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British Soccer Camps June 18-22 And July 16-20

on June 15, 2018 - 4:33pm
 
YMCA News:
 
Challenger Sports have teamed up with The Family YMCA in Los Alamos to bring the most popular soccer camp program in the country to this community.
 
Challenger’s British Soccer Camp will take place in Los Alamos June 18-22 and July 16-20. With programs for all ages and abilities, local players will be coached by one of Challenger’s 1,100 International soccer coaches.
 
This British Soccer Camp will provide local players with an opportunity to learn, grow and share a positive and educational camp experience, which not only develops success on the field, but also

Hinojosa Best Predictor In Pace Race June 5

on June 12, 2018 - 5:34pm
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ACRR News:
 
Fifty-one runners and walkers took to one and three mile Atomic City Road Runners weekly Pace Race courses last Tuesday on Barranca Mesa (since Deer Trap Mesa was closed preventing the 2 and 4 mile course from being used). All finishers were treated to cool watermelon.
 
In the one mile course around Navajo, Los Pueblos and Barranca Roads, Anders Medin and Beck Chamberlin had the best predictions, only 4 second off their predictions for an adjusted delta of 12 seconds off.

LAHS Coaches Host Summer Sports Camps

on June 12, 2018 - 3:21pm
Courtesy photo
 
SPORTS News:
 
Coaches and student athletes from Los Alamos High School are hosting a variety of sports camps over the summer, so be sure to register for a spot.
 
Below is information about a few of the camps available.
 
For more information about registration, dates, times, etc., visit lahstoppers.com/ and select the desired sport.
 
Volleyball
 
Los Alamos High School volleyball coaches and players are offering volleyball camps for elementary and middle school aged students who are interested in learning about the fundamentals of volleyball in a fun and positive environment.

2018 K Of C Scholarship Golf Tournament June 22

on June 11, 2018 - 11:17am
 
K of C News:
 
The Knights of Columbus Scholarship Golf Tournament is set for 9 a.m., Friday, June 22, at the Los Alamos County Golf Course.
 
The funds raised from this tournament will be used to award scholarships to Los Alamos High School graduating seniors. For more than 19 years this tournament has attracted sponsors and golfers from Los Alamos and around Northern New Mexico and has awarded an estimated $145,000 in scholarship money.
 
This past year, seven LAHS students received scholarships from the Knights of Columbus by demonstrating their involvement in community

Topper Tennis Fundraiser Clinics

on June 11, 2018 - 11:12am

Summer Fun On Pajarito Mountain

on June 8, 2018 - 3:58pm
Pajarito Mountain festivals span the seasons, from SummerFest to Telebration. Courtesy/Pajarito Mountain
 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

caclark@ladailypost.com

Pajarito Mountain Ski Area is known for outstanding music events and festivals and is offering another summer full of them.

“With the support and help of the Los Alamos Fire Department we have been able to keep Pajarito Mountain Ski Area open through this terrible drought and Fire Restrictions,” Pajajrito General Manager Tom Long said.

Alex Kirk Foundation Supports Local Junior Golf

on June 5, 2018 - 3:01pm

Pro basketball player Alex Kirk presents a check to Los Alamos GC golf professional Michael Phillips, from his namesake foundation, to help grow junior golf in Los Alamos. Kirk, a Los Alamos High School and University of New Mexico basketball standout, is now playing professionally in Japan. He recently visited with young aspiring golfers. He said he believes in giving back to the community, by supporting youth activities. Courtesy photo

LASG Travels To Galveston For Championships

on June 2, 2018 - 6:51am
The Atomic Tumblers competed in the Xcel Region 3 USA Gymnastics championships. Courtesy photo
Colette Bibeault competes on the floor. Courtesy photo
 
Megan Brown competes on vault. Courtesy photo
 
SPORTS News:
 
Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers travelled to Galveston, Texas, during the weekend of May 18 to compete in the Xcel Region 3 USA Gymnastics championships.
All seven states; New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Arkansas, Wyoming, Kansas, and Oklahoma were represented.
 
There were 1,076 gymnasts competing in 14 sessions throughout the weekend.
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Candia, Nolen, Medin Top Predictors In Pace Race

on May 31, 2018 - 9:18am

Scene from ACRR weekly Pace Race Tuesday starting at Pinon/Rocket Park in White Rock. Courtesy/ACRR

Scene from ACRR weekly Pace Race Tuesday starting at Pinon/Rocket Park in White Rock. Courtesy/ACRR

ACRR News:
 
Roxana Candia, Lily Nolen and Adrian Medin had perfect predictions for the 1-mile race in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly Pace Race Tuesday starting at Pinon/Rocket Park in White Rock.
 
The best predictors (and the time in seconds that they were off ther prediction) for the 3-mile race were Zachary Medin (4), Ted Romero (16), Mary Snow (41), and Laura McClellan (41).
 

YMCA Hosts Golf Tournament To Benefit Youth Programs And Scholarships

on May 30, 2018 - 10:06am

At the 2017 tournament, from left, Gabriela BeLongé, Roger Waterman, Emily McGay Waterman and Shay Kendricks. Courtesy/YMCA

At the 2016 tournament, from left, Dave Smith, Alex Kirk, Mhairi Smith and Paul Daly. Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA hosts its annual golf tournament Friday, June 1 at the Los Alamos Golf Course and space is available for additional golfers.

Tournament presenting sponsors are Kelly Myers of ReMax First, Lou Santoro of State Farm Insurance and Sam and Shay Kendricks.

“We have a great time each year, and we’re doing something so worthwhile at the same time

Bike And Outdoor Gear Swap Saturday June 9

on May 30, 2018 - 7:14am

Bikes and gear went quickly in the first few hours of the 2016 swap. Courtesy photo

Annual bike and outdoor gear swap 8 a.m. to noon, June 9 at First Baptist Church on Diamond Drive. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

The 7th Annual Bike and Outdoor Gear Swap 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 9, is at a different location this year: the First Baptist Church at 2220 Diamond Dr.

This free event is the perfect venue to sell items that would otherwise collect dust in the closet, shed, or garage, and participating helps support the Los Alamos Tuff Riders.

Pro Basketball Player And LAHS Graduate Alex Kirk With 2017-2018 Championship Trophy

on May 29, 2018 - 6:00am

Professional basketball player Alex Kirk of Los Alamos holds the B. League 2017-2018 championship trophy he won with his team the Alvark Tokyo Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Courtesy photo

Alex Kirk's Team Alvark Tokyo Win Finals

on May 26, 2018 - 9:37am

Alan Kirk of Los Alamos, back row third from right, plays for the Alvark Tokyo basketball team, which won the finals Saturday in Tokyo. Kirk's team defeated the Chiba Jets Funabashi in the B. League Championship Final at Yokohama Arena. Kirk is the son of Municipal Judge Alan and Pat Kirk of White Rock. Courtesy photo

2-5A All District Softball/Baseball Announced

on May 23, 2018 - 10:25am

SPORTS News:
First Team  2nd Team 
Chase WeissenbornAcademy AJ BregmanAcademy
Markus ParrishAcademy Nick WilliamsAcademy
Matt McnameyAcademy Cameron RussellAcademy
Chris PullenAcademy Aidan DonahueAcademy
Marcus GriegoEspanola Brandon BustosEspanola
Jonathan SanchezEspanola Dylan SalazarEspanola
Adrian ValenzuelaCapital Kevin RezaCapital
Vince MarcianoLos Alamos Jose CortezCapital
James NealLos Alamos Dominic SalazarCapital
Arthur SteinkampLos Alamos Hunter SwavelyLos Alamos
Shade WhiteDel Norte Jake RuttenLos Alamos
Jeremy DuranCapital Antonio GonzalesLos Alamos
Cristian PortilloDel Norte Luke Kirkland

Elkins Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on May 23, 2018 - 7:22am

ACRR News:

Paul Elkins was the top predictor in the Atomic City Road Runners Club weekly Pace Race in Rendija Canyon with a 3 second error off his predicted time.

The Atomic City Road Runners Club is a family-oriented running and walking club that meets every Tuesday April through October for a pace race in which members predict their own time.

Anyone can choose to run or walk for one mile or three miles, and the slowest walker can be a winner if his or her finish time is closest to that predicted.

Other accurate predictors in Tuesday's race:

  • Clay Moseley with a 7 second differential;

Hilltopper Tennis Team Fundraiser For 2019 Season

on May 22, 2018 - 12:54pm

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Los Alamos 3.5 Men’s 2018 USTA Adult 18 & Over League Finishes Season In First Place

on May 22, 2018 - 10:38am
Cihan Akcay of the Los Alamos Tennis Club Men’s 3.5 18-and over USTA team prepares a sliced backhand return during a doubles match played May 19, 2018, at Urban Park. Cihan and his partner Chang Kim defeated an El Gancho Fitness Swim and Racquet Club team in three sets 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5). Photo by John Sarracino
 

Don Dry of the Los Alamos Tennis Club Men’s 3.5 18-and over USTA team returns a forehand ground strokeduring a doubles match played May 19, 2018, at Urban Park.
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Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club Youth Shotgun Team Qualifies For National Junior Olympic Competition

on May 22, 2018 - 10:25am

Los Alamos Sportsmen's Club youth shotgun team members, from left, Kevin Dors, Cade Pimentel, Alison Pimentel, Sam Bond and Derek Laintz have qualified for the National Junior Olympic Shotgun competition in June in Colorado Springs. The team traveled May 12 to the Whittington Center in Raton where they competed in the New Mexico Junior Olympic Qualifier, which is usually in Los Alamos but had to be moved to Raton due to Stage 2 fire restrictions in Los Alamos County. Team coaches are Mike O'Neill, Kathy Smith and Alan Bond. Courtesy photo

NMAA Partners To Launch ‘Battlefields to Ballfields’

on May 21, 2018 - 6:37am

NMAA News:

ALBUQUERQUE – The NMAA has partnered with former NFL Vice President of Officiating Mike Pereira, an NFL TV analyst, to launch “Battlefields to Ballfields” in New Mexico.

Battlefields to Ballfields is a Foundation that provides military veterans an opportunity to integrate back into their communities through officiating.

Mike Pereira will be in Albuquerque Thursday to officially launch the program – New Mexico will be the first state to do so and will serve as the template for implementation nationwide.

The Foundation pays for uniforms and dues that are required by the

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Annual Splash-n-Dash Series Begins May 30

on May 20, 2018 - 8:51am

Spash. Courtesy photo

Dash. Courtesy photo

SPORT News:

The Los Alamos Triatomics Multisports club ( www.facebook.com/triatomics) invites athletes to participate in the annual Splash n Dash series (swim+run) Wednesday May 30, June 13, June 27 and July 11.

This event is excellent preparation for the July 28 Los Alamos Triathlon (https://racesonline.com/event s/los-alamos-triathlon).

Athletes of all abilities are welcome, and this is a fun family event.  Participants pick their course and starting group according their expected swim time.

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Former Mora And Pecos Schools Coach Arrested

on May 18, 2018 - 7:11am
Apoloino Leroy Blea
 
NMSP News:
 
The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was called to investigate a former Mora and Pecos Schools coach for criminal sexual penetration of a 14-year-old student enrolled at Mora High School.
 
New Mexico State Police Agents were able to determine that over the course of four months, between November 2016 and February 2018, Apoloino Leroy Blea, 21, of Mora had ongoing contact with a 14-year-old student.

Vatos Rugby Captain Nominated For Life Of Significance Award

on May 18, 2018 - 6:41am
Earl Smith
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM Earl Smith, the New Mexico Highlands Vatos Rugby Club captain and president, is a champion on an off the field.
 
His team is headed back to the national sevens rugby championship tournament in June looking for a three-peat win and he is nominated for a Life of Significance Award for his volunteer service.
 
Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company named Smith as a finalist for the national award, calling him a “positive force for good” for his work with the elderly and youth.
 
Olivia Ramirez is a certified nursing assistant at Vida Encantada

Candia, Gehring Tie For Best Predictor In Pace Race

on May 17, 2018 - 7:21am
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ACRR News:
 
Roxanna Candia was 6 seconds off her predicted time as well as the first place female finisher in the 1 mile distance with a time of 9:07 along with Mandie Gehring who also had a 6 second differential in Tuesday's Atomic City Road Runners weekly pace race Tuesday on American Springs Road up in the Jemez.
 
Other accurate predictors were: Zach Medin at 11 seconds off, Aurea Rojas recording a 13 second difference as well as the best female finisher in the 3 mile distance with a 27:13, Travis Gibson at 15 seconds off and the top finisher on the 3 mile course

Public Safety Day At Isotopes Park May 20

on May 17, 2018 - 7:15am

From the Office of Attorney General Hector Balderas:

 
ALBUQUERQUE Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas is inviting New Mexicans to attend Public Safety Day at Isotopes Park for Sunday’s game against the Reno Aces. Special agents, police officers, first responders and their families from around New Mexico will be cheering on the Isotopes.
 
“I am encouraging New Mexicans to come out on Sunday to cheer on our Isotopes as they beat the Reno Aces, but also to support the hard working women and men of law enforcement from around New Mexico,” Balderas said.

LAHS Boys Tennis Finishes 2nd In State

on May 16, 2018 - 3:33pm
Front row from left, Sam Menefee and Donald Poston, middle row Ed Corely, Coach Lloyd Wilton, Seth Cook, Isaiah Martin, Eli Iramk-Bent, Daniel Lee and Amabilis Baca and back row Shawn Stokes, Martin Naud, Tim Martin, Thomas Chadwick, Joshua Posada, Jun Kim and Coach Eric Martinez. Courtesy photo
 
SPORTS News:
 
The LAHS Boys Tennis team finished 2nd in state for the third year in a row.
 
The Topper boys have played the Albuquerque Academy boys each time coming up short. Albuquerque Academy is the best overall team in the state in any class.

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