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  • Girls tennis sweeps match with Sundevils

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team thumped the Española Valley Sundevils 9-0 in their match Tuesday at Española Valley.
    Los Alamos didn’t lose a single set Tuesday despite shuffling its lineup considerably. Susanna Lucido played in the No. 1 singles spot and earned a 6-3, 6-4 victory over the Sundevils’ No. 1, Fran Lopez.
    Tuesday’s contest was the first time in nearly a decade Los Alamos has traveled to Española Valley. The tennis courts in Española Valley fell into disrepair and were unplayable until they were renovated in the offseason.
    Los Alamos’ top players will travel to the Carlsbad Invitational this weekend while the rest of its team will play in a tournament in Taos.

  • Romero, Baron among top race finishers

    Alexander Romero won his second consecutive Run for Her Life 5-kilometer race Sunday.
    Romero was the top men’s finisher on the 5K course with his time of 19 minutes, 55 seconds.
    Run for Her Life, in its second year, is a fundraising event hosted by the local chapter of Hadassah. Proceeds from the 5K and 10K trail runs go to support research in the field of breast cancer.
    The event was held on the Mesa Trail near East Park.
    Romero nipped his older brother Nathan by four seconds to win the men’s 5K event. Kelly Sanchez was the women’s top overall finisher in the 5K with her time of 26:24.

  • Teter has grand slam in win over Elks

    POJOAQUE — Monika Teter was definitely on her game Tuesday.
    Along with picking up the victory for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team from the mound, Teter blasted two home runs, including a grand slam in the fourth inning to lead the Hilltoppers to a lopsided win.
    The Hilltoppers scored at least two runs in every inning as they thumped the host Pojoaque Elks 16-0 on the road in their final nondistrict contest before a critical District 2-4 opening doubleheader.

  • ´Topper boys, girls win big Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls track and field teams earned healthy wins at Saturday’s Bernalillo Invitational.
    The Hilltopper boys scored 155.5 team points, nearly three times the total of their nearest competitor, Santa Fe, to win Saturday’s team competition, while the Hilltopper girls scored 145.75 points with only Hope Christian finishing within 100 points of their total.
    For Los Alamos’ girls, Chase Ealey got back to form with a win and a state qualifying time in the 100 meters. Ealey won three events for the Hilltoppers.
    Also earning qualifying marks were Amy Neal, who made the cut in both the 100 meters and 400 meters, while Teresa Sandoval qualified in the 3,200 meters and Laura Wendelberger in the 300 hurdles.

  • Boys track rolls to big win Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team earned a crushing victory at Saturday’s Bernalillo Invitational
    The Hilltopper boys grabbed 155.5 points, nearly as many as the next three teams put together. They finished 99-1/2 points ahead of runner-up Santa Fe to earn the victory in Bernalillo.
    Sean Reardon, who has had a strong start to the season, earned one the Hilltoppers’ first two state qualification marks of the 2012 season. Reardon won the 1,600 meter race posting a time of 4 minutes, 32.31 seconds, nearly six seconds underneath 4A qualification.

  • Softball takes second at Aztec Invite

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team earned its way into the championship game of the Aztec Invitational tournament this weekend.
    The Hilltoppers scored a pair of victories in pool play Friday, knocking off both Kirtland Central and Shiprock to get to the tournament finale. Saturday, however, the Hilltoppers couldn’t overcome a pair of big innings by Aztec’s Tigers.
    Los Alamos picked up a 4-0 shutout win over Kirtland Central and pushed 11 runs across the plate in one inning to take an 11-7 win over Shiprock. In the championship game, Aztec prevailed 12-4.
    Hilltopper ace Monika Teter tossed a complete game to top Kirtland Central’s Broncos. Teter gave up just four hits through seven innings.

  • LA earns 7-2 victory over Cleveland

    SANTA FE — There are plenty of questions surrounding the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team this season.
    So far, however, the Hilltoppers have been able to answer those questions.
    After losing five of its top six to graduation last year, the up-and-coming lineup members have come through so far for the Hilltoppers, as they did Saturday against Cleveland. The Hilltoppers took all six singles contests to earn a solid 7-2 victory over the Storm, a Class 5A team.
    It was a big win for Los Alamos, which is still trying to settle in on a permanent lineup. The team’s anchor, however, is playing as good of tennis as he has through his career.

  • ´Toppers take two of three contests at PV tournament

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team earned a pair of shutout victories at the very tough Piedra Vista Invitational this weekend.
    Los Alamos pitchers Steven Williams and Danny Finn pitched complete game shutouts on consecutive days to lead the team to the two wins. Williams gave up just five hits in an 8-0 victory over Class 5A Clovis Friday, while Finn, a freshman, allowed just two hits in a 4-0 win over Fruita, Colo., Saturday.
    The tournament was held at historic Ricketts Park in Farmington, home of the Connie Mack World Series.
    To open the tournament, the Hilltoppers fell in 13-7 against the Farmington Scorpions Thursday. Following that contest, the Hilltoppers picked up the win over Clovis Friday to advance to the fifth-place game.

  • ´Toppers earn match sweep

    SANTA FE — This year, it could well be the talent and experience of the Farmington Scorpions against the depth of the Los Alamos Hilltoppers that determines the Class 4A girls tennis championship.
    The Hilltoppers, who are about to go into the meat of their season, picked up a big early season win over the Cleveland Storm Saturday at Capital High School. The Hilltoppers dropped just one set over nine matches to pull off a sweep over the Class 5A Storm.
    Los Alamos, which was without two of its top players Saturday, had a dominant performance Saturday.
    Junior Madeline Margevicius, in the No. 1 singles slot, No. 2 Susanna Lucido and sophomore Jing Xie, at No. 5 singles, picked up wins while dropping just two games in their matches.

  • Sports Schedule March 19-24

    Tuesday

    Girls tennis: Los Alamos at Española Valley, varsity, 3 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Pojoaque, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Boys tennis: Los Alamos at Española Valley, varsity, 3 p.m.

    Thursday

    Boys track and field: Los Alamos at APS Invite, JV, 3:30 p.m.

    Friday

    Girls tennis: Los Alamos at Carlsbad Invite, varsity, TBA.

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

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

    Girls track and field: Los Alamos at APS Invite, 3 p.m.

    Saturday