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  • 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.

  • Sports Update 06-03-12

    Hershey’s Track & Field returns Wednesday

    The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Hershey’s Track & Field Program Wednesday.
    The program is open to boys and girls ages 9-14. The competition will be at Sullivan Field starting at 10 a.m.
    Interested participants must provide a copy of their birth certificate along with registration materials.
    For more information, call 662-8173 or visit losalamosnm.us/rec on the Internet.
    Water aerobics classes starting at Piñon Park

    Piñon Park Pool is hosting water aerobics classes this summer.

  • Downhill event set for today

    Despite last year’s Las Conchas Fire, the 2012 Pajarito Punishment will go on, although not as thoroughly as it has in years past.
    The Pajarito Punishment downhill event is scheduled for this morning at Pajarito Mountain. The downhill event is scheduled to start around 11 a.m.
    The race has been a mainstay at Pajarito Mountain, but because much of the course was effected by the fire, along with the ongoing restoration efforts, the cross-country portion of the Punishment will be shelved for this year.
    Despite the cross-country race missing this year, Neal Pederson, one of the coordinators of the event, said downhill pre-registration had been brisk.

  • Ski area hosting SummerFest

    Pajarito Mountain may not have much snow on it at this time of year, but there will be plenty going on there Saturday.
    The mountain will celebrate the start of its summer season with SummerFest. The day-long event will include plenty for everyone in the community to see and do.
    Pajarito lift service will start at 9 a.m. for those wanting to hike or ride down the mountain’s trails. A downhill race is also scheduled for Saturday.
    Along with the bike-and-hike, the New Mexico Brewers Festival will begin at noon. There are 15 microbrewers that will be represented at the festival, which will continue through 5 p.m.
    Atomic City Transit will provide shuttle transportation to and from the event starting at 9 a.m.

  • Ullmann has best prediction

    John Ullmann was the top predictor in this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    Ullmann topped 46 other participants in the Watermelon Run, held Tuesday at East Park. Ullmann finished just one second off his predicted finish time, topping Pam Erickson’s 4-second prediction error.
    The Pace Race is a weekly event sponsored by the Roadrunners which is held at various spots around Los Alamos County.
    Other close predictors this week included Ted Romero (10-second error) and Jennifer Reglien (12-second error).
    Daniel Romero posted the fastest time on the 3-mile race, finishing in 20 minutes, 29 seconds. Nikol Strother was the fastest female finisher with her time of 24:54.

  • Slowing Things Down

    Fans relax and take in an evening of slowpitch softball at X. Lovato Field in White Rock Wednesday.

  • Sports Update 05-30-12

    Hershey’s Track & Field returns to Los Alamos June 6

    The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Hershey’s Track & Field Program June 6.
    The program is open to boys and girls ages 9-14. The competition will be at Sullivan Field starting at 10 a.m.
    Interested participants must provide a copy of their birth certificate along with registration materials. There is no charge for participation.
    For more information, call 662-8173 or visit losalamosnm.us/rec on the Internet.

    Soccer school deadline for registration is June 11

  • Anast/Sanderson top tourney

    The team of Kurt Anast/Steve Sanderson cruised to a big win in the Memorial Day Best Ball tournament this weekend.
    The Memorial Day Best Ball is the first major tournament of the summer hosted by Los Alamos Golf Course. Teams were split into two-day and three-day flights.
    In the top three-day flight, Anast/Sanderson won by 10 shots over the holiday weekend. The team shot a 59 the first day and matched that total on the third day to finish with an overall total of 181. Eddie Sanchez/Barbara Schmitt, which finished as the runner-up was still within three strokes heading into Monday’s final round, but couldn’t keep pace.
    Anast, by himself, shot a 2-under 70 on day three.

  • Russell, Teter named Clendenen Award winners

    Monika Teter and Thomas Russell were picked as this year's Clendenen Award winners Thursday night at the Senior Athlete Awards Ceremony.
    Teter and Russell, both two-sport starters at Los Alamos through much of their high school careers, were picked from a field of 13 nominees. Nominees were selected based on academic achievement, community service and leadership qualities.
    Also Thursday, Rob and Kathy Hipwood were named Coaches of the Year for leading the cross country teams to twin state titles and volleyball C team coach Robin Reynolds was named Assistant Coach of the Year.
    For more information on Thursday's ceremony, see Sunday's edition of the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • LAGC hosts first big tourney of summer

    Los Alamos Golf Course is set to host its first major tournament of the summer this weekend.
    While it’s technically not summer yet, many consider Memorial Day the kick-off of the season. LAGC is no exception, as it hosts the Memorial Day Best Ball Tournament starting Saturday.
    The Memorial Day Best Ball tournament is one of four course-sponsored events that mark the course’s busiest time of the year.
    This summer is shaping up to be a busy one at LAGC, despite the fact it’s still working through design and funding issues with Los Alamos County. Money for course improvements, including the construction of a new clubhouse, has been approved by council, but those improvements may still be several years away.