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  • Romero is winner at Tuesday's Pace Race

    Only a handful of hardcore runners made it to this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race was Tuesday and was held at the sewage plant road in Lower Bayo Canyon. For the race, only 10 souls braved the snowy, wet conditions.
    The top predictor this week was Ted Romero, who finished with an adjusted error of 42 seconds on the 3-mile course. Romero doubled-up his win, as he was also the top finisher on the long course, crossing n 20:58.
    Linda Vance was the fastest finisher on the 1-mile course this week, coming in at 9:53. Vance was the second-best predictor with an error of 60 seconds. Tom Sandford was the fastest male finisher on the 1-mile course, coming in at 11:05.
    The next Pace Race will be Tuesday at the Cañada del Buey trail in White Rock starting near the Mountain Meadows Playlot. Race time is 6 p.m.
    Interested participants may call 672-1639 or visit atomicrunners.com on the Internet for more information.

  • LA tops Española Valley in last at-bat

    With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, Española Valley Sundevil manager Anthony Alarid made the decision to put Los Alamos No. 3 batter Jared Mang on base via intentional walk.
    That brought clean-up hitter Steven Williams to the plate for the Hilltoppers. Williams, who up to that point had gone 0-for-2, proceeded to rope a fastball into the gap in right-center, bringing the speedy Mang around from first to score standing up.
    The hit gave Los Alamos a 5-4 walk-off victory in a key early-season District 2-4A baseball game Thursday afternoon at Bomber Field.
    Los Alamos came back from a 4-1 deficit after 4-1/2 innings, tying up the game with a 3-run rally in the bottom of the fifth, setting up the big finish.
    Williams said he had a pretty good idea what the Sundevils were going to try to do to him to get out of the inning and force extras.
    “I realized they were pounding the outside corner,” said Williams, who had mostly seen pitches on the outer half of the plate in his first three plate appearances. “I saw the right-center gap was open and I got the pitch to hit, right where I wanted it around my waist.”
    Williams’ line drive into the gap rolled to the fence and hadn’t even gotten to the cutoff man by the time Mang skipped home for the winning run.

  • LA scores walk-off win over Española Valley

    Steven Williams’ line drive double into the alley in right-center field gave the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team a key walk-off win over the Española Valley Sundevils Thursday.

    Jared Mang scored on the play as the Hilltopper picked up a 5-4 win at Bomber Field.

    Los Alamos trailed by as many as three runs in the game but scored four unanswered runs to win the game.

    The win puts Los Alamos in first place in the District 2-4A race, but the two teams will meet again later this month in Española.

    Read more about Los Alamos’ win in Friday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Results from girls APS JV track meet

    Here are Los Alamos’ results from the Albuquerque Public Schools’ junior varsity meet March 28:

    3200 meters
    Alex Chavarria, 14:39.22; Chloe Keilers, 15:41.27.

    400 relay
    Los Alamos (Becky Mehlin, Miranda Honnell, Roxanne Grieggs, McKenna Nadeau), 56.42.

    100 hurdles
    Elise Koskelo, 21.82.

    100 meters
    Julia O’Brien, 14.06; Becky Mehlin, 14.39; McKenna Nadeau, 14.68; Amanda Schulz, 15.02; Maddy Whitacre, 15.34; Eugenia Trost, 15.56; Miranda Honnell, 16.17; Lizbeth Guarello, 17.17.

    1600 meters
    Eliana Riciputi, 6:09.42; Allie Parker, 6:30.09; Erin Kennison, 6:51.66; Allie Cunningham, 6:56.65; Bella Saeger, 7:07.25.

    800 relay
    Los Alamos (Roxanne Greiggs, Maddy Whitacre, McKenna Nadeau, Amanda Schulz), 2:08.34.

    400 meters
    Julia O’Brien, 1:05.18; Katy Stackton, 1:07.77; Becky Mehlin, 1:11.28; Eugenia Trost, 1:19.59; Miranda Honnell, 1:20.33; Lizbeth Guarello, 1:23.37.

    800 meters
    Jordan Parker, 2:35.72; Elise Koskelo, 2:48.47; Eliana Riciputi, 2:54.84; Erin Kennison, 3:11.31; Chloe Keilers, 3:14.45.

    200 meters
    McKenna Nadeau, 31.02; Becky Mehlin, 31.50; Miranda Honnell, 32.95; Eugenia Trost, 33.17; Lizbeth Guarello, 36.24.

  • Nukes tripped up by Santa Fe, 27-19

    The Los Alamos Nuke U19 rugby team had a good first half Wednesday against Santa Fe, but couldn’t keep its foot on the accelerator in the second half.
    Los Alamos led 19-12 at halftime but Santa Fe battled back and scored a quick, late try to prevail 27-19 at Sullivan Field.
    “The second half, things were not bouncing in our direction,” said Nuke coach Demetrio Cardiel. “But I was proud of the kids. They stayed in it for 60 minutes.”
    Los Alamos and Santa Fe are longtime rivals and two of the most experienced prep-division teams in the state.
    Los Alamos scored three tries in the first half to take the lead. Mateo Cardiel, Michael Miller and Dominic Chiri all scored for Los Alamos to give the Nukes the advantage.
    On a late kick, however, the Nukes couldn’t hold onto the ball, which was recovered by Santa Fe and returned for a score, giving Santa Fe the lead and, ultimately, the game.
    Despite the loss and the less-than-ideal weather conditions, coach Cardiel said he and the team were delighted to see a good fan turnout at Sullivan Field.
    The Nukes’ next home game is set for April 20. They will host Volcano Vista at noon.
    Admission to all Nuke home games is free.

  • 'Toppers crush Sundevils at home

    It was a rough day to be an Española Valley Sundevil Wednesday.
    Along with playing on the road in chilly conditions against arch-rival Los Alamos, the Sundevil batters got hit by pitches four times in Wednesday’s game.
    Meanwhile, the Hilltoppers pounded out 16 hits, 6 for extra bases, as they won a key early season District 2-4A softball game at Overlook Park.
    Los Alamos scored in every innings and multiple runs in all but one inning to thump Española Valley 15-5 in six innings.
    The win over Española Valley gives Los Alamos no worse than sole possession of second place – the result of Wednesday’s Bernalillo-Capital game hadn’t been reported as of press time – with Los Alamos just a doubleheader against Capital away from reaching the halfway point in the district season.
    The Sundevils (7-6 overall, 2-2 in district) have been very much up-and-down this season and it was hard to know exactly what to expect from the team, but Los Alamos liked its chances going into the match-up.

  • Sports Briefs 04-10-13

    Reader continues ultramarathon

    Local runner Garth Reader finished third stage of his Marathon Des Sables race in 4:53.43 Tuesday.
    Reader is participating in the race in southern Morocco. The race continues through Monday.
    Tuesday’s race was 38 kilometers long.
    He finished Sunday’s stage one in 4:34.26 and Tuesday’s second stage in 4:39.17. Going into today’s stage, Reader was in 141st place overall and was 15th in his age group.

    Baseball postponed until Thursday

    Los Alamos High School announced Wednesday’s scheduled baseball game against Española Valley has been postponed. The two teams will make up the game Thursday at 4 p.m.
     The game will be played at Bomber Field.
    Los Alamos’ softball team had its regularly scheduled game today in White Rock.
     

  • Swimming state short course results

     Here are the results for individual Los Alamos-area swimmers at the state short course meet March 7-10. Results are listed by name, team name, age group, event, place, time.

     

    (LAA: Los Alamos Aquatomics; PAC: Pajarito Aquatic Club; CA: Charger Aquatics; T: Taos-LA)

     

    Jillian Bennett (LAA, girls 11-12)

     

    50 freestyle, 19, 30.88; 100 breaststroke, 12, 1:22.80; 200 breaststroke, 9, 2:56.22; 50 breaststroke, 8, 37.97.

     

    Julia Chen (PAC, girls 10 and under)

     

    100 freestyle, 19, 1:16.96; 200 individual medley, 18, 3:11.99; 100 backstroke, 9, 1:22.81; 200 freestyle, 18, 2:49.61.

     

    Olivia DeCroix (LAA, girls 10 and under)

     

    100 backstroke, 29, 1:29.87.

     

    Katherine Elton (CA, girls 10 and under

     

    100 breaststroke, 7, 1:34.18; 100 freestyle, 26, 1:20.42; 100 individual medley, 17, 1:29.30; 50 breaststroke, 7, 43.65.

     

    Alana Goodwin (LAA, girls 11-12

     

    500 freestyle, 10, 6:10.45; 50 backstroke, 8, 33.71; 200 individual medley, 11, 2:41.93; 50 freestyle, 14, 29.70; 100 backstroke, 8, 1:12.52; 100 individual medley, 21, 1:17.55; 200 backstroke, 11, 2:31.94.

     

  • LA takes 5th at tournament

    Los Alamos No. 1 singles player Astrid Hengartner bounced back from an opening round loss to win three straight matches at Saturday’s Los Alamos Invitational girls tennis tournament.
    The Los Alamos Hilltoppers finished sixth overall at the Los Alamos Invitational, which was played at Capital High School in Santa Fe. Farmington won the tournament with 28 team points, more than doubling the total of runner-up Hope Christian.
    Los Alamos finished with 5 team points at the tournament. The team playing their invitational — which was played at Capital because it has more useable courts available in one area than does Los Alamos — short-handed due to the start of spring break.
    Saturday, Los Alamos’ top finishers were the doubles team of Gillian Hsieh-Ratliff, a senior, and eighth grader Sidra Hsieh-Ratliff. The duo finished as the runner-up in the No. 1 doubles draw.
    Hsieh-Ratliff/Hsieh-Ratliff took three straight contests in straight sets before falling 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 to Farmington’s Molly Merrion/Danielle Nguyen.

  • Boys No. 1 doubles earns pair of wins

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis doubles squad of Nikita Belooussov/Dalton Smith picked up a pair of wins in consolation play Saturday.
    Los Alamos competed in the Española Valley Invitational, played at Santa Fe High School. Los Alamos’ players picked up at least one win in the three singles and two doubles draws at the tournament
    Belooussov/Smith knocked off Garrett Howington/Lane Heisey of Hope Christian and Miguel Tarango/Jacob Romero of Monte del Sol in its final two contests to earn a win in the consolation side of the bracket. Belooussov/Smith came back from a 1-set deficit against Allen Palmer/Marcus Hofer-Curl of Taos, but Palmer/Hofer-Curl would rally to win the third set tiebreaker.
    Hilltopper No. 1 single Forrest White split contests, topping Griffin Merians of Santa Fe Prep 6-2, 7-5, but falling to Farmington’s Matt With 6-4, 6-1. George Margevicius went 1-2 at No. 2 singles, while eighth grader JD Downing topped Bryan Rivera of Española Valley in a third-set tiebreaker.
    At No. 2 doubles, Steven McCrory/Cameron Wilson went 1-2, topping Jared Lucero/Harsch Bhundiya of Santa Fe Prep in the first round of consolation play.