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  • Baseball, softball brackets announced

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team picked up a No. 6 seed and the Hilltopper baseball team earned a No. 7 seed in the upcoming Class 4A playoffs.

    The New Mexico Activities Association released the baseball and softball postseason brackets Sunday. Full brackets can be viewed at nmact.org.

    By virtue of their seeds, both Hilltopper teams will host opening round games this week.

    Los Alamos’ baseball team will host the 10th-seeded Miyamura Patriots in the opening round. Class 4A baseball plays a best 2-of-3 series in the first round and moves to single elimination afterward.

    The first game of the series is scheduled for Friday and the other game or games, if necessary, will be Saturday. No times have yet been announced.

  • Sports Schedule April 30-May 5

    Monday

     

    Golf: Los Alamos at District 2-4A championship (Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe), boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

     

    Wednesday

     

    Tennis: Class 4A state individual tournament, boys and girls, 8 a.m.

     

    Thursday

     

    Tennis: Class 4A state individual tournament, boys and girls, 8 a.m.

     

    Friday

     

    Tennis: Class 4A state team tournament, boys and girls, 8 a.m.

     

    Track and field: District 2-4A championship, Santa Fe High School, 3 p.m.

     

    Baseball: Class 4A state tournament first round, TBA.

     

    Saturday

  • Playoff brackets due out

    The New Mexico Activities Association is scheduled to release the baseball and softball postseason Class 4A brackets today.
    Brackets will appear on the NMAA’s website, nmact.org.
    Both Los Alamos’ baseball and softball teams won District 2-4A titles this season and picked up automatic bids into the state tournament.
    Los Alamos’ baseball team, which was a 21-0 winner over Capital Saturday, will play a best-of-three opening round series starting Friday.
    Los Alamos’ softball team will appear in a single-elimination game either Friday or Saturday.
    The top eight seeds in 4A will host this weekend.

  • LA swept at home to finish

    While the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team fell short of its stated goal to earn at least a split Friday with one of the top teams in New Mexico, Friday’s showing was good enough to at least give the team the feeling it can hang.
    Los Alamos was swept in its season-ending doubleheader at Overlook Park. Los Alamos, hosting the six-time defending state champ Piedra Vista, fell in the first game 9-3, then dropped the second game 16-6 in six innings.
    Piedra Vista, which has been the class of New Mexico for its reign, boasts a powerful lineup from top-to-bottom. That lineup would eventually wear down Hilltopper ace pitcher Monika Teter in both contests. Teter threw all 13 innings Friday.

  • ´Toppers nipped in 2-4A title match by Demons

    SANTA FE – For the first time in more than a decade, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team won’t be going into the state Class 4A tournament as a district champ.
    Los Alamos was upended Saturday by the Santa Fe Demons. The Demons won four of six singles contests during the District 2-4A finale to take a 5-4 team victory at Capital High School.
    The loss snapped a 12-year winning streak by the Hilltopper boys at the 2-4A tournament.
    Los Alamos led 2-1 following doubles play, but Santa Fe prevailed in two contests Los Alamos was banking on, Nos. 1 and 4 singles.
    At No. 1 singles, eighth grader Warren Fulgenzi Jr., a member of arguably the greatest prep tennis family in New Mexico history, stunned Hilltopper Stephen Townsley.

  • LA earns 2-4A title, takes top 3 doubles spots

    SANTA FE – A trio of Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis teams will be entered into the Class 4A state individual tournament after a big performance this weekend.
    Los Alamos earned a convincing win at the District 2-4A championship tournament this weekend, keeping its impressive streak of district titles intact, while taking all of the top three slots in the 2-4A doubles bracket, where most of its top players elected to enter.
    Saturday’s finals were played at Capital High School.
    The Hilltoppers’ top doubles teams met for a shot at the district crown, with the No. 1 seed Gillian Hsieh-Ratliff/Madeline Margevicius knocking off the No. 2 seed Colleen Fitzsimmons/Susanna Lucido in straight sets.

  • Montoya is best predictor in Tuesday's race

    Theresa Montoya was the top predictor at the Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race Tuesday.
    Montoya nipped two other runners with good predictions at the race, which took place on North Mesa starting near Brewer Arena.
    At the race, Montoya finished with a 15-second prediction error, topping Ted Romero, who was just 17 seconds off and Tom Sandford, who was 20 seconds off.
    On the 1-mile course, Roy Cope was the fastest finisher with his time of 11 minutes, 44 seconds. Georgia Pedicini finished in 14:12, the fastest female finisher.
    On the 3-mile course, Nathan Romero was the first finisher, clocking a 19:27. Lynn Bjorkland had a 22:31 on the long course.
    The next Pace Race is scheduled for Tuesday.

  • Week 7 Duke City Soccer League results

    Here are the Los Alamos Football Club’s results from week seven of Duke City Soccer League play:

    On the girls side, the U11 Hotshots 2001 rematch against  Albuquerque United turned out much better than its 6-0 opening game loss, playing the United to a scoreless draw.
    Goalkeepers Anna Lemke and Leah Wolfsberg and midfield duo Amy Littleton and Marie Lee helped preserve the scoreless tie throughout.
    Strikers Alyssa Parker, Alissia Hagenstadt, Paulina Burnside and Sophia Mamula kept the attacking pressure and the defense was led by Shelly Doyle, Kaitlin McGrane and Gloria Torres.
    For the boys, most games were cancelled due to high winds tipping over goals.

  • Bronkhorst, Lucero take third at state

     Los Alamos School of Gymnastics’ three optional gymnasts gave a solid finish to their season at the New Mexico State Championships March 17 in Albuquerque.
    Senior Luvina Lucero gave her best performance of the season, taking gold on balance beam, finishing with a final score of 9.375. Lucero took bronze overall with her score of 35.225.
    In the junior age division, Katya Skurikhin earned silver on vault (9.250) and took sixth place overall (35.425) against tough competition.

  • 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.