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  • Soccer Jiri Kubicek named the top soccer coach in NM

    Veteran girls soccer head coach at Los Alamos, Jiri Kubicek, was named the top small-school coach in the state for the 2010 season by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Mondo.
    Los Alamos High School’s athletic department made the announcement Wednesday.
    Kubicek, who is tied with girls tennis coach Bruce Cottrell as the longest-tenured head coach at the school, led Los Alamos to a runner-up finish at the Class 4A state tournament and a fifth consecutive District 2AAAA championship in 2010.

  • Ski report 03-10-11

    Angel Fire
    36-40 inch base of powder and packed powder. No new snow reported. 69 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    10-24 inch base of packed powder. 5 inches of new snow reported.

    Pajarito
    Closed pending more snow.

    Red River
    40-45 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 53 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak
    Closed for the season.

    Sipapu

  • Sports update 03-09-11

    D-backs’ Rodin to speak tonight in White Rock
    White Rock Little League will host a presentation by Arizona Diamondbacks’ director of baseball outreach and development, Jeff Rodin, tonight.
    The presentation will be held at Chamisa Elementary School’s library from 6-8:30 p.m. Managers, coaches and interested parents are invited to attend.
    The presentation will focus on coaching youth sports, particularly baseball and softball, the Diamondbacks’ way.

    LALL registration open, spring training starting

  • Softball: LA falls at Los Lunas Tuesday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team fell Tuesday to the Los Lunas Tigers on the road.
    The Tigers handed the Hilltoppers a 12-2 loss Tuesday in Los Lunas. It was the fourth defeat in five outings to start the season for the Hilltoppers.
    Los Alamos, which has a good nucleus coming back from last season, in which it won the District 2AAAA title, has gotten off to a slow start so far.
    In its four losses on the season, Los Alamos has been outscored by a total of 42-3.

  • Basketball: Class 4A girls tourney continues today

    Only one of three District 2AAAA teams remained alive in the Class 4A state girls basketball tournament bracket heading into today’s quarterfinal round.
    Española Valley’s Sundevils, the No. 4 seed in the tournament, were scheduled to take on the Grants Pirates at 4:45 at The Pit in Albuquerque.

  • Sports update 03-08-11

    Isotopes ticket sales, National Anthem tryouts are March 12

    Albuquerque Isotopes’ single game tickets for the 2011 regular season, as well as the Triple-A championship game, will go on sale March 12.
    Along with the start of single game ticket sales, the Isotopes will host their annual open house, Select-A-Seat promotion and auditions to sing the National Anthem.
    Isotopes Park opens at 10 a.m. that day.

  • Snow-ball

    Baseball season has started in Los Alamos, which means it’s time for snow. Hilltopper manager Mike Gill (center) and first base coach Jeff Walterscheid check out the accumulation from Monday afternoon’s storm, which nixed the scheduled game at Bomber Field against Pojoaque. No make-up date has been announced.

  • Baseball/Softball: LA teams earn votes in first Class 4A poll

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball and softball teams both garnered votes in the first Class 4A coaches’ polls of the season.
    The coaches’ polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. Members from all across the state cast ballots for the top 10 teams in the state.
    Los Alamos’ baseball team finished with two votes in the first poll, which was released late last week. That vote put Los Alamos unofficially 14th in the state.

  • Track and field: LA girls open 2011 with win Saturday

    ALBUQUERQUE — In its quest for a third straight Class 4A championship, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team got its season started on the right foot.
    The Hilltopper girls picked up a victory in their season-opening meet, the Albuquerque Academy Chile Quad, scoring 98 points to hold off a stiff charge from the St. Pius X Sartans Saturday at Richard Harper Memorial Field.
    Also Saturday, Los Alamos’ boys team finished a strong second at the meet, earning 96 points. The Academy Chargers grabbed 118 team points to earn that team victory.

  • Schedule for March 7-12

    Monday
    Baseball: Pojoaque at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Softball: Los Alamos at Los Lunas, varsity, JV, 4 p.m.

    Thursday
    Baseball: Los Alamos at St. Pius X Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Sue Cleveland, varsity, JV, 3:30 p.m.

    Boys track and field: Los Alamos at APS Invite, 3:45 p.m.

    Friday
    Baseball: Los Alamos at St. Pius X Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Saturday