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Hilltopper Volleyball Team Repeats Win

on September 11, 2012 - 7:34am

Hilltopper Vollyball team beats Bernalillo 3-2 last weekend.

Hilltopper Claire Stewert with Block. Photo by Alan Kirk
Hilltopper Brianna Montano with Kill. Photo by Alan Kirk

Hilltopper Erin Kirk with Kill. Photo by Alan Kirk

Hilltopper Volleyball team beats Capital 3-1.

Hilltopper Erin Kirk with Kill. Photo by Alan Kirk

Hilltopper Claire Stewart with Block. Photo by Alan Kirk

Hilltopper Brianna Montano with Kill. Photo by Alan Kirk

Hilltopper Samantha Melton with Block. Photo by Alan Kirk

 

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Bob Weeks Top Predictor in Weekly Pace Race

on September 6, 2012 - 6:46am
ATOMIC ROAD RUNNERS News:
 
Bob Weeks was only 3 seconds off his prediction at Tuesday's pace race.
 
There were many good predictions in the weekly Tuesday pace race in Pajarito Acres. There were 28 people who competed. The course was a fairly-flat one mile paved-loop mainly on Estante Way.
 
One could run any number of loops but with a requested predicted time of 45 minutes or less. All distances from 1 to 5 miles were done. Most did 1 or 3 miles.
 
The fastest for 1 mile were Duncan Fuehne (6:49), Sue Kinkead and Lynn Kluegel (both 13:43). The faster 3-mile runners were Roxana

Running Technique, Posture and Pain

on September 4, 2012 - 9:14am

Column by Jessica Kisiel

There are no sports beyond our body's capability! When we have pain playing a sport though, it is easy to blame the activity for our pain.

Running, the primary functional movement our body was designed for, has a reputation for being hard on or even bad for the body.

It is often the first sport we are advised not to do if we have any lower extremity pain. If running were the problem then everyone who runs should hurt as a result of participating, right?

The fact is, some people suffer while others are pain free. Why?

The difference lies in the physical body that

Los Alamos Singletrack Assoc. Hosts First Time Trials

on August 31, 2012 - 11:19am

LASA News:

The Los Alamos Singletrack Association (LASA) held its first mountain bike time trials Wednesday evening. A course was setup northwest of the Diamond Drive/San Ildefonso Road roundabout. LASA plans to hold more Wednesday evening time trials. For information, contact Scott Weiss at 661-4499. Visit the group's Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/LosAlamosSingletrack.

Randy Flores on the time trail course Wednesday evening. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Marcus Leibrecht moves along the route of the time trail course Wednesday evening.
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Hilltoppers Scoreboard

on August 29, 2012 - 10:33pm

Varsity Soccer Game Results:
Girls Varsity Soccer defeated Bosque 3-0 on Aug. 28
Boys Varsity Soccer lost to Bosque 1-2 in the first overtime on Aug. 28

Football Game Results:
C Football defeated St. Pius X C team 44-14 on Aug. 27

Candia Has a Perfect Prediction

on August 24, 2012 - 11:20pm
ATOMIC CITY ROAD RUNNERS CLUB News:
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Roxana Candia was perfect in her prediction/finish of 23.30 and was also the fastest female on the 3 mile course, which was held in the La Senda area of White Rock.
 
Ted Romero was the top male runner in the 3 mile race at 19:47 and had an excellent prediction of 8 seconds off.
 
Other noted predictors were: Matt Fair at 9 seconds off; Steve Shook with a 12 second differential; Katie Gattiker at 26 seconds off; and Tom Sandford recording a 33 second delta.
 
On the 1 mile course Sue Kinkead was the top female finisher at 10:28 and

Is It Really Cheating If You Don't Get Caught?

on August 24, 2012 - 11:17am

Column: On the Mesa Facing North by Greg Kendall

Today, Lance Armstrong threw in the towel in his fight to clear his name in the ongoing Tour De France doping scandals.  Armstrong issued a statement that has been published in an earlier Los Alamos Daily Post story (see link below.)

In his statement, Armstrong discusses how "enough is enough" after dealing with claims that he cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning his seven Tours since 1999.

As I read through his statement, I kept looking for one sentence from Armstrong, "I never used performance enhancing drugs to help me win."

USADA May Strip Armstrong of Tour De France Titles

on August 24, 2012 - 9:48am

Lance Armstrong. Courtesy/LAFP

Staff report

Lance Armstrong is finally throwing in the towel and doing so could cost him his seven Tour de France titles as soon today.

Armstrong has chosen not to pursue arbitration in the drug case brought against him by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

That was the final option available to him in his bitter fight with USADA. His decision sets the stage for the titles to be stripped and his name to be all but wiped from the record books of the sport he once ruled.

USADA's Chief Executive Travis Tygart announced that Armstrong would lose the titles as soon

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Family YMCA & Fusion Volleyball Offer Skills Development

on August 16, 2012 - 11:14am

FAMILY YMCA News:

The Family YMCA and Fusion Volleyball have teamed up to offer a Volleyball skills development program for girls ages 12-15.

Practice starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 and will be twice a week at the Y through October.

Stop by the Y to observe practice and meet the coaches at 1 p.m. this Sunday at no charge.

Program will be $45 for Y members and $60 for program only members.

Diggers Volleyball for ages 8-11 is open for registration at $32 for Y members and $48 for program members.

Practice/Games will be Tuesdays and Thursdays at Pinon Elementary School in White Rock

FTC Takes Action on Misleading Sports Equipment

on August 16, 2012 - 10:29am

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., joined Commerce Committee Chairman John D. Rockefeller today to commend the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for taking action against a company for making marketing claims about its product’s ability to reduce the risk of concussions that were not supported by sound scientific evidence.

 

"I applaud the FTC for taking action to stop Brain-Pad from making marketing claims about whether their mouth guards can reduce the risk of concussions," Rockefeller said.

Aquatomics Place 11 in Long Course Championship

on August 15, 2012 - 9:44am

AQUATOMICS News:

The Four Corners Aquatic Team and New Mexico Swimming hosted the New Mexico Long Course State Championships Swim Meet July 19-22, at the Farmington Aquatic Center in Farmington.

A total of 446 swimmers from 22 teams attended.

The Los Alamos Aquatomics had 23 swimmers attend the championship meet; several of whom scored points for the team by finishing in the top eight in their events:         

  • Jillian Bennett scored 2 points
  • Kaitlin Bennett scored 4 points
  • Max Corliss scored 5 points
  • Alana Goodwin scored 5 points
  • Nick Greenfield scored 5 points
  • Ian Jaegers scored 11 points

Los Alamos Coaches Gather at Griffith Gym

on August 11, 2012 - 6:33am

LAPS News:

More than 75 Los Alamos Public Schools coaches met Sunday, Aug. 5 at Griffith Gym to hear presentations by County Transportation Director Keith Rosenbaum; Los Alamos High School Principal Sandra Warnock, Athletic Secretary Kim Smith, Athletic Director Vicki Nelms and Wade Salem from Character Matters who presented Professional Development to the coaches on the Character Matters program. Courtesy/LAPS

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Max Schulze is 2012 World Champion Unicyclist

on August 8, 2012 - 9:52am

Unicyclist Max Schulze of Los Alamos, second from left, on the awards platform in Italy as the World Champion - Observed Trials. Photo by Roland Schulze

Los Alamos unicyclist Max Schulze has returned home from the Unicycle World Championships held last month in Italy, as an undisputed World Champion.

"The highlights from the competition for me are that mostly the entire event is a great experience," Schulze said. "Getting to see friends from across the world who share the common passion of unicycling is amazing. It is like we are all a gigantic family for two weeks every two years at UNICON.

Fall KinderKick Soccer Registration Ends Aug. 17

on August 6, 2012 - 4:26pm

FAMILY YMCA News:

Registration is open until Aug. 17 for the YMCA Fall KinderKick Soccer program for ages three to four and five to six.

The Season runs Aug. 27 to Oct. 4. Practice and games are twice a week for six weeks in White Rock and Los Alamos.

Volunteer Coaches, Asst. Coaches and Team Parents are needed. Price is $45 for Y Members and $60 for Program Only Members and includes a high quality soccer jersey.

Call 662-3100, visit www.laymca.org or stop by the Family YMCA at 15th Street and Iris Street for more information.

 

 

Local Swim Team Hits Both Coasts this Summer

on August 2, 2012 - 11:41am

CAQ long-course state champions, top row from left, Kaan Unal, Connor Schultz, Maria Venneri, Sarah Lott and Sam Harris, middle row from left, Coach Beverly Leasure and Isabelle Runde and bottom row from left, Radhika Iyer, Takuma Shiina and Sara Shiina. Photo by Wendy Lott

By Wendy Lott

Qualifying swimmers from the Charger Aquatics team here in Los Alamos arrived in California Wednesday to compete in the 2012 Senior Zone Championship meet that begins today, Aug. 2, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 5. 

Map of Western Region states. Courtesy

Maria Venneri, 15, Sam Harris, 16, Connor Schultz,

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Vargas is Top Predictor in Weekly Pace Race

on August 1, 2012 - 10:53pm
ATOMIC CITY ROAD RUNNERS News:
 
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Lisabeth Alfaro Vargas was the top predictor in the weekly pace race at 6 seconds off her predicted time. 
 
The run started at Fireman Park at the junction of 45th Street and Arizona Avenue and ran through the Western Area including the Perimeter Trail.
 
Other top predictors were Bob Westervelt with a 18 second differential, Katie Gattiker recording 51 seconds off and Ted Romero 67 seconds off his estimate.
 
On the one mile course Daniel Romero was the first male at 5:27 and Isolina Viloma was the top female with a time of 9:04.

Registration for Fall YMCA Racquetball Starts Wednesday

on July 30, 2012 - 9:48pm
 
LOS ALAMOS FAMILY YMCA News:
 
 
The Fall Racquetball League has four skill level divisions. Registration is Aug. 1 to 29 and the season is Sept. 4 to Nov. 16.
 
Players will be matched against other players with similar experience levels and will have games scheduled each week in the 10-week season culminating in a tournament.
 
Cost is $30 for Y members and $45 just for the program.
 
Adult Co-ed Volleyball League will be a casual/recreational 4-on-4 season consisting of six weeks of games and final tournament at the YMCA.
 
Sundays 1-3 p.m. from Oct. 7 to Nov.

Kinkead and Kluegel Tie for Best Predictor in Weekly Pace Race

on July 27, 2012 - 1:13am
ATOMIC CITY ROAD RUNNERS News:
 
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Six pace race participants tied for three top delta times in this week's race held on American Springs Road in the Jemez Mountains.
 
Sue Kinkead and Lynn Kluegel tied for best prediction at 24 seconds off their predicted time. 
 
Dara McKinney and Christie Kelly each had a 28 second differential and Katie Gattiker and Bob Edgar both came in at 33 seconds off.
 
Daniel Romero was the fastest male finisher on the one mile course at 6:24. 
 
Holly Trellue was the top female with a time of 12:39.
 
On the three mile course, Orion

County's Next Quick Start Tennis Program Begins July 30

on July 25, 2012 - 10:30am

Courtesy/LAC

By Billy Wilton

When Tanner Stewart grabbed around a child-sized tennis racket, he began to smile.

“The big rackets are really heavy,” said Tanner, who is in the 4 to 7 age group session of the Quick Start Tennis Program. “I like swinging the smaller rackets, I can hit the ball and it’s more fun.”

Tanner was among the 16 children in the 4 to 7 year olds who participated in the Los Alamos County tennis program that ran from July 9 to July 19 at the Canyon Tennis Courts.

Courtesy/LAC

Courtesy/LAC

Following the younger group is an 8-11 year old session which had 14

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