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  • Sports Update 03-27-12

     

    Pace Race season starts April 3

    The Atomic City Roadrunners running club will open its 2012 Pace Race season April 3.
    The Roadrunners’ first race of the season will be at Canyon Rim Trail. Race time is 6 p.m.
    The Atomic City Roadrunners races every Tuesday during Daylight Savings Time. Participants in the club’s weekly Pace Races predict their finishing times on the 1- and 3-mile courses. Race winners are those who come closest to their predicted times.
    Season dues are $20 for individuals and $30 for families. Members contribute $.50 per race and non-members $1.50 per race.
    For more information, contact Ted Williams at 672-1639 or visit the club’s website, www.atomicrunners.com.

  • LA girls take second place at Carlsbad, Townsley wins

    Los Alamos’ Stephen Townsley was the winner at No. 1 singles in this weekend’s Carlsbad Invitational.
    Townsley, a senior for the Hilltoppers, knocked out Carlsbad’s Cody Watt in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0 to win the top singles flight title.
    The Hilltopper boys and girls teams took part in this weekend’s tournament, hosted by the Carlsbad Cavemen. The Hilltopper girls finished as the runner-up in team competition behind El Paso (Texas) Burgess.

  • ´Topper boys, girls take first place at their home invitational

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls track and field teams held on to win the Los Alamos Classic Saturday.
    Los Alamos hosted its one and only home event of the 2012 season Saturday, picking up the top point totals among the six competing squads. Both teams, however, got a bit of competition from Class 3A Hope Christian.
    Hope Christian’s girls scored 148 points to finish as the runners-up behind Los Alamos, which garnered 164 points. The Hilltopper boys had a more comfortable margin of victory, 171-124, to pick up their second straight team victory.

  • ´Toppers pick up big sweep Saturday

    BERNALILLO — Heading into game one of Saturday’s doubleheader, the pressure was squarely on the shoulders of the Los Alamos Hilltoppers.
    Following Saturday’s action, however, the pressure is on the rest of District 2-4A to catch them.
    The Hilltopper softball team earned two huge victories Saturday in Bernalillo, knocking off the Bernalillo Spartans, who had to be going into Saturday the district favorites. Instead, the Hilltoppers earned a wild 8-5 victory in the opener and picked up a 6-0 shutout in the second game.

  • 'Toppers take 2 from Spartans

    BERNALILLO — The District 2-4A season could’ve scarcely started better for the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team.
    The Hilltoppers, playing on the road, took a tight 5-3 ballgame in the opener of their district twinbill with the Bernalillo Spartans, then exploded for 12 runs in the final three innings to pick up a victory in the nightcap, 14-1.
    Los Alamos and Bernalillo have slugged it out for several seasons for control of 2-4A. In 2012, the early advantage goes to the Hilltoppers.
    “It was big,” said Los Alamos pitcher Steven Williams, who threw a gem in game two. “We really wanted to show them what we were made of. We have never played them too good, but we made sure we gave them a game this time.”

  • 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.