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Today's Sports

  • LA softball powers past Elkettes

    A big start and a big finish helped put Tuesday’s game away early for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team.
    Los Alamos scored seven runs in the first two innings of its contest against the Pojoaque Valley Elkettes, then exploded for five runs in the home half of the fifth to win 13-3 in a mercy-rule shortened game at Overlook Park.
    Hilltopper reserve third baseman Madeline Lockhart lined a triple into right field with the bases juiced in the fifth inning to set Los Alamos up for the winning scores at the end of the contest. Lockhart and Krysta Salazar would come in to score later in the inning to finish off the Elkettes.
    “We’re making good contact,” Hilltopper manager Roger Anaya said. “Today we obviously hit the ball well.”
    Just one game after the Hilltoppers pounded out 18 hits, 9 of those going for extra bases, in a win over Moriarty, the Hilltoppers slugged out six extra-base hits, at least one in every inning but the third, the only inning they didn’t score.
    Los Alamos (3-4) jumped on Pojoaque Valley starting pitcher Angelica Romero early, getting a pair of doubles from Aletta Marciano, hitting out of the 3-hole, and Hannah Mojica in the 5-spot.

  • Lobos, Aggies both heading to...

    The University of New Mexico Lobos knocked off the San Diego State Aztecs in the final round of the Mountain West tournament.
    San Diego State still managed to get into the NCAA tournament with an at-large big, but if the Aztecs thought they were done with the state of New Mexico for awhile, they were wrong.
    The Aztecs, the No. 4 seed in the West Region of the NCAA tournament, will face the 13th-seeded New Mexico State Aggies.
    The Aztecs and the Aggies will play Thursday evening, following the conclusion of the Oklahoma-North Dakota State game at 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time.
    San Diego State nipped UNM for the regular season Mountain West championship, but UNM topped San Diego State in the final round of the MW tournament Saturday in Las Vegas, Nev.
    Cameron Bairstow had 17 points and 9 rebounds, while former Hilltopper Alex Kirk finished with 8 points and 11 rebounds as UNM tripped up San Diego State 64-58.
    Despite two wins on the year in three chances against the Aztecs, who polled as high as No. 5 this season, as well as finishing with a 27-6 record, the Lobos were only awarded a No. 7 seed. They are matched up with 10th-seeded Stanford in the South Region and will play at 11:40 a.m. Friday.

  • Logan, Veenis are 2-4A first...

    To the winners go the spoils. To the third-place finishers goes not much.
    There wasn’t much hardware handed out to the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team in the way of postseason honors by District 2-4A. Los Alamos earned just one first team nod and two second team nods for the year.
    The All 2-4A selections were announced Monday.
    Point guard Amber Logan was the only Hilltopper to make the first team for 2013-14. Along with Logan, forward Kiana Zerr and shooting guard McKenzie Logan were named to the second team.
    Los Alamos, which made the Class 4A playoffs, was awarded just one more 2-4A postseason honor than Capital, which didn’t win one game last season.
    The Santa Fe Demons, who won the 4A championship, picked up both the Most Valuable Player Award, for Kayla Herrera, and Coach of the Year for Elmer Chavez.
    Los Alamos’ boys, who won only two games last season, had two selections. Shooting guard Skyler Veenis was named to the first team All-District, while point guard Franklin Archuleta picked up a second team award.

    Girls

    First team

  • Girls take fifth at Cleveland...

    Chelsea Challacombe had a big showing this weekend to lead the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team to a solid finish.
    Challacombe won the 100 meter hurdles for Los Alamos’ girls at the Cleveland Invitational Saturday, finishing in a time of 16.77 seconds. Along with her win in that event, Challacombe was fourth in the long jump and shot put events.
    Los Alamos’ girls finished with 40 team points, which placed them fifth in team competition. Los Alamos’ boys finished eighth out of 14 competing teams this weekend.
    The host Cleveland Storm won both ends of the meet. Cleveland’s boys earned 102 points, easily outdistancing Volcano Vista, while the Storm girls nipped La Cueva by 3 points to win that title.
    The Hilltopper boys earned three runner-up finishes in individual events Saturday. Xavier Dennison had a strong showing in the 100 meters, finishing in a time of 11.35, while Seth Drop was the runner-up in pole vault and Skyler McCall tied for second in the high jump.
    On the girls side, Mikayla Pulliam took third in the 3200 meters and Elizabeth Lockhart was the runner-up in the triple jump, among Los Alamos’ top individual finishes.

    Boys

  • Run For Her Life returns March 30

    While the race is for a good cause, it doesn’t hurt to throw a bone to avid runners, either.
    That’s the idea, anyway, behind the marketing aspect of the Run For Her Life, which returns to Los Alamos March 30.
    Run For Her Life is a 5K and 10K race hosted by Hadassah. The event is a fundraiser for charities that do work in the field of breast cancer research.
    The event returns for its fourth annual running at East Park in Los Alamos.
    In its history, it’s turned into a popular race for those who participate.
    “It’s always been positive,” said Ted Williams, one of the race’s organizers, as well as a veteran local runner. “The course we designed, we advertise it as being the fastest in the county. Runners like to have good times when they compete.”
    Williams, who was in charge of mapping out the run when the event was first starting in 2010, strove to find the flattest course he could, which he said was quite a challenge, as very little open space around the county doesn’t have hills or grades.
    But the course he plotted, which hasn’t changed in the history of the run, has been a good one for everyone taking part.
    Hadassah is an international Jewish women’s organization which boasts more than 300,000 members worldwide.

  • Sports Briefs 03-16-14

    Soccer meeting is Wednesday

    Los Alamos High School’s girls soccer team will have a meeting Wednesday for all girls interested in playing next season.
    Girls will also have a chance to meet new head coach AJ Herrera. Herrera will take over for outgoing head coach Jiri Kubicek.
    The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the LAHS Speech Theater.
    For more information, call LAHS’ athletic office at 663-2531.

    Pitching, fielding camp coming to White Rock

    The Albuquerque Baseball Academy will host a pitching and fielding camp for youth ages 7-13 in Los Alamos.
    The camp is scheduled for March 29 at Overlook Park.
    The camp will be led by former professional players Ryan Brewer and Lauro Felix.
    Price for participation is $65 per player, $5 of which will be donated to the Justin Solomon Cancer Fund.
    For registration, visit ababaseball.com. Questions may be directed to Brewer by calling 730-6979 or emailing abacademy@ qwestoffice.net.
     

  • On Schedule 03-16-14

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

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Los Lunas, JV, 4 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m.

    Thursday
    Baseball: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Boys track and field: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Public Schools Invite, JV, 3 p.m.

    Friday
    Girls track and field: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Public Schools Invite, JV, 3 p.m.

    Tennis: Los Alamos at Capital Quad, boys and girls varsity, TBA.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Softball: Piedra Vista, Raton and Valencia Los Alamos Invite, JV, TBA.

    Saturday
    Track and field: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Public Schools Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Tennis: Los Alamos at Capital Quad, boys and girls varsity, TBA.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, varsity, TBA; Jemez Valley at Los Alamos, JV, noon.

    Softball: Piedra Vista, Raton and Valencia Los Alamos Invite, JV, TBA.

  • LA's girls results from...

    Here are the results from the March 8 Chile Quad Invitational. Athletes are from Los Alamos unless otherwise indicated.

    100 meters

    1. Nakala Watson, Rio Rancho, 12.53; 2. Elena Gurule, Rio Rancho, 13.22; 3. Zarah
    Gonzales, St. Pius, 13.30; 6. Elizabeth Smeltz, 13.70; 8. Catherine McDonald, 14.30; 9. Jordan Henson, 14.43; 11. April Lopez, 15.11.

    200 meters

    1. Nakala Watson, Rio Rancho, 26.70; 2. Patience Kennedy, St. Pius, 27.99; 3. Sasha Hickox, Rio Rancho, 28.62; 4. Venessa Martinez, 30.43; 5. Kayla Tousley, 31.60; 6. Rose Biggs, 32.26.

    400 meters

    1. Sasha Hickox, Rio Rancho, 1:04.00; 2. Annie Sanchez, St. Pius, 1:05.55; 3. Samantha Mora, St. Pius, 1:08.28; 6. Venessa Martinez, 1:10.99; 7. Rose Biggs, 1:17.59.

    800 meters

    1. Molly Klein, Rio Rancho, 2:26.25; 2. Kathryn Stockton, 2:27.25; 3. Kelli Reagan, St. Pius, 2:28.22; 4. Mikayla Pulliam, 2:28.60; 5. Haley Butler-Moore, 2:31.99; 11. Maria Sandoval, 2:44.83.

    1600 meters

    1. Molly Klein, Rio Rancho, 5:27.91; 2. Julie Giannini, St. Pius, 5:32.54; 3. Claire Archibeck, Academy, 5:40.30; 4. Madison Foley, 5:41.39; 9. Nica Vasquez, 11. Talia Dreicer, 6:00.31; 13. Alexandria Chavaria, 6:41.22; 14. Allison Cunningham, 6:41.76.

    3200 meters

  • Lee, Ferreira among tops at...

    In the New Mexico Xcel state championships, Los Alamos School of Gymnastics’ Atomic Tumblers brought home six all-around medals, a gold, 4 silvers and a bronze, as well as 27 individual event medals (11 gold, 6 silver, and 10 bronze).
    As a team, the Atomic Tumblers placed second in the state at the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels, and third in the Platinum level.
    LASG’s Nyla Lee competed in the silver child’s division and struck gold. Lee brought home four gold medals one for a 36.65 all-around, one for a 9.20 vault, one for a 9.60 parallel bar routine and one for a 9.10 balance beam routine.
    Lee also received a bronze for her 8.75 floor exercise routine.
    Aaliyah Walker also competed in this division and took the bronze in the all-around with 35.50.
    Walker earned a silver medal on beam (9.05) and bronze on both vault (8.75) and bars (9.1).
    Faith Koh of the Atomic Tumblers competed in the silver seniors division finishing fifth with an all-around score of 34.70. She won a gold on bars with a score of 9.30, and she took silver on the beam with a score of 8.95.
    In the child’s gold division Addie Richie took silver with a 34.60.
    Richie picked up three event medals, including a gold on floor (8.60), and bronze on bars (9.00) and beam (8.55).

  • Sports Briefs 03-14-14

    Run For Her Life set for March 30

    The fourth annual Run For Her Life is scheduled for March 30.
    The Run For Her Life is a 5K and 10K race starting at East Park. Race time is 9 a.m.
    Proceeds from the event are donated to charities in the area of breast cancer research.
    Registration forms are available at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center and several other spots around Los Alamos County.
    Electronic copies of the forms may also be found at atomicrunners.com.
    Further race details can be found on the registration form. For more information, call Ted Williams at 672-1639.

    Pitching, fielding camp coming to White Rock

    The Albuquerque Baseball Academy will host a pitching and fielding camp for youth ages 7-13 in Los Alamos.
    The camp is scheduled for March 29 at Overlook Park.
    The camp will be led by former professional players Ryan Brewer and Lauro Felix.
    Price for participation is $65 per player, $5 of which will be donated to the Justin Solomon Cancer Fund.
    For registration, visit ababaseball.com.
    =Questions may be directed to Brewer by calling 505-730-6979 or emailing abacademy at qwestoffice.net.

    Sr. Olympics registration is open