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  • 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.

  • Topper results from Harper Memorial track meet

    Here are Los Alamos’ results from the Richard A. Harper Memorial Invitational:

    Girls

    Team scores
    1. Eldorado, 79; 2. La Cueva, 69; 3. Los Alamos, 64; 4. Los Lunas, 60; 5. Del Norte, 38; 6. Cibola, 29; 7. Volcano Vista, 27; 8. Valencia, 25; 9. Sandia Prep, 20; 10. Rio Rancho, 16; 11. Albuquerque Academy, 13; 12. Valley, 7; 13. Santa Fe, 6; 14. Manzano, 1; Atrisco Heritage, Capital, Highland, Sandia, West Mesa, no score.

    3200 meters
    5. Teresa Sandoval, 12:07.47; Mikalya Pulliam, 12:29.77; Liz Turner, 12:30.74.

    800 meters
    2. Jennifer Mooday, 2:22:36; Jordan Parker, 2:44.96.

    100 hurdles
    5. Laura Wendelberger, 16.01; Chelsea Chalacombe, 16.92.

  • Baseball, softball thump the Jaguars

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball and softball teams, as expected, were big winners over the Capital Jaguars Saturday.
    Los Alamos swept all four games from the Jaguars in Saturday’s doubleheaders. The softball team won 16-9, 16-0 and the baseball team crushed the Jaguars 27-0, 20-0.
    For the Hilltopper baseball team, the win in game one officially wrapped up the District 2-4A title, their fourth straight district crown. Following the team’s extra-innings win Wednesday at Española Valley, it needed just one win in any of the three remaining game with Capital (0-18), which has scored a grand total of 37 runs in 2012.
    The two totals for the Hilltopper baseball team were the most runs it has scored in any contests this season.

  • LA girls are third at Harper track meet

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team placed third at the two-day Richard A. Harper Memorial Invitational.
    The Harper meet is considered a good indicator of how teams may fare at the state meet, now less than three weeks away.
    If this weekend’s meet was any indication, the Hilltoppers are in good position to vie for their fourth straight team title. However, the Los Lunas Tigers finished solidly in the No. 4 spot in team competition, just four points behind the Hilltoppers.
    In all, 19 teams took part in the Harper Invitational, including eight Class 4A teams.

  • Sports Schedule April 23-28

    Monday

    Golf: Los Alamos at Santa Fe Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Girls tennis: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, varsity, 3 p.m.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at East Mountain, JV, 3:30 p.m.

    Tuesday

    Track and field: Los Alamos at Rio Rancho, girls JV, 3 p.m.; LAMS Invite, boys and girls seventh and eighth grade, 3 p.m.

    Softball: Kirtland Central at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Pojoaque, JV, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Friday

    Tennis: Los Alamos at District 2-4A Tournament, boys and girls varsity, TBA.

  • Triatomics gearing up for the season

    The warming weather is a sure sign the Los Alamos Triatomics are getting into full swing for the year and one of the group’s signature events is right around the corner.
    The Triatomics are a local multi-sport and fitness group which is committed to giving its members opportunities to train for competitive multi-sport events.
    During the spring is when things usually get going for the group. Already this spring, it has hosted a swimming clinic and a pair of training “bricks” for the upcoming Atomic Man Duathlon.

  • Sports Update 04-20-12

    Atomic Man registration is open online

    The 2012 Atomic Man Duathlon is scheduled for April 29. Registration is open online at active.com.
    The Atomic Man run-bike-run competition starts and ends at Piñon Elementary School. Participants may take part in either the Little Boy division (4K run, 15K bike, 4K run) or the Fat Man division (10K run, 40K bike, 5K run). The Little Boy race will start at 8 a.m. and the Fat Man at 8:30 a.m.
    For more information, visit triatomics.org.

    Jim Thorpe Race set for June 16

    Registration opens this week for the fifth annual  Jim Thorpe 5K Race.

  • Duke City Soccer League results from Week 6

    Here are the results for the Los Alamos Football Club during week six of Duke City Soccer League play:

    On the girls’ side, the U13 Kixx 99 girls beat AYSO Challenge “Eruption” 2-0.
    Midfielders Alix Hailey, Kayla Parker, Rachel Thoma and Kenidee Hatler controlled the field for the Kixx as well as coming up big on offense.
    For the Kixx 99, goalkeeper Sam Faulk earned the shutout, finishing with six saves, while Claire Ticknor and Madison Koller led the defense controlling the back field.
    Parker scored the first goal and Maria Sandoval beat two defenders to put the ball in the back of the net for the second goal.
    In boys’ games, the U16 Lasers 96 lost 3-0 to undefeated Alameda.