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  • Ladies tennis keeps rolling this summer

    The Los Alamos Tennis Club has three competitive teams rated. 3.5 or above, but by far the standout is the women’s squad.
    The LATC ladies 3.5 adult team put together a stellar 9-3 record this season, while the senior ladies team qualified for the Southwest Sectional tournament.
    At the sectionals, played in May in Tucson, Los Alamos finished third, going 3-2.
    The adult team is captained by Lee Harris, who posted a solid 6-3 playing in doubles this season. United States Tennis Association matches are a best-of-five affair consisting of two singles and three doubles contests, while the senior captain is Lorraine Vasilik.

  • Baron hopes to build on victory

    It was  a change for Erica Baron this year, but that change did her good.
    Instead of electing to do the 50 kilometer race at this year’s Jemez Mountain Trail Run, Baron decided to do the half-marathon, a race she’d never attempted before.
    The decision paid off well for Baron, who won the race. Baron finished with a time of 1 hour, 48 minutes, 39 seconds, nearly two minutes better than her closest competitor, Megan Kimmel of Silverton, Colo.
    Baron has been for several years one of the top local distance runners. Earlier this year she was the 10K top finisher at the inaugural Run for Her Life race and in 2008 picked up a nearly 20-minute victory at the Pajarito Trail Run 15 miler.

  • Wood just keeps on running

    Long-distance running, by its very nature, is a solitary sport and competitors are often competing with themselves as much, or more so, than those they’re running against.
    Local ultrarunner Blake Wood tries to do both.
    Wood was the top local male finisher in the 50-mile Jemez Mountain Trail Run last month. He placed seventh overall in the tough race, run around Pajarito Mountain on some challenging terrain.
    Wood said it was his best race in some time and is hoping it will give him some momentum heading into the Hardrock Hundred.
    “I was absolutely thrilled,” Wood said of his finish at the Jemez Mountain race. “I went in with two goals and was able to accomplish them both.”

  • Sports Update 06-14-11

    Father's Day tourney sign-ups end today

    Los Alamos Golf Course will host its annual Father/Son/Daughter tournament Sunday.
    The tournament features handicap and non-handicap flights. The handicap flight is 2-person best ball play, while the non-handicap flights are 2-5 person scrambles. The handicap flight has an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start while the other flights will tee off in the afternoon.
    Price for participation is $25 and includes lunch but does not include greens fees or golf cart.
    Registration deadline is today. Call 662-8139 for more information.

  • Mountain biking: Results from the 2011 Pajarito Punishment

    Here are the results from the 2011 Pajarito Punishment. Bikers are from Los Alamos unless otherwise noted.

    Pro/Semi-Pro Men

    1. Damian Calvert, Albuquerque, 1:41:52; 2. Cameron Brenneman, Albuquerque, 1:42:33; 3. Michael McCalla, Santa Fe, 1:43:49; 4. Colton Andersen, Durango, Colo., 1:49:51; 5. Jens Nielsen, Albuquerque, 1:50:20; 6. John Searles, Albuquerque, 1:50:21; 7. Eric Emsky, Durango, Colo., 1:50:57.

    Pro Women

    1. Nina Baum, Albuquerque, 2:10:33.

    Expert Sr. Men, 19-29

    1. David Vaughn, Carlsbad, 2:02:34; 2. Brent Gillespie, Albuquerque, 2:05:07; 3. Paul Pacillas Jr., El Paso, Texas, 2:19:58; 4. Jeremy Bradley, Albuquerque, 2:32:00.

    Expert Sr. Men, 30-39

  • Mountain biking: Calvert wins 2011 Pajarito Punishment

    e Pajarito Punishment, took another title in the event Saturday at Pajarito Mountain.
    Calvert, from Albuquerque, took the pro/semi-pro men’s title at the event with his time of 1 hour, 41 minutes, 52 seconds. Calvert topped Cameron Brenneman of Santa Fe, who finished as the men’s runner-up with his finish of 1:42:33.
    There was only one finisher in the pro women’s category Saturday, Nina Baum of Albuquerque.
    Among local racers, Thayla Sullivan had one of the top finishes of the day. Sullivan won the sport senior women’s 30-39 title in 1:45:23.
    On the men’s side, Scott Archer won the sport seniors 19-29 title with his time of 1:21:08.
    See more information in the Monitor this week.

  • Sports update 06-12-11

    Fun run for LAMS runners is Monday

    The Los Alamos Middle School boys and girls cross country program will host a fun run for interested athletes Monday.
    LAMS’ teams will have runs scheduled throughout the summer. Anyone interested in running LAMS cross country in the fall is invited to attend.
    Monday’s run will start at the Pajarito Mountain parking lot. Run time is 6 p.m.
    The teams also have a meeting scheduled for June 15 for students and parents.
    For more information, contact Jesse Taylor at taylorjesse70@yahoo.com.

    Football boosters host golf tourney

    The Los Alamos Gridiron Booster Club will hold a golf tournament fundraiser Friday.

  • Football: Gridiron Booster golf tourney is Friday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team is already well versed in all things athletic and all things fundraising, and summer vacation is just two weeks in.
    Coming up this week, Hilltopper head coach Garett Williams and a posse of parents are hitting the greens while his boys hit the field.
    The Hilltopper Gridiron Booster Club is working with Williams to raise funds for the program for the 2011 season with a golf tournament Friday. Registration for the tournament closes Tuesday.

  • Cycling: Tour de LA returns for its 38th year

    It bills itself as the “Oldest Bicycle Race in the Southwest,” and it’s returning for another go-round in 2011.
    The Tour de Los Alamos is on tap for yet another spin around the county. It will be run on Father’s Day, the 38th consecutive year it has been held. It’s hosted by the Roadrunners Cycling Club.
    Registration for the event is still open online for those wishing to participate.
    The Tour features a challenging 27-mile loop, which starts near NM 501 near Los Alamos National Laboratory property, winds through the Back Gate, down to White Rock on NM 4, then back up the Truck Route.
    The top men’s race category features three laps, a total of 81 miles, and approximately 6,000 total feet of climbing.

  • Fencing: Gulley wins LAFC tourney

    ck from a rough outing in the preliminary round to win the beginning fencing class tournament last week.
    Gulley topped his three teammates to win the tournament, held at the YMCA.
    The tournament began with a round of pool bouts before the fence-offs. Pool didn’t go so hot for Gulley, but he turned his fortunes around quickly.
    “After fencing poorly in the pools, Steve came back to take first on sheer grit and determination, despite being the smallest and youngest member in the class,” Los Alamos Fencing Club coach Tom Hill said. “That’s why his teammates call him ‘Mr. Scrappy.’”
    Ben Barlow was second in the beginners’ tournament, Tom Barlow finished third and Marshall Dillon was fourth.