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  • 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.

  • Sports Update 07-28-11

    Football workouts at LAHS start Monday

  • Sports Briefs 07-28-11

    Johnson, Mangs to play on state team

    Local baseball players Brian Johnson and Connor Mang, along with 16 other New Mexicans, have been selected to represent New Mexico in the National Team Identification Series for the 2012 USA 13-and-under baseball team.
    Another local player, Jared Mang, was selected to represent New Mexico in the 15-and-under division.
    All three players will be traveling to Utah in August to compete with other players from around the southwest. They will have to compete against approximately 180 other individuals from the southwest to have the honor of representing the region in the finals, which will be held in North Carolina.

    Ealey appears in Sports Illustrated

  • Bodybuilding competition returns Aug. 6

    The 8th Annual Southern Rockies Natural Bodybuilding and Figure Competition is scheduled for Aug. 6 at the Duane Smith Auditorium.
    The competition, which is hosted by Los Alamos Fitness Center, attracts competitors from New Mexico and around the country. The bodybuilding competition is expected to have entries in several different categories — men’s bodybuilding, women’s bodybuilding, women’s figure, female fitness model and, new this year, women’s bikini model.

  • LATC tourney is this weekend

    The Los Alamos Tennis Club will be hosting its singles and doubles tournament starting Saturday.
    The tournament, which is open to anyone, will be played at Urban Park’s tennis courts.
    Matches will continue through Sunday.
    Registration for the event is open through Thursday. Entry fee is $20 per person.
    Competition will take place in several different categories, including men’s and women’s singles, doubles, mixed doubles and over-50 singles.
    Entrants in this year’s event may sign up for one or two events.

  • State meet starts Thursday

    The Larry R. Walkup Center will be crowded this week.
    The aquatic center will host the 2011 New Mexico Long Course State Championship meet. The meet starts Thursday afternoon and continues through Sunday.
    Approximately 400 swimmers are expected to compete at the meet, which gets going at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
    Preliminary events will be held in the mornings Friday through Sunday with finals scheduled for the afternoon and evenings.
    The aquatic center will be closed for regular public swimming until Monday.
    Several local swimmers are scheduled to compete in the state meet. The Los Alamos Aquatomics alone have qualified individuals in more than 100 events.

  • Norman storms back to win title

    Curt Norman posted the best score of the 2011 City Championship tournament Sunday to claim his second consecutive title.
    Norman, who was a shot behind day one leader Ted Ball heading into Sunday’s second round, posted a 4-under 68 to run away with the 2011 title. Norman finished with a two-day total of 143, easily outdistancing Ball.
    Ball, who had the low round of 74 on a generally high-scoring round Saturday, finished Sunday’s round with a 6-over 78 on his attempt to win his first ever City title. His two-day total of 152, however, was still good enough for second place.

  • Colby wins playoff to claim senior men's crown

    John Stam had the second-low round of the entire tournament Sunday to get himself back in contention in the senior men’s City Championship, but Brian Colby held on to take the 2011 title.
    Colby won a playoff over 2010 senior men’s champion Reid Griffith to take the 2011 City title. Colby and Griffith both finished with a two-day total of 150 shots.
    Following Saturday’s first day of the tournament, Colby was down one stroke to Griffith, but pulled even with Griffith Sunday with his round of 76. Griffith finished with a 77 Sunday.

  • Martinson wins third straight City tournament

    Tami Martinson took a solid lead after the opening round of the City Championship tournament and hung on through the second round to win her third straight title.
    Martinson, who is on an exceptional run at the City tournament, shot a total of 165 this weekend, holding off a charge Sunday from Ev Griggs.
    Griggs, the most decorated amateur golfer in Los Alamos County history and an 18-time winner of the City tournament, had a solid round of 82 Sunday to get within striking distance, but Martinson’s 84 gave her a three-stroke victory.
    In the past three City tournaments, Martinson has won with solid numbers.
    Martinson earned a five-shot win in 2010 and picked up a whopping 14-shot victory 2009, in which she broke 80 both days.