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  • Sports Briefs 08-06-14

     

    Cross country program will begin its preseason Aug. 11

     

    The Los Alamos High School cross country program will begin official preseason workouts Monday.

    Interested participants should meet Sunday at 6 p.m. in Auxiliary Gymnasium to collect physical examination information and receive uniforms and locker assignments for the 2014 season. All other paperwork on the Family ID website should also be submitted on or before Sunday’s meeting.

    Anyone in grades 9-12 may tryout out for cross country. Athletes should be physically able to perform all aspects of workouts, including being able to run for 20-30 minutes without a break.

  • Let's Get It Started

    Monday was the first official day of preseason practice for the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team. Los Alamos handed out equipment for the first few days of practice — a mandatory acclimation period prevents players from putting on pads for most of the first week. The Hilltoppers finished 4-6 last year and lost a tiebreaker for the District 2-4A title to Santa Fe. Santa Fe, which had won two consecutive district titles, moves up to Class 6A this year while Los Alamos will be in Class 5A. The first game is scheduled for Aug. 29. 

  • Tiger Watch is on at Valhalla

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Joe LaCava walked nearly every blade of grass on the 18th green at Valhalla Golf Club, jotting notes in his yardage book after stepping off the distances from every edge of the green to every possible pin position. It was just like any other Monday at a major.
    The caddie just didn’t know whether any of this information would be useful in the PGA Championship.
    LaCava was awaiting word on whether his boss, Tiger Woods, would be healthy enough to play the final major of the year.
    “I’m optimistic,” LaCava said after he finished charting the entire golf course. “I’m hoping he plays. So I’m just doing whatever work I would normally do.”
    The caddie was at Valhalla. So was his car, a silver SUV parked in the spot assigned to the four-time PGA champion.
    As for Woods?
    Stay tuned. His agent, Mark Steinberg at Excel Sports Management, said in an email that Monday would be too early for doctors to decide whether Woods could or even should play this week after another back injury.
    The PGA of America said that Woods would not have his previously scheduled news conference Tuesday morning.

  • King, Martinson prevail in tight...

    It was tight in two of the three championship flights at last weekend’s Los Alamos City Championship golf tournament.
    Brad King led by just one shot after the first round of the tournament, while the women’s championship was knotted up after 18 holes.
    But King made his lead stand up through the second day of play, while Tami Martinson squeezed out a victory in the women’s flight over defending champ Anita Dunmar.
    The City tournament was hosted by Los Alamos Golf Course.
    The other competition last weekend turned into a rout. Eddie Sanchez rolled through the senior men’s championship flight, shooting the low round of the entire weekend, a 3-under 69 Sunday to win his third consecutive senior men’s title by 14 strokes.
    Sanchez, who led by 6 shots after day one — he had a 1-under to start his title defense — quickly turned the competition into a battle for second. Tournament veterans Reid Griffith and John Stam played even after one round, but Griffith took second in that flight by a lone stroke picked up on day two.
    In the men’s title flight, King held off Bruce Norman by three shots to win that championship. Last year’s champ, Cale Jones, finished in third, five shots off King’s pace.

  • District Champs

    The Los Alamos 10-11 year old All-Stars won this year’s District 1 championship before falling in the state tournament last month. In the front row, from left, Tyler Weiss, Gabe Katko, Izzy Maestas, Jackson Ballard, Colton Battle, Ethan Vincent. Middle row, from left, James Rodriguez, Noah Bridgewater, James Hollon. Back row, from left, coach Jim Coy, Gavin Coy, Sean Mitchell, Nathan McKinley, coach Marv Katko, Nathan Johnson, Max Corliss, coach John Bridgewater.

  • Sanchez boasts a 6-stroke lead...

    There is still plenty left to be settled in this year’s Los Alamos City Championship golf tournament heading into day two.
    The City tournament, being played at Los Alamos Golf Course, will tee off again at 8 a.m.
    Some tournament stalwarts have taken the early lead in the top three men’s women’s and senior’s flights, but only one of those leads appears to be safe heading into the second round.
    Brad King got his tournament off to a good start Saturday, firing a 1-over 73 to take the lead at the halfway point in the men’s division.
    King, who finished tied for second in 2013, has the 1-shot edge over tournament veteran Bruce Norman — who played in the senior’s flight in 2013 — and a 2-shot edge over defending champion Cale Jones. Jones, however, was able to make his way back from a sizeable deficit last year to win the men’s title going away.
    Tim Johnson, another tournament regular, is sitting five shots back of the lead.
    In the women’s tournament, four players are duking it out for the championship.
    Tami Martinson, who has staked a very solid claim in recent years for the title of top women’s golfer in the county, is tied with last year’s champion Anita Dunmar after 18 holes.

  • Sports Briefs 08-03-14

    LAYSL rec registration closes today

    Los Alamos Youth Soccer League registration for its fall recreational league is open.
    Interested youth may register for the league. Registration is open through today. Play begins in mid-August.
    Price for participation for U6 play is $75 for the fall or $100 for the entire year. U8 through U14 play is $125 for the fall or $150 for the full year.
    For more information or to register, visit active.leagueone.com.

    Cross country program will begin its preseason Aug. 11

    The Los Alamos High School cross country program will begin official preseason workouts Aug. 11.
    Interested participants should meet Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. in Auxiliary Gymnasium to collect physical examination information and receive uniforms and locker assignments for the 2014 season. All other paperwork on the Family ID website should also be submitted on or before the Aug. 10 meeting.
    Anyone in grades 9-12 may tryout out for cross country. Athletes should be physically able to perform all aspects of workouts, including being able to run for 20-30 minutes without a break.
    For more information, email Rob or Kathy Hipwood at rkhipwood@yahoo.com.

    Golf tourney will benefit ’Topper baseball, softball

  • Hey Now, You're All-Stars

    Here are the members of the 2014 Los Alamos Junior All-Star softball team. Bottom row, from left: Katelynn Thorn, Shelby Milligan, Jayde Tucker, Lauren Harris, Katlyn Terp, Jordan Jaramillo, coach Audra Tucker. Back row, from left: coach Terran Robertson, Michaela Robertson, Reyna Lucero, coach Michaela Christensen, Kasia Povijua, Mackenzie Kieltyka, Savannah Martinez, manager Robbie Harris.

    The Los Alamos All-Stars will compete in the southwestern regional tournament starting Saturday morning. The tournament will be played at Santa Fe’s Alto Park. The winner of that tournament advances to the Little League World Series. michael p. young/Courtesy

  • Isotopes open series Saturday

    The Albuquerque Isotopes will wrap up their road trip tonight in Sacramento ahead of its quick, four-game set at home this weekend.
    The Isotopes will take on the Tacoma Rainiers starting Saturday. The home series is scheduled to continue through Monday in Albuquerque.
    Albuquerque’s current road swing hasn’t gone as well as the team had hoped. Albuquerque was held to just two runs Wednesday night, then was shut out Thursday by Sacramento.
    With that 5-0 loss, the Isotopes slipped to 9-1/2 games back of the Las Vegas 51s in the Pacific Coast League’s Pacific Southern standings, the same deficit they faced in the division at the All-Star break.
    Prior to Wednesdsay’s and Thursday’s losses, the Isotopes had gone 11-4 in their previous 15 games.
    Only about a month remains in the regular season for PCL teams.

  • Fishing Report 08-01-14

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    Abiquiu Lake: Night fishing was fair to good using liver and hot dogs for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using top water lures, jerk baits, swim baits and tubes for smallmouth bass. A few walleye were caught by anglers using jig and craw and jig and curly tail combinations over 20 to 30 feet of water. We had no reports on other species.

    Animas River: Water flow near Aztec Monday morning was 306cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.

    Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.

    Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair to good using top water lures, crank baits and suspending jerk baits for tiger musky. Ken and Kathy Roberts of Tucson had a great time here mid-month. It was the highlight of a three-week trip, which included stops at Quemado, Cochiti and the Taos area lakes, and streams where they had a great time fishing, enjoying the scenery and meeting nice people. Ken caught and released 16 tiger musky with the biggest being 36 inches. He was using swim baits and spinner baits and fishing the east side of the lake. 
We had no reports of catfish or trout. Anglers should be aware that it is illegal to use baitfish at this lake. 

    Brazos River: Trout fishing was slow.