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Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Boys tennis: LA is dominant at...

    With the District 2AAAA championship tournament looming, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team is playing at a high level.

    This weekend, Los Alamos won the Bosque School Triangular, decisively topping a pair of solid teams along the way. Los Alamos knocked off host Bosque, 8-1, then topped Farmington also by an 8-1 count.

    Also this weekend, the Hilltoppers thumped District 2AAAA foe Capital in a makeup contest, shutting out the Jaguars 9-0.

  • Girls tennis: Toppers beat...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team split its matches at the Bosque School Triangular this weekend.

    Los Alamos topped host Bosque School 6-3 at the triangular, but fell to the Farmington Scorpions 7-2 at the same event.

    Bosque is a top-shelf small-school program but isn’t the powerhouse it was in 2008. Farmington, however, is the team to beat in Class AAAA in 2009.

    Hilltopper head coach Bruce Cottrell said, however, he’s not sure if there’s  any team in AAAA that can beat Farmington’s Scorpions.

  • Baseball: LA sweeps, takes...

    While after Saturday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team might feel good about itself, skipper Mike Gill doesn’t want it feeling too good.

    “Go look at that press box and tell me how many district championships we have written on there,” Gill told his players after Saturday’s doubleheader with Bernalillo. “There’s none.”

  • Softball: Toppers drop a pair at...

    Things got considerably more interesting for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team Saturday. And not in a good way.

    The District 2AAAA softball race for second place got a lot tighter Saturday, with the third-place Bernalillo Spartans sweeping a doubleheader at Overlook Park.

    The two wins by the Spartans propel them a half-game ahead of the Hilltoppers in second place. Both teams trail Española Valley, which was idle Saturday.

  • Girls track and field: LA earns...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team just keeps right on rolling.

    The Hilltopper girls won their fourth straight team competition and fifth in six tries at the Richard Harper Invitational this weekend.

    Los Alamos picked up an even 100 team points, easily outdistancing second-place Albuquerque Academy, to win the Harper Invitational, hosted by those same Academy Chargers.

  • Boys track and field: LA takes...

    In its last biggest test of the regular season before the state Class AAAA meet, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team took fourth place.

    Los Alamos finished with 55 points in the team standings at this weekend’s Richard Harper Memorial Invitational, hosted by Albuquerque Academy.

    With neither Los Alamos nor Academy tipping its hand much to the other this weekend — both teams pulled some of their top contenders in their top events — Academy’s Chargers finished in third place, scoring 62 team points.