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Today's Sports

  • Softball: LA opens 2AAAA with...

    TAOS – The prettiest district win and the ugliest district win count exactly the same in the standings.While the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team wasn’t pleased with its overall performance Wednesday, it will take the win in its District 2AAAA opener.

  • Track and field: JV boys results...

    Here are Los Alamos’ results from Thursday’s Rio Rancho junior varsity boys track and field meet.

  • Baseball/Softball: Topper teams...

    Depending on the weather, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball and softball teams are both scheduled to start District 2AAAA play this afternoon at Taos.Both teams were heading up to Taos for 3 p.m.

  • Special Olympics: Roman...

    Gold medalist Lucia Román, 10, daughter of Silvia and Jorge Román, is the epitome of what it means to demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with family, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.Lucia first became involved with Special Olympics New Mexico (SONM) three years ago. Her parents had found out about an active program in Los Alamos that offered sports to those with special needs.“We thought we would have her try it,” Silvia Román said.

  • Fencing: LAFC fencers get nod...

    Los Alamos Fencing Club had three qualify for the United States Summer Nationals over the weekend.The New Mexico Division held its qualifying meet Saturday in Santa Fe.

  • Running: Ross wins pace race

    Inez Ross was the top predictor at the first Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race of the season.Ross finished with a prediction error of just six seconds at Tuesday’s race, held at Sullivan Field’s track. She beat out Anya Gonzales, who missed her predicted finish time by nine seconds, while Tom Sandford was 19 seconds off his predicted time.Ted Romero was the first finisher in the 1.5-mile race, recording a time of 9:12, ahead of second-place finisher Hal Marshall (11:07).

  • Tennis: Hilltopper teams sweep...

    If the goal of the Los Alamos Hilltoppers was to send a message to its District 2AAAA competitors, it accomplished that quite nicely.But despite two shutout wins apiece by the Hilltopper boys and girls Tuesday in a pair of home duals, that was not really the objective.Capital and Espaola Valley, who will likely battle each other for the district basement come 2AAAA tournament time, wanted to schedule contests with the Hilltoppers, the district front-runners, in order to try to become a little bit better.Neither Los Alamos team played its strongest lineu

  • Tennis: Hilltopper girls win,...

    In their first home event of the season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper tennis squads earned a split with the visiting St. Michael’s Horsemen.The ’Topper girls, playing primarily at Mesa courts behind Sullivan Field, topped the Horsemen 6-3 in team competition, while the ’Topper boys fell to the Horsemen boys 6-3. Those contests were played mainly at Urban Park.Girls head coch Bruce Cottrell said that going into Wednesday’s contest, the pressure was on his team to top St. Mike’s, a solid Class AAA club. St. Mike’s fell to St.

  • Softball: Toppers thumped at home

    If nothing else Tuesday, Los Alamos got a glimpse of what it will have to do to compete at a high level in Class AAAA.The Hilltopper softball team was whacked in their home opener by the Belen Eagles Tuesday. Belen pushed eight runs across in a 20-minute fourth inning, sending 12 hitters to the plate to break open the game.

  • Baseball: LA knocks off Pojoaque

    JACONA — Taking a quick, simple look at the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team so far this season, one thing immediately jumps out at the casual observer.When Los Alamos has had generous run support, it’s won.