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  • The Way the Ball Bounces

    Youngsters take part in last week’s Jr. ’Toppers Fundamentals Camp at Griffith Gymnasium. 

  • Thompson has best prediction

    Richard Thompson III had the best prediction of the week at the Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race Tuesday night.
    Thompson, on the 1-mile course, finished the Pace Race with an adjusted error of 12 seconds, finishing three seconds ahead of John Rees, the best predictor on the 3-mile course.
    This week’s race was run on Powerline Road, just south of White Rock. In all, 34 participants took part.
    Except for Thompson, all the top predictions came from the long course runners. Isolina Viloria was off by 18 seconds and Alexander Romero was off by 19 seconds.
    Romero was the fastest finisher on the 3-mile course with his time of 21 minutes, 33 seconds. Nikol Strother was the fastest finisher on the 1-mile course (8:09).

  • Training Days

    Competitors kick toward the finish line of the running leg at the 2011 Los Alamos Triathlon. The Los Alamos Triatomics multi-sport club will host the first Splash ‘n’ Dash of the year June 27. The Splash ‘n’ Dash is for participants wanting to prepare for the Los Alamos Triathlon in mid August. Registration for the Splash ‘n’ Dash is limited to 75 participants. Visit triatomics.org for more information.

  • Black will host PE courses for youth at Piñon School

    For those kids who need to get off the couch this summer, they can do so with Justin Black next week.
    This summer, Black, a physical education teacher, will be hosting summer school PE This course isn’t for those who need to improve their grade, but for those that might want to sharpen skills, learn something new or just spend more time in physical education.
    There will be plenty to do and to learn during the PE course.
    “Any student that has an interest in improving their skills in throwing, catching and kicking with different size balls, dodging tag, speed stacks, (Dance Dance Revolution), Xbox 360 with Kinect, tumbling, log rolls, and somersaults,” Black said.

  • Tour de LA returns for 40th running

    Sunday, the oldest bike race in the southwest will get a little older.
    The Tour de Los Alamos is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and it could be celebrating with a big turnout.
    Tour organizers are anticipating somewhere close to 200 riders for Sunday’s race, which includes eight separate competition categories. The race, which started in 1973, is well known throughout the region but owes much of its success to the Los Alamos biking community.
    “It’s very traditional and we’re very lucky to be able to use the traditional route,” race official Dave Zerkle said. “The backbone of this race has always been the locals. They make this thing click.”

  • Results from Hershey’s track meet

    Here are the results from the local Hershey’s Track and Field meet. Finishing marks were not given.

    Girls 9-10

    Standing long jump
    1. Celeste Chandler
    2. Michaela Gonzales
    3. Neha Sadasivan

    Softball throw
    1. Terri Jaramillo
    2. Jenna Harris
    3. Kaitlin Remde

    50 meters
    1. Avery Koski
    2. Celeste Chandler
    3. Jenna Harris

    100 meters
    1. Avery Koski
    2. Jenna Harris
    3. Michaela Gonzales

    400 meters
    1. Michaela Gonzales

    Boys 9-10

    Softball throw
    1. D’Angelo Gonzales
    2. James Gutierrez
    3. Isaiah Maestas

  • 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