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Today's Sports

  • Baseball: Isotopes open 2010...

    After a remarkable 2009 season, the Albuquerque Isotopes will hope to keep that momentum going as it heads into the 2010 season.

    The Isotopes, the Triple-A franchise of the Los Angeles Dodgers, will open their regular season on the road Thursday at Oklahoma City. They will start their first homestand April 12 when they face New Orleans.

  • Boys tennis: LA picks up team...

    For the third season in a row, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team earned the team title at the Española Valley Invitational Tournament.

    Erik Edelmann playing in No. 2 singles and both of Los Alamos’ doubles teams won their draws this weekend.

    The Española Valley tournament was played in Santa Fe. A total of 14 teams, mostly from northern New Mexico, took part in the tournament.

  • Girls tennis: Toppers grab 2nd...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team finished second in the final team standings at the Los Alamos Invitational Tournament this weekend.

    The tournament, despite the name, was played in Santa Fe Friday and Saturday. In all, 13 teams took part in the double-elimination draw.

    The Hilltoppers picked up 12 team points at the tournament, topping both Cleveland and Taos, which finished tied for third with 8 points. Farmington, the defending Class AAAA champion, doubled-up on the Hilltoppers, scoring 24 team points at the tournament.

  • UPDATE: LA thumps Pojoaque

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team won its third game in a row, topping Pojoaque on the road Monday, 14-6.

    Los Alamos scored five times in the fourth inning and Hilltopper catcher Micaela Christen belted a 3-run homer in the top of the sixth en route to the win.

    Read more about Monday's game in today's Monitor.

  • Softball: LA tops Pojoaque on...

    Following a quiet first three offensive innings, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team exploded for five runs in the fourth inning of Monday’s game at Pojoaque (8-3).

    Los Alamos survived a four-run rally in the bottom of the fifth and scored four more runs in the top of the seventh as it topped Pojoaque’s Elks 14-6.

    Shelby Courtright and Ashley Valdez both knocked in runs for the Hilltoppers in the fourth inning, while in the sixth inning catcher Micaela Christensen launched a 3-run home run in the sixth which put Monday’s game out of reach.

  • Track and field: Results from...

    Here are the results from Saturday’s Los Alamos Quadrangular. Athletes are from Los Alamos unless otherwise indicated.

    Girls

    Team scores

    1. Los Alamos, 191.5; 2. Belen, 123.5; 3. Hope Christian, 103; 4. Sandia Prep, 25; Evangelical Christian, no score.

    400 relay

    1. Los Alamos A, 51.15; 2. Belen, 52.37; 3. Hope, 52.59; 4. Los Alamos B, 54.90.

    100 meters

    1. Chase Ealey, 12.14; 2. Aasha Marler, Hope, 12.28; 3. Amy Neal, 13.38; 4. Morgan Schake, 13.38; Jackie Cook, 14.24.

    1600 meters

  • Softball: LA drops Academy at...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team earned its second straight big victory at home Saturday.

    Hilltopper pitcher Monika Teter fanned 18 batters and the Hilltopper offense pounded out 13 hits as they rolled to an 11-3 victory over the Albuquerque Academy Chargers Saturday at Overlook Park.

    Los Alamos scored five times in the bottom of the first inning and five more time in the bottom of the sixth to earn the victory over the Class AAAA Chargers.

  • Girls track and field: Toppers...

    In its first home appearance of the season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team gave the local fans something to cheer about.

    The Hilltoppers, one of the top teams in the state, regardless of classification, comfortably walked away with the team title at Saturday’s Los Alamos Quadrangular. The Hilltoppers, minus numerous key athletes owing to spring break, still breezed to 191.5 team points, easily outdistancing the runner-up Belen Eagles, who finished with 123.5 team points at the meet held at Sullivan Field.

  • Boys track and field: Toppers...

    With people going out of town, the spring break week is often a crapshoot around the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team.

    And while longtime Los Alamos head coach Larry Baca has come to terms with that after 26 years, this season’s spring break left him unamused.

    Baca said a dozen Hilltopper athletes were absent without leave this week, which was a big problem for his team.

  • Girls track and field: Ealey...

    The Los Alamos High School record in girls shot put was obliterated Saturday and the athlete who broke it could set a mark that will never be touched before she’s through.

    Chase Ealey’s first toss at Saturday’s Los Alamos Quadrangular sent the 22-year-old school mark in the shot put crumbling.

    Ealey’s throw of 43 feet, 7-1/2 inches was more than 2-1/2 feet better than the longstanding LAHS record of 40-11 set by Mara Beverwyk in 1988.