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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Topes Notes 04-08-11

    Albuquerque opens 2011 season with win

    The Albuquerque Isotopes opened their 2011 season with a victory Thursday night at Isotopes Park.
    Jay Gibbons and Dee Gordon both earned three RBI Thursday as Albuquerque cruised to a 10-5 season-opening win over the Omaha Storm Chasers.
    The win gives the Isotopes an 8-1 franchise record in opening day games.
    Albuquerque broke open Thursday’s contest in the sixth, scoring five runs. Gibbons had a bases-clearing double and Gordon had a base-knock during the inning to extend the Isotopes lead to 10-4.

  • Sports update 04-08-11

    Baseball team hosting breakfast April 16

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball program will host a waffle breakfast April 16 at the Masonic Lodge on 15th St. and Canyon Road.
    The breakfast will include waffles, eggs, bacon or sausage and beverage.
    Tickets for the breakfast are $5 in advance or $6 at the door.
    For tickets or other information, call Connie Russell at 672-4066.

    Dog Jog set for April 16

  • Boys golf: Toppers take third at...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team finished third in team competition at the Belen Invitational Thursday.
    Thursday’s competition was a make-up round from March 21. That round was called due to high winds and dusty conditions. Play was called after most players had finished approximately 12 holes.
    Los Alamos finished with a team score of 384, one of just three teams to break 400.
    The tournament was won by the host Belen Eagles.
    The Eagles, paced by Daniel Goldberg’s round of 1-under par, finished with a red hot 334, easily outdistancing second-place Socorro’s 362.
    For the Hilltoppers, Thomas Herrera had the low round of the day, finishing with an 83.

  • Baseball/Softball: Little...

    Here are this week’s Class AAAA baseball and softball coaches polls. The polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Softball, Class 4A

        Team        Total pts.      Pvs.

    1. Piedra Vista (12)    147    1
    2. Farmington (2)    123    2
    3. Artesia        112    3
    4. Kirtland Central    88    4
    5. Los Lunas        84    5

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  • Basketball: Fans vote Gordon...

    Lobo Drew Gordon’s slam dunk off a missed shot from teammate Alex Kirk was named the Top Dunk of the Year in the entire nation on a basketball-dedicated Web site.
    The video clip of Gordon’s powerful dunk against San Diego State University in The Pit during Mountain West Conference play earned 59 percent of the votes cast on the  Ballin’ is a Habit website as best dunk in the nation for this season.
    “I appreciate all of the love and support from everyone that voted for me for dunk of the year,” Gordon said.
    After Kirk misfired on a baseline jumper, Gordon raced from the free throw line to grab the rebound with his right hand and slammed the ball home.

  • Baseball: Toppers pick up home...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team improved to 4-0 on the District 2-4A season, outlasting the Española Valley Sundevils at home Wednesday.
    Los Alamos and Española Valley both put up robust run totals Wednesday, but Los Alamos prevailed 16-10 at Bomber Field.
    The win was the fifth in six outings for Los Alamos, which, now one-third of the way through the 2-4A season, is sitting alone atop the district, two full games over its nearest competitor.
    Los Alamos (7-9 overall) scored 16 runs for the third straight game. Saturday, it swept Santa Fe on the road by scores of 16-2 and 16-0.

  • Softball: LA holds on to top...

    As any softball player in northern New Mexico will say, few things sting the hands as much as a ball hit off the end of the bat on a cold day.
    So when Monika Teter connected with a first-pitch change-up in the sixth inning and she felt no sting at all, she knew the ball was going somewhere.
    “That felt really good,” Teter said. “That’s one of those hits you don’t feel a thing. I’ve had those stings with hitting, but that felt good.”
    Late in Wednesday’s game at Overlook Park, with the temperature dropping and the sparkle rising in the favor of the Española Valley Sundevils, Teter gave her team a much-needed lift.