 regional record.
    The winner will advance to the Little League World Series.