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  • Baseball: D-backs’ outreach director visits WR

    Los Alamos isn’t generally a stop for a Major League Baseball team, but a visitor from the Arizona Diamondbacks was on-hand Wednesday at Chamisa Elementary School.
    Jeff Rodin, the Diamondbacks’ director of baseball outreach and development, gave a presentation to local baseball and softball coaches Wednesday night at the school’s media center.
    There are new ways to reach younger players, Rodin reiterated throughout his 2-1/2 hour presentation, which was attended by approximately 30 youth coaches.

  • Sports update 03-11-11

    LALL Majors spring training starts Saturday at North Mesa
    Los Alamos Little League’s spring training, preparation for tryouts for its Majors division, will start Saturday.
    Spring training sessions are scheduled for Saturday and Monday. Saturday’s session will be from 10 a.m.-noon and Monday’s from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Majors field on North Mesa.
    Those interested in playing Majors baseball are encouraged to attend the spring training sessions in preparation for tryouts, which are scheduled for March 17 and 19.

  • Softball: LA cannot hang on to late lead vs. Storm

    The Los Alamos softball team was nipped at Sue Cleveland High School Thursday.
    Cleveland, a Class 5A school in Rio Rancho, pushed two runs across in the sixth inning, coming back from a 1-run deficit to win 5-4.
    Los Alamos (1-5) scored runs in both the fourth and fifth innings Thursday to claim a 4-3 lead, while the team’s ace, Monika Teter, held Cleveland’s Storm scoreless during the middle innings.
    However, the Storm (2-0) strung together a pair of hits, a walk and a sacrifice bunt off Teter for its sixth-inning runs to pick up the win.

  • Skiesta marks end of tough ski season

    Long before the ski season started, Pajarito Mountain got its first bit of bad news. That would be a harbinger of things to come in 2010-11.
    Saturday, Pajarito will celebrate Skiesta, the unofficial ending of the ski season. While in past years the mountain has been able to operate into late March, this season is one Pajarito may just as soon pretend never happened.

  • Boys track and field: Hitting the Dirt

    Los Alamos’ Nico Mendez kicks up some dust when he hits the pit during last weekend’s triple jump competition at Albuquerque Academy. The Hilltoppers will take part in the Albuquerque Public Schools’ Kickoff Meet Saturday.

  • 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.