• Living For the City Championship

    The Los Alamos City Championship golf tournament got going Saturday. More than 60 players were registered for this year’s event. The tournament continues this morning at LAGC. Players will tee off at 8 a.m. for the second and final round of the tournament.

  • Candia is week's top predictor

    Roxana Candia was the best predictor at this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race is a weekly event hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners. Races are Tuesday at various spots around Los Alamos County.
    Candia nipped Mike Benelli for the top prediction Tuesday. She finished with a prediction error of 16 seconds, while Benelli was 18 seconds off.
    The race started at the North Mesa picnic grounds.
    Although Benelli finished second in prediction time, he was the fastest finisher on the 3-mile course, coming in at 23 minutes, 48 seconds. The fastest female finisher on the long course this week was Laura McClellan, who finished in 24:10.
    Zach Medin was the fastest finisher on the 1-mile course with his time of 7:30. Reynie Benelli finished in 10:05.
    The next Pace Race will be Tuesday starting at Piñon Park in White Rock. Race time is 6 p.m.
    More information on the Atomic City Roadrunners can be found on the club’s website, atomicrunners.com.

  • LA City Championship will tee off at 8 a.m. Saturday

    Bragging rights will again be up for grabs at the Los Alamos Golf Course this weekend. Specifically, bragging rights as the best golfer in the county.
    The Los Alamos City Championship is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the golf course. Action gets going at 8 a.m. both days.
    This year, a new women’s City champion will be crowned.
    Tami Martinson, who was dominant in winning her four straight championships, is not entered in this year’s tournament.
    Last year, Martinson carded both of the two low rounds in the tournament, topping runner-up Ellen Stallings by six shots.
    Stallings will be back — she is grouped with tournament veterans Anna Swertfeger and Lynne Taylor for the opening round — but she will have to contend with Ev Griggs, Anita Dunmar and Barb Schmitt, who have been some of the toughest competitors in the tournament’s history.
    Another impressive streak was stopped last year. City tournament veteran Kurt Anast upset Curt Norman to win the men’s top flight, shooting a 3-under after 18 holes then holding on through the balance of the tournament to win.
    Norman was going for his third straight win last season but couldn’t get on track Saturday. He rebounded to shoot an even 72 Sunday but it wouldn’t be enough to catch up.

  • Tennis club starts tourney Saturday

    Members of the Los Alamos Tennis Club will once again slug it out for this year’s championship.
    LATC will host its championship tournament Saturday and Sunday at Urban Park. Several titles will be up for grabs, including the men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.
    The top performer from the 2012 championship was David Lee. Lee earned the men’s A title last year over Bill Vigil, then he and partner Bob Tonelli advanced to the men’s doubles championship match before falling to Vigil/Ryan Maupin.
    Lee went up 4-2 in the first set of the men’s singles championship before Vigil retired due to a muscle injury. Vigil/Maupin topped Lee/Tonelli in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4 to claim that title.
    Because of low turnout in 2012, there was no separate women’s singles or women’s doubles titles awarded. One of the few women in the tournament, Claire White, entered into the men’s draw.
    The last woman to win the LATC singles title was Jeena Kim in 2011. Kim won in a round-robin format.
    Other winners from last year included Grigory Ovanesyan, who topped Sidra Hsieh-Ratliff in mixed B singles, Gilbert Ratliff/Linda Hsieh in mixed A doubles and Ovanesyan/Christopher Lee in mixed B doubles.

  • Ortiz, Romero will play in All-Star contest

    It’s a big week coming up for those standout players who will be competing in the final prep contests of their careers.
    And those making their final appearances include a pair of players from Los Alamos.
    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association will hold its All-Star volleyball, football and basketball contests starting Saturday. The All-Stars, which are selected from high school teams around the state, are graduating seniors invited to participate.
    The All-Star contests start Saturday with volleyball. In the Class 4A/5A volleyball match, two former Los Alamos standouts, Danielle Ortiz and Savanna Romero will take part.
    Ortiz, an all-state defensive player, committed earlier this summer to play for the University of New Mexico this coming fall. Romero was Los Alamos’ leader in assists for three consecutive years and was an all-stat first teamer for the 2012 season.
    The pair helped Los Alamos to a state Class 4A semifinal appearance last season.
    The 4A/5A game is scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday at Albuquerque High School. Sandia head coach Megan Holland will be the 4A/5A team’s coach for the event.

  • Healing Art Foundation run results

    Here are the results from Saturday’s David Fellers Healing Art Foundation 3- and 6-mile runs. The runs were held as a charity event to help the foundation raise money to provide equipment for needy disabled people in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua.

    3 miles

    Boys 18 and under

    1. Dan Van Buren, 32:22.

    Men 19 and over

    1. Eric Sanders, 26:14; 2. Hal Mai, 27:09; 3. Ben Barnhart, 30:54; 4. Michael Hentmik, 37:22; 5. Kurt Hillmer, 38:12; 6. Ted Williams, 41:54; 7. RT Perry, 51:37.

    Girls 18 and under

    1. Rachel Wallstrom, 27:37; 2. Suzette Willams, 32:10; 3. Divine Fellers, 37:18; 4. Kathin Dover, 39:14; 5. Destiny Fellers, 39:15; 6. Savannah Fellers, 39:15; 7. Henrietta Jaramillo, 48:35; 8. Divine Fellers, 58:18.

    Women 19 and over

    1. Besty Hillmer, 37:35; 2. Jill Mauldin, 41:13; 3. Kamille Chavez, 41:14; 4. Patricia Wilde, 44:57; 5. Sandy Espinosa, 48:36; 6. Marci O’Donley, McAlester, Okla., 52:46; 7. Sarah Palmer, 1:09:00; 8. Catherine Palmer, 1:11:00.


    1. Ashley Reader, 27:45; 2. Emily Wilde, 35:48; 3. Brian Palmer, 1:11:00.

    6 miles

    1. Tim White, 47:45; 2. Garth Reader, 51:37; 3. Tim Kulper, 56:17.

  • 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