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  • Sports update 05-29-11

    Soccer camp starts June 6

    The Los Alamos Hillltopper boys soccer program will hold its annual soccer camp starting June 6.
    Deadline for registration for the first session is Monday.
    The camp is for boys and girls ages 3-9. Session one will be at Urban Park and session two at Rover Park.
    Price for participation is $35 for one session, $50 for both. The first session will run from June 6-10. Session two will be from June 20-24.
    For  more information, visit www.laschools.net/athletics or call Marsha Parker at 672-1558.

    Cross country meeting set

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country team will hold a meeting June 8 at Los Alamos Middle School.

  • Sports letter 05-29-11

    Sod sale was a big success
    The Sullivan Field sod sale was a success. The athletic department raised over $18,000 in 2-1/2 days that will be used for equipment and supplies. The money will be used for both the middle school and high school athletic programs.
    The success of the sale is due to all the volunteers, coaches and athletes who donated their time to roll and load sod on pallets. The success is also because of the community who waited patiently in line to buy the sod.  The donations that were given for the sod will help our athletic programs and the high school and middle school continue to be one of the top programs in the state.

  • Running: Weeks is the best Pace Race predictor

    Bob Weeks was the top predictor at this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race, a weekly event sponsored by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was held Tuesday at Piñon Park. Tuesday’s race featured a staggered start, where slower predictors started ahead of faster predictors.
    Weeks, on the 1-mile course, missed his prediction by just two seconds. Weeks needed the good prediction, however, as Jackie Marr (three seconds), Ted Romero (three seconds) and Daren Jones (four seconds) were immediately behind him.
    The next Pace Race will be Tuesday. That race will start at the roundabout on Diamond Drive.
    For more information about the next race, call 662-2856. For information about the Atomic City Roadrunners, visit www.atomicrunners.com.

  • Football: LA prepares for upcoming season

    There is a lot of work to be done before fall rolls around and the Los Alamos Hilltopper football program isn’t wasting any time in getting at it.
    And while getting prepped for the 2011 football season is first priority, setting the groundwork for years to come is also at the top of the to-do list.
    Los Alamos is wrapping up its second week of spring workouts this week, hoping the extra work will pay off this season.
    Teams around New Mexico have the opportunity this season to hold spring workouts. The New Mexico Activities Association, which governs most interscholastic sports at the middle school and high school levels, approved spring workouts early this year in order for teams to get a jump on mandatory practice, which will start Aug. 1.

  • LAHS athletics: Delano, Blair win Clendenen Awards

    Shannon Blair and Graham Delano were named the 2011 recipients of the Clendenen Student Athlete Award.
    The two Los Alamos High School graduating seniors were named this year's award winners at a ceremony Thursday night at the Duane Smith Auditorium.
    Delano and Blair were selected for the honor among 19 total male and female student-athletes nominated.
    See Sunday's Monitor for more information.

  • Fencing: LA club sends 5 to Santa Fe

    Jack Stafurik was the top local epeeist at the Santa Fe Challenge fencing tournament.
    The tournament was hosted earlier this month by Santa Fe Prep school and attracted some of the top fencers from New Mexico and neighboring states. The Los Alamos Fencing club sent five of its top fencers to the event.
    Stafurik was 14th out of 28 fencers in the senior mixed epee division, beating out LAFC’s coach, Tom Hill, who finished 20th.
    Stafurik also finished sixth in the veteran combined epee.
    Other competitors from LAFC were Nicolas Voss, Mark Gulley and William Gulley.
    Hill said the tournament was a good experience for the younger fencers in the group, particularly Mark Gulley in the Class D and under mixed epee.

  • Golf: NNMSMGA results

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments this week. Monday’s tournament was held at Four Hills Country Club in Albuquerque and Tuesday’s was held at Sandia Golf Club in Albuquerque.

    Monday’s results

    First flight

    First low gross
    Robert Schneider, Santa Fe, 79.

    Second low gross
    Rick Lentz, Albuquerque, 80.

    First low net
    Dale Crumpton, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 71.

    Second flight

    First low gross
    Gary Aycock, Santa Fe, 88.

    Second low gross
    Guy Peterson, Santa Fe, 91.

    First low net
    Bob Spurlock, Albuquerque, 70.

  • Sports update 05-26-11

    Soccer camp registration ends Monday

    The Los Alamos Hillltopper boys soccer program will hold its annual soccer camp starting June 6.
    Deadline for registration for the first session is Monday.
    The camp is for boys and girls ages 3-9. Session one will be at Urban Park and session two at Rover Park.
    Price for participation is $35 for one session, $50 for both.
    The first session will run from June 6-10. Session two will be from June 20-25.
    For  more information, visit www.laschools.net/athletics or call Marsha Parker at 672-1558.

  • Tennis: LA team is 2nd at sectionals

    A team from Los Alamos placed second in the Southwest Sectionals tennis competition.
    Los Alamos’ United States Tennis Association 3.5 Senior Ladies took part in the tournament, which was played in Albuquerque. Teams from El Paso, Tucson, Phoenix and Las Cruces also participated.
    At the sectionals, Los Alamos finished with a record of 3-2, winning six of 11 tiebreaker sets and pushing the undefeated Tucson squad to a 10-8 third set tiebreaker before falling in the final match.
    Los Alamos was captained by Lorraine Vasilik.
    Lee Harris and Mary Alei were undefeated at the sectionals, winning nine matches between them. Vasilik earned three wins and Elizabeth Keating won twice.

  • Baseball: Lobos bounce back from deficit to upend Cougars Tuesday, 5-4

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The University of New Mexico Lobos scratched out of 1-0 and 3-1 deficits to defeat the Brigham Young Cougars 5-4 Tuesday in the opening game of the 2011 Mountain West Conference baseball tournament.
    The Lobos used a solo shot by pinch hitter Jacob Nelson in the top of the ninth inning to grab their first lead of the game, a lead that didn’t hold. Nelson also walked and scored in the 11th inning to give UNM a 5-4 lead that did hold up.
    It was a dramatic 5-4 comeback win for the No. 6 seed Lobos, who entered the 2011 MWC tourney needing a string of upsets in order to claim the 2011 title and the automatic NCAA bid.