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Today's Sports

  • Baseball: LA sweeps in big 2AAAA...

    After a big come-from-behind win in game one, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team didn’t want to slow its momentum heading into game two.

    Scoring seven runs in the home half of the first inning would keep that momentum going just fine.

    After a tight, contentious opener against the Española Valley Sundevils Saturday, Los Alamos thumped the Sundevils in the nightcap at Bomber Field. Los Alamos took the first game 11-10, then blasted the Sundevils in game two, 15-2.

  • Softball: LA earns district...

    If the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team wanted to keep things interesting throughout both games of Saturday’s doubleheader, it accomplished that task.

    Hosting a crucial District 2AAAA twinbill Saturday, Los Alamos had to come from behind in both contests against the Española Valley Sundevils. But when it needed to, it came through with some huge offensive innings.

  • Girls track and field: LA...

    As has been the case for much of the season so far, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team earned an impressive victory Saturday.

    Los Alamos won a whopping 12 events as it took the team title going away at Saturday’s Capital City Invitational. Los Alamos finished with 209 team points, a better total than the next four schools in the final team standings combined.

  • Golf: Third round begins at...

    AUGUSTA, Ga. — Finding himself in a familiar position heading to the weekend at Augusta National, Tiger Woods flashed a smile that oozed with confidence.

    The kind of smile that harkens back to the days of Jack Nicklaus and what they used to say about him:

    He knows he's going to beat you — and he knows that you know he's going to beat you.

  • Basketball: Cops, firefighters...

    Members of the Los Alamos Fire Department and Los Alamos Police Department will square off in a charity basketball game Saturday night.

    “The Battle of the Badges” is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Griffith Gymnasium. Approximately a dozen representatives from each public safety department will take part in the game and several more will be running the concession stand and volunteering in other capacities at the event.

    Admission is $5 per person. Kids 10 and under will be admitted free of charge.

  • Running: Romeros top field at...

    Father and son tied for the top prediction in the first Atomic City Roadrunners pace race of the 2010 season.

    The Roadrunners kicked off their season Tuesday evening along the 1.5-mile Diamond Dr./Sandia Dr./Trinity Dr. loop.

    Ted Romero and his son Daniel finished Tuesday’s race missing their predicted finish times by just 6 seconds each. Another Romero, Alexander, was the fastest male finisher on the course (10 minutes, 44 seconds), followed by Daniel Romero (10:57) and Ted Romero (11:16).

  • Update: McBride resigns from LA...

    John McBride resigns from girls golf

    Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf head coach John McBride has resigned his post, Los Alamos High School’s athletic office announced Thursday afternoon.

    Hilltopper boys head coach John Stam will oversee both programs for the balance of the season.

    No reason was given for McBride’s resignation.

    Kirk’s game Saturday will be streamed

    Los Alamos Hilltopper star basketball player Alex Kirk will be featured in the showcase game of the Jack Jones Shootout Saturday.

  • UPDATE: LA teams top Bernalillo

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball and softball teams were winners at home Wednesday.

    The Hilltopper baseball team rallied in its final at-bat Wednesday at Bomber Field, knocking off the Bernalillo Spartans 9-8 in an important District 2AAAA game. In White Rock, the Hilltoppers survived a late-game surge by the Spartans to earn a 10-7 victory.

    Read today's Monitor for more information on each game.

  • Baseball: Hilltoppers come up...

    Heading into Wednesday’s District 2AAAA contest, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team was looking for a spark.

    It found that spark with its last at-bat.

    Down to its last out of the ballgame against the Bernalillo Spartans, Los Alamos center fielder Ryan Schleft belted a double down the left field line to drive in three runs and give his team a 9-8 victory in an important district contest Wednesday at Bomber Field.

    Schleft’s game-winning hit, coming off a 3-1 count, brought Jordan Sandoval, Thomas Russell and Zeke Zumbro around.

  • Softball: LA holds on to top...

    A couple of big innings for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team proved to be enough to survive through a big Bernalillo Spartan inning late Wednesday.

    Los Alamos built up a 9-4 lead on the strength of a 4-run fifth inning Wednesday, but Bernalillo wouldn’t go away, scoring three times in the top of the sixth to make things plenty interesting.

    The Hilltoppers would prevail, however, pushing a run across in the bottom of the sixth and holding in the top of the seventh to take Wednesday’s contest 10-7.