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  • Turning it Around

    Katya Skurikhin performs a one and a half jump turn during her gold medal floor exercise at the NAWGJ meet March 3. Skurikhin won the Level 7 all-around championship for Los Alamos School of Gymnastics, taking first place in vault, uneven parallel bars and in floor exercises

  • No. 2 singles, doubles girls advance to final

    Los Alamos’ No. 2 singles player Laura Whicker and its No. 2 doubles team of Bridget Daughton/Jing Xie advanced to the championship round of Saturday’s Los Alamos Invitational tennis tournament.
    The tournament was held at Capital High School in Santa Fe.
    The tournament included teams from Cleveland, Hope Christian, Taos and defending Class 4A champion Farmington, as well as most of the teams from District 2-4A.
    The Hilltoppers were playing Saturday’s tournament without most of their top players.

  • Girls track results from Saturday's invite

    Here are the Los Alamos girls track and field team’s results from Saturday’s Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational:

    Team scores
    1. Cleveland, 116; 2. La Cueva, 111; 3. Los Alamos, 74; 4. Eldorado, 73; 5. Cibola, 37; 6. Sandia Prep, 16; 7. Albuquerque Academy, 11; 8. Bosque School, 8; (tie) West Mesa, 8.

    3200 meters
    5. Miranda Barraza, 12:23.72; 6. Liz Turner, 12:25.75; Amanda Mercer, 12:46.26.

    400 relay
    3. Los Alamos (Laura Wendelberger, Amy Neal, Morgan Schake, Chase Ealey), 50.64.

    100 hurdles
    3. Laura Wendelberger, 16.49; Chelsea Chalacombe, 18.64; Hallie Thayer, 20.76.

    1600 meters

  • Sports Schedule April 2-6

    Monday

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

    Tuesday

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Capital, JV, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Capital, JV, 4 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Baseball: Capital at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

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

    Friday

    Tennis: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy, boys and girls varsity, 8 a.m.

    Saturday

    Tennis: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy, boys and girls varsity, 8 a.m.

    Softball: Raton at Los Alamos, varsity, JV, 2 p.m.

    Baseball: Pojoaque at Los Alamos, JV, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

  • LA girls track takes third at APS

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track team finished in third place at Saturday’s Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational meet.
    The Hilltopper girls placed third at APS, behind Cleveland and La Cueva both Class 5A schools. The Hilltoppers finished with 74 points, edging out Eldorado for third place by a single point.
    Albuquerque Academy, the only other competing 4A school, finished with just 11 points in the nine-team meet.
    Freshman Chelsea Chalacombe picked up her first state meet qualifying mark of the season in the shot put with her throw of 33 feet, 9 inches. Also making the cut Saturday was Miranda Barraza in the 3,200 meters, posting a time of 12:23.72.

  • LA splits pair of district games

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball dropped the nightcap of its District 2-4A doubleheader Saturday against the Española Valley Sundevils after winning the opener at Bomber Field.
    The Sundevils bounced back from a first-game loss to top the Hilltoppers 6-5 and pick up the split. The Hilltoppers handily won the first game 8-1.
    Los Alamos ace JD Weiss picked up the complete game victory in the opener, allowing just one run in the top of the first and holding the Sundevils scoreless the rest of the way.
    Despite the game two loss, the Hilltoppers (12-6 overall, 4-1 in 2-4A) still hold a one-game edge over the Sundevils in the district race.
    The two teams are scheduled to play again April 18 in the valley.

  • ´Toppers pick up big district sweep

    It was bombs away for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team in the opening game of a critical doubleheader Saturday against Española Valley.
    The Hilltoppers clubbed three home runs in game one Saturday at Overlook Park, winning the opener 11-0. In game two, Hilltopper Monika Teter mowed down 14 batters in six innings to give her team a 6-0 victory and the sweep.
    Los Alamos and Española Valley went into the contest holding the top two spots in the District 2-4A race, but by picking up the sweep, Los Alamos is firmly in control and is just one victory away from making it to the halfway point in the district season with a perfect record.

  • Results from Duke City Soccer League

    Here are the results for local teams competing in the Duke City Soccer League for week three:
     
    On the girls side, strong defensive play by Valerie Li, Elsa Gram, Jordan Bailey, and Robyn Hollis secured a 1-0 win for the Kixx 2000 over the Alameda Animals and improved its season record to 2-1.
    Ashley Atencio scored the winning goal on a through-ball from Lauren Harris.
    The U13 Kixx 99 played the number one-ranked team in the bracket and lost 3-0.
    Rachelle Stokes, Emily Mercer, Claire Ticknor and Madison Koller led a strong defense.  Kixx99 had dozens of scoring chances by Kayla Parker, Sienna Ahlers, Rachael Thoma and Maria Sandoval. Goalkeeper Ashley Logan finished the contest with 6 saves.

  • Hilltoppers close out Chargers early

    The offense for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team came on so quickly in the late innings Thursday manager Roger Anaya didn’t even realize his team was closing in on victory.
    Alyssa Mojica singled to drive in Dancie Smith to finish off Thursday’s game with one out in the bottom of the fifth as Anaya was preparing to send in a relief pitcher in the top of the sixth.
    Los Alamos scored seven runs in its final two at-bats to close out the Albuquerque Academy Chargers early. Los Alamos pushed four runs across the plate in the last inning to pick up a 10-0 win at Overlook Park.

  • ’Toppers romp past Demons

    Los Alamos second baseman Nick Baker squares for a bunt during the first inning of the Hilltoppers’ game against the Santa Fe Demons Wednesday. A big top of the first propelled the Hilltoppers to a big road win.