Today's Sports

  • Volleyball: LA finishes seventh...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team finished seventh in Class AAAA’s preseason poll.

    The preseason poll, taken from a vote by head coaches throughout the state, was released by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association this morning.

    Los Alamos’ seventh-place finish in the poll, in which it grabbed 42 total points, placed it just two points behind sixth-ranked Albuquerque Academy and 11 points ahead of Piedra Vista in the eighth slot.

  • Football: Hilltoppers picked 5th...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team was ranked fifth in the 2008 preseason poll conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    The Hilltoppers garnered 66 points in the Class AAAA poll, which is voted on by coaches of the various schools. The poll was released this morning.

    Artesia, the defending Class AAAA champion, picked up 135 of the possible 140 points to finish first in the NMHSCA poll.

    Last season, Los Alamos finished with a record of 9-2. It won its first eight games of the season and finished second in District 2AAAA behind Capital.

  • Triathlon: Boulder pair rolls to...

    Following his win in the 2008 Los Alamos Triathlon, men’s overall winner Jimmy Archer hung around and waited for his girlfriend to show up.

    He had to wait less than 10 minutes until she crossed the finish line.

    Archer and significant other Kristen Peterson took the men’s and women’s overall championship at the 34th annual triathlon, held Saturday.

  • Sports update

    Middle school tennis meeting is Thursday

    A Los Alamos Middle School tennis organizational meeting is scheduled for Thursday.

    The meeting is for all interested tennis players in grades 6-8. It will be held at 5 p.m. at the Los Alamos High School tennis courts behind Sullivan Field.

    For more information, contact Giri Raichur at 662-4269 or Bruce Cottrell at 660-1440.

    Boys, girls golf teams have Tuesday meeting

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls golf teams will hold team meetings immediately following the Los Alamos High School fall sports meeting.

  • Marr sets U.S. records at...

    How is Jackie Marr’s appearance at the United States Long Course Nationals going?

    Not bad, considering she set two United States records in one race.

    Marr has set three new U.S. age group records in two events so far, including setting a new 400-meter freestyle record with her split in the 800-meter freestyle.

    Marr, a Los Alamos master swimmer, has won both her events at Nationals, being held in Portland, Ore., including her 400 individual medley swim Friday morning.

  • Running: Petersens take top...

    The Petersen family ran away with top honors in the Atomic City 15-Minute Run.

    This week’s pace race, sponsored by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was held Tuesday at Sullivan Field.

    Mark Petersen won the male division by going 2.02 miles while his wife, Kimberly, was best woman traveling 1.78 miles. Daughter Lillian, 5, finished third with 1.43 miles.

    Michael Jablin won the concurrent 1-hour run speeding 8.75 miles to best runner-up Ted Romero (7.95 miles) and third-place finisher and top female Laura McClellan (7.68 miles).

  • Swimming: Marr feeling good...

    Some people collect stamps. Some people collect baseball cards.

    Jackie Marr collects swimming records.

    Marr, the 65-year-old Los Alamos resident hopes to grab a few more this week when she takes part in the United States Masters Swimming Long Course Nationals, which are being held at Portland, Ore. Her first event is scheduled for Thursday, the first day of the national meet.

  • Health and fitness: Turn that...

    Everyone wants to have great abs. Abs that look lean and tight can be an attractive feature on anyone’s body. But, as important as it is to have good abs for appearance, everyone needs good abs for the well being of their body.

    Strong abs help prevent and minimize lower back injuries and pain and help us maintain good posture. And, strong abs provide stability for the body by strengthening your body’s core.

  • Calvert, Tribe-Wilson repeat at...

    Damian Calvert and Jennifer Tribe-Wilson were the big winners at Saturday's Pajarito Punishment mountain bike race.

    The Pajarito Punishment was held on Pajarito Mountain, following courses on Camp May Road and other roads around the area for one lap, then, for the sport, expert and pro divisions, up and down the steep terrain of the ski area.

    Calvert, riding in the men's pro/semi-pro division, topped Michael McCalla by more than four minutes to take the top honors.

    Tribe-Wilson, meanwhile, cross the finish line more than three-and-a-half minutes ahead of Nina Baum.

  • Sports update

    Golf tourney to benefit Children’s Hospital

    The Chip In 4 Kids golf tournament will be held Aug. 22 at Los Alamos Golf Course.

    The tournament, sponsored by Zia Credit Union, is a scramble format. A shotgun start is scheduled for 9 a.m.

    Entry fee is $90 per player, which includes greens fees, cart, lunch and prizes. Deadline for registration is Aug. 18.

    Proceeds from the event go to the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital.

    For more information, call Jennifer Montoya-Harlow at 663-3572.

    YMCA racquetball league starting soon