PGA Golf Pro Donnie Torres is raising money for golfing programs for youth and the Rotary Club of Los Alamos in his “Longest Day Longest Play” fundraiser. He teed off at 5:30 a.m. Thursday and continued playing until sunset. Torres’ daughter Samantha drove him around the golf course and kept his score throughout the event. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos Golf Course Pro Donnie Torres prepares to tee off on his 12th 1st Hole of the day. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Donnie Torres midway through Hole #7. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com Read More
He did it 20 years ago and tomorrow will attempt it again – Rotarian Donnie Torres, the PGA golf pro at Los Alamos Golf Course is starting his day by teeing off at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, June 21 and is going to play all day straight through until sunset.
This is a fund-raiser and one half of the pledges made will benefit the PGA’s golfing programs for youth; the other half will be donated to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos.
Torres said he has 100 pledges totaling $4,000 (if he makes it through) and is hoping people will donate even after the day is over.
Although today was the longest day of the year, Torres Read More
ATOMIC CITY ROAD RUNNERS News:
Roy Cope makes perfect prediction on Tuesday’s pace race on North Mesa on the one mile course.
Runners had the choice to run either one mile or a true 5K, but either way their error was adjusted to a uniform error for a three mile course.
The next best prediction was made by Alexander Romero with a distance adjusted 21 second error.
11-year-old Jacob Thompson was fastest male on the one mile course with a time of 9:56. Fastest female was Ann Nichols with a time of 17:25.
14-year-old John Rees was fastest male on the 5K course with a time of 20:55. Fastest Read More
Celebrate the start of the summer season at Pajarito Mountain Saturday June 2.
The New Mexico Brewers Festival is noon to 5 p.m., featuring 15 New Mexico microbrewers and live music 1-5 p.m. with the Blue Hornets.
Lifts will run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for hiking and biking.
Atomic City Transit is providing free shuttles 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.running every 30 minutes from Sullivan Field at Los Alamos High School.
For more information on Summerfest, go to www.skipajarito.com
Pajarito Punishment Downhill Race is also this weekend on the mountain.
- Saturday, June 2, Practice Day and Summerfest:
A massive registration for today’s Jemez Mountain Trail Runs took place Friday at the Crossroads Bible Church in which nearly 600 runners signed up for the race. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
By Carol A. Clark
The Seventh Annual Jemez Mountain Trail Runs got underway early this morning at the Posse Lodge on North Mesa.
This growing international event drew nearly 600 runners, 40 percent of whom traveled from British Columbia, Mexico and 29 U.S. states beyond New Mexico.
The event consists of three races: half-marathon, 50K (31 miles) and 50 miles.
“The longest distances Read More
The Hilltoppers Girls Team with their State Championship banner and trophy. The girls team took the 4A state title for the fourth straight year, despite only having a #3 seed going in. “The overall ‘theme’ of the State Meet was that all our athletes came through with spectacular performances when it really counted. All us coaches couldn’t be more proud of them!” Asistant Coach Blake Wood said. Photo by Blake Wood
Amy Neal hands off to Chase Ealey in the 4×100 m relay final. Chase Ealey was 4A high point athlete of the meet, winning individual State Championships Read More
Start of the Race. Courtesy photo
Editor’s Note: Story Updated May 14, 2012
The Jerry Bower Memorial 5K Race was held on Saturday, May 12th, 2012 for the Alzheimer’s Association starting and ending at the Betty Ehart Senior Center and running the streets just North of downtown Los Alamos. Below are the results:
Men 5Km, 19 and under
1,Chris Buntain,00:22:14.01,Los Alamos;
Men 5Km, 20-29
1,James Keane,00:27:35.62,Los Alamos;
Men 5Km, 50-59
1,Gregory Buntain,00:44:25.00,Los Alamos;
Men 5Km, 60-69
1,Steve Shook,00:31:37.59,Los Alamos;
2,Ted Williams,01:10:19.00,Los Read More