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  • Off-season work

    Construction at both Sullivan Field (above) and Griffith Gymnasium continued last week. Crews remain busy readying the two main Los Alamos High School competition venues for play this fall.

    Sullivan Field will be getting a new artificial surface for football and soccer, while the facade of Griffith Gym is being redone.

    Work is expected to be completed around the start of the 2011-12 school year.

     

  • Sports Update 06-26-11

    First Splash N Dash is Wednesday

    The first Splash N Dash of the season will take place Wednesday starting at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    The Splash N Dash, a free event, is open to the public and is geared toward those training for the Los Alamos Triathlon. Registration for the event is limited to 75 participants.
    Interested participants may sign up at the aquatic center on the day of the event starting at 6:20 p.m. Participants may choose a 400-yard swim and 5K run or a 200-yard swim and 3K run.
    For more information, visit www.triatomics.org/splashndash.

    Bumpers registration ends Monday

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is accepting registrations for its Bumpers youth volleyball program.

  • Senior Olympics: Locals headed to National Games

    Los Alamos’ senior athletes will send three representatives to the National Senior Games this month.
    The National Senior Games started June 16 and will continue through the remainder of the month in Houston. The Games include events in 19 athletic categories varying from golf to bowling to triathlon.
    Individuals making the trip to Houston from Los Alamos include Jackie Marr, Inez Ross and Ted Williams.
    To earn their way to nationals, athletes must qualify in both local and statewide events.
    Marr is one of the most accomplished senior swimmers in the country and has numerous records to back it up. This will be Marr’s final year in competing in her current age category, 65-69.

  • Golf: Results from Junior tourney Wednesday

    Here are the results from the Jr. PGA tournament hosted by Los Alamos Golf Course Wednesday:

    Boys 7-8 (9 holes)

    1. Alexander Moores, 51.

     

    Girls 7-8 (9 holes)

    1. Jessica Osden, 64.

     

    Boys 9-10 (9 holes)

    1. Nathan Smith, 43; 2. Ryan Vigil, 47; 3. Joshua Fambro, 49; 4. Hunter Swavely, 58; 5. Cameron Gonzales, 65.

     

    Girls 9-10 (9 holes)

    1. Miquela Martinez, 51; 2. Carissa Padilla, 55.

     

    Boys 11-12 (9 holes)

    1. Alejandro Armijo, 36; 2. Taton Yazzie, 45; 3. Tristan Gonzales, 47 (won scorecard playoff); 4. Lucas Sedillo, 47; 5. Marshall Spingler, 48; 6. Sean Rau, 54; 7. Mathew Ellis, 57.

     

  • Running: Romero has perfect prediction Tuesday

    Ted Romero had a spotless prediction at this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race, a weekly run hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was Tuesday. This week’s race started and finished near Guaje Pines Cemetery.
    Romero, running on the 3-mile course Tuesday, correctly predicted his finish time of 22 minutes, 42 seconds at the race. He beat out Jackie Marr’s 3-second error and Bob Weeks’ 21-second error.
    The fastest runner on the 1-mile course was 11-year-old Ben Rees, who had a time of 6:47. Sofia Mamula, 9, was the fastest female finisher on the short course, earning a time of 10:58.
    On the long course, twin brothers Michael and Jamie Jablin both finished in 21:29. Amy Regan was the top female finisher with her time of 24:55.

  • Sports Update 06-23-11

    Splash N Dash starts June 29

    The first Splash N Dash of the season will take place June 29 starting at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    The Splash N Dash, a free event, is open to the public and is geared toward those training for the Los Alamos Triathlon. Registration for the event is limited to 75 participants.
    Interested participants may sign up at the aquatic center on the day of the event starting at 6:20 p.m. Participants may choose a 400-yard swim and 5K run or a 200-yard swim and 3K run.
    For more information, visit www.triatomics.org/splashndash.

    Firecracker 5K registration is open

  • Running: Wood qualifies for 2012 Olympic Trials

    Heather Wood of Los Alamos finished 21st in the 2011 Grandma’s Marathon Saturday women’s race and in doing so qualified for the national Olympic Trials.
    Wood, 24, finished the marathon, held in Duluth, Minn., in 2 hours, 43 minutes, 53 seconds, a little over a minute better than the ‘B’ qualifying standard for the Olympic Trials.
    Wood was a former standout cross country and track and field runner at Los Alamos High School.
    She is the second former LAHS athlete to make a qualifying time in the past six weeks. Magdalena Sandoval-Donahue also qualified for the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., May 1.
    Wood’s father, Blake, finished one second ahead of her at the race.

  • Football: LA finishes 7-on-7 league play Thursday in Pojoaque

    The Northern Rio Grande League will wrap up regular season play Thursday night in Pojoaque.
    The league, which is made up of four prep football teams in the area, including the Los Alamos Hilltoppers, has been playing at various locations this month. Following Thursday’s games the teams will move into the playoffs.
    The other three teams taking part in the 7-on-7 league are Española Valley, Santa Fe and Pojoaque. Española Valley, grouped in the Red Zia Division along with Los Alamos, clinched the division title last week with a 7-5 record. Santa Fe and Pojoaque are tied at 8-4 in the Green Division.
    Los Alamos hasn’t fared as well in the league, going 1-11 through 12 games so far.

  • Cycling: Calvert, Park are top finishers at 2011 Tour de LA

    It was again a tight finish in the top Tour de Los Alamos men’s category.
    The Tour de Los Alamos, celebrating its 39th year, was held Sunday on a 27-mile loop course winding from downtown Los Alamos, past the Back Gate, through White Rock and back up the Truck Route.
    Damian Calvert, one of the top cyclists in the state, who was nipped by just one second in the 2010 Tour, came out on top in a photo finish against Ryan Blickem. Calvert and Blickem tied to the hundredth of a second in the men’s pro/1/2/3 divison.
    Calvert, who just a week earlier won the Pajarito Punishment, won his first Tour de Los Alamos since 2007. Calvert’s winning time was 3 hours, 40 minutes, 8 seconds on the three-lap, 81-mile course.

  • Sports Update 06-19-11

    Tour de Los Alamos registration starts at 6:30 a.m.

    The Roadrunners Cycling Club will host the Tour de Los Alamos today.
    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 $45 on race day. All cyclists must have a USA Cycling license and an approved helmet.
    Registrations will be accepted today between 6:30-7:30 a.m. near Ruby K’s.
    For more information about the race, visit www.tourdelosalamos.org.

    Butterfly Run is today