Today's Sports

  • Swimming: Aquatomics Suntan...

    Here are the Los Alamos Aquatomics results from the Las Cruces Aquatic Team’s Suntan Classic held May 1-3 in Las Cruces.

    Results are listed as follows: name, age division, event, place, time.

    Jennifer Barich-Mooday, female 13 and over

    1500 freestyle, 2, 20:20.31; 50 freestyle, 3, 29.98; 100 backstroke, 8, 1:19.90; 200 individual medley, 8, 2:47.49; 100 butterfly, 7, 1:16.91; 400 freestyle, 5, 5:09.05; 100 freestyle, 3, 1:04.99; 200 backstroke, 10, 2:53.07; 100 breaststroke, 17, 1:35.31.

    Christopher Calhoun, male 13 and over

  • Track and field: Class AAAA...

    Here are the final results from the Class AAAA state track and field meet. Athletes are from Los Alamos unless otherwise indicated.


    Team scores

    1. Los Alamos, 120; 2. Albuquerque Academy, 73; (tie) St. Pius X, 73; 4. Kirtland Central, 32; 5. Roswell, 29; 6. Goddard, 27; 7. Aztec, 25; 8. Artesia, 14; 9. Volcano Vista, 12; 10. Santa Teresa, 11; (tie) Del Norte, 11; 12. Belen, 7; 13. Silver, 5; 14. Grants, 3.

    400 relay

    1. Los Alamos, 50.32; 2. Aztec, 50.81; 3. St. Pius X, 50.86.

    100 hurdles

  • Girls golf: LA in eighth place...

    Things didn’t start off as the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team had hoped in the first round of the Class AAAA state tournament.

    Los Alamos was sitting in eighth-place in team competition following Tuesday’s first round of the tournament, being held at New Mexico Tech Golf Course in Socorro. Today’s second round started at 8 a.m. No information about today’s round was available as of press time.

  • Tennis: LA starts singles,...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls tennis teams will be well-represented at the 2009 state Class AAAA tournament.

    The tournament starts Thursday with the individual championship matches. Team play starts Friday and continues through Saturday.

    Most of the state action — and all involving the Hilltoppers — will take place at the Jerry Cline Tennis Complex in Albuquerque.

  • Baseball: LA, Artesia meet...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team is heading into new territory Thursday.

    None of the Hilltoppers on the 2009 roster have ever been past the first round of the state Class AAAA tournament until this season.

    But with its victory in the best-of-three series this weekend at Bomber Field, the Hilltoppers advanced to the AAAA quarterfinal round of the playoffs, which starts Thursday.

  • Softball: Toppers face off...

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team ended up in the state Class AAAA playoff seeding right about where manager Roger Anaya figured it would be.

    Eyeballing the potential Class AAAA bracket prior to Sunday’s seeding and selection meeting, Anaya guessed his team would end up somewhere between No. 12 and No. 14.

    Los Alamos was seeded No. 13.

    The AAAA playoffs start Thursday in Las Cruces. Games will be played at the Field of Dreams Complex and the Maag Complex in Las Cruces. The double-elimination tournament continues through Saturday.

    The Hilltoppers finished as the District 2AAAA runners-up behind the Española Valley Sundevils, who were placed in the top half of the 16-team bracket, picking up a No. 8 seed.

  • Health and fitness: Seasonal...

    This is the time of year when many of you are venturing out of the house and into your yards and gardens.

    While gardening can be a fun and effective way to get some exercise, a little work in the gym will allow you to get even more out of the experience and ensure that you stay injury free all summer long.

    One of the great things I hear is how people’s workouts are positively affecting their lives. And one of the most common statements this time of year is how much more yard and garden work people are able to do if they’ve been exercising.

  • Baseball: LA rallies to win in...

    Heading into this weekend’s action, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team had already snapped one of its most notable dry spell.

    It took the long way, but on Friday and Saturday it broke the other.

    Los Alamos took two of three games from the Moriarty Pintos this weekend at Bomber Field, needing a rally in extra-innings to win the third game and advance to the quarterfinal round of the state Class AAAA tournament, something it hadn’t in three straight postseason appearances.

  • Track and field: Toppers cruise...

    As was the thinking going in, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls track and field teams dominated the District 2AAAA meet this weekend.

    Los Alamos’ boys rolled up their ninth-straight 2AAAA title by gathering 223 points, more than triple the score of their next closest opponent, Capital. The Hilltopper girls, meanwhile, scored 263 points, more than four times the total of runner-up Bernalillo.

    Along the way, Los Alamos clinched several more spots in the Class AAAA championship meet, which gets underway Friday in Albuquerque.

  • Running: Romero wins pace race

    Romero wins pace race

    Daniel Romero edged out Mark Makela to win Tuesday’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.

    Romero finished with a prediction error of just 12 seconds on the 1-mile course, while Makela was off by 14 seconds on the 3-mile course.

    Tuesday night’s race was the Run to the Reservoir. In all, 26 runners and walkers took part.

    The fastest finisher on the 3-mile course was Laura McClelland with her time of 25:03. On the short course, Alexander Romero was the top finisher with a time of 5:54.