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  • Cross country practice starts Wednesday

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

  • Lobos earn title at state tournament

    A local bowling team picked up first place in its division at the state open championship tournament last month.
    The Lobos bowling squad rolled a total of 3,613 pins at the state tournament, which earned it the men’s Division I title, but without much room to spare.
    The team, comprised of locals Tim Ellis, Jeff Brown, Bryan Fearey, Travis Turner and Kerry Coffelt, slipped past the Throw Togethers, a team from Roswell. Throw Togethers tallied a combined 3,598 in the tournament.

  • Griggs’ contributions remembered

    One of the initial organizers of the YMCA’s fundraising golf tournament was there in spirit Saturday.
    Just a little less than a year after his death, the YMCA renamed one of its biggest fundraising events of the year for Ed Griggs. Griggs was a longtime volunteer and member of the local YMCA, but is remembered for lending a hand for anyone who needed it.
    But among Griggs’ many passions were golf and gardening. So when the YMCA dedicated a plaque in his honor Saturday at Los Alamos Golf Course, the most logical place was on the third tee box where he was out several times a week tending the flowers planted around it.

  • 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