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  • Hilltoppers close out Chargers early

    The offense for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team came on so quickly in the late innings Thursday manager Roger Anaya didn’t even realize his team was closing in on victory.
    Alyssa Mojica singled to drive in Dancie Smith to finish off Thursday’s game with one out in the bottom of the fifth as Anaya was preparing to send in a relief pitcher in the top of the sixth.
    Los Alamos scored seven runs in its final two at-bats to close out the Albuquerque Academy Chargers early. Los Alamos pushed four runs across the plate in the last inning to pick up a 10-0 win at Overlook Park.

  • ’Toppers romp past Demons

    Los Alamos second baseman Nick Baker squares for a bunt during the first inning of the Hilltoppers’ game against the Santa Fe Demons Wednesday. A big top of the first propelled the Hilltoppers to a big road win.

  • Sports Update 03-29-12

    Rugby match is Saturday

    The Los Alamos boys rugby team will host a home match Saturday.
    The match is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Sullivan Field. Admission is free.
    Los Alamos is going into the match, against St. Pius X, off a 22-7 victory over Las Cruces. Mateo Cardiel, Isaac Koh and McKay Parkinson scored tris in the match and Parkinson also had a conversion.

    Roadrunners’ season starts April 3

  • Big 5th inning lifts LA to district win

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team broke open a tight ballgame with a big rally in the fifth inning and capped off Wednesday’s contest with a big sixth inning.
    After falling behind 5-4 Wednesday at Santa Fe, Los Alamos pushed 13 runs across the plate in the next two innings to win 17-5 in a key District 2-4A contest.
    After struggling to get its offense going against a talented eighth grade pitcher, Alex Russell, Los Alamos strung together several base hits in the fifth inning. Those hits, combined with Santa Fe’s defensive miscues — following a nearly flawless first four innings — put the Hilltoppers up 11-5.

  • Toppers pummel Santa Fe's Demons

    SANTA FE — The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team wasted no time jumping all over the Santa Fe Demon pitching staff Wednesday.
    Los Alamos pounded out seven hits in the top of the first Wednesday, pushing eight runs across the plate in the inning, setting the tone for a District 2-4A rout.
    The Hilltoppers finished with 14 hits in three innings as they closed out the Demons in the minimum five innings, winning 17-0. The victory improved the Hilltoppers 2-4A mark to 3-0.
    Currently, Los Alamos is sitting atop the district standings and can put some separation between itself and the other four 2-4A teams with a good showing at home this weekend.

  • Quintana named to All-State first team

    Lauren Quintana of Española Valley and Cheyenne Cordova of Pojoaque were both named to the New Mexico High School Coaches Association All-State girls basketball teams.
    The NMHSCA released its selections for the All-State teams Tuesday afternoon. No Hilltoppers were selected in either 4A girls or boys basketball.
    Quintana was named to the All-State 4A first team for the Sundevils and led them to their fourth consecutive district title this season.
    Cordova was picked as a second-team selection for Class 3A.
    Representing District 2-4A on the All-State first team was Brandon Saiz of Bernalillo. Named to the All-4A second team were Mikey Lopez and Christian Martinez of Capital.

  • Sports Update 03-28-12

    Pace Racing set to start April 3

    The Atomic City Roadrunners running club will open its 2012 Pace Race season April 3.
    The Roadrunners’ first race of the season will be at Canyon Rim Trail. Race time is 6 p.m.
    The Atomic City Roadrunners races every Tuesday during Daylight Savings Time. Participants in the club’s weekly Pace Races predict their finishing times on the 1- and 3-mile courses. Race winners are those who come closest to their predicted times.
    Season dues are $20 for individuals and $30 for families. Members contribute $.50 per race and non-members $1.50 per race.
    For more information, contact Ted Williams at 672-1639 or visit the club’s website, www.atomicrunners.com.

  • Ski Report 03-28-12

    Angel Fire

    44-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 57 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

    Closed for the season.

    Pajarito

    Closed for the season.

    Red River

    Closed for the season.

    Sandia Peak

    Closed for the season.

    Sipapu

    39-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 13 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

    38-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Santa Fe

    46-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 77 trails and 6 lifts open.

  • Sports Schedule March 26-31

    Today

    Baseball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Thursday

    Track and field: Los Alamos at Rio Rancho, boys and girls JV, 3 p.m.

    Softball: Albuquerque Academy at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Friday

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

    Softball: Los Alamos at Española Valley, JV, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Saturday

  • Sports Update 03-27-12

     

    Pace Race season starts April 3

    The Atomic City Roadrunners running club will open its 2012 Pace Race season April 3.
    The Roadrunners’ first race of the season will be at Canyon Rim Trail. Race time is 6 p.m.
    The Atomic City Roadrunners races every Tuesday during Daylight Savings Time. Participants in the club’s weekly Pace Races predict their finishing times on the 1- and 3-mile courses. Race winners are those who come closest to their predicted times.
    Season dues are $20 for individuals and $30 for families. Members contribute $.50 per race and non-members $1.50 per race.
    For more information, contact Ted Williams at 672-1639 or visit the club’s website, www.atomicrunners.com.