Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Golf: Normans take 2 top tourney...

    The team of Bruce Norman/Curtis Norman nipped Bruce Norman/Jason Norman during Sunday’s Father/Son/Daughter Tournament at Los Alamos Golf Course.

    The first Norman squad topped the second by a stroke to win the best ball portion of the tournament, shooting a 65.

    The tournament included a best ball competition and a 2-, 3- and 4-player scramble competition. Players with official handicaps were in the championship flight.

  • Baseball: Padres thump Rockies...

    After one inning, the final game of the Little League District 1 Tournament Juniors Tournament of Champions looked like it might be a laugher.

    After 2-1/2 innings, the laughter had stopped.

    The Santa Fe Rockies whittled a 10-2 Los Alamos Padres’ lead down to four runs and seemed to have the momentum heading into the middle innings, but a quick top of the fourth and a three-run burst by the Padres effectively shut the door Wednesday night at Virchow Field.

  • BANDELIER TAB - Pinon-Juniper...

    If visitors encounter an ugly spot north of Frijoles Canyon at Bandelier National Monument, rest assured, it’s for the best.

    Spots on the northern part of the canyon with branches downed and trees and other vegetation slashed are part of the Pinon-Juniper Restoration Project at Bandelier.

  • Sports update

    Triatomics’ Splash-N-Dash starts Wednesday

    The Triatomics Multisports Club and the Los Alamos County Recreation Division will be sponsoring the Splash-N-Dash series.

    The Splash-N-Dash will start Wednesday, and additional events will be held July 2, July 16 and July 30.

    Two training courses will be available. The short course features a 200-yard swim, 3K run and the long course is a 400-yard swim and 5K run.

    The training events are free to the public. Participants of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Each event is limited to 80 participants.

  • Baseball: County teams advance...

    At least one team from Los Alamos is guaranteed to advance to the District 1 Juniors Tournament of Champions final.

    Both the Los Alamos Red Sox and the Los Alamos Padres advanced into the semifinals of the Tournament of Champions, which started Friday and continues through Wednesday at Virchow Field in White Rock.

    The Padres were 11-1 winners over the Santa Fe Titans and the Red Sox topped Pojoaque 16-5 to advance to Tuesday’s semifinal.

  • Baseball: Red Sox top Yankees 6-...

    While there was some doubt as to whether the District 1 Little League Tournament of Champions was even going to happen as of Saturday, Steve Capelli was rooting for one.

    “I’d like one more tournament with this team,” said Capelli, manager of the White Rock Red Sox. “I think we can beat everybody in northern New Mexico. That’s how good we are.”

    Few in Los Alamos County can argue.

    The Red Sox capped off an outstanding County Majors Tournament Saturday, topping the Los Alamos Yankees 6-2 at Byers Field for the 2008 county title.