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  • 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

  • Sports Update 06-06-12

    Water aerobics classes starting

    Piñon Park Pool is hosting water aerobics classes this summer.
    Classes are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:45-8:35 a.m. in White Rock. They are taught by instructor Lori Edmonds-Boone.
    All interested students are welcome to take part. Price for participation is $5 for pool members, $6 for nonmembers. For more information, call Edmonds-Boone at 660-0246.

    Youth hoops clinics starting

  • LA athletes take part in GSW

    Sean Reardon was the top local finisher in this year’s Great Southwest Invitational Track and Field meet.
    Los Alamos High School had five athletes compete in the meet, which was held at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex in Albuquerque May 31-June 2. The meet includes some of the top regional prep athletes from the southwestern United States.
    Reardon, one of Los Alamos’ elite distance runners, finished seventh in the boys 1,500 meter event at the GSW meet. Reardon, who pulled off an upset victory at the state track and field meet in the 1,600 meters this year, finished the 1,500 in a time of 4 minutes, 11.66 seconds.
    That race was won by Spencer Haik of Missouri, who clocked a 4:04.09.

  • 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.