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  • Toppers pick up 7-2 win over Cardinals

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team downed the Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals in a dual contest Tuesday at home.
    Los Alamos took four of six singles contests and swept the doubles contests against the Class 3A Cardinals to win 7-2.
    Tuesday’s win comes on the heels of Los Alamos’ appearance at the Cheyenne Mountain Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo., last weekend.
    Colleen Fitzsimmons picked up a solid victory over Victoria Gomez in No. 2 singles and teamed up with Hannah Cunningham to trip up Robertson’s team of Kristen Herrera/Erika Baca in straight sets.
    Astrid Hengartner, Jing Xie and Bridget Daughton were also winners for the Hilltoppers in singles competition Tuesday.

  • Toppers win 5 of 6 matches in singles

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team nipped the visiting Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals Tuesday.
    Los Alamos bounced back after being swept in the doubles contests to start Tuesday’s dual meet to win five of six singles matches and take a 5-4 victory at Urban Park.
    The doubles contests put the Hilltoppers in an early hole, but No. 1 single Stephen Townsley and the Nos. 3-6 singles all earned straight sets wins to pick up the win.
    At No. 4 singles, Chase Rochester held on for a 6-4 first set victory against Manny Valdez, then dominated the second set 6-1 as part of the comeback win.
    Along with Rochester, Paul Graham, Dalton Smith and Steven McCrory were victorious.

  • LA's boys, girls finish in the top three on Monday

    Both Los Alamos Hilltopper golf teams finished in the top three at their home invitational Monday.
    Los Alamos had its second home event of the 2011-12 season at Los Alamos Golf Course. In all, 14 schools participated in the tournament.
    The Hilltopper girls finished with 434 strokes, although they were well back of tournament winner Santa Fe, which had a 388 and earned a qualifying leg toward the state Class 4A tournament.
    Jayme Quintana of West Las Vegas had the best round of the day, shooting a 77, holding off Taylar Jaramillo of Belen by one shot. Bernalillo’s Shanelle Tafoya finished with an 86.
    For the Hilltoppers, Emma Haines and Emily Stearns both finished with 103s to pace the team. Bri Sanderson finished with a 104.

  • LA girls split two district duals

    Without most of its top players this weekend, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team still managed to hold on for a victory over the Bernalillo Spartans.
    The Hilltoppers, using mostly their junior varsity lineup, split a pair of duals in the pre-District 2-4A tournament Saturday in Santa Fe. The Hilltoppers nipped the Bernalillo Spartans 5-4 in one of the two duals, but fell to the Española Valley Sundevils in the other, 6-2.
    Most of Los Alamos’ top players were in Colorado Springs, Colo., this weekend for the Cheyenne Mountain Invitational.
    The pre-district tournament is used to determine seedings for the 2-4A playoffs. That tournament is April 27.

  • LA, Española Valley face off Wednesday

    Wednesday’s diamond contests at Española Valley could go a long way to determining the outcome of this year’s baseball and softball district races.
    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper teams have big games Wednesday when they face the Sundevils. The two games are scheduled for 4 p.m.
    Currently, both Hilltopper teams are sitting atop District 2-4A. In softball, the Sundevils are the Hilltoppers’ final major challenger in district.

  • Hilltoppers sweep district twinbill vs. Demons

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team swept the Santa Fe Demons at home Saturday to remain on top of the District 2-4A standings.
    Los Alamos closed out Santa Fe early in both games of the doubleheader, earning a 13-3 victory in five innings in game one and a 15-5, six-inning decision in the nightcap.
    The Hilltoppers got their offense back on track after a couple of sluggish recent performances, scoring four runs in the bottom of the fifth to close out that contest early and exploding for six runs in the fifth of game two.
    “We came out more aggressive,” Los Alamos manager Mike Gill said. “The kids were focused Saturday, even with how cold and windy it was. That was about as focused as I’ve seen them.”

  • Sports Schedule April 16-21

    Monday
    Golf: Los Alamos Spring Invitational, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Tuesday
    Tennis: Las Vegas Robertson at Los Alamos, boys and girls varsity, 3 p.m.

    Baseball: Española Valley at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Española Valley at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Boys tennis: St. Michael’s at Los Alamos, varsity, 3 p.m.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Española Valley, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Española Valley, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Thursday
    Track and field: Los Alamos Invite, boys and girls JV, 3 p.m.

    Friday

  • ´Toppers flex their muscles at meet

    ALBUQUERQUE – Throughout the last several seasons, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team has known it has had a very good team top-to-bottom.
    The Hilltoppers got a chance to show that off Friday afternoon.
    Los Alamos took part in the Albuquerque Public Schools Relays Friday at Milne Stadium. Los Alamos took home top honors in the meet, which consisted entirely of relay events, with a total of 86 points, 20 points better than the St. Pius X Sartans, seen as one of the biggest threats to unseat Los Alamos from its three-year reign as 4A team champion.

  • Sports Update 04-13-12

    LA’s rugby teams host Eldorado tonight at Sullivan Field

    The Los Alamos boys and girls rugby clubs will host matches tonight at Sullivan Field.
    Both teams will play Eldorado. The Los Alamos girls match will play at 6:15 p.m. and the boys match will start at 7 p.m.
    Admission to both matches is free.
    Also, the boys rugby team will have a car wash at Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.
    The car wash will be from 8 a.m.-noon.

    Waffle breakfast is Saturday

    The Hilltopper baseball program will hold a waffle breakfast fundraiser Saturday at the Masonic Lodge on 15th Street.
    Breakfast will be from 7:30-10 a.m. Price is $6 per person. The menu includes waffles, eggs, sausage, bacon and beverage.

  • Week 5 results from Duke City Soccer League play

    Here are the results from Los Alamos Football Club teams in Duke City Soccer League play for week 5:

    On the girls’ side, the U12 KIXX 2000 team defeated the NM Rush Barca 2-1 to push its record to 3-2.
    Valerie Li scored off an indirect kick started by Serenity Maestas. Daniela Salazar beat   two defenders to score the game-winner after receiving a through-ball by Hannah Littleton.
    The U14 Kixx 99 team won its third game of the season, beating the Albuquerque Challenge FC Eruption 2-0.
    In boys games, the U16 Lasers 96 lost a hard fought match to Durango United, 3-0. The Lasers were down 1-0 at the half but allowed two late goals.