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  • Candia wins final Pace Race of...

    Roxana Candia was the top finisher and top predictor in the final Pace Race of the 2012 season Tuesday night.
    The Pace Race, an event which is run weekly during Daylight Savings Time hours, is hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners. Pace Races are run at various sites around Los Alamos County.
    For the final race of the season, participants were given the option to run 1 mile, 1.5 miles, 2 miles or 3 miles.
    Candia finished with a prediction error of 7 seconds on the 3-mile course and was also the fastest finisher on that course with her time of 23 minutes, 8 seconds.
    Following Candia, Duane Marr was 12 seconds off. David Kratzer (19 seconds) and Zach Medin (21 seconds) were also among the top predictors Tuesday.
    Marin Kelly was the fastest finisher for 1 mile (8:07), Jackie Marr was the top finisher for 1.5 miles (19:31) and Christie Kelly was the fastest on the 2-mile run (20:28).
    The Atomic City Roadrunners will co-sponsor the Turkey Trot Nov. 18 starting at Los Alamos Middle School.
    More information about the club can be obtained by calling Ted Williams at 672-1639 or visiting the club's website, atomicrunners.com.

  • LA's late goal sinks Bears...

    Coming off back-to-back games where the effort wasn’t what they needed it to be, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers didn’t get off to an auspicious start Thursday.
    But playing against the La Cueva Bears, the Hilltopper girls soccer team made up for it with a big second half.
    Los Alamos couldn’t get on the same page offensively and needed some big plays on the defensive side during the first half of Thursday’s game to hang with the Bears. In the second half, however, the Hilltoppers finally got their powerful offense rolling, culminating in one of the team’s best individual efforts of the season, leading to the game winner.
    With the game scoreless in the 76th minute, La Cueva’s near-miss shot on a corner kick chance rolled out to the right side of the field where Catie McDonald tracked it down. McDonald dribbled the length of the field down the right hash mark, deftly split two well-positioned La Cueva defenders converging on her and smashed a shot toward the La Cueva post.
    La Cueva goalkeeper Sam Johnson blocked McDonald’s initial shot but didn’t have time to grab the ball out of the air. Instead, the ball bounced straight to Hilltopper Allison Rooney who had simply to send it back into the open net.

  • People in the News 10-05-12

    Bohn is ‘queen’ at Gore Canyon

    Jessie Bohn, a senior at Los Alamos High School, was the youngest competitor and posted the fastest time in the women’s kayak division in the Gore Canyon race Aug. 18.
    Bohn, who had the fastest women’s time of all crafts down the course and was awarded “Queen of Gore Race 2012.”
    The Gore Canyon race , which runs approximately five miles, is held every August on the Class IV-V section of the canyon on the Colorado River near Kremmling, Colo.
    The race is down river race for kayaks, rafts and any other river craft that can make it through the canyons rapids. It includes the Class IV and V rapids Gore, Pyrite, Tunnel Falls and Kershbaum.
    In all, 33 crafts including kayaks and rafts competed in the race.
    Bohn has been kayaking since she was 8 years old and has been taking on  Gore Canyon since age 14. She is a member of the Colorado Kayak Supply Women’s Squad Team.

    London fires his third ace

    Roger London earned a career hat trick as far as holes-in-one go.
    London, of Los Alamos, scored his third career ace Sept. 11 at Los Alamos Golf Course. He hit his ace on the No. 15 hole with a 9-iron from 152 yards out.
    Witnesses to the hole-in-one were Spike Jones, Donna Crook Jones and Linda Gallegos.

  • Rams total 9 sacks in 17-3 upset...

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Without his favorite target, Sam Bradford seemed lost. The top pick of the 2010 draft completed a measly seven passes.

    The St. Louis Rams defense was there to pick him up — by continually knocking down Kevin Kolb.

    The Rams (3-2) totaled nine sacks, their most since 1998, in a 17-3 victory Thursday night that ended the Arizona Cardinals' early unbeaten run.

    "They've played great all year," Bradford said. "They've kept us in a lot of games. Fortunately, we were able to make the big play in the fourth quarter to go up two scores, but all the credit tonight to our defense."

    Danny Amendola made a spectacular one-handed grab for a 44-yard gain on an underthrown ball that set up Bradford's touchdown pass to Lance Kendricks' on the Rams' opening drive.

    Bradford misfired on five consecutive passes before Amendola injured his right shoulder making a diving attempt on a 22-yarder that was initially ruled a catch but was overturned after the Cardinals challenged. Amendola used his left arm to fling his helmet on the way to the X-ray room and had his arm in a sling after the game, when he was not made available to reporters.

  • LA girls soccer tops La Cueva, 1...

    A late goal by Allison Rooney following an outstanding run down the length of the field by Catie McDonald gave the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team a big win over the La Cueva Bears.

    McDonald scooped up a pass of a La Cueva corner kick and drove down the right hashmark and took a line drive shot from point-blank range at Bears goalkeeper Sam Johnson. Johnson couldn’t hang on to the shot, which bounced straight to Rooney, crashing in from the left side for a knock-in goal to give the Hilltoppers a 1-0 win at Sullivan Field

    More information on the Hilltoppers’ big win over the Class 5A Bears will be in Friday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Bobby Valentine Fired After One...
  • Miguel Cabrera nabs MLB’s Triple...

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Miguel Cabrera had just achieved baseball immortality, and everyone around him knew it.
    Tigers manager Jim Leyland had tears welling in his eyes. General manager Dave Dombrowski kept trying to remind people to stop and enjoy the moment. Prince Fielder simply shook his head in disbelief at the history that had unfolded.
    Less than an hour earlier, in the midst of Detroit’s otherwise meaningless 1-0 victory over Kansas City, it had finally become official: Cabrera had won the Triple Crown.
    “Everybody said to me it was unbelievable. They were all excited to see this, enjoy this, be a part of something big,” he said, taking the rare feat in stride better than anyone.
    Cabrera finished the regular-season hitting .330 with 44 homers and 139 RBIs, leading the American League in all three statistical categories, making him just the 15th player to achieve the Triple Crown and the first since Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.
    “I’ve managed a lot of players, managed some great ones, but I’ve never seen anything like this,” Leyland said. “When you’re sitting back and it’s over with, people are talking about Miguel Cabrera, the rest of the world will have no idea who his manager was, but I will.”

  • Sports Update 10-04-12

    Pickleball group playing at YMCA

     

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is hosting an afternoon pickleball group at its gymnasium.

    Pickleball is a tennis-like sport which uses wood paddles and a Whiffle ball that's played on a badminton court.

    The pickleball group meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at the YMCA. Price for participation is $5 for YMCA members, $10 for nonmembers.

    More information on the group is available by calling the YMCA at 662-3100.

     

    Yum Run returns Oct. 27

     

    The eighth annual Ruby K's Yum Run is scheduled for Oct. 27.

    The Yum Run includes a 5K run/walk event and a 10K run/walk, as well as a 1K non-competitive fun run. All races start and finish at Ruby K's on Central Avenue.

    Price for participation is $30 per person for the 5K and 10K races or $90 per family and $15 per person or $35 per family for the 1K. All proceeds from the races will go to benefit LA Cares.

    Entry forms are available online at rubykbagel.com or may be picked up at Ruby K's Los Alamos Fitness Center, the YMCA or Mesa Public Library.

     

    KRSN to air girls soccer game

     

    KRSN AM 1490 will broadcast tonight’s girls soccer game between Los Alamos and La Cueva.

  • State Notes 10-04-12

    Lobos named MW runners of week

  • LA sweeps Bernalillo to open 2-4A

    In dispatching one of its toughest foes with a bang Wednesday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team earned a victory in its district opener.
    Los Alamos was dominant for two-plus sets and pulled things together well enough to close out the third set against the Bernalillo Spartans.
    The big hitters upfront were again on their game for the Hilltoppers, outgunning the Spartans at the net, while the Spartans’ biggest weapons had relatively quiet nights.
    The Hilltoppers were dominant in sets one and two, taking those 25-10 and 25-12.
    The Spartans regrouped after falling behind early in the final set, but the Hilltoppers, who started off the third set much the same way they had the first two, cooled off considerably, but still prevailed to take a 25-20 decision and claim the sweep.
    “In our first two games, our energy was really up,” Los Alamos libero Danielle Ortiz said. “We started off with a good lead, but in the third game we were a little relaxed. We started to let up a little bit, but we pulled through and we finished on a good note.”