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  • Running: Pace Race returns Tuesday following a two-week layoff

    After an unexpected two-week hiatus, the Atomic City Roadrunners hit the ground running this week.
    The Roadrunners hosted their weekly Pace Race Tuesday night in White Rock. The race route went along Sherwood Boulevard and Piedra Loop and included the usual 1- and 3-mile courses.
    It was a good turnout Tuesday following the Las Conchas Fire evacuation.
    “We had 31 people show up, which is good,” Roadrunners’ official Ted Williams said. “Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and were glad to be back.”
    The club had hoped to run July 5 but with  local trail closures and several regular competitors still trickling back into town, having the race wasn’t practical.

  • Baseball/Softball: County sending 4 teams to state

    Los Alamos County Little League baseball and softball teams had big showings at the District 1 playoffs.
    A pair of baseball teams and a pair of softball teams will move on to state competition later this month after winning the District 1 titles.
    In all, nine District 1 All-Star titles were on the line.
    The White Rock-Los Alamos All-Stars won the ages 9-10 softball title, while the White Rock 11-12s were the district champs in the 11-12 softball division.
    In baseball, Los Alamos Little League’s 11-12s defeated Pojoaque Thursday night to claim that district title. Pojoaque led 2-0 after one inning but Los Alamos tied up the game and scored what would be the winning run in the sixth.

  • Golf: Senior Men's tourney results

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments at Taos and Black Mesa:

    Taos Golf Club, June 28

    Championship flight

    First low gross
    Gil Roberts, Angel Fire, 74.

    Second low gross
    Charles Sorenson, Rociada, 80.

    First low net
    Henry Hodde, Santa Fe, 73.

    Second low net
    Reid Griffith, Los Alamos, 74.

    First flight

    First low gross
    Hugh Bundy, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 82.

    Second low gross
    Jerry Manzanares, Las Vegas, 83.

    First low net
    Terry Maznio, Las Vegas, 66.

    Second flight

  • Golf: Match-play tourney will be played on Labor Day weekend

    The Atomic City Invitational is back on the schedule.
    Los Alamos Golf Course head professional Donnie Torres said the event has been rescheduled for Labor Day weekend.
    The ACI, the oldest match-play tournament in the state, had originally been scheduled around the Independence Day holiday, but was postponed when Los Alamos was evacuated during the Las Conchas Fire. Since 1950, the tournament has only been canceled once, in 2000 following the Cerro Grande Fire.
    The tournament is the biggest golf event of the year and has attracted numerous golfers from around the state.

  • Sports Update 07-14-11

    Hoops camp starts Monday

    A basketball skills camp is scheduled from July 18-21 at Chamisa Elementary School.
    The camp will be run by Justin Black. It is for players in grades 3-8 and will be held during the afternoon hours.
    Price for participation is $45. Proceeds will benefit Chamisa and Aspen Schools’ physical education programs.
    For more information, contact Black at 505-716-1149 or j.black@laschools.net.

  • Community: Sports getting back on track after fire

    Rarely is a wildfire good for grass, but in the case of the Los Alamos Golf Course, the Las Conchas Fire could’ve hardly been more beneficial.
    The fire, which prompted an evacuation of the town two weeks ago when it threatened to get into the townsite, was just what the doctor ordered for the LAGC vegetation, which was struggling to get into its normal summer condition.
    “We were being faced with the worst drought, with the worst wind and with the worst winter. You talk about three strikes,” said LAGC head professional Donnie Torres.
    However, because the course’s normal foot traffic was absent, course crews were able to water just about as much as they wanted to and the holes, particularly the greens, healed up quite well.

  • Community: Sports getting back on track after fire

    Rarely is a wildfire good for grass, but in the case of the Los Alamos Golf Course, the Las Conchas Fire could’ve hardly been more beneficial.
    The fire, which prompted an evacuation of the town two weeks ago when it threatened to get into the townsite, was just what the doctor ordered for the LAGC vegetation, which was struggling to get into its normal summer condition.
    “We were being faced with the worst drought, with the worst wind and with the worst winter. You talk about three strikes,” said LAGC head professional Donnie Torres.
    However, because the course’s normal foot traffic was absent, course crews were able to water just about as much as they wanted to and the holes, particularly the greens, healed up quite well.

  • LAHS athletics: Construction delay could affect home schedule

    It’s been a busy summer for Los Alamos High School athletic director Vicki Nelms.
    Not only has Nelms been away from Los Alamos dealing with personal matters, she found out recently that boys basketball coach Matt King had resigned to take a job in Clovis.
    Now, she may have to navigate potential scheduling change for the upcoming fall 2011 season due to the effects of the Las Conchas Fire, specifically early season home games.
    Currently, both Sullivan Field, which hosts football and boys and girls soccer games, and Griffith Gymnasium, which houses volleyball, are under renovation. Sullivan Field is having a new artificial surface installed, while Griffith Gym is undergoing mostly cosmetic changes to its façade.

  • Running: Pace Racing resumes

    Members of the Atomic City Roadrunners head down the Cañada del Buey Trail in White Rock earlier this season. Tonight, the club’s weekly Pace Race resumes. The race starts at 6 p.m. at Piñon Park in White Rock.

    The Pace Race is the first the Roadrunners have held  since June 21. For more information, call 672-1639.

  • Basketball: Hoops camp starts Monday

    A basketball skills camp is scheduled from July 18-21 at Chamisa Elementary School.
    The camp will be run by Justin Black. It is for players in grades 3-8 and will be held during the afternoon hours.
    Price for participation is $45. Proceeds will benefit Chamisa and Aspen Schools’ physical education programs.
    For more information, contact Black at 505-716-1149 or j.black@laschools.net.