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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Schedule for April 5-10

    Monday

    Softball: Los Alamos at Pojoaque, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, JV, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, JV, 4 p.m.

    Boys track and field: LAMS Invite, 3 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Baseball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Thursday

    Girls track and field: Los Alamos at APS Invite, JV, 3 p.m.

    Friday

  • 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.