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  • LA City golf championship is this weekend at LAGC

    The defending men’s and women’s Los Alamos City champions will be back to defend their crowns this weekend.
    Tami Martinson and Curt Norman are both expected to compete in the Los Alamos City Championship tournament. The tournament starts Saturday morning and continues through Sunday at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    Both Martinson, who has won three consecutive City championships and Norman, who has won two straight, are both favored again this year, but they will face plenty of competition in their quest to continue their streaks.

  • Kinkead, Kluegel tie for first

    All of the top predictions in this week’s Pace Race were doubled up.
    The Pace Race is a weekly event hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners. Participants in the weekly race, the most recent of which was Tuesday on American Springs Road, predict their finishing times for the 1- and 3-mile courses.
    Sue Kinkead and Lynn Kluegel both tied for the best adjusted prediction error, finishing 24 seconds off.
    The next-best predictions were made by Dara McKinney and Christie Kelly, who finished 28 seconds off, while Katie Gattiker and Bob Edgar both had predictions that were 33 seconds off.
    The fastest finisher on the 1-mile course was Daniel Romero, who completed his run in 6 minutes, 24 seconds. Holly Trellue had a finish time of 12:39.

  • Ann Stewart takes over Hilltopper boys golf program

    The Los Alamos High School athletic department announced the hiring of Ann Stewart as new head coach of the boys golf program.
    Stewart is a graduate of LAHS. In addition to taking over the boys program, Stewart will also teach physical education and driver’s education at LAHS this fall.
    She is taking over for Mike Lippiatt, who coached both the Hilltopper boys and girls in 2011-12. Lippiatt stepped down from the boys head coaching job to concentrate on the girls program.
    The Hilltopper golf teams have their first tournament of the fall 2012 season scheduled for Sept. 17.

  • Sports Update 07-26-12

    Soccer officiating clinic scheduled for Aug. 19

    An United States Soccer Federation Grade 9 referee clinic is scheduled for Aug. 19 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.
    For more information, call LAYSL referee coordinator Amy Regan at 672-3623.

  • Water leak detected at LAGC on Monday

    An underground pipe leak was found Monday near Los Alamos Golf Course and will need to be repaired.
    A main line that supplies water to the south side of LAGC was found to be leaking either near or underneath Diamond Drive, but the exact location isn’t yet known. The leak affects watering on holes 1-10 and 16-18.
    LAGC said it is watering those holes with a 1,000-gallon tanker borrowed from the county’s Parks department and the course will have a 3,000-gallon tanker from the Roads and Streets department at its disposal.
    A press release from LAGC warned, however, that the course, particularly the fairways, may show signs of stress until repair work is completed. Repair work is scheduled to begin this Monday.

  • All-Stars still alive at state

    The Los Alamos Little League 9/10 All-Star baseball team is still alive in the state tournament with a chance to advance to the final round.
    Los Alamos won its first two ballgames at the double-elimination state tournament, which is being played in Portales.
    Tonight, Los Alamos is playing Carlsbad in an elimination game. That game was originally scheduled for Wednesday night but was postponed due to rain.
    Los Alamos topped Deming 9-1 in the opening round Saturday, then came back to top Albuquerque South Valley 11-5 Sunday to advance to the semifinals. In Monday’s semifinal, however, Los Alamos was knocked off by Albuquerque Eastdale 12-2.

  • Aquatomics’ results from the Nick Nogar Invitational

    The Los Alamos Aquatomics swim team picked up six age division high-point awards at the Nick Nogar Memorial Invitational.
    The youth swim meet was last month at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. Nearly 200 swimmers from 11 club teams took part.
    In all, the Aquatomics, who hosted the meet, had nine swimmers finish in the top three places in total points in their age divisions. Aquatomics’ swimmers Ian Jaegers (boys 9-10), Alana Goodwin (girls 11-12), Dylan Ma (boys 11-12), Kaitlin Bennett (girls 13-14), Alexander Jaegers (boys 13-14) and Ashlynn Bennett (girls 15 and over) were the high-point leaders at the meet.

  • Quick Start program introduces tennis

    When Tanner Stewart grabbed around a child-sized tennis racket, he began to smile.
    “The big rackets are really heavy,” said Stewart, who is in the 4-7 age group session of the Quick Start Tennis Program. “I like swinging the smaller rackets, I can hit the ball and it’s more fun.”
    Stewart was among the 16 children in the 4-7 division who participated in the most recent session of Los Alamos County tennis program at the Canyon Tennis Courts.
    Along with that group is an 8-11 year old session which included 14 participants.
    That session started July 9 and concluded Thursday. The next session is set for July 30-Aug. 9.

  • LAGC personnel tackling new initiative to re-energize game

    Steve Wickliffe has plenty of items on his plate right now.
    Along with all the usual summer happenings at Los Alamos Golf Course, Wickliffe also has the extra jobs of heading for meetings with Los Alamos County officials, preparing for the upcoming improvements at the course and making sure the course is in the best condition it can be.
    On top of that, there is a new nationwide golf initiative that LAGC has adopted in order to boost participation numbers.
    “It’s been a challenge,” said Wickliffe, LAGC’s manager. “At the same time, we know at the facility, Donnie (Torres), Mike (Phillips) and myself, the county recreation staff, we have to be proactive. That’s what we’re trying to do.”

  • Sports Update 07-22-12

    Golf tourney to benefit Jr. Boosters’ program

    The Los Alamos Junior Golf Boosters will host a fundraising golf tournament Aug. 11.
    The tournament is team quota format. Each team of four will receive points based on their finish for each hole.
    Players may sign up as a team, partial team or as individuals. Deadline for registration is Aug. 7.
    Entry fee is $50, which includes dinner following the tournament. Proceeds will help offset travel costs for the Los Alamos High School golf teams and junior golf programs.
    For more information, call Los Alamos Golf Course at 662-8139.

    Mini-golf tourney is Wednesday