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Today's Sports

  • Gymnastics: Schake wins age...

    Gymnast Hayley Schake was the top level 7 scorer at the New Mexico State Optional Championships, leading a good showing by several local residents.

    The Optional Championships were held March 20 in Albuquerque. In all, 47 gymnasts took part in the event.

    Schake, who competes for Zia Gymnastics in Santa Fe, finished the competition with an all-around score of 37.625, the best of any level 7 competitors.

  • UPDATE: Baseball, softball teams...

    Both the Los Alamos baseball and softball teams were big winners at home Wednesday in their District 2AAAA debuts.

    The Hilltopper softball team routed the Taos Tigers 18-2 in just three innings Wednesday at Overlook Park, while the Hilltopper baseball team grabbed a 13-6 victory over the Tigers at Bomber Field.

    Los Alamos pitchers Stephanie Abney and Austin Aslin earned the victories in the games Wednesday.

    For more information, read today's Monitor.

  • Softball: Toppers blast Tigers...

    The District 2AAAA season started off with a bang for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team.

    In their first offensive half-inning of the 2010 district season, the Hilltoppers marched 18 batters to the plate and scored 13 runs.

    Los Alamos went on to crush the Taos Tigers 18-3 to win their district opener at Overlook Park. The game was called after three innings of play.

    In the bottom of the first, Los Alamos sent 10 batters to the plate before Taos recorded an out and finished the innings with four hits, including two RBI hits by left fielder Shelby Courtright.

  • Baseball: Toppers open district...

    Despite a rough start to the season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team can make up for it in District 2AAAA.

    It took the first step in the right direction Wednesday at Bomber Field, knocking off the Taos Tigers 13-6.

    Los Alamos scored eight runs in the second inning Wednesday and cruised to victory of the rest of the way. Meanwhile, pitcher Austin Aslin earned the victory on the hill, giving up three earned runs in four innings and striking out seven batters.

  • Track and field: Home meet...

    While Los Alamos’ track and field teams have an extra two days to prepare for their home meet, volunteers to help run the meet are still needed.

    Los Alamos will host a home meet Saturday at Sullivan Field. The meet was originally scheduled for today but was pushed back due to a dicey weather forecast.

    However, Los Alamos is still in need of volunteer help for Saturday. Anyone interested can contact the high school’s athletic office at 663-2531 or e-mail Hilltopper boys head coach Larry Baca at la.baca@laschools.net.

  • UPDATE: Ealey named to North-...

    Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball player Taylor Ealey was named to the 2010 North All-Star basketball team.

    Ealey, one of the main cogs in the recent success of the Hilltopper girls basketball program, will represent the North team in its game against the South All-Stars June 9.

    Ealey was the leading scorer and shot blocker for Los Alamos in the 2009-10 season

    For more information, read today's Monitor.

  • UPDATE: Home track meet pushed...

    Los Alamos boys track and field head coach Larry Baca announced today that the Hilltopper home track and field meet, originally slated for Thursday, has been postponed.

    The meet will now take place Saturday at Sullivan Field. Events are scheduled to start at 9 a.m.

    Thursday's weather forecast calls for rain and possible snow showers and highs in the low 50s. Saturday's forecast calls for temperatures in the mid-60s.

    Volunteers are still being sought to help with the meet. To volunteer, call the Los Alamos High School athletic office at 663-2531.

  • Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball star Taylor Ealey will have at least one more game in her prep career.

    Ealey, the District 2AAAA co-Player of the Year for 2009-10, accepted an invitation to play in this year’s North-South All-Star Game.

    The North-South Game is an annual event sponsored by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. The game pits the top graduating seniors from Albuquerque and points north against the southern half of New Mexico.

  • Sports update

    Hemphill sets new steeplechase mark at CSU

    Los Alamos High School graduate Kristen Hemphill, set a new Colorado State University record this past weekend.

    Hemphill, a three-time state cross country champion during her prep career, beat the old CSU mark in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Stanford Invitational by more than two seconds.

    The old CSU mark was of 10 minutes, 10.16 seconds was set in 2002, but Hemphill finished Saturday’s race with a time of 10:08.00, placing her third in the event.

  • Update: Topper baseball,...

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