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  • Running: Weeks has the top prediction Tuesday

    Bob Weeks predicted his finish time perfectly during Tuesday night’s Pace Race.
    This week’s Pace Race was held near Bandelier National Monument on the hills overlooking S-Site. In all, 19 runners and walkers took part.
    Weeks, running on the 1-mile course, called his finish time exactly to earn top honors this week. Daniel Romero was off by eight seconds and Ted Romero by 19 seconds on the 3-mile course.
    The fastest finisher on the 3-mile course Tuesday was Jamie Jablin, who finished in 20:50. On the 1-mile course, Charlotte Leouard had the best time, finishing in 10:16.
    The next Pace Race will be held Tuesday starting at Barranca Mesa Elementary School. Race time is 6 p.m.

  • Softball: Toppers lose playoff game in extras

    RIO RANCHO — For a pair of very evenly matched teams, seven innings wasn’t enough to settle anything Thursday.
    In the first round of the Class 4A softball playoffs Thursday morning, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and the Del Norte Knights needed an extra inning to determine who would move on to the opening round of double-elimination play.
    But the Knights got the critical hit when they needed to Thursday at Rio Rancho High School. Clean-up hitter Gabby Moreno dropped a clean single into the outfield to score Deja Sisneros from third base to give her team a 5-4 extra-inning victory.
    The loss Thursday morning to ninth-seeded Del Norte eliminated eighth-seeded Los Alamos from the 2011 state playoffs.

  • Track and field: Topper girls vying for 3rd straight state title

    This weekend, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team will be looking to continue its dominance at the Class 4A state meet.
    Los Alamos seems to be well positioned to do just that at the 4A meet, which starts Friday and continues through Saturday at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex in Albuquerque.
    The Hilltoppers, who are the two-time defending champions at the meet, have representatives in every event and some that are well positioned to vie for state individual titles.
    Meanwhile, Los Alamos’ boys have high hopes of coming up with a big showing like they had in 2010, that coming from an underdog role.

  • Sports Update 05-11-11

    Softball game will be on KRSN

    The Los Alamos-Del Norte Class 4A state tournament softball game will be broadcast on KRSN AM 1490.
    The game is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday.
    Gene Mortensen, the “Voice of the Hilltoppers,” will broadcast the game live from Rio Rancho High School.
    The game will also be streamed on KRSN’s website, krsnam1490.com.

    Sullivan Field sod is for sale

    Los Alamos High School will be selling sod from Sullivan Field May 20-21.
    Sullivan Field is being renovated and artificial surface will be installed to replace the grass field. Renovation is scheduled to start Thursday.

  • Softball: LA's Teter named district's top player

    Monika Teter of Los Alamos has been named the 2011 District 2-4A Player of the Year in softball.
    Teter, a junior pitcher, helped lead the Hilltoppers to a district title this season on the mound and at the plate.
    The All-District 2-4A selections were released Monday. Los Alamos placed four players on the first team and four more on the district’s second team.
    Also for the Hilltoppers, Roger Anaya was named Manager of the Year. Anaya has guided the Hilltoppers to three consecutive 2-4A titles in his three years at the helm.

  • Golf: Topper girls are fifth at 4A tourney

    ALBUQUERQUE — Greatly improved weather conditions didn’t greatly improve scores in the second day of the Class 4A golf championship.
    For the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team, there was some improvement from the opening round, but not enough to make a move into the top three. In fact, the only team in the 4A tournament that made a major move was the Albuquerque Academy Chargers, who actually surpassed Los Alamos for fourth place in the final team tallies.
    The Hilltopper girls finished with a two-day total of 773. They were nine shots better than Monday, but that improvement didn’t gain them much ground in their attempt to move up to the third position.

  • Baseball: Artesia sweeps LA in first round of state

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team was knocked out of the state Class 4A tournament in the opening round this weekend.

    Los Alamos, the No. 12 seed, traveled to face the fifth-seeded Artesia Bulldogs Friday and Saturday. Artesia came away with 12-2, 12-2 victories to sweep the best-of-three series.

    The Hilltoppers, who won the 2011 District 2-4A title, finish the season with a record of 13-13.

    The Bulldogs will advance to play the fourth-seeded St. Pius X Sartans in the second round of state playoffs.

  • Golf: LA opens state 4A tourney Monday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team will get a first-hand look at its fellow state championship competitors in the first round of the Class 4A tournament.
    The state 4A championship tournament for both boys and girls starts Monday and continues through Tuesday at the University of New Mexico Championship Course in Albuquerque.
    The Hilltoppers, who earned a No. 4 seed in the tournament, will get to tee off early Monday morning.
    Shelby Fellows of Los Alamos goes off with the first group of the day, teeing off from the 10th hole at 8 a.m.

  • Track and field: LA girls come up big at district meet

    Once again, the District 2-4A girls track and field meet turned into a runaway.
    The Los Alamos Hilltoppers scored a whopping 240.5 team points, nearly double the total of their next-closest competitor, Santa Fe. Only one other team, Bernalillo, even broke 40 points.
    The Hilltoppers won all but three events at the 2-4A meet, held in Bernalillo — the first time since 2000 that it wasn’t held in Los Alamos. In the three events it didn’t win, Los Alamos athletes finished second, assuring the team will have at least one representative in each event at this week’s state Class 4A meet.
    The state championship meet starts Friday in Albuquerque. Los Alamos is favored to win its third straight team title.

  • Track and field: LA boys dominate district meet again

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team won big at the District 2-4A championship meet and placed 12 new qualifiers into state.
    Los Alamos earned 198 team points at the meet this weekend, held in Bernalillo, more than twice as many as Santa Fe, which finished as the runner-up. Los Alamos picked up district titles in nine different events at the two-day meet.
    The Hilltoppers will now advance to the state 4A meet, which starts Friday in Albuquerque.
    The win at the district meet kept the Hilltoppers undefeated 2-4A streak alive. The Hilltoppers have won 12 straight district titles since joining 2-4A in 2000 and 19 straight district titles overall.