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  • Run the Caldera marathon is set for Saturday at preserve

    There are plenty of steep climbs for runners at the Valles Caldera, but the Run the Caldera has seen a pretty good climb in popularity itself.
    For the second straight year, the Run for the Caldera will set a new record for participation. The races are set for Saturday at the Valles Caldera National Preserve.
    The Run for the Caldera is now in its sixth year. In 2011, race coordinators are boasting nearly 800 participants in this year’s three races.
    The event will feature the regular 26.2-mile marathon, a half-marathon and a 10K race.
    The races will start at the Banco Bonito staging area, right off NM 4 on the caldera. Marathon runners will head on a path through Redondo Meadows and start an ascent toward the 10,800-foot Redondito.

  • R/C racing: Off and on

    The Northern New Mexico R/C Car Club held a race at Overlook Park May 28. Both the club’s on-road and off-road tracks were used for the event.

    The NNMRCCC will hold another race Saturday at Overlook Park. On-road and novice off-road heats start at 10 a.m. Admission is free and anyone interested is welcomed to attend.

  • Sports Update 06-08-11

    Cross country teams will meet tonight at LAMS

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country teams will hold a meeting tonight at Los Alamos Middle School.
    Anyone interested in participating in cross country during the fall 2011 season is strongly encouraged to attend. Information on the season will be discussed, followed by an informal group run.
    The meeting is set for 5:15 p.m. in Portable 1.
    Those interested who cannot attend the meeting are asked to call Rob and Kathy Hipwood at 662-9164 or e-mail rkhipwood@yahoo.com.

  • Wrestling: Hokies help run LA summer camp

    Just ahead of several local wrestlers’ appearance at a national tournament this weekend, the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling program is hosting a team camp.
    The camp, which opened Monday at the Pueblo Complex, features instruction from Virginia Tech’s collegiate program.
    Virginia Tech’s assistant coach Nate Yetzer and one of its top wrestlers, Jesse Dong, will help run the camp.
    The camp continues through Wednesday.
    About 20 wrestlers were present for Monday’s opening day, including a group of seven wrestlers from Tucumcari High School, approximately 250 miles away.

  • Running: Weeks, Romero tie at Pace Race

    Bob Weeks shared the top prediction of the week with Ted Romero at the Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    Last week’s Pace Race was run in Bayo Canyon. The next Pace Race is scheduled for Tuesday in the Quemazon area.
    The race was the annual Lollipop Figure 8 run. All finishers of the race were given a lollipop at the finish line.
    Weeks, who was the top predictor a week earlier, and Romero finished just three seconds off their times last Tuesday. Jennifer Reglien was nine seconds off and Dan Kelly had an error of 15 seconds.
    The fastest finisher on the 1-mile course was Charlotte Ulrich, who finished in 10:40. David Romero and Alexander Romero tied for the top finish on the long course, both posting a 22:32.

  • Sports update 06-05-11

    Golf tourney is June 17

    The Los Alamos Gridiron Booster Club will hold a golf tournament fundraiser June 17.
    The fundraiser will be at Los Alamos Golf Course. Shotgun start time is 8 a.m. Price for entry is $100 per person.
    Entry fee includes range balls, cart, greens fees and lunch. Entry deadline is June 14.
    For information visit www.topperfootball.com.

    Youth hoops camps set

    The Jr. Topper basketball program will host a pair of camps next week.
    The fundamentals camps start Monday. For players in grades K-2, the camp will run from 12:30-2 p.m. for boys and 5-6:30 p.m. for girls. Boys in grades 3-5 will have camp from 2-4 p.m. and girls in those grades will have camp from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Outdoors: Archers take aim at 3D shoot Saturday

    There was a multitude of game animals near the Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club Saturday, everything from porcupines to mountain lions, although none of them were cause for concern.
    The LASC and the Los Alamos Youth Shooting Sports Program held an exhibition 3D archery shoot Saturday in Rendija Canyon. About 30 game animals made out of foam were placed in various spots around a trail near the LASC clubhouse for archers to take aim at.
    Jeff Fredenburg, the section chair for archery at LASC, helped organize the event as a fundraiser for the youth shooting program, which he also oversees.
    In all, more than 30 archers from around the area took part in the exhibition.

  • Sports update 06-03-11

    Car wash is Saturday

    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.

    Camp opens Monday

    The High Altitude Camp  for wrestlers starts Monday. The camp, for boys and girls in grades 3-12, will include instruction from Nate Yetzer, assistant coach at Virginia Tech University.
    For information, call Bob Geyer at 310-3206.

     

  • Baseball: Little League

    Action from Thursday night’s Los Alamos Little League game between the Padres and the Rockies at Lou Caveglia Field.

  • Sports update 06-02-11

    Tour de Los Alamos returns June 19

    The Roadrunners Cycling Club will host the 39th annual Tour de Los Alamos June 19.
    The Tour de Los Alamos is a road cycling race for men, women and juniors. The race consists of several distance categories for cyclists of different abilities.
    Price for participation is $25 prior to the day of the race, $45 on race day. All cyclists must have a USA Cycling license and an approved helmet.
    For more information or to register, visit tourdelosalamos.org.

    PPWC hosting Butterfly Run