Today's Sports

  • 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.

  • Sports update

    Softball selection set for today

    The New Mexico Activities Association’s seeding and selection committee will meet today, although as of press time a meeting time had not been announced.

    The Class AAAA softball tournament will be held in Las Cruces starting Thursday.

    The NMAA will post brackets on its website, nmact.org, immediately following the meeting.

    Girls rugby hosting dinner Thursday

    The Los Alamos girls U19 rugby team will host a chicken enchilada dinner Thursday.

  • Girls golf: Hilltoppers knock...

    TAOS — It was an appropriate finish to the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team on many different levels.

    Los Alamos, as expected, topped Española Valley at the District 2AAAA championship tournament Thursday. Española Valley was the only other school in the district that fielded a team.

    The Hilltoppers won convincingly on a relatively challenging course despite a pretty stiff breeze that didn’t really start up until just about tee time.

  • Boys golf: Toppers fall short at...

    TAOS — About a week before the District 2AAAA championship boys golf tournament, Hilltopper head coach John Stam said, despite the team's growing pains throughout the 2008-09 season, he was happy it would have one more chance to get to state.

    But earlier this week, it looked like that chance wouldn't happen.

    All sporting activity in the state was suspended earlier this week by the New Mexico Activities Association, the governing body of most interscholastic prep sports, due to the closing of several schools in the southern part of the state.

  • LAHS Athletics: Spring sports...

    Game on.

    At an emergency meeting this morning, the New Mexico Activities Association’s board of directors voted to resume interscholastic athletic competition today. Teams can practice in preparation for the upcoming postseason, which for some sports will happen in very short order.

    The NMAA, the organization which oversees most interscholastic athletic competition in the state, held its second webcast in three days this morning to announce the board of directors’ decision.

  • Baseball: Toppers get No. 9 seed...

    The debate will continue to rage on.

    After being snakebitten in some sports – particularly in boys basketball – by the New Mexico Activities Association rule that district champions get a first-round home game regardless of seed, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team is the beneficiary of that rule.

    Los Alamos was seeded ninth for the Class AAAA baseball playoffs but will play host to higher seed in the best-of-3 first round series. Moriarty, the eighth seed, will travel to Bomber Field for the tournament.

  • Golf Update: Tee times set for 1...

    Los Alamos' boys and girls golf teams will play at the District 2AAAA tournament starting Thursday.

    Tee times for the tournament, which will be hosted by the Taos Tigers, are set for 1:30 p.m. to allow for those taking Thursday morning Advanced Placement tests to finish.

    Neither of the Hilltopper teams have yet qualified for the state Class AAAA tournament, which will be played starting Tuesday in Socorro. The district tournament is their last opportunity to do so.

  • LAHS Athletics: NMAA tells...

    The New Mexico Activities Association doesn’t want to call off the spring state championships, but didn’t take cancellation off the table, either.

    The NMAA, the governing body of most high school interscholastic sports in the state, held a webcast Monday discussing its decision to suspend all sporting activities in New Mexico, a decision that came down Sunday, as well as its tentative plans to reschedule many statewide events.