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Today's Sports

  • Hilltoppers’ win...

    Friday’s baseball game between Los Alamos and Albuquerque Academy didn’t want for big innings.

    An 8-run fifth inning posted by the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team was countered by a 10-run sixth inning from the Academy Chargers.

    The two teams combined for 35 runs Friday, but the Hilltoppers came up on the short end of an 18-17 extra-inning decision played at Bomber Field.

  • Los Alamos tops competition in...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team grabbed a big victory at the Española Valley Invitational Saturday.

    Los Alamos picked up 39 points in the invitational, which included 10 teams and was played at Capital High School in Santa Fe. Taos finished with 17 points to earn second place, while Farmington and Bosque School tied for third, picking up 15 points each.

  • LA takes third at level 7 state...

    The Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers level 7 team ended its competitive season on a high note Saturday.

    The Atomic Tumblers took part in the optional level New Mexico State Gymnastics championships. Precision Gymnastics Academy in Albuquerque hosted the event with 32 level 7 gymnasts, representing nine teams, competed in four age divisions.

    Performances at an optional meet are determined by the gymnasts, as opposed to compulsory meets, which showcase preset routines.

  • NMSU announces its 2009 schedule

    LAS CRUCES — New Mexico State head football coach DeWayne Walker announced the Aggies’ 2009 schedule Tuesday.

    In 2009, the Aggies face six bowl teams from the 2008 season, as well as the two rivalry games and a Big Ten opponent.

  • Baseball: LA, Taos meet in...

    The door looks pretty wide open heading into the 2009 District 2AAAA baseball season.

    And going into today’s 2AAAA opener against Taos, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers are hoping to be the ones that walk through.

    Only four wins separate four of the five schools in 2AAAA heading into the district’s opening day today. The Capital Jaguars, the fifth team, are being shut out in the win column in 2009.

    Today’s game at Taos is scheduled for 4 p.m.

  • Softball: Toppers open 2-4A play...

    The 2009 softball season in northern New Mexico takes a big turn starting today and the Los Alamos Hilltoppers hope they can catch that corner correctly.

    The Hilltoppers open their District 2AAAA season on the road today against the Taos Tigers.

    Los Alamos has high hopes of competing for the district title this season, but it’s not likely to be a cakewalk. Los Alamos will have to compete with the Española Valley Sundevils, the two-time defending district champions.

  • Girls track and field: LA&...

    Here are Los Alamos’ results from Saturday’s Rio Rancho Chile Challenge.

    Team scores

    1. Rio Rancho, 177; 2. Los Alamos, 173; 3. Moriarty, 68.

    3200 meters

    3. Elizabeth Brug, 12:53.00; 6. Annie Saeger, 14:08.00; Victoria Espinoza, 15:49.00.

    400 relay

    2. Los Alamos A (Jessica Stokes, Amelia Weaver, Emily Weeks, Lindsay Benage), 52.12; 4. Los Alamos B (Kristen Stokes, Adrienne Leyba, Tamra Roybal, Kyra Roybal), 56.61.

    100 hurdles

  • Boys track and field: Saturday...

    Here are Los Alamos’ results from Saturday’s Rio Rancho Chile Challenge.

    Team scores

    1. Rio Rancho, 178; 2. Los Alamos, 175; 3. Moriarty, 68.

    Shot put

    3. Oliver Funsten, 38-9; 4. Isaac Schilling, 38-6; Shaun Parkinson, 35-0; Austin Wolstein, 34-11; Aaron Harrison, 25-0.

    Discus

    4. Austin Wolstein, 107-11; 6. Isaac Schilling, 106-6; Oliver Funsten, 105-3; Shaun Parkinson, 102-6; Aaron Harrison, 78-8.

    Javelin

  • Volleyball: Maskaly named new...

    Garry Maskaly won’t be changing districts. Just commutes.

    Los Alamos High School announced Friday that Maskaly will take over the Hilltopper volleyball program vacated with the departure of Diana Stokes in January.

    Maskaly, who has close ties to the local volleyball community, served in 2008 as the head coach of Los Alamos’ cross-district rival, Española Valley.

  • Girls tennis: Toppers hold off...

    TAOS — Being the defending Class AAAA state champion means the members of the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team are walking around with red concentric circles on their backs this season.

    And the Taos Tigers had the Hilltoppers flush in their sights Saturday.

    The Tigers, Los Alamos’ biggest rival in District 2AAAA, gave the Hilltoppers everything they could handle Saturday at the Española Valley Quadrangular, played at the Quail Ridge Inn.