Today's Sports

  • Health and fitness: Watch what...

    School is out. The weather is warmer. And more and more we’re getting out and taking part in summer activities. With so many events, back yard barbecues and good times, it can be hard to maintain a healthy and nutritious diet.

    Even the most disciplined eater would have a hard time denying themselves all the taste pleasures that exist during the summer months. So how do you stay healthy and fit with all these potential high calorie days?

  • Track and field: Hilltopper...

    Several members of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls track and field teams will take part in the Great Southwest Track & Field Classic.

    The GSW is an elite regional track and field meet held annually in Albuquerque. Some of the top athletes from Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and New Mexico are scheduled to take part in the event.

    Los Alamos’ contingent will compete Saturday at the University of New Mexico Complex. The meet opened Thursday with the decathlon and heptathlon events. Those continue through today.

  • Running: Klimczuk is tops at...

    Mikolaj Klimczuk was the top predictor at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.

    This week’s pace race was held Tuesday on Powerline Road outside of White Rock. A total of 18 runners and walkers took part in the weekly event.

    Klimczuk, racing on the 1-mile course Tuesday, finished with an adjusted prediction error of just six seconds to earn the victory.

    The second-best prediction Tuesday also came on the 1-mile course, with Alexander Romero missing his finish time by 15 seconds.

  • Baseball/softball: LA’...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team was rewarded for its first District 2AAAA title by picking up Coach of the Year and co-Player of the Year honors in 2009.

    Meanwhile, the Hilltopper softball team grabbed four first-team All-District honors and four second-team nods for the season with its runner-up finish in 2AAAA.

    The All-District teams are selected by the district managers.

  • LAHS Athletics: Bernalillo,...

    Instead of a proposed move out of District 2AAAA, Bernalillo High School will stay put, at least for now.

    The New Mexico Activities Association, the governing body of most high school interscholastic sports in the state, released its final district alignments for the next four-year block of time Wednesday afternoon.

  • Cycling: Schulze, Heath among...

    Los Alamos rider Peter Schulze took top honors in the expert men’s downhill category Sunday.

    Schulze’s time of 3:41.33 was 15 seconds better than Santa Fe’s Mark Mueller in the expert category of Sunday’s downhill mountain bike race.

    The downhill race came a day after the annual Pajarito Punishment and was held on Pajarito Mountain. In all, 66 racers took part in the event.

  • Cycling: Calvert, Baum win...

    A big rock made more than a few riders take a tumble. Breaux Burns lost his chain four different times. Many competitors had to jump off their bikes and walk them up steep portions.

    Welcome to the Pajarito Punishment.

    Pajarito Mountain played host once again to the Pajarito Punishment, one of the toughest courses on the New Mexico Off Road Series. Nearly 170 riders took part in the event from professional riders to beginners.

    “The mountain won (Saturday),” first-time rider Mark Katko said. “It was a lot of fun, but it was tough.”

  • Cycling: Race gets an early...

    It might seem too early in the year, but the Pajarito Punishment mountain bike race starts up Saturday.

    The Pajarito Punishment will get going at 9 a.m. at Pajarito Mountain. The event will cover two days with the Punishment race scheduled for Saturday and a new downhill race Sunday.

    The race is the sixth leg of the New Mexico Off Road Series. Some of the top riders around the state attend the yearly race.

  • Running: Romero has perfect...

    Nathan Romero had the third perfect prediction of the 2009 season at Tuesday’s pace race.

    Tuesday’s pace race, a weekly event sponsored by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was held at Big Rock Loop on North Mesa. There were 20 runners and walkers competing in Tuesday’s race.

    Romero, running on the 3-mile course Tuesday, had a perfect finish-time prediction of exactly 21 minutes. It was Romero’s first pace race of the season.

  • LAHS Athletics: Reagor,...

    A pair of soccer standouts were given the highest student-athlete honors at Los Alamos High School’s Athletic Awards Ceremony.

    Jason Reagor and Maneesha Chitanvis were given the Leon Clendenen Award for the 2008-09 school year, the highest award bestowed by the school to its student-athletes.