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  • Powerful Storm offense downs LA

    Facing a big challenge in its 2012 home opener, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball hung tough with a big-swinging ballclub.
    Unfortunately, the Cleveland Storm’s offense was too much for the Hilltoppers, despite some solid defensive play.
    Cleveland, a Class 5A school that was averaging better than 18 runs per game heading into Wednesday’s contest, slugged a pair of home runs in the third inning and pushed three important runs across in the top of the seventh to down the Hilltoppers 10-5 at Overlook Park.
    Cleveland, a very good hitting team from top to bottom, had three three-run innings in the contest to help propel it to the win. Only a couple of big defensive plays by the Hilltoppers limited further damage in the third and seventh innings.

  • Sports Update 03-15-12

    Rugby match is Friday

    The Los Alamos boys rugby team will host a match Friday.
    The match, against reigning state champion Rio Rancho, is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Sullivan Field. Admission for the match is free.

    LALL registration is open

    Registration for Los Alamos Little League baseball and softball is open through March 30.
    LALL is for youth ages 4 to 16 who live within the LALL boundaries.
    Interested participants can find more registration information at www.eteamz.com/lall-baseball/.   

    Coach starting new swim club

  • Felton fitting right in to top...

    While going into new, unfamiliar territory is usually enough to get one’s nerves fired up, Matt Felton isn’t feeling that way. Not by a long shot.
    Of course, Felton, the new head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team, has plenty of people around to offer him some friendly advice when he needs it, including the two previous head coaches of the program.
    Felton, who was hired this past fall, officially opened his tenure two weeks ago at the Rio Rancho Chili Quad. After a big showing at last week’s Albuquerque Public Schools kickoff meet, the team is readying this week for a meet hosted by District 2-4A rival Bernalillo.

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  • Sports Update 03-14-12

    Run for Her Life is Sunday
    The second annual Run for Her Life 5K and 10K races are scheduled for March 18.
    The races will start at the Mesa Trailhead near East Park. Race time is 9 a.m.
    All proceeds from the race will go to benefit breast cancer research.
    Registration forms are available at several locations in Los Alamos County. Registrations may also be done online at the Atomic City Roadrunners’ website, www.atomicrunners.com.
    For more information, call 672-1639.

  • Ski Report 03-14-12

    Angel Fire

    48-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 75 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

    30-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 35 trails open.

    Pajarito

    46-inch base. No new snow reported. 33 trails and 3 lifts open. Open daily through Sunday.

    Red River

    50-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 57 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    41-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 34 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Sipapu

    52-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

  • Aggies will meet Hoosiers...

    The New Mexico State University men’s basketball team meets No. 17 Indiana in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday night.
    The Aggies are a No. 13 seed (26-9) taking on the fourth-seeded Hoosiers (25-8). The opening round game will be played at the Rose Center in Portland, Ore., and will be televised by CBS.
    The Aggies are making their 19th NCAA Tournament appearance in school history and second in three years.
    During the 2011-12 season, NMSU won the 2012 WAC Tournament Championship with a big 82-57 victory over Louisiana Tech March 10 in Las Vegas, Nev.
    NMSU has recorded the most wins in a season since the 1992-93 season when it advanced to the NCAA’s Sweet 16.

  • Toppers win on the road against...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team scored eight runs in a three-inning stretch to drop the Moriarty Pintos Tuesday afternoon.
    Los Alamos scored four times in the top of the fourth to take control of Tuesday’s game against Class 4A rival Moriarty. Meanwhile, pitcher Monika Teter came on in relief to throw three straight shutout innings as the Hilltoppers picked up an important road victory, topping the Pintos 12-7.
    It was the first game for Los Alamos in a week, as its previous outing at the Piedra Vista Invitational and its scheduled home opener against Cleveland were both called due to weather. Los Alamos’ game with Cleveland was rescheduled for today.

  • LA holds off a late charge top...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team held off a comeback attempt by the Hope Christian Huskies to win at home Tuesday.
    Right fielder Austin Aslin speared a fly ball tailing away from him down the line to save a run in the sixth inning. Meanwhile, pitcher Danny Finn, making his first start of the season, threw four innings of one-hit ball as the Hilltoppers dropped the Huskies 5-2 at Bomber Field.
    It was the fifth win in six outings for the Hilltoppers (6-4), who are heading into a tough test at the Piedra Vista Invitational this weekend.

  • Lobos to face LBSU in opener

    It was a good day for national exposure for the University of New Mexico and even a better day for Steve Alford and his Mountain West Champion New Mexico Lobos as they were handed a No. 5 seed and shipped to Portland, Ore.
    Thursday, the Lobos will battle Long Beach State, the No. 12 seed.
    The value for a program falling into the NCAA bracket was reflected even before the NCAA Selection show began on CBS. Alford was the last live interview heading into the national show.
    The Lobos didn’t have to wait long as his team was called early in the show.