Today's Sports

  • Hilltopper girls track and field...

    In less than two weeks’ time, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team will be testing its mettle at the state Class AAAA championship meet.

    Between now and then, however, Los Alamos will try to catch up on it very important work of staying sharp and getting healthy.

    If Friday’s Los Alamos Qualifier is any indication, the Hilltoppers won’t have a lot to worry about this weekend when they try to grab their ninth straight District 2AAAA title.

  • Boys track and field: LA wins...

    Thanks in no small part to a blazing 800-meter split by Gareth Gilna, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys 1600-meter medley team posted a new school-best mark in the event Friday.

    Gilna, a premier distance runner for the Hilltoppers, ran a ridiculous split of 1:55.56 — one of his two laps was clocked at just over 55 seconds — as the team of Gilna, Jason Reagor, Benigno Sandoval and Corey Clark posted a 3:31.36 victory at Friday’s Los Alamos Qualifier track and field meet held at Sullivan Field.

  • Girls tennis: Toppers close out...

    TAOS — Going into the District 2AAAA girls tennis championship, the eight-time defending champion Los Alamos Hilltoppers were plenty wary of the Taos Tigers.

    In the Hilltoppers’ and Tigers’ first two meetings of the season, they’d split the three singles matches right down the middle.

    Before Saturday’s 2AAAA team final, however, Los Alamos head coach Bruce Cottrell challenged his team to do better than split, and they responded.

  • 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.”