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Ferrara Holds On For Tour de Los Alamos Victory

on August 1, 2017 - 7:31am

Sunday's 45th annual Tour de Los Alamos is said to be one of the oldest bike races in the state. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Waiting. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The first wave of riders as they head down the hill into White Rock. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

By MIKE COTE
KRSN Sports

One of the top cyclists in the history of the Tour de Los Alamos came through once again Sunday.

Fortunato Ferrara, who rides for RA Racing Apparel/BMC, earned a narrow, hard-fought victory in the Tour Sunday. Ferrara held off Cormac McGeough for this year’s title.

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Results: 45th Annual Tour de Los Alamos

on July 31, 2017 - 12:44pm

SPORTS News: 

Results for the 45th Annual Tour de Los Alamos, held Sunday and courtsey of TheBigOH:

Licensed Men, Pro/1/2/3 - 23.79 MPH 

  • 1 03:29:19.00 504 Fortunato Ferrara RA Racing Apparel/BMC
  • 2 03:29:31.00 508 Cormac Mcgeough Unattached
  • 3 03:38:05.00 513 Bryan Reid RA Racing Apparel/BMC
  • 4 03:29:04.00 505 Joseph Garcia ZiaVelo Cycling
  • 5 03:41:13.00 512 Kevin Quattlebaum ZiaVelo Cycling
  • 6 03:41:33.00 514 Reed Soehnel RA Racing Apparel/BMC
  • 7 03:44:30.00 501 Joseph Bacala 4th Dimension Fitness
  • 8 03:45:19.00 510 Michael Palmer Unattached
  • 9 03:46:55.00 511 Wristen Paschich Nero Veloce p/b Michael
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LAHS Varisty And Junior Varsity Girls Soccer Tryouts

on July 31, 2017 - 11:04am

SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos High School Girls Soccer Program is holding tryouts for the Fall 2017 Varisty and Junior Varsity girls soccer teams.

All girls in grades 8-12 interested in playing high school soccer must attend tryouts!

  • Days: Monday, Aug. 7 thru Friday, Aug. 11 (5 days)
  • Times: 7-9:30 a.m. daily
  • Location: Pueblo soccer complex (1990 Diamond Dr. Los Alamos)

Note: No player is allowed to participate in tryouts without the school clearing them first! LAHS will conduct a player physical form check in the Auxiliary Gym at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug.

Pace Race: Jeanette Trujillo-Rondeau Best Predictor

on July 30, 2017 - 7:15am

Participants in Tuesday's pace race. Courtesy photo

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SPORTS News:

Jeanette Trujillo-Rondeau had the best prediction in Tuesday's pace race, with a delta time for 3 miles of only 1 second.

The other better predictors (and the time in seconds that they were off their prediction) for the 3 miles were Ryan Smeltzer (12), Michael Young (16), Zachary Medin (18), Jim Brunner (38), Sonja Behnke (52), and Aurea Rojas (57).

In the 1 mile run, the better predictors were Luke Atkins (10), Jacqueline Nolen (38), Roxana Candia (39), Anders Medin (41) and Adrian Medin (42).

The annual

Jacob Romero Enjoys Spoils After Kids Triathlon

on July 29, 2017 - 9:00pm

Jacob Romero, 5, enjoys the spoils after the kids triathlon earlier today at the Los Alamos Aquatic Center. Both he and his brother Noah, 8, participated in the event. Courtesy/Jason Romero

Johnson, Crawford Top Leaderboard In City Tournament

on July 29, 2017 - 5:38pm

Jason Norman blasts out of the sand trap on #12. He finished the first day with a 76. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Ev Griggs puts out on the7th green and finished the first day with a 92. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
By MIKE COTE
KRSN Sports

One of the top local men’s golfers in Los Alamos County is seated well following the first round of the Los Alamos City Championship.

Local veteran golfer Tim Johnson was the only competitor in the gold flight of the men’s championship division to finish under par after Saturday’s play. Johnson went 3-under, carding a 69.

The City

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Chamber Golf Tournament Benefits United Way

on July 29, 2017 - 5:27pm

 

COMMUNITY News: 

 

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is holding the annual Chamber Golf Tournament Benefitting United Way of Northern New Mexico Friday, Aug. 18 at the Los Alamos County Golf Course.

Early registration is $400 per foursome until Friday, after that date registration is $500 per foursome. Individual golfers can register for $125. Registration includes breakfast, golf, cart, lunch and awards. You do not have to be a Chamber Member to participate. Sign up now at losalamoschamber.com/events

Strategic Management Solutions, LLC (SMSI) is the Silver Sponsor for the event and

45th Annual Tour de Los Alamos Bicycle Race Sunday

on July 27, 2017 - 7:57pm

SPORTS News:
 
The 45th Annual Tour de Los Alamos Bicycle Race is Sunday.

The race includes more than $2,900 in cash and prizes for competitive and cititzen's racers.

Online registration closes at 10 p.m. Friday. People can register in person at ProjectY 7-8 p.m. Saturday, at packet pick-up or on race day 6:30-7:30 a.m. at the parking lot at 20th Street and Trinity Drive.

Details about the event and a link to registration can be found at tdlabikerace.org

Note: Brief traffic delays will occur Sunday morning, July 30 on Trinity Drive, East and West Jemez Road and on N.M.

Weekly Fishing Report: July 26

on July 26, 2017 - 9:50am
By GEORGE MORSE 
Sports and Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
The best stream fishing right now is in the upper Chama River above El Vado Lake.
 
The streamflows are holding up well so far this summer and have been above normal. About the only real drawback right now is that sometimes afternoon thunderstorms can muddy the water. The Chama River below El Vado Dam has also been fishing well and streamflows there have been at a very fishable 300 cubic-feet- per-second during the week. The Chama River below Abiquiu Dam is still very murky and the fishing has been slow.
 
The streamflows

Rio Arriba County Fair Kids Rodeo 2017

on July 24, 2017 - 8:33am
 
RIO ARRIBA COUNTY News:
 
The Rio Arriba County Fair Association, Kids Rodeo Committee members will host the 3rd Annual Kids Rodeo at the Rio Arriba County Fair at the Rural Events Center in Abiquiu. 
 
This fun to watch, free event to spectators, starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 28.
 
Most people associate rodeo with enormous bucking bulls, burly cowboys and lightning fast barrel racers, however, rodeo is not an adults-only sport. What sets these competitors apart is their age - youth ages 2-18 from Rio Arriba and surrounding counties will be competing in this rodeo.

Los Alamos County Little League Senior Girls Softball Team Wins Game One At Regional Tournament!

on July 22, 2017 - 8:51pm

All smiles from Vidalia, La., as the Los Alamos County Little League Senior Girls Softball Team continues their winning ways at the 2017 Regional Softball Tournament. This morning the Los Alamos team played a little league team from Colorado and won 24-0 in five innings. Their next game is 8 p.m., Sunday against a team from Louisiana. With this win the Los Alamos team has made their way into bracket play, which begins Tuesday. This update is courtesy of Mike Maez, KRSN morning sports. Courtesy photo

The Los Alamos County Little League Senior Girls Softball Team wins game one, 24-0 in five

Los Alamos Tennis Club Annual Tournament Renamed To Honor Joel M. Williams

on July 22, 2017 - 9:47am

Joel M. Williams

TENNIS News:

The Los Alamos Tennis Club is hosting its annual tennis tournament with one change, the name. It is being renamed for the late Joel M. Williams, who was very instrumental in tennis in Los Alamos.

The dates are July 29 and 30. Entrants will get a very good free lunch Saturday, July 29at the Urban Park Pavilion.

The tournament director is Bob Tonelli with Tony Ballard as assistant tournament director.

For further information, send an email to directors@losalamostennis.org.

Tournament Entry Form:

Los Alamos County Little League Postseason Wrap-up For Age 9-11 Division

on July 21, 2017 - 5:32pm

Los Alamos Little League District 1 Champion All-stars for the 9-11 Age Division, front row from left, Zack Stidham, Ian Swavely, Maddox Martines, Brandon Walker and Malachi Laskie. Middle row from left, JJ Chrobocinski, Gavin Mitchell, Raven Naranjo, Sal Crochet, Cohen McKown, Tanner Noakes, Zachary Moore and Wyatt Guffee. Back row from left, Coaches James Chrobocinski, Dave Swavely and Jason Martines. Courtesy photo

SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos Little League District 1 Champion All-stars for the 9-11 Age Division wrapped up their season over the weekend in Carlsbad with a loss to Noon

Audio Exclusive: Alex Kirk Signs With Professional Team In Japan

on July 19, 2017 - 3:43pm
Former Los Alamos High School Hilltopper and University of New Mexico Lobo Alex Kirk will continue his professional playing in Tokyo, Japan this fall. Courtesy/Alex Kirk
 
By RJ Montaño, Sports Editor
Los Alamos Daily Post
rjmontano@ladailypost.com
 
 

Playing basketball and visiting different countries for a living is a dream come true for White Rock native Alex Kirk. The former Los Alamos High School Hilltopper and University of New Mexico Lobo will continue his professional playing career with Toyota Alvark Tokyo in Japan this fall.

Jackson Is Top Predictor In Weekly Pace Race

on July 19, 2017 - 10:20am
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ACRR News:
 
Aaron Jackson was the best predictor in the weekly pace race held at the Ponderosa Campground off State Route # 4 with a 21 second differential off his predicted time. 
 
Other accurate predictors were: Bob Weeks at 27 seconds off, Ryan Smeltzer with a 28 second difference as well as the top finisher on the 3 mile course at 25:17, Michael Young recording 39 seconds off, and Zach Medin at 43 seconds.
 
On the 1 mile course 11 year old Leyton Stahan was the best finisher with a time of 9:47. 9 year old Savanna Strother was the first female

Weekly Fishing Report: July 19

on July 19, 2017 - 8:38am
By GEORGE MORSE
SPORTS AND OUTDOORS
Los Alamos Daily Post

The fishing for big trout should be good at the Shuree Ponds on the Valle Vidal. It was recently stocked with 500 rainbow trout averaging just over 16 inches in length.

The shuree Ponds are Special Trout Waters where the fishing is limited to artificial flies and lures with a single, barbless hook. There is a two-fish limit and a 15-inch size limit.

The hotspot lately has been Eagle Nest Lake. Anglers using Power Bait have been doing very well from the bank and anchored boats. Several big fish were landed last week.

Los Alamos County Horse Show July 22

on July 19, 2017 - 6:41am
 
COUNTY News:
 
It’s time for all riders to showcase their equestrian talents in Western and English categories at the annual Los Alamos County Horse Show at Brewer Arena at 9 a.m., Saturday, July 22.
 
The Los Alamos County Horse Show offers four age categories (9 & Under), 10-13, 14-18 and Adult and many different horsemanship class categories. The fees range from $5 per youth class entry, $8 per adult class entry, and $30 per family (four or more participants from immediate family living in the same household).
 
Prizes include place ribbons, horse show t-shirts and buckles.
 

Scenes From Topper Football Camp July 10-11

on July 19, 2017 - 6:12am
Coach Cotter and Toppers lead footballers through agility drills at the July 10-11 Topper Football Camp. Courtesy photo
 
Coach Scott and Toppers lead Los Alamos Middle School football players through agility drills. Courtesy photo
Coach Williams and Toppers lead Los Alamos Middle School football players through agililty drills. Courtesy photo
 
Some 40 athletes participated in the July 10-11 Topper Football Camp. Courtesy photo
 
Topper Football Camp participants gather July 11 for one last huddle. Courtesy photo
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Community Invited To Take Tennis Court Survey

on July 17, 2017 - 8:04am

LATC News:

The Los Alamos Tennis Club (LATC), is conducting a tennis court survey and working with the Los Alamos County Park’s and Recreation Board to determine tennis court requirements as noted by the tennis public.

LATC also wants to help the Los Alamos High School and Junior Varsity teams in addition to the USTA League teams get the number of courts in one location that are required.

The Survey Monkey survey has 10 questions. Anyone wishing to take the survey should send an email to directors@losalamostennis.org and they will receive an invitation to take the survey.

Los Alamos County Little League Senior Girls Softball Team Wins New Mexico State Championship!

on July 16, 2017 - 8:52pm
The Los Alamos Little League Senior Girls Softball wins the State Championship today and will be traveling to Louisanna to represent New Mexico in the regional tournament July 21-23. Front row from left, Alicia Gonzales and Savana Luster. Back row from left, Jordan Jaramillo, Lauren Harris, Katie Wimer, Katlyn Terp, Terri Jaramillo, Jenna Harris, Claire Bluhm, Tanna Hollander, Jayde Tucker and Reyna Locero. Coaches from left, Audra Tucker, Michelle Harris and Robbie Harris. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
The Los Alamos Little League Senior Girls Softball Team celebrates their win.

Longtime JROTC Shooting Figure Major William Barker Has Died

on July 16, 2017 - 4:40pm

Major William E. Barker (USMC Retired) has died at the age of 73. Major Barker was well known to many Los Alamos High School NJROTC cadets who belonged to precision air rifle teams and who have expressed sadness at his death. Courtesy photo

 

Attention to Orders:

On July 11, 2017 Major William E. Barker (USMC Retired) at the age of 73 received his orders for a Permanent Change of Station, and was reassigned to the Pearly Gates of Heaven’s 777th Marine Corps Detachment.

Los Alamos County Little League Senior Team Makes Debut At State Championship Playoffs

on July 16, 2017 - 8:22am

Los Alamos County Little League pitcher Kyler Young covers home plate from a wild pitch as winning runner Brian Lucero slides in to score. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

LACLL Lead off pitcher Zach Gonzales pitched five innings and was retired having reached the maximum number of pitches for a game. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Maddox Martinez tags out Joaquin Barela at second for the second out in the second inning. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
By JOHN MCHALE
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos County Little League (LACLL) Senior Little League Team made their debut

Los Alamos Baseball 13U Shines This Season

on July 15, 2017 - 4:59am
Los Alamos Baseball 13U team members, bottom row from left, Donovan Valerio, Caden Thornton, Carson Dickson, Ty Swavely, Jack Mooday. Top row from left, Charles Steinkamp, Lance Rivera, Conner Cook, Gus Yeager, Cal Wimer, Logan Capon, Maddox Martinez, Xzavier Pacheco. Not pictured: Zac Jones, Mario Maestas, Caden Stilwell, Austin Valentine and Sean Gonzales. Courtesy photo
 
By DAVE SWAVELY
Los Alamos Baseball 13U youth program
March - June 2017
 
I would like to recognize the effort that these boys put forth in skill development and participation in the New Mexico USSSA competitive
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Highly Anticipated Annual Los Alamos County Triathlons Return With New Junior Triathlon

on July 14, 2017 - 2:57pm

COUNTY News:

Two long-standing Los Alamos County races—the 43rd Annual Los Alamos Triathlon and the 24th Annual Kids Triathlon—return Saturday, July 29 with the addition of a brand new for 2017 race, the 1st Annual Junior Triathlon.

The Los Alamos Triathlon is one of the oldest, continuously-running sprint triathlons that has a unique format of Bike-Swim-Run. It offers a challenging bike course with rolling hills, surrounded by beautiful mountain vistas. The bike leg is followed by a pool swim and ends with a run that heads north on Diamond Drive and ends at the Aquatic Center.

Trudolyubov Top Predictor, First Finisher In Pace Race

on July 12, 2017 - 2:40pm
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ACRR News:
 
Sergey Trudolyubov was the top predictor as well as the fastest finisher on the 3 mile course held near the Canyon Road and 15th Street junction at 7 seconds off his predicted time and a recorded time of 24:53. 
 
Other accurate predictors were: Mark Bjorklund with a 17 second difference, Laura Woodroffe at 21 seconds off, Denisse Ortiz-Acoste recording a 24 second difference, and Ted Williams at 42 seconds off.
 
7 year old Diego Leonard was the best finisher on the 1 mile course at 7:46 and 9 year old Savanna Strother was the top female recording a

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