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  • 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

  • Duke City Soccer League local results

    The Duke City Soccer League is in full swing for the spring 2012 season. Los Alamos is well represented in the DCSL.
    Here are the results from some of the Los Alamos teams playing in the league:

    During the week of Feb.27, Los Alamos’ girls U13 Kixx 99 beat the Classic FC Titans 2-1 in a  
    relegation match to move up into the Challenge One bracket.
    Goals for the Kixx were scored by Sienna Ahlers and Kayla Parker, while the win was secured through solid  midfielding by Rachel Thoma and Alix Hailey and a strong defense led by  Claire Ticknor and Ashley Logan.  
    Also that weekend, the U12 Kixx 2000 defeated the  Classic FC Tamales 1-0.

  • Lockhart wins Level 5 crown

    Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Atomic Tumblers’ Elizabeth Lockhart took all-around gold in the senior age division of New Mexico compulsory state championships Feb. 25-26.
    Lockhart, who competes in Level 5, picked up an all-around score of 36.125 to earn her second straight state title. Lockhart won the Level 4 state title one year ago.
    To earn the state championship, Lockhart medaled in all four events, taking first on vault (9.10), second on balance beam (8.90) and third on both the parallel bars (9.20) and floor exercise (8.925).
    Also for LASG, Ramya Stevens earned a bronze for her balance beam routine (9.00) and placed sixth overall (33.875).

  • Powerful Storm offense downs LA

    Facing a big challenge in its 2012 home opener, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball hung tough with a big-swinging ballclub.
    Unfortunately, the Cleveland Storm’s offense was too much for the Hilltoppers, despite some solid defensive play.
    Cleveland, a Class 5A school that was averaging better than 18 runs per game heading into Wednesday’s contest, slugged a pair of home runs in the third inning and pushed three important runs across in the top of the seventh to down the Hilltoppers 10-5 at Overlook Park.
    Cleveland, a very good hitting team from top to bottom, had three three-run innings in the contest to help propel it to the win. Only a couple of big defensive plays by the Hilltoppers limited further damage in the third and seventh innings.

  • Sports Update 03-15-12

    Rugby match is Friday

    The Los Alamos boys rugby team will host a match Friday.
    The match, against reigning state champion Rio Rancho, is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Sullivan Field. Admission for the match is free.

    LALL registration is open

    Registration for Los Alamos Little League baseball and softball is open through March 30.
    LALL is for youth ages 4 to 16 who live within the LALL boundaries.
    Interested participants can find more registration information at www.eteamz.com/lall-baseball/.   

    Coach starting new swim club

  • Felton fitting right in to top job at LA

    While going into new, unfamiliar territory is usually enough to get one’s nerves fired up, Matt Felton isn’t feeling that way. Not by a long shot.
    Of course, Felton, the new head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team, has plenty of people around to offer him some friendly advice when he needs it, including the two previous head coaches of the program.
    Felton, who was hired this past fall, officially opened his tenure two weeks ago at the Rio Rancho Chili Quad. After a big showing at last week’s Albuquerque Public Schools kickoff meet, the team is readying this week for a meet hosted by District 2-4A rival Bernalillo.