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  • Basketball: Jr. 'Toppers conclude camp

    The Jr. ‘Topper Summer Camp concluded Thursday at Los Alamos Middle School. The camp, for boys and girls in grades K-5, included instruction from current Los Alamos Hilltopper players.

  • Running: Rees finishes with the best prediction

    On a tough-to-predict course Tuesday night, Dan Rees was the top predictor.
    The Atomic City Roadrunners hosted their weekly Pace Race Tuesday. This race was at the New Pipeline Gutbuster in Quemazon and featured a steep climb for both 1- and 3.2-mile racers.
    The 3.2-mile race featured a challenging 750 feet of elevation change.
    Rees finished with an error of just five seconds, nipping David Kratzer by two seconds and Daniel Romero by nine seconds.
    The top finisher on the long course was Alexander Romero, who completed the course in 25:07. Katie Gattiker was the fastest finishing female with her time of 43:49.
    On the 1-mile course, Ben Rees was the top finisher with a 7:58 and Marin Kelly finished in 11:39.

  • Sports Update 06-09-11

    LAMS cross country run set for 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.

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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.