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  • Road to Victory

    Alamogordo’s Marcel Berger celebrates as he crosses the finish line on the way to a win in the Licensed Men Category 4 race Sunday as part of the Tour de Los Alamos. Check Wednesday’s Los Alamos Monitor for complete results.

  • Topes Notes 06-19-12

    Isotopes are back for more in Albuquerque

    The Albuquerque Isotopes are back from their short road trip to face the New Orleans’ Zephyrs tonight.
    The Isotopes and Zephyrs meet at 7:05 p.m. It’s the opener of an eight-game home set for the Isotopes, who went 3-1 on a quick trip to Iowa over the weekend.
    Albuquerque (40-31) picked up some ground on division-leading Oklahoma City by taking three of four against Iowa and now trail by just 1-1/2 games in the division standings.
    Tonight, Fernando Nieve will take the mound for Albuquerque. Nieve, who is new to Albuquerque this year, has been shaky in 10 starts, going 3-4 and posting an ERA of 6.85.

  • Sports Update 06-17-12

    Tour de LA is today

    The 40th annual Tour de Los Alamos is set for this morning.
    Registration for the Tour de Los Alamos, a cycling race which winds around Los Alamos County, is currently open online. men’s women’s junior’s and citizen’s race categories are offered. In-person registration is scheduled for Saturday at Los Alamos National Bank.
    In-person registration may be done at 6:30 a.m near Ruby K’s Racing starts at 8 a.m.
    For more information, visit tourdelosalamos.org.

    LAMS’ summer cross country practices starts

  • Club sale is today

    The Los Alamos Junior Golf Association’s annual club sale is slated for today at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    The club sale runs in conjunction with LAGC’s Father’s Day tournament. The sale will start at 8 a.m. and run through 4 p.m.
    Proceeds from the annual sale will go to support the Los Alamos Hilltopper golf teams and county youth golfing programs.
    Full and partial sets will be available for purchase  at today’s sale.

  • The Way the Ball Bounces

    Youngsters take part in last week’s Jr. ’Toppers Fundamentals Camp at Griffith Gymnasium. 

  • Thompson has best prediction

    Richard Thompson III had the best prediction of the week at the Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race Tuesday night.
    Thompson, on the 1-mile course, finished the Pace Race with an adjusted error of 12 seconds, finishing three seconds ahead of John Rees, the best predictor on the 3-mile course.
    This week’s race was run on Powerline Road, just south of White Rock. In all, 34 participants took part.
    Except for Thompson, all the top predictions came from the long course runners. Isolina Viloria was off by 18 seconds and Alexander Romero was off by 19 seconds.
    Romero was the fastest finisher on the 3-mile course with his time of 21 minutes, 33 seconds. Nikol Strother was the fastest finisher on the 1-mile course (8:09).

  • Training Days

    Competitors kick toward the finish line of the running leg at the 2011 Los Alamos Triathlon. The Los Alamos Triatomics multi-sport club will host the first Splash ‘n’ Dash of the year June 27. The Splash ‘n’ Dash is for participants wanting to prepare for the Los Alamos Triathlon in mid August. Registration for the Splash ‘n’ Dash is limited to 75 participants. Visit triatomics.org for more information.

  • Black will host PE courses for youth at Piñon School

    For those kids who need to get off the couch this summer, they can do so with Justin Black next week.
    This summer, Black, a physical education teacher, will be hosting summer school PE This course isn’t for those who need to improve their grade, but for those that might want to sharpen skills, learn something new or just spend more time in physical education.
    There will be plenty to do and to learn during the PE course.
    “Any student that has an interest in improving their skills in throwing, catching and kicking with different size balls, dodging tag, speed stacks, (Dance Dance Revolution), Xbox 360 with Kinect, tumbling, log rolls, and somersaults,” Black said.

  • Tour de LA returns for 40th running

    Sunday, the oldest bike race in the southwest will get a little older.
    The Tour de Los Alamos is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and it could be celebrating with a big turnout.
    Tour organizers are anticipating somewhere close to 200 riders for Sunday’s race, which includes eight separate competition categories. The race, which started in 1973, is well known throughout the region but owes much of its success to the Los Alamos biking community.
    “It’s very traditional and we’re very lucky to be able to use the traditional route,” race official Dave Zerkle said. “The backbone of this race has always been the locals. They make this thing click.”

  • Results from Hershey’s track meet

    Here are the results from the local Hershey’s Track and Field meet. Finishing marks were not given.

    Girls 9-10

    Standing long jump
    1. Celeste Chandler
    2. Michaela Gonzales
    3. Neha Sadasivan

    Softball throw
    1. Terri Jaramillo
    2. Jenna Harris
    3. Kaitlin Remde

    50 meters
    1. Avery Koski
    2. Celeste Chandler
    3. Jenna Harris

    100 meters
    1. Avery Koski
    2. Jenna Harris
    3. Michaela Gonzales

    400 meters
    1. Michaela Gonzales

    Boys 9-10

    Softball throw
    1. D’Angelo Gonzales
    2. James Gutierrez
    3. Isaiah Maestas