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  • Sports Update 05-17-12

    ’Topper Soccer School returning
    The Los Alamos High School boys soccer program is hosting its annual ’Topper Soccer School starting on June 4.
    The Soccer School is for boys and girls ages 3-9.
    Session 1 is set for June 4-8 at Sullivan Field. Session II will be June 18-22 at Rover Park in White Rock.
    Price for participation is $35 for one session or $50 for both sessions. Registration deadline for the first session is May 29.
    Registration forms and further information can be found at laschools.net/athletics under the “Camps” tab. Other questions can be directed to Marsha Parker at 672-1558.

  • JMTR returns for 7th year...

    The Las Conchas Fire’s legacy was far-reaching, enough so that it has had an effect on the upcoming Jemez Mountain Trail Runs.
    The Jemez Mountain Trail Runs, an event now in its seventh year, is scheduled for Saturday. The competition has, in a relatively short period of time, attracted quite a following and gained recognition by running enthusiasts as a particularly challenging coursea.
    The runs consist of a 50-mile, 50-kilometer and half-marathon. The 50-mile run gets going at 5 a.m., with the 50K set for 6 a.m. and the half-marathon at 8 a.m.
    All the runs start and end near the Los Alamos Posse Shack on North Mesa.

  • Teter is Player of Year

    Monika Teter was picked as the top player in District 2-4A for the 2012 softball season.
    Teter, a senior for the Los Alamos Hilltoppers, was named as the Player of the Year by the district this season after going 8-1 as a starter during the 2-4A season.
    Teter, who was also named the top player in 2-4A for 2011, was one of six Hilltoppers named to the All-District 2-4A first team for 2012, along with Kristin Christensen, Micaela Christensen, Erin Kirk, Emily Lucero and Dancie Smith.
    Los Alamos led the first team with six nods, while district runner-up Bernalillo had four picks get onto the first team.
    Also for the season, Roger Anaya of Los Alamos was named Manager of the Year. It was the third straight Manager of the Year honor for Anaya.

  • Topes Notes 05-16-12

    Isotopes bats quieted vs. Bees

  • Hilltoppers cement a place in...

    ALBUQUERQUE — Regardless of whether it continues, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team’s domination at the state level has been quite remarkable.
    Los Alamos has been a major player in anything running related for much of its history, but it may be some time before anyone, perhaps even the school itself, will be able to repeat its current success.

  • Topes Notes 05-15-12

    The Albuquerque Isotopes were nipped in a close contest Monday at Salt Lake City.
    Salt Lake City Bees starting pitcher Garrett Richards (4-1) held the Isotopes to just two runs through seven innings as the Bees won the third game of the teams’ four-game series 3-2.
    It was the first win of the series for Salt Lake City (19-20) against the red-hot Isotopes (24-15), who have won nine of their last 12 decisions, including five of seven on their current eight-game road trip.
    Richards gave up just four hits through seven innings to pick up the win.

  • Bower Run benefits disease...

    The local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association hosted its Jerry Bower Memorial 5K Run/Walk Saturday.
    The 5K attracted 20 runners and walkers Saturday. Proceeds from the event went to support research in the field of Alzheimer’s disease.
    The top finishers in this year’s 5K were Chris Buntain and Nikol Strother, both of Los Alamos. Buntain finished the race in 22 minutes, 14 seconds, more than five minutes better than runner-up James Keane. Strother posted a time of 24:26, nearly three-and-a-half minutes faster than Elizabeth Wilson.

    Here are the results from Saturday’s Jerry Bower Memorial 5K:

    Men

    19 and under
    1. Chris Buntain, 22:14.

    20-29

  • Lakers struggling to right the...

    Kobe Bryant hit his only shot that really mattered, then celebrated by slapping hands with Justin Timberlake. In the closing seconds of a Game 7 playoff win, the stars were aligning in Los Angeles once again, just like old times.
    Except this was a first-round playoff series against a seriously less talented opponent. And these aren’t anything like old times.
    The Lakers used to swagger through the playoffs with an attitude, mostly because Bryant would always seem to find a way to make them win. Now, after a rout at the hands of Oklahma City in Game 1 of the conference semifinals, even Bryant may not have anything left in his bag of tricks to use against the Thunder.

  • ’Topper boys place 4th in team...

    ALBUQUERQUE – Despite having a relatively small contingent in the Class 4A track and field meet, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys were in contention the entire way for a trophy.
    Los Alamos, which pulled out a state title in the final event of the state championship, the 1600 meter relay, finished with 38 points, just one point behind third-place finisher Piedra Vista.
    The Hilltoppers overachieved in several events to put themselves in contention and picked up a pair of state event titles along the way.
    The Albuquerque Academy Chargers picked up the team victory. In an unusually low-scoring meet, the Chargers earned 55 points, not a whopping total but enough to top runner-up Bloomfield by 13 points.

  • LA Girls Win 4th Straight State...

    ALBUQUERQUE — The fourth time might have been the charm.
    It went down to the wire at the Class 4A state championship meet this weekend, but the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls clinched their fourth consecutive state title.
    Los Alamos needed virtually every bit of the top performances from its top athletes at the 4A state meet, held at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex, to earn its fourth title in a row. The Hilltoppers grabbed 78 points, just holding onto the top spot and fending off a stout charge from the Aztec Tigers.