Today's Sports

  • Golf: Normans win big at...

    Curt and Jason Norman, two top local golfers, took top honors at the Ransom Reynolds Cup last weekend.

    The team of brothers cruised to a big victory at the tournament, played at the Twin Warriors Golf Course at Santa Ana Pueblo, topping their nearest competitors by five shots in the two-day event.

    What had been a pretty solid golf month of July for the two Norman brothers spilled over at least a little bit into August.

  • Running: Klimczuk wins at pace...

    Tomasz Klimczuk earned a spotless prediction at Tuesday’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.

    This week’s pace race started at the Guaje Pines Cemetery.

    Klimczuk finished in 8:08, his exact predicted finish time, running on the 1-mile course Tuesday night, outforecasting Ted Romero (14-second error) and AJ Markela (54-second error), both of whom were running on the 3-mile course.

  • Multi-sport: Splash N Dash ends...

    With the Los Alamos Triathlon quickly approaching, the Triatomics have been doing what they can to get community athletes ready.

    The Triatomics Multisport Club wrapped up its official training season for the Los Alamos Triathlon Wednesday night. The club hosted its final Splash N Dash event of the season with a total of 41 athletes taking part.

  • Sports briefs

    Chelsea and Zoe Challacombe advance to national meet

    A pair of sisters from Los Alamos took part in the recent National Junior Olympic meet at Greensboro, N.C.

    Both Zoe Challacombe and Chelsea Challacombe advanced to the national meet in the high jump. Chelsea placed 15th overall in the bantam girls division while Zoe was 18th in the midget girls division of the meet.

    Zoe finished the bantam girls competition by clearing 3 feet, 7-1/4 inches. The event was won by Missouri’s Carlie Queen with a leap of 4-7.

  • Sports update

    Cross country tryouts start Monday

    Tryouts for the Los Alamos High School and Los Alamos Middle School cross country teams will start Monday.

    Workouts will start at 3:30 p.m. daily. Monday through Thursday the teams will meet at LAHS’ Auxiliary Gymnasium and Friday at the baseball fields on North Mesa. LAHS and LAMS teams will work out together during the first week.

  • Health and fitness: Studies show...

    Several studies conducted over the past few years have shown that regular exercise increases brain function and cognitive ability. In fact, exercise is now being called the best strategy to increase brain power.

    Exercise, both cardiovascular and light to moderate weight training, increases the size of the arteries. This allows greater blood flow which helps increase mental ability.

  • Swimmers pick up more than...

    The local contingency of swimmers that participated in the 2009 Senior Olympics in Las Cruces at the end of May found success with three participants winning medals in 20 events.

    The participants included longtime Los Alamos residents Dan Miles and Bill and Maureen Hudson.

    The Hudsons both participated in the 80-84 age group. Bill is a former coach of the Los Alamos High School swim team and he helped coach himself and his wife.

    Bill took first place in the 50-yard, 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke and he took second place in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle.

  • Running: Roy Cope tops weekly...

    Roy Cope finished as the top predictor at Tuesday night’s pace race.

    The pace race is a weekly event sponsored by the Atomic City Roadrunners. Tuesday’s race was run at American Springs, near Bandelier National Monument.

    Cope finished just 2 seconds off his predicted finish time at the race. As good as Cope’s prediction was, however, he just nipped competitors Alejandro Romero (3 seconds), Michael Jablin (5 seconds), Gil Butler (7 seconds) and Aaron Goldman (12 seconds).

  • Golf: Osden is 11th at Sun...

    Golfer Jonathan Osden of Los Alamos tied for 11th place in the Sun Country PGA 12 & Under Championship.

    That tournament, which concluded Wednesday, was held at the University of New Mexico North Course in Albuquerque.

    Osden finished with a 47 in Tuesday’s first nine-hole round, then a 43 in the Wednesday’s second round. His score of 90 tied him with two other players.

    Evan Macias of El Paso, Texas, won a playoff over fellow El Paso resident Jeffrey Miller and Santa Fe’s Ben Albin to win the event. Macias finished 2-over par.

  • Golf: City Championship final...

    Here are the final results from the Los Alamos City Championship golf tournament, held Saturday and Sunday at Los Alamos Golf Course.

    Men’s championship flight

    Jason Norman, 75-70-37—182

    Curt Norman, 73-75-35—183

    Cheylan Gresham, 74-75-41—190

    Cale Jones, 76-80—156

    Tim Johnson, 84-84—168

    Men’s first flight (net)

    Henry Stam, 69-68—137

    Larry Rich, 67-72—139

    Scott Marriott, 68-72—139