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    Hilltopper tennis players Patrick Raichur, Matt Whicker and Brenna O’Hara could all be big factors in this weekend’s District 2AAAA championship tournaments.

    The tournaments, which will be played through Saturday in Taos, will determine which teams, individuals and doubles squads advance to the Class AAAA state championship.


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  • UPDATE: Boys earn No. 2 draw in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team was seeded No. 2 in the boys Class AAAA state championship draw.

    Both the Hilltopper boys and girls will be in action Friday in the team championship tournament. Los Alamos' boys will play the winner between Santa Teresa and Artesia.

    The Hilltopper girls, meanwhile, grabbed the No. 4 seed in the team playoffs and will play Piedra Vista, the No. 5 seed in Friday's first round.

    The tennis playoffs start Wednesday with the first round of the individual and doubles championships.

  • UPDATE: Cottrell named top...

    Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis head coach Bruce Cottrell was named the Coach of the Year for the 2010 season.

    The award was announced Tuesday by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association, which does the annual selection.

    The Hilltopper girls and boys tennis teams start the Class AAAA state championship singles and doubles tournament today in Albuquerque. Play starts at 3:30 p.m.

  • Track and field: LA girls poised...

    Heading into the Class AAAA championship track and field meet, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls will once again be the heavy favorites.

    Los Alamos’ girls will be looking for their second-straight state AAAA title this weekend at the title meet, which will be Friday and Saturday at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex in Albuquerque.

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  • Herrera heads to final state...

    While two out of three ain’t bad, three out of three is considerably better.

    That was the feat that Los Alamos Hilltopper golfer Alicia Herrera pulled off during the spring 2010 season.

    Herrera, who will head to the Class AAAA state championship tournament next week with her team, had been away from the game of golf for almost nine months before the start of the spring golf season, but that didn’t slow her down very much.

  • Raichur/Whicker capture state...

    ALBUQUERQUE — It was a long time coming, but for Los Alamos’ top doubles team of Patrick Raichur and Matt Whicker, it couldn’t have been much better.

    The duo of Raichur and Whicker grabbed the first doubles title for the Hilltoppers’ program since 1989 Thursday at the Class AAAA state championship tournament.

    Raichur/Whicker downed Albuquerque Academy’s duo of Jordan Key/David Zumwalt in the final round Thursday afternoon. While the second set of the contest was somewhat of a struggle, Raichur/Whicker gutted the set out.

  • O’Hara/Worland grab...

    ALBUQUERQUE — With Brenna O’Hara stomping off the court in disgust following she and her partner Sarah Worland’s loss in the Class AAAA semifinal, it would’ve been hard to imagine a few hours later the team would bounce back for a big end to their season.

    O’Hara and Worland, a pair of seniors on the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team, did just that, however, knocking off Ksenia Bosina/Alice Linder of Albuquerque Academy to grab third place at the AAAA doubles championship tournament Thursday afternoon at the Jerry Cline Tennis Complex.

  • Running: Rees, Thorn have best...

    Ben Rees and Karen Thorn were the top predictors in this week’s pace race.

    The pace race, a weekly event sponsored by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was held Tuesday. That race, which featured a staggered start with those predicting slower times began before those with faster predicted times, was run along the bike paths near Piñon Park in White Rock.

    Rees, who actually predicted the fastest finishing time on the 1-mile course, was off by just five seconds, tying him with Thorn, who ran the 3-mile course.