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  • Sports Briefs 06-15-14

    YMCA’s annual Firecracker 5K race set for July 4

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos will host its annual Firecracker 5K July 4.
    Registration is open for the event, which will start at 8 a.m. in front of the YMCA’s facility on Iris Street.
    Along with the race, there will also be various contests, including a costume contest and dog jog competition.
    Price for participation is $20 for YMCA members, $30 for nonmembers and $10 for youth 14 and under.
    For more information, call the YMCA at 662-3100 or visit laymca.org.

    Fundraising breakfast will benefit Aquatomics

    The Los Alamos Aquatomics swim club will host a fundraising waffle breakfast June 21 at the Masonic Lodge in Los Alamos.
    The menu for the breakfast includes waffles with fruit topping, eggs, bacon, sausage and beverage. Price is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 6 and under. Proceeds will benefit the Aquatomics program.

    Volleyball tourney is June 28

  • Sports Briefs 06-13-14

    Football car washes set for Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team will hold a pair of fundraising car washes Saturday, one in Los Alamos and one in White Rock.
    The car washes will be from 9 a.m.-noon in both locations. The car wash in Los Alamos will be at Del Norte Credit Union and the car wash in White Rock will be at the San Ildefonso Phillips 66 station.
    Donations will be accepted for each car washed.

    Fundraising breakfast is June 21

    The Los Alamos Aquatomics swim club will host a fundraising waffle breakfast June 21 at the Masonic Lodge in Los Alamos.
    The menu for the breakfast includes waffles with fruit topping, eggs, bacon, sausage and beverage. Price is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 6 and under. Proceeds will benefit the Aquatomics program.

    Summer PE classes will be at Chamisa School

    Physical education teacher Justin Black will be hosting two sessions of summer physical education classes. The classes will be at Chamisa School is for kids in grades 1-3.
    The first session will run from Monday through June 19. The second session will be from June 23-26.
    Price for participation is $45. For more information, contact Black at j.black@laschools.net.

    La Mesa Pétanque Club hosting tourney

  • Downs is on 4A-5A North All-Star team

    Los Alamos baseball standout Jake Downs is scheduled to play the North-South big school All-Star series, which gets going today.
    Downs, one of the key cogs for the Hilltoppers during their big 2014 season, was selected last month for the All-Star team.
    He was the only player from District 2-4A to make the North roster.
    For much of the season, Downs hit in the No. 2 slot for Los Alamos, helping set the table for the powerful top of the Hilltopper lineup. He supported the Hilltoppers as they scored a whopping 148 runs in 12 district games this season.
    Downs was a pitcher and infielder for his career at Los Alamos. He graduated from the program in May.
    The All-Stars from around the state are selected from the top graduating seniors. Selections are made by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.
    Downs is the second Hilltopper to be named to an All-Star series so far this summer. Kiana Zerr of Los Alamos’ softball program made the North All-Star team — that series was last weekend in Farmington.
    Last season, Los Alamos went 22-7 and clinched its sixth consecutive 2-4A title. Los Alamos advanced to the second round of the Class 4A playoffs, but was knocked out in that round by the Goddard Rockets.

  • Scramble tourney is Saturday

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos will host its fifth annual fundraising golf tournament Saturday at the local golf course.
    The tournament, the proceeds of which will go to benefit youth scholarships at the Y, is scheduled for a 1 p.m. shotgun start.
    The Ed Griggs Memorial Golf Classic is one of the big fundraising events of the year for the local Y chapter.
    It’s named after longtime Y volunteer and local golfer, Ed Griggs, with the name changed to honor Griggs’ memory in 2012.
    Saturday’s tournament is a four-person scramble. Price for participation is $80 per person.
    Several prizes are up for grabs Saturday, including the chance to win a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Sport.
    Last year, with the proceeds from this tournament, the YMCA raised money for 70 youth scholarships for its programs around northern New Mexico.
    For more information, call the YMCA at 662-3100. 

  • Gattiker makes top prediction

    Katie Gattiker was the top predictor in this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race, a weekly event hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was Tuesday evening at East Park.
    Gattiker finished just seven seconds off her predicted finish time this week. She nipped Ryan Smeltzer, who was nine seconds off and Ted Romero, who was 19 seconds off.
    Romero was the top finisher on the 3-mile course this week, finishing in a time of 21 minutes, 19 seconds. Paulina Burnside was the top finisher on the long course this week, coming in at 26:07.
    Patricia Burnside was the fastest finisher on the 1-mile course with her time of 8:21. Jason Waterbury finished in 11:13.
    The next Pace Race is scheduled for Tuesday.
    Race time is 6 p.m.
    This upcoming race, the Powerline Run, will be Tuesday. The race starts at N.M. 4 approximately three miles west of the intersection with Pajarito Road going toward Bandelier National Monument.
    For more information about the Pace Race or the Atomic City Roadrunners, call 672-1639 or visit the club’s website, atomicrunners.com. 

  • Sports Briefs 06-12-14

    Football car washes set for Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team will hold a pair of fundraising car washes Saturday, one in Los Alamos and one in White Rock.
    The car washes will be from 9 a.m.-noon in both locations. The car wash in Los Alamos will be at Del Norte Credit Union and the car wash in White Rock will be at the Phillips 66 station.
    Donations will be accepted for each car washed.

    PE classes will be at Chamisa School

    Physical education teacher Justin Black will be hosting two sessions of summer physical education classes, the first of which is starting Monday.
    The classes will be at Chamisa School is for kids in grades 1-3.
    The first session will run from Monday through June 19. The second session will be from June 23-26.
    Among the activities planned for the PE classes are disc golf, Dance Dance Revolution on the Xbox and work on coordination skills.
    Price for participation is $45. For more information, contact Black at j.black@laschools.net.

    Pétanque club hosting tourney

  • Pajarito Punishment results

    Here are the results from the 2014 Pajarito Punishment:

    Women’s Cat. 3

    1. Jennifer Risley, 4:30.0; 2. Kathryn Gillen, 6:31.4; 3. Emma Darling, 12:21.2;

    Women’s Cat. 2

    1. Selena Sauer, 6:27.7; 2. Patty McCarthy, 8:01.9.

    Women’s Cat. 1

    1. Terah Blake, 4:29.3; 2. Michelle Pederson, 5:38.3; 3. Rachel Weaver, 8:39.7.

    Women’s Pro

    1. Lindsay Yost, 4:08.8.

    Men’s Cat. 3, 9-18

    1. Ben Liptak, 3:37.1; 2. Jakob Hurworth, 3:45.9; 3. Cedar Palmer, 3:57.5; 4. Quinn Reece, 3:59.4; 5. Thorbin Atwelldonaghey, 4:01.4; 6. Cesar Silos, 4:11.6; 7. Quinn Anderson, 4:44.9; 8. London Albrecht, 4:45.9; 9. Will Brako, 5:03.7.

    Men’s Cat. 3, 19-29

    1. Zachary Agena, 4:05.2; 2. Chace Blair, 4:11.8; 3. Travis Cottrell, 4:15.1; 4. Mitchell Ching, 4:22.4; 5. Hamish Henderson, 4:36.2; 6. Matt Brigance, 5:30.2; 7. Colton Lake, 6:48.3.

    Men’s Cat. 3, 30-39

    1. Tor Jorfald, 3:41.4; 2. Eddie Risley, 4:03.7; 3. Pablo Cortegoso, 4:28.7; 4. Colby Busching, 4:34.1; 5. Mike Oates, 4:56.1.

    Men’s Cat. 3, 40-plus

    1. James Palmer, 4:55.2.

    Men’s Cat. 2, 9-18

  • Sports Briefs 06-11-14

    Foursome wins at Special Olympics golf tourney

    The team of Steve Sanderson, Sean Rau, Ted Ball and Eddie Sanchez won by six strokes at a fundraising golf tournament for Special Olympics last weekend.
    The foursome shot a 56 altogether at the tournament, topping the next-best team of Bruce Norman, Marti Hill, Jeanne Ball and Rhonda McInroy, which finished with a gross score of 62 in the best ball competition.
    In all, 84 participants took part in the tournament. Jon and Karen Rau, longtime volunteers of the local Special Olympics program, helped organize Satuday’s event.
    Also at the tournament, the team of Anna Swertfeger, Tom Swertfeger, Scott Marriott and Chris Quartieri finished third overall with a score of 63.

    Football car washes set for Saturday in LA, White Rock

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team will hold a pair of fundraising car washes Saturday, one in Los Alamos and one in White Rock.
    The car washes will be from 9 a.m.-noon in both locations. The car wash in Los Alamos will be at Del Norte Credit Union and the car wash in White Rock will be at the San Ildefonso Phillips 66 station.
    Donations will be accepted for each car washed.

    Summer PE classes will be at Chamisa School

  • Bailey finishes 7th in decathlon

    Former Los Alamos track and field athlete Simon Bailey and current Hilltopper Greg Ahlers both finished in the top 10 at last weekend’s Great Southwest Invitational meet.
    Bailey, who graduated from Los Alamos High School last month, finished with 5,588 points, which was good enough for seventh place overall. Ahlers, a senior-to-be, had 5,245 points, which put him in the No. 10 spot overall among 17 competing athletes at last weekend’s decathlon.
    The decathlon — which is not a regular event at the prep level — consists of 10 events, including sprints, field events and the 1,500 meters.
    In the 1,500 meters Ahlers and Bailey made their marks on the meet, finishing first and second. Neither Ahlers nor Bailey are distance runners, but Ahlers finished with a time of 4:38.35 in the 1,500 and Bailey finished just a little over a second behind him.
    The Great Southwest meet is an annual event which has been hosted in recent years at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex in Albuquerque. Some of the top athletes around the southwest, and some well outside of it, are invited to take part.
    The decathlon was won by Zack Bornstein of Westlake Village, Calif., who scored 6,392 points, just three points better than Wyatt French of Rockwall, Texas.

  • Taylor just outpedals Ferrara for Tour crown

    Kip Taylor just nipped local racer Fortunato Ferrara to prevent Ferrara from repeating at this year’s Tour De Los Alamos.
    Ferrara, from Los Alamos missed out on his second straight win at the event. Taylor topped him by 8 seconds in the 81-mile race, finishing in a time of 3 hours, 30 minutes, 14 seconds.
    Sunday’s race was the 42nd running of the Tour De Los Alamos. The race bills itself as the oldest continuously-run road race in the Southwest.
    In all, 124 racers finished Sunday’s contest.
    The Tour consisted of a 27-mile loop from downtown Los Alamos, through the Back Gate, down to White Rock and back up to Los Alamos via the Truck Route.
    Only one woman elected to do the two-lap, 54-mile race this year. Gretchen Selby finished her race in a time of 3:04:51.
    The top men’s division included 13 racers. Taylor and Ferrara averaged nearly 24 miles per hour during their rides.
    In the citizen races, which consisted of one lap, Mike Prime and Cathy Christofferson, both of Los Alamos, were the top overall finishers.

    Here are the results from Sunday’s Tour De Los Alamos:

    Licensed men, Pro/1/2/3