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  • 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.

  • 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.