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  • 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.

  • LA wins District 1 title

    The Los Alamos Majors All-Stars earned the District 1 title  by beating Pojoaque’s All-Stars 4-3. The team, which consists of Will Carter, Hunter Eaton, Travis Gonzales, Austin Gutierrez, Seth Hailey, Brian Johnson, Erik Leith, Kirk Peterson, George Steinkamp, Jack Stewart, Nick Quartieri and coached by Lance Eaton,  Jay Johnson, Mike Steinkamp, Pete Peterson and Shawn Hailey, opened state tournament play Saturday at Clovis.

  • Sports Update 07-24-11

    Long course meet will be at aquatic center
    The Larry R. Walkup Center will host the 2011 Long Course state swimming championship Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
    Approximately 400 swimmers are expected to take part in the event, including several swimmers from Los Alamos.
    Preliminary events will start at 9 a.m. all days with finals set for 5 p.m. Thursday, 4 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday.
    The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

  • Griffith has low round of day one

    Halfway through the Los Alamos City Championship golf tournament, the 2010 senior men’s champion is atop the leaderboard.
    And he wouldn’t be at the top of just the senior men’s leaderboad, either.
    Reid Griffith turned in the low round of the day Saturday in all flights. Griffith held off Brian Colby to take the lead after the opening 18 holes of the City tournament.
    Griffith finished with a 73, which would’ve placed him on top of the other two men’s flights as well. However, Colby isn’t far behind, as he finished with a 74, a score that would’ve tied him for the lead in the men’s championship flight.
    The tournament concludes today. Tee time is 9 a.m.

  • Women’s champ holds lead

    When things are going well, things are going well.
    Two-time defending women’s City champion Tami Martinson, who is in the lead after the first round of the 2011 City tournament, got a cherry on top of her round Saturday. Martinson hit the first ace of her career on the eighth hole, rolling a shot right over a bunker and straight into the cup.
    It was a big day for Martinson, who holds a four-stroke lead heading into today’s final round of the City Championship, which is being played at Los Alamos Golf Course. Today’s round is scheduled to tee off at 9 a.m.

  • Ball takes one shot lead in City Championship

    With several players struggling in the opening round Saturday, Ted Ball took advantage.
    Ball connected with some big shots off the tee in the first round of the Los Alamos City Championship to finish with a 74, the low round of the opening 18 holes at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    On a day that most players in the clubhouse said the course was playing considerably longer than usual, Ball came through with his driver, which went a long way to secure the first round edge for him.
    The 64th annual City Championship tournament continues through today at Los Alamos Golf Course. Following the conclusion of the 36-hole event, the top gross and net scores from each of the tournament’s three flights will face off in a nine-hole shootout.

  • Reedy is winner at Pace Race

    It was tough predicting at this week’s Pace Race and although a 42-second error usually isn’t close enough to win, it was this week.
    Bob Reedy not only finished with the top prediction error, he was a solid seven seconds better than runner-up Maddy Foley and 14 seconds better than Pauline Burnside.
    The Pace Race was Tuesday. It was run in Upper Bayo Canyon and North Mesa.
    The fastest finisher on the 1-mile course Tuesday was Marin Kelly, who completed the course in 10 minutes, 22 seconds. Bob Weeks finished in 16:16.
    On the 2-2/3 mile course, the top finishers were Alexander Romero (17:48) and Foley (27:18).
    In all, 24 runners and walkers took part this week.