• Rodeo returns to Brewer Arena

    The Los Alamos County Rodeo started today and gets going in earnest Saturday at Brewer Arena on North Mesa.
    The rodeo is a longstanding part of the Los Alamos County Fair. Part of its attraction is that anyone who’s interested gets a chance to bust a bronco or rope a calf.
    Today’s events included team roping and draw pot team roping. Saturday, events such as mutton bustin’, bull riding and other rodeo staples will get going.
    Early entry has closed, but limited late entries will be accepted for events. Those interested will have a chance to enter one hour prior to the event.
    Entry fees vary per event. Check www.losalamosnm.us for the fee schedule.
    Events are scheduled from 2-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Sunday.
    Winners of each event are awarded coveted rodeo belt buckles.

  • Burnside is perfect this week

    Paulina Burnside had a perfect prediction in this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    This week’s Pace Race was Tuesday. It went through Bayo Canyon starting at the Diamond Drive roundabout with 1-mile, 2-mile and 3-mile courses available.
    Burnside had her perfect prediction on the 3-mile course, on which most of the best predictions were made. Bill Rice, Roxana Candia and Paul Elkins were all within 30 seconds of their predicted finish time.
    The fastest finisher on the 1-mile course were Patricia Burnside (9:29) and Elkins (14:50). On the 2-mile course, Zachary Medin (17:07) had the fastest finish time.
    On the long course, Ted Romero was the fastest finisher (19:32), followed by Candia (23:47).
    The next Pace Race will be Tuesday in Water Canyon. The race starts approximately 2.8 miles southwest of the junction of N.M. 4 and Pajarito Road.
    The race starts at 6 p.m.
    For more information on next week’s race or on the Atomic City Roadrunners, call 672-1639 or visit atomicrunners.com on the Internet.

  • Sports Briefs 08-08-13

    LAMS athletic meeting called off

    The registration night originally scheduled for Thursday at the Los Alamos Middle School Gymnasium has been canceled.
    LAMS' Daren Jones said access to Brousseau Gym on the LAMS campus isn't being permitted. Because of that, the meeting won't go on as planned.
    Fall athletes should bring all their appropriate paperwork in hand for the first day of fall sports practice, which is Monday. Specific sports practice information can be found on the Los Alamos Public Schools' website, laschools.net.

    Triathlon registration is open

    Registration for the 39th Los Alamos Triathlon is underway online.
    The event, which consists of a 20K bike, 400-meter swim and 5K run, is scheduled for Aug. 17. The first wave is scheduled for 7 a.m.
    Individuals or 2- or 3-person relay teams may register. Registrations are being taken at active.com.
    Price for participation is $50 per individual, $90 for 2-person team and $120 for 3-person team. Online registration closes Aug. 14.
    Volunteers are also being sought for the event for traffic control, packet pick-ups and other duties.
    More information can be obtained by calling Los Alamos County’s recreation department at 662-8173.

    Girls soccer tryouts begin Monday

  • LAMS athletic meeting canceled for Thursday

    The registration night originally scheduled for Thursday at the Los Alamos Middle School Gymnasium has been canceled.

    LAMS' Daren Jones said access to Brousseau Gym on the LAMS campus isn't being permitted. Because of that, the meeting won't go on as planned.

    Fall athletes should bring all their appropriate paperwork in hand for the first day of fall sports practice, which is Monday. Specific sports practice information can be found on the Los Alamos Public Schools' website, laschools.net.

  • Jaegers grabs 3 state titles for Aquatomics at swim meet

    Los Alamos Aquatomics swimmer Alex Jaegers earned three state titles last month and was No. 2 in the high-point award competition in his age group.
    The Aquatomics, a local swimming club, sent five representatives to the 11-and-over state long course championship meet held July 25-28 in Las Cruces.
    The 14-year-old Jaegers won the 50-yard, 100-yard and 400-yard freestyle events, one of the top individual performances of the meet.
    For the Aquatomics, four of their five representatives at the meet picked up at least one top-four finish. Michael Englert-Erickson and Jacob Hollis finished fourth in their 100 breaststroke competition and Alana Goodwin was third in the girls 11-12 200 freestyle.
    A week earlier, the Aquatomics’ Ming Lo won the state long course title in the boys 8-and-under 50 butterfly and 100 individual medley. Seven-year-old Nikolai Nelson won three events (100 freestyle, 25 backstroke and 50 freestyle) and 6-year-old Marlee Katko won the 100 freestyle with her time of 2:10.56.
    In all, nine Aquatomics took part in the 10-and-under meet.
    Lo scored a time of 35.27 in the 50 butterfly for his win and a 1:24.27 in the 100 individual medley. Nelson had a 1:38:47 in the 100 freestyle, 23.35 in the 25 backstroke and 43.31 in the 50 freestyle.

  • Kim tops Croney in finals of women's LATC tourney

    Despite having a year’s hiatus, Jeena Kim successfully defended her Los Alamos Tennis Club women’s title.
    The LATC held its annual championship tournament July 26-27 at Urban Park, with approximately 40 players participating.
    Kim won the 2011 LATC women’s championship draw, but because of low participation numbers in 2012, there was no women’s flight. But this year, Kim got a crack at defending her title and did just that by defeating Debi Croney in the final, winning in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1.
    In the men’s top singles flight, John Park, a former LATC champion, returned to title form, topping Bob Tonelli 6-1, 6-1 to earn that crown.
    The team of Gilbert Ratliff/John Charles earned a victory in the men’s A doubles draw, topping Forrest White/George Margevicius, 6-4, 6-3, while sisters Gillian Hsieh-Ratliff/Sidra Hsieh-Ratliff came back from a set down to top Joel Williams/Gordon Medford in the B doubles draw, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.
    In one of the closest matches of the tournament, the finals of the mixed A doubles competition, Ryan Maupin/Sidra Hsieh-Ratliff outlasted Chad Bustard/Gillian Hsieh-Ratliff 7-5, 4-6, 6-4.
    Other winners included Tom Kelley/Marlene Kelley in mixed B doubles and Peter Greene in the men’s over-50 singles draw.

  • Football Opening Day

    Monday was the first official day of preseason workouts for the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team, as well as the other teams around the state. The Hilltoppers will open up their 2013 season Aug. 30 when they travel to Pojoaque Valley. Los Alamos finished 6-4 last season and was second in the District 2-4A race behind Santa Fe. 

  • Matt Gonzales wins his third straight Splash N Dash

    For the third time in as many tries, Matt Gonzales was the top finisher on the long course of the Splash N Dash.
    Gonzales topped 2012 Los Alamos Triathlon men’s champion Chip Cooper to win the third Splash N Dash series event July 24. The last of this year’s Splash N Dash series is Wednesday.
    Gonzales finished with a time of 24 minutes, 43 seconds in the multi-sport event, hosted by the Triatomics. Cooper, meanwhile, finished as the runner-up in 25:08.
    On the shorter course, Ben Rees was the first finisher for the second time in a row, posting a finish of 18:11, more than a minute ahead of runner-up Gabe Katko. The relay team of Isabell Fox/Gabe Fox had the best time on the youth course (14:55).
    More information about the Splash N Dash series or the Triatomics can be found at triatomics.org.

    Here are the results from the July 24 Splash N Dash (swim time, run time, total time):

    400-yard swim, 5K run

    1. Matt Gonzales, 5:38, 19:05, 24:43; 2. Chip Cooper, 5:05, 20:03, 25:08; 3. Karen Henderson/Mary Billen, 4:52, 21:57, 26:49; 4. Clay Moseley, 5:38, 21:16, 26:54; 5. Miles Fitzgerald, 5:30, 22:57, 28:27; 6. Zack Baker, 6:05, 22:55, 29:00; 7. Whitney Dreier, 6:35, 23:13, 29:48; 8. Scott Valdez, 9:18, 20:37, 29:55; 9. Adam Martinez, 7:53, 22:17, 30:10; 10. Heath McLaughlin, 5:20, 25:16, 30:36;

  • Sage Cottage hosts race in memory of former executive

    Jason Halladay was the winner of the Cheri Host 5K Fun Run/Walk Saturday.
    The Cheri Host event was hosted by Sage Cottage in honor of its former executive director. The run, held just two days before what would’ve been her 54th birthday, was the first of what Sage Cottage is planning as an annual event.
    Host died in 2012 after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer.
    “Cheri was our boss, mentor, and friend,” said Erica Spencer. “She always encouraged us to further our education, and be a part of something bigger in our community. She showed us the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and the benefit of being active.”
    Halladay finished Saturday’s race, run in White Rock, in 20 minutes, 9 seconds. Vlad Henzl was the runner-up followed by Michelle Hall in third place.

    Here are the results of the Cheri Host 5K Fun Run/Walk:

    1. Jason Halladay, 20:09; 2. Vlad Henzl, 22:00; 3. Michelle Hall, 22:10; 4. Brian Geyer, 25:12; 5. Jodi Cull-Host, 25:22; 6. Jaime Cull-Host, 25:22; 7. Bobby Sorenson, 29:27; 8. Ted Williams, 40:56; 9. Alex Geyer, 45:34; 10. Leslie Geyer, 45:39;

    11. Theresa Cull, 55:58; 12. Susan Medel, 55:52; 13. Aidan Cooley, 56:04; 14. Jeff Dermer, 56:09; 15. Beth Dermer, 56:09; 16. Barbara Cull, 56:28.

  • Senior men's golf results

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments played at Trinidad Golf Course July 23 and Gene Torres Golf Course July 24.

    July 23

    First flight

    First low gross: Dean Boice, Alamosa, Colo., 81.
    Second low gross: David Wintermule, Albuquerque, 82.
    First low net: Sol Zamora, Trinidad, Colo., 68.

    Second flight

    First low gross: Dennis Melia, Santa Fe, 90.
    Second low gross: Don Holifield, Santa Fe, 90.
    First low net: Gary Aycock, Santa Fe, 72.

    Third flight

    First low gross: Jim Downey, Santa Fe, 91.
    Second low gross: Ranza Boggess, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 93.
    First low net: Vidal Varela, Las Vegas, 66.

    Fourth flight

    First low gross: Bob Dixon, Trinidad, Colo., 81.
    Second low gross: Van Robertson, Nara Vista, 88.
    First low net: Mike Cuccia, Trinidad, Colo., 58.

    Closest to the pin

    No. 7: Don Pompeo, Los Alamos.

    July 24

    First flight

    First low gross: Chuck Padilla, Las Vegas, 78.
    Second low gross: Bob Quick, Los Alamos, 78.
    First low net: Rudy Vigil, Montezuma, 65.

    Second flight