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Today's Sports

  • Baseball: Toppers get No. 9 seed...

    The debate will continue to rage on.

    After being snakebitten in some sports – particularly in boys basketball – by the New Mexico Activities Association rule that district champions get a first-round home game regardless of seed, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team is the beneficiary of that rule.

    Los Alamos was seeded ninth for the Class AAAA baseball playoffs but will play host to higher seed in the best-of-3 first round series. Moriarty, the eighth seed, will travel to Bomber Field for the tournament.

  • Golf Update: Tee times set for 1...

    Los Alamos' boys and girls golf teams will play at the District 2AAAA tournament starting Thursday.

    Tee times for the tournament, which will be hosted by the Taos Tigers, are set for 1:30 p.m. to allow for those taking Thursday morning Advanced Placement tests to finish.

    Neither of the Hilltopper teams have yet qualified for the state Class AAAA tournament, which will be played starting Tuesday in Socorro. The district tournament is their last opportunity to do so.

  • LAHS Athletics: NMAA tells...

    The New Mexico Activities Association doesn’t want to call off the spring state championships, but didn’t take cancellation off the table, either.

    The NMAA, the governing body of most high school interscholastic sports in the state, held a webcast Monday discussing its decision to suspend all sporting activities in New Mexico, a decision that came down Sunday, as well as its tentative plans to reschedule many statewide events.

  • Hilltopper girls track and field...

    In less than two weeks’ time, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team will be testing its mettle at the state Class AAAA championship meet.

    Between now and then, however, Los Alamos will try to catch up on it very important work of staying sharp and getting healthy.

    If Friday’s Los Alamos Qualifier is any indication, the Hilltoppers won’t have a lot to worry about this weekend when they try to grab their ninth straight District 2AAAA title.

  • Boys track and field: LA wins...

    Thanks in no small part to a blazing 800-meter split by Gareth Gilna, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys 1600-meter medley team posted a new school-best mark in the event Friday.

    Gilna, a premier distance runner for the Hilltoppers, ran a ridiculous split of 1:55.56 — one of his two laps was clocked at just over 55 seconds — as the team of Gilna, Jason Reagor, Benigno Sandoval and Corey Clark posted a 3:31.36 victory at Friday’s Los Alamos Qualifier track and field meet held at Sullivan Field.

  • Girls tennis: Toppers close out...

    TAOS — Going into the District 2AAAA girls tennis championship, the eight-time defending champion Los Alamos Hilltoppers were plenty wary of the Taos Tigers.

    In the Hilltoppers’ and Tigers’ first two meetings of the season, they’d split the three singles matches right down the middle.

    Before Saturday’s 2AAAA team final, however, Los Alamos head coach Bruce Cottrell challenged his team to do better than split, and they responded.

  • Boys tennis: LA rolls to win in...

    TAOS — It was a big weekend all around for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team.

    Los Alamos, competing at the District 2AAAA championship tournament, not only took top honors in the 2AAAA team tournament, downing the hosting Taos Tigers, but will send at least two and possibly three players to the Class AAAA individual tournament.

    The Hilltoppers downed the Taos Tigers in the district championship match Saturday morning 6-0, and going into the afternoon, three Hilltopper singles  were still alive for three spots in the individual tournament.

  • Running: Williams makes spotless...

    For the second time in three weeks, there was a perfect prediction at the pace race.

    Ted Williams finished Tuesday’s 3-mile course calling his finish time perfectly.

    Tuesday’s pace race, held at Cañada del Buey Trail in White Rock, attracted 24 runners and walkers. Pace races are held weekly during Daylight Savings Time hours and are organized by the Atomic City Roadrunners.

  • Baseball: LA one step closer to...

    Senior Zakk Walterscheid has never known a District 2AAAA baseball championship.

    But Wednesday, he was determined to help the Los Alamos Hilltoppers get there.

    Walterscheid threw a six inning complete game Wednesday against Española Valley and hit a pair of home runs as the Hilltoppers routed the Sundevils 13-3 at Bomber Field.

  • Softball: LA tops Espaola Valley

    A three-run rally in the bottom of the fifth Wednesday made an already tangled District 2AAAA softball race that much more interesting.

    With the score knotted at 2-2, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers pushed three runs across in the bottom of the fifth, while pitcher Monika Teter shut down the Española Valley Sundevils the rest of the way to give the Hilltoppers a 5-2 win at Overlook Park.

    Wednesday’s game was a must-win for the Hilltoppers, who, after being swept this weekend by the Bernalillo Spartans, were fighting to keep their playoff chances alive.