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  • Postponed 5K race is a go for Saturday

    William Hill has been hopping for the last couple of days to put the finishing touches on the Firecracker 5K event.
    Hill, the sports director at the Family YMCA of Los Alamos, is the primary organizer of the race, which will be Saturday starting at the YMCA’s facility on 15th Street.
    The 5K race, which has in recent years turned into one of the more popular local races, was originally scheduled to take place on Independence Day. The race was postponed, however, due to the effects of the Las Conchas Fire in late June and the ensuing evacuation of the town.
    Things are finally settling down to the point where events such as these can be rescheduled and Hill said he’s expecting the event to be a good one.

  • LA athletes clean up at Senior Games

    Once again, Los Alamos senior Olympians had a huge showing at this year’s New Mexico Senior Olympic Summer Games.

    The New Mexico Senior Olympics was held for the fifth straight year in Las Cruces on the campus of New Mexico State University. The Games concluded Saturday. Nearly 1,000 participants from around the state took part this year.

    Los Alamos participants grabbed 43 gold medals at the state Games, including dominating the swimming events and grabbing a total of 10 golds in the cycling and track events.

  • Making a Big Splash

    Swimmers and swim teams from all around the state are at the Larry R. Walkup Center for the New Mexico Long Course State Championship.

  • Sports Update 08-03-11

    Boys soccer tryouts start Monday

    Tryouts for the Los Alamos High School boys soccer program will be held Aug. 8-12.
    Tryouts for the 2011 season will start at 8 a.m.
    Tryouts will run from 8-9:30 a.m. at North Mesa Field and 4-6:30 p.m. at Overlook Park. Participants will need running shoes, cleats, shin guards (afternoon session only) and water.

    Cross country teams meet tonight

    A meeting for interested participants in the 2011 Los Alamos High School cross country program will take place Aug. 3 at LAHS’ Auxiliary Gymnasium, while season practice starts Aug. 8.
    LAHS cross country participation is open to all boys and girls in grades 9-12.

  • Results from State Senior Olympics

    Here are the local results from the New Mexico Senior Olympics Summer Games (name, age group, event, place, finishing mark):

    Mary Billen, 70-74

    20K cycling, 1, 56:22.46; 10K cycling, 1, 31:22.07; 10K road race, 1, 1:13:29; 5K road race, 2, 32:46; 200 meters, 2, 53.15; 800 meters, 3, 4:46.48; 1500 meters, 1, 8:32.46.

    Edward Cagle, 50-54

    50 butterfly, 4, 32.45; 50 freestyle, 2, 26.60; 100 freestyle, 2, 58.66.

    Abel Castillo, 50-54

    Basketball 3-pointer, 2; basketball free throw, 1; singles horseshoes, 1; huachas, 1; singles shuffleboard, 1; singles table tennis, 1; mixed doubles table tennis, 1.

    Bill Hudson, 85-89

  • True to Form Football

    Members of the Los Alamos Hilltopper football program work on form tackling during their workout Tuesday morning at Los Alamos High School. Practice officially began for football teams around the state Monday.

  • Townsley tops Mitchell in LATC final

    Stephen Townsley earned the Los Alamos Tennis Club men’s singles championship Sunday.
    Townsley topped Kevin Mitchell in the men’s A finals Sunday at Urban Park, taking their contest in straight sets. Townsley prevailed 6-2, 7-6 in the championship match.
    In his three tournament matches, Townsley didn’t lose a single set.
    Also in Sunday’s final round of the LATC championship tournament, the men’s A doubles team of David Lee/Bob Tonelli picked up the club’s title with its win over Mike Fitzsimmons/Dan Kelly. The match was close, but Lee/Tonelli earned the straight-set victory, 7-6, 7-5.

  • Sports Update 07-31-11

    Boys soccer tryouts start Aug. 8

    Tryouts for the Los Alamos High School boys soccer program will be held Aug. 8-12.
    Tryouts for the 2011 season will start at 8 a.m. each day.
    All physical examinations and paperwork must be completed and turned in before athletes are allowed to participate. Forms are available at the school’s athletics website, www.laschools.net/athletics/site/default.asp.
    Tryouts will run from 8-9:30 a.m. at North Mesa Field and 4-6:30 p.m. at Overlook Park. Participants will need running shoes, cleats, shin guards (afternoon session only) and water.

    Cross country meeting is Aug. 3

  • Football practice starting

    The beginning of August means the fall sports season is just around the corner. For the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team, that means preseason is just hours away.
    Two-a-days for the Hilltoppers start Monday at LAHS’ practice field.
    Monday is the first official day of fall practice for football for teams around the state. All other fall sports get going Aug. 8.
    The 2011 season opener for the Hilltopper football team is Aug. 27 at Pojoaque, although the team will see its first live action a week earlier when it travels to Piedra Vista for a preseason scrimmage.

  • LATC’s men’s final scheduled for this morning

    A new Los Alamos Tennis Club women’s singles champion was crowned Saturday, while a new men’s singles champ will be determined this morning.
    The LATC’s annual tournament concludes today at Urban Park. Matches, including the men’s singles final, start at 8:30 a.m.
    Today’s men’s final will pit Stephen Townsley against Kevin Mitchell. Townsley and Mitchell both won their first two matches Saturday in straight sets to get to the final.
    About 30 players are taking part in this year’s tournament. LATC’s Bob Tonelli, who’s one of the tournament’s organizers, said several regular participants were out of town for this year’s event.