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  • Derby Day

    Members of the Los Alamos Derby Dames, also known as the M’Atom Bombs, rough up an opponent during recent scrimmage at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. The Derby Dames will be in action Saturday at the ice rink. A portion of the funds raised will go to help the county’s animal shelter.

  • Elkins wins at Pace Race again

    Sue Elkins was tops at Tuesday’s Pace Race for the second week in a row.
    This week’s Pace Race, hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was the New Pipeline Gutbuster. The 1, 3 and 3.2-mile courses consist of rugged and steep paths in the Quemazon and Pipeline Road areas.
    Elkins, competing on the 1-mile course, finished with a prediction error of 19 seconds — all predictions were adjusted to the 3.2-mile course. All of the top predictions from Tuesday were achieved on the short course.
    Following Elkins, Patricia Burnside finished with an error of 32 seconds, while Paul Elkins was 42 seconds off.
    The fastest finisher on the 1-mile course was Nathan Burnside, with his time of 8 minutes, 33 seconds. Patricia Burnside finished in 9:00.
    On the longer courses, Laura McClellan (32:31), Roxana Candia (33:37) and Zachary Medin (34:39) were the fastest finishers.
    In all, 21 walkers and runners competed this week. All finishers were treated to a Popsicle at the finish.
    The next Pace Race is Tuesday starting at the North Mesa picnic area. Race time is 6 p.m. and 1- and 3-mile, stroller-friendly courses will be available.
    More information on the Atomic City Roadrunners and the Pace Race can be found by visiting the club’s website, atomicrunners.com, or calling 672-1639.

  • Schools, FamilyID are offering online athletic registration

    Those interested in participating in middle school or high school sports for the Los Alamos Public Schools now have another option for registration.
    Los Alamos athletic director Vicki Nelms said LAPS is offering online registration for the 2013-14 sports programs. Registration can be done using FamilyID.
    “FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our programs,” Nelms said in a letter to parents and students. “(It) helps us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible.”
    The website for LAPS athletics registration is familyid.com/los-alamos-mshs-athletics. Parents or guardians should go through the registration process for their children, Nelms said.
    FamilyID is for registration purposes. Interested athletic participants still must get their required physical examinations — exams done April 1 or later are considered current by LAPS — and must turn in that documentation to their coaches prior to workouts.
    Those interested in registering online should have student ID numbers, doctor information and health insurance information handy.

  • Sports Briefs 07-19-13

    Bowling league starts Aug. 20

    The Tuesday Housewives Bowling League is welcoming new bowlers for its upcoming season.
    The league opens its 52nd year of competition Aug. 20. Events are held at the Santa Claran bowling alley.
    Those interested in taking part in this year’s play are asked to call 661-6163.

    Splash N Dash returns Wednesday

    The Splash N Dash series, which is hosted by Triatomics Multisport Club, will have its next 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. An additional shorter course is also available for youth participants.
    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 the club’s website, triatomics.org.
     

  • Gonzales again paces Splash N Dash

    Matt Gonzales is on a roll.
    For the second time in as many tries, Gonzales was the top finisher on the long course of the Splash N Dash.
    The most recent Splash N Dash was July 10. It was the second of four scheduled events in the series, the next of which will be July 24.
    Gonzales finished the 400-yard swim, 5K run course in 26:06. Mark Ortega finished in the No. 2 spot with a time of 27:58.
    Ben Rees (18:36) had the best finish on the shorter course and Julia Schillaci (17:34) was the top finisher on the youth course.
    The Splash N Dash is hosted by the Triatomics multi-sport club. More information on the event can be found by visiting the club’s website, triatomics.org.

    Here are the results from Splash N Dash No. 2, held July 10 (swim time, run time, total time):

    400-yard swim, 5K run

  • Sports Briefs 07-17-13

    Bowling league open to new members

    The Tuesday Housewives Bowling League is welcoming new bowlers for its upcoming season.
    The league opens its 52nd year of competition Aug. 20. Events are held at the Santa Claran bowling alley.
    Those interested in taking part in this year’s play are asked to call 661-6163.

    Splash N Dash returns July 24

    The Splash N Dash series, which is hosted by Triatomics Multisport Club, will have its next session July 24.
    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. An additional shorter course is also available for youth participants.
    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 the club’s website, triatomics.org.

    Golf tourney to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

  • Saturday's race will benefit disabled people in Nicaragua

    A special race to aid those with disabilities in the country of Nicaragua is scheduled for this weekend.
    The David Fellers Healing Art Foundation will host a 3-mile, 6-mile and wheelchair roll in Los Alamos Saturday. The race is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m.
    The event is a fundraiser for the foundation, which was founded in 2008 by the surviving family of David Fellers.
    The race begins at the west end of Canyon Rim Trail just off N.M. 502. Following the races, an auction and picnic is scheduled at De Colores restaurant.
    While registrations have been very light so far, coordinator Sally Fellers is hopeful the community will come out and support the foundation’s efforts.
    “It would be great if it’s successful,” Fellers said. “We’d like it to be an annual event.”
    The David Fellers Healing Art Foundation is named after the son of Jack and Sally Fellers. He was born in 1978 with severe respiratory problems and was limited to a bed or wheelchair for most of his life, along with being completely deaf.
    When he was born, Fellers’ life expectancy was 15 years. He was able to make it to age 30, however, thanks in large part to the love and support of Jack and Sally and other family members.

  • Summertime Greens

    Los Alamos Golf Course hosted a holiday tournament on Independence Day. 

  • LA seniors knocked out of state tourney by Copper

    The Los Alamos County Little League All-Star senior softball team bounced back from a loss Saturday to make the championship round of the state tournament.
    Unfortunately, the defending state champions proved to be too much for Los Alamos in Sunday’s finale.
    Copper, from Bayard, a small community just south of Silver City, needed just five innings to drop Los Alamos for the second time in two days and earn a repeat of its state title.
    Los Alamos topped Isleta 12-7 in an elimination game Sunday to get to the championship round before falling to Copper 14-3.
    Los Alamos manager Tim Hammock said his team knew what it would be up against trying to unseat Copper, which had the bulk of its 2012 state title-winning team back for this season.
    “Copper is a very good hitting and fielding team,” Hammock said. “To compete with them, we had to play at a high level, be aggressively smart and not make any mistakes. Our girls tried hard, but unfortunately we were not able to achieve our goals today. Our defense was a little better than (Saturday’s) effort. We made a few mistakes with the ball and on the bases but mostly from the girls’ excitement and enthusiasm. I cannot fault those emotions, we just need to temper them with a better understanding of situational play.”

  • WR 9-10 boys advancing to state

    The White Rock Little League 9-10 All-Stars swept their way through the District 1 tournament to clinch the district title.
    WRLL earned its second win in three games over cross-county rival Los Alamos Little League Thursday in the championship game of the District 1 tournament. WRLL topped LALL 14-6.
    With the championship, WRLL now advances to play in the state 9-10 tournament, which is hosted this year by Roswell.
    WRLL won its three tournament games by a combined 32 runs, including a 16-4 victory over LALL in the tournament’s first round. LALL came all the way through the loser’s bracket to get back to the championship — the tournament was double elimination — but WRLL was too tough a hurdle to clear.

    Los Alamos senior softball splits games at state

    The Los Alamos County senior softball All-Stars earned a big win in their opener at the state tournament Saturday, but followed that up with a big loss in the quarterfinals.

    Los Alamos thumped Ysleta 11-0 in 5 innings Saturday morning behind Emilee Jones' four innings of 2-hit ball.

    Following that contest, however, Los Alamos met defending state champion Cobre Saturday afternoon. Cobre, which has many of its key players back from last year's state championship team, dropped Los Alamos 19-2.