• Splash N Dash returns Wednesday

    The Triatomics will host their first Splash N Dash of the year Wednesday. The event, which features swimming and running portions, is free but is limited to 75 entrants. Those that are interested can sign up starting at approximately 6:20 p.m. at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. New this year is a short course for youth interested in multi-sport activities. Visit triatomics.org for more information.

  • Santa Fe golfer fires two aces in less than a month

    Randy Vaughn, a resident of Santa Fe but a frequent competitor at Los Alamos Golf Course, did something he’d never done before earlier this month in Bernalillo.
    He did it again over the weekend in Los Alamos.
    Vaughn, who has been playing golf four 34 years, had never scored a hole-in-one until June 9, that coming at Twin Warriors Golf Course.
    His luck has apparently changed. Vaughn recorded the same feat at LAGC. Sunday, Vaughn aced the No. 4 hole at LAGC, playing in a foursome with veteran local golfers Cliff Fortgang, Art Brown and Darren Knox.
    For his ace Sunday, Vaughn hit an 8-iron from 165 yards out, playing off the blue tees.
    That ace at LAGC came two weeks to the day after his first career hole-in-one, that coming on the ninth hole at Twin Warriors.

    Today is the last day to register for Sunday’s tourney

  • Helping victims in Boston

    A pair of local runners took part in a pair of stretches for a special cross-country campaign last week.
    Bill Dunn and Frank Cherne took part in the One Run for Boston relay. Participants in the One Run pass a torch from runner to runner, going from the West Coast to the East Coast.
    Cherne and Dunn both took the torch and made a run at Palo Flechado Pass outside of Taos going toward Angel Fire.
    Dunn, a member of the local multi-sport group, the Triatomics, said he saw that the torch was going nearby and he and Cherne jumped at the chance to take part.
    The One Run for Boston started as a fundraiser and awareness campaign to help those affected by the bombing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April.
    On April 15, a pair of homemade bombs went off as runners and spectators were watching the end of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 250.
    The One Run for Boston started June 7 in Los Angeles and is scheduled to arrive in Boston June 30. The organization’s website said more than 1,000 individual runners will be taking part, running in stages of approximately 10 miles apiece.
    The event is similar to some held across the pond in the United Kingdom. In fact, a run in London shortly after the Boston Marathon attack went to aid the victims of that tragedy.

  • Sports Briefs 06-23-13

    LA football camp starts July 8

    The Hilltopper Youth Football Camp is scheduled for July 8-11 at Sullivan Field. Registration is currently underway.
    The camp is for students entering grades 4-8. The camp will focus on basic offensive and defensive philosophies and proper techniques.
    Price for participation is $55. Registrations can be made to Garett Williams, 994 Nambe Place, Los Alamos.

    First Splash N Dash of season is Wednesday night

    The Splash N Dash series, which is hosted by Triatomics Multisport Club, will return for its first session Wednesday.
    The series is designed for those interested in training for the Los Alamos Triathlon, which is scheduled for Aug. 17.
    Participants can choose either a 400-yard swim and 5K run or 200-yard swim and 3K run. All Splash N Dash events start at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    Registration for each Splash N Dash is done about 30 minutes prior to the start at the aquatic center. There is no fee for participation but registration will be limited to the first 75 entrants.
    More information can be obtained by calling Amy Regan at 672-3623 or by visiting triatomics.org.

    Golf swap set for June 30

  • Brewer invited to Top Gun

    Los Alamos Hilltopper football player Peter Brewer earned a nod to attend the Top Gun Invitational for Football University’s Rocky Mountain Region.
    Brewer, who will be a senior for the Hilltoppers this fall, earned his invitation to the Top Gun camp from former NFL linebacker Quentin Coryatt.
    This is the second invitation-only event Brewer has been invited to.
    Earlier this month, Brewer participated in the National Underclassman Combine. His performance at the combine was good enough to earn him a spot at the Ultimate 100 Combine, where top competitors from around the country are invited to play against each other.
    The U100 combine will be in Los Angeles.
    The Top Gun invitational will be in Columbus, Ohio. Participation in the Top Gun qualifies Brewer for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which will be played in January.
    For Los Alamos last season, the 6-foot-1, 215-pound Brewer was credited with 20 tackles and 8 assists in 7 games, three of those for loss of yardage. He also was credited with one sack and one quarterback hurry.
    For his efforts last season, Brewer was named to the All-District 2-4A second team defense.

  • Facing Off

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper linebacker and secondary crew line up for a play against Santa Fe’s offense during a passing league workout Thursday at Sullivan Field. Los Alamos has already begun its preliminary summer workouts for the 2013 season, which starts in late August.

  • Marr earns a win at Tuesday's Pace Race

    Duane Marr picked up another win at this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race is a weekly event hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners. This week’s race, which was Tuesday, included 15 runners and walkers who competed along Power Line Road, located about 3 miles south of White Rock.
    Marr finished with an adjusted prediction error of 21 seconds. Marr, who competed on Tuesday’s 1-mile course, finished three seconds ahead of Inez Ross, who was also on the short course, and Dan Rees, who was 26 seconds off on the 3-mile course.
    The fastest runner on the 1-mile course was Tom Sandford, who finished in 11 minutes, 12 seconds. Ted Romero was the fastest finisher on the 3-mile course with his time of 20:17.
    The next Pace Race is scheduled for Tuesday. It will start at 6 p.m. starting from Barranca Mesa Elementary School. The 1-mile course, according to race organizers, is suitable for runners with children in strollers.
    More information on the Pace Race or the Atomic City Roadrunners can be found on the club’s website, atomicrunners.com, or by calling 672-1639.

  • Grabbing and Going

    Members of the Endeavor Working Dog Club hold a training session Wednesday at Dara Jones Field in White Rock. The club meets twice a week to work on dog training skills.

  • Tennis the Menace

    Young players get a chance to learn the game of tennis by participating in Los Alamos County’s 10-and-under program, which is currently underway. Any younger players interested in participating can take part in the program, which runs through Aug. 8. Registration and other information is available on the county’s website, losalamosnm.us.

  • State Notes 06-20-13

    Lobo women’s hoops set to play Stanford this season

    ALBUQUERQUE - The University of New Mexico women’s basketball team released its 2013-14 schedule this week.
    Yvonne Sanchez, head coach of the Lobo women, said she wanted to build a tough schedule this season in an attempt to get UNM a shot at some national exposure.
    “It was important for our program to raise our RPI and help raise the RPI of the conference,” Sanchez said. “We walked the fine line between a challenging schedule and a grueling one. Our non-conference schedule gives us some great opponents and challenges our team while continuing some of our program’s tremendous rivalries.”
    Among the highlights of the Lobos’ schedule is a date with Stanford, one of the top programs in the west, as well as Texas Tech, Texas, Colorado and Arkansas.
    The Lobos have nine non-conference home games scheduled this season, including a pair of exhibition contests. Eight of those nine appearances will be in the month of November.
    UNM’s date with Stanford, the defending Pac-12 champion, is scheduled for Dec. 16 in Palo Alto, Calif.

    Aggies sign with pro franchises