Sports & Rec

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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Hilltoppers Softball Team Victorious

On Tuesday, March 20th, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers softball team beat Pojoaque 16 to 0.

Kianna Zerr hitting foul ball. Photo by Alan Kirk/Courtesy

For more photos, click on link below or go to the Sports & Rec Page: http://www.ladailypost.com/content/hilltoppers-softball-team-victorious-gallery

 

 

 


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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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Lobos Move On To Third Round While Aggies Are Out At March Madness


The University of New Mexico Lobos have won their second round game in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Lobos, in a closely contested game, beat Long Beach 75-68 in Portland Oregon.  The fifth seed Lobos, with a record of 28-6, will move on to the third round of the Western Division Tournament when they take on the fourth seed Louisville Cardinals, with a record of 27-9, in a game scheduled for Saturday at 7:40 PM in Portland Oregon.


Meanwhile, the New Mexico State Aggies where eliminated from the tournament  in a defeated by the University of Indiana. The score was 66-79.


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President Obama Picks Lobos for Sweet Sixteen

The 44th President of the United States,  Barack Obama, has picked the University of New Mexico Lobos college basketball team to make it all the way to the NCAA’s March Madness Sweet Sixteen Tournament, which begins March 22nd. The Lobos will play Long Beach State tonight (Thursday, March 15) at 4:10PM ET in Portland Oregon. The President went on to predicted that the New Mexico State Aggies would lose to Indiana in tonight’s second round match-up scheduled for 9:45PM ET.

Get more of the story from KOAT 7 Albuquerque.


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Local Youth Help Team Win State Championship Meets

Charger Aquatics News:

Top row from left, Sara Shiina, Sarah Lott, Kaan Unal, Radhika Iyer.
Bottom row from left, Presley Gao, Katherine Elton, Takuma Shiina, Injie Mourad and not in picture Maria Venneri. Courtesy Photo

The 14 & Under under New Mexico State Short Course Swim Meet was held Feb. 24-26 at West Mesa Aquatic Center in Albuquerque.

Eighteen teams from across New Mexico participated in the 3-day event and 112 different events were raced.

Nine swimmers from the Charger Aquatics – Los Alamos (CAQ-LA) team helped cinch the win that brought the 14 & Under state banner back to Los


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Olympic Trials: Team AQLUB of Japan Will Train at Aquatic Center

Team AQLUB from Tokyo Japan will train at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center Feb. 16-March 8 because of this year’s Olympic Trials. This is a great opportunity for local residents to visit with and watch an extremely competitive team train. Contact the Los Alamos Aquatic Center at 662-8170 for details on the team’s arrival and schedule.

The Aquatic Center is a world-class facility that offers diverse activities to users of all age, income, fitness and interest levels.

The facility offers affordable recreation, instruction, fitness, competitive programs, and therapeutic programs for all


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Girls Hockey Team Young but Competitive

Photo/Courtesy Scott Doebling

Now in its second season, the Los Alamos U12 Girls hockey team has improved substantially over its inaugural season. This group of 16 girls will face Gunnison at home Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 11 and 12.

In the 2010-11 season, the Los Alamos Hockey Association formed this team comprised of girls ages 12 and under. The team was young, drawing from three different hockey age groups to roster enough girls to play. In that first season, the team played and lost 15 games against other girls’ teams in the Mountain States Girls Hockey League. For the entire season, three girls


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