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  • 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.

  • Sports Briefs 07-14-13

    Race will benefit disabled

    The David Fellers Healing Arts Foundation will host a 3-mile/6-mile run and wheelchair roll July 20 in Los Alamos.
    The event will start at 2:30 p.m. at the west end of the Canyon Rim Trail.
    The foundation works to equip the disabled poor in all parts of the world. This year’s proceeds will benefit a project in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua.
    Price for participation is $25, $10 for youth. The entrance fee includes a post-race hot dog picnic and auction. Tickets for just the auction and picnic can also be purchased.
    Those interested can contact Sally Fellers at 412-9006 or sallyfellers@gmail.com for more information. Information is also available by visiting healingartsfoundation.org.

    Volleyball camp opens Monday

  • Sports Briefs 07-12-13

    Soccer referee clinic is Saturday

    Three upcoming soccer referee clinics are being offered in Albuquerque for those interested in officiating locally.
    Los Alamos Youth Soccer League requires Game 9 certification, which is being offered at these clinics. The first clinic is scheduled for Saturday.
    Saturday’s clinic will be for those interested in being referees for U14 and below competition.
    More information on that clinic can be found by visiting nmsra.org.
    Those with questions can contact local LAYSL official Amy Regan at 672-3623 or laysl.ref.coordinator@gmail.com.

    Wrestling clinic set for next week

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is hosting at junior wrestling clinic beginning Monday.
    The clinic will be in the YMCA’s gym at its main facility, 1450 Iris St. It is for youth ages 5-12 of any experience level and will be taught by Ken Nadeau.
    Price for participation is $40.
    More information can be obtained by calling the YMCA at 662-3100. 

  • Parent-Child tourney results

    Mary Alei and Curtis Norman were the top finishers in 2-player scramble play at the Parent-Child Golf Tournament.
    The tournament, hosted by Los Alamos Golf Course, was June 29-30. Players could choose 2-player, 3-player or 4-5 player scramble flights.
    Alei/Norman shot a combined 64 to earn an impressive 8-stroke win, topping Steve Williams/Steve Williams for the top spot. Mo Alei and Phil Alei were third.
    In the 3-player flight, Jim Hoffer/Phil Hoffer/Saskia Hoffer finished in the top spot, while Greg Hanson/Rhonda Hanson/Jordan Hanson/Pat Murphy had the top gross finish in the 4-5 flight.

    2-player scramble

    First low gross: Mary Alei/Curtis Norman, 64
    Second low gross: Steve Williams/Steve Williams, 72
    Third low gross: Mo Alei/Phil Alei, 73
    Fourth low gross: Scott Marriott/Noah Marriott, 74
    First low net: Darren Knox/Jaymes Knox, 65
    Second low net: Anita Mizusawa/Ben Alei, 66
    Third low net: Mark Sandoval/Matthew Campbell, 66
    Fourth low net: Dwight Moss/Wesley Moss, 67.

    3-player scramble

    First low gross: Jim Hoffer/Phil Hoffer/Saskia Hoffer, 62
    First low net: Daryl Osden/Jonathan Osden/Jessica Osden, 66

    4-5 player scramble

  • Elkins tops the Pace Race field

    Sue Elkins had a perfect prediction in Tuesday’s Pace Race, and she needed a perfect prediction to win.
    The Pace Race is a weekly event hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners. They run every Tuesday at various sites around Los Alamos County.
    This week’s race was in Pajarito Acres, starting on Acoma Lane.
    Elkins called her time perfectly on the 1-mile course, just nipping Eddie Gartz, who was only 1 second off his predicted finish time. Zachary Medin had the best time on Tuesday’s 2.8-mile course, coming in 14 seconds off.
    The next Pace Race will start near Quemazon Montessori School, located at 4600 Esperanza Ave. The race, which begins at 6 p.m., will include both a 1-mile and 3-mile course.
    More information about the Pace Race or the Atomic City Roadrunners can be obtained by calling 672-1639 or visiting the club’s website, atomicrunners.com.

  • Sports Briefs 07-11-13

    Race will benefit disabled in Nicaragua

    The David Fellers Healing Arts Foundation will host a 3-mile/6-mile run and wheelchair roll July 20 in Los Alamos.
    The event will start at 2:30 p.m. at the west end of the Canyon Rim Trail.
    The foundation works to equip the disabled poor in all parts of the world. This year’s proceeds will benefit a project in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua.
    Price for participation is $25, $10 for youth. The entrance fee includes a post-race hot dog picnic and auction. Tickets for just the auction and picnic can also be purchased.
    Those interested can contact Sally Fellers at 412-9006 or sallyfellers@gmail.com for more information. Information is also available by visiting healingartsfoundation.org.

    Volleyball camp opens Monday

  • All-Star softball teams to open state play Saturday

    The Los Alamos County Little League All-Stars senior and 10-11 softball teams will begin state tournament play Saturday.
    Los Alamos County’s seniors will take on District 9 champion Ysleta in the opening round of the state tournament at the Franklin Miles complex. Game time is 10 a.m.
    Meanwhile, the 10-11 All-Stars will open the tournament at 3 p.m. The 10-11 tournament will be hosted by Thunderbird Little League in Albuquerque.
    The senior All-Stars are one of four teams vying for the right to advance to the regional tournament, which will be played this year in Vidalia, La.
    Copper and Gallup will face off in the other first round contest Saturday, which will follow the Los Alamos-Ysleta game. The winners of the two games will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday.
    The senior league All-Stars are comprised of girls ages 13 and above. Los Alamos manager Roger Anaya said about half his team is on the younger end of the spectrum.
    Last year, a combined White Rock-Los Alamos All-Star team won the District 1 title and advanced to the regional playoff, which was played in Santa Fe — the host district gets an automatic bid into the regionals.
    The team’s stint at the regional tournament was a short one, however, as it fell to both Vidalia and Texas East.

  • Sports Briefs 07-10-13

    Kirk, USA rout opponents at World University Games

    Alex Kirk and the USA men’s World University Games basketball team will again be in action for a pool play game today.
    The USA will take on Sweden in the third game of pool play. That game will be televised on ESPNU tonight and replayed early Thursday morning.
    Kirk, who made the cut for the WUG, has appeared in both the USA’s pool play contests so far. He produced a double-double (10 points, 12 rebounds) in 17 minutes in the USA’s 140-46 victory over the United Arab Emirates Sunday.
    Monday, Kirk played seven minutes and ended up with 2 points and 4 rebounds as the USA thumped the Czech Republic 96-53.
    Currently, the USA is a half-game behind Canada in Pool C. Canada is 3-0, with wins over Sweden, the UAE and Australia. Australia is a half-game behind the USA.
    The first- and second-place team from each of the four pools will move on to direct elimination, which begins Sunday.
    The WUG are being played in Kazan, Russia.

    WR All-Stars advance to final