Hilltopper Volleyball Team Repeats Win

Hilltopper Vollyball team beats Bernalillo 3-2 last weekend.

Hilltopper Claire Stewert with Block. Photo by Alan Kirk
Hilltopper Brianna Montano with Kill. Photo by Alan Kirk

Hilltopper Erin Kirk with Kill. Photo by Alan Kirk

Hilltopper Volleyball team beats Capital 3-1.

Hilltopper Erin Kirk with Kill. Photo by Alan Kirk

Hilltopper Claire Stewart with Block. Photo by Alan Kirk

Hilltopper Brianna Montano with Kill. Photo by Alan Kirk

Hilltopper Samantha Melton with Block. Photo by Alan Kirk

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Bob Weeks Top Predictor in Weekly Pace Race

Bob Weeks was only 3 seconds off his prediction at Tuesday’s pace race.
There were many good predictions in the weekly Tuesday pace race in Pajarito Acres. There were 28 people who competed. The course was a fairly-flat one mile paved-loop mainly on Estante Way.
One could run any number of loops but with a requested predicted time of 45 minutes or less. All distances from 1 to 5 miles were done. Most did 1 or 3 miles.
The fastest for 1 mile were Duncan Fuehne (6:49), Sue Kinkead and Lynn Kluegel (both 13:43). The faster 3-mile runners were Roxana
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Running Technique, Posture and Pain

Column by Jessica Kisiel

There are no sports beyond our body’s capability! When we have pain playing a sport though, it is easy to blame the activity for our pain.

Running, the primary functional movement our body was designed for, has a reputation for being hard on or even bad for the body.

It is often the first sport we are advised not to do if we have any lower extremity pain. If running were the problem then everyone who runs should hurt as a result of participating, right?

The fact is, some people suffer while others are pain free. Why?

The difference lies in the physical body that is brought Read More

Los Alamos Singletrack Assoc. Hosts First Time Trials

LASA News:

The Los Alamos Singletrack Association (LASA) held its first mountain bike time trials Wednesday evening. A course was setup northwest of the Diamond Drive/San Ildefonso Road roundabout. LASA plans to hold more Wednesday evening time trials. For information, contact Scott Weiss at 661-4499. Visit the group’s Facebook page at:

Randy Flores on the time trail course Wednesday evening. Photo by Greg Kendall/

Marcus Leibrecht moves along the route of the time trail course Wednesday evening. Photo by Greg Read More

Candia Has a Perfect Prediction

Courtesy photo
Roxana Candia was perfect in her prediction/finish of 23.30 and was also the fastest female on the 3 mile course, which was held in the La Senda area of White Rock.
Ted Romero was the top male runner in the 3 mile race at 19:47 and had an excellent prediction of 8 seconds off.
Other noted predictors were: Matt Fair at 9 seconds off; Steve Shook with a 12 second differential; Katie Gattiker at 26 seconds off; and Tom Sandford recording a 33 second delta.
On the 1 mile course Sue Kinkead was the top female finisher at
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Is It Really Cheating If You Don’t Get Caught?

Column: On the Mesa Facing North by Greg Kendall

Today, Lance Armstrong threw in the towel in his fight to clear his name in the ongoing Tour De France doping scandals.  Armstrong issued a statement that has been published in an earlier Los Alamos Daily Post story (see link below.)

In his statement, Armstrong discusses how “enough is enough” after dealing with claims that he cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning his seven Tours since 1999.

As I read through his statement, I kept looking for one sentence from Armstrong, “I never used performance enhancing drugs Read More

USADA May Strip Armstrong of Tour De France Titles

Lance Armstrong. Courtesy/LAFP

Staff report

Lance Armstrong is finally throwing in the towel and doing so could cost him his seven Tour de France titles as soon today.

Armstrong has chosen not to pursue arbitration in the drug case brought against him by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

That was the final option available to him in his bitter fight with USADA. His decision sets the stage for the titles to be stripped and his name to be all but wiped from the record books of the sport he once ruled.

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Family YMCA & Fusion Volleyball Offer Skills Development


The Family YMCA and Fusion Volleyball have teamed up to offer a Volleyball skills development program for girls ages 12-15.

Practice starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 and will be twice a week at the Y through October.

Stop by the Y to observe practice and meet the coaches at 1 p.m. this Sunday at no charge.

Program will be $45 for Y members and $60 for program only members.

Diggers Volleyball for ages 8-11 is open for registration at $32 for Y members and $48 for program members.

Practice/Games will be Tuesdays and Thursdays at Pinon Elementary School in White Rock Sept. 4-Oct. 25.

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FTC Takes Action on Misleading Sports Equipment

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., joined Commerce Committee Chairman John D. Rockefeller today to commend the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for taking action against a company for making marketing claims about its product’s ability to reduce the risk of concussions that were not supported by sound scientific evidence.


“I applaud the FTC for taking action to stop Brain-Pad from making marketing claims about whether their mouth guards can reduce the risk of concussions,” Rockefeller said. “Concussions are a very serious health concern, especially for
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