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  • Golf: LA takes 3rd, 5th at its spring invite

    A pair of Los Alamos’ District 2-4A rivals won the Los Alamos Spring Invitational golf tournament Monday.
    Monday’s tournament, the only home appearance by Los Alamos’ Hilltoppers during the spring 2011 regular season, was held at Los Alamos Golf Course. The tournament consisted of nine boys teams and four girls teams.
    The Bernalillo Spartans held off a crowded field at the top of the boys competition, earning a team score of 346. In all, six teams, including Los Alamos, were within 13 shots of the team title. Bosque, which finished as the team runner-up, was just one shot behind Bernalillo while third-place finisher Santa Fe was just three shots back of the team lead.

  • Track and field: LA boys nip Santa Fe to win Cap. City meet

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team held its collective breath until the final event Saturday, but took top honors in the Capital City Invitational.
    Los Alamos held off the host Santa Fe Demons to win the meet. Ian Pulliam of the Hilltoppers’ 1600-meter relay team held off a late charge in the final event of the day as Los Alamos nipped Santa Fe 85-82.
    It was the second win in a row for Los Alamos, which was also a winner at the Los Alamos Classic a week earlier.
    For Los Alamos, Jacob Brown won and qualified for state in the triple jump. Brown posted a career-best 42 feet, 8-3/4 inches to earn the win.

  • Track and field: LA girls win Capital City Invite Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team won its second meet in a row Saturday at the Capital City Invitational, topping a tough competitor.
    The Capital City Invitational, which included 12 teams, mostly from northern New Mexico, was hosted by the Santa Fe Demons.
    The Hilltopper girls went head-to-head Saturday against the St. Pius X Sartans, one of the teams they may have to hold off at the Class 4A meet.
    St. Pius kept Saturday’s contest close, but Los Alamos prevailed, winning the team title with 134 points to the Sartans’ 115.
    Los Alamos head coach Paul Anderson said that the meet, occurring on the same day as Los Alamos High School’s prom, still went as about as well as he was expecting.

  • Girls tennis: LA takes 3 sweeps in district

    Even without being at full strength for the whole weekend, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team had little trouble dispatching its three district opponents.
    The Hilltoppers swept all three of their opponents that were able to field teams for the Pre-District 2-4A playoff this weekend. The Hilltoppers dropped the Española Valley Sundevils and Santa Fe Demons Friday, then swept the Bernalillo Spartans Saturday.
    Capital, the other team in the district, only had three available players Saturday when it and Los Alamos were scheduled to meet.

  • Baseball: 'Toppers split big doubleheader with Spartans

    With only a handful of games left in the 2011 season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team is still in good shape in the District 2-4A race.
    Despite having to settle for a home split Friday afternoon, the Hilltoppers are still ahead of the pack at 7-1 in the district standings. The Hilltoppers lost a close game one contest Friday, but didn’t waste any time bouncing back in game two, scoring 10 runs in the bottom of the first to pick up that win.
    Los Alamos took on the Bernalillo Spartans Friday at Bomber Field. Bernalillo and Los Alamos, which have become the two dominant teams in district over the last several seasons, were playing for first place in the district standings.

  • Softball: LA comes back to win Game 2 at home Friday

    In Friday’s District 2-4A doubleheader, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team was itching for a sweep.
    But Emily Rodriguez and the Bernalillo Spartans had other plans.
    Rodriguez, who survived a rocky start in game one of the doubleheader, pitched seven sparkling innings to give her team a 4-2 victory.
    Los Alamos would bounce back in the nightcap of the doubleheader, winning that contest 6-1 and stay within striking distance of the district leader Santa Fe in the standings.
    Bernalillo, which was stunned in both ends of a doubleheader last week by Santa Fe, needed at least a split at Los Alamos Friday to avoid falling into a deep hole in the 2-4A race.

  • Schedule for April 18-23

    Monday
    Golf: Los Alamos Invitational, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Tuesday
    Girls track and field: LAMS Invite, 3 p.m.

    Girls tennis: Los Alamos at Moriarty, JV, 3 p.m.

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

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

    Wednesday
    Tennis: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, boys and girls varsity, 3 p.m.

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

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

    Thursday
    Track and field: Los Alamos Invite, boys and girls JV and middle school, 3 p.m.

    Friday

  • 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.