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  • Sports Update 03-23-12

    Skurikhin wins Level 7 all-around

    Katya Skurikhin of Los Alamos School of Gymnastics picked up four gold medals at the National Association of Women’s Gymnastics Judges’ optional meet earlier this month.
    Skurikhin dominated the Level 7 junior division, earning first place in the vault competition (9.30), uneven parallel bars (9.35) and floor exercise (9.15). Skurikhin also earned first all-around with her score 35.80.
    The competition was held at Precision Gymnastics in Albuquerque.
    Also at the event LASG Level 7 gymnast Luvina Lucero took third place on balance beam and was fifth in the all-around competition.

    Sr. Olympics sign-ups are open

  • LA sends 2 players to Belen

    Only two Los Alamos Hilltopper golfers were able to attend this spring’s opening tournament Thursday.
    Los Alamos’ Johnny Osden and Jin Park took part in the Abbie Paz Invitational, held at Tierra Del Sol Golf Course in Belen.
    Turnout at the tournament was very low due to state standardized testing going on this week. Only one participating school fielded a full team going in.
    Osden shot a 91 on the day, which placed him fourth overall in the boys event. Park finished with a 98.
    Martin Campbell of Belen had the low round of the boys tournament, shooting an 84. Colby Kerr of Los Lunas had an 85.

  • Toppers, Spartans meet in district openers

    The District 2-4A baseball and softball seasons officially get going for Los Alamos Saturday and both in the same spot.
    Both the Hilltopper teams will meet up for big doubleheaders against what has been their toughest district rival in recent years. Los Alamos will square off against the Bernalillo Spartans for twin twinbills in Bernalillo.
    The Spartan softball team has been as good as any team in 4A so far. The Spartan baseball team has limped out of the gate but could turn its season around in a hurry with a good showing against Los Alamos.

  • Skiesta likely to cap season at Pajarito, see attached schedule

    It’s one of the biggest events of the ski season at Pajarito Mountain and this year it looks to be the last event of any kind there.
    Skiesta, the big blowout party celebrating the final days of the ski season, is scheduled for Saturday at Pajarito. But with spring quickly setting in and temperatures rising, Pajarito’s 2011-12 season is drawing to a close.
    It was a strange year for Pajarito. Despite good snowfall this winter — considerably more than many long-range forecasts were predicting — and coming off the heels of a rough 2010-11 season, the type of crowds the ski area was hoping to see seemed never to arrive.

  • Girls tennis sweeps match with Sundevils

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team thumped the Española Valley Sundevils 9-0 in their match Tuesday at Española Valley.
    Los Alamos didn’t lose a single set Tuesday despite shuffling its lineup considerably. Susanna Lucido played in the No. 1 singles spot and earned a 6-3, 6-4 victory over the Sundevils’ No. 1, Fran Lopez.
    Tuesday’s contest was the first time in nearly a decade Los Alamos has traveled to Española Valley. The tennis courts in Española Valley fell into disrepair and were unplayable until they were renovated in the offseason.
    Los Alamos’ top players will travel to the Carlsbad Invitational this weekend while the rest of its team will play in a tournament in Taos.

  • Romero, Baron among top race finishers

    Alexander Romero won his second consecutive Run for Her Life 5-kilometer race Sunday.
    Romero was the top men’s finisher on the 5K course with his time of 19 minutes, 55 seconds.
    Run for Her Life, in its second year, is a fundraising event hosted by the local chapter of Hadassah. Proceeds from the 5K and 10K trail runs go to support research in the field of breast cancer.
    The event was held on the Mesa Trail near East Park.
    Romero nipped his older brother Nathan by four seconds to win the men’s 5K event. Kelly Sanchez was the women’s top overall finisher in the 5K with her time of 26:24.

  • Teter has grand slam in win over Elks

    POJOAQUE — Monika Teter was definitely on her game Tuesday.
    Along with picking up the victory for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team from the mound, Teter blasted two home runs, including a grand slam in the fourth inning to lead the Hilltoppers to a lopsided win.
    The Hilltoppers scored at least two runs in every inning as they thumped the host Pojoaque Elks 16-0 on the road in their final nondistrict contest before a critical District 2-4 opening doubleheader.

  • ´Topper boys, girls win big Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls track and field teams earned healthy wins at Saturday’s Bernalillo Invitational.
    The Hilltopper boys scored 155.5 team points, nearly three times the total of their nearest competitor, Santa Fe, to win Saturday’s team competition, while the Hilltopper girls scored 145.75 points with only Hope Christian finishing within 100 points of their total.
    For Los Alamos’ girls, Chase Ealey got back to form with a win and a state qualifying time in the 100 meters. Ealey won three events for the Hilltoppers.
    Also earning qualifying marks were Amy Neal, who made the cut in both the 100 meters and 400 meters, while Teresa Sandoval qualified in the 3,200 meters and Laura Wendelberger in the 300 hurdles.

  • Boys track rolls to big win Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team earned a crushing victory at Saturday’s Bernalillo Invitational
    The Hilltopper boys grabbed 155.5 points, nearly as many as the next three teams put together. They finished 99-1/2 points ahead of runner-up Santa Fe to earn the victory in Bernalillo.
    Sean Reardon, who has had a strong start to the season, earned one the Hilltoppers’ first two state qualification marks of the 2012 season. Reardon won the 1,600 meter race posting a time of 4 minutes, 32.31 seconds, nearly six seconds underneath 4A qualification.

  • Softball takes second at Aztec Invite

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team earned its way into the championship game of the Aztec Invitational tournament this weekend.
    The Hilltoppers scored a pair of victories in pool play Friday, knocking off both Kirtland Central and Shiprock to get to the tournament finale. Saturday, however, the Hilltoppers couldn’t overcome a pair of big innings by Aztec’s Tigers.
    Los Alamos picked up a 4-0 shutout win over Kirtland Central and pushed 11 runs across the plate in one inning to take an 11-7 win over Shiprock. In the championship game, Aztec prevailed 12-4.
    Hilltopper ace Monika Teter tossed a complete game to top Kirtland Central’s Broncos. Teter gave up just four hits through seven innings.