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Today's Sports

  • Friends recall Micah True:...

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Up mountainsides, through deserts and the wildest of rugged terrain, there was little that could break the serenity or solitude of Micah True as he ran. Only, perhaps, the pounding beat of his heart or the rhythm of his feet as they hit the trail, mile after mile after mile.

    For True, running — the pure act of traveling relentlessly long distances — was a passion that needed no justification. To those who knew him well, it also brought forth an intense playfulness in the 58-year-old ultra-marathon runner.

  • Kentucky beats Kansas for NCAA...

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Before his confetti-flecked suit gets back from the cleaners, John Calipari will be on the road.

    Such is life for a coach who recruits all that NBA-ready talent — especially when those players get in the habit of bringing championships back to their ol' Kentucky home.

    Cal's latest group of one-and-doners doesn't have much left to prove at this level. Despite a rough shooting night by the best of Kentucky's talented freshmen, Anthony Davis, the Wildcats defeated Kansas 67-59 on Monday night to win their eighth national title, and first since 1998.

  • Sports Schedule April 2-6

    Monday

    Golf: Los Alamos at Bernalillo Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Tuesday

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Capital, JV, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Capital, JV, 4 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Baseball: Capital at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Capital at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Friday

    Tennis: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy, boys and girls varsity, 8 a.m.

    Saturday

    Tennis: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy, boys and girls varsity, 8 a.m.

    Softball: Raton at Los Alamos, varsity, JV, 2 p.m.

    Baseball: Pojoaque at Los Alamos, JV, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

  • LA girls track takes third at APS

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track team finished in third place at Saturday’s Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational meet.
    The Hilltopper girls placed third at APS, behind Cleveland and La Cueva both Class 5A schools. The Hilltoppers finished with 74 points, edging out Eldorado for third place by a single point.
    Albuquerque Academy, the only other competing 4A school, finished with just 11 points in the nine-team meet.
    Freshman Chelsea Chalacombe picked up her first state meet qualifying mark of the season in the shot put with her throw of 33 feet, 9 inches. Also making the cut Saturday was Miranda Barraza in the 3,200 meters, posting a time of 12:23.72.

  • LA splits pair of district games

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball dropped the nightcap of its District 2-4A doubleheader Saturday against the Española Valley Sundevils after winning the opener at Bomber Field.
    The Sundevils bounced back from a first-game loss to top the Hilltoppers 6-5 and pick up the split. The Hilltoppers handily won the first game 8-1.
    Los Alamos ace JD Weiss picked up the complete game victory in the opener, allowing just one run in the top of the first and holding the Sundevils scoreless the rest of the way.
    Despite the game two loss, the Hilltoppers (12-6 overall, 4-1 in 2-4A) still hold a one-game edge over the Sundevils in the district race.
    The two teams are scheduled to play again April 18 in the valley.

  • ´Toppers pick up big district...

    It was bombs away for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team in the opening game of a critical doubleheader Saturday against Española Valley.
    The Hilltoppers clubbed three home runs in game one Saturday at Overlook Park, winning the opener 11-0. In game two, Hilltopper Monika Teter mowed down 14 batters in six innings to give her team a 6-0 victory and the sweep.
    Los Alamos and Española Valley went into the contest holding the top two spots in the District 2-4A race, but by picking up the sweep, Los Alamos is firmly in control and is just one victory away from making it to the halfway point in the district season with a perfect record.

  • Results from Duke City Soccer...

    Here are the results for local teams competing in the Duke City Soccer League for week three:
     
    On the girls side, strong defensive play by Valerie Li, Elsa Gram, Jordan Bailey, and Robyn Hollis secured a 1-0 win for the Kixx 2000 over the Alameda Animals and improved its season record to 2-1.
    Ashley Atencio scored the winning goal on a through-ball from Lauren Harris.
    The U13 Kixx 99 played the number one-ranked team in the bracket and lost 3-0.
    Rachelle Stokes, Emily Mercer, Claire Ticknor and Madison Koller led a strong defense.  Kixx99 had dozens of scoring chances by Kayla Parker, Sienna Ahlers, Rachael Thoma and Maria Sandoval. Goalkeeper Ashley Logan finished the contest with 6 saves.

  • Hilltoppers close out Chargers...

    The offense for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team came on so quickly in the late innings Thursday manager Roger Anaya didn’t even realize his team was closing in on victory.
    Alyssa Mojica singled to drive in Dancie Smith to finish off Thursday’s game with one out in the bottom of the fifth as Anaya was preparing to send in a relief pitcher in the top of the sixth.
    Los Alamos scored seven runs in its final two at-bats to close out the Albuquerque Academy Chargers early. Los Alamos pushed four runs across the plate in the last inning to pick up a 10-0 win at Overlook Park.

  • Fishing Report 03-30-12

    Catches of the Week

     

    Heron Lake: March 21, Frank Ortiz caught a 10-pound lake trout. He was using a horsehead jig.

    Quemado Lake: March 23, Hamp Vandever of Thoreau caught a 20-inch rainbow trout. He was using salmon eggs.

    Elephant Butte Lake: March 25, Aaron Smith of Los Lunas caught and released a 4.19-pound largemouth bass. He was using a jerk bait.

     

  • ’Toppers romp past Demons

    Los Alamos second baseman Nick Baker squares for a bunt during the first inning of the Hilltoppers’ game against the Santa Fe Demons Wednesday. A big top of the first propelled the Hilltoppers to a big road win.