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  • 'Toppers take 2 from...

    BERNALILLO — The District 2-4A season could’ve scarcely started better for the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team.
    The Hilltoppers, playing on the road, took a tight 5-3 ballgame in the opener of their district twinbill with the Bernalillo Spartans, then exploded for 12 runs in the final three innings to pick up a victory in the nightcap, 14-1.
    Los Alamos and Bernalillo have slugged it out for several seasons for control of 2-4A. In 2012, the early advantage goes to the Hilltoppers.
    “It was big,” said Los Alamos pitcher Steven Williams, who threw a gem in game two. “We really wanted to show them what we were made of. We have never played them too good, but we made sure we gave them a game this time.”

  • Sports Update 03-23-12

    Skurikhin wins Level 7 all-around

    Katya Skurikhin of Los Alamos School of Gymnastics picked up four gold medals at the National Association of Women’s Gymnastics Judges’ optional meet earlier this month.
    Skurikhin dominated the Level 7 junior division, earning first place in the vault competition (9.30), uneven parallel bars (9.35) and floor exercise (9.15). Skurikhin also earned first all-around with her score 35.80.
    The competition was held at Precision Gymnastics in Albuquerque.
    Also at the event LASG Level 7 gymnast Luvina Lucero took third place on balance beam and was fifth in the all-around competition.

    Sr. Olympics sign-ups are open

  • LA sends 2 players to Belen

    Only two Los Alamos Hilltopper golfers were able to attend this spring’s opening tournament Thursday.
    Los Alamos’ Johnny Osden and Jin Park took part in the Abbie Paz Invitational, held at Tierra Del Sol Golf Course in Belen.
    Turnout at the tournament was very low due to state standardized testing going on this week. Only one participating school fielded a full team going in.
    Osden shot a 91 on the day, which placed him fourth overall in the boys event. Park finished with a 98.
    Martin Campbell of Belen had the low round of the boys tournament, shooting an 84. Colby Kerr of Los Lunas had an 85.

  • Toppers, Spartans meet in...

    The District 2-4A baseball and softball seasons officially get going for Los Alamos Saturday and both in the same spot.
    Both the Hilltopper teams will meet up for big doubleheaders against what has been their toughest district rival in recent years. Los Alamos will square off against the Bernalillo Spartans for twin twinbills in Bernalillo.
    The Spartan softball team has been as good as any team in 4A so far. The Spartan baseball team has limped out of the gate but could turn its season around in a hurry with a good showing against Los Alamos.

  • Fishing Report 03-23-12

    Northwest

    Abiquiu Lake: There have been very few anglers on the lake. Fishing has been slow for all species.
    Albuquerque area drains: Fishing on the Albuquerque and Bernalillo Drains was slow. We had no reports from Corrales, Peralta or Belen.
    Bluewater Lake: The lake is free of ice and fishing for trout has been good for anglers using corn and yellow Power Bait . Fishing for tiger musky has been fair using in-line spinners, swim baits and jerk baits for musky up to 36 inches. The surface water temp was about 38 degrees.

  • Skiesta likely to cap season at...

    It’s one of the biggest events of the ski season at Pajarito Mountain and this year it looks to be the last event of any kind there.
    Skiesta, the big blowout party celebrating the final days of the ski season, is scheduled for Saturday at Pajarito. But with spring quickly setting in and temperatures rising, Pajarito’s 2011-12 season is drawing to a close.
    It was a strange year for Pajarito. Despite good snowfall this winter — considerably more than many long-range forecasts were predicting — and coming off the heels of a rough 2010-11 season, the type of crowds the ski area was hoping to see seemed never to arrive.

  • Girls tennis sweeps match with...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team thumped the Española Valley Sundevils 9-0 in their match Tuesday at Española Valley.
    Los Alamos didn’t lose a single set Tuesday despite shuffling its lineup considerably. Susanna Lucido played in the No. 1 singles spot and earned a 6-3, 6-4 victory over the Sundevils’ No. 1, Fran Lopez.
    Tuesday’s contest was the first time in nearly a decade Los Alamos has traveled to Española Valley. The tennis courts in Española Valley fell into disrepair and were unplayable until they were renovated in the offseason.
    Los Alamos’ top players will travel to the Carlsbad Invitational this weekend while the rest of its team will play in a tournament in Taos.

  • Commentary: Tebow walking into a...

    NEW YORK — Chaotic, arrogant, sometimes even crass.
    And if you think the New York Jets are bad, you should see their fans.
    Welcome to The Big Apple, Tim Tebow. If you can make it there ... well, let’s just say the attention you received in Denver — the obsessing over your throwing technique, what kind of teammate you were, your religious beliefs, your musical preferences, where you went for dinner and, yes, even your Tebowing — will seem like a quick once-over compared to the microscope you’ll be under in Manhattan.
    “I think it’s a great market; it’s a great city,” Tebow said late Wednesday night.
    Better watch what you wish for.

  • Romero, Baron among top race...

    Alexander Romero won his second consecutive Run for Her Life 5-kilometer race Sunday.
    Romero was the top men’s finisher on the 5K course with his time of 19 minutes, 55 seconds.
    Run for Her Life, in its second year, is a fundraising event hosted by the local chapter of Hadassah. Proceeds from the 5K and 10K trail runs go to support research in the field of breast cancer.
    The event was held on the Mesa Trail near East Park.
    Romero nipped his older brother Nathan by four seconds to win the men’s 5K event. Kelly Sanchez was the women’s top overall finisher in the 5K with her time of 26:24.

  • NFL suspends Payton

    The National Football League announced on its website the New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton will be suspended for one season without pay for his role in the Saints’ bounty program.
    The league levied punishments for Payton, team general manager Mickey Loomis and former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams Wednesday morning. The NFL Players Union requested the team not take any action on the involved Saints defensive players until the union completed its own investigation.
    According to NFL.com, Williams has been suspended indefinitely and Loomis has been suspended for the first eight games of the 2012 season.