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Today's Sports

  • Deming is big winner in 4A

    The Deming Wildcats won both ends of the Class 4A golf championship tournament Tuesday.
    The Wildcat girls shot nearly identical scores both Monday and Tuesday to finish with 709 total shots, 27 shots better than runner-up Albuquerque Academy. The Wildcat boys nipped the St. Pius X Sartans by six strokes, earning a team total of 633.
    This year’s 4A tournament was played at New Mexico Tech in Socorro.
    Goddard finished third in girls team play and Artesia was third for the boys.
    Taylar Jaramillo of Belen won the girls individual title by a five-stroke margin (153) while Deryk Perales of Deming took the boys title by just two strokes.

  • Topes Notes 05-09-12

    Isotopes continue their hot streak with win at Tacoma

  • Sports Update 05-09-12

    Athletic night set for May 22

    The Los Alamos High School athletic department will host its eighth grade athletic night May 22 at the Duane Smith Auditorium. The presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m.
    The presentation is for any students entering the ninth grade for the 2012-13 academic year who are interested in taking part in athletics. Coaches from both boys and girls athletic programs will be available during the presentation.
    For more information, call the LAHS athletic department at 663-2531.

  • Toppers will be tested in 2nd...

    If the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team wants to advance further into the Class 4A playoffs, it will have to do something it failed to do during the regular season, namely, beat Los Lunas.
    The Hilltoppers (20-7) will take on Los Lunas’ Tigers Thursday in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs. They will meet at 8 a.m. at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho.
    Los Alamos earned its first postseason win since 2009 last weekend by knocking off the St. Pius X Sartans. Now, it must find a way to top the Tigers (24-2), the No. 3 overall seed.

  • Stayin' Alive

    Los Alamos’ Kristin Christensen leaps into the air as she crosses the plate following her solo home run Saturday. Los Alamos earned a trip to Thursday’s quarterfinal round of the state Class 4A tournament by topping St. Pius X 5-4 at Overlook Park.

  • Gattiker, Rees are top predictors

    A pair of runners finished tied for best prediction on the long course of last week's Atomic City Roadrunners' Pace Race.

    The Pace Race is a weekly event hosted by the Roadrunners. It is held at various locations around Los Alamos County during Daylight Savings Time.

    In all, 30 runners and walkers took part in last week's race, which was held Tuesday evening. It started at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink.

    The winners of the weekly races are determined by who comes closest to predicting their actual finish time. Pace Races consist of both 1- and 3-mile courses.

  • LA wins both ends of 2-4A track...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls track and field teams were both winners at the District 2-4A championship meet this weekend.

    Los Alamos' girls finished with a total of 209.5 points, nearly as many as its next three district opponents combined. The Hilltopper boys had their closest finish in district in several seasons, but still prevailed by 62.5 points.

    This year's district meet was hosted by Santa Fe.

    Both teams will take part in the Class 4A state meet which is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex in Albuquerque. Field events start at 8 a.m. Friday.

  • Topper baseball, tennis teams...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team made an early exit from the Class 4A state tournament this past weekend.
    The Hilltoppers (19-8) weren’t able to bounce back from an opening-game loss in their best-of-three series with the Miyamura Patriots in the opening round of the 4A baseball playoffs. The Patriots, who shut out the Hilltoppers 4-0 in Friday night’s Game 1, picked up a 5-2 victory at Bomber Field in Game 2 of the series to advance to the state quarterfinal round where it will face Artesia.
    Los Alamos, the No. 7 seed in the tournament, never led in 14 innings of play at Bomber Field.
    It was the final appearance in the careers of Hilltopper seniors Austin Aslin, Nick Baker, Kyle Parks, Thomas Russell, JD Weiss and Zeke Zumbro.

  • Hilltoppers hold on to top St....

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team survived the first round by surviving the final inning of Saturday’s Class 4A playoff contest.
    The Hilltoppers, the No. 6 seed in the 4A playoffs, had a 5-1 lead heading into the seventh inning against the 11th-seeded St. Pius X Sartans. But the Sartans rallied and had the tying and go-ahead runs in scoring position Saturday at Overlook Park.
    However, Los Alamos ace pitcher Monika Teter retired the final two batters to preserve a 5-4 decision and send her team to the second round.
    By hanging on, the Hilltoppers will advance in the tournament for the first time since 2009. They will take on the Los Lunas Tigers Thursday morning at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho.

  • Roundup: Softball advances,...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team survived a late comeback attempt to top the St. Pius X Sartans in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs.

    The Hilltopper baseball team, however, was dispatched early from the postseason.

    Los Alamos’ softball team was up 5-1 heading into the top of the seventh inning Saturday at Overlook Park, but St. Pius rallied for three runs to make things interesting. Los Alamos, however, held on in the final inning to pick up a 5-4 decision.

    The Hilltoppers’ win is the first time in three years they will advance past the Class 4A postseason opening round. The Hilltoppers, the No. 6 seed, move on to double-elimination play starting Thursday in Rio Rancho.