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  • All-Stars still alive at state

    The Los Alamos Little League 9/10 All-Star baseball team is still alive in the state tournament with a chance to advance to the final round.
    Los Alamos won its first two ballgames at the double-elimination state tournament, which is being played in Portales.
    Tonight, Los Alamos is playing Carlsbad in an elimination game. That game was originally scheduled for Wednesday night but was postponed due to rain.
    Los Alamos topped Deming 9-1 in the opening round Saturday, then came back to top Albuquerque South Valley 11-5 Sunday to advance to the semifinals. In Monday’s semifinal, however, Los Alamos was knocked off by Albuquerque Eastdale 12-2.

  • Aquatomics’ results from the Nick Nogar Invitational

    The Los Alamos Aquatomics swim team picked up six age division high-point awards at the Nick Nogar Memorial Invitational.
    The youth swim meet was last month at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. Nearly 200 swimmers from 11 club teams took part.
    In all, the Aquatomics, who hosted the meet, had nine swimmers finish in the top three places in total points in their age divisions. Aquatomics’ swimmers Ian Jaegers (boys 9-10), Alana Goodwin (girls 11-12), Dylan Ma (boys 11-12), Kaitlin Bennett (girls 13-14), Alexander Jaegers (boys 13-14) and Ashlynn Bennett (girls 15 and over) were the high-point leaders at the meet.

  • Quick Start program introduces tennis

    When Tanner Stewart grabbed around a child-sized tennis racket, he began to smile.
    “The big rackets are really heavy,” said Stewart, who is in the 4-7 age group session of the Quick Start Tennis Program. “I like swinging the smaller rackets, I can hit the ball and it’s more fun.”
    Stewart was among the 16 children in the 4-7 division who participated in the most recent session of Los Alamos County tennis program at the Canyon Tennis Courts.
    Along with that group is an 8-11 year old session which included 14 participants.
    That session started July 9 and concluded Thursday. The next session is set for July 30-Aug. 9.

  • LAGC personnel tackling new initiative to re-energize game

    Steve Wickliffe has plenty of items on his plate right now.
    Along with all the usual summer happenings at Los Alamos Golf Course, Wickliffe also has the extra jobs of heading for meetings with Los Alamos County officials, preparing for the upcoming improvements at the course and making sure the course is in the best condition it can be.
    On top of that, there is a new nationwide golf initiative that LAGC has adopted in order to boost participation numbers.
    “It’s been a challenge,” said Wickliffe, LAGC’s manager. “At the same time, we know at the facility, Donnie (Torres), Mike (Phillips) and myself, the county recreation staff, we have to be proactive. That’s what we’re trying to do.”

  • Sports Update 07-22-12

    Golf tourney to benefit Jr. Boosters’ program

    The Los Alamos Junior Golf Boosters will host a fundraising golf tournament Aug. 11.
    The tournament is team quota format. Each team of four will receive points based on their finish for each hole.
    Players may sign up as a team, partial team or as individuals. Deadline for registration is Aug. 7.
    Entry fee is $50, which includes dinner following the tournament. Proceeds will help offset travel costs for the Los Alamos High School golf teams and junior golf programs.
    For more information, call Los Alamos Golf Course at 662-8139.

    Mini-golf tourney is Wednesday

  • Playing in the Mud

    Los Alamos County’s Recreation Department hosted its High Mountain Mudfest volleyball tournament Saturday. The tournament was held on North Mesa. Los Alamos Fire Department was on-hand to hose down anyone who needed it.

  • Full-Contact Golf

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team hosted a golfing fundraiser Saturday afternoon at Los Alamos Golf Course. More than $15,000 in prizes were up for grabs Saturday.

  • LA 9-10 team heads to state

    The Los Alamos Little League 9-10 baseball All-Stars will open state tournament play Saturday in Portales.
    Los Alamos rolled to an impressive District 1 victory earlier this month to qualify for the state tournament. Los Alamos won four straight contests by a run margin of 81-6 to advance.
    The state tournament continues through at least next Thursday and possibly through next Friday, depending on Thursday’s outcome.
    Los Alamos is one of nine teams that qualified for the state 9-10 tournament.
    It will face off against Deming in its opening game at 7 p.m. Saturday. The winner of that game will face the winner between Las Vegas and Albuquerque’s South Valley.

  • Marr wins Pace Race Tuesday

    Duane Marr had the best prediction at this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race is a weekly event hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners. This week’s race was Tuesday on 1- and 3-mile courses in Bayo Canyon and on North Mesa. In all, 25 participants took part.
    Marr finished with a prediction error of 15 seconds. He nipped Alexander Romero, who finished with an 18-second error. Ted Romero had a 30-second error.
    All but two runners on the 3-mile course finished in under their predicted times.
    The fastest runner on the 3-mile course was Daniel Romero, while Emily Pittman finished in 22:41.
    On the 1-mile course, Erik Leonard finished in 9:15 and Georgia Pedicini finished in 16:02.

  • Senior men's golf results

    Here are the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association’s results from its tournaments at Santa Fe Country Club July 9 and Paa-Ko Ridge July 10-11:

    Santa Fe Country Club
    July 9

    Championship flight
    1st low gross: Henry Hodde, Santa Fe, 77
    2nd low gross: Rob Schneider, Santa Fe, 78
    1st low net: Tom Stehle, Santa Fe 69.

    First flight
    1st low gross: Terry DeBiase, Placitas, 78
    2nd low gross: Dennis Saiz, Santa Fe, 82
    1st low net: Jerry Manzanares, Las Vegas, 65

    Second flight
    1st low gross: Don Holifield, Santa Fe, 80
    2nd low gross: David Cisneros, Albuquerque, 81
    1st low net: Jay Boettner, Los Alamos, 60