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Los Alamos School Of Gymnastics Coach Janecky Re-elected To USA Gymnastics Xcel National Committee

on May 29, 2017 - 5:41pm

Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Head Coach Loui Janecky

LASG News:

Loui Janecky, 36-year head coach and director at Los Alamos School of Gymnastics on North Mesa, has just been re-elected to the USA Gymnastics Xcel National Committee.

As a member of the original USA Gymnastics Xcel committee, Janecky is one of the authors of the National Xcel Competitive Program. She represents Region 3, (Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, Colorado and Kansas), on the National Committee.

Los Alamos Girls Soccer Team Wins Championship!

on May 28, 2017 - 7:19am

The LAFC Girls U15 Lightning with gold medals in hand after a hard-fought 2-1 victory in the Championship game at the Durango Shootout. Back row from left, Annika Fox, Brooklyn Belyeu, Robin Chartrand, Katharine Fanning, Kathryn Osburn, Adalee Witt, Hannah Gram, Jenna Harris, David Fox, Jennie Gao, Olivia Bell and Irene Abfalterer. Front row from left, Sage Wilcox, Lily Shevitz and Mia Littleton. Photo by Greg Belyeu

Annika Fox battles for the ball against the CISA All-Stars with Lily Shevitz waiting to respond to the play. Photo by Greg Belyeu

SPORTS News:

The LAFC Girls U15 Lightning

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Coed Volleyball Tournament June 24

on May 28, 2017 - 6:36am

Scenes From Thursday’s Little League Tee Ball Game

on May 27, 2017 - 1:16pm
First baseman Jonah Byerly puts pressure on Andrew Gilbertson during the Los Alamos County Little League Tee Ball game Thursday at the North Mesa Ball Fields
. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
Marlin batter Neal Somasekhaen gets a nice hit off the Tee. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Ranger second baseman is ready for any ball that comes his way. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
Marlin Coach Eron Kersteins gives Kellan Bowder a fist bump for a nice hit.
Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 

LITTLE LEAGUE News:

With the Los Alamos County Little League season in full

LAHS Cross Country Meeting For Incoming 9th Graders And Parents At Speech Theater Wednesday

on May 27, 2017 - 12:45pm
SPORTS News:
 
Los Alamos High School Cross Country meeting for incoming 9th-graders and parents is 5:30 p.m.,Wednesday, May 31 at the LAHS Speech Theater. Take the sidewalk leading from the Griffith Gymnasium parking lot toward the main part of campus and find the entrance to the Speech Theater across from the outdoor basketball court and circular library building.
 
Coaches will share important information about summer practices as well as philosophies/requirements of the high school program.  Attendance is important for those considering high school XC. 
 
Communicate conflicts to 
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Los Alamos Rugby Finishes Season Strong

on May 26, 2017 - 4:42pm

2016 and 2017 New Mexico State High School Champions, the Los Alamos Nukes under-19 boys rugby team finished in third place May 20 at the Rio Grande Celtic Sevens Rugby Tournament. Photo by Corrina Hughes

Los Alamos Bombshells under-19 girls rugby team finished in third place May 20 at the Rio Grande Celtic Sevens Rugby Tournament. Photo by Derek Lucero

Los Alamos Youth Rugby team won the youth division at the Rio Grande Celtic Sevens Rugby Tournament May 20 in Albuquerque. Photo by Julia Sheppard
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos rugby teams ended their season on

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State Auditor’s Office Confirms Ongoing Investigation Into UNM Athletics Department Expenses

on May 26, 2017 - 6:32am

State Auditor Tim Keller

STATE News:

SANTA FE – State Auditor Keller has confirmed that the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) has an ongoing investigation into financial practices at the UNM Athletics Department. 

The investigation, which has been underway for the last three weeks, is in response to numerous concerns that have been raised.

LAHS Athlete Of The Week: Phillip Martin

on May 25, 2017 - 8:07am

LAHS Athlete of the Week Phillip Martin. Photo by Blake Wood

SPORTS News:

Los Alamos High School junior Phillip Martin has been selected the Athlete of the Week.

What is your favorite subject? 

Physics.

What do you hope to get out of running Cross Country for LAHS?

I run cross country to be part of a great community at my school, full of really caring and supportive people. So not only do I hope to watch my teammates and myself improve, but I also hope to form strong, long-lasting friendships.

Where do you want to go to college and what do you want to study?

I want to go to Cornell

Good Weather And Great Results Characterize Jemez Mountain Trail Runs

on May 24, 2017 - 6:44pm
Dwight Rabe of Holloman AFB is the first runner of the day to cross the finish-line in Saturday's Jemez Mountain Trail Runs. Photo by RJ Montaño/ladailypost.com​
 
Top three female finishers of the 15-mile race, from left, Amber Dagel, Madeleine Carey and Kay Ulrich. Photo by RJ Montaño/ladailypost.com
 
By RJ Montaño
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
A Friday filled with cold weather, wind, and a morning snow storm lead to near perfect conditions for the 12th annual Jemez Mountain Trail Runs Saturday.

Los Alamos Young Guns Compete In Raton

on May 24, 2017 - 8:52am

Los Alamos Young Guns Youth Shotgun Team members, from left, Chris Garcia, Michael Patchett, Kevin Dors, Derek Laintz, Sam Bond, Cade Pimentel and Alison Pimentel competed in the New Mexico High School Amateur Trap Association Championships May 6-7 in Raton. Alison Pimentel placed second in the 16 yards handicap event, second in the 19 yards handicap event and third overall for the year. Kevin Dors placed second overall for junior varsity and Derek Laintz placed third overall for junior varsity. Photo by Kathryn Smith

Tristan Johnson Has Perfect Prediction In Pace Race

on May 24, 2017 - 7:42am

Runners in Tuesday's Pace Race gather in Rendija Canyon. Courtesy/ACRR

SPORTS News:

 
Tristan Johnson, 4, had a perfect prediction in the 1 mile race, recording a time of 14:30 in the Atomic City Road Runners weekly Pace Race Tuesday in Rendija Canyon.
 
Other accurate predictors include:
  • Heidi Bjorklund at 15 seconds off;
  • 6-year-old Julian Ortiz with a 36 second difference;
  • Jackie Marr at 51 seconds off; and
  • Nikol Strother with a  69 second difference.
 
On the 1 mile course, 7-year-old Diego Leonard was the top finisher recording 8:00 and 9-year-old Savanna Strother was the best female

LAFC Bomb Capture Silver In Durango Shootout

on May 23, 2017 - 4:48pm

Back row from the left, Aiden Martinez, Karl Sinkula, Alex Livescu, Yeanoo Park, Wyatt Cionek, Callum Mitchell and Matthew Patchett. Middle row from the left, Kason Ostic, Nicholas McGrane, Aiden Richardson, Dylan Marciano, Kyle Jerkatis and Caemeron Cole. Front, Caleb Langenbrunner. Courtesy photo

SPORTS News:

 

The Boys Under-12 LAFC Bomb narrowly missed winning Gold in the Durango Shootout soccer tournament, May 13-14, losing 4-3 in a golden goal double overtime to the Bernalillo Titans.
 
On the way to the Silver bracket finals, the Bomb tied the AYSO United Armour 1-1, defeated the
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Anna Zhang Is Girl's Swimming Official Of The Year

on May 22, 2017 - 9:34am

Mountain Club Swimming Coach Anna Zhang

SPORTS News:

The National Federation Officials Association has selected Mountain Club Swimming Coach Anna Zhang of Los Alamos as the 2016-2017 Girl's Swimming Official of the Year for the state of New Mexico.

The National Federation of State High School Associations annually recognizes up to 20 officials in each state for the outstanding service they provide for young people participating in high school sports across the country.

Zhang is both an official for the New Mexico Activities Association and New Mexico Swimming.

Los Alamos Boys Tie For Fourth At State

on May 20, 2017 - 11:48am
Nathaniel Ortega completes the handoff to Isaac Timmerman in the 4x100 m relay prelim. In the May 13 final, the Los Alamos team of Nic Dowdy, Ortega, Timmerman, and Kevin Maresca (all seniors) placed 2nd with a time of 43.22 seconds. Ortega also placed 3rd in the 400 m with a time of 50.01 seconds, 4th in the 200 m with a time of 22.96 seconds, and anchored the 2nd place 4x400 m relay (with Miroslav Betts, Kai Coblentz, and Elijah Velasquez). Photo by Blake Wood
 
Senior Liam Johnson was State Champion in the pole vault, clearing 15' and taking three close attempts at a state record 15' 6".

Los Alamos County Head Golf Pro Donnie Torres Retires

on May 20, 2017 - 10:54am

Los Alamos County Golf Club Head Pro Donnie Torres retires this week after 33 years at the course. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Few people retire having done exactly what they wanted to do from when they were 14 years old. Los Alamos County Golf Club head golf professional Donnie Torres is one of those people. He retires this week after 33 years of service to Los Alamos County, all of it at the golf course.

Torres began picking up golf balls at the course when he was 12 years old.

LAMS Announces Athletes Of The Year

on May 19, 2017 - 9:01am
LAMS students gather to hear the annual Athletes of the Year recipients announced Wednesday in the school gymnasium. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
LAMS 2017 Athletes of the Year,  from left, seventh grader Ryan Aldaz, eighth grader James Rodriguez, seventh grader Norissa Valdez and eighth grader Michaela Gonzales. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Middle School Athlete of the Year Awards were presented Wednesday to a seventh and eighth grade male student athlete and a seventh and eighth grade female student athlete.

The

Letter To The Editor: Thank You For Coverage

on May 18, 2017 - 4:13pm
By BRYAN BENNETT
Los Alamos

I just want to say, “Thank you” to George Morse of the Los Alamos Daily Post for the excellent article (link) on the LA Girls Track & Field team and their exciting second place finish at the State Meet.

Job well done, both to an amazing team and to Mr. Morse.

Jemez Mountain Trail Runs Are Saturday May 20

on May 18, 2017 - 8:22am
Runners in the Jemez Mountain Trail Race climb up the Camp May Road Trail. This year's races are Saturday, May 20, with more than 600 runners taking to the local trails. Courtesy/JMTR

The runner’s ‘drop bags’ are transported from the Posse Lodge, where the Jemez Mountain Trail Races begin, out to the half-way point for the 50 mile runners to have access to extra gear such as rain coats and warm clothes. Courtesy/JMTR
 
By MARGIE STOCKTON
JMTR

The Jemez Mountain Trail Runs are a wonderful community event that start and finish at the Posse Lodge and take full advantage of our beautiful mountain

Duane Marr And William Strothers Best Predictors In This Week’s Atomic City Roadrunner’s Pace Race

on May 17, 2017 - 12:55pm
Duane Marr and William Strothers are the best predictors in Tuesday's 1-mile pace race. Courtesy photo
 

SPORTS News:

 
Duane Marr and William Strothers are the best predictors in the 1-mile pace race, being 2.3 and 8 seconds off their predictions in Tuesday's pace race on paved roads in Pajarito Acres that started on Acoma Lane.
 
In the 2.8-mile race, Zach Medin was 2.4 seconds off and Ted Romero was 6 seconds off. Gayle Cunningham was 37 seconds off for 29:53 on the 2.05-mile course.
 
Other good predictors for the 1-mile course (and the times that they were off their prediction)

Community Invited To Cheer On Special Olympics Athletes And Police In Torch Run Thursday

on May 17, 2017 - 12:31pm

SPORTS News:

The community is invited to cheer on Special Olympics Los Alamos athletes and Los Alamos Police Department personnel as they head out towards the Jemez Thursday morning on the Law Enforcement Torch Run, according to local organizer LAPD Cdr. Oliver Morris.

Participants will leave the Justice Center at approximately 7:30 a.m. and head west on Trinity Drive and onto West Jemez Road and the members of the public can show their support along the way. Park Rangers from Bandelier National Monument will join the run this year.

LAPD is raising funds again this year for the annual

Los Alamos Girls Track & Field Take Second In State

on May 17, 2017 - 10:52am
The LAHS Girls Track & Field team placed 2nd in the 5A State Championship. Photo by Blake Wood

Freshman Becca Green was State Champion in the shot put with a throw of 37' 6-3/4", and placed 3rd in the discus with a throw of 113' 4". Photo by Blake Wood

 

By GEORGE MORSE
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
In a close competition, every point counts. Every inch, every second, even every fraction of a second can mean the difference between winning and second place.
 
The Los Alamos High School girls track and field team learned that lesson in the hardest way at the 2017 Class 5A state track and
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Registration Opens For Los Alamos Tennis Clinic

on May 17, 2017 - 10:36am

SPORTS News:

Registration is now open for the Los Alamos Tennis Clinic, which is a fundraising event for the Los Alamos High School Boys and Girls Tennis Teams.

  • For: ages 4-15 (including USTA QuickStart for ages 4-10)
  • Session 1: Date: June 5-9
  • Session 2: Date: Aug. 7-11
  • Times and Section:
  • Section 1: 4:30-5:30 p.m. (Ages 4-8)
  • Section 2: 5:45-6:45 p.m. (Ages 9-15)
  • Where: Mesa Tennis Courts behind Sullivan Football Field
  • Instructed by: the Los Alamos High School Tennis Teams and Coaches
  • Cost: $40 (each player will receive a LAHS tennis clinic t-shirt)

To Sign Up: Email child’s name, age, session and

Los Alamos Adult Softball League Seeks Umpires

on May 17, 2017 - 9:48am
 
SPORTS News:
 
The Los Alamos Adult Softball League is looking for both full-time and substitute umpires.
 
The umpires will be paid $25 per game via direct deposit within the week.
 
Anyone interested should contact losalamossoftball@yahoo.com for more information.

Los Alamos Daily Post Weekly Sports Report

on May 16, 2017 - 5:09pm
By RJ Montaño
Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
‘Topper Softball
Los Alamos Softball earned an #11 seed in the NMAA State Tournament and will travel to Rio Rancho, N.M. to take on #6 Kirtland Central in the double-elimination 12 team tournament.
 
‘Topper Track and Field
Los Alamos Boys and Girls Track and Field will compete at the NMAA State Tournament in at the UNM Track and Field Complex in Albuquerque this Friday and Saturday.
 
‘Topper Girls Tennis Singles
2nd seeded Los Alamos Senior Sidra Hsieh-Ratliff fell to top seeded Farmington earning the 2 nd place trophy at the
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New Mexico Athletic Directors Association Announces 2017 Scholar Athlete Awards

on May 16, 2017 - 6:49am
NM ADA News:
 
The New Mexico Athletic Directors Association, interscholastic athletic directors in the state of New Mexico, is proud to announce the 2017 NMADA Male and Female Scholar Athlete Award Winners.
 
2017 NMADA Female Scholar Athlete – Sophie Long, Albuquerque Academy, nominated by Taryn Bachis, Albuquerque Academy Athletic Director. Sophie has earned 6 varsity letters, 2 in volleyball and 4 in basketball.

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