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  • Sports Update 06-10-12

    Cross country summer practice starts this week

    The Los Alamos High School cross country program will start summer practices this week and the Los Alamos Middle School program will begin the following week.
    Practice for LAHS’ program starts Wednesday. The first practice will be at 6 p.m. at Sullivan Field.
    Practices for LAMS’ team will start 6 p.m. June 20, also at Sullivan Field.
    Anyone interested in competing for either program during the fall 2012 season is encouraged to attend.

    Youth basketball camps to benefit elementary schools

  • Greens of Summer

    Los Alamos wide out Seth Drop tries to evade a defender from Española Valley during a 7-on-7 passing league game Thursday at Santa Fe. Santa Fe High, Capital and Santa Fe Indian School also took part. The Hilltoppers play in the touch-football league, which has games every Thursday this month.

  • Run the Caldera is this weekend

    Just three weeks after one of the most punishing footraces in the southwest comes another punishing race.
    The Run The Caldera 10K is scheduled for Saturday while the marathon and half-marathons will be run Sunday. All the races start and end at the Banco Bonito Staging Area.
    Saturday’s 10K starts at 9 a.m. The marathon goes off at 7:30 a.m. Sunday and the half-marathon gets going at 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
    This is just the second year of the Run the Caldera’s 10K. The marathon and half-marathon will be in their seventh year.
    The races all feature elevations over 8,000 feet and the marathon features more than 2,100 feet of elevation change throughout.

  • Romero is dual winner Tuesday

    On a tough-to-predict course, Alexander Romero nipped Nikol Strother for the best prediction in this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race was Tuesday. The race was held on the New Pipeline Gutbuster course in Quemazon. In all, 24 runners and walkers took part.
    Romero, who was a dual winner this week, was off by 28 seconds from his predicted finish time Tuesday. Strother had the next-best prediction with a 31-second error and Amy Regan had a 32-second error.
    The fastest runner on the 1-mile course was Melinda Burnside, who finished in 9:48. Zachary Medin finished the course in 10:22.
    On the 3.2-mile course, Romero had the fastest finish (26:01). Regan finished in 29:28.

  • Gut-busting Workout

    Members of the Atomic City Roadrunners take off from the start of the New Quemazon Gutbuster run. Results will be in Friday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • YMCA honoring Griggs at tourney

    The Family YMCA’s third annual Strong Kids Classic Golf Tournament changed its official name to remember long-time Y friend and golf community member, Ed Griggs.
    The Ed Griggs Memorial Strong Kids Classic will be Saturday at Los Alamos Golf Course. The scramble-format tournament has a 1 p.m. shotgun start time.

  • Quick Hits 06-07-12

    Taylor fires an ace at LAGC

    Los Alamos Golf Course had its second hole-in-one of the 2012 season and Wayne Taylor had the second hole-in-one of his life June 1.
    Taylor aced the par-3 No. 8 hole at LAGC. Taylor used a 6-iron on the 172-yard hole.
    The hole-in-one was witnessed by Jay Staton, John Engle and Beau Ballard.

    Brewer earns football award

    Los Alamos Hilltopper football player Peter Brewer picked up an award at football camp last week.
    Brewer was named Top Gun Linebacker by Football University at its regional camp in Denver. The national camp will be July 19-21 in Williamsburg, Va.
    Brewer is one of Los Alamos’ top returning starters for the 2012 season.

    Taos Marathon is Sunday

  • Sports Update 06-06-12

    Water aerobics classes starting

    Piñon Park Pool is hosting water aerobics classes this summer.
    Classes are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:45-8:35 a.m. in White Rock. They are taught by instructor Lori Edmonds-Boone.
    All interested students are welcome to take part. Price for participation is $5 for pool members, $6 for nonmembers. For more information, call Edmonds-Boone at 660-0246.

    Youth hoops clinics starting

  • LA athletes take part in GSW

    Sean Reardon was the top local finisher in this year’s Great Southwest Invitational Track and Field meet.
    Los Alamos High School had five athletes compete in the meet, which was held at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex in Albuquerque May 31-June 2. The meet includes some of the top regional prep athletes from the southwestern United States.
    Reardon, one of Los Alamos’ elite distance runners, finished seventh in the boys 1,500 meter event at the GSW meet. Reardon, who pulled off an upset victory at the state track and field meet in the 1,600 meters this year, finished the 1,500 in a time of 4 minutes, 11.66 seconds.
    That race was won by Spencer Haik of Missouri, who clocked a 4:04.09.

  • Boice, Pederson win downhill race

    Chris Boice topped the professional men’s category at this year’s Pajarito Punishment downhill race.
    The downhill competition was Sunday at Pajarito Mountain. While the Pajarito Punishment usually consists of a cross-country race as well as the downhill, but due to fire damage from 2011 and reconstruction efforts at Pajarito, that race had to be called off for 2012.
    Boice, who rides for the Yeti Fox team, went 3 minutes, 16.63 seconds on his second ride to claim the title. Both Boice’s two times were the fastest posted in the competition this year.
    Vince Sanchez of team Heart and Soul was the runner-up, finishing 2.95 seconds behind Boice.
    In all, 50 men and women finished the downhill race.