• On Schedule 03-24-13


    Baseball: Albuquerque Academy at Los Alamos, varsity, JV, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at St. Pius X, varsity, 4:30 p.m.


    Track and field: LAMS at Memorial Middle School Invite, boys and girls, 3 p.m.


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


    Softball: Los Alamos vs. Rio Rancho at Kristin Griego Invite (Rio Rancho), varsity, TBA.

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

    Baseball: Miyamura at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.


    Track and field: Los Alamos at Cleveland Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m

    Baseball: Miyamura at Los Alamos, varsity, JV, noon and 2 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Kristin Griego Invite (Rio Rancho), varsity, TBA.

    Tennis: Los Alamos at Farmington Invite, boys and girls JV, TBA.

  • Running Down a Dream

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls track teams will look to build on their hot start to the 2013 season Saturday at the Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational.

  • Sports Briefs 03-22-13

    Freeride team hosting dinner Saturday

    The Pajarito Mountain Freeride team is hosting a fundraising dinner and movie Saturday.
    The event, which will help send team members to the USASA national championship event, will be at Pajarito Mountain. The dinner starts at 6 p.m.
    Saturday’s event will also include a movie premiere of team highlights and an after-movie dance party.
    Price for admission is $10. Donations may also be made by emailing pajaritofreerideteam@gmail.com or dropping them off at Los Alamos National Bank.

    Nukes host Las Cruces Saturday at Sullivan Field

    The Los Alamos Nukes rugby team will host Las Cruces in a home match Saturday.
    The Los Alamos-Las Cruces match is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Sullivan Field.
    Admission to the match is free. 

  • JV softball team tops Elks, hosts tourney this weekend

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper junior varsity softball team opens a home tournament today following a big win Tuesday.
    Los Alamos scored 8 runs in the bottom of the second and tacked on 5 more in the bottom of the third as it blasted Pojoaque Valley 13-0 in five innings at Overlook Park.
    The Hilltoppers (3-0) pounded out 19 hits in the game, in which 12 players who appeared at the plate had hits and seven of those had multi-hit games.
    Leading Los Alamos against Pojoaque Valley was Shelby Chavez, who went 3-for-3.
    Los Alamos’ Katelynn Thorn, Rebecca Luster, Elizabeth Anaya, Hannah Mojica, Taylor Jaramillo and Taylor Collins all had two hits.
    Mojica started the game and picked up the victory. She struck out three hitters while Madeline Lockhart struck out two hitters in relief. They combined to give up just four hits.
    Los Alamos’ home tournament continues through Saturday in White Rock. The Hilltoppers were scheduled to face Los Lunas and Pecos today. 

  • LA baseball team drops an 8-6 decision to Durango

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team was nipped by the Durango (Colo.) Demons in the first round of the Piedra Vista Invitational.
    Durango topped Los Alamos 8-6 in Thursday’s first round game, played at Ricketts Park in Farmington. The loss by the Hilltoppers (2-7) moves them into the consolation bracket. They were scheduled to face the Miyamura Patriots today.
    The Patriots, whom Los Alamos lost to in the opening round of the 2012 playoffs, fell in the first round of the tournament to Piedra Vista 10-0, in a rematch of the Class 4A title game last season.
    Also at the tournament, Farmington defeated Bayfield, Colo., 4-3 and will play Fruita, Colo., in the semifinal round. Fruita dropped Valencia 11-3 Thursday.
    The Piedra Vista Invitational continues through Saturday. 

  • Steering Toward College

    High school rodeo competitor Jake Trujillo is congratulated by Los Alamos athletic director Vicki Nelms (front) as he signs his National Letter of Intent to compete with Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colo. Trujillo is one of the top New Mexico prep steer wrestlers. He competed at the National High School Rodeo Championships last summer. Trujillo signed his NLOI during a noon ceremony Monday. 

  • Alford signs 10-year deal to stay at UNM

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Steve Alford loves New Mexico and New Mexico loves Steve Alford.
    Those simple facts made Wednesday, the eve of the second round of the NCAA tournament, as good a time as any for the Lobos to announce they’ve given their coach a new, 10-year contract that could be worth up to $2 million a year counting base salary and bonuses.
    The deal calls for Alford to be in Albuquerque through 2023.
    With the third-seeded Lobos getting ready to play No. 14 Harvard on Thursday in a West regional game, Alford’s contract was the hot topic in his day-before news conference.
    Alford, who was directed to Albuquerque by his former coach, Bob Knight, is 155-51 over six years at New Mexico. The Lobos are in the NCAA tournament for the third time in four years.
    “I think we have started to put our imprint on our program and we’ve got things in place to be successful,” Alford said. “We have put a great product out there, won games, won championships and now we’re trying to take that to another level.”
    The new contract comes months before Alford’s son, Bryce, is set to play for his father with the Lobos. Bryce Alford is the second-leading scorer in New Mexico prep history.

  • Addison Richie earns four medals at state


  • JV girls results from Storm meet

    Here are Los Alamos’ results from the Cleveland junior varsity girls track and field meet March 13:

    3200 meters

    Eliana Riciputi, 13:56.53; Allie Cunningham, 15:33.23.

    400 relay

    Los Alamos (Roxanne Grieggs, Jordan Henson, Becky Mahlin, Amanda Schulz), 57.33.

    100 hurdles

    Destiny Fellers, 19.88.

    100 meters

    McKenna Nadeau, 14.48; Amanda Schulz, 15.13; Elisa Koskelo, 15.20; Eugenia Trost, 15.39; Miranda Honnell, 15.90.

    1600 meters

    Haley Butler-Moore, 6:10.15; Katie Bowman, 7:13.38; Chloe Keilers, 7:16.09; Bella Saeger, 7:25.75; Erin Kennison, 7:30.29.

    800 relay

    Los Alamos (Elisa Koskelo, Eugenia Trost, McKenna Nadeau, Miranda Honnell), 2:06.51.

    400 meters

    Roxanne George, 1:11.80; Jordan Henson, 1:13.75; Becky Mehlin, 1:14.00; Amanda Schulz, 1:24.00.

    300 hurdles

    Destiny Fellers, 56.18.

    800 meters

    Allie Parker, 2:59.41; Katie Bowman, 3:15.03; Erin Kennison, 3:21.31; Bella Saeger, 3:21.89.

    1600 medley relay

    Los Alamos (Becky Mehlin, Eugenia Trost, Miranda Honnell, Allie Cunningham), 5:49.57.

    200 meters

    Jordan Henson, 31.05; McKenna Nadeau, 31.20; Roxanne Grieggs, 31.70.

    1600 relay

  • 'Toppers thumped at home, 15-2

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team was hammered at home by the Los Lunas Tigers.
    The big-hitting Tigers scored 9 runs in their first three at-bats before the Hilltoppers got on the board at Bomber Field. The Tigers added 4 runs in the top of the fifth to close out the game early, 15-2.
    Tuesday’s game was the second time this season the two teams had faced off, with Los Lunas (8-4) winning both games by identical scores.
    Los Lunas is averaging better than 8 runs per contest and is a perfect 4-0 against District 2-4A teams — it shut out Bernalillo in both ends of a doubleheader March 2.
    For the Hilltoppers (2-6), they have dropped four of their last five contests including the two losses to the Tigers.
    They will face Durango, Colo., in the opening round of the Piedra Vista Invitational Thursday. That tournament, which will be played at Ricketts Park in Farmington, continues through Saturday.