• Santa Fe's Lozada-Cabbage is All-State

    Sabrina Lozada-Cabbage, the center that helped the Santa Fe Demon girls basketball team secure its first state title since the 1980s, was named first-team All-State by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.
    The NMHSCA selections are done by a vote from coaches across the state.
    Lozada-Cabbage’s teammates, Kayla Herrera and Jackie Martinez, were named to the second team.
    Another player out of District 2-4A, Ashlynn Trujillo, made the second team as well.
    No players from Los Alamos were named to either the boys or girls All-State teams this season.
    Santa Fe topped Los Lunas for the 4A girls basketball title this year. Los Lunas’ Teige Zeller, was also a first team All-State selection. 

  • Sports Briefs 03-28-14

    Run For Her Life set for Sunday

    The fourth annual Run For Her Life is scheduled for Sunday.

    The Run For Her Life is a 5K and 10K race starting at East Park. Race time is 9 a.m.

    Proceeds from the event are donated to charities in the area of breast cancer research.

    Registration forms are available at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center and several other spots around Los Alamos County. Electronic copies of the forms may also be found at atomicrunners.com.

    Further race details can be found on the registration form.
    For more information, call Ted Williams at 672-1639.

    Nukes take on Rio Rancho Saturday

    The Los Alamos Nukes rugby club will face Rio Rancho at 5 p.m. Saturday. The game is scheduled to take place at Sullivan Field.
    Los Alamos won its first game of the season last week, crushing Gallup 97-10 at home.
    The Nukes are a high-school aged team that competes against various club programs around the state.
    Admission to Saturday’s game and all Nukes home games is free.

    Pitching, fielding camp coming to White Rock Saturday

  • Fryer wins boys all-around

    Los Alamos School of Gymnastics wrapped up its Junior Olympic boys competitive season two weeks ago with the New Mexico Junior Olympic State Championships.
    Daniel Fryer was Los Alamos’ only representative at the state meet, but he came through in a big way, winning the senior men’s Level 5 Junior Olympic division, taking gold with an all-around score of 58.85.
    Fryer’s score qualified him to the Region 9 championships in Utah coming up in April.
    Fryer won the state meet handily, finishing 1.55 points ahead of the second place finisher in his division.
    In the meet, Fryer took gold in four of the six men’s events, floor, vault, parallel bars and high bar, while receiving bronze medals in the other two events.
    Fryer netted scored over 10.00 in five events by completing the bonus moves that can be added to the routines in men’s gymnastics. He scored a 10.30 in parallel bars, a 10.15 on both high bar and rings, a 10.05 on the floor exercise and a 10.00 on the vault.
    He scored an 8.20 after a fall on pommel horse.
    The LASG boys team is coached by former LASG competitor Nathan Reass, who was with the team between 1998-2002.
    Prior to the state meet, LASG competed in three other meets this season. Results from those meets include the following:

    Gold Cup Classic, Jan. 19

  • LA's results from Buddy Robertson Invitational meet

    Here are the results from Saturday’s Buddy Robertson Invitational track and field meet. Athletes are from Los Alamos unless otherwise indicated.


    Team scores
    1. Cleveland, 132; 2. La Cueva, 117; 3. Los Alamos, 91; 4. Sandia, 46; 5. Highland, 32; 6. Sandia Prep, 13; 7. Santa Fe, 12; 8. West Mesa, 9.

    100 meters
    1. Sarah Ihiefeld, La Cueva, 13.00; 2. Caitlin Bernard, Cleveland, 13.01; 3. Destinee Thayer, Highland, 13.27; 5. Sophie Wood, 13.61; Charlotte Leonard, 14.00.

    200 meters
    1. Nia Powdrell, Cleveland, 26.03; 2. Larimar Rodriguez, Cleveland, 26.17; 3. Jamie Fenton, La Cueva, 26.70; Sarah Stubben, 31.44.

    400 meters
    1. Elicia Gallegos, Cleveland, 59.97; 2. Hayley Schake, 1:01.70; 3. Cheienne Armstrong, Cleveland, 1:03.64; 6. Julia O’Brien, 1:04.95.

    800 meters
    1. Natasha Bernal, La Cueva, 2:26.88; 2. Sophia Galvez, 2:30.30; 3. Madison Foley, 2:31.76; Venessa Martinez, 2:49.52.

    1600 meters
    1. MacKenzie Everett, La Cueva, 5:31.24; 2. Nicolette Pacheco, Cleveland, 5:38.32; 3. Haley Butler-Moore, 5:41.59; 5. Talia Dreicer, 5:59.35.

    3200 meters
    1. Amanda Mercer, 12:10.69; 2. Kellie Stroupe, La Cueva, 12:19.75; 3. Brittney Lovato, Cleveland, 12:33.31.

  • LA's late comeback try falls short vs. St. Pius X

    With a late comeback attempt, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team had a chance to erase a disastrous fifth inning Tuesday.
    Los Alamos, which trailed by 6 runs going into its final at-bat, scored three times and had the tying run at the plate against St. Pius X and pitcher Katie Johnson.
    But Johnson, who labored through the final three innings, got Alyssa Mojica to ground out with two runners on in the seventh to preserve a 12-9 victory over the Hilltoppers at Overlook Park.
    Los Alamos put four of its first five batters of the seventh inning on board and Kiana Zerr and Shelby Chavez came through with RBI singles in the inning before Johnson finally got out of the jam.
    “They showed a lot of fight, even during that last inning,” Los Alamos manager Roger Anaya said afterward. “We had one bad inning…but every girl who came up to bat, they were all eager. You always look forward to being the hero and today we had a lot of girls who wanted to be the hero.”
    Los Alamos and St. Pius, of course, have played tight contests in the past and Tuesday’s game might have even been tighter if not for a disastrous fifth inning for the Hilltoppers.

  • Softball game will be delayed today

    Los Alamos High School announced that this afternoon's softball game has been delayed for approximately 45 minutes.
    St. Pius X, the Hilltoppers' opponent for today, had a bus breakdown and will be delayed on the way to the game.
    The game was originally scheduled to start at 4 p.m. in White Rock.

  • Nukes crush Gallup in opener

    The Los Alamos Nukes rugby club rolled over Gallup in its season opener Saturday afternoon.
    Mateo Cardiel scored a whopping 47 points as the Nukes blasted Gallup 97-10 at Sullivan Field. Los Alamos will next take on Rio Rancho at 5 p.m. Saturday, also at home.
    In all, six Nukes scored tries against Gallup, including Cardiel’s five tries and Derek Selvage’s four tries. Cardiel also added 8 conversions and a pair of penalty kicks to his total.
    Los Alamos’ head coach, Demetrio Cardiel, said Gallup fought tooth-and-nail to the end — Gallup scored with about 10 minutes remaining in the contest — but he feels his team has a chance to do very well this season and displayed that this weekend.
    “The main things were our open play and our tackling,” he said. “We were doing extremely well and preventing them from gaining much ground. We were really taking advantage of our scoring opportunities.”
    Also scoring tries for Los Alamos were Michael Miller and Dominic Chiri who came up with two tries each, while Caleb Biggs and Diego Cardiel got the Nukes on the board.

  • Boys are 2nd in track

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team picked up a runner-up finish in team competition in Albuquerque this weekend.
    Los Alamos earned 79 team points at the Buddy Robertson Invitational, which was hosted by the Albuquerque Public Schools. That total put the Hilltoppers in second place overall.
    The Hilltopper girls were third in the girls standings with 91 points. The Cleveland Storm won both ends of the meet, crushing all comers on the boys side with 206.5 points while taking the girls competition by 15 points over La Cueva.

  • LA drops contests to PV and Durango

    After a first round victory Thursday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team dropped its final two games of the Piedra Vista Invitational this weekend.
    Los Alamos opened up the tournament on a high note, knocking off Fruita (Colo.) Monument, 2-1, its fourth win in a row. Unfortunately, Los Alamos couldn’t follow up, dropping an 8-6 decision to Piedra Vista and a 2-1 decision against Durango, Colo., in the third-place game.
    The two losses placed the Hilltoppers fourth in the tournament.
    The Hilltoppers’ win over Monument Thursday was their fourth straight 1-run victory and gave them a chance to score their first victory of the year over Piedra Vista, which swept them in a doubleheader to start the season.
    However, Piedra Vista (9-3) would take its third straight decision over Los Alamos this season and would go on to beat Farmington 4-1 in the tournament championship Saturday.
    In its contest against Durango’s Demons, Los Alamos limited the Demons to just five hits in the ballgame. However, Los Alamos (6-6) only came up with three hits of its own.
    Los Alamos’ only run came in the sixth inning, which tied the score at 1-1, but Durango (4-2) answered in the bottom half of the inning and was able to shut Los Alamos out in its final at-bat.

  • LA picks up wins over Jags, Spartans

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team won a pair of matches against District 2-4A opponents this weekend in Santa Fe.
    Los Alamos’ girls, mixing up their lineups this week, topped both Capital and Bernalillo at the Jaguar Quad. Los Alamos blanked Capital 9-0 Friday and knocked off Bernalillo 6-3 Saturday.
    The Hilltoppers, who improve to 4-2 in team competition, are once again the favorites to win the 2-4A championship, something they haven’t failed to do since 2000.
    Against Capital, Los Alamos didn’t drop a single set. Capital’s best chance to take sets in that dual came at No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles, but Ashley Thurgood held off Helen Marin 7-5 in set one in the singles contest and Thurgood and partner Serena Birnbaum earned a first set 7-5 decision in the opening set in doubles play.
    Katya Skurkhin, playing at No. 1 singles, picked up a 6-4, 6-3 decision over Sabina Coto of Capital to set the tone, while Madison Mas blanked Kristen Sisneros in both their sets at No. 5 singles.
    Saturday, Los Alamos won four of the six singles contest and two of the three doubles contests to earn the win over Bernalillo’s Spartans.
    Laura Whicker played at No. 1 singles and swept Rachel Layden of Bernalillo 6-3, 6-4, while Lauryn Anaya shut out Missy Hopkins in two sets at No. 2 singles.