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  • District singles, doubles titles up for grabs

    The District 2-4A championship tennis tournaments have been something of one-sided affairs of late.
    Los Alamos’ boys and girls teams are undefeated at the district tournament since joining 2-4A in 2000. While in team competition that’s unlikely to change in 2012, the individual tournament could be very competitive.
    The district tournament starts Friday and continues through Saturday in Santa Fe.
    Most of the Hilltopper girls’ top players have elected to combine to play in this year’s doubles draw, leaving the singles competition wide open. Meanwhile, the second and third spots in the boys singles draw appear to be up for grabs as well.

  • Sports Update 04-26-12

    Track program returns June 6

    The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Hershey’s Track & Field Program June 6.
    The program is open to boys and girls ages 9-14. The competition will be at Sullivan Field starting at 10 a.m.
    Interested participants must provide a copy of their birth certificate along with registration materials. There is no charge for participation.
    For more information, call 662-8173 or visit www.losalamosnm.us/rec on the Internet.

    5K to benefit Alzheimer’s research

  • Senior men's golf tournament results

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments at Sierra del Rio Golf Course April 17-18:

    April 17

    First flight

    First low gross
    Bob Sherman, Santa Fe, 70.

    Second low gross
    Chuck Padilla, Las Vegas, 70.

    First low net
    Bruce Dickinson, Corrales, 67.

    Second flight

    First low gross
    Richard McDowell, Albuquerque, 82.

    Second low gross
    Warren Bush, Albuquerque, 86.

    First low net
    Phil Allen, Gallup, 69.

    Third flight

    First low gross
    Don Holifield, Santa Fe, 86.

    Second low gross

  • The Next Level 04-26-12

    Former LA athletes excel in classroom for UNM Lobos

  • Sports Update 04-25-12

    Bower Memorial run is May 12

    The Atomic City Roadrunners will host the Jerry Bower Memorial 5K Run/Walk May 12.
    The run will start behind the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos. Race time is 9 a.m.
    Registration forms are available at several different sites around Los Alamos County or can be obtained online at atomicrunners.com. For more information, visit the website or call 672-1639.

    Duathlon registration still open

  • LA boys tennis splits duals this week

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team split its final two regular season duals at home Monday and Tuesday.
    Los Alamos doubled up against Santa Fe Monday, taking a 6-3 win, then dropped a tight 5-4 decision to St. Michael’s Horsemen, 5-4.
    The victory over the Demons Monday clinched the Hilltoppers’ overall No. 1 seed heading into this weekend’s 2-4A tournament. The winner of that tournament in the team, singles and doubles qualifies to move on to next week’s state Class 4A championship tournament.
    Against St. Mike’s, the Hilltoppers went 2-4 in singles competition. They needed to sweep the doubles contests but came up one match short in doubles to snatch the victory against the Horsemen, a tough Class A-3A squad.

  • Toppers rally in final at-bat to top Broncos

    Down to its last at-bat, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team could’ve easily packed things in against a battle-tested Kirtland Central Broncos unit.
    Instead, with the game on the line, the Hilltoppers came up big.
    Kiana Zerr’s lead-off double in the seventh, followed up by a pair of Kirtland Central errors and a scratch infield hit to bring home the winning run propelled the Hilltoppers to an important Class 4A victory Tuesday at Overlook Park.
    Los Alamos prevailed 5-4 to earn the win over Kirtland Central, which plays in the toughest district in Class 4A and arguably the toughest district in the state regardless of classification, District 1.

  • LA tops KC with late rally

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team rallied from a 4-3 deficit in its final at-bat to win a key Class 4A contest Tuesday afternoon.

    Kiana Zerr, who hit a lead-off double in the Hilltoppers’ final at-bat, and Micaela Christensen came around to score to give Los Alamos a 5-4, come-from-behind win over the Kirtland Central Broncos at Overlook Park.

    Kirtland Central appeared to have the Hilltoppers on the ropes with a rally in the top of the sixth to take a 4-3 edge, but Los Alamos took advantage of two key errors in the bottom of the seventh to push the game-winning runs across.

    See Wednesday’s Los Alamos Monitor for more on the game.

  • LA girls take third at Santa Fe golf invite

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team placed third at the Santa Fe High School Invitational Monday.
    Los Alamos finished with a score of 425 strokes to take third place at the tournament. Unfortunately, the score wasn’t enough to earn the Hilltoppers a state tournament qualifying leg, meaning the Hilltoppers won’t be represented in the postseason this year.
    Also, just missing out on an individual qualifying leg was Emma Haines. Haines shot a 97, two strokes over the qualifying score. It was the third tournament of the season that Haines missed out on a leg by two shots or less.
    In the boys competition, the Hilltoppers took fifth place, firing a 384.

  • LA earns 8-1 victory over Demons Monday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team easily dispatched the Santa Fe Demons during Monday’s dual contest in Los Alamos.
    Los Alamos won five of six singles contests and swept the doubles matches to take an 8-1 decision. The win comes just days before the Hilltoppers and Demons will take part in the District 2-4A championship tournament.
    The Hilltoppers gave up just 10 games in singles play to the Demons. Gillian Hsieh-Ratliff at No. 2 and Colleen Fitzsimmons at No. 3 lost just one game between them Monday.
    The closest-contested match of the day, at No. 3 doubles, saw Emily Funsten/Gwynn Cunningham of Los Alamos escape with a 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 victory. No other match went beyond two sets.