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  • Long-running tourney gets nixed

     For the second straight year, what had been an annual Los Alamos golfing tradition is a no-go.

    The Atomic City Invitational match-play tournament, which is believed to be the longest continuously-run match-play tournament in the state, has been nixed for the upcoming week. It was scheduled to start Wednesday.

  • Firecracker 5K returns for the Fourth

     The Family YMCA of Los Alamos will again host the Firecracker 5K road race for the Fourth of July.

    The race, which starts and ends at the YMCA building on 15th Street, is scheduled for an 8 a.m. start time Wednesday.

    The Firecracker 5K has grown in popularity in recent years, with a record 242 participants taking part in 2010.

    The race course will go from the YMCA to Canyon Road down to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and back. 

  • Sports Update 07-03-12

     Frito pie dinner is Friday

    A Frito pie dinner is scheduled for Friday at the Los Alamos Posse Lodge.

    The dinner will benefit two local national high school rodeo qualifiers, Jake Trujillo and Katelyn Littleton, who will compete at nationals later this month.

    The dinner will start at 6 p.m. Friday. At the dinner, a pair of horse saddles will be raffled off.

    Football camp starts Monday

  • Happy Campers

    Youth football players hit the foam tackling dummies during a workout of the Hilltopper Youth Football Camp. The camp runs from July 9-12 at Sullivan Field. It is for players in grades 4-8. For more information on the upcoming camp, go to topperfootball.com.

  • Juniors play on Saturday

    The White Rock-Los Alamos Little League Junior softball team is the top seed for the upcoming district tournament.
    The juniors, made up of players ages 13-14, will face the winner of tonight’s game against second-seeded Santa Fe and third-seeded Española Saturday night. Game time is scheduled for 6 p.m.
    All the games for the double-elimination tournament will be played at 6 p.m. at Santa Fe’s Alto Park.
    The tournament will continue through at least Monday with a final playoff set for Tuesday if necessary.

  • Burnside is the best predictor this week

    Patricia Burnside had the best prediction at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    This week’s Pace Race was Tuesday on Barranca Mesa.
    Burnside, competing on the 3-mile course, was off by just three seconds off her actual finish time to top all other predictions. Roxana Candia was off by 14 seconds on the 3-mile course and Lynn Klugel was off by an adjusted time of 15 seconds on the 1-mile course.
    In all, 27 runners and walkers took part in this week’s Pace Race.
    On the 1-mile course, Zachary Medin finished in 7 minutes, 44 seconds. Camille Rousculp and Melina Burnside both finished in 8:04.
    On the long course, Ted Romero finished in 21:24. Nikol Strother posted a time of 25:32.

  • 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