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  • Logan, Kirk named 1st team All-District

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team picked up a pair of All-District first team seletions.
    The selections were announced Monday.
    Hilltoppers Erin Kirk, a senior, and McKenzie Logan, a junior, both earned All District first team honors this season.
    No Hilltopper boys were named to the first team and only one, Skyler Veenis, made the All-District second team.

    Girls

    First team
    Ashley Sorenson, Capital
    Ashlynn Trujillo, Española Valley
    Erin Kirk, Los Alamos
    McKenzie Logan, Los Alamos
    Sabrina Lozada-Cabbage, Santa Fe
    Kayla Herrera, Santa Fe
    Jackie Martinez, Santa Fe

    Second team
    Rachel Darnell, Bernalillo
    Deanna Lopez, Bernalillo
    Selena Gonzales, Capital
    Alexis Lovato, Española Valley
    Amber Logan, Los Alamos
    Selena Valencia, Santa Fe

    Most Valuable Player
    Lauren Quintana, Española Valley

    Coach of the Year
    Elmer Chavez, Santa Fe

    Boys

    First team

    Tristan Arnett, Bernalillo
    Brandon Saiz, Bernalillo
    Christian Martinez, Capital
    Nathan Cordova, Española Valley
    Kyle Gaines, Española Valley
    Wyatt Honstein, Santa Fe
    Elliott Nicholas, Santa Fe

  • Erin Kirk named to North All-Star team

    Hilltopper Erin Kirk will represent the northern part of the state in this year’s All-Star girls basketball game.
    Kirk, a standout senior for Los Alamos, was selected for the honor by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. Selections were announced Monday.
    To be considered for the All-Star teams, players must be graduating seniors.
    Kirk helped Los Alamos to a 17-13 record this season and a berth in the Class 4A playoffs.
    Los Alamos defeated Deming in the opening round before losing in the quarterfinal round to eventual champion Los Lunas.
    This year’s North-South 4A/5A game will be played at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho. It’s scheduled for June 7.
    In preparation for the game, Kirk will be working out alongside two longtime District 2-4A rivals. Capital’s Ashley Sorenson and Española Valley’s Lauren Quintana were also picked for the squad.
    In all, five Class 4A players were chosen along with five Class 5A players.
    Along with the three selections for District 2-4A in girls basketball, the 2-4A boys earned two selections. District Player of the Year Mikey Lopez of Capital and last year’s Player of the Year Brandon Saiz of Bernalillo were both honored with selections to the boys All-Star Game.

  • Local cyclist taking part in RAAM

    Not surprisingly, there is a lot to get done before one goes on a cross-country tour. Going cross-country on a bicycle makes things even more complicated.
    Lisa Marie Dougherty is learning that first-hand in preparation for her race across the country.
    Dougherty, a true Renaissance woman and Los Alamos resident, will take part in the 2013 Race Across America (RAAM) tour, which gets going in mid-June. She’s spent the past several months preparing for her long road trip on bicycle.
    “There’s a lot of ramping up,” Dougherty said. “You start ramping up after January. Every week I do a big ride and every month I do two rides back-to-back…I’m pretty comfortable. I’m still creeping up doing 100 and 200 miles. Three hundred miles is pushing it. That’s a lot.”
    Even with her preparation, she said getting physically prepared is just part of the challenge and, as she learned more about the logistics of the race, she said preparing physically might even be one of the easier parts. Assembling her support crew and taking care of logistical challenges have proven tough.
    The Race Across America dates back to 1982 when four cyclists raced from the Santa Monica, Calif., pier to the Empire State Building in New York City.

  • Sports Briefs 03-17-13

    Little League baseball, softball spring workouts scheduled for this week

    Spring training sessions and tryouts for Los Alamos Little League baseball and softball are scheduled for this week.
    Tryout sessions for LALL’s majors baseball division will be Monday and Wednesday. Both sessions will be from 5:30-7 p.m. at Lou Caveglia Field. Anyone interested in playing majors baseball this season that hasn’t already tried out must attend one of these sessions.
    For softball, spring training sessions are scheduled for Monday and Wednesday. Both spring trainings will be from 5:30-7 p.m. at Bun Ryan Field on North Mesa.
    More information can be found by visiting LALL’s website, lalittleleague.org.

    Church looking for donated soccer equipment

    Soccer equipment for children in the country of Uganda is being collected at the Crossroads Bible Church.
    The church is located at 97 East Road in Los Alamos. Donations can be made there or at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. Equipment such as balls, shoes, jerseys, shorts and shin guards are being requested.
    More information is available by calling Blanca Jones at 505-919-8742.

    Isotopes tickets now on sale for 2013 season

  • On Schedule 03-17-13

    Monday

    Golf: Los Alamos at East Mountain Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Tuesday

    Baseball: Los Lunas at Los Alamos, varsity, JV, 4 p.m.

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

    Thursday

    Boys track and field: Los Alamos at APS Invite, JV, 3:30 p.m.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Friday

    Tennis: Los Alamos at Las Cruces Invite, boys and girls varsity, TBA; Los Alamos at Capital City Invite, boys and girls varsity, TBA.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Softball: Los Alamos Invite, JV, TBA.

    Saturday

    Track and field: Los Alamos at APS Invite, boys and girls varsity, 8:30 a.m.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Tennis: Los Alamos at Las Cruces Invite, boys and girls varsity, TBA; Los Alamos at Capital City Invite, boys and girls varsity, TBA.

    Softball: Los Alamos Invite, JV, TBA.

  • LALL holding baseball tryouts, softball spring training

    Spring training sessions and tryouts for Los Alamos Little League softball and baseball will continue Saturday.
    Tryout sessions for LALL’s majors baseball division will be Saturday, Monday and Wednesday. Saturday's session is from 1-3 p.m. and Monday's and Wednesday's sessions will be from 5:30-7 p.m. at Lou Caveglia Field. Anyone interested in playing majors baseball this season must attend one of these sessions.
    For softball, spring training sessions are also scheduled for, Saturday, Monday and Wednesday. Saturday's session is from 1-3 p.m. and Monday's and Wednesday'sspring trainings will be from 5:30-7 p.m. at Bun Ryan Field on North Mesa.
    More information can be found by visiting LALL’s website, lalittleleague.org.
     

  • Passing the Baton...Or Not

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls track teams opened their season last weekend at Albuquerque Academy’s Chili Quad meet. The Hilltopper girls won the team competition and the Hilltoppers boys were third. Los Alamos will take part in a meet at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho Saturday. 

  • Atomic Tumblers' Bueck is big winner at AGS meet

    Lilly Bueck took gold in the all-around competition and was the top all-around (36.55) scorer in the Level 5 Division for Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Atomic Tumblers’ at the AGS Meet in Albuquerque on Feb. 9-10.
    Bueck, who competes in the Level 5 Junior C Division, earned gold on bars (9.3), silver on beam (9.5) and floor (9.1), and bronze on vault (8.65).
    Also for LASG, Katie Wingo took silver in the all-around competition in the Level 5 Child Division with a score of 34.275. Wingo’s earned gold on beam (9.25), silver on floor (8.725), bronze on bars (8.1) and fourth on vault (8.2).
    Ramya Stevens took bronze in the all-around (34.375) in the Level 5 Senior C Division. Stevens also earned bronze on vault (8.45), fourth on bars (8.65), fifth on beam (8.6), and sixth on floor (8.675).
    Bueck, Wingo, and Stevens were among 215 gymnasts from 15 teams who competed in the meet. In all, 6 Atomic Tumblers competed in the Level 4 Division, 11 in the Level 5 Division, and one in the Level 6 Division.
    For more information on LASG, call 505-662-9523.
    Here are the results for LASG’s competitors at the AGS meet:

    Level 4 Child A

    Nyla Lee earned gold on vault (9.25), fourth on bars (8.3), fifth on floor (8.05) and all-around (33.2), and sixth on beam (7.6).

    Level 4 Child B

  • Duke City Soccer results

    The first week of games started in the Duke City Soccer League last weekend for the Los Alamos Football Club boys and girls teams.
    In the girls bracket, the U12 Hotshots ’01 earned a promotion match to move up
    into a stronger division, but could only field 7 players.
    Even playing down a player and without their normal goalkeepers, they proved to be a competitive match for the AYSO Inferno team.
    The midfield combination plays between Anna Lemke, Alix Haley and Anna Rose Matuszak combined with the attacking plays of Alissia Hagenstad and Sydney Alexander helped the team stay competitive despite being shorthanded.
    The Hotshots lost 3-0 without an experienced goalkeeper but are hoping to stay competitive with the teams in its new division.
    In boys games, the U13 Lasers 2000 also earned a promotion match based
    on its strong performance in the fall.
    The Lasers tied the Rio Hammers 2-2, with goals scored by Cid Rice and Arthur Steinkamp.
    Andres Runde was strong in midfield for the Lasers, while Devan Cantua and Ben Rees provided solid defense.
    The U17 Lasers 96/97 turned in a big performance in their first match with no subs against a fully-rostered Santa Fe Northern team.

  • Coblentz, Garcia win at Jr. Olympics

    The Los Alamos High Flyers Girls Gymnastics Team ended its competitive season Feb. 24 with an impressive showing at the women’s Level 3-4 Junior Olympic state championships.
    In total, the 12 member team brought home thirty-two medals and trophies, including two first-place, nine second-place and 13 third-place awards.
    In Level 4 competition, Amaya Coblentz took first place on bars with a score of 9.10.
    She took third on floor exercise and placed third all-around with an accumulated score of 35.50.
    Coblentz was joined by High Flyers teammate Bella Garcia with a first-place finish. Garcia earned a 9.15 on balance beam in Level 3 competition.
    Along with her win on the beam, Garcia finished second in all-around competition with a combined score of 35.775. She was also second on vault (9.325).
    High Flyers’ Sarah Worley took third place on beam and was sixth all-around in the competition.
    In the older age category, Alexandra Hinckley received a third-place medal for her bar routine and placed eighth in all-around competition.
    Making their first appearance at the state championships, nine girls competed for High Flyers in the Level 3 division. In the same 9-year-old age group as Garcia, Ella Gaffney placed third on beam with a score of 8.95 and was seventh all-around.