Today's Sports

  • Golf: Senior men’s...

    A trio of local golfers made a push for a flight victory at the Aug. 3-4 Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournament.

    The two-day tournament was held Piñon Hills Golf Course in Farmington.

    Los Alamos’ Jeff Brown finished with a gross score of 84 in day-one play, finishing two shots behind Wally Bryniarski of Durango, Colo., in first flight play.

    On day two, Ron Krantz of Los Alamos finished second in low gross score to Ralph Hey of Westcliffe, Colo. The two were vying for the second flight title.

  • Golf: NNMSMGA recent results

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments at Cattails Golf Course in Alamosa, Colo., and the Rio Grande Club in South Fork, Colo.

    July 21

    Cattails Golf Course, Alamosa, Colo.

    First flight

    First low gross

    Grover Hathorn, South Fork, Colo., 81.

    Second low gross

    Cole Proctor, Texas Creek, Colo., 82.

    First low net

    Carl Liddell, Alamosa, Colo., 67.

    Second low net

    Mike Porter, Alamosa, Colo., 71.

  • Boys basketball: Topper big man...

    Not that at 6 feet, 11 inches, he needs to stand out more than he usually does, but Alex Kirk has been trying to keep as a high a profile as possible this summer.

    With deep runs in recent amateur tournaments, lots of people got to see Los Alamos’ premier basketball player in central Florida.

  • Girls rugby: U19 team picks up...

    The sun slowly bobbed below the emerald-green rolling hills of Gorey, Ireland, as the Los Alamos Girls Rugby team battled to a 7-5 victory over Gorey High School June 19.

    Despite fighting jetlag, Los Alamos rallied from behind late in the match in the unforgettable victory.

    “The first couple of minutes everybody was kind of discombobulated and all over the place but then we just worked together and it was a good game,” fly-half Liz Dinkel said. “Everyone pulled their weight.”

  • 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.