Today's Sports

  • Girls tennis: Mid-schoolers lead...

    SANTA FE — Prior to the start of the pre-District 2AAAA duals Saturday, Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis coach Bruce Cottrell joked he was starting his elementary school team.

    While not exactly accurate, many in the Hilltoppers’ top six were still in eighth-grade, as many of his veteran players took Saturday off to prepare for Los Alamos High School’s prom.

    Starters for Los Alamos Saturday included Colleen Fitzsimmons, Madeline Margevicius and Gillian Hsieh-Ratliff, all mid-schoolers.

  • Girls track and field: LA blasts...

    To knock off the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team Saturday, the other teams competing at the Capital City Invitational would’ve all had to join forces.

    Then, and only then, they collectively would’ve earned a two-point victory.

    Los Alamos won about as lopsided a victory as could be had Saturday at the Capital City meet, held at Santa Fe High School. Los Alamos racked up 223 points, more than quadruple the total of co-runners up Pojoaque and St. Michael’s to crush all comers.

  • Boys track and field: LA takes...

    Larry Baca, a man who has a penchant for understatement, called Saturday’s meet “different.”

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team won Saturday’s Capital City Invitational with 111 points, holding off a tough St. Michael’s squad, but had to go the long way to get there.

  • Baseball/softball: Games pushed...

    Both home doubleheaders for the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball and softball teams were no-goes Saturday.

    Because of the snow on the ground in Los Alamos and White Rock Saturday morning, the Hilltopper District 2AAAA doubleheaders with Taos were scrubbed.

    Los Alamos High School announced both the doubleheaders will be played Monday. Both doubleheaders will start at 3 p.m.

  • Softball: Toppers split two with...

    ESPAÑOLA — Heading into a big District 2AAAA doubleheader, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team had the lofty goal of a sweep.

    It got halfway there.

    Los Alamos split its 2AAAA doubleheader Thursday, coming back from a late deficit to win 7-5, but falling in the nightcap 9-3 on the road.

    While the split was a game short of the Hilltoppers’ hope, it was far-and-away a better performance than many of their recent trips to the valley, particularly in 2008 when the Hilltoppers were swept by a combined score of 19-0.

  • Running: Cope has perfect...

    Roy Cope was right on the money at Tuesday’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.

    The Atomic City Roadrunners club held its second pace race of the season Tuesday on the dirt road going through Lower Bayo Canyon at the bottom of Main Hill Road.

    Cope walked the 1-mile course, along with his dog, but still managed a perfect predicted finish time. Two other predictors — Shana Cooper and Ashley Mamula — had adjusted prediction errors of just three seconds, which would’ve won a lot of pace races.

  • Softball: LA routs Capital at...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team put 10 runs on the board in the second and third innings Wednesday to crush the visiting Capital Jaguars.

    Los Alamos pounded out 11 hits in Wednesday’s game at Overlook Park as it thumped Capital 14-2 in five innings of the District 2AAAA contest.

    The win kept the Hilltoppers undefeated in district play and kept them on pace with the district-leading Española Valley Sundevils, whom they face in a critical doubleheader this afternoon.

  • Baseball: Toppers trounce...

    After a bumpy start to the District 2AAAA season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team may be getting on a roll.

    The Hilltoppers followed up a sweep of the Española Valley Sundevils Saturday by rolling over the Capital Jaguars at Bomber Field Wednesday, 12-2.

    Los Alamos closed out Wednesday’s home game in just five innings. Ryan Schleft’s first inning grand slam home run got the rout going, while starting pitcher Jon Thoma closed the contest out.

  • Toppers rout Tigers, 9-0

    With a big win over the Taos Tigers Tuesday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team is in-line to pick up a top seed in the District 2 AAAA  tournament.

    Los Alamos closed out Taos early Tuesday in their dual at Urban Park, sweeping all six singles matches to win. A win this afternoon against the Española Valley Sundevils will lock up a top seed in the upcoming pre-District 2AAAA tournament if there is any remaining doubt as to which team might get it.

  • Girls tennis: Nothing decided in...

    Which is the dominant team in District 2AAAA girls tennis?

    That’s a question that wasn’t answered Tuesday.

    Both the visiting Taos Tigers and the homestanding Los Alamos Hilltoppers evenly split four matches Tuesday night in a dual between the two squads. The third match, the No. 2 doubles contest, was called by darkness Tuesday after the teams of Brenna O’Hara/Sarah Worland and Alex Cancro/Olivia Cancro evenly split their two sets.