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  • Baseball: Hawks split a pair, sweep a pair

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk seventh grade baseball team started its season winning three out of four contests.
    The Hawks opened their season April 9 splitting a doubleheader with Española. Two days later, the Hawks swept Taos Middle School, taking both games by scores of 11-1.
    Brian Johnson earned the victory in game two against Española as LAMS picked up an 11-9 decision. Connor Mang took the loss in the first game as the defense struggled with errors. LAMS lost 14-7.
    Against Taos, Lane Saunders was the winning pitcher in the first game and Derek Selvage earned the win in the nightcap. Michael Klegg and Kyle Hutton both pitched an inning in relief of Selvage.

  • Running: Kratzer is tops at Pace Race

    Sarah Kratzer was the top predictor at Tuesday’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race is a weekly run hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners in various spots around Los Alamos County. The race was held in Bayo Canyon.
    Kratzer, running on the 3-mile course, not only finished with the best prediction but was also the first female to complete the course. Kratzer’s time of 28:55 was just five seconds off her predicted finish time.
    Ted Romero was 10 seconds off his prediction on the 3-mile course, while Georgia Pedicini was 21 seconds off and Tom Sandford was 23 seconds off.

  • Track and Field: Letting it Fly

    Los Alamos’ Brady Stokes launches a javelin during the Los Alamos Classic last week.

    The Hilltopper boys and girls will compete at the Capital City Invitational Saturday. Most schools from around the area are expected to attend the meet, hosted by Santa Fe High School.
     

  • Baseball/Softball: Toppers, Spartans square off Friday

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball and softball teams are sitting atop the District 2-4A standings, but two big tests await both teams Friday.
    Los Alamos will host both a softball and baseball doubleheader against Bernalillo Friday. The doubleheaders will start at 3 p.m. at both Bomber Field on North Mesa and Overlook Park in White Rock.
    The circumstances are different in the two games, but should the teams sweep the Spartans Friday, both will take big steps to securing the 2011 district title.
    In baseball, Los Alamos and Bernalillo have met twice before this season, splitting those two contests. However, Los Alamos won the one that affected the district standings, holding off the Spartans 4-3 in Bernalillo March 30.

  • Sports update 04-13-11

    Softball registration to be held at Bun Ryan Field

    Los Alamos Little League softball will have an open registration session for the 2011 season today.
    The registration session will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Bun Ryan Softball Field on North Mesa. Girls ages 6-14 are eligible to play LALL softball.
    For more information, call 690-4228.

    Tennis match for today canceled

    The scheduled boys and girls tennis matches between the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and the Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals has been canceled.
    The teams were scheduled to meet today in Los Alamos.

    LAHS baseball waffle breakfast is Saturday

  • Track and field: Over the Top

    Cameron Staples, an eighth grader for the Los Alamos Middle School Hawks, clears the final hurdle in the 100 hurdles during a meet Tuesday at Sullivan Field.

  • Girls golf: Toppers have rough outing at Ruidoso

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team fared no better on day two of the Ruidoso Invitational than it did on day one.
    The Hilltoppers struggled again Tuesday at the tournament, their first of the spring season, shooting a team total of 405.
    Only the Hilltoppers’ No. 1 player, Miranda Olinger, played better the second day than the first for the Hilltoppers. Olinger, who had an allergic reaction to seafood she’d eaten the night before Monday’s opening round, finished with a 90 in Tuesday’s second round, a 17-shot improvement.
    The second round was played at Cree Meadows Golf Course in Ruidoso.
    The Hilltoppers shot a total of 800 for the two days.

  • Boys golf: Toppers boys take second at Bosque

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team finished second for the second day in a row Tuesday.
    Los Alamos took part in the Bosque Invitational Tuesday in Albuquerque. The team shot a healthy 338 to take the runner-up spot, easily outdistancing third-place finisher Bosque’s 368.
    The tournament was won by the Cleveland Storm, a Class 5A team, which posted a 319.
    One day earlier, the Hilltoppers squeezed out Raton at the Capital City Invitational for second place by one shot.
    Cody Wilson of To’Hajiilee was the individual winner at the tournament, played on the Four Hills Golf Course. Wilson finished with a 2-over 74.
    The top finisher for the Hilltoppers was once again Thomas Herrera. Herrera carded a 78, placing him third.

  • Tennis: LA teams cruise to wins over Tigers

    With the 2011 season quickly winding down, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls tennis teams are trying to take advantage of the time they have left.
    Los Alamos had scheduled nine duals meets in the span of eight days, including Tuesday’s contest against the Taos Tigers. Los Alamos had three straight days of home duals events set, but today’s contest against Las Vegas Robertson was a late scratch.
    While Los Alamos’ teams are juggling their lineups to keep people fresh and to allow for Saturday night’s Los Alamos High School prom, things have been going swimmingly during this stretch run.

  • Sports update 04-12-11

    Softball registration is Wednesday

    Los Alamos Little League softball will have an open registration session for the 2011 season Wednesday.
    The registration session will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Bun Ryan Field on North Mesa. Girls ages 6-14 are eligible to play LALL softball. For more information, call 690-4228.

    Pace Race set for tonight

    The Atomic City Roadrunners will hold a Pace Race of the season tonight.
    The race will start at 6 p.m. near the White Rock Y on the road to the Bayo Canyon sewage plant.
    For more information about the race or the Atomic City Roadrunners, call 672-1639.