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  • LA Triathlon gets going on Saturday

    One of the most popular local sporting events of the year is once again on tap.
    The 38th Los Alamos Triathlon is scheduled for Saturday. The multi-sport event consists of a 20K bike leg, followed by a 400-meter swim, followed by a 5K run.
    The competition, which is hosted by Los Alamos County’s Recreation department, starts at 7 a.m.
    This year, the competitors in the elite category will actually go out singularly, in time-trial format, with 20 seconds passing in between each individual competitor — in past years, the elite athletes have gone out in the opening wave along with other competitors.
    The Los Alamos Triathlon is part of the Southwest Challenge Series. Despite being demoted to an “aquathlon” two years ago — the bike leg was eliminated in 2010 because of road work being done on Diamond Drive — the triathlon is believed to be the oldest multi-sport event in the United States.
    Nearly 200 athletes competed in the 2011 triathlon.

  • Sports Update 08-17-12

    Youth soccer officiating clinic is set for Sunday

    An United States Soccer Federation Grade 9 referee clinic is scheduled for Sunday at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Community Field.
    The clinic is a one-day, nine-hour class.
    Registration is at 8 a.m. and instruction will start promptly at 8:15 a.m.
    Grade 9 is entry-level officiating for those interested in calling Los Alamos Youth Soccer League games.
    Interested participants should be at least 12 years old or entering the seventh grade.
    Price for the clinic is $70, including a $45 USSF registration fee and a $25 clinic fee, which may be reimbursed for those officials who referee three LAYSL games.
    Those interested in participating are asked to contact LAYSL referee coordinator Amy Regan at 672-3623 or laysl.ref.coordinator@gmail.com prior to the clinic.

     

  • Marr wins handily at Pace Race

    Duane Marr picked up a comfortable win at Tuesday’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race is a weekly event hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners. Tuesday’s race included two possible courses, one of which was a challenging course near S-Site.
    Marr had an adjusted error of just three seconds on the 1-mile course, one of just two runners to finish with an error of under 30 seconds. Joan Williams had an adjusted error of 27 seconds on the 1-mile course, while Roxana Candia was off by 59 seconds on the 3-mile course.
    The fastest runner on the 3-mile course was Ted Romero, who finished in 25:05. The top finisher on the 1-mile course was Duncan Fuehne, who had a time of 7:28.
    The next Pace Race will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday. It will start at Rocket Park in While Rock.
    For more information on the race or the Atomic City Roadrunners, call 672-1639.

  • Swinging Away

    Alicia Herrera takes a big windup on the No. 1 tee during Saturday’s Los Alamos Junior Golf Boosters tournament.

  • Hilltoppers' opener pushed back

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper varsity volleyball team will have a few more days of practice to prepare for its season opener in 2012.
    Los Alamos’ scheduled season opener against Pojoaque was pushed back. The match was originally scheduled for Aug. 25, but had to be rescheduled.
    The two longstanding rivals will now have to wait until Sept. 11 to face off. Instead, Los Alamos will take on another of its most bitter rivals, St. Pius X, to open the season.
    St. Pius, which has knocked Los Alamos out of the playoffs for each of the past four years including last year, will meet Los Alamos Sept. 4 at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Pojoaque, which had a remarkable season in 2011, losing just one set in the regular season — to Los Alamos in the Elks’ opener — will travel up the hill to play Los Alamos Sept. 11.
    Instead of its originally-scheduled contest Aug. 25, Los Alamos will take part in a preseason scrimmage hosted by District 2-4A rival Española Valley.
    The Hilltoppers, along with the other prep volleyball teams in the state, officially opened their preseason Monday.

  • LA gridders are 15th in first MaxPreps rankings of 2012

    MaxPreps.com released its first preseason rankings for New Mexico’s high school football teams this week and those rankings weren’t particularly kind for Los Alamos.
    The Hilltoppers finished with a Freeman Rating of zero, placing it 15th among the state’s 25 Class 4A football teams.
    Los Alamos opens its season Aug. 31 at home against Pojoaque.
    This is the first year the state is going to a computer ranking system, as opposed to previous years in which media and coaches polls were conducted.
    However, the current MaxPreps Freeman Ratings don’t look terribly dissimilar to what a human poll might have revealed about the upcoming prep season.
    The top two teams in the current ratings are Aztec and Goddard, which met for the state 4A title in 2011. Aztec nipped Goddard, which had been the top-ranked team in the state for the entire season, 28-27 to earn Aztec’s Tigers their first state title in program history — Aztec had finished as the 4A runner-up four times since 2003.
    Aztec earned a 43.7 Freeman Rating, second in the state behind only Class 5A defending champion Cleveland, while Goddard earned a 31.3 rating.
    The top-ranked 3A team is St. Michael’s (31.3).

  • Back to Business

    Monday was the first official day of preseason for several prep fall sports around the state, including girls soccer. The Los Alamos High School girls soccer participants got together twice Monday, including Monday night’s workout at the Pueblo Complex. The Hilltopper girls soccer team opens the season Aug. 25 at Farmington.

  • Johnson and Romero are top finishers

    Jeff Johnson and Ted Romero were the top finishers at the next-to-last Splash ‘n’ Dash event of the summer.
    The Splash ‘n’ Dash is a bi-weekly event hosted by the Los Alamos Triatomics geared for those training for the Los Alamos Triathlon. The final Splash ‘n’ Dash of the summer is scheduled for 7 p.m. today.
    The events start at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    Johnson was the fastest finisher on the long course — a 400-yard swim followed by a 5K run — during the July 25 Splash ‘n’ Dash, finishing in a time of 26 minutes, 18 seconds. On the shorter course — which included a 200-yard swim followed by a 3K run — Romero finished in a time of 18 minutes, 31 seconds.

  • Sports Update 08-08-12

    Hawk football meeting is Thursday

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk football program will hold an orientation session Thursday. The orientation will be from 5-7 p.m. at Brousseau Gymnasium.
    Any students entering seventh or eighth grade interested in playing football for LAMS is encouraged to attend. The orientation process will include turning in all necessary participation paperwork, issuing of equipment and information on the Hawks’ football program.
    Eighth grade players should show up by 5 p.m. and seventh grade players by 6 p.m.
    For more information, email Daren Jones at d.jones@laschools.net.

  • Let's Get It Started

    Monday was the first official day of preseason workouts for high school football programs around the state, including the Hilltoppers. Here, Mitch Carson runs agility drills during Monday morning’s workout at the Los Alamos High School practice field. Los Alamos is coming off a 6-5 season and a District 2-4A championship in 2011. The Hilltoppers’ first game of the 2012 season is scheduled for Aug. 31 at home against Pojoaque.