• Trail Runs Underway

    The half-marathon runners took off from the start of the Jemez Mountain Trail run at 8 a.m. Saturday from the Los Alamos Posse Lodge.

    The JMTR event includes a half-marathon, 50K and 50-mile event. The 50-milers took off at 5 a.m. Saturday.

  • Ealey places sixth at Big 12 championship

    Former Los Alamos track and field star Chase Ealey finished sixth in the shot put at the Big 12 Outdoor Championship meet last weekend.
    Ealey, a sprinter and thrower who graduated in 2012, led Los Alamos to four consecutive state team titles, competes as a thrower for Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.
    At the Big 12 championships, Ealey finished with a throw of 51 feet, 1 inch, to take sixth place in the meet.
    Ealey is a sophomore with the Cowboys. As a freshman, she recorded the best throw in Oklahoma State history, going 52-6 in the event.
    For her finish last weekend, Ealey earned an All-Big 12 honor.

  • Senior men's golf results, May 6-7

    Here are the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournament results from May 6 and May 7.

    UNM Championship Course, May 6

    Championship flight

    First low gross: Bob Bittner, Albuquerque, 73.
    Second low gross: Mike Barela, Santa Fe, 77.
    First low net: Ronne Mercer, Albuquerque, 71.
    Second low net: George Keloff, Monte Vista, Colo., 71.

    First flight

    First low gross: Ken Koch, Los Alamos, 78.
    Second low gross: Bob Quick, Los Alamos, 83.
    First low net: Thomas Vigil, Dulce, 86.
    Second low net: Maurice Bonal, Santa Fe, 70.

    Second flight

    First low gross: Dale Crumpton, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 84.
    Second low gross: Gilbert Romero, SantaFe, 85.
    First low net: David Lambert, Gallup, 66.
    Second low net: Bruce Dickinson, Albuquerque, 69.

    Third flight

    First low gross: Don Holifield, Santa Fe, 88.
    Second low gross: Herman Gallegos, Pecos, 89.
    First low net: Phil Allen, Gallup, 68.
    Second low net: Leonard Chavez, Santa Fe, 70.
    Third low net: Larry Hults, Los Alamos, 70.

    Fourth flight

  • Trail Runs are set for Saturday

    The ninth annual Jemez Mountain Trail Runs is set to go off bright and early Saturday morning.
    The Trail Runs, which attract upwards of 500 runners annually, includes a 50-mile, 50-kilometer and half-marathon competition. Runners brave the trails starting from North Mesa and heading up toward Pajarito Mountain and back.
    Last year, the long race was won by Matt Hart of Salt Lake City, who posted a very respectable time of 9 hours, 4 minutes, 57 seconds. He won the men’s competition by nearly 20 minutes over Jason Poole of Evergreen, Colo.
    The closest finisher to Hart in the race was the women’s 50-mile winner, Diana Finkel of South Fork, Colo., who finished in 9:15:00.
    Finkel finished nearly an hour ahead of runner-up Katie Arnold of Santa Fe.
    The top local finisher in 2013 was Erica Baron, who won the women’s half-mile in a time of 1:50.36.
    The 50-mile race starts before dawn Saturday. It goes off at 5 a.m. The 50K race will start at 6 a.m. and the half-mile race will get going at 8 a.m.
    All the races begin at the Los Alamos Posse Lodge. 

  • Burnside is top predictor

    Patricia Burnside had the top prediction in this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race, a weekly run hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners’ running club, was Tuesday in the Western Area on the Satch Cowan and Quemazon Trails.
    The 1-mile course was on paved roads and sidewalks and most of the best predictions came from that course.
    In all, 36 runners and walkers took part this week.
    Burnside had an adjusted error of 9 seconds on the 1-mile course. Daughter Melina Burnside had the next-best prediction of the week, coming in at 12 seconds off. No other competitors were closer than 87 seconds.
    The fastest runner on the 1-mile course was Melina Burnside (8:19) and Colin Pedicini (13:16).
    On the 3-mile course, Ted Romero had the best time, finishing in 33:12. Romero was followed by Nikol Strother, who came in at 33:26.
    The next Pace Race is scheduled for Tuesday. That race, the “Run With a View,” will start at 6 p.m. at N.M. 501 approximately two miles from the intersection with the ski hill road.
    There will be 1- and 3-mile courses on pavement and trails available.
    For more information on that Pace Race, call 672-9243 or 672-1639. For more information on the Roadrunners, visit the club’s website at atomicrunners.com. 

  • Results from 4A championship meet

    ALBUQUERQUE — Here are the results from the Class 4A state championship track and field meet. Athletes are from Los Alamos unless otherwise noted.


    Team scores

    1. Farmington, 64; 2. Albuquerque Academy, 51; 3. Los Alamos, 50.5; 4. Valencia, 31; 5. Moriarty, 30; 6. Piedra Vista, 27; 7. Goddard, 26; 8. St. Pius X, 25.5; 9. Grants, 20; 10. Artesia, 19; 11. Capital, 15; 12. Belen, 14; (tie) Kirtland Central, 14; 14. Los Lunas, 13.5; 15. Aztec, 11.5; 16. Miyamura, 8; 17. Del Norte, 7; 18. Centennial, 6; 19. Gallup, 5; 20. Roswell, 4; (tie) Santa Fe, 4; (tie) Española Valley, 4; 23. Chaparral, 3; 24. Santa Teresa, 1.

    High jump

    1. Avery Rasher, Farmington, 6-4; 2. Cristian Cedano, Centennial, 6-2; 3. Parker Hibbett, Academy, 6-2; 5. (tie) Greg Ahlers, 6-0; Skyler Veenis, 5-10; Skyler McCall, 5-10; Simon Bailey, 5-10.


    1. Christian Mackey, Kirtland Central, 162-2; 2. Colin Nickless, 148-7; 3. Jackson Morris, Academy, 140-4; 4. John Schueler, 139-4.

    Long jump

    1. Daryl Wiggins, Del Norte, 22-3/4; 2. Cassius Corley, Grants, 21-11; 3. Jared Garduño, Española Valley, 21-9.

    Pole vault

  • Sports Briefs 05-22-14

    Soccer camps will start June 9

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer program is hosting a camp for boys and girls ages 3-9.
    The camp has two sessions. The first is set for June 9-13 at Urban Park and the second is June 16-20 at Rover Park.
    Price for participation is $35 for one session or $50 for both sessions. Registration deadline for the first session is June 2.
    For more information or to download registration forms, visit laschools.net/athletics. Forms are also available at Los Alamos National Bank or by contacting Marsha Parker at 672-1558 or emailing her at pkrmass1@byu.net.

    Athletic Night meeting is Tuesday

    Los Alamos High School will host Athletic Night Tuesday at the Duane Smith Auditorium.
    Athletic Night is for incoming freshmen interested in participating in high school sports for the 2014-15 academic year or for incoming eighth graders interested in trying out for high school programs.
    The meeting is set for 6 p.m. Areas of discussion will include summer workout information for fall sports.

  • Three LA athletes named All-Stars

    A trio of Los Alamos Hilltopper spring sports stars were invited to play in the New Mexico High School Coaches Association’s All-Star contests this summer.
    Hilltoppers Hannah Cunningham, Jake Downs and Kiana Zerr will all take part in the events.
    All-Star series participants must be graduating seniors from around the state. Selection is done by the NMHSCA.
    Cunningham was part of the Hilltopper girls tennis team in 2014. She and doubles partner Astrid Hengartner finished as the runners-up in District 2-4A and advanced to the state Class 4A tournament before falling in the quarterfinal round.
    Along with that finish, Cunningham also helped Los Alamos hold off Santa Fe for the team district title. Los Alamos had never lost in district competition but was the underdog heading into this year’s tournament.
    The Hilltoppers ultimately advanced to the state 4A semifinals before losing to eventual champion Farmington.
    The All-Star tennis series is scheduled for July 28-29. The North All-Stars, which also include Juliana Guerin of Las Vegas Robertson, Caroline Moss of Farmington and Greta Miller of Santa Fe, will not only take on the South All-Stars but also combine with the boys North All-Stars for a round of mixed doubles competition.
    The North team will be coached by Juan Carols Fulgenzi of Robertson.

  • Mang named MVP in district again

    The two selected as this year’s baseball and softball Most Valuable Players for District 2-4A came as a surprise to absolutely no one.
    Demi Madalena of Bernalillo and Jared Mang of Los Alamos were hands down the two dominant forces on the diamond in 2-4A this season.
    The picks for the top players in the district were released last week.
    Los Alamos’ baseball team picked up four first-team spots, along with Mang’s MVP nod, and a second team selection this year.
    For softball, Los Alamos also earned four first-team selections.
    Mang, for his part, has been the district’s leading hitter since his first 2-4A game as an eighth grader. This year, Mang led Los Alamos to its sixth consecutive district title and a perfect 12-0 record against district competition.
    It was Mang’s third consecutive MVP season — a very good case could’ve been make for Mang winning as an eighth grader as well, but his age was likely a factor in his not winning, although he was a first-team selection that season as well.
    In 2014, Mang hit a blistering .605 at the plate, had a pair of home runs and knocked in 44 runs in 28 games. On the mound, he went 8-2 and was credited with one save.

  • Isotopes score 15 runs Monday

    The Albuquerque Isotopes picked up their second straight road victory Monday night in an attempt to salvage what has been a rough road trip.
    The Isotopes, who won the series finale over the Fresno Grizzlies Sunday to earn a split in that series, pounded out 20 hits in their opener at Salt Lake.
    Albuquerque (21-23) put up crooked numbers in all but three innings to down the Bees 15-9. Along the way, Albuquerque hit 6 home runs, including a pair by right fielder Jamie Romack.
    Along with the 6 home runs, Albuquerque also finished with 6 other extra-base hits to club Salt Lake.
    Prior to its wins Sunday and Monday, Albuquerque had dropped five of its seven road games. The Isotopes are currently on their longest road trip of the season, 12 games, but will only have four games at home when they return Friday night before hitting the road again.
    Salt Lake (14-31) came back on Albuquerque in the ninth inning, scoring six runs off reliever Josh Judy before Judy finally put the game away.