• Gonzales again paces Splash N Dash

    Matt Gonzales is on a roll.
    For the second time in as many tries, Gonzales was the top finisher on the long course of the Splash N Dash.
    The most recent Splash N Dash was July 10. It was the second of four scheduled events in the series, the next of which will be July 24.
    Gonzales finished the 400-yard swim, 5K run course in 26:06. Mark Ortega finished in the No. 2 spot with a time of 27:58.
    Ben Rees (18:36) had the best finish on the shorter course and Julia Schillaci (17:34) was the top finisher on the youth course.
    The Splash N Dash is hosted by the Triatomics multi-sport club. More information on the event can be found by visiting the club’s website, triatomics.org.

    Here are the results from Splash N Dash No. 2, held July 10 (swim time, run time, total time):

    400-yard swim, 5K run

  • Sports Briefs 07-17-13

    Bowling league open to new members

    The Tuesday Housewives Bowling League is welcoming new bowlers for its upcoming season.
    The league opens its 52nd year of competition Aug. 20. Events are held at the Santa Claran bowling alley.
    Those interested in taking part in this year’s play are asked to call 661-6163.

    Splash N Dash returns July 24

    The Splash N Dash series, which is hosted by Triatomics Multisport Club, will have its next session July 24.
    The series is designed for those interested in training for the Los Alamos Triathlon, which is scheduled for Aug. 17.
    Participants can choose either a 400-yard swim and 5K run or 200-yard swim and 3K run. An additional shorter course is also available for youth participants.
    All Splash N Dash events start at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    Registration for each Splash N Dash is done about 30 minutes prior to the start at the aquatic center. There is no fee for participation but registration will be limited to the first 75 entrants.
    More information can be obtained by calling Amy Regan at 672-3623 or by visiting the club’s website, triatomics.org.

    Golf tourney to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

  • Saturday's race will benefit disabled people in Nicaragua

    A special race to aid those with disabilities in the country of Nicaragua is scheduled for this weekend.
    The David Fellers Healing Art Foundation will host a 3-mile, 6-mile and wheelchair roll in Los Alamos Saturday. The race is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m.
    The event is a fundraiser for the foundation, which was founded in 2008 by the surviving family of David Fellers.
    The race begins at the west end of Canyon Rim Trail just off N.M. 502. Following the races, an auction and picnic is scheduled at De Colores restaurant.
    While registrations have been very light so far, coordinator Sally Fellers is hopeful the community will come out and support the foundation’s efforts.
    “It would be great if it’s successful,” Fellers said. “We’d like it to be an annual event.”
    The David Fellers Healing Art Foundation is named after the son of Jack and Sally Fellers. He was born in 1978 with severe respiratory problems and was limited to a bed or wheelchair for most of his life, along with being completely deaf.
    When he was born, Fellers’ life expectancy was 15 years. He was able to make it to age 30, however, thanks in large part to the love and support of Jack and Sally and other family members.

  • Summertime Greens

    Los Alamos Golf Course hosted a holiday tournament on Independence Day. 

  • LA seniors knocked out of state tourney by Copper

    The Los Alamos County Little League All-Star senior softball team bounced back from a loss Saturday to make the championship round of the state tournament.
    Unfortunately, the defending state champions proved to be too much for Los Alamos in Sunday’s finale.
    Copper, from Bayard, a small community just south of Silver City, needed just five innings to drop Los Alamos for the second time in two days and earn a repeat of its state title.
    Los Alamos topped Isleta 12-7 in an elimination game Sunday to get to the championship round before falling to Copper 14-3.
    Los Alamos manager Tim Hammock said his team knew what it would be up against trying to unseat Copper, which had the bulk of its 2012 state title-winning team back for this season.
    “Copper is a very good hitting and fielding team,” Hammock said. “To compete with them, we had to play at a high level, be aggressively smart and not make any mistakes. Our girls tried hard, but unfortunately we were not able to achieve our goals today. Our defense was a little better than (Saturday’s) effort. We made a few mistakes with the ball and on the bases but mostly from the girls’ excitement and enthusiasm. I cannot fault those emotions, we just need to temper them with a better understanding of situational play.”

  • WR 9-10 boys advancing to state

    The White Rock Little League 9-10 All-Stars swept their way through the District 1 tournament to clinch the district title.
    WRLL earned its second win in three games over cross-county rival Los Alamos Little League Thursday in the championship game of the District 1 tournament. WRLL topped LALL 14-6.
    With the championship, WRLL now advances to play in the state 9-10 tournament, which is hosted this year by Roswell.
    WRLL won its three tournament games by a combined 32 runs, including a 16-4 victory over LALL in the tournament’s first round. LALL came all the way through the loser’s bracket to get back to the championship — the tournament was double elimination — but WRLL was too tough a hurdle to clear.

    Los Alamos senior softball splits games at state

    The Los Alamos County senior softball All-Stars earned a big win in their opener at the state tournament Saturday, but followed that up with a big loss in the quarterfinals.

    Los Alamos thumped Ysleta 11-0 in 5 innings Saturday morning behind Emilee Jones' four innings of 2-hit ball.

    Following that contest, however, Los Alamos met defending state champion Cobre Saturday afternoon. Cobre, which has many of its key players back from last year's state championship team, dropped Los Alamos 19-2.

  • Sports Briefs 07-14-13

    Race will benefit disabled

    The David Fellers Healing Arts Foundation will host a 3-mile/6-mile run and wheelchair roll July 20 in Los Alamos.
    The event will start at 2:30 p.m. at the west end of the Canyon Rim Trail.
    The foundation works to equip the disabled poor in all parts of the world. This year’s proceeds will benefit a project in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua.
    Price for participation is $25, $10 for youth. The entrance fee includes a post-race hot dog picnic and auction. Tickets for just the auction and picnic can also be purchased.
    Those interested can contact Sally Fellers at 412-9006 or sallyfellers@gmail.com for more information. Information is also available by visiting healingartsfoundation.org.

    Volleyball camp opens Monday

  • Sports Briefs 07-12-13

    Soccer referee clinic is Saturday

    Three upcoming soccer referee clinics are being offered in Albuquerque for those interested in officiating locally.
    Los Alamos Youth Soccer League requires Game 9 certification, which is being offered at these clinics. The first clinic is scheduled for Saturday.
    Saturday’s clinic will be for those interested in being referees for U14 and below competition.
    More information on that clinic can be found by visiting nmsra.org.
    Those with questions can contact local LAYSL official Amy Regan at 672-3623 or laysl.ref.coordinator@gmail.com.

    Wrestling clinic set for next week

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is hosting at junior wrestling clinic beginning Monday.
    The clinic will be in the YMCA’s gym at its main facility, 1450 Iris St. It is for youth ages 5-12 of any experience level and will be taught by Ken Nadeau.
    Price for participation is $40.
    More information can be obtained by calling the YMCA at 662-3100. 

  • Parent-Child tourney results

    Mary Alei and Curtis Norman were the top finishers in 2-player scramble play at the Parent-Child Golf Tournament.
    The tournament, hosted by Los Alamos Golf Course, was June 29-30. Players could choose 2-player, 3-player or 4-5 player scramble flights.
    Alei/Norman shot a combined 64 to earn an impressive 8-stroke win, topping Steve Williams/Steve Williams for the top spot. Mo Alei and Phil Alei were third.
    In the 3-player flight, Jim Hoffer/Phil Hoffer/Saskia Hoffer finished in the top spot, while Greg Hanson/Rhonda Hanson/Jordan Hanson/Pat Murphy had the top gross finish in the 4-5 flight.

    2-player scramble

    First low gross: Mary Alei/Curtis Norman, 64
    Second low gross: Steve Williams/Steve Williams, 72
    Third low gross: Mo Alei/Phil Alei, 73
    Fourth low gross: Scott Marriott/Noah Marriott, 74
    First low net: Darren Knox/Jaymes Knox, 65
    Second low net: Anita Mizusawa/Ben Alei, 66
    Third low net: Mark Sandoval/Matthew Campbell, 66
    Fourth low net: Dwight Moss/Wesley Moss, 67.

    3-player scramble

    First low gross: Jim Hoffer/Phil Hoffer/Saskia Hoffer, 62
    First low net: Daryl Osden/Jonathan Osden/Jessica Osden, 66

    4-5 player scramble

  • Elkins tops the Pace Race field

    Sue Elkins had a perfect prediction in Tuesday’s Pace Race, and she needed a perfect prediction to win.
    The Pace Race is a weekly event hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners. They run every Tuesday at various sites around Los Alamos County.
    This week’s race was in Pajarito Acres, starting on Acoma Lane.
    Elkins called her time perfectly on the 1-mile course, just nipping Eddie Gartz, who was only 1 second off his predicted finish time. Zachary Medin had the best time on Tuesday’s 2.8-mile course, coming in 14 seconds off.
    The next Pace Race will start near Quemazon Montessori School, located at 4600 Esperanza Ave. The race, which begins at 6 p.m., will include both a 1-mile and 3-mile course.
    More information about the Pace Race or the Atomic City Roadrunners can be obtained by calling 672-1639 or visiting the club’s website, atomicrunners.com.