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  • 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.

  • Triathlon returns Saturday

    The 2011 Los Alamos Triathlon is closing its online registration Thursday night.
    The triathlon, one of the most popular local sporting events of the year, is scheduled for Saturday morning. The first wave of contestants will head out at 7 a.m.
    Online registrations are being accepted at active.com through 7 p.m. Thursday. Price for online registration is $50 for individuals, $90 for relay teams of two and $120 for three-person relay teams.
    The triathlon is open to a total of 350 competitors.
    The triathlon consists of a 20-kilometer bike race, followed by a 400-meter swim in the aquatic center’s pool, followed by a 5-kilometer run up and down Canyon Road.

  • Senior men's tourney results

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments at Santa Fe Country Club and Paa-Ko Ridge last week.

    Santa Fe Country Club, Aug. 9

    Championship flight

    First low gross
    Rob Schneider, Santa Fe, 74.

    Second low gross
    Larry Minarsich, Bernalillo, 80.

    First low net
    Henry Hodde, Santa Fe, 71.

    First flight

    First low gross
    Dale Crumpton, Pagosa Springs, 78.

    Second low gross
    Bob Quick, Los Alamos, 78.

    First low net
    Dan Shannon, Santa Fe, 66.

    Second flight

    First low gross

  • Reach for the Sky

    Sophomore Claire Stewart works on her attack during practice last week at Griffith Gymnasium. The Hilltopper volleyball, cross country and boys and girls soccer programs all officially began preseason workouts Aug. 8. The Hilltopper volleyball team will open its season Aug. 27 when it hosts Pojoaque.

  • LA, Goddard will face off in first round of Cernicek Invite

    Los Alamos High School announced the slate for this year’s Louie Cernicek Invitational tournament last week, and, as usual, it’s another solid crop of opponents.
    The Louie Cernicek Invitational, hosted by the Hilltopper boys soccer team, is usually one of the most competitive tournaments held in northern New Mexico. This year’s tournament is no exception.
    This is the 15th year for Los Alamos’ boy soccer tournament, which was known as the Mountain Top Invitational until 1997.
    Currently, all but one of the tournament’s games are scheduled to be played at Sullivan Field, although it is unknown if renovations at Sullivan Field will be completed by the Sept. 2 first round.

  • Romero, Fiorina win and advance to final

    Nancy Romero and Chanet Fiorina survived the semifinal round of the New Mexico State Amateur Championship tournament Wednesday.
    The match play tournament concluded today at Los Alamos Golf Course. Today’s results weren’t available as of press time.
    Romero and Fiorina met this morning in the championship after picking up wins in Wednesday’s semifinal round. Romero nipped defending state champion Marisa Bautista 2 and 1 while Fiorina picked up a solid 4 and 3 victory over Rosemary McKeown.
    Fiorina closed out her first round opponent, Kathy Smith, early Tuesday, winning 3 and 2, while Romero needed extra holes to top Susan Daniels in the first round.

  • Early season games are moved to WR

    Things are still progressing at Sullivan Field, but not quite as quickly as was hoped.
    Los Alamos High School has had to move some early fall season games from Sullivan Field to White Rock, but athletic director Vicki Nelms said she thinks work should be completed in time for one of the school’s premier fall events.
    Sullivan Field, the longtime home of Los Alamos’ football and soccer teams, is getting its old natural grass surface replaced with artificial surface.
    Work began on Sullivan Field just days after the 2010-11 sports season finished.

  • NNMSMGA tournament results

    Reid Griffith of Los Alamos was among the top performers during Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association play.
    Griffith had a net score of 72 at Albuquerque Country Club Aug. 1,
    The NNMSMGA held a pair of tournaments last week, at the Albuquerque Country Club and at Twin Warriors Golf Course at Santa Ana Pueblo.
    Also from Los Alamos, Bob Quick finished with the low gross score in the first flight Aug. 1 and Spike Jones had the second low gross score in the second flight.

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments from Albuquerque Country Club and Twin Warriors Golf Club.

    Albuquerque Country Club,
    Aug. 1

    Championship flight

  • Bautista moves on to semis

    Defending state women’s champion Marisa Bautista knocked off top local player Tami Martinson to move on to the semifinals of the women’s New Mexico State Amateur Championship tournament.
    Bautista topped Martinson 3 and 2 to move on to the semifinals of the tournament, which is being played at Los Alamos Golf Course. The tournament continues through Thursday.
    A pair of matches in Tuesday’s first round were decided by scores of 3 and 2 while the other two contests went right down to the wire.