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  • Splash 'n' Dash training series returns

    With the Los Alamos Triathlon less than two months away, participants will likely want to start training.
    With that in mind, the Los Alamos Triatomics multi-sport clubs will begin their training series, the Splash ‘n’ Dash, starting Wednesday at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    The Splash ‘n’ Dash is designed for triathlon competitors in mind. The Splash ‘n’ Dash features a run-swim-run format. Participants may choose a longer or shorter course.
    The event is timed but is non-competitive. The main objective is to give participants a snapshot of their levels of preparedness for the Los Alamos Triathlon and other multi-sport events.

  • The Air Up There

    Skaters take part in the “Big Air” event at Saturday’s LA Skate Competition. The skate competition took place at Mesa Public Library. It was sponsored by Los Alamos County’s recreation division.

  • All-Star softball starts on Monday

    It’s that time of the summer where the All-Stars get a chance to shine.
    Little League All-Star softball tournaments are scheduled to start this week, with Little League All-Star baseball tournaments getting going late next week.
    Monday, the 9-10 and 10-11 district softball playoffs get going in Española. The district Junior playoffs begin Tuesday in Santa Fe and Wednesday the Majors tournament starts in Española.
    Baseball tournaments get underway starting July 6 with the Majors and Juniors tournaments both slated to be played in Los Alamos.

  • Sports Update 06-24-12

    Football camp starts July 9

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper youth football camp is scheduled for July 9-12.
    The camp is for players in grades 4-8. Players and coaching staff will be on-hand to teach football techniques.
    Registration is $55 and includes a T-shirt. Information and registration forms are available at www.topperfootball.com.

    Nogar meet resumes today

    The Nick Nogar Altitude Invitational swimming meet will continue today at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    The annual swim meet will resume competition this morning at 9 a.m. Teams from around the region, mostly comprised of youth swimmers, compete in the annual event.
    The aquatic center will resume its regular schedule Monday.

  • Fishing to resume at Caldera

    Because of improved ecological conditions following last summer’s Las Conchas Fire, fishing will resume at Valles Caldera.
    Fishing will officially open at 8 a.m. Saturday and will continue through the end of the season, according to a press release from the Valles Caldera Trust.
    The Las Conchas Fire wreaked havoc on streams on Valles Caldera land, but ecological tests were done on the waters to see if conditions had improved to the point where fishing could be restarted. Trust officials supplemented scientific studies by bringing in professional fishing guide Bob Gerding to test the waters and gauge fishing quality.

  • Roy Cope calls his finish time perfectly

    Roy Cope had a perfect prediction at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    The Pace Race was run on North Mesa. It started at Los Alamos Middle School.
    Cope’s perfect prediction came on the 1-mile course Tuesday evening. The next-best prediction was Alexander Romero, running on the 3-mile course, who had an error of 21 seconds.
    The fastest finisher on the long course was John Rees, who completed it in 20 minutes, 55 seconds. Nikol Strother finished in 26:05.
    On the 1-mile course, 11-year-old Jacob Thompson finished in 9:56, while Ann Nichols finished in 17:25.
    The next Pace Race will be Tuesday starting at Barranca Mesa Elementary School. Race time is 6 p.m.

  • Torres plays 306 holes on 'Longest Day'

    The Longest Day of Golf took less than the maximum amount of time.
    Los Alamos Golf Course head professional Donnie Torres finished up an amazing 17 rounds of golf Thursday in approximately 13-1/2 hours. Averaging just a little over a minute in between shots, Torres finished 306 holes and did so while maintaining an excellent running score.
    Torres’ Longest Day of Golf was played to raise money for the Sun Country PGA Junior Golf Association and for the Los Alamos Rotary. He raised approximately $4,000, which will be split between the two organizations.

  • Senior Men play at Cochiti, Santa Fe

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments played June 12 at Pueblo de Cochiti Golf Course and June 13 at Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe:

    Pueblo de Cochiti Golf Course
    June 12

    Championship flight

    1st low gross: Rob Schneider, Santa Fe, 71
    2nd low gross: Henry Hodde, Santa Fe, 74
    1st low net: Mac McCormick, South Fork, Colo., 67
    2nd low net: Tom Stehle, Santa Fe, 70

    First flight

    1st low gross: Steve Martinez, Santa Fe, 77
    2nd low gross: Scooter Franks, Santa Fe, 78
    1st low net: Terry Maznio, Las Vegas, 63
    2nd low net: Gilbert Romero, Santa Fe 66

  • LAGC pro to play 17 rounds Thursday

    Donnie Torres is hoping to squeeze in some golf tomorrow. By "some," he means 17 rounds.

    Torres, the head professional at Los Alamos Golf Course, will play The Longest Day of Golf Thursday at LAGC. In doing so, he's hoping to raise close to $4,000 for charitable causes.

    Doing the math, Torres will play 306 holes. If he can get started at around 5:30 a.m., he thinks he can wrap up before the sun sets. He will play exclusively on the front nine at LAGC and give himself credit for being "in the leather" when he nears cups.

    It's a challenge — he's hoping to complete the Longest Day of Golf in about 700 swings, not counting putts — but one he feels he's ready for.

  • Road to Victory

    Alamogordo’s Marcel Berger celebrates as he crosses the finish line on the way to a win in the Licensed Men Category 4 race Sunday as part of the Tour de Los Alamos. Check Wednesday’s Los Alamos Monitor for complete results.