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  • Toppers close out Spartans in 6, pick up season sweep

    With one of its two biggest challengers officially dispatched, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team can turn its attention to the other.
    Los Alamos erased an early two-run deficit Wednesday against the Bernalillo Spartans, then poured it on in the late innings. First baseman Steven Williams and third baseman Jake Downs both went 2-for-3 and drove in two runs as the Hilltoppers dispatched the Spartans 12-2 in six innings.
    The win moves Los Alamos to 5-1 in the District 2-4A standings.
    With five of its remaining games against the two bottom teams in district, Santa Fe and Capital, Los Alamos appears to be in excellent position to earn its fourth straight 2-4A title.

  • Hawks at Home

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawks boys track and field team hosted a home meet Tuesday at Sullivan Field.

  • LA boys trump Taos on road

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team picked up a solid win over the Taos Tigers Tuesday on the road.
    Los Alamos won five of the six singles matches to coast to a 7-2 victory at Taos.
    The Hilltoppers and Tigers were District 2-4A rivals until last season and had invariably finished 1-2 in district since 2000. Taos now competes in District 2-A-3A.
    Stephen Townsley at No. 1 singles, came up big again, sweeping Erik Christian 6-0, 6-2. Nos. 3-6 singles, Paul Graham, Dalton Smith, Steven McCrory and Forrest White were all winners as well, with Smith, McCrory and White all winning in straight sets.

  • Sports Update 04-11-12

    LAHS baseball 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.
    Proceeds will go to purchase equipment for the program and cover travel expenses.

    LA’s rugby teams host Eldorado Friday
    The Los Alamos boys and girls rugby clubs will host matches Friday night 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 games is free.

  • Scooping It Up

    Los Alamos shortstop Dancie Smith picks up a ground ball during Los Alamos’ March 29 game against Albuquerque Academy. The Hilltoppers have a big District 2-4A contest scheduled for Wednesday  when they host the Bernalillo Spartans. A win by the Hilltoppers (13-4, 6-0) would effectively put them four game ahead of the Spartans (15-3, 3-2), who are currently in second place in district, with five games remaining in the 2-4A season. Smith was injured in and left a March 31 doubleheader with Española Valley but rejoined the team just four days later.

  • Toppers take 3rd at Marty Sanchez

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls golf teams both finished third at Monday’s tournament in Santa Fe.
    Both Los Alamos golf teams took part in the Capital Invitational Monday. The tournament was played at Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe.
    Hilltopper freshman Johnny Osden fired a 78 to take medalist honors on the boys side, pacing Los Alamos to its total team score of 361 shots. It was the first tournament win of Osden’s career.
    Osden topped Raton’s Jonathan Ford in a playoff after they finished tied atop the leaderboard through 18 holes. Tim Turnbow of Valencia (80) finished third.
    The Hilltopper boys had one of their best showings of the season. Jin Park had an 85 and Raul Roybal was third on the team with a 91.

  • Teter fans 17 as LA wins 5-0

    In its nondistrict contest against the Raton Tigers, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team had little on the line except avenging a 2011 loss at Raton.
    However, Los Alamos ace pitcher Monika Teter may have had more than that on her mind. Teter, the losing pitcher in last year’s contest, threw perhaps as hard as she has all season in blowing away the Tigers.
    Teter struck out 17 batters, at least two in each inning, and tossed a complete game shutout as the Hilltoppers prevailed 5-0 at Overlook Park Saturday.

  • ´Topper girls take second at Academy

    In what is considered to be one of the toughest tournaments of the regular season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team took second place at Albuquerque Academy this weekend.
    The Hilltoppers topped Piedra Vista, Belen and the host Chargers in pool play, but fell to the powerful Farmington Scorpions in the final round at Academy.
    Both Los Alamos teams took part in the event. Los Alamos’ boys, playing shorthanded, dropped all four of their team contests this weekend.
    For Los Alamos’ girls, they swept Piedra Vista and Belen Friday, 9-0, then snuck by arch-rival Albuquerque Academy Saturday morning.

  • On Schedule 04-08-12

    Monday
    Golf: Los Alamos at Capital Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Track and field: Los Alamos at Sepulveda Invite, boys and girls varsity, 3 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Tennis: Los Alamos at Taos, boys and girls varsity, 3 p.m.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, junior varsity, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, junior varsity, 4 p.m.

    Track and field: LAMS Invite, boys and girls seventh and eighth grade, 3 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Baseball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Girls track and field: Los Alamos at Cleveland Invite, junior varsity, 3 p.m.

  • Local athlete remembers Micah True--see video

    The death of runner Micah True March 27 in southwestern New Mexico came as a shock to many, including the running community of Los Alamos which got to see him when he took part in the Jemez Mountain Trail Runs in 2010.
    True, one of the most famous ultra-runners in the world, not only participated in the 2010 trail runs, but, following the race, hosted a presentation in Los Alamos, talking about his work with the Copper Canyon ultra-marathon and the Tarahumara indigenous peoples of central Mexico.