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  • Prep fall sports kick off this week

    The 2011 fall prep season officially gets underway Tuesday.
    Los Alamos’ girls soccer team will start things off Tuesday when it travels to Belen to play the Eagles. Game time is 4 p.m.
    By the end of the week, all of Los Alamos’ teams will be in action, however. Both the Hilltopper volleyball team and football teams have contests scheduled against Pojoaque that day, while the cross country teams have a scrimmage scheduled at La Cueva.
    Thursday, the Hilltopper boys soccer team opens by hosting Rio Rancho.

  • Results from the 2011 Los Alamos Triathlon

    Here are the results from Saturday’s Los Alamos Triathlon. For a complete time breakdown of the race, visit www.chasing3.com.

    Men’s overall
    1. Viktor Zymetsev, 56:33; 2. Jeff Johnson, 1:00:07; 3. Pat Brug, 1:00:28.

    Boys 11-14
    1. Timo Schacht, 1:33:43; 2. Liam Browning, 1:36:25; 3. Quinn Abfalterer, 1:49:16.

    Boys 15-19
    1. Bear Schacht, 1:12:39; 2. Miguel Arias, 1:41:48.

    Men 20-24
    1. Scott Archer, 1:03:57; 2. Matthew Fant, 1:07:22; 3. Jeffrey Skidmore, 1:14:00; 4. Cody Eilar, 1:17:22; 5. Brandon Trout, 1:23:51.

    Men 25-29

  • Regan, Zymetsev take top honors in LA Triathlon

    It came as little surprise that the 2011 Los Alamos Triathlon, a sprint-type event, was dominated by a guy who would barely consider it a warm-up.
    Professional triathlete Viktor Zyemtsev cruised to victory Saturday morning at the Los Alamos Triathlon. Zyemtsev was the only competitor in the race to break the 1-hour mark, crossing the finish line in 56 minutes, 33 seconds, more than 3-1/2 minutes better than his next-closest competitor, Los Alamos’ Jeff Johnson.
    The Los Alamos Triathlon returned after a semi-hiatus in 2010. Last year’s race was dubbed an “aquathlon” by Los Alamos County with the 20-kilometer bike leg, traditionally the first leg of the triathlon, nixed due to construction along Diamond Drive.

  • Sports Update 08-19-11

    LASG hosting open house

    Los Alamos School of Gymnastics is holding an open house Monday at its gym, 555 North Mesa Road.

    LASG is celebrating Loui Janecky's 30th anniversary as director of the program. All members of the community, as well as past and present gymnasts and families, are welcomed to attend.

    The open house will be from 6-7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

     

    Golf tourney to benefit baseball, softball teams

    The Los Alamos High School baseball and softball teams will host the Diamonds in the Rough golf tournament Aug. 27 at Los Alamos Golf Course.

    The tournament is a four-player scramble format. Registrations must be received by Saturday.

  • Rees finishes with top prediction this week

    Dan Rees was a dual winner at this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race, a weekly event hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was run Tuesday at Power Line Road off NM 4.
    Rees not only finished within one second of his predicted finish time Tuesday, but was also the fastest runner on the 3-mile course. Rees finished the long course with a time of 21 minutes, 44 seconds.
    Tom Sandford had the next-closest prediction, 13 seconds, while Katie Gattiker was 15 seconds off. Gattiker was also the fastest female on the 3-mile course with her time of 34:15.
    On the 1-mile course, 10-year-old Morgan Jones was the fastest finisher (10:56), while 7-year-old Zach Jones finished in 11:07.

  • Toppers still among teams to beat in 4A this season

    There will be at least one major change for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team this season, although that change is completely out of its control.

    Other than that, however, a big shakeup around the team is unlikely.

    The Hilltoppers will open their 2011 campaign Tuesday when they travel to Class 4A opponent Belen.

    Los Alamos comes into the season, for the third straight time, as the Class 4A runner-up from the previous year. Should everything go according to plan, Los Alamos should again be on the short list of state title contenders.

  • Sports Update 08-18-11

    LASG hosting open house

    Los Alamos School of Gymnastics is holding an open house Monday at its gym, 555 North Mesa Road.
    LASG is celebrating Loui Janecky’s 30th anniversary as director of the program. All members of the community, as well as past and present gymnasts and families, are welcomed to attend.

     

  • Pajarito to host motorcycle event

    Pajarito Mountain will host a motorcycle race Saturday and Sunday.
    The event, which is being sponsored by Wannabe Racing of Durango, Colo., will be run on a 7-mile loop on the ski hill. Races will be conducted in several different categories.
    In the past, Wannabe Racing has held races at ski areas in New Mexico, including at Angel Fire, but race organizer Brett Craig became interested in racing at Pajarito after he heard about the damage done to the area by the Las Conchas Fire.
    “We had an opportunity to see if they’d like to have us come up,” Craig said. “We can bring money in for the ski hill for what happened.”

  • M'Atom Bombs drop in at Aspen School

    Los Alamos’ Derby Dames, also known as the M’Atom Bombs, are starting up a women’s competitive roller derby team.
    he team holds practices approximately three times per week at Aspen School. The team is actively recruiting any women age 18-plus.

    For more information, visit the team’s website, laderbydames.com.

     

  • LA ranked No. 4 in preseason 4A poll

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team finished fourth in the Class 4A preseason coaches poll released Wednesday.
    Los Alamos picked up 74 points and a first-place vote in the preseason prep poll, conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. The poll is voted on by volleyball coaches from around the state.
    The Hilltoppers, who have had several good showings at tournaments this summer, will open their season Aug. 27 against the state’s top team in Class 3A, Pojoaque.
    The Class 4A poll was topped by Artesia. The Bulldogs, who won the 4A state title in 2010, picked up nine of 13 first-place votes to grab 124 points and finish well ahead of St. Pius X, the runner-up at the 2010 state tournament.