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Sports & Rec

Bjorkland is Best Predictor in First Pace Race of Season

 
Lynn Bjorkland was the top predictor in the opening pace race of the 2012 season held on the Canyon Rim Trail on the first Tuesday evening pace race of the 2012 season. The number of participants that showed up made for a successful event.
 
Lynn was 10 seconds off her predicted time and was also the 2nd fastest in the 3 mile run with a time of 23:50.
 
Other accurate predictors were:  Bob Weeks with a 13 second differential, Roy Cope at 23 seconds off, and Michelle Jones 65 seconds off her prediction.
 
There were four distances run in the race and the fastest

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Hilltopper Softball Beats Raton 5-0, Monica Teter Strikes Out 17 Batters!

Erin Kirk gets a hit to drive in two runs. Photo by Alan Kirk

Alyssa Mojica gets one of her two hits driving in three runs. Photo by Alan Kirk

Monica Teter picthing on her way to striking out 17 batters. Photo by Alan Kirk

Emilee Jones sliding into second base. Photo by Alan Kirk


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Hilltopper Softball Downs Capital 16-0 in Five Innings

Danci Smith gets batting. Photo by Alan Kirk

Emilee Jones pitches shutout win. Photo by Alan Kirk

Alyssa Mojica crosses home plate after homerun hit. Photo by Alan Kirk

Topper fans enjoy nice weather at softball game in White Rock. Photo by Alan Kirk


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Los Alamos Police Taking on Espanola Police

The public is invited to attend a battle between officers of the Los Alamos Police Department and officers of the Espanola Police Department.

This highly competitive, action-packed basketball game begins at 2 p.m. April 28 at Northern New Mexico College, 921 N. Paseo De Onate in Espanola.

Tickets are $3 per adult and $2 per child under 12 with all proceeds split between LAPD and EPD for the charity of their choice.


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Hilltopper Softball Wins Double Header Over Espanola 11-0!

Rachel Anaya makes a catch. Photo by Alan Kirk

Krista Salazar avoids an inside pitch. Photo by Alan Kirk

Kiana Zerr slides into 3rd. Photo by Alan Kirk

Alyssa VanAnne jumps for home plate after home run. Photo by Alan Kirk


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Hilltopper Softball Shuts Out Academy 10-0!

Monica Teter pitches shut out. Photo by Alan Kirk

Amy Gutierrez hits a double to score 3 runs. Photo by Alan Kirk

Micaela Christensen congratulated at home plate after home run hit. Photo by Alan Kirk
 


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Renew Boot Camp

Instructor Rita Brake offers Renew Fitness Classes or Renew Boot Camp at the First Baptist Church-LA Gymnasium at 2200 Diamond Drive.

Renew Fitness Classes

This class is a boot camp style training that mixes traditional callisthenic and body weight exercises with interval and strength training. It also includes various forms of jogging, jumping rope, and interval training that involves bursts of high intensity work. This is a great work out!

These classes are comprehensive fitness programs specially designed by me to help you:

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Hilltopper Softball Beats Santa Fe 17-5 in 6 innings!

Krista Salazar makes a catch in Center Field during the game held in Santa Fe. Photo by Alan Kirk

Erin Kirk hits a home run. Photo by Alan Kirk

Monica Teter pitching her third District win. Photo by Alan Kirk

Kristen Christiansen gets a hit. Photo by Alan Kirk

 


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Toppers Win Big at Los Alamos Classic Invitational

Staff Report

Los Alamos High Schools girls took first place Saturday at the Los Alamos Classic Invitational with 164 points..  Hope Christian was second with 148 points.  The Topper boys took first with 171 1/2 points while Hope Christian had 124 1/2 points.

The weather was wonderful for the Saturday track meet. Photo by Topper’s PA Announcer, Morrie Pongratz

It was a very successful day for the Toppers as several Los Alamos High School students qualified for the state meet.

Sean Readon qualified in the 800 m with a time of 2:01.81. 

Jacob Brown qualified in the Triple Jump


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Derby Dames Jam Their Way Into Los Alamos

By Greg Kendall

Logo courtesy Los Alamos Derby Dames

What do Thumper, Bampf!, Makeup Artist, Flashover, Lil’ Hoawatha, Princess Leia Hurtonya and Strawberry Tuffcake all have in common, besides their intriguing names? They are all part of the new Los Alamos Derby Dames Roller Derby League.

The Derby Dames plan to make high energy women’s roller derby a staple of excitement for local fans and participants alike. The Derby Dames invite all women of every skill level from never having skated to seasoned pro jammers to join the league. The league has training for “newbies”


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Atomic City Road Runners To Begin 39th Season

 
 
The Atomic City Road Runners (ACRR) will open the 2012 season at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 3 at the Canyon Rim Trail off East Road (Route # 502).
 
ACRR is a family-oriented running and walking club that meets every Tuesday during the Daylight Saving Time season for a pace race in which members predict their own time. 
 
Anyone can be a winner if his/her finish time is closest to that predicted.
 
Members who participate in at least 10 runs get a special club T-shirt at the end of the season, (Members who choose to sponsor a race receive double credit for that

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Check Out The Derby Dames

Rollar Derby News:

Roller Derby is coming Los Alamos!  Check out the Derby Dames as they hold a practice scrimmage 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday March 25 at the Los Alamos Ice Rink.

This practice will allow officials and non-skating team members to participate in the Dames training.

Get in on the ground floor of this exciting new sport in Los Alamos or just enjoy the high adrenaline sport from the stands.

It’s action packed. Check back for more in-depth coverage of the Los Alamos Derby Dames.


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Toppers Softball Takes Second

Hilltopper Varsity Softball Team after winning second place in the Aztec Tournament this last weekend. Photo – Alan Kirk/Courtesy.


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Katya Skurikhin Struck Gold

 

Atomic Tumbler Katya Skurikhin struck gold four times at the National Association of Women’s Gymnastics Judges (NAWGJ) optional meet on March 3rd. She and Los Alamos School of Gymnastics teammate Luvina Lucero traveled to Precision Gymnastics in Albuquerque, competing against Level 7 gymnasts from both New Mexico and Texas.

Katya Skurikhin performs a one and a half jump turn during her gold medal floor exercise at the NAWGJ meet./Courtesy

Skurikhin dominated the Level 7 junior division, earning first place on vault (9.30), uneven bars (9.35), and floor exercise (9.15), as


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Lobos, Still Never Been Kissed!

The University of New Mexico Lobos Men’s Basketball team lost their bid for their first ever sweet sixteen berth. The Louisville Cardinals defeated the Lobos 59-56 in the third round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in Portland Oregon on Saturday Night.

The game was a nail biter. The Lobos seemed to be in control of the ball initially and looked to be superior to Louisville but then Louisville gained their strength, leading by 15 at one point in the game.

The Lobos senior Drew Gordon had a good night with 21 points and 14 rebounds but was injured near the end of the first half. Gordon’s


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64th Annual Skiesta is Saturday, March 24

 

First the fire, then the dire La Niña forecast…Who’d a thought that Pajarito would have some of the best skiing in the Rockies this season? Come up and celebrate an unlikely and spectacular 2011-2012 ski season

Free Shuttle from LAHS Sullivan Field. Leaves on the Hour 8-5

8:00 am Pinhead Challenge  
All Mountain
Earn Your Turns – skin or skate up, ski down the mountain on established course.

10:00 am Giant Slalom Race  
Aspen Slope
Rip it, and do your best combined time from two runs

11:00 am Sloppy Slalom  
West Beginner
Shake your sillies


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Run for Her Life a Big Success Despite Fierce Winds

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Sports News:

Local runners braved cold temperatures today to participate in the second annual Run for Her Life, a 5K and 10K race to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.

The race was presented by the Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah and Atomic City Roadrunners.

All donations and race proceeds will be donated to Hadassah for breast cancer research, education and treatment.

Kelly Sanchez was the 5K woman’s winner with a time of 26:24.  Alexander Romero was the first male finisher as well as the overall 5K race winner with a

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Hilltopper Graduate to Swim at Division III NCAA Championship

Kara Leasure
Kara Leasure, 2008 Los Alamos High School graduate and Bates College senior captain, is set to compete at the 2012 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships on March 21-24, at the Indiana Natatorium in Indianapolis.  Kara won the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) title in the 200 breaststroke on Feb. 19, finishing with a new personal best of 2:21.11, breaking her own Bates record.  She also topped off the regular season by recording national consideration times of 4:35.58 in the 400 individual medley, and a 5:04:09 in her 500 freestyle.

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