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  • LA fall sports get going this month

    Monday, the first official practice of the Los Alamos Hilltopper football program will get going in preparation for its first game at the end of the month.
    Los Alamos High School’s fall sports programs officially get in full swing this month, although non-mandatory pre-preseason workout sessions have been going for most of the summer in preparation for the fall.
    While the Hilltopper football team is the first to get its preseason officially underway, it will be the next-to-last sport to have its first contest of the fall season. Los Alamos’ varsity will host Pojoaque Aug. 31.

  • Lee wins LATC title

    David Lee had a big showing at this year’s Los Alamos Tennis Club championship tournament.
    Lee picked up the men’s A singles flight crown and he and doubles partner Bob Tonelli advanced to the finals of the men’s A doubles before falling.
    The LATC held its annual tournament Saturday and Sunday at Urban Park.
    Lee took on Bill Vigil in the championship match Sunday.
    To get to the final, Vigil beat 2011 runner-up Kevin Mitchell in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2. But Vigil suffered a muscle injury in the first set of the final against Lee and was forced to retire — Lee was up 4-2 in the set when Vigil was forced to exit.
    On his way to the title, Lee knocked out Ryan Maupin in the semifinal, topping 6-2, 6-1.

  • Women's Champ Watches Ball Escape Bunker

    Tami Martinson reacts as she watches her ball bounce over a bunker near the third green during Saturday’s Los Alamos City Championship. Martinson claimed her fourth straight women’s City title in impressive fashion this weekend

  • Los Alamos City Championship Final Results

    Men’s championship flight

    Kurt Anast     69-76—145
    Curt Norman     74-72—146
    Tim Johnson     76-72—148
    Steve Sanderson     75-71—146
    Jason Norman     70-80—150
    Ted Ball         79-78—157
    Kenny Walker     75-84—159
    Warren Finch     80-79—159
    Mike Lippiatt     80-81—161
    Colin McFarland     80-83—163
    Kevin Brake     83-80—163

    Men’s first flight

    Paul Cook     78-81—159

  • Martinson picks up 6-shot victory, Anast nips Norman

    It was another huge showing at the Los Alamos City Championship for Tami Martinson.
    Martinson grabbed her fourth consecutive City title this weekend at Los Alamos Golf Course. Martinson carded the two low rounds of the women’s title flight, shooting an 81 Sunday to win the title.
    The City Championship was played Saturday and Sunday. More than 50 players took part in this year’s competition.
    Martinson, who has been dominant in City competition since she began her impressive title run, won by six shots over Ellen Stallings. Stallings, who played Martinson’s group Sunday, nearly kept pace with Martinson, shooting an 82. Stallings finished as this year’s runner-up.

  • Sports Update 07-29-12

    LA All-Stars finish in third place

    The Los Alamos Little League 9/10 All-Stars bowed out of the state baseball tournament with a 10-7 loss Thursday night.
    The loss to Carlsbad ended a solid run by Los Alamos in the tournament, which was played in Portales. Los Alamos picked up two straight wins to advance to the semifinals, but was topped by Albuquerque Eastdale in the semifinal round and Carlsbad in Thursday’s elimination game.
    Los Alamos finished the tournament in third place.
    “The Eastdale team is really good,” Los Alamos manager Lance Eaton said. “Against Carlsbad, we just made too many mistakes. We actually out-hit them, but just had some mistakes. That’s Little League baseball.”

  • Anast, Martinson lead after day one

    With a big opening round in the men’s championship flight, Kurt Anast will head into today’s play as the man to catch.
    Anast had the low round of the tournament Saturday, a red-hot 3-under par to take the day-one lead at the Los Alamos City Championship.
    The City Championship will continue at 9 a.m. today. The tournament is being played at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    Scores from the tournament were all over the place Saturday, with a 14-stroke spread in the men’s title flight and a 21-shot spread in the senior men’s flight. Early last week, a leak had been detected in an underground pipe that feeds LAGC’s front nine holes and watering the course has been an issue — work begins to repair the leak Monday.

  • City Championship Day One scores

    Here are the scores from Saturday's opening round of the Los Alamos City Championship.

  • LATC tourney set for today

    The Los Alamos Tennis Club's singles and doubles tournament is slated for today and Sunday at Urban Park.

    The tournament will include both men's, women's and mixed doubles play.

    Last year, Stephen Townsley won the men's singles title, defeating Kevin Mitchell in straight sets. Jeena Kim was the women's tournament champion, picking up a pair of tournament victories in the round-robin women's format.

  • LA City golf championship is this weekend at LAGC

    The defending men’s and women’s Los Alamos City champions will be back to defend their crowns this weekend.
    Tami Martinson and Curt Norman are both expected to compete in the Los Alamos City Championship tournament. The tournament starts Saturday morning and continues through Sunday at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    Both Martinson, who has won three consecutive City championships and Norman, who has won two straight, are both favored again this year, but they will face plenty of competition in their quest to continue their streaks.