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  • All-Star teams fall in district tourney

    The White Rock-Los Alamos 9-10 and 10-11 All-Stars were both knocked out their district tournaments this week.
    Both teams fell in straight games at the district tournament, which continues tonight in Española.
    The WR-LA 9-10 All-Stars lost a pair of heartbreaking games to Española’s All-Stars in the three-team tournament.

  • Results from this year's Run the Caldera event

    Matthew Brake picked up a decisive victory in the men's marathon at this year's Run the Caldera event.

    Brake finished the 26.2-mile course in 3 hours, 27 minutes, 45 seconds, nearly 20 minutes ahead of the next-closest competitor in the men's category. In fact, the second finisher in the marathon was women's champion Erica Baron, who completed the course in 3:36:25.

    Baron also scored a big victory, topping runner-up Jean Herbert by more than 22 minutes.

    The races were held June 9-10 at Valles Caldera, starting at the Banco Bonito Staging Area. Nearly 500 total runners participated.

  • Santa Fe falls to Las Crcues

    The Santa Fe Fuego will try to bounce back from an 8-5 loss at the hands of the Las Cruces Vaqueros tonight.
    The Fuego (13-25) are the newest member of the Pecos League independent semi-professional baseball organization. Currently, the Fuego are at the bottom of the six-team league’s standings.
    The Fuego lost the opener of their five-game series with the Vaqueros in Las Cruces.
    The loss was the first road game of a long 13-game road stretch which includes series’ against Roswell and Trinidad, Colo.

  • Sports Update 06-26-12

    Indoor soccer tourney set

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is hosting an indoor soccer tournament July 21-22.
    Teams of four will face off in one of several divisions, adult men, adult women, coed, high school coed and youth.
    Price for participation is $15 per player.
    For more information, call the YMCA at 662-3100.

    Golf tourney is July 21

  • Splash 'n' Dash training series returns

    With the Los Alamos Triathlon less than two months away, participants will likely want to start training.
    With that in mind, the Los Alamos Triatomics multi-sport clubs will begin their training series, the Splash ‘n’ Dash, starting Wednesday at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    The Splash ‘n’ Dash is designed for triathlon competitors in mind. The Splash ‘n’ Dash features a run-swim-run format. Participants may choose a longer or shorter course.
    The event is timed but is non-competitive. The main objective is to give participants a snapshot of their levels of preparedness for the Los Alamos Triathlon and other multi-sport events.

  • The Air Up There

    Skaters take part in the “Big Air” event at Saturday’s LA Skate Competition. The skate competition took place at Mesa Public Library. It was sponsored by Los Alamos County’s recreation division.

  • All-Star softball starts on Monday

    It’s that time of the summer where the All-Stars get a chance to shine.
    Little League All-Star softball tournaments are scheduled to start this week, with Little League All-Star baseball tournaments getting going late next week.
    Monday, the 9-10 and 10-11 district softball playoffs get going in Española. The district Junior playoffs begin Tuesday in Santa Fe and Wednesday the Majors tournament starts in Española.
    Baseball tournaments get underway starting July 6 with the Majors and Juniors tournaments both slated to be played in Los Alamos.

  • Sports Update 06-24-12

    Football camp starts July 9

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper youth football camp is scheduled for July 9-12.
    The camp is for players in grades 4-8. Players and coaching staff will be on-hand to teach football techniques.
    Registration is $55 and includes a T-shirt. Information and registration forms are available at www.topperfootball.com.

    Nogar meet resumes today

    The Nick Nogar Altitude Invitational swimming meet will continue today at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    The annual swim meet will resume competition this morning at 9 a.m. Teams from around the region, mostly comprised of youth swimmers, compete in the annual event.
    The aquatic center will resume its regular schedule Monday.

  • Fishing to resume at Caldera

    Because of improved ecological conditions following last summer’s Las Conchas Fire, fishing will resume at Valles Caldera.
    Fishing will officially open at 8 a.m. Saturday and will continue through the end of the season, according to a press release from the Valles Caldera Trust.
    The Las Conchas Fire wreaked havoc on streams on Valles Caldera land, but ecological tests were done on the waters to see if conditions had improved to the point where fishing could be restarted. Trust officials supplemented scientific studies by bringing in professional fishing guide Bob Gerding to test the waters and gauge fishing quality.

  • Roy Cope calls his finish time perfectly

    Roy Cope had a perfect prediction at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    The Pace Race was run on North Mesa. It started at Los Alamos Middle School.
    Cope’s perfect prediction came on the 1-mile course Tuesday evening. The next-best prediction was Alexander Romero, running on the 3-mile course, who had an error of 21 seconds.
    The fastest finisher on the long course was John Rees, who completed it in 20 minutes, 55 seconds. Nikol Strother finished in 26:05.
    On the 1-mile course, 11-year-old Jacob Thompson finished in 9:56, while Ann Nichols finished in 17:25.
    The next Pace Race will be Tuesday starting at Barranca Mesa Elementary School. Race time is 6 p.m.