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  • Boys golf: LA holds off Raton...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team finished as the runner-up at Monday’s Capital City Invitational.
    Los Alamos held off Raton by one stroke in team competition to pick up the runner-up spot at the tournament, held at the Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe.
    The Hilltoppers finished with a solid team score of 327 while Raton, paced by overall individual winner Joe Apache, earned a 328.
    Thomas Herrera, the Hilltoppers’ top player, finished fourth in the individual competition Monday. Herrera finished with a 2-over 74.
    Two-time defending Class 3A state champion St. Michael’s finished the tournament with a 302 to take the team title. Apache shot a red-hot 3-under par to win the individual title.

  • Girls golf: Toppers struggle in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team limped through its worst showing of the 2010-11 season Monday.
    Los Alamos opened up its spring half of the season at the Ruidoso Invitational, which continued today. In the opening round Monday, Los Alamos shot a 395, 40 shots above its worst score of the fall season.
    The tournament’s opening round was played at the Links at Sierra Blanca. Today’s round was scheduled for Cree Meadows Golf Course.
    Los Alamos, which qualified for the state tournament during the fall season, wanted to get a look at its potential opponents from the southern part of the state, many of which take part at the annual Ruidoso tournament.

  • Tennis: LA teams finish second...

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls tennis teams won three of four duals matches at the Albuquerque Academy Invitational this weekend.
    The Hilltopper squads knocked out some solid competition at the tournament, hosted by Academy’s Chargers Friday and Saturday, with both teams losing only to the likely No. 1 Class 4A seeds in the state.
    Los Alamos’ girls picked up arguably their biggest win of the season to date Friday, topping the Goddard Rockets 6-3 Friday.
     Los Alamos girls head coach Bruce Cottrell said a potential No. 2 seed at the state tournament hung in the balance in that contest — one of the most important determining factors in state seeding is head-to-head results.

  • Schwartzel wins the Masters--see...

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Charl Schwartzel gave this Masters a finish it deserved.

    On an amazing Sunday at Augusta National, where the roars came from everywhere and for everyone and didn't stop until it was over, Schwartzel emerged from the madness by becoming the first Masters champion to close with four straight birdies.

    His final putt from 20 feet curled into the side of the cup for a 6-under 66, the best closing round at the Masters in 22 years. It gave the 26-year-old South African a two-shot victory over Australians Adam Scott and Jason Day.

    "Just an exciting day," Schwartzel said. "So many roars, and that atmosphere out there was just incredible. A phenomenal day."

  • Track and field: Toppers heading...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls track and field teams will take several athletes to the Marilyn Sepulveda Meet of Champions Monday.
    The Sepulveda Invitational is the most prestigious meet of the regular track and field season. Individuals taking part in the invitation-only meet have posted the top marks in the state, irrespective of their teams’ classifications.
    The meet is hosted by Albuquerque Academy.
    Los Alamos’ Chase Ealey will compete in three different events at the meet Monday, while Lindsay Benage and Laura Wendelberger were invited to compete in two events.
    In all, 10 Hilltoppers will travel to Monday’s meet to compete in 14 events.

  • Schedule for April 11-16

    Monday
    Boys golf: Los Alamos at Capital City Invite, varsity, 9 a.m.

    Girls golf: Los Alamos at Ruidoso Invite, varsity, 9 a.m.

    Tennis: Española Valley at Los Alamos, boys and girls varsity, 3 p.m.

    Track and field: Los Alamos at Marilyn Sepulveda Invite, boys and girls varsity, 3 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Girls golf: Los Alamos at Ruidoso Invite, varsity, 9 a.m.

    Boys golf: Los Alamos at Bosque Invite, varsity, 9 a.m.

    Tennis: Taos at Los Alamos, boys and girls varsity, 3 p.m.

    Boys track and field: LAMS Invite, 3 p.m.

    Girls track and field: LAMS at Pojoaque Invite, TBA.

    Wednesday

  • Softball: LA sweeps pair from...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team blasted the Capital Jaguars in a pair of District 2-4A games Saturday at Overlook Park.
    Los Alamos needed just 9-1/2 innings to close out the two games against the Jaguars. Los Alamos scored eight runs in the third inning as it cruised to a 15-2 win in the opener, then came back from an early 3-0 deficit to breeze to a 15-5 win in five innings.
    The victories moved the Hilltoppers to 3-0 in the district standings. The Hilltoppers are looking to repeat in 2-4A, but will have a huge test Friday when they host the Bernalillo Spartans.
    Capital (1-14 overall, 0-2 in 2-4A) was held to just two hits in the opener.

  • Girls track and field: Toppers...

    With about a month left in the season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team already has its sights set on the state Class 4A meet.
    And with a good shot at claiming its third straight state title, the expectations are high.
    Los Alamos had its first chance of the 2011 season to display its talents for the home crowd to see Friday afternoon. Los Alamos hosted four other teams at the Los Alamos Classic at Sullivan Field.
    At that meet, the Hilltoppers held off a big charge from the Aztec Tigers. The Tigers, a Class 4A foe, picked up for wins on the day.

  • Boys track and field: LA comes...

    There are still plenty of things to work out for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team.
    However, the Hilltoppers have been able to get over some big bumps during this 2011 season, as evidenced by their performance Friday afternoon.
    The Hilltoppers overcame an early disqualification in the 400 meter relay Friday and came back against a solid Aztec Tiger team to win the Los Alamos Classic. The Hilltoppers picked up 124 team points, topping the runner-up Tigers’ total of 100. Hope Christian finished in third with 67 points.
    Los Alamos had strong performances at the end of the meet to earn the come-from-behind victory.

  • Running: Bob Weeks is tops at...

    Bob Weeks took top honors at the first Pace Race of the 2011 season.
    The Pace Race is a weekly event hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners. Races are held every Tuesday during daylight-savings time hours.
    Tuesday’s Pace Race was the Cooper’s Run and was held at Canyon Rim Trail.
    Weeks missed his predicted finish time by just five seconds on the 1.5-mile course. He nipped Alexander Romero, who was seven seconds off. Sarah Krazter had a 12-second error.
    Kratzer was also the first women’s finisher on the course, completing it in 13:42. Jamie Jablin was first among all finishers with his time of 8:32.