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Big Brothers/Big Sisters Golf Tournament Saturday

on July 19, 2013 - 9:36am

BBBS News:

Saturday will mark the second year for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico Golf Tournament. The tournament will take place at The Los Alamos Municipal Golf Course (LAGC).

The main focus of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Fundraising endeavors ensure the group has increased capacity to respond to increased needs in this community.

Roll with the Derby Dames Saturday

on July 18, 2013 - 7:22am
Los Alamos Derby Dames battle on the track during a home scrimmage. Photo by Skip Wecksung/Courtesy of the LA Derby Dames


Roller Derby hits the track at 5:30 p.m. Saturday as the M'atom Bombs host Clovis Roller Derby at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink.

Come cheer on the Los Alamos Derby Dames at this all ages, family friendly event.  

A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Los Alamos Animal Shelter. Tickets are on sale now from local roller girls and will be available at the Los Alamos Derby Dames booth at Friday's Summer Concert at Mari Mac Shopping Center.

Race and Great Auction Items Saturday

on July 17, 2013 - 1:51pm

The Pain Free Athlete: Reduce Lower Back Pain by Increasing Hip Mobility

on July 17, 2013 - 8:23am

Jessica Kisiel
The Pain Free Athlete

Reduce Lower Back Pain by Increasing Hip Mobility

Many of my posture alignment clients suffer from painful lower back conditions - sciatica, bulging or herniated discs, SI joint dysfunction, stenosis, etc.

Upon examination I find that their hips have restricted movement. The hips and lower back are connected though the pelvis. Your hip muscles attach to the pelvis from below and the lower back muscles attach to the pelvis from above. Tight hips can lead to compensations in the back that can cause pain and injury.


White Rock Little League Boys 9/10 All-Stars Win District One Championship!

on July 16, 2013 - 9:01am

Front row Ty Swavely, Cade Pimentel, Tyler Weiss, Cal Wimer, Ron Terp, Turner Keith. Back Row: Logan Capon, Caden Thornton, Taylor Drake, Jaxson Martines, Lucas Martinez, Rhett VanTiem, James Hollon. Coaches: Randy Drake, Dave Swavely and Paul Terp. Courtesy photo


The White Rock Little League Boys 9/10 All-Stars have won the District One Championship!

They played Los Alamos in a battle for the championship and beat them 14-6. The team now advances to the state tournament in Roswell. 

Their first game will be Saturday, July 20.


Pajarito Mountain: What A Difference Two Years Make!

on July 15, 2013 - 11:58am

The land around Pajarito Mountain suffered some serious scorching in the Las Conchas Fire, as evident in this August 2011 panorama. Photo by George Lawrence

Two years later, much of the mountain is a green oasis, surrounded by the burned and recovering portions of the National Forest. Photo by George Lawrence.

By Bill Priedorsky:

Just two years ago, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area was a mess. The flames were out, but smoke was still rising, and the Las Conchas Fire had taken its toll.

The steel haul rope and chairs of the Spruce lift, oldest on the mountain, were lying on the grass.

We Are The Champions: LA All Stars Take District One Championship!

on July 14, 2013 - 8:46am

LA All Stars team members Jacob Benelli, Logan Bishop, Robbie Carter, Jakob Castille, Walker Eaton, Sam Fisher, Antonio Gonzales, Luke Kirkland, Jason Manzanares, James Neal, Niccolo Snyder, Arthur Steinkamp and Hunter Swavely. Courtesy photo

LAAS News:

The Los Alamos All Stars (11 and 12-year-olds) won the District One Championship Wednesday.

The team, consisting of players from Los Alamos and White Rock Little Leagues, went undefeated throughout the tournament.  

The first game saw Los Alamos score nine runs in the first inning against Pojoaque to take a commanding lead.


Second Splash 'n Dash Results Announced

on July 13, 2013 - 8:33am
A Triatomics Club member waiting for the Go command from the swim timer. Courtesy photo
Mike Englehardt sprinting for the finish line. Courtesy photo

A young swimmer just finishing his swim. Courtesy photo


Here are the results  from Wednesday's Splash n Dash. There will be two more Splash n Dashes this summer. The next is July 24 and the last is Aug. 7. There will be prizes at the Aug. 7 Splash n Dash for anyone who participates in three or more. 

The events are free and open to ages 6 and up.


Volley Ball Camp Next Week

on July 12, 2013 - 7:58am


A Volleyball Technique Camp will be held for youth going into 5th through 8th grade.

The Camp will be 5-7 p.m., July 15–18 at Griffith Gym. Los Alamos High School and Los Alamos Middle School volleyball coaches will lead the camp.

This camp focuses on teaching general skills encountered in middle school volleyball. There will be a breakout sessions on individual skills and position specific skills as well. Player registrations will be taken at the door or you may register in advance. 

For questions, contact LAHS Head Coach Robin Reynolds at 505-930-0502.


Sue Elkins has Perfect Prediction in Tuesday's Pace Race

on July 11, 2013 - 8:22am

ACRR News:
Sue Elkins had a perfect prediction in Tuesday's pace race. Eddie Gartz was only 1 off his prediction.
Tuesday's pace race was held on roads in Pajarito Acres and started on Acoma Lane. Ages ranged from 4 to 82.
The best predictors (and the time that they were off their prediction) for the one mile course were Sue Elkins (0 s), Eddie Gartz (1 s), Zachary Mauro (4 s), and Will Gartz (12 s).
For the 2.8 mile course, the best predictors were Zachary Medin (14 s), Roxana Candia (15 s), and Ted Romero (28 s).
Next Tuesday's Pace Race will start near the Quemazon Montessori

Junior Wrestling Clinic at YMCA July 15-19

on July 10, 2013 - 7:44am

YMCA News:

Registration is still open, but space is limited for the  Junior Wrestling Clinic at the Family YMCA.  

The Clinic will run 9-11 a.m., July 15-19 in the gym at the Y.

This is a skills and practice clinic for ages 5-12 of all experience levels, taught by Ken Nadeau. Cost is $40.

Call or come by the Y, 1450 Iris St. in Los Alamos to register. Call 662-3100 or email for more information.

Financial assistance provided by United Way of Northern New Mexico and the YMCA Annual Strong Kids Campaign.

YMCA Firecracker Fun Run 2013 Race Results

on July 6, 2013 - 11:47am

Result of the Firecracker Fun Run

5 Km Men, 9 & under





Dustin Luna

Chugiak, AK





Laars Olso

Los Alamos, NM





Jacob Sorenson

Los Alamos, NM





Stephen Boone

Los Alamos, NM





Conner Cook

Los Alamos, NM





Wesley Stanfield

Los Alamos, NM





Matthew Patchett

Los Alamos, NM





Wilbur Trost

Los Alamos, NM





Nikolai Nelson

Los Alamos, NM





Jackson Boone

Los Alamos, NM





Edward Hooks

Los Alamos, NM





Daniel Gonzales

Hilltopper Girls JV Basketball Team Wins Hope Christian Summer Sizzle Tournament

on July 6, 2013 - 11:16am
The Los Alamos Hilltopper Girls JV Basketball Team won the Hope Christian Summer Sizzle Tournament by 1 point in overtime against the La Cueva Bears last weekend. The future continues to look bright for Los Alamos Basketball! Courtesy/Tarah Logan

Aquatomics Swimmers Win Big at Nogar Invitational

on July 6, 2013 - 7:16am
LAA swimmers get off to a great start. Photo by Doug Wedman
A 'highly decorated' LAA swimmer. Photo by Doug Wedman

LAA News:

The Los Alamos Aquatomics (LAA) hosted the annual Nick Nogar Memorial Invitational, a long course swimming meet, at the Walkup Aquatic Center June 29-30.

This annual meet is dedicated to Nick Nogar, a former Los Alamos High School, University of New Mexico, and US Masters swimmer, who was a devoted and beloved supporter of swimming.

New to the Nick Nogar Meet this year was the addition of a 50 Meter Freestyle “Shoot-Out” event.


Jake Trujillo Qualifies for Third National High School Finals Rodeo

on July 2, 2013 - 7:48am

Jake Trujillo Qualifies for his third National High School Finals Rodeo. Courtesy photo


I am a graduating senior from Los Alamos High School. This year, I ended up reserve state champion steer wrestler and qualified for my third consecutive National High School Finals Rodeo.

This year we will be traveling to Rock Springs, Wyo. to compete with more than 1,500 contestants from 41 U.S. states, five Canadian Provinces, and Australia. The National High School Finals is the world's largest rodeo.

Los Alamos Gymnastics Coach Loui Janecky Elected to National Board

on June 30, 2013 - 8:38am

Louise (Loui) Janecky. Courtesy photo


Louise Janecky, known as Loui by the gymnastics families of Los Alamos, has been elected by acclamation to the USAGymnastics’ newly formed National Xcel Committee.

USAGymnastics, the national governing body for gymnastics, is addressing the nation’s need for a competitive gymnastics program that goes beyond the traditional Junior Olympic (JO) Program. The traditional linear JO program has consisted of compulsory routines in Levels 1-6; and optional, individually choreographed routines in Levels 7-10.

The U.S.

Splash 'n Dash #1 Results Announced

on June 30, 2013 - 8:11am
A swimmer waits for her starting time. Courtesy photo
A race to the finish. Couratesy photo

TMC News:

The annual Splash ‘n Dash series began June 26 as a training event for the Los Alamos Triathlon, which occurs Aug. 17.

Splash ‘n Dash will occur every other Wednesday leading up to the Los Alamos Triathlon.

New this year is an even shorter course for the youngest athletes - a 100-yard swim followed by a quick run along the Canyon Road sidewalk.

The following are the results of Splash ‘n Dash #1:

Number Name: Long Course Swim 400 Yd Run 5K Final Time

A1 Matt Gonzales 05:45 0:22:43

Los Alamos Native Alex Kirk Tapped For 2013 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team

on June 29, 2013 - 4:27pm

Lobos Center Alex Kirk of Los Alamos, right, during a June 25 training session with the 2013 USA Men's WUGs Team. Courtesy photo


After five days of training camp that began with 26 players on June 24 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA Basketball today named the official, 12-man roster for the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team.

Training camp will continue in Colorado Springs through June 30, and the team departs for Russia July 1.  

Representing the USA at the 2013 World University Games men’s basketball competition that


Local Swimmers Do Well at Florida Meet

on June 27, 2013 - 8:13am
Sarah Lott begins the backstroke. Courtesy photo

Charger swimmers returned to Los Alamos Wednesday, after successfully competing in the 2013 Gulf Coast Swim Team Invitational Meet in Fort Myers, Fla.

With 740 swimmers competing, it was not a surprise to see World Championship qualifying cut times being made in the top heats. Los Alamos Charger swimmers did surprisingly well with several of the kids earning places in the top-16 finals heats (see results below). 

Congratulations goes out to Maria Venneri, who got her first Sectional cut in the 200 backstroke at this meet, along


Los Alamos' Alex Kirk Among 16 Finalists Named for 2013 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team

on June 26, 2013 - 11:02am

Lobos standout Alex Kirk, left, of Los Alamos is among 16 finalists named for the World University Games Team. Courtesy photo 


Following three days of training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., that kicked off on June 24 with 26 of the nation’s top collegiate athletes, the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee today announced 16 finalists for the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team.

Training camp will continue in Colorado Springs through June 30, and the 12-member roster will be announced prior to the team’s


Register For YMCA Youth Summer Sports Clinics

on June 26, 2013 - 7:55am

YMCA News:

The Summer Sports Clinics will be a Monday through Friday program focused on developing and practicing skills to improve each person’s knowledge and abilities in the sport regardless of current skill level or experience.

UK Soccer:
  • Ages 4-16 / July 8-12 / 9-noon $100

Jr. Wrestling:

  • Ages 5-12 / July 15-19 / 9-11 a.m. $40
  • Grades K-2 / July 22-26 / 9-10:30 a.m. $50
  • Grades 3-4 / July 22-26 / 2-4 p.m. $50
  • Grades 5-8 / July 22-26 / 2-5 p.m. $50


Ages 8-14 / July 29-Aug. 29 / 11 a.m. $40

Rock Climbing:

  • Ages 5-12 / Aug. 5-9 / 1-3 p.m. $60

To register or for more


LAHS Golfers Attend Air Force Academy Camp

on June 26, 2013 - 7:20am

LAHS golfers, Emma Haines, left, and Jennifer Necker ready to hit the links at the USAF Academy golf course. Courtesy photo

Emma Haines receives 'Camper of the Week' award from head coach George Koury at the USAF Academy Golf Camp. Courtesy photo


During the week of June 17 LAHS woman's golf team senior co-captain, Emma Haines and freshman, Jennifer Necker, attended the US Air Force Academy Golf Camp.

The girls were among only seven girls who attended the camp along with more than 60 boys.


Peter Brewer Tapped for Rocky Mountain Football University

on June 21, 2013 - 12:30pm

Peter Brewer, center in back row, at Football University. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos student athlete Peter Brewer earned a Top Gun invitation as a linebacker for the Rocky Mountain Region of Football University for the second consecutive year.

Football University is a nonprofit organization and an invitation-only camp. This year, Brewer was named the Top Gun LB by Quentin Coryatt for the Rocky Mountain Region.

The Top Gun camp is being held in Columbus, Ohio at Dublin Jerome High School.


Torre and Rau Play 100 Holes in One Day

on June 20, 2013 - 8:05am

Golf Pro Donnie Torres with his 'Longest Day of Golf' partner Sean Rau, 12, Wednesday at Los Alamos Golf Course. Courtesy photo

Golf Pro Donnie Torres playing one of 100 holes with his 'Longest Day of Golf' as partner Sean Rau, 12, looks on Wednesday at Los Alamos Golf Course. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Golf Pro Donnie Torres and local junior golfer Sean Rau, 12, played 100 holes at Los Alamos Golf Course Wednesday during the annual "Longest Day of Golf" charity event.

The PGA section that Torres is involved with uses the "longest day" event as a fundraiser for Junior Golf.

"We also


Jeet Kune Do - 'The Best Self Defense The World Will Ever Know' Available in Los Alamos

on June 20, 2013 - 7:43am

Students spar during a Jeet Kun Do class. Courtesty photo


Jeet Kune Do classes are available at High Flyers Gymnastics Center, 1450 Iris St. in Los Alamos at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

Classes are taught by Lawrence Garcia, a Full Instructor under Paul Vunak Contemporary Jeet Kune Do and the only certified JKD instructor in New Mexico. 

Garcia has numerous black belts in the martial arts, but his primary focus is JKD.