Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • LA girls advance, boys fall in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team was knocked out of the state Class 4A tournament Friday night by the Albuquerque Academy Chargers.

    Los Alamos, the No. 8 seed, drew top-seeded Academy in the second round. Academy, the most decorated team in state history, shut out Los Alamos 9-0.

    Earlier Friday, Los Alamos shut out the ninth-seeded Deming Wildcats to advance to the second round.

    Santa Fe, which nipped the Hilltoppers for the 2012 District 2-4A championship, was still alive in the tournament heading into this morning’s play. The Demons, the No. 6 seed, were scheduled to play No. 2 seed Farmington at the Jerry Cline Tennis Complex in Albuquerque.

    Academy will take on fourth-seeded Goddard later this morning.

  • Toppers shut out in first game...

    If the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team wants to advance in the Class 4A playoffs this season, it's going to have to do it the hard way.

    The Hilltoppers fell in game one of the best-of-three series to the Miyamura Patriots Friday at Bomber Field, 4-0, leaving it just one game from elimination.

    Saturday's Game 2 of the series is set for 11 a.m. Game 3, if necessary, will start approximately 30 minutes following the conclusion of Game 2.

    Los Alamos, the No. 7 seed in the Class 4A postseason, drew 10th-seeded Miyamura, but Miyamura was the sharper looking team in Friday’s opening contest. Miyamura rallied for three runs in the top of the sixth inning and Los Alamos couldn’t answer back late.

  • LA takes on rival St. Pius X

    Not only will the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team be hosting a game in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs, that game will be a good ol’ fashioned grudge match.
    The Hilltoppers will meet up with an old foe, the St. Pius X Sartans, to open the 4A playoffs. The winner of the opening round single-elimination games will advance to double-elimination play next week in Albuquerque.
    This will be the second time in three seasons the Hilltoppers will face the Sartans in the tournament opener. The Sartans tripped up the Hilltoppers 4-1 in the 2010 tournament in Las Cruces.
    Los Alamos manager Roger Anaya said that was a game his team had chances to win, but simply couldn’t find the key hits when it needed them.

  • LA's No. 1 doubles team,...

    ALBUQUERQUE – The Los Alamos Hilltopper tennis teams earned two third-place finishes and a fourth-place finish at the 2012 state Class 4A individual championships Thursday.
    Los Alamos’ top doubles team of Gillian Hsieh-Ratliff/Madeline Margevicius held off teammates Colleen Fitzsimmons/Susanna Lucido in the third-place match of the girls doubles draw, while Hilltopper Stephen Townsley dropped Albuquerque Academy’s Alex Dunning in their match to claim third place.
    Hsieh-Ratliff/Margevicius nearly pulled off a stunning comeback against MacKenzie Pavlik/Shayla Baysinger of Farmington in the semifinals after dropping the first set and going down in the second set.

  • Sports Update 05-03-12

    Bower Run is May 12
    The local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will host the Jerry Bower Memorial 5K May 12.
    The run will start behind the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos. Race time is 9 a.m.
    Registration forms are available at several different sites around Los Alamos County. For more information, visit the website or call 672-1639.
    Fuego to be in LA Sunday
    The Santa Fe Fuego professional baseball team will be at Bomber Field Sunday.
    The Fuego, which plays in the Pecos League, will visit Bomber Field from 1-4 p.m.
    The first game of the regular season for the Fuego is May 8 at Trinidad, Colo. The first home game is set for May 9 at Fort Marcy Park.

  • LA doubles teams advance at state

    Both of the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls doubles teams survived the first round of the state Class 4A draw Wednesday.
    Los Alamos’ Gillian Hsieh-Ratliff/Madeline Margevicius topped Goddard’s Cassels/DuCharme to advance into this morning’s quarterfinal round at the Jerry Cline Tennis Center.
    While Hsieh-Ratliff/Margevicius is the No. 3 seed in the girls doubles competition, fourth-seeded Colleen Fitzsimmons/Susanna Lucido topped a team from Silver to move on to the quarterfinals. Fitzsimmons/Lucido was scheduled to meet up with fifth-seeded Bridget Flemming/Taylor Roach of St. Pius X this morning.
    Results from today’s matches were unavailable as of press time.

  • LA's Mang named player of...

    Jared Mang of Los Alamos was named the District 2-4A Player of the Year for the 2012 baseball season.
    Mang, a sophomore, was selected as the top player in 2-4A this season by the district’s managers. Mang was also the most dominant player in district last year, but was probably passed over for the Player of the Year honor because he was only an eighth grader.
    The Hilltoppers placed five players on the All-District first team this season and put three more on the second team. Additionally, the Hilltoppers’ Mike Gill was named Manager of the Year.
    Los Alamos went 11-1 in 2-4A this season, winning the 2012 district championship.

  • LA faces unknown quanity in...

    The 2012 regular season ended on a high note for the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team. This weekend, the Hilltoppers will find out if they can sustain it.
    Los Alamos will take on the Miyamura Patriots in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs. Los Alamos, the No. 7 seed in the 4A tournament, has the honor of hosting 10th-seeded Miyamura, a relatively new school in Gallup.
    One of the Hilltoppers’ challenges heading into the series is the fact they’ve been idle for the better part of two weeks. They’ve played just three games since April 21 and all three of those games were against winless Capital, a team they outscored 68-0.

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