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  • Bjorkland wins first Pace Race of season

    Lynn Bjorkland was the best predictor in the season-opening Pace Race.
    The Pace Race season opened Tuesday. It continues through Daylight Savings Time and is hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners club.
    Tuesday’s race was held at Canyon Rim Trail. Despite the winterlike weather, Roadrunners official Ted Williams said the turnout was a good one.
    Bjorkland finished with a time of 23 minutes, 50 seconds on the 3-mile course, just 10 seconds off her predicted finish time. She was also the second-fastest runner on the 3-mile course.
    Other top predictors included Bob Weeks (13-second differential), Roy Cope (23 seconds) and Michelle Jones (65 seconds).

  • Week 4 results from Duke City Soccer League play

    Here are the results for Los Alamos-area teams competing in the Duke City Soccer League last week:

    In girls competition, the U11 Hotshots earned a 2-1 decision over the Rio Vista Blackhawks. Goals were scored by Marie Lee off an assist from Alissia Hagenstadt and by Hagenstadt following a shot by Amy Littleton that was deflected to Lee for the assist.
    The Hotshots’ defensive effort was led by Shelly Doyle, Alyssa Parker, Leah Wolfsburg and Anna Rose Matuszak. Good ball distribution from Anna Lemke and Littleton was also key in the win.
    The U14 Kixx99 played a doubleheader this week. Albuquerque United 99 put in two late goals and Kixx99 was not able to answer in the first game. In the second game, Kixx99 topped Durango, Colo. 4-2.

  • Sports Update 04-05-12

    ’Topper baseball game postponed Wednesday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team’s game with the Capital Jaguars, which was set for Wednesday afternoon, was postponed. No make up date has been announced.
    Los Alamos manager Mike Gill reported Wednesday around noon that Bomber Field still had big clumps of snow, some as deep as three inches, in spots. The snows were from storms on Monday night and Tuesday morning .
    The Hilltoppers are currently sitting at 4-1 in District 2-4A play (12-6) overall. They split a doubleheader against Española Valley Saturday but are still one game ahead of Española Valley in the 2-4A standings.

    Chamber golf tourney is May 11 in Española

  • JV girls track results from APS

    Here are the results from the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls junior varsity track and field team from the Albuquerque Public Schools meet March 23:

    3200 meters
    Ruth Taylor, 14:30.96; Chloe Keilers, 15:35.96.

    400 relay
    Los Alamos (Becky Martin, Samantha Courtney, Megan Kuzmack, Jessica Allen), 57.88.

    100 hurdles
    Destiny Fellers, 18.07.

    100 meters
    Jackie Cooke, 13.64; Isabelle Coons, 14.16; Meryl Delano, 14.33; Maddy Whitacre, 15.04; Eva Huaszar, 15.42; Katey Thomas, 15.53; Keiko Tanski, 16.84; Sarah Tripplehorn, 17.14.

    1600 meters
    Rosa Durrer, 6:18.01; Katie Bowman, 6:36.34; Alex Chavarria, 6:51.04; Ruth Taylor, 7:08.97; Chloe Keilers, 7:16.28.

  • LA moves to 6-0 in district

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team ran its District 2-4A record to a spotless 6-0 with just six games to play.
    The Hilltoppers thumped the Capital Jaguars Wednesday at Overlook Park. They scored five runs in the bottom of the first and four more in the bottom of the second en route to a 16-0 victory in 4-1/2 innings.
    Alyssa Mojica, batting in the cleanup spot, hit a three-run home run in the first inning to get the rout started, while Los Alamos (12-4) pounded out 10 hits in four trips to the plate against the hapless Jaguars.

  • Baseball game postponed for today

    Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team manager Mike Gill said today's scheduled game with the Capital Jaguars has been postponed.

    Gill said there was still snow from Monday's and Tuesday's storm on Bomber Field, as thick as three inches in some spots.

    Today's scheduled game was a District 2-4A game. Los Alamos is currently 4-1 in district and on top of the district standings, while Capital hasn't won a game this season.

    No makeup date for the contest has been set.

    Today's Los Alamos-Capital softball game will be played as scheduled. That game is set for 4 p.m. at Overlook Park.

  • Softball team wins 3 games

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper junior varsity softball team picked up three big wins over the weekend.
    Los Alamos swept the Española Valley Sundevil JV in a doubleheader Friday in White Rock, then came back Saturday to rout McCurdy in Santa Cruz.
    Jordan Hammock threw a pair of shutouts for the Hilltoppers, blanking Española Valley 16-0 in game one and holding McCurdy scoreless in a 13-0 victory. Madeline Lockhart earned the win in game two against Española Valley, picking up a 16-10 decision.

  • LA boys golf finishes 6th Monday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team finished sixth in Monday’s Bernalillo Invitational, while Emma Haines just missed out on an individual qualifying leg for the Hilltopper girls.
    Monday’s tournament was played at the Santa Ana Golf Club in Bernalillo.
    The Hilltopper girls brought just three players to the event, not enough to earn a team score, but Haines shot a 100 on the day, just missing the qualifying leg cutoff of 99. Haines got hot early in her round as she flirted with her first leg of the 2011-12 season.
    Emily Stearns was the only other member of the Hillltopper girls to complete her round. She finished with a 123.
    For the Hilltopper boys, Johnny Osden led the way with an 88 as the Hilltoppers finished with 446 strokes.

  • Turning it Around

    Katya Skurikhin performs a one and a half jump turn during her gold medal floor exercise at the NAWGJ meet March 3. Skurikhin won the Level 7 all-around championship for Los Alamos School of Gymnastics, taking first place in vault, uneven parallel bars and in floor exercises

  • No. 2 singles, doubles girls advance to final

    Los Alamos’ No. 2 singles player Laura Whicker and its No. 2 doubles team of Bridget Daughton/Jing Xie advanced to the championship round of Saturday’s Los Alamos Invitational tennis tournament.
    The tournament was held at Capital High School in Santa Fe.
    The tournament included teams from Cleveland, Hope Christian, Taos and defending Class 4A champion Farmington, as well as most of the teams from District 2-4A.
    The Hilltoppers were playing Saturday’s tournament without most of their top players.