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Today's Sports

  • Baseball: LA, WR win big in All-...

    Both Los Alamos County Juniors All-Star teams advanced in the winners’ bracket of the District 1 tournament Saturday.

    The Los Alamos Little League All-Stars thumped the Santa Fe All-Stars 14-4 in the first game of the tournament Saturday morning, while the White Rock Little League All-Stars broke open a tight game late, taking a 10-1 decision over Pojoaque Valley.

    Those two teams will meet today at 1 p.m. They play at Virchow Field, with the winner advancing to play for the tournament title and the right to go to the state All-Star tournament.

  • Girls basketball: Logan named...

    Tarah Logan will be the new head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team.

    Logan, who graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1990, was selected from a pool of six interviewed candidates, the LAHS athletic department announced this morning.

    She will replace longtime head coach Gerry Washburn, who resigned from the girls basketball program in May to take an administrative position at Los Alamos Middle School.

    When she officially steps into the post Aug. 11, it will be her first formal prep basketball coaching position.

  • Baseball/Softball: All-Star...

    Here are the rosters for the White Rock Little League and Los Alamos Little League All-Star teams:

    White Rock Juniors Baseball

    Zakary Coker

    Brandon Fuller

    Dylan Livermore

    Kurtis McCurdy

    Nick McCurdy

    James Milligan

    Benjamin Mitsunaga

    Benjamin Nelson

    Kyle Parks

    Sean Reardon

    Thomas Russell

    Tim Nelson, manager

    John Mitsunaga, coach

    Los Alamos Juniors Baseball

    Austin Aslin

    Nick Baker

    Alan Keeler

    Ryan Kniss

    Jin Park

    Kevin Smale

    Ethan Stam

    Henry Steinkamp

  • Baseball/Softball: All-Star...

    A pair of District 1 All-Star tournaments will be played this weekend in White Rock.

    The District 1 Majors softball tournament gets underway tonight at the Minors softball fields at Overlook Park, while the Juniors baseball tournament starts Saturday morning at Virchow Field.

    White Rock will be represented in the softball tournament, which has two games set for 6 p.m., while a White Rock team and a Los Alamos team will take part in the baseball tournament.

  • Triatomics: Brugs win Splash-N-...

    Pat Brug and Elizabeth Brug were the top finishers at the first Splash-N-Dash last week.

    The Splash-N-Dash, sponsored by the Triatomics Multisports Club and Los Alamos County, was held June 18.

    Pat Brug had the top time on the long course, which consisted of a 400-yard swim and a 5K run. Brug was the only competitor to finish the swim in under five minutes, then held off Jeff Johnson in the running portion to earn a time of 24:38.

    Johnson, who had the fastest 5K time in the event with a 19:37, was second on the long course, finishing in 24:55.

  • Swimming: Gold medalist brings...

    After a remarkable swimming career, Tom Jager thought it was time to switch gears a little bit.

    Jager, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion, has gotten into coaching at the collegiate level and runs his Gold Medal Swimming Camp to teach others what he has learned over the course of international competition.

    The Gold Medal Swimming Camp was held this year at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

  • Cross country: LAMS program to...

    For all the success the Los Alamos Hilltopper cross country program has accumulated over the years, there is one thing it has lacked.

    A feeder program.

    That shortfall — surely to the chagrin of every other cross country program in the state — will be rectified this upcoming school year.

    Los Alamos Middle School will offer for the first time a seventh- and eighth-grade cross country program in 2008. Exact details of the season are still being worked out, but the components are there already.

  • Track and field: Camp finishes...

    To top off its first week-long session, 21 athletes participated in the KSC Track Camp Sprint Triathlon.

    The triathlon, squaring age-group runners off in sprints of various lengths, was held at Sullivan Field June 12.

    In the triathlon, athletes aged 5-9 ran 25 meters, 50 meters and 75 meters. Campers between the ages of 9-13 competed in a 50, 75 and 100 meter dash. Winners were determined by combined time in the three sprints.

    The camp, which started June 9, will continue throughout the summer.

  • Softball: Anaya picked to head...

    The Los Alamos High School athletic department announced Friday morning the hiring of Roger Anaya to take over the school’s softball program.

    Anaya and three other candidates were interviewed Wednesday. The hiring committee selected Anaya Friday morning.

    His first official day of work is Aug. 11.

    Anaya’s selection is the first of three coaching vacancies that will be filled at LAHS. Candidates for the girls basketball job will be interviewed Tuesday.

  • LAHS Athletics: Hilltoppers hit...

    Los Alamos High School’s athletics office announced Friday it received a notice from the governing body of New Mexico prep sports that it was levying a fine against the school.

    The New Mexico Activities Association hit Los Alamos with a $2,500 fine for violating a regulation against off-season coaching.

    Coaching staff members of both the baseball and softball squads were found in violation of NMAA’s bylaw 7.4. Staff members were involved in coaching summer league squads which included Los Alamos Middle Schoolers.