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  • Run For Her Life returns March 30

    While the race is for a good cause, it doesn’t hurt to throw a bone to avid runners, either.
    That’s the idea, anyway, behind the marketing aspect of the Run For Her Life, which returns to Los Alamos March 30.
    Run For Her Life is a 5K and 10K race hosted by Hadassah. The event is a fundraiser for charities that do work in the field of breast cancer research.
    The event returns for its fourth annual running at East Park in Los Alamos.
    In its history, it’s turned into a popular race for those who participate.
    “It’s always been positive,” said Ted Williams, one of the race’s organizers, as well as a veteran local runner. “The course we designed, we advertise it as being the fastest in the county. Runners like to have good times when they compete.”
    Williams, who was in charge of mapping out the run when the event was first starting in 2010, strove to find the flattest course he could, which he said was quite a challenge, as very little open space around the county doesn’t have hills or grades.
    But the course he plotted, which hasn’t changed in the history of the run, has been a good one for everyone taking part.
    Hadassah is an international Jewish women’s organization which boasts more than 300,000 members worldwide.

  • Sports Briefs 03-16-14

    Soccer meeting is Wednesday

    Los Alamos High School’s girls soccer team will have a meeting Wednesday for all girls interested in playing next season.
    Girls will also have a chance to meet new head coach AJ Herrera. Herrera will take over for outgoing head coach Jiri Kubicek.
    The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the LAHS Speech Theater.
    For more information, call LAHS’ athletic office at 663-2531.

    Pitching, fielding camp coming to White Rock

    The Albuquerque Baseball Academy will host a pitching and fielding camp for youth ages 7-13 in Los Alamos.
    The camp is scheduled for March 29 at Overlook Park.
    The camp will be led by former professional players Ryan Brewer and Lauro Felix.
    Price for participation is $65 per player, $5 of which will be donated to the Justin Solomon Cancer Fund.
    For registration, visit ababaseball.com. Questions may be directed to Brewer by calling 730-6979 or emailing abacademy@ qwestoffice.net.
     

  • On Schedule 03-16-14

    Tuesday
    Softball: Pojoaque Valley at Los Alamos, varsity, JV, 4 p.m.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Los Lunas, JV, 4 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m.

    Thursday
    Baseball: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Boys track and field: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Public Schools Invite, JV, 3 p.m.

    Friday
    Girls track and field: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Public Schools Invite, JV, 3 p.m.

    Tennis: Los Alamos at Capital Quad, boys and girls varsity, TBA.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Softball: Piedra Vista, Raton and Valencia Los Alamos Invite, JV, TBA.

    Saturday
    Track and field: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Public Schools Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Tennis: Los Alamos at Capital Quad, boys and girls varsity, TBA.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, varsity, TBA; Jemez Valley at Los Alamos, JV, noon.

    Softball: Piedra Vista, Raton and Valencia Los Alamos Invite, JV, TBA.

  • LA's girls results from...

    Here are the results from the March 8 Chile Quad Invitational. Athletes are from Los Alamos unless otherwise indicated.

    100 meters

    1. Nakala Watson, Rio Rancho, 12.53; 2. Elena Gurule, Rio Rancho, 13.22; 3. Zarah
    Gonzales, St. Pius, 13.30; 6. Elizabeth Smeltz, 13.70; 8. Catherine McDonald, 14.30; 9. Jordan Henson, 14.43; 11. April Lopez, 15.11.

    200 meters

    1. Nakala Watson, Rio Rancho, 26.70; 2. Patience Kennedy, St. Pius, 27.99; 3. Sasha Hickox, Rio Rancho, 28.62; 4. Venessa Martinez, 30.43; 5. Kayla Tousley, 31.60; 6. Rose Biggs, 32.26.

    400 meters

    1. Sasha Hickox, Rio Rancho, 1:04.00; 2. Annie Sanchez, St. Pius, 1:05.55; 3. Samantha Mora, St. Pius, 1:08.28; 6. Venessa Martinez, 1:10.99; 7. Rose Biggs, 1:17.59.

    800 meters

    1. Molly Klein, Rio Rancho, 2:26.25; 2. Kathryn Stockton, 2:27.25; 3. Kelli Reagan, St. Pius, 2:28.22; 4. Mikayla Pulliam, 2:28.60; 5. Haley Butler-Moore, 2:31.99; 11. Maria Sandoval, 2:44.83.

    1600 meters

    1. Molly Klein, Rio Rancho, 5:27.91; 2. Julie Giannini, St. Pius, 5:32.54; 3. Claire Archibeck, Academy, 5:40.30; 4. Madison Foley, 5:41.39; 9. Nica Vasquez, 11. Talia Dreicer, 6:00.31; 13. Alexandria Chavaria, 6:41.22; 14. Allison Cunningham, 6:41.76.

    3200 meters

  • Lee, Ferreira among tops at...

    In the New Mexico Xcel state championships, Los Alamos School of Gymnastics’ Atomic Tumblers brought home six all-around medals, a gold, 4 silvers and a bronze, as well as 27 individual event medals (11 gold, 6 silver, and 10 bronze).
    As a team, the Atomic Tumblers placed second in the state at the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels, and third in the Platinum level.
    LASG’s Nyla Lee competed in the silver child’s division and struck gold. Lee brought home four gold medals one for a 36.65 all-around, one for a 9.20 vault, one for a 9.60 parallel bar routine and one for a 9.10 balance beam routine.
    Lee also received a bronze for her 8.75 floor exercise routine.
    Aaliyah Walker also competed in this division and took the bronze in the all-around with 35.50.
    Walker earned a silver medal on beam (9.05) and bronze on both vault (8.75) and bars (9.1).
    Faith Koh of the Atomic Tumblers competed in the silver seniors division finishing fifth with an all-around score of 34.70. She won a gold on bars with a score of 9.30, and she took silver on the beam with a score of 8.95.
    In the child’s gold division Addie Richie took silver with a 34.60.
    Richie picked up three event medals, including a gold on floor (8.60), and bronze on bars (9.00) and beam (8.55).

  • Sports Briefs 03-14-14

    Run For Her Life set for March 30

    The fourth annual Run For Her Life is scheduled for March 30.
    The Run For Her Life is a 5K and 10K race starting at East Park. Race time is 9 a.m.
    Proceeds from the event are donated to charities in the area of breast cancer research.
    Registration forms are available at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center and several other spots around Los Alamos County.
    Electronic copies of the forms may also be found at atomicrunners.com.
    Further race details can be found on the registration form. For more information, call Ted Williams at 672-1639.

    Pitching, fielding camp coming to White Rock

    The Albuquerque Baseball Academy will host a pitching and fielding camp for youth ages 7-13 in Los Alamos.
    The camp is scheduled for March 29 at Overlook Park.
    The camp will be led by former professional players Ryan Brewer and Lauro Felix.
    Price for participation is $65 per player, $5 of which will be donated to the Justin Solomon Cancer Fund.
    For registration, visit ababaseball.com.
    =Questions may be directed to Brewer by calling 505-730-6979 or emailing abacademy at qwestoffice.net.

    Sr. Olympics registration is open

  • Aggies survive WAC quarterfinal...

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — New Mexico State University center Sim Bhullar posted his fourth straight double-double as the No. 2-seeded NMSU men’s basketball team defeated the seventh- seeded Seattle U Redhawks 70-68 in the Orleans Arena Thursday.
    Bhullar scored a season-high 24 points while pulling down a game-high 14 rebounds in one of the biggest performances of his career. Bhullar, a sophomore, added five blocked shots and three assists as the Aggies advanced to tonight’s Western Athletic Conference tournament semifinals.
    The Aggies pummeled the Redhawks’ defense in two regular season meetings, scoring nearly 100 points in both of those two games, but the Redhawks were up the challenge Thursday.
    “I am happy that we are still playing and I thought Seattle played really well and they gave it their all,” Aggie head coach Marvin Menzies said afterward. “You have to give credit to their team because they did a fantastic job and they were really prepared for us. Our guys showed heart in the second half and hitting free throws could be the difference of the game.”
    The Aggies advance to face No. 6 Bakersfield at 9:30 p.m. in tonight’s WAC semifinal round. The WAC championship game is Saturday.

  • Lobos one win away from MW finals

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — A statement game was tossed out Thursday in the Thomas & Mack Center by the two teams that made statements throughout the season.
    The No. 2 seed University of New Mexico Lobos charged into the Mountain West Tournament semifinals with a 93-77 win over Fresno State, Thursday night.
    Also Thursday, San Diego State, the MW regular season champion, mauled Utah State 73-39.
    The Lobos advance to play Boise State, which beat Nevada 75-62. The Broncos are one of three teams to beat UNM in the regular season with their 71-70 win in Boise Feb. 12.
    The Aztecs, meawhile, will try to knock off the home team, UNLV, a 71-67 winner over Wyoming.
    The Thomas & Mack definitely will be rocking on Friday as the Rebels should draw a good crowd for their upset bid against the Aztecs. The venue was already was rocking Thursday night as Cameron Bairstow and Alex Kirk both scored 21 points to pace the quarterfinal win.
    “Our two big guys are hard to guard, hard to play,” said Lobo head coach Craig Neal.  “We made a concerted effort to go inside tonight. I really didn’t do anything different. I usually don’t wave a magic wand. We were fortunate that Cam and Alex had good nights. We can play a lot of different ways.  We really didn’t change much.”

  • Lobos will face Bulldogs

    The University of New Mexico Lobo men’s basketball team will open up the Mountain West tournament tonight when it takes on the Fresno State Bulldogs.
    UNM is the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament, taking place at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
    The Lobo-Bulldog game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Mountain Time.
    Fresno State (17-15) trailed by as many as 13 points in the second half Thursday against Air Force, but answered with a 14-6 run after Air Force went into stall mode on offense. The Bulldogs’ Tyler Johnson hit a pair of 3-pointers in the final two minutes to give his team a 61-59 victory to put the Bulldogs into the tournament quarterfinals.
    The Lobos (24-6) and the Bulldogs played just once this season, in Fresno, with the Lobos winning that contest 89-78 Jan. 18. Cameron Bairstow had 22 points and Alex Kirk finished with 12 points and 7 rebounds.
    Johnson, who finished with 19 points Wednesday night, had 16 points to lead Fresno State against UNM.
    UNM, along with the other top five teams in the tournament, had a bye into the quarterfinals. 

  • LA comes through in tough...

    For the past two games, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team has had trouble putting runs on the board, so Los Alamos manager Mike Gill thought it was time to shake things up.
    His moves paid dividends Wednesday.
    Los Alamos hosted the defending Class 3A champion Hope Christian Huskies at Bomber Field, its second game in two days against a potential state champion threat.
    It was Los Alamos’ first appearance at home and its only home game until April.
    The Hilltoppers won’t be at home again until they face Bernalillo April 2 to open district play.
    The Hilltoppers took control of a tight contest in the third inning, scoring three runs, then did enough damage control in the top of the sixth to earn a 4-3 win.
    Against Class 5A Atrisco Heritage Saturday, Los Alamos escaped with a 1-0 victory, then was held to just three runs, while its lineup fanned nine times in a loss Tuesday to Albuquerque Academy.
    That type of run production wasn’t going to do, Gill said.
    “You look at our last couple of scores…we’ve been struggling offensively,” he said. “We kind of mixed it up today with the lineup, with this and that, and the kids came through. We didn’t get a lot of hits, but we got the ones that mattered.”