• Sports update 03-25-11

    Dog Jog set for April 16
    The 2011 Dog Jog is scheduled for April 16 in White Rock.
    Registration is currently open for the Dog Jog, which features a 3.1-mile competitive race or a 2-mile fun run/walk. Dogs may take part in the event, but participants are welcome without a dog.
    The race is open to anyone 12 and over. The early registration fee of $20 ends March 26.
    The event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Shelter. Entry blanks are available at Animal Clinic of Los Alamos, Ridgeview Veterinary Hospital, Pet Pangaea or on the Friends of the Shelter website, www.lafos.org.
    For more information, call 672-2089.
    Atomic Man Duathlon returning to White Rock
    Registration is open for the 2011 Atomic Man Duathlon.

  • Softball: Toppers to host JV tourney at Overlook

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper junior varsity softball team will host its Green and Gold Tournament starting Friday.
    The tournament will include seven teams from around the area. Games, which will be held at Overlook Park in White Rock, start at 9 a.m.
    Los Alamos will open the tournament against St. Michael’s at 9 a.m. The Hiltoppers will play four games on the weekend.

    Here is the schedule for the Green and Gold Tournament:

    Los Alamos vs. St. Michael’s, Field 1, 9 a.m.
    Capital vs. Taos, Field 2, 9 a.m.
    St. Michael’s vs. Raton, Field 1, 11 a.m.
    Belen vs. Santa Fe, Field 2, 11 a.m.
    Los Alamos vs. Taos, Field 1, 1:30 p.m.
    Capital vs. Santa Fe, Field 2, 1:30 p.m.

  • Ski report 03-24-11

    Angel Fire
    31-inch base of machine-groomed snow and spring conditions. No new snow reported. 42 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    Closed for the season.

    Closed for the season.

    Red River
    Closed for the season.

    Sandia Peak
    Closed for the season.

    27-33 inch base of machine-groomed snow, spring conditions and variable conditions. No new snow reported. 17 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Ski Apache
    Closed for the season.

    Ski Santa Fe
    37-inch base of powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 69 trails and 6 lifts open.


  • Running: Big crowd drawn to Run for Her Life charity race

    Sunday’s Run for Her Life turned into a bigger deal than race organizers anticipated, so much so that plans are being made to turn it into an annual event.
    The Run for Her Life, held on Mesa Trail behind East Park, was a 5K and 10K run, the proceeds of which went to benefit breast cancer research.
    More than 120 participants took part in the Run for Her Life, which was hosted by the local chapter of Hadassah and the Atomic City Roadrunners. It raised more than $6,000 for research.
    Alexander Romero of Los Alamos (19:28) and Sophia Torres of Cordova (21:26) were the top finishers in the 5K race, while Wayne Chick (40:42) and Erica Baron (40:49) posted the best times in the 10K race.

  • Softball: LA scores 5 times in fourth to drop Pojoaque

    A big five-run rally in the fourth inning, aided by four errors, put Tuesday’s game away for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team.
    Los Alamos hosted its downhill rival, the Pojoaque Elks, Tuesday at Overlook Park in just its second home appearance of the season. Los Alamos scored 10 runs in a three-inning span and tacked on another in the bottom of the sixth to close out the game early, topping Pojoaque 11-1.
    Along with the big offensive effort, Hilltopper pitcher Monika Teter struck out five of the first six batters she faced and gave up just one unearned run on the afternoon as she earned her second victory at home.

  • Men's basketball: Tide knocks Lobos out of NIT

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Trevor Releford's speedy drives, Tony Mitchell's high-flying dunks and an effective dose of full-court pressure kept Alabama alive in the National Invitation Tournament.

    Mitchell scored 23 points and Releford matched his career-high with 20 to lead the Crimson Tide to a 74-67 win over New Mexico Monday night in the second round of the NIT.

    The Tide (23-11), mostly known for its defense, made 15 of 20 shots in the second half to move into the quarterfinals. Alabama will host Miami on Wednesday night, aiming for its sixth trip to the NIT final four at Madison Square Garden.

  • Sports update 03-22-11

    Spring golf opener cut short by wind

    The spring season opener for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team was cut short Monday.
    Los Alamos started a round at the Belen Invitational Monday morning, but wind speeds were hitting 50 mph during play. The wind and accompanying dust made the Tierra Del Sol course virtually unplayable.
    Hilltopper head coach John Stam said the tournament, one of five scheduled for his team this spring, may be rescheduled for April 7.

    Dog Jog registration open

    The 2011 Dog Jog is scheduled for April 16 in White Rock.

  • Baseball: Home Safe

    Los Alamos’ Thomas Russell slides safely into home. Russell hit a three-run double Monday to lift Los Alamos over Santa Fe Indian School 12-8 in Santa Fe.

  • Track and field: LA girls win big Saturday, boys are 2nd behind Rams

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team picked up its second win of the season in three outings Saturday, taking top honors at the Bernalillo Invitational.
    Meanwhile, the Hilltopper boys finished a strong second behind Rio Rancho at the same event.
    Los Alamos’ girls earned 128.5 points Saturday, easily outdistancing Rio Rancho in second place. Only Class 5A school Rio Rancho (73) and 3A Las Vegas Robertson (66) finished with even half the Hilltoppers’ total in the 10-team event.

  • Fishing report 03-20-11


    Cimarron River: Flows below Eagle Nest Dam are .30 cfs and 6.2 cfs near Cimarron. Fishing conditions are slow due to water levels and cold weather. Conditions are not likely to improve much until spring when warmer weather and flows come back up.
    Costilla Creek: The flow is 6.6 cfs near the town of Costilla. No report due to ice and low flows.