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  • 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.

  • Toppers advance in tourney

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team jumped on the Highland Hornets early during Thursday’s opening round of the Andres Arguello Memorial Tournament.
    Los Alamos scored four times in the first inning and three more times in the fourth as it cruised to a 10-3 victory.
    Thursday’s win moved the Hilltoppers into the tournament semifinal round where they were scheduled to take on host St. Pius X this morning. Results of that game weren’t available at press time.
    The tournament continues through Saturday in Albuquerque.
    Hilltopper manager Mike Gill said he’s particularly happy that his team is getting the ball in play during the early part of the season, part of the reason the Hilltoppers have had success so far.

  • Sports update 3-8-12

    Aslin selected as West Region honoree

    Los Alamos High School senior Austin Aslin was named an All-American West Regional selection baseball player.

    Aslin, who plays outfield for the Hilltoppers, was named an Honorable Mention by Rawlings for the West Region.

    Aslin will play baseball next year for New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs. NMJC’s baseball team, the 2005 junior college national champion, is managed by former LAHS standout Josh Simpson.

    Run for Her Life returns

    The second annual Run for Her Life 5K and 10K races are scheduled for March 18.

  • LASG picks up 14 medals at state

    Los Alamos School of Gymnastics’ Atomic Tumblers had a big showing at the New Mexico State Championship last month.

    Katie Wingo was the top all-around athlete in her Level 4 age group. Wingo’s all-around total was 37.375. Wingo took home three event wins, the vault, parallel bars and the balance beam, as well as taking third place in the floor exercise competition for her victory.

    Wingo finished with a big 9.55 on the bars to earn the win in that event. She scored 9.35 on the vault and 9.30 on floor.

  • LA puts two boys, two girls on all-district team

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper basketball teams placed four players on the All-District 2-4A first teams for the 2011-12 season.

    A pair of Hilltopper senior boys and the Hilltopper girls’ two top posts were given nods on the All-District team. Thomas Russell and Nick Baker both picked up first team slots for the Hilltopper boys, while Hayley Each and Monika Teter both made the girls basketball All-District first team.

  • LA meets Highland in opening round of St. Pius tournament

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team will take on the Highland Hornets in the first round of the Andres Arguello Invitational baseball tournament Thursday.
    Los Alamos and Highland, a Class 5A team from Albuquerque, will meet in the first round of the tournament bright and early Thursday.
    The Arguello tournament is hosted by St. Pius X.
    St. Pius, which is on the same side of the bracket as Los Alamos, is considered one of the teams to beat in Class 4A this year. The Sartans (1-0) will face El Paso (Texas) High School in Thursday’s first round.
    Also at the tournament is Piedra Vista, which swept Los Alamos in a season-opening doubleheader Feb. 25. Piedra Vista will meet Los Alamos’ District 2-4A rival Bernalillo in the first round.

  • Toppers drop both ends of doubleheader against Tigers

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team dropped both ends of its doubleheader on the road Tuesday.
    The Hilltoppers, playing a very tough Los Lunas Tigers squad, was beaten in six innings in the opener, 13-3, then was nipped in the second game, 5-4.
    Los Alamos actually led 2-0 early in the first game. The contest was close until the bottom of the fifth when Los Lunas erupted for six runs to take control.

  • Weiss, LA hitters come up big Monday

    JACONA — Big production in the third and fifth innings led to a big win for the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team over its next door neighbor Monday afternoon.
    Los Alamos pounded out nine of its 10 hits over a three-inning stretch, while starting pitcher JD Weiss threw a superb game as the Hilltoppers thumped the Pojoaque Elks 9-1 at Jacona Field.
    Los Alamos scored four times in the fifth to blow open Monday’s ballgame, stringing together four straight hits including a triple by catcher Zeke Zumbro and a double by left fielder Kyle Parks to start the rally.

  • LA track has strong opener at Rio Rancho

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team picked up a big win and the Los Alamos boys track and field team earned a third-place finish at Saturday’s Chili Quad meet in Rio Rancho.
    Los Alamos’ girls finished with 102 points to win its season opener, while Los Alamos’ boys finished with 54 points in the four-team meet. Host Rio Rancho picked up 101 points to earn the victory.
    The Hilltopper girls grabbed seven event wins. Los Alamos’ boys earned wins in the javelin, 200 meters and 1600 meters.