Sports update 3-8-12

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Aslin selected as West Region honoree

Los Alamos High School senior Austin Aslin was named an All-American West Regional selection baseball player.

Aslin, who plays outfield for the Hilltoppers, was named an Honorable Mention by Rawlings for the West Region.

Aslin will play baseball next year for New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs. NMJC’s baseball team, the 2005 junior college national champion, is managed by former LAHS standout Josh Simpson.

Run for Her Life returns

The second annual Run for Her Life 5K and 10K races are scheduled for March 18.

The races will start at the Mesa Trailhead near East Park. Race time is 9 a.m.

All proceeds from the race will go to benefit breast cancer research.

Registration forms are available at several locations in Los Alamos County. Registrations may also be done online at the Atomic City Roadrunners’ website, www.atomicrunners.com.

For more information, call Ted Williams at 672-1639.

New swim team planned

Longtime local swim coach Rusty Bernstein is starting a new swim club in Los Alamos.

Bernstein, who has coached both the Los Alamos Aquatomics and the Hilltopper swim team, is asking any interested swimmers to contact him at 670-5275 or at coachrusty@hotmail.com.

Upsets abound

It was Upset Wednesday at the boys basketball state tournament. All four higher seeds, including top-seeded Goddard, were bounced in the Class 4A quarterfinal round.

Goddard was nipped by ninth-seeded Kirtland Central 61-59. Kirtland Central will play fifth-seeded Gallup in this afternoon’s semifinal contest after Gallup tripped up fourth-seeded St. Pius X 49-47.

 Also winning in a tight ballgame was Atrisco Heritage, which dropped No. 3 seed Capital, the final remaining District 2 team in either the boys or girls tournaments, 47-45. Atrisco Heritage, the No. 11 seed, will meet No. 7 Santa Teresa in the other 4A semifinal.