• Sports Briefs 07-24-13

    Splash N Dash returns today

    The Splash N Dash series, which is hosted by Triatomics Multisport Club, will have its next session today.
    The series is designed for those interested in training for the Los Alamos Triathlon, which is scheduled for Aug. 17.
    Participants can choose either a 400-yard swim and 5K run or 200-yard swim and 3K run. An additional shorter course is also available for youth participants.
    All Splash N Dash events start at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    Registration for each Splash N Dash is done about 30 minutes prior to the start at the aquatic center. There is no fee for participation but registration will be limited to the first 75 entrants.
    More information can be obtained by visiting the club’s website, triatomics.org.

    Girls soccer tryouts begin Aug. 12

  • Senior men's tourney results

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments from July 9 at Santa Fe Country Club and July 10 at Twin Warriors Golf Course in Bernalillo.

    July 9

    Championship flight

    First low gross: Jim Miner, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 74.
    Second low gross: Rob Schneider, Santa Fe, 76.
    First low net: Jim Crowden, Corrales, 68.

    First flight

    First low gross: Sol Zamora, Trinidad, Colo., 80.
    Second low gross: Bob Quick, Los Alamos, 83.
    First low net: Dennis Saiz, Santa Fe, 67.

    Second flight

    First low gross: Greg Hanson, Los Alamos, 79.
    Second low gross: Jim Fluharty, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 81.
    First low net: Paul Turner, Sandia Park, 64.

    Third flight

    First low gross: Gary Aycock, Santa Fe, 76.
    Second low gross: Herman Gallegos, Pecos, 81.
    First low net: Maguin Urioste, Las Vegas, 61.

    Fourth flight

    First low gross: Gary Roberts, Santa Fe, 80.
    Second low gross: Jim Downey, Santa Fe, 86.
    First low net: Rey Arellano, Farmington, 61.

    Fifth flight

    First low gross: Van Robertson, Nara Vista, 84.
    Second low gross: Lee Sanchez, Santa Fe, 91.
    First low net: Mike Hall, Trinidad, Colo., 63.

    July 10

  • Down and Dirty

    Los Alamos County’s recreation department hosted the ninth annual High Mountain Mudfest volleyball tournament Saturday. The tournament was held in the mud pits on North Mesa.

  • Sports Briefs 07-23-13

    Deadline to register for City golf tourney is today

    Registrations for the Los Alamos City Championship golf tournament is today.
    The City Championship is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. It will be an 8 a.m. shotgun start both days.
    The 36-hole, stroke-play tournament is open to any Los Alamos Golf Association member, Los Alamos Women’s Golf Association member, or any county resident with a Sun Country handicap.
    Price for participation is $25 per player, which does not include cart fees. Gross and net payouts will be given for each competition flight.
    More information is available by calling 662-8139.

    Splash N Dash returns Wednesday

  • Running For Charity

    Runners take off at the start of Saturday’s David Fellers Healing Art Foundation Run at Canyon Rim Trail. The charity event helped support the foundation, which this year was assisting needy, disabled people in Nicaragua. The foundation is still accepting donations and those can be matched through the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Employees’ Fund. More information can be found on the group’s website, healingartfoundation.org. 

  • Pecos League interested in starting new LA club

    The president of an independent baseball league said Los Alamos is on the top of his list of potential sites for a new team.
    Andrew Dunn, who is in charge of the Pecos League, sent a letter to Los Alamos County Council chair Geoff Rodgers, county administrator Harry Burgess and others asking if there would be interest in putting a semiprofessional baseball team on The Hill.
    The proposed team would play at Bomber Field on North Mesa, but there are several issues that would need to be ironed out with local officials before anything would happen. Nevertheless, Dunn said if things break the Pecos League’s way, the team could be up and running in fairly short order.
    “We move very fast,” Dunn said. “We’ve got to have things ready.”
    The Pecos League is currently comprised of eight teams, six of them in New Mexico, one in west Texas and one in Trinidad, Colo.
    Dunn, who operates the league out of Houston and readily admits he knows very little about Los Alamos County, said one of the major considerations of the league is expenditures and one of its biggest is travel costs.
    Despite having most of its teams in New Mexico, travel is still an issue. Teams are spread out, just in New Mexico, from Alamogordo all the way to Taos.

  • Group wants to get kids involved in multi-sports

    Kim Katko has been an active member of multi-sports events for some time.
    But when she saw her son run out of gas in short order while participating in a weekly Pace Race, she realized then and there a group to help kids get and stay in shape would probably be a good thing to have.
    “He took off, went 500 yards and then he got an ache in his side,” Katko said. “I was like, ‘why am I having him race when he doesn’t train?’”
    Katko and Susie Schillaci formed the Triatomics Youth Group to fill that void.
    The Triatomics is an active club that promotes multi-sport events and training for those events. The club puts on the Atomic Man Duathlon in the spring and usually has a big presence for other events such as the upcoming Los Alamos Triathlon.
    The Triatomics’ Youth Group is nominally for kids ages 6-15, but Katko admits that age range isn’t strictly enforced. They will take kids so long as they can swim without aid and can keep themselves safe.
    Safety is one of the primary concerns for the group. Participants are steered away from areas where they might encounter vehicle traffic if possible and are broken into small groups with parents closely monitoring their whereabouts.

  • Baseball league eyeing LA for team

    The independent Pecos League is interested in Los Alamos as a potential site for an expansion team for the 2014 season.

    Andrew Dunn, presdient of the Pecos League, sent a letter to several local figures asking about the possibility of bringing a team to Bomber Field.

    The Pecos League operates several teams in New Mexico, including the Santa Fe Fuego, Las Vegas Train Robbers and Raton Osos. Dunn said with travel and other considerations, having a team in Los Alamos would make sense geographically and financially for expansion of the eight-team league.

    More informaton will appear in the Los Alamos Monitor next week.

  • Derby Day

    Members of the Los Alamos Derby Dames, also known as the M’Atom Bombs, rough up an opponent during recent scrimmage at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. The Derby Dames will be in action Saturday at the ice rink. A portion of the funds raised will go to help the county’s animal shelter.

  • Elkins wins at Pace Race again

    Sue Elkins was tops at Tuesday’s Pace Race for the second week in a row.
    This week’s Pace Race, hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was the New Pipeline Gutbuster. The 1, 3 and 3.2-mile courses consist of rugged and steep paths in the Quemazon and Pipeline Road areas.
    Elkins, competing on the 1-mile course, finished with a prediction error of 19 seconds — all predictions were adjusted to the 3.2-mile course. All of the top predictions from Tuesday were achieved on the short course.
    Following Elkins, Patricia Burnside finished with an error of 32 seconds, while Paul Elkins was 42 seconds off.
    The fastest finisher on the 1-mile course was Nathan Burnside, with his time of 8 minutes, 33 seconds. Patricia Burnside finished in 9:00.
    On the longer courses, Laura McClellan (32:31), Roxana Candia (33:37) and Zachary Medin (34:39) were the fastest finishers.
    In all, 21 walkers and runners competed this week. All finishers were treated to a Popsicle at the finish.
    The next Pace Race is Tuesday starting at the North Mesa picnic area. Race time is 6 p.m. and 1- and 3-mile, stroller-friendly courses will be available.
    More information on the Atomic City Roadrunners and the Pace Race can be found by visiting the club’s website, atomicrunners.com, or calling 672-1639.