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  • Sports Update 03-15-12

    Rugby match is Friday

    The Los Alamos boys rugby team will host a match Friday.
    The match, against reigning state champion Rio Rancho, is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Sullivan Field. Admission for the match is free.

    LALL registration is open

    Registration for Los Alamos Little League baseball and softball is open through March 30.
    LALL is for youth ages 4 to 16 who live within the LALL boundaries.
    Interested participants can find more registration information at www.eteamz.com/lall-baseball/.   

    Coach starting new swim club

  • Felton fitting right in to top job at LA

    While going into new, unfamiliar territory is usually enough to get one’s nerves fired up, Matt Felton isn’t feeling that way. Not by a long shot.
    Of course, Felton, the new head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team, has plenty of people around to offer him some friendly advice when he needs it, including the two previous head coaches of the program.
    Felton, who was hired this past fall, officially opened his tenure two weeks ago at the Rio Rancho Chili Quad. After a big showing at last week’s Albuquerque Public Schools kickoff meet, the team is readying this week for a meet hosted by District 2-4A rival Bernalillo.

  • Sports Update 03-14-12

    Run for Her Life is Sunday
    The second annual Run for Her Life 5K and 10K races are scheduled for March 18.
    The races will start at the Mesa Trailhead near East Park. Race time is 9 a.m.
    All proceeds from the race will go to benefit breast cancer research.
    Registration forms are available at several locations in Los Alamos County. Registrations may also be done online at the Atomic City Roadrunners’ website, www.atomicrunners.com.
    For more information, call 672-1639.

  • Aggies will meet Hoosiers Thursday

    The New Mexico State University men’s basketball team meets No. 17 Indiana in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday night.
    The Aggies are a No. 13 seed (26-9) taking on the fourth-seeded Hoosiers (25-8). The opening round game will be played at the Rose Center in Portland, Ore., and will be televised by CBS.
    The Aggies are making their 19th NCAA Tournament appearance in school history and second in three years.
    During the 2011-12 season, NMSU won the 2012 WAC Tournament Championship with a big 82-57 victory over Louisiana Tech March 10 in Las Vegas, Nev.
    NMSU has recorded the most wins in a season since the 1992-93 season when it advanced to the NCAA’s Sweet 16.

  • Toppers win on the road against Pintos

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team scored eight runs in a three-inning stretch to drop the Moriarty Pintos Tuesday afternoon.
    Los Alamos scored four times in the top of the fourth to take control of Tuesday’s game against Class 4A rival Moriarty. Meanwhile, pitcher Monika Teter came on in relief to throw three straight shutout innings as the Hilltoppers picked up an important road victory, topping the Pintos 12-7.
    It was the first game for Los Alamos in a week, as its previous outing at the Piedra Vista Invitational and its scheduled home opener against Cleveland were both called due to weather. Los Alamos’ game with Cleveland was rescheduled for today.

  • LA holds off a late charge top Huskies

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team held off a comeback attempt by the Hope Christian Huskies to win at home Tuesday.
    Right fielder Austin Aslin speared a fly ball tailing away from him down the line to save a run in the sixth inning. Meanwhile, pitcher Danny Finn, making his first start of the season, threw four innings of one-hit ball as the Hilltoppers dropped the Huskies 5-2 at Bomber Field.
    It was the fifth win in six outings for the Hilltoppers (6-4), who are heading into a tough test at the Piedra Vista Invitational this weekend.

  • Baker, Teter named to 4A/5A All-Star teams

    A pair of Los Alamos Hilltopper basketball players were named to the 4A/5A North All-Star team for the 2011-12 season.
    Hilltopper Monika Teter was selected to join the girls big-school All-Star Game, while Nick Baker was picked for the North All-Star boys team.
    The team announcements were made Monday by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association, which organizes the All-Star events.
    The boys 4A/5A All-Star game is scheduled for Aug. 2 at La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, an unusually late scheduling — most years, All-Star series events are wrapped up in July — while the girls 4A/5A game is set for June 8 at Rio Rancho.
    None of the four coaches involved in the 4A/5A games have been announced.

  • Sports Schedule March 12-17

    Tuesday

    Softball: Los Alamos at Moriarty, varsity, 3 p.m.; JV, 4 pm.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Hope Christian, varsity, JV, 4 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Softball: Cleveland at Los Alamos, varsity, JV, 4 p.m.

    Thursday

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Friday

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Aztec Invite, varsity, TBA; Los Alamos Invite, JV, TBA.

    Girls tennis: Los Alamos at Capital Quad, varsity, TBA.

    Saturday
    Baseball: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, varsity, TBA.

  • Baseball team scores 3 late to win at tourney

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team picked up a third-place finish at the Andres Arguello Memorial Tournament this weekend.
    Los Alamos scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning against Socorro (Texas) Saturday to win the tournament’s third-place game, 7-5. Los Alamos won two of three contests at the tournament, but fell 10-0 in the semifinal to host St. Pius X.
    The third-place finish was an accomplishment for the Hilltoppers, particularly the seniors, who had never placed better than fourth at the Arguello tournament.
    In Saturday’s game against Socorro, Hilltopper ace JD Weiss threw four hitless innings in a critical stretch to keep his team with Socorro.

  • Boys, girls track teams finish 2nd at APS

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls track and field teams grabbed solid second place finishes at Saturday’s Albuquerque Public Schools Kickoff Meet.

    The Hilltopper girls were just nipped by the Class 5A Volcano Vista Hawks, a team that could potentially vie for the big schools championship. The Hilltoppers rolled up 98 points, including some big performances by its two stars, Laura Wendelberger and Chase Ealey.

    On the boys side, Los Alamos finished with a healthy total of 89 points, again second to Volcano Vista. David Stroud and Chris Ryan both won events Saturday, while Los Alamos had a host of individual second place finishes.