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  • Sports update 06-01-11

    Car wash Saturday will support local softball team

    The New Mexico Thunder softball team will hold a car wash Saturday at the Shell gas station on Trinity Drive.
    The New Mexico Thunder is made up of local players 16-and-under. Money earned from the car wash will help defray travel costs.
    Saturday’s car wash is scheduled from 10 a.m.-noon at the station.

    Hoops camps set for next week

    The Jr. Topper basketball program will host a pair of camps next week for players in grades K-5.
    The fundamentals camps start Monday. Price for participation is $70 per player.

  • Track and field: Hawk teams had good run in 2011 season

    The Los Alamos Middle School track and field teams ended their spring season  with a meet at West Las Vegas.
    All four Hawks teams placed in the top four of their divisions. The seventh grade girls won the team competition handily, scoring 146 points, the eighth grade boys also won with a team score of 107, the seventh grade boys finished in 4th place with  53.5 points, the eighth grade girls finished in second place with 107 points.
    The seventh grade girls team was dominant during the 2011 season. After placing third at the first meet in March, it went undefeated in the remaining four meets, scoring 100-150 points in each meet.
    Several school records were broken by the Hawks teams over the course of the season.

  • Running: Pace Race is tonight

    Members of the Atomic City Roadrunners head down the path at the Canyon Rim Trail during its initial Pace Race of the 2011 season. The Roadrunners will host their weekly race at 6 p.m. starting at the roundabout on Diamond Drive.

  • Sports update: Sandoval-Donahue qualifies for 2012 Olympic Trials

    Magdalena Sandoval-Donahue, formerly of Los Alamos, qualified for the United States Olympic Trials in the marathon.
    Sandoval-Donahue, a former elite runner for Los Alamos High School, finished second in the Eugene (Ore.) Marathon May 1 to earn a spot in the trials.
    At the Eugene Marathon, Sandoval-Donahue finished in 2 hours, 44 minutes, 41 seconds to earn the runner-up finish.
    The marathon was won by Katie Blackett of Colorado, who finished with a time of 2:44:14.
    To earn a spot at the Olympic trials, runners must achieve a marathon time of 2:46:00.
    Sandoval-Donahue, who won the 1998 individual state title in cross country, currently lives and trains in Albuquerque, where she attends graduate school.

  • Golf: Norman/Knox holds on to win at tourney

    The duo of Curt Norman/Darren Knox needed every saved stroke of a tournament-best round of 66 Monday to prevail in the Memorial Day Best Ball event.
    Norman/Knox picked up the victory in the three-day event at Los Alamos Golf Course. The team hung on to edge Kenny Walker/Kevin Brake in the tournament’s top flight, with Walker/Brake finishing just one stroke behind.
    The Memorial Day Best Ball tournament, which was held this weekend, is the first major event the LAGC holds annually. This year, the tournament included 17 teams in the three-day competition and nine more in the two-day competition.

  • LAHS Athletics: Blair, Delano garner Clendenen Awards

    A pair of Los Alamos High School graduating student-athletes stood out among a big field of nominees for the school’s highest award.
    Graham Delano and Shannon Blair were the recipients of the 2011 Clendenen Student Athlete Award. The results were announced at the school’s Senior Athlete Award Ceremony Thursday night.
    Also Thursday, David Brock was honored with two awards, the James Edmund Stewart Scholarship and the Black Lion Award.
    The ceremony was held at the Duane W. Smith Auditorium.
    Blair, a soccer standout at Los Alamos, and Delano, a two-sport athlete this year, were selected out of a total of 19 nominees for the award.

  • Sports update 05-29-11

    Soccer camp starts June 6

    The Los Alamos Hillltopper boys soccer program will hold its annual soccer camp starting June 6.
    Deadline for registration for the first session is Monday.
    The camp is for boys and girls ages 3-9. Session one will be at Urban Park and session two at Rover Park.
    Price for participation is $35 for one session, $50 for both. The first session will run from June 6-10. Session two will be from June 20-24.
    For  more information, visit www.laschools.net/athletics or call Marsha Parker at 672-1558.

    Cross country meeting set

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country team will hold a meeting June 8 at Los Alamos Middle School.

  • Sports letter 05-29-11

    Sod sale was a big success
    The Sullivan Field sod sale was a success. The athletic department raised over $18,000 in 2-1/2 days that will be used for equipment and supplies. The money will be used for both the middle school and high school athletic programs.
    The success of the sale is due to all the volunteers, coaches and athletes who donated their time to roll and load sod on pallets. The success is also because of the community who waited patiently in line to buy the sod.  The donations that were given for the sod will help our athletic programs and the high school and middle school continue to be one of the top programs in the state.

  • Running: Weeks is the best Pace Race predictor

    Bob Weeks was the top predictor at this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race, a weekly event sponsored by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was held Tuesday at Piñon Park. Tuesday’s race featured a staggered start, where slower predictors started ahead of faster predictors.
    Weeks, on the 1-mile course, missed his prediction by just two seconds. Weeks needed the good prediction, however, as Jackie Marr (three seconds), Ted Romero (three seconds) and Daren Jones (four seconds) were immediately behind him.
    The next Pace Race will be Tuesday. That race will start at the roundabout on Diamond Drive.
    For more information about the next race, call 662-2856. For information about the Atomic City Roadrunners, visit www.atomicrunners.com.

  • Football: LA prepares for upcoming season

    There is a lot of work to be done before fall rolls around and the Los Alamos Hilltopper football program isn’t wasting any time in getting at it.
    And while getting prepped for the 2011 football season is first priority, setting the groundwork for years to come is also at the top of the to-do list.
    Los Alamos is wrapping up its second week of spring workouts this week, hoping the extra work will pay off this season.
    Teams around New Mexico have the opportunity this season to hold spring workouts. The New Mexico Activities Association, which governs most interscholastic sports at the middle school and high school levels, approved spring workouts early this year in order for teams to get a jump on mandatory practice, which will start Aug. 1.