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  • Schedule for April 5-9

    Tuesday

  • Track and field: LA's results from APS Invite Saturday

    Here are Los Alamos’ results from Saturday’s Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational:

    Girls

    Team scores
    1. La Cueva, 61; 2. Los Alamos, 58; 3. Cleveland, 39; 4. Eldorado, 37.5; 5. Volcano Vista, 34.5; 6. Manzano, 23; 7. Albuquerque Academy, 22; 8. Sandia Prep, 21; 9. Rio Rancho, 20.5; 10. Valenica, 19.5; 11. Cibola, 19; 12. Belen, 18; 13. Albuquerque, 16; (tie) Highland, 16; 15. Los Lunas, 13; 16. Bosque, 9; 17. Rio Grande, 9; 18. Sandia, 5; 19. Valley, 2; 20. Atrisco Heritage, 1; Bernalillo, Del Norte, West Mesa, no score.

    3200 meters
    Emily Pittman, 12:46.64.

    400 relay
    1. Los Alamos (Amy Neal, Madison Ahlers, Laura Wendelberger, Chase Ealey), 50.30.

  • Girls tennis: Toppers place third at tournament

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team placed third at its home-away-from-home invitational Saturday.
    Los Alamos hosted a singles and doubles tournament Saturday. However, because Los Alamos lacks a centralized location to hold a big tournament, it was played at Capital High School in Santa Fe.
    The Hilltoppers finished with nine team points in the tournament, which included three singles draws and two doubles draws.
    Not surprisingly, the Farmington Scorpions, the two-time defending Class 4A champions and the odds-on favorites to win again in 2011, easily claimed the team title. Farmington grabbed 30 points at the tournament, more than the next three teams combined. Rio Rancho’s Sue Cleveland finished in second place with 12 points.

  • Softball: LA falls in final nondistrict game

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team couldn’t come back from an early deficit and fell to the Raton Tigers 8-1 Saturday on the road.
    Los Alamos fell behind 3-0 after three innings, committing two costly errors in the first inning that led to two Raton runs. Raton then scored three times in the fifth and tacked on two more in the sixth to go up 8-0. Los Alamos scored in the final inning but couldn’t muster anything further.
    The Tigers, the No. 2 team in Class 3A according to the latest coaches’ poll, held the Hilltoppers to just six hits and played a clean defensive game, making the going tough.

  • Girls track and field: LA places second at APS meet

    For the second week in a row, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team finished second behind the La Cueva Bears in the team standings.
    At the Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational Saturday, the Hilltoppers finished with 58 points, second to the Bears’ 61 points. The Bears are one of the top programs in Class 5A.
    None of the other 21 teams taking part in Saturday’s meet were in striking distance of either La Cueva or Los Alamos.
    Along the way Saturday, Los Alamos earned five event wins and two more state meet qualifying marks.
    Madison Ahlers ran a season-best 1:01.04 in her 400 meters preliminary heat to earn a state qualifying mark. Ahlers won the final race with a time of 1:01.22.

  • Girls tennis: Home Away From Home

    Astrid Hengartner hits a short groundstroke back in the direction of her opponents from Raton Saturday as doubles partner Susanna Lucido looks on. Los Alamos hosted Saturday's tournament, but the event took place at Capital High School in Santa Fe.

  • Boys track and field: Thoma cracks LA’s all-time list

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team was hoping for a better showing, but with several athletes out for Saturday’s meet, Los Alamos head coach Rob Hipwood wasn’t altogether displeased.
    Los Alamos finished with seven team points at Saturday’s Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational. Los Alamos scored points in four events.
    “Although not the team result we would’ve liked, considering it was the end of Spring Break and we weren’t at full strength, it wasn’t a bad day by any means,” Hipwood said.

  • Baseball: Toppers upend Demons in road district doubleheader

    SANTA FE — The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team drilled the Santa Fe Demon pitching staff on the way to sweeping a big District 2-4A doubleheader Saturday.
    Los Alamos, keyed by a big inning in each game, rolled to 16-2 and 16-0 victories over Santa Fe. Los Alamos pushed seven runs across in the third inning of game one, then for good measure put up nine runs in the top of the first inning in the nightcap.
    Both games lasted the minimum five innings.
    “It was a complete offensive effort,” Los Alamos manager Mike Gill said. “You hope that was stuff that we’d been working on in practice for the past week and a half.”

  • Tennis: Backhanded comeback

    Hilltopper Dominic Lucido winds up for a backhand return during a match last week. Los Alamos’ boys and girls will play Saturday in Santa Fe at Capital and Santa Fe High Schools.

  • Softball: LA finishes 2nd at tournament

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper junior varsity softball team finished second in its home tournament last weekend.
    Los Alamos won four games during the two-day tournament, held at Overlook Park in White Rock. Los Alamos topped St. Michael’s 11-3, Taos 13-0, Santa Fe 13-2 and Belen 15-3.
    The Hilltoppers finished second to the one tournament team it didn’t play, Raton. Raton also won four games and earned the tiebreaker of runs scored, 55-52.
    Against St. Michael’s, Dancy Smith picked up the win on the slab, while Alyessa Mojica closed out the game.