• NNMSMGA tournament results

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournament played at Pagosa Springs (Colo.) Golf Course June 18-20.

    June 18 (2-man scramble)

    First flight

    First low gross: Chuck Padilla, Las Vegas, and Jim Fluharty, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 69.
    Second low gross: Ken Koch, Los Alamos, and Bob Oliver, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 69
    First low net: Malcolm Rodger, Pagosa Springs, Colo., and Dale Crumpton, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 60.9.

    Second flight

    First low gross: Greg Hanson, Los Alamos, and Mike Cuccia, Trinidad, Colo., 68.
    Second low gross: Ron Krantz, Los Alamos, and Ken Bailey, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 70.
    First low net: Dallas Bauer, Alamosa, Colo., and Eppie Trujillo, Los Alamos, 57.6.
    Second low net: Larry Hults, Los Alamos, and Jim Lawrence, Los Alamos, 57.6.

    June 19

    Championship flight

    First low gross: Rob Schneider, Santa Fe, 75.
    Second low gross: Chuck Padilla, Las Vegas, 68.

    First flight

    First low gross: Steve Martinez, Santa Fe, 80.
    Second low gross: Malcolm Rodger, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 82.
    First low net: Ken Koch, Los Alamos, 69.

    Second flight

  • White Rock advances in 9-10 All-Stars

     The White Rock Little League 9-10 All-Stars picked up a big victory Sunday over Los Alamos’ All-Star team to advance in the District 1 playoffs.

    White Rock will be in action at 6 p.m. tonight facing Española. The District 1 tournament is being held in Santa Fe.

    In the opening round, White Rock defeated Los Alamos 16-4.

    The tournament is being played at Alto Park in Santa Fe. The winner of the District 1 tournament will advance to the state tournament.

  • Firecracker 5K Run Results
  • Clowns’ hurler Bun Ryan reflects on WWII experience

    For some, Independence Day not only means fireworks and cookouts, but reflection on what it means to be independent.
    And while World War II veteran Bernard L. ‘Bun’ Ryan certainly played a part in that, rarely did he have the time to reflect in the years following the war.
    “I didn’t do anything. I was always busy pitching,” said Ryan, the star hurler of Pierotti’s Clowns of the Fourth of July holiday. The Clowns or the other softball teams he threw for were almost invariably playing in a tournament or exhibition game during the holiday.
    Ryan was among the hardest throwing pitchers in the country during softball’s heyday following World War II and was, along with team captain and third baseman Lou Pierotti, who, like Ryan, is a longtime Los Alamos resident, was the Clowns’ main attraction.
    Pierotti’s Clowns was a five-man softball team made up largely of players from Los Alamos National Laboratory’s S-Site – notably, Pierotti himself was not one of them, but instead was a local entrepreneur. The Clowns played exhibition games for charity and in their 200 official games spanning from the mid-1950s to the late 1970s, went a remarkable 177-23.
    When Ryan was on his game, he was virtually unhittable and was a big part of that stellar won-loss record.

  • Sports Briefs 06-30-13

    Tourney to benefit BBBS

    The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico will host its second annual “Drive for Matches” tournament at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    The Drive for Matches is scheduled for July 20. Price for participation is $100 for each individual and $400 per team, which includes driving range balls, greens fees, a golf cart and dinner.
    All proceeds from the tournament will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico.
    More information about the tournament can be found by contacting Dawn Brown at 505-614-4231 or dawn.brown@bbbs-nnm.org.

    LA football camp slated for July 8-11

    The Hilltopper Youth Football Camp is scheduled for July 8-11 at Sullivan Field.
    The camp is for students entering grades 4-8. The camp will focus on basic offensive and defensive philosophies and proper techniques.
    Price for participation is $55. Registrations can be made to Garett Williams, 994 Nambe Place, Los Alamos.

    Mud volleyball tournament returning

  • Rees is the top predictor

    Dan Rees had the top prediction in this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race, a weekly event hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was Tuesday night. It started at Barranca Mesa Elementary School and ventured into Bayo Canyon.
    Rees, running on the 3-mile course, was off by just four seconds from his predicted finish time Tuesday. He nipped 1-mile course runner Paul Elkins, who had a six-second adjusted error.
    Also coming close were Ted Romero (24 seconds off) and Duane Marr and Joaquin Gutierrez (30 seconds off).
    On the 1-mile course, Jacob Thompson had the fastest finish with his time of 7 minutes, 28 seconds. Patricia Burnside finished in 7:56.
    On the longer course, Romero was again the fastest finisher, crossing in 20:58.
    The next Pace Race is Tuesday night starting at the roundabout at Diamond Drive and San Ildefonso Road. Race time is 6 p.m.
    More information about the Pace Race or the Atomic City Roadrunners can be found at the club’s website, atomicrunners.com, or by calling 672-1639. 

  • Kirk makes U.S. World Games roster

     Former Los Alamos High School basketball star and University of New Mexico Lobo center Alex Kirk made the cut for the World University Games.

    Kirk, the 7-foot center and one of the top offensive and defensive presences for the Lobos, was awarded one of the 12 roster spots for the U.S. men’s basketball team that will play in Kazan, Russia, starting July 7. Kirk was trying out for the team along with several top college players from around the country at the Olympic training center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

    The announcement was made by USA Basketball earlier today.

  • Softball team takes on Española

    The White Rock-Los Alamos 11- and 12-year-old softball team will face off with Española in a three-game series for the district championship starting Saturday.
    The WR-LA team will host the series, which gets going at 10 a.m. Saturday.
    The tournament was originally supposed to include a third team but Santa Fe dropped out late.
    Española, according to WR-LA manager Roger Anaya, will give his team a test.
    The WR-LA team is comprised of about half junior-aged players and half senior-aged players that were combined together for the regular season. WR-LA squeezed in a dozen games in about three weeks to get itself eligible for postseason competition.
    All three games are scheduled for Overlook Park in White Rock. Sunday’s game is set for 1 p.m. If needed, the third game will be played Monday.

  • Swim club holds a 50th reunion party

    The oldest competitve clubs in the state, the Los Alamos Aquatomics, celebrated 50 years of swimming at a reunion event at Fuller Lodge June 22.
    Several dozen alumni attended the event, including out-of-state guests from New York, California, Colorado and Arizona.
    Also present were previous Aquatomics’ coaches Bill Hudson and Steve Myers, who addressed the group at the reunion.
    Hudson, who founded the team in 1963 partly to support his program at Los Alamos High School, reminisced about early days of Aquatomics swimming.
    “For competition, we’d travel anywhere in the southwest that had a pool, even if it was an odd length, or if it was so murky you couldn’t see the bottom,” said Hudson, a former Los Alamos teacher who is still remarkably fit at 88 years of age.
    Hudson also started the first New Mexico state high school swimming meet.
    When Hudson’s team won the state high school title in 1956, it was the first state title for Los Alamos High School in any sport. In 1974, he helped organized the Los Alamos Triathlon, which is still run annually in Los Alamos County.

  • Hitting the Pavement

    Mark Katko heads down the sidewalk on Canyon Road during the running portion of the Splash N Dash Wednesday night. The Splash N Dash, a non-competitive multi-sport event, is hosted by the Triatomics. It is primarily for getting in shape for the August Los Alamos Triathlon. Several Splash N Dash events are held throughout the summer.